Hotels in Tokyo near train stations
Hotels in Tokyo often come well-equipped with a futuristic bathroom, but you’ll either have to compromise on a) space, or b) convenience. But when we’re on holiday, that’s all we’re looking for - a hotel that has enough space to fit our luggage and is conveniently located a stone’s throw away from the city centre.
With that in mind, we’ve come up with a list of 8 comfortable hotels near Tokyo’s major train stations like Ginza, Shibuya, and Harajuku.
- Ginza -
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As one of Tokyo’s high-end shopping areas, Ginza is filled with towering department stores and upmarket boutiques. Weekend afternoons are best spent at Ginza’s main street Chuo Dori - it becomes a pedestrian zone from 12PM to 5PM, and shoppers are free to stroll around leisurely.
The nearest train stations to Ginza are Ginza Station on the Hibiya, Marunouchi, and Ginza Subway Lines and Yurakucho Station on the JR Yamanote Line, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, and Yurakucho Subway Line.
1. Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu - from $154/night
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Much like the area it’s in, Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu is one classy abode with floor-to-ceiling windows and a complimentary in-room Nespresso machine. They’ve got a wide array of rooms, and non-smokers will be pleased that they have Non-Smoking rooms so there’s no need to worry about the leftover stench of smoke.
No matter what your budget is, you can choose from rooms as practical as the Standard Double Room to luxe options like the King Room with Balcony on High Floor.
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Whatever it is, book a room that comes with the Breakfast Buffet - there’s a generous spread of hearty breakfast dishes like scrambled eggs and rashers of bacon that’ll gear you up for a full day shopping around Ginza.
Distance from Ginza Station: 600m by foot (7-minute walk)
Book your stay at Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu here.
2. Hotel Vintage - from $225/night
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It’s rare that you see a hotel room as spacious as Hotel Vintage’s, especially when their suites have ample enough space for 2 double beds and a sofa bed too. Their Junior Suite sleeps up to 5 guests comfortably, which makes it the perfect choice for a family with children.
Unlike its name suggests, Hotel Vintage comes modernly decked out with everything we’ve gotten used to in our first world bubble - free WiFi, fridge, and even a complimentary mobile phone with internet.
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Their bathrooms are equally spacious, with a full-blown bathtub where you can soak away all worries.
Distance from Ginza Station: 700m by foot (8-minute walk)
Book your stay at Hotel Vintage here.
- Shibuya -
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Home to the ever-busy Shibuya Crossing, Shibuya is one of Tokyo’s most colourful districts - there’s a serious influx of shoppers, CBD office workers, and tourists alike. With over a dozen department stores, you can spend your days here loading up on everything from kitschy Japanese souvenirs to high-tech gadgets.
The nearest train station to Shibuya is Shibuya Station on various train networks, including Saikyo Line, Yamanote Line, and the Tokyo Metro.
3. Hotel Mets Shibuya - from $225/night
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Considering that Hotel Mets Shibuya is in the heart of Tokyo - a mere 5-minute stroll from Shibuya Station - it’s surprisingly comfortable. Their Green Room even comes with little environmentally-friendly touches, such as a small garden bed and green vines draped around the room.
Else, if you’re after a simple hotel room, their Premium Single Room is more than sufficient with a large single bed and compact writing desk.
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There’s also an in-house restaurant on the third floor called Public House, which serves up a hotel breakfast buffet that you’ll be willing to wake up early for. This breakfast joint transforms into a bar at night, so you’ve got all your dining options sorted.
Distance from Shibuya Station: 350m by foot (4-minute walk)
Book your stay at Hotel Mets Shibuya here.
4. Hotel Emit Shibuya - from $118/night
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As a solo traveller, your best option might be Hotel Emit Shibuya for its unique Run of House room that offers up a cosy single bed. You’ve still got all the necessities here, and it’s even decked out with a writing desk and kitchenette area. But if you’re travelling in a larger group, choose their Design Double Room that fits a couple comfortably.
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Past guests have applauded its clean and modern facilities, and were also impressed by the service staff’s dedication to good service - they even have a stash of electrical adaptors if needed.
Distance from Shibuya Station: 600m by foot (7-minute walk)
Book your stay at Hotel Emit Shibuya here.
