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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.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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!!!
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.
A 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
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.
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
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
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.
Wash and Fold Harumi : Harumi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 3-6-8 Bay City Harumi Sky Link Tower 1F Nearest station Oedo Line Kachidoki Station 5-minute walk
Hours: 10:00 to 22:00
Minami Sunamachi Area Shimura Coin Laundry : 8-20-17, Higashisuna, Koto, Tokyo