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Affordable and Conveniently Located! 8 Recommended Tokyo Hotels

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There is no shortage of hotels in Tokyo but with so many options, it may be hard to choose your accommodation. This article features eight hotels in popular areas, such as Shinjuku and Asakusa, with excellent locations and rates.

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There are many types of hotels in Tokyo, from budget-friendly facilities to business and luxury. We've selected eight hotels that are affordable, tastefully designed, and conveniently located in major sightseeing locations in Tokyo.

1. LYURO in Kiyosumi Shirakawa: Experience the Riverside Life

LYURO Tokyo Kiyosumi THE SHARE HOTEL

LYURO is located in Kiyosumi Shirakawa, an area garnering attention in recent years as a cultural district. Although it is a bit off the beaten path, the Tokyo City Air Terminal (a bus station connected to Haneda and Narita Airports) is located ten minutes on foot.

The open-air terrace on the second floor offers a stunning view of the Sumida River. Guests can also enjoy meals at the hotel restaurant and coffee on the terrace.

Dormitory-type rooms, along with private rooms, are available. The hotel is also known for its private bathrooms with a river view and various amenity items.

Room Rates: Starting around 2,820 yen per person a night.

2. ASAKUSA KAEDE in Asakusa: Showcasing a Japanese-Style Interior

ASAKUSA KAEDE

ASAKUSA KAEDE is located near Sensoji Temple, a popular tourist destination. This hotel is convenient for those visiting various sightseeing spots and restaurants in Asakusa. It is also an ideal lodging to appreciate Sensoji Temple when night falls.

The interior design is based on the four seasons in Japan. There are nine guestrooms, each with its own motif, decorated with Japanese crafts such as kimono and ceramics.

This is also an eco-friendly hotel supporting SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) with sustainable Japanese bath amenities and water servers in all the guestrooms.

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3. THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku: Enjoy the Local Atmosphere

THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku

Shinjuku is a popular area for lodgings with access to a variety of transportation systems and a nearby entertainment district.

THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku is located by Shinjuku Chuo Park. It was renovated from an old hotel and has a refined atmosphere.

The neighborhood is rather quiet at night, and guests can enjoy the view of the park. The hotel bakery even produces 40 to 50 types of bread daily.

Room Rates: Starting around 6,000 yen per person a night.

4. ONSEN RYOKAN Yuen Shinjuku: An Elegant Stay in an Urban Area

ONSEN RYOKAN Yuen Shinjuku

Twin Room. Photo by Nacasa & Partners

At ONSEN RYOKAN Yuen Shinjuku, guests will feel as if they are staying at an onsen (hot spring) resort rather than in the middle of an entertainment district. The corridor of bamboos lit up at the entrance is quite a stunning sight.

The guestrooms are designed with a mix of Japanese and Western styles, along with a bed on top of tatami mats. Guests can enjoy the view of Shinjuku through the unique rectangular windows.

A large bathing room is situated on the eighth floor. The open-air bath, offering a magnificent vista of Shinjuku, is filled with hot spring water from Hakone, a famous onsen resort in Kanagawa.

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5. OMO5 Tokyo Otsuka: Enjoy the Superb Services of Hoshino Resorts

OMO5 Tokyo Otsuka

OMO5 Tokyo Otsuka is a city tourism hotel managed by Hoshino Resorts, which is known for its high-end lodgings. While this hotels offers the same level of services, there are no amenity items (*1), so the fare is budget-friendly.

OMO5 also offers a map of the neighborhood and a guided tour for guests who want to take in the local atmosphere.

*1: Guests can purchase original amenity items produced by Hoshino Resorts.

Room Rates: Starting around 15,000 yen per person a night.

6. MUJI HOTEL in Ginza: Ensuring Guests a Natural and Elegant Stay

MUJI HOTEL

MUJI HOTEL, the first of its kind in Japan, is located on the sixth floor of its flagship Ginza store. The facility is a dream come true for MUJI enthusiasts.

Nine types of guestrooms (79 rooms in total) are all compactly designed and decorated with MUJI furniture. While the decoration is minimal, the mattress was developed by examining various sleeping positions. Even the lighting is devised to lull guests to a sweet slumber.

Room Rates: Starting around 14,900 yen per person a night.

7. DDD HOTEL in Akihabara: A Renovated Long-Established Hotel

DDD HOTEL

Picture courtesy of DDD HOTEL

DDD Hotel was renovated from a no-frills hotel for business workers with a history spanning 40 years. The facility design, amenity items, and meals offered at the current facility have been created with the legacy of the former hotel in mind.

The guestrooms are furnished with Descamps towels, a luxury French brand, along with originally developed mattresses and fluffy duvets.

The hotel is located close to the Bakurocho Station (JR Sobu Line) and Higashi-Nihonbashi Station (Toei Asakusa Line), which offers easy access to both Narita and Haneda Airport, as well as Tokyo Station.

Room Rates: Starting around 6,000 yen per person a night.

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8. HOTEL ORIENTAL EXPRESS Tokyo Kamata near Haneda Airport: Enjoy an Industrial Atmosphere

HOTEL ORIENTAL EXPRESS Tokyo Kamata near Haneda Airport

It only takes a five-minute train ride from Haneda Airport to reach Kamata Station, which is near the HOTEL ORIENTAL EXPRESS Tokyo Kamata. The interior is dotted with machinery, which symbolizes the various small-scale factories in Kamata.

The unadorned guestrooms are furnished with an Apple TV and Bluetooth speaker. Nori (dried seaweed), a signature product of Kamata, is served at the breakfast buffet, which can be enjoyed in a "bento box" style (*2).

*2: Breakfast is served on a plate from October 2021.

Room Rates: Starting around 5,000 yen per person a night.

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Enjoy Your Stay in Tokyo!

Considerations for booking a hotel include easy accessibility from an airport or train station, the neighboring sightseeing locations, and price. The nine hotels mentioned above are all unique in their own way.

We hope that this article will assist our readers when traveling to Tokyo and booking a room that suits their needs.

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Having left Taiwan for 17 years, I stumbled upon Tokyo and gradually fell in love with this rapidly changing metropolis that also holds onto its traditional culture. In between taking care of children, I enjoy finding solace in a place about a 15-minute walk from the station with a population density of about 30%. Although picky when it comes to food, I am passionate about seeking out delicious cuisine, love cooking, and enjoy feeding others. I also identify myself as a member of the Potato Chips Association.
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