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In Tokyo’s library-hotel, guests sleep in the bookshelves

Courtesy Book and Bed
By Thu-Huong Ha
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

For 4,500¥ (about $40), you can spend the night inside a bookshelf.

Book and Bed in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district is designed for book-lovers. Its sliver-sized beds have shelves for walls, and their 1,700 English and Japanese titles keep sleepers safe at night.

The beds are strictly for people who expect to pass out while reading. The hostel’s site warns:

The perfect setting for a good night’s sleep is something you will not find here.There are no comfortable mattresses, fluffy pillows nor lightweight and warm down duvets.

The hostel opened in November last year with its smallest beds (80cm × 205cm) going for 3,500¥.

Courtesy Book and Bed
Courtesy Book and Bed
Courtesy Book and Bed
Courtesy Book and Bed

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