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Ueno Hotel: A Home Away From Home

Ueno Hotel: A Home Away From Home

Translated by Shinji Takaramura

Written by Koshizuka Misato

Tokyo 2015.09.09 Bookmark

Ueno Hotel is an ideal lodging choice for tourists visiting Asakusa, Akihabara, Shinjuku, and Shibuya.


Ueno is bustling with tourists every day. It might be well known for the Ameyoko shopping street and various museums, but Ueno is also recognized as a place to stay.

From Ueno, it is easy to get to other major areas such as Asakusa, Akihabara, Shinjuku, and Shibuya, so a large number of travelers choose to stay here. This article is about Ueno Hotel, a very popular lodging choice for travelers.

Ueno Hotel: Boasting an Exceptional Location


Photograph: Courtesy of Ueno Hotel

From the JR Ueno station Iriya Exit, it takes about five minutes on foot to reach the hotel. Ueno Park and Ameyoko shopping street is within walking distance. If you walk ten minutes from the hotel, you can reach JR Iriya Station, and both Tokyo Metro Ginza Line's Ueno Station and Inaricho Station. Using these stations, you can go directly to Ginza, Shibuya, and Asakusa. Because of this prime location, many tourists choose to stay at Ueno Hotel; some people stay for three to four nights.

The hotel will keep your baggage before check-in and after check-out. So even if you only stay for one night, you will be able to see Ueno without having to lug around extra baggage.

The Rooms: A Relaxing Space to Kick Back from Your Travels

上野ホテル ダブルベッド

Of the 201 guest rooms, 174 rooms have a double bed, so guests will be able to rest comfortably. Also, the beds are all Simmons, a high-end brand, so the weary traveler should be well taken care of.

上野ホテル バルコニー

On the top floor only, there is just one room with a double bed, and a balcony. It's perfect for an anniversary, so if you have any special plans, contact the hotel in advance.


This is a room with twin beds. Guests can adjust the room temperature on their own, to their liking, just like they do at home.

上野ホテル スカイツリー

You can see the Tokyo Skytree from some of the guest rooms, so be sure to check the view upon entering your room.

All rooms have access to Wi-Fi.

Breakfast Service


Photograph: Courtesy of Ueno Hotel

The lobby on the first floor also serves a variety of onigiri [rice balls] and sandwiches for breakfast.

After breakfast is over, the lobby turns into a lounge for the guests. There are free drinks, a microwave, and a hot-water pot, so guests can have their snacks here.

Other Facilities

上野公園 洗濯機

The laundry room, equipped with washers and driers, is on the second floor. This service is appreciated by tourists who need to take care of their laundry.


This is the smoking lounge, also on the second floor. Smoking is prohibited in the guest rooms, so all guests that smoke gather here.

Support in up to Four Languages!


Photograph: Courtesy of Ueno Hotel

Eighty percent of the guests at the Ueno Hotel are tourists from abroad, so the resident staff can speak English, Chinese, and Korean. Even if you have trouble speaking Japanese, there's no need to worry.

上野ホテル パンフレット

All the information boards in the hotel are written in English, Chinese, and Korean. There are also non-Japanese sightseeing pamphlets in the lobby.

Ueno Hotel welcomes tourists from abroad every day. This hotel offers a "home away from home" atmosphere. With multi-lingual staff, free Wi-Fi, and a baggage check service, it's an ideal base for sightseeing in the Tokyo area.


Ueno Hotel

Address: 7-12-9, Ueno, Taito Ward, Tokyo
Station: JR Ueno Station
5-minute walk from the Iriya exit of JR Ueno Station
5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza line Ueno Station
9-minute walk from JR Iriya Station
10-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza line Inaricho Station
Telephone: 03-6231-7610
Room Charge: Varies according to season
Languages: English, Chinese, and Korean
Check-in Time: 15:00
Check-out Time: 11:00
Credit Cards Accepted: UC, JCB, VISA, AMEX, Master, Diners, and UnionPay are accepted.
Official HP: Ueno Hotel

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The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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