Time Out says
Book and Bed can be credited with kicking off Japan’s ‘book hotel’ mini-boom, and since debuting in Ikebukuro back in 2015, has replicated its concept in two other Tokyo districts (Asakusa and Shinjuku), as well as in Kyoto, Fukuoka and Osaka. More than simply ‘sleeping with books’, as is the concept at other book hotels, Book and Bed’s niche is almost like ‘sleeping as a book’: one-person sleeping compartments are built into the bookshelves, with the upper tiers accessed via ladder.
Book and Bed’s owners stress that their accommodation is geared more towards a night of blissful sleep brought about by bedtime reading, rather than by comfort, but it makes for a memorable one-night experience before staying elsewhere for the rest of your trip. It’s also possible to simply hang out in the spacious lounge during the day, flipping though the library of over 2,500 titles curated by hipster-friendly bookstore Shibuya Publishing & Booksellers (though Book and Bed is billed as an ‘accommodation bookstore’, these aren’t for sale). This Shinjuku location is the first Book and Bed to also incorporate a café.
Kabukicho APM Bldg 8F, 1-27-5 Kabukicho Shinjuku
|Transport:||Shinjuku Station, Seibu-Shinjuku Station|