9 Unique Places To Stay In Asakusa

9 Unique Places To Stay In Asakusa

Explore 9 unique lodging picks in the Asakusa area, from modern economy hotels to historic Japanese inns.


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Choosing a hotel in tourist-packed Asakusa can be overwhelming.

This article will explore unique lodging picks in the Asakusa area, showcasing the wide variety of accommodations available here, from modern economy hotels to historic Japanese inns.

Six Stylish Budget Hotels

Many travelers seek budget-friendly hotels so they can enjoy the many other things Japan has to offer: food, sightseeing, and cultural experiences. The Asakusa area is home to numerous modern, stylish accommodations that won't break the bank. You can relax and enjoy your stay without having to spend all of your money on a hotel.

1) Khaosan World Asakusa Ryokan & Hostel

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This unique hotel was originally a love hotel. The facilities include dormitory-style and private rooms, with each room decorated in a completely different style. This hotel is comfortable for all travelers, whether you're traveling alone or in a group.

Also see: Khaosan in Asakusa, Tokyo: A Renovated Love Hotel!

Information

Khaosan World Asakusa Ryokan & Hostel

Address: 3-15-1, Nishi Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Check-in time: 15:00-23:00
Check-out time: 11:00
Credit cards: Not accepted
Languages: Japanese, English
Nearest stations: Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station and Tokyo Metro Tawaramachi Station
Access: 1-minute walk from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station, 7-minute walk from Tawaramachi Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line), 12-minute walk from Asakusa Station (Toei Asakusa Line)
Room rates: 2,200-3,400 yen/person (*varies according to unit type)
Phone: 03-3843-0153
URL: Khaosan World Asakusa Ryokan & Hostel

2. Sakura Hostel Asakusa

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This casual hotel is conveniently located just 3 minutes from Sensoji Temple. Travelers from all over the world convene here, so it is a great place to meet people from different parts of the world. This facility is especially popular amongst women because of its attention to cleanliness.

Also see: Sakura Hostel Asakusa: An Ideal Lodging for Tourists

Information

Sakura Hostel Asakusa

Address: 2-24-2, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Check-in Time: 13:00
Check-out Time: 11:00
Wi-Fi: Available
Credit Cards: VISA, JCB, American Express, Diner’s Club, UC, DC, and Master Card are accepted
Languages: Japanese and English (pamphelts in other languages are also available)
Stations: Asakusa Station (Toei Asakusa Line and Tsukuba Express)
Access:
Eleven-minute walk from the Asakusa line station.
Four-minute walk from the Tsukuba Express station.
Room Rates: From 3,000 yen to 25,000 yen (*varies according to room type)
Telephone: 03-3847-8111
URL: Sakura Hostel Asakusa

3. Tokyo Hikari Guesthouse

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This cozy guesthouse takes much of its inspiration from natural elements. Almost all of the furniture is handmade, and it was carefully designed for guests to enjoy a truly Japanese lifestyle. The gentle ambiance of this facility is sure to help you relax after a long day of sightseeing.

Also see: Tokyo Hikari Guesthouse: A Cozy Inn at Asakusa Kuramae

Information

Tokyo Hikari Guesthouse

Address: 2-1-29, Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo-to
Check-in time: 16:00-23:00
Check-out time: 8:00-11:00
Wi-fi: Available
Languages: Japanese, English
Nearest station: Kuramae Station (Toei Oedo Line)
Access: 1-minute walk from the A0 and A1 exits of the Kuramae station.
Room rates: 2,800-12,000 yen (*varies according to room type)
Phone: 03-5829-4694
URL: Tokyo Hikari Guesthouse

4. Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel

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This hotel allows you to enjoy a traditional Japanese atmosphere. The hotel is also equipped with a lounge where guests can interact with other travelers as well as locals. The Sumidagawa Youth Hostel also hosts tea meetings and other cultural events, allowing guests to enjoy other things outside of the lodging.

