If you’re on a tight budget and want to stay in Akihabara, this high-concept hotel is a good choice, as long as you’re not a light sleeper.
The concept for the First Cabin chain is a first-class seat in an airliner or those sleeping rooms you find in some good airport lounges. What this means is a very small room with just a curtain to close it off from the hall. So, it’s sort of like a luxury capsule hotel. The rooms are pretty comfortable – a step up from a capsule hotel, which is the main competition in this price range. Bathroom facilities are shared and they’re pretty nice.
It’s only a short walk east of Akihabara Station and within easy striking distance of all the shops and restaurants in this pop culture neighborhood.
They supply earplugs to muffle the sound of other guests coming and going, but this sort of place probably isn’t ideal for a really light sleeper.
Overall, it’s sort of a fun and quirky place to stay for a night or two – and you can’t beat the price!
First Cabin Akihabara
3-38 Kandasakuma-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0025
Train: 4-minute walk from the Showa-dori exit of Akihabara Station on the JR Yamanote line.
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