A Bookstore You Can Stay In! BOOK AND BED TOKYO Kyoto Location

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This time, I will be introducing BOOK AND BED TOKYO’s Kyoto location, a hostel created to be a “bookstore you can stay in.”
This hostel, which is a hot topic in Tokyo, opened a Kyoto location in December of 2016!

Although it is conceptually supposed to be a bookstore, they do not sell books. Instead, in practice it is more like a library where customers can both putter around reading at their leisure and sleep.
This hostel does not have fluffy mattresses or light down quilts, although they do provide basic bedding, so you should not expect a perfect night’s sleep here. However, it provides the perfect atmosphere to experience the little pleasures of quietly slipping to sleep as you pass the time reading or looking at your phone.

Conveniently Located Just 1 Minute from the Station!

The hostel is only a 1-minute walk from Exit 7 of Gion-Shijo Station. Additionally, the surrounding area has convenience stores, drugstores, and currency exchange offices readily available. It is an incredibly convenient location for sightseeing!

Many Books

BOOK AND BED TOKYO Kyoto Location has a total of 2500 books of varying genres in both Japanese and English!
They also have a wealth of Japan sightseeing guidebooks.


The two options for beds are “BOOKSHELF,” with which you can sleep inside the bookshelves, and “RIVER VIEW,” where you can read while overlooking the Kamo River. The BOOKSHELF option is also BOOK AND BED’s iconic room style. In this type of room, the beds are embedded into the bookshelves themselves, almost like a secret base! Each room has a curtain to ensure privacy.

Drink Local Beer

In the hostel’s bar space, guests can purchase several different types of beer, including local Kyoto-brewed options!

Available Free Amenities

Personal outlet, reading lamp, hanger, Wi-Fi, restroom, shower, washroom, shared space for eating and drinking, locker with small lock (limited quantity available), dryer rental (not available from midnight until 7am)

Available Paid Amenities

Bath towels, body soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush

Daytime Use

Non-guests can enjoy the facility between 13:00 and 17:00. 1 hour costs 540 yen, and free time costs 1620 yen.

※Private rooms and showers are not available for daytime use.

Basic information on BOOK AND BED TOKYO Kyoto Location

9F Kamogawa Building, 200 ,Nakanocho-Nishiiru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
1-minute walk from #7 exit of the Keihan Main Line Gion-Shijo Station
Room Price
From 4,800 yen
Payment Methods
Credit card only (Visa, MasterCard, and SAISON accepted)
※No cash payments
※Cancellation fee incurred if cancellation is less than 7 days before the reservation date
※Children are unable to stay at this facility