The Tokyo Hotel For Manga Lovers

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This month, the Manga Art Hotel is opening in Tokyo. With 35 guest rooms, the hotel has around 5,000 manga titles for guests to read.

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Massive manga libraries have long been a draw of net cafes and manga cafes, which, thanks to private booths and showers, make a viable option for those traveling Japan on a budget.

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However, what if you’d like to stay in a modern, slick-looking pod hotel? And what if you still want to read a bunch of manga?

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That seems to be the niche Manga Art Hotel wants to fill.

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Obviously, most of the manga will be the Japanese language versions, but there are also English language editions as the hotel is aimed at global guests.

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All manga have Japanese and English language commentaries.

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The Manga Art Hotel is located in Tokyo’s book district of Jinbocho. One floor is reserved for men, while the other is for women.

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The hotel is now taking reservations.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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