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Solo Female Travellers Will Love Tokyo’s Women-Only Capsule Hotel

No boys allowed.

Opening its doors on April 1, the Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya is just like a regular hotel, except it’s kinda not. For one, it’s a capsule hotel which means you’ll be sleeping in those tiny, basic bed-only rooms. And secondly, there’s no boys allowed.

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Travelling alone in a foreign city can be intimidating for anyone, but Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya have set out to make the experience a little more comforting for female travellers. The hotel’s policy coincides with Japan’s stance on combatting lewd conduct, especially on public transport with women-only train carriages introduced in major Japanese cities in an effort to stop chikan, or public groping.

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Similarly, the capsule hotel was designed for female travellers visiting Japan from overseas, and aims to create a safe and culturally sensitive space for its patrons.

There’s a communal sento or spa to enjoy, an assortment of refreshments on offer that are local to the region, and a kimono gift shop.

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Nadeshiko Hotel is conveniently located right in the city centre, in the Shibuya area of Tokyo. There are 24 beds in total and guests will be treated to a clothes rack, air conditioning and bathrobes. Sounds pretty perfect to us.

(Lead image: Josh Delp/Flickr)

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