The capital of Japan is definitely not a cheap destination, so if you're wondering where to stay in Tokyo, you'll need to compare different options and be sure to book in advance. Luckily minube can help you by comparing prices on Tokyo hotels, guesthouses, and hostels, and letting you book your perfect lodging in Tokyo from the comfort of your keyboard.
The best neighborhoods to find places to stay in Tokyo are Shinjuku and Ginza. Other areas with many hotels in Tokyo along with a lively nightlife are Roppongi and Shibuya. They all have a wide range of accommodation, from luxury hotels, business hotels, and boutique hotels to low cost international chains. If you are looking for cheap and comfortable Tokyo lodging, guesthouses in town offer very good services. You will also find hostels with private or shared rooms and apartments, a good alternative for cheap accommodation in Tokyo if you're traveling in a group or for a long time.
And if you want to immerse yourself in the ancient culture of Japan, try the ryokan, the most traditional choice of Tokyo accommodations. The rooms are made of tatami with futons for sleeping, and the services include collective thermal baths and gardens. Another traditional accommodation are minshuku, a sort of Japanese-style bed & breakfast, and shukubo, accommodation in Japanese temples that allow attendance at the monks' morning prayers of the monks. Whatever you want, minube can help you by browsing the best Tokyo hotel deals available for the dates of your trip!
The Ryokan Sansuiso is an urban ryokan in Tokyo located in Gotanda (two stations from Shinkawa and 3 from Shibuya), ie, well located and with a very affordable price with respect to its location.
It's run by a very friendly pair of Japanese grandparents (along with other employees)/
The distribution is typical Japanese ryokan with tatami rooms (you sleep on a futon) and the bathrooms just like the Japanese baths are shared by all guests in a common area. This could be inconvenient if some visitors aren't accustomed to the Japanese living style and recently they've added a bathroom and shower in one of the double rooms, but just one, that's usually the first to be reserved.
I've been to this ryokan many times and I'm very satisfied with the service.
Yes, I would recommend this hotel as the views are spectacular. The room was very comfortable. The hotel is huge and it has a pool. There is a 24 Hour store nearby, Natural Lawson, with all kinds of things to buy for breakfast if you don't want to eat in the lounges. The metro is very close too and a huge electronics store. The Shinjuku neighborhood has everything, it is lively and there are always people on the street.
The Shiba Park Hotel is located very close to the Tokyo Tower. Its best feature is the location, since it is centrally located, a short distance to most of the places in the city using the subway and there is a large station nearby. Also, the service is very good and the rooms are comfy. There are also a variety of food options and breakfasts. It really is a great choice for a stay in Tokyo.
I could not get close to the Park Hyatt and have a drink like Bill Murray with the most stunning views of Tokyo background. The hotel is really impressive and the bar does not disappoint: there is a piano bar where you can enjoy live jazz and a very cosmopolitan atmosphere. When you look through the windows you can see the sights of Tokyo which are breathtaking, skyscrapers and skyscrapers, lights and life .... The drinks are not very cheap but absolutely worth it ....
The accommodation chosen for our second visit to Tokyo was the Park Hotel. Its main advantages are that it's near various modes of transportation, we had less than a 5 minute walk to the JR Shimbashi train station. It also has a metro stop right next door and is located just a 15 minute walk away from Ginza. Another advantage is that in about five minutes by subway, we were in the central Tokyo station. Also, it has shuttle service with Limousine Bus from Narita Airport. The hotel is located from the 25th floor up of the building, so the views are excellent. Especially at night. The service was impeccable, and the restaurant, with a piano bar, was real treat. A little expensive but worth it.
I love this Ryokan and have been there twice. It is very clean and the price is more than reasonable, besides being situated very close to the metro Assakusa. The shared rooms are cozy and comfortable. It has a kitchen and bathroom for communal use. I recommend it 100%. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to write me.
