Hotel in Kyoto is built of bookshelves

Book and Bed Kyoto
© Book and Bed Kyoto

Really, it is not much of a sales pitch from Book and Bed Kyoto, a sort of hotel where you climb into a little plywood womb built behind bookshelves.

Book And Bed is "an accommodation bookshop" The perfect setting for a good nights sleep is something you will not find here.There are no comfortable mattresses, fluffy pillows nor lightweight and warm down duvets. What we do offer is an experience while reading a book (or comic book).

It does look like quite the experience, notwithstanding the tiny sleeping niches and the shared bathroom and toilet. But what else do you need? "Feel relaxing while reading a book at lobby space, long book shelf as using bed room. This is enough stuff for book lover like us. Of course Free WiFi here." 5,000 books in english and japanese fill the shelves, with 2500 selected by a popular local book store.

It is surprisingly cheap for an expensive city, starting at 4,445 (US$ 39.34) yen on weekdays. It is in a nice part of town, too.

Beds are two types. Sleep behind the bookshelf is called “BOOKSHELF. The bedroom has Kamogawa river view is called “RIVER VIEW”. In addition, you can choose from 2 size of bed. “STANDARD” or “COMPACT. Book Lights, curtain for each space, clothes hanger / Wifi connection / outlet come with the space.

As a person who falls asleep reading every night, I think this is a wonderful idea. As they say, "Dozing off obliviously during your treasured past-time is the finest "moment of sleep", don't you agree?"

Indeed, yes.

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