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Sauna & Capsule Cure Kokubuncho, in Miyagi Prefecture’s Sendai City

Writer : tinyasu

Hotels outside of major city areas can be somewhat pricey. This time, I looked into a number of accommodations available in Sendai before deciding to visit “Sauna & Capsule Cure Kokubuncho,” which has plentiful amenities at a reasonable price.

※This facility is for men only. Tattooed individuals may not utilize the facility.

Sendai, the Largest City in Tohoku

Sendai Station
Sendai Station

Cure Kokubuncho is located about 20 minutes on foot from JR Sendai Station.

Around Sendai Station
Around Sendai Station

There are several arcades around Sendai Station.
The Sendai Tanabata Festival is held every August on this arcade street.

Introducing Cure Kokubuncho!

Exterior of Cure Kokubuncho
Exterior of Cure Kokubuncho

The price for an overnight stay starts at 3,280 yen.
Since the dinner served here has received very good reviews, I chose the plan for 1 night and 2 meals. This ran around 5,000 yen.

※Prices vary based on plan and the day of reservation.

Facility Map
Facility Map
Reception, Fare Adjustment Machine
Reception, Fare Adjustment Machine

You can use your assigned wristband’s barcode to purchase items from the vending machines or the meal hall, then pay it all off at once before checkout.

Shoe Lockers and Clothing Lockers
Shoe Lockers and Clothing Lockers

Your assigned locker has clothes for inside the facility, and it is also equipped with a safe.

Facility Clothes, Pillowcase, Sheets
Facility Clothes, Pillowcase, Sheets

If you need a larger size of the facility clothes, you just need to ask at the front desk.
Towels are also available to use for free.
I didn’t take any photos of it, but there is a spa and sauna on the 5th floor for guests as well.

Washstand
Washstand

There are a variety of free amenities available at the washstand’s sinks.

2nd and 3rd Floor Capsule Rooms (186 Rooms Total)

These are the capsule rooms. The entrances are curtained off.
These are the capsule rooms. The entrances are curtained off.

The entrance to the capsule is wide, so it’s easy to get in and out, but unfortunately outside noise is a bit of a problem.

At least the ladders here were the easiest to climb out of all the capsule hotels I’ve stayed at previously!
At least the ladders here were the easiest to climb out of all the capsule hotels I’ve stayed at previously!

Earplugs are 100 yen. They’re sold out of a gacha machine.
You could also win a 500-yen discount ticket!

Earplugs
Earplugs

Earplugs are 100 yen. They’re sold out of a gacha machine.
You could also win a 500-yen discount ticket!

Vending Machine
Vending Machine

There were no alcoholic drinks in the vending machine.

Nap Room
Nap Room

Dinner

I chose Chinese dishes for my dinner option. The taste and quantity of the food was good, as I’d heard.

4th Floor – Amazing Reclining Corner and Manga Selection!

There were 57 reclining seats with TVs.
There were 57 reclining seats with TVs.
Tatami Corner, Bookshelves
Tatami Corner, Bookshelves

You can also order food here.
They have a selection of over 15,000 manga and magazines.

Laundromat
Laundromat

Summary

I went in assuming the facility would be nice since I chose it based on its reputation, but I was pleasantly surprised that everything exceeded my expectations!
The capsule was spacious, and the food was plentiful and tasty.
There was a large public bath, an inside bath, an open-air bath, 2 types of sauna, and a cold-water bath.
I understand why this place is so popular! I highly recommend it to men who are looking for somewhere cheap to stay in Sendai.

Basic information on Sauna & Capsule Cure Kokubuncho

OPEN
Address
2-8-33 Kokubuncho, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi[MAP]
Access
5 minutes on foot from Kotodai-Koen Station
TEL
022-713-8526
Check-in
3:00 pm
Check-out
Until 10:30 am
WEB
URL(Japanese)