Perhaps the best hostel in Tokyo, valued both by guides and travelers commenting on Hostelworld as one of the best hostels in Asia. It's location is very close to the subway and the downtown JR stations- Ueno Station and Tokyo Station. It has rooms for about 24 euros including a bedroom and living room. The living room is very nice, with tatami. There is wifi in the hostel. It has great staff and is a great place for backpackers and travelers
I did not stay in the super luxury hotel. I went up to the 28th floor where the restaurant and bar is located and found a spectacular night view of Tokyo. It was a sea of multicolored neon amid the Eiffel Tower replica in orange as a beacon highlighting futuristic view. The cover charge is $10 and if you have a cocktail or drink you pay for that too. But the experience, the atmosphere and the feeling of being an extra from Blade Runner is more than worth the expense.
Typical Japanese business hotel, quite small room with double bed could hardly squeeze by it to make room for luggage. The bed while the right size for two people and quite comfortable. The appliances, the usual television, refrigerator where you can leave your stuff (empty), a water heater in addition to slippers and kimonos to put on.
Generally it's ok in regard to noise, but what happened was we had the window right next to our bed and the curtain didn't end up blocking a lot of sun so we ended up waking up pretty early.
On the good side, it's clean, they give you and the receptionists are really nice and they speak English perfectly and there's free WiFi.
We didn't have breakfast included but the restaurant attached looked really nice.
The best is that it's really well connected and you have the metro and Japan Rail (Bakurocho station)just a few steps away.
That said, it's not a bad price and in general you're not going to spend much time in the room since it's really small.
The Tokyo trip was great! the first night it started raining and even with the fog I managed to get this photo of the Asakusa Temple with the Tokyo Sky View in the background without a tripod! :-) This particular place at Sakura Hostel where you're treated well and the quality - price ratio is, as they say, good, nice and cheap: D
Japan is an expensive country, and space is severely limited. A bed can cost a fortune. This hostel has a great location in Asakusa, one of the best neighbourhoods in Tokyo, near several tourist attractions as well as the subway. The hostel is large, clean and modern, with a kitchen, meeting rooms ... but what really makes it stand out is the staff. Helpful and friendly, they take a genuine interest in guests. When it's time to pay, they'll give you a personalised note with your name and a few words in your language, as well as some Japanese candy. They promote different activities, like hiking. Some are free, others have a small fee. One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in, and one of my happiest memories of Tokyo.
The hotel has a great location, just 4 minutes from Shinjuku Station (east exit of JR). For me, the experience of the capsules is worth it even just for one night. The capsule is quite large and comfortable. If you have luggage, the front desk can keep your suitcase. Check in is at 16h and checkout is at 10am. They can keep you luggage until 16h following day. If you book through booking.com sleep can be achieved between 2500 i 3100 yen, while the price is 4800 at reception.
he Hotel Okura Tokyo is one of the most traditional hotels in the city and is famous for its first-class service and location. In fact, it was where the Barack Obama stayed during his visit to Tokyo. Even if you don't stay in the hotel, I'd recommend visiting to watch the famous tea ceremony. It also has a delicious Teppanyaki restaurant.
This capsule hotel in Tokyo is located in Shinjuku, and is lively and full of young people. It is a bit much to spend more than a night, but if you visit Japan you should stay to learn of this concept of hospitality. This particular place is men only, and the bathroom is very typically Japanese. It is an amazing experience!
It's not easy to choose a hotel in Tokyo - urban transport is essential, so the hotel must be near a station, and prices are usually very high. But this hotel is a good choice, 100 metres from Suidobashi station, modern and cozy, with English-speaking staff, free wifi, a super breakfast, and the right mix of Japanese and Western to make you feel at home. The staff are very flexible and accommodating (we stored our bags, and I received a parcel here before arrival). It has coin laundry, a small garden (a luxury in the heart of Tokyo), and a small gym with treadmills, as well as an agreement with another nearby gym.
Kimi Ryokan is one of the few possibilities there are in Tokyo to stay in a traditional style room at a moderate price. The hotel is primarily aimed at foreign clientele, with excellent spoken English, which makes everything easier for travelers. The price is pretty good for Tokyo, in fact the place is kind of a hybrid with a youth hostel. It even has a kitchen and a fridge, and a common room with television, where you can enjoy green tea and other beverages, any time. There are computers downstairs and Wi-Fi on all floors, although mine wasn't well connected. Curfew is at 2am, which is reasonable. The staff deserve recognition: they are very friendly.