Also see: Asakusa: Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel

Information

Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel

Address: 2-21-4 Yanagibashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo-to
Check-in time: 16:00
Check-out time: 10:00
Wi-fi: Available
Languages: Japanese and English
Nearest station: Asakusabashi Station (JR Line and Toei Asakusa Line)
Access: 5-minute walk from Asakusabashi Station (East Exit of JR Sobu Line Asakusabashi Station or A3 exit of Toei Asakusa Line Asakusabashi Station)
Room rate: 3,300-10,500 yen (*Varies according to room type)
Phone: 03-3851-1121
URL: Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel

5. Taito Ryokan

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The most unique feature of Taito Ryokan is that you can stay in a traditional Japanese house for just 3,000 yen per night. Guests can enjoy the retro Japanese flavor of this lodging, and even interact with fellow travelers while sitting underneath a kotatsu (a table with a heater underneath) in the shared public lounge.

Also see: Taito Ryokan in Asakusa: the Good Old Japan Since 1950

Information

Taito Ryokan

Address: 2-1-4 Nishi Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo-to
Check-in time: 15:00-22:00
Check-out time: 10:00
Wi-fi: Yes
Languages: Japanese, English
Nearest station: Tawaramachi Station
Access: 3-minute walk from Tawaramachi Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)
Room rate: 3,000 yen
Phone: 03-3843-2822
URL: Taito Ryokan

6. Andon Ryokan

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Photo source: Andon Ryokan HP

All of the rooms in Andon Ryokan are Japanese-style. This inn also is equipped with a jacuzzi, which guests can rent for private use. Andon Ryokan has a number of features for guests to make their stay in Japan memorable. From the rooftop lounge, guests can also see Tokyo Skytree, which is one of Tokyo's newest landmarks.

Also see: From Asakusa to Private Jacuzzi! "Andon Ryokan" in Minowa

Information

Andon Ryokan

Address: 2-34-10 Nihon-zutsumi, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Check-in time: 14:00
Check-out time: 10:00
Wi-fi: Yes
Credit cards: VISA, Master Card
Languages: Japanese, English
Nearest station: Minowa Station
Access: 5-minute walk from Exit 3 of Minowa Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
Room rates: 3,695-7,778 yen (*Rates vary according to the number of guests)
Phone: 03-3873-8611
URL: Andon Ryokan


Three Historic Japanese Inns

Asakusa, which has preserved much of Japan's traditional flavor, is home to a number of historic traditional Japanese inns, called ryokan. Ryokan provide guests with an exquisite type of hospitality that visitors cannot experience at a hotel. If visiting Asakusa, be sure to stay at one of these traditional inns to experience Japan's unique culture and history, as well as the "omotenashi" spirit of hospitality.

1. Ryokan Shigetsu

This historic inn boasts airy Japanese rooms and outside baths from which guests can see Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Skytree. Guests can enjoy the depth of Japanese culture through the inn's 80 years of history.

Information

Ryokan Shigetsu

Address: 1-31-11 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Check-in time: 15:00
Check-out time: 10:00
Wi-fi: Yes
Credit cards: VISA, JCB, American Express, Master Card
Access: 3-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Asakusa Station or 5-minute walk from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station
Phone: 03-3843-2345
URL: Ryokan Shigetsu

2. Ryokan Kamogawa

This cozy Japanese-style inn is located just a short walk from Asakusa's central shopping arcade, Nakamise-dori. Kamogawa also has large rooms to accommodate larger groups, and has a reputation for its delicious meals.

Information

Ryokan Kamogawa

Address: 1-30-10 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Check-in time: 16:00
Check-out time: 10:00
Wi-fi: Yes
Credit cards: VISA, JCB, American Express, Diner's Club, DC, Master Card
Access: 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Toei Subway Asakusa Line)
Phone: 03-3843-2681
URL: Ryokan Kamogawa

3. Ryokan Asakusa Mikawaya

This inn provides guests with a relaxing space in a convenient location in Asakusa, at a relatively low price despite being a ryokan. Guests can experience true Japanese hospitality through the care and consideration displayed in the staff's service.

Information

Ryokan Mikawaya

Address: 1-30-12 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Check-in time: 15:00
Check-out time: 10:00
Wi-fi: Yes
Credit cards: VISA, JCB, NICOS, Master Card
Access: 3-minute walk from Asakusa Station (served by the Tobu, Toei Subway, and Tokyo Metro Lines)
Phone: 03-3844-8807
URL: Ryokan Asakusa Mikawaya

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