5 reasons at a Coin laundry which show why Japan is such a great country for tourists and business visitors

UPDATE : IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR COIN LAUNDRIES LIST IN TOKYO, PLEASE SCROLL TO THE END OF THE ARTICLE

I travel frequently, every month in fact, to either US, UK, France for work and “laundry” is on the top of my mind when it comes to travel. Tokyo my home town has some awesome coin laundry places and I dearly miss them, particularly in Europe. The coin laundry in Tokyo come with many convenient things that I though I should make a note of and post it here as to why I think Japan is such a friendly location for tourists and business travellers like me.

To start off, I am thankful to this coin laundry on Fitzroy Street which has been such a big help when I am in London even though it lacks many features which I am used to in Japan.
Coin Laundry in london at Fitzroy Street

[1] Coins dispenser

In London I had to first go to a TESCO EXPRESS and ensure I have enough coins to operate the laundry machines. In Japan, any laundry has a coin dispenser. Just insert a one thousand yen note and 10 coins of 100 yen denomination will flow out. Simple expectation but Japan’s got it, UK does not and neither in France.
A coin laundry in Japan with a coin dispenser. Require change? No problem

[2] Comics to read/TV to watch

Coin Laundry means long wait before the clothes are washed and dried and atleast an hour of WAIT. Well the coin laundry in Japan has LED television sets, comics to read and magazines to browse through. Even newspapers to scroll through.
Facilities at a coin laundry in Japan much better than Japan. A TV set to watch, books to read!

[3] Washing detergent

In London and Paris, I had to buy the detergent separately and overall the proposition was costly if I compare with Japan. The detergent is inserted by the machine automatically and its just so convenient.
Many types of machines, no separately buying of washing powder

[4] Overall Ambience and cleanliness

Just see the inside of a coin laundry in Tokyo. Completely air conditioned, with spic and span cleanliness maintained inside. Way better than my international experiences. Plastic buckets to place your washed items and platforms to fold the dried clothes. Simple things like these are absent in London though Paris Cleaners Laverie had a good facility inside too. There are also restrooms / toilets in the coin laundry in Japan which was missing in Paris!!!
Coin Laundry in Japan

24 hour operation

Coin Laundry , although not all in Tokyo, but many operate 24 hours through the day which is a big advantage in terms of flexibility for business travellers like me.
Coin laundry in japan, cleanliness, overall availability in the city and late night operationsA cute restroom/toilet just outside the Coin Laundry in Tokyo (Nishi Kasai). There is a coin laundry locator website which I think I should introduce here., although unfortunately Japanese onlyhttp://www.coin-laundry.co.jp/userp/up010/Up010Controller.jpf
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LIST OF COIN LAUNDRIES IN TOKYO : Not many listed here, but I want to provide only the ones that I have personally verified, than just a long list.

SHINJUKU AREA
Hello Laundry Akebonobashi shop : Shinjuku-ku, Ichigayadai cho 2-3-1, TOKYO
business hours : 24hours
Wash and Fold Shinjuku : Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Kita-Shinjuku 4-8-21
Nearest station JR line Takadanobaba Station walk 12 minutes
business hours: 10:00 to 23:00

SHIBUYA AREA
Wash and Fold Yoyogi : Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Yoyogi 3-12-11
Nearest station JR line Yoyogi Station walk 12 minutes. business hours: 10:00 to 23:00
Shibuya launderette Bears Chatelet :Tokyo, Shibuya, Shoto, 1 Chome−28−7
business hours : 6:30 to 23:00
I’s CoinLaundry (Eyes launderette) Hatsudai :1 Chome-11 Hatsudai, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-0061
business hours : 6:00 to 23:30

SHINAGAWA AREA
Wash and Fold Shinagawa : Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Nishishinagawa 2-8-12
Nearest station Toei Asakusa Line Togoshi Station 7 minutes walk. Hours: 9:30 to 22:00. Closed: Thursday
Coin Laundry Kojima : 1 Chome-24-1 Higashigotanda Hours: 9:00 to 22:00.

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  1. Misty

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    Very informative post, i am regular reader of your website. Your snaps are so clear and well framed 🙂

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