Travelers to Japan who love nothing more than curling up with a good book at bedtime, take note: the Bed & Book Hostel has opened a second location in enchanting Kyoto. The ‘accommodation bookshop,’ which first opened in Tokyo last November, allows traveling bibliophiles to cozy up with their favorite title in one of several beds hidden behind floor-to-ceiling book shelves.
The hostel was conceived by Japan’s real estate website, R-STORE, which partners with local businesses to create uniquely designed spaces. Designed to be a welcoming haven for serious book worms, the minimalist reading space is aimed at creating that “blissful instant of falling asleep” while totally engrossed in a really good book.
The Kyoto hostel offers two types of lodging arrangements for such sleepy heads: the “Bookshelf,” tucked in behind the book shelves, or the “Riverview,” a room with views of the adjacent Kamogawa River. Although guests will have to share a bathroom, each small bunk is equipped with book lights and WiFi connection.
Via Spoon & Tamago
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