- Shinjuku -
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It seems like the entire of Tokyo’s filled with shopping, but for a district that’ll fill your luggage to the brim, head on over to Shinjuku. Before hopping onto one of Shinjuku’s many railway lines, be warned: it’s the world’s busiest station with a dozen or so train lines.
The nearest train station to Shinjuku is Shinjuku Station on various train networks, including Chuo Main Line, Keio Line, Odakyu Odawara Line, Toei Subway, and Tokyo Metro.
5. HUNDRED STAY Tokyo Shinjuku - from $190/night
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The views over at HUNDRED STAY Tokyo Shinjuku are gorgeous, and if you’re up early enough, you’ll catch sight of a picture-perfect sunrise. This hotel’s near enough to Shinjuku Station but far enough that it’ll make for a good night’s rest.
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You’ve got your choice of rooms here, from a Comfort Twin Room suitable for 2 adults to a Family Suite with Kitchen that sleeps 6 people. They also offer serviced apartment rooms, where all rooms come with a kitchen and washing machine, making it ideal for longer stays.
Distance from Shinjuku Station: 1.2km by foot (15-minute walk)
Book your stay at HUNDRED STAY Tokyo Shinjuku here.
6. Tokyu Stay - from $216/night
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The general hustle and bustle of Shinjuku makes it an area that’s rife with love hotels, but rest easy, Tokyu Stay is a family-friendly hotel that comes with cosy but comfortable rooms. Opt for the Economy Double Room if you’re after a fuss-free space that comes with modern amenities.
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Most rooms come with washing machines, so there’s no need to lug back a bundle of dirty clothes. They also have free services such as complimentary trouser press and the loan of smartphone chargers.
Distance from Shinjuku Station: 550m by foot (7-minute walk)
Book your stay at Tokyu Stay Shinjuku here.
- Harajuku -
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While Tokyo’s the land of fashion, it doesn’t get more off the runway than than Harajuku - even Gwen Stefani’s claimed it as “a pedestrian paradise, where the catwalk got its claws”. Looking at the number of indie fashion labels and underground boutique stores? Sounds about right.
For a more fashion forward you, head down to Harajuku’s main shopping street Takeshita Dori to shop up a storm.
The nearest train stations to Harajuku is Harajuku Station on the Yamanote Line and Meiji-Jingumae on the Fukutoshin Line.
7. Hotel Koe - from $715/night
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Hotel Koe is every bit as stylish as Harajuku is, with minimalistic decor and sleek furniture. Choose between rooms like the standard Single Room and luxurious Extra Large Room - the latter sleeps up to 4 guests, and comes with an exclusive check-in service. There’s even a traditional tatami-style room where you can have meals or convert into additional bed space.
There are just 10 hotel rooms available, and since they don’t come cheap, save it for an extra special occasion.
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There’s also a cafe on-site for you to get your coffee fix. It already looks like a hipster haunt, so you can be sure that there’ll be all your favourite brunch dishes available.
Distance from Harajuku Station: 1.1km by foot (14-minute walk)
Book your stay at Hotel Koe here.
8. Dormy Inn Premium Shibuya Jingumae Hot Spring - from $328/night
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Dormy Inn Premium Shibuya Jingumae Hot Spring is an overwhelmingly popular choice, so if you’re heading down during peak season, make sure to book early. It’s not often that a hotel in the heart of the city comes with a full-blown onsen.
This particular onsen adds in yuzu fruits which offers a soothing citrus scent.
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Opt for a Standard Room - like most hotels in Tokyo, it’s a cosy space but Dormy Inn Premium has plenty else going for it. For instance, they offer free late-night ramen if you get peckish around midnight and complimentary laundry facilities.
For breakfast, choose between Japanese and American cuisine: it’s buffet-style where you can help yourself to generous serves of dishes like french toast or tempura.
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Distance from Harajuku Station: 800m by foot (10-minute walk)
Book your stay at Dormy Inn Premium Shibuya Jingumae Hot Spring here.
Expedia’s Add-On - Tokyo hotels
Wherever you stay in Tokyo, you can be sure that your holiday will be filled good shopping and even better food. But the trick to thoroughly enjoying Tokyo is finding an ideal hotel that suits all your needs - one that has ample space and is near a major train station.
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All prices accurate as of 5 November 2018.
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