The Book & Bed Hostel Opens a 2nd Location in Kyoto


Book & Bed is a self-described “accommodation bookshop” with beds built into bookshelves. When the first Tokyo location opened last year, bibliophiles were obviously overjoyed because, for the first time, it was socially acceptable to wander into a bookshop, pick up a book, and then doze off to sleep. Now, the popular concept hotel is getting a 2nd location in Kyoto.



beds are embedded into bookshelves and surrounded by over 5000 books

Located steps from Kawaramachi Station, Book & Bed provides convenient access to many Kyoto sightseeing spots like Yasaka Shrine and Nanzenji Temple. And with a special selection of Kyoto-themed books both in English and Japanese, getting the most out of Kyoto has never been easier.


Just like the original Tokyo location, the Kyoto location was designed by Makoto Tanijiri of Suppose Design Office


Rates are low and start at just 4,445 yen (about $40) for a compact bed. But if you’re a light sleeper, or privacy is your big thing, the Book & Bed hostel may not be for you. Sleeping areas are semi-private with just a curtain separating you from other book dwellers. And bathroom areas are shared too. In fact, the bookshop hostel doesn’t promise “a good night’s sleep.” Instead, the promise “the finest moment of sleep”: dozing off in the middle of your treasured pastime, immersed in books.




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  1. Cool! And check out:, a booklovers’ B & B on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada. The Poetry Room and Fiction Room each have tons of books to take, trade, read. Lamps, decorations, even the furniture is book shaped!

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