Chisun Inn Asakusa Hotel is an economical and extremely clean hotel with very small (but still comfortable) rooms. The service is ultra-attentive and the location near Asakusa Stationis is great! You have the two most important Metro lines in Tokyo right at the door! Ueno is also not far away and the Keisei Skyliner to the airport is conveniently close.
This is one of the "big two real estate for foreigners" in Tokyo. In the front of the building (the one facing the main street), is the Japanese department, and you can access the department for foreigners on a little side street. All the people who work there are foreign (Americans, Russians, etc), so service is quick and attentive. There are lots of apartments and lodgings available throughout the city. You have to pay the first month in advance, and a deposit. The price of cleaning your room when you leave also deducted from the deposit (15.000Y). Payments are made, as I said before, in advance, on the 27th day of the month, by bank transfer or by going to the Nakano office. If you want to lengthen your stay, no problem. The only rule is you have to inform them a month before you leave. If you arrive with suitcases, and the room you choose is far away, they'll take you in a van.
From JR Shinjuku station we took a taxi (€ 8) because we did not know how close it was to the Metro Hotel: it's just three doors away. You can easily walk to the Shinjuku district, which is very lively at night, with lots of restaurants and a hidden maze of streets with yakitori taverns, selling the famous meat skewers. But, if you ask at reception for a sushi restaurant, they'll send you to a spectacular little place, absolutely tiny, where you can eat well for 9 euros, and the staff don't speak any English. The room was really tiny, but everything is very clean, and they give you a yukata (summer kimono) and comfortable shoes to wear inside. We hadn't asked for breakfast, and it looked very good, but it was very expensive (about 10 euros), so instead we went to a chain of cafes within walking distance, the Tulli's, where a coffee and some pastries were 6 or 7 euros. They have a self-service laundry area on the second floor with a coin-fed washer and dryer.
We liked this hotel - we spent 4 nights here, and it was perfect for getting around Tokyo (with subway stations very nearby). The Akihabara area is one of the best in the city, with a wide array of shops, restaurants and sights. The hotel staff are attentive; they don't speak much English, but they understand everything. They offer tourist information, a lobby with wifi and computers, and umbrellas if it rains ... the room is the Japanese type, spacious with a TV, fridge, tea and coffee facilities, sink, shower and basic service. The pillows are a little hard, as they usually are in a Ryokan. The hotel needs a bit of renovation to remove the horrible, dirty carpets on all floors, and the ventilation should be fixed up as it smells of greasy food. But it's decent otherwise. The coffee is terrible, but other than that, the breakfast is good: buns, eggs, sausage, toast, salad, and yogurt on the western side of things, and also Japanese options.
If you are looking to save some money, this is the place ... but it takes a bit of getting used to! Internet cafes, known as "manga kissa" in Japan, are completely different from what we're accustomed to in the west. They are everywhere in Tokyo, and can be found without any problems. As you enter a receptionist welcomes you, and you choose how many hours you want to stay, and what type of accommodation you prefer.
Standard packages can be added to (eg 10 hours = 1500 Package yen, 400 yen for each additional hour), while with regard to the accommodation there are several possibilities: a chair in a shared room, a private room with an armchair, or a private room with a futon. And of course, there's a computer with an internet connection, no matter what option you've selected. Besides this, the manga kissa offer other services including: Bathroom (shared but still in good condition), shower fee (100 yen = less than 1 euro) that we have to book at the time of our arrival, huge shelves full of manga and anime (Japanese comics and cartoons), free drinks and ice creams, and other types of food for a fee.
Each room is large enough to fit one person, and has a desk with a computer and a TV (another fee). The shower is always spotless, and for a few hundred yen more, we can ask for shampoo, shower gel, towel and hairdryer. The Japanese often stay overnight in these cafes, and there are several chains including "Bagus" and "Manboo" .... In my opinion these are the best! So, if you want to go to Japan but have little money to spend, this is the right solution! At the weekends, prices tend to increase.