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Ninja & Geisha capsule hotel: A very Japanese place to stay in Osaka

By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

With so many accommodation options around, hotel operators are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd, and for Osaka-based O-ike Traveling, they’re using the power of wa (“Japan”) to really make an unforgettable impression.

They’ve created a “new sense” capsule hotel called “Ninja & Geisha“, and it’s awash with Japanese features, designed to appeal to both overseas and domestic travellers.


According to the company, the concept for the capsule hotel is “very Japanese, as seen from overseas“, and it’s certainly not an exaggeration — there are loads of globally recognized Japanese motifs to be found, including images of Raijin and Fujin, the Japanese gods of thunder and wind, in some of the capsules.


▼ For a peaceful night’s slumber.


▼ Other capsules feature traditional Japanese patterns and ukiyoe art.


To accommodate the needs of travellers, the capsule hotel has lockers big enough to store bulky luggage.


The complex houses a convenience store on the first floor, a fitness gym on the second floor, and a lantern-lit lounge on the fifth floor.

▼ The lounge is available to all guests.


The third floor contains sleeping capsules for male guests, complete with changing rooms, bathrooms and shower rooms, while the fourth floor has capsules for female guests, also with changing rooms, bathrooms and shower rooms.

▼ The capsule hotel aims to provide guests with a safe haven to relax in.


The five-story complex is conveniently located a minute’s walk from Awaji Station, in an area that’s currently undergoing redevelopment with an aim to welcome more international travellers in future.

Capsule Hotel Ninja & Geisha is brand new. Special opening rates start at 2,800 yen per night, which is a very good deal for a very Japanese experience.

Hotel information

Capsule Hotel Ninja & Geisha / カプセルホテル NINJA&GEISHA

Address: Osaka-fu, Osaka-shi, Higashiyodogawa-ku, Higashiawaji 4-33-6



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What an inviting looking places! I love the decor! Very nice design.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Kakoiii!! So weebtastic! When I go home I want to stay there!

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

Do better by renting a travel ban,do it bother people that other people have been intimate in the bed their sleeping in

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-6 ( +2 / -8 )

A very Japanese experience???


-7 ( +3 / -10 )

A very Japanese experience???


Boy- just goes to show you how little they think of foreigners and their intellect if they think that Japanese culture is all about Ninja and Geisha.


-9 ( +1 / -10 )

Very nice place..

Why the comments full of bitterness and childish contempt??...


5 ( +9 / -4 )

Why the comments full of bitterness and childish contempt??...



-10 ( +0 / -10 )

I don't quite understand why one would want to stay in a garish, over-the-top theme park version of the country you are currently visiting. But you get exactly what it says on the tin, so no harm no foul.

in an area that’s currently undergoing redevelopment

According to their website that "redevelopment" appears to be a "showa retro shotengai", which sounds suspiciously like a theme park.

The location is curious, though. Awaji station is not really "downtown" and not near any other tourist attractions, but it's close to Shin-Osaka where the shinkansen stop. If I were more cynical, I would say they are creating a trap for the kind of tourists that really can't do without "Ninjas and Geishas", easy to access but still as far as possible away from the real city center(s).

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Capsule hotels are cheaper to stay in than other ones.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

There's plenty of these themed capsule hotels... Of course the target market is likely not Japanese.

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