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Forest Hongo

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6-16-4 Hongo, Bunkyo 113-0033, Tokyo Prefecture (Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda)
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Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels / Ryokan in Bunkyo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015
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Fukushima, Japan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Forest Hongo is part of the Sunroute chain, but gives the impression of being a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel. I walked from JR Ueno Station to the Forest Hongo in about 20-25 minutes, via Kasuga and Hongo Avenues. After three nights at the Forest and two days at Tokyo University, I walked back to Ueno Station through the university campus and... More 

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Avon, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I spent 5 nights at the quaint Forest Hongo in October, and it was a successful stay. The location is perfect, just across the street from Todai and a few minutes walk to Bunkyo Gakuin University. The rooms are clean and comfortable. I looked forward to the breakfast every morning--good fish, rice, miso, eggs, toast, coffee and tea. After busy... More 

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hfhg, 支配人 at Forest Hongo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. Like you said,our hotel is located at convenient place who go to University of Tokyo, so many guests who need to go there is stay here. Actually, there are nothing for fun around here,but it's convenient for access to many famous spot in Tokyo!! however little fer from the station. We are waiting for... More 

Grenoble, France
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stayed at the hotel for three nights. The hotel is situated on a tiny square, two minutes from the main gate of the Tokyo University, ten minutes from the metro. Rooms are good, quiet, and bathrooms really great. The breakfast is wonderful and provides excellent Japanese and European options.

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hfhg, 支配人 at Forest Hongo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your comment. We are glad to heard you enjoyed your staying. We are waiting for your next visit. More 

Bozeman, Montana
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Forest Hongo in May 2014, for a conference I was attending at the University of Tokyo. So convenient--the hotel is literally just 100 m from the university gate, and only a few minutes' walk to the conference facility. The hotel staff were very friendly and efficient. I found the hotel to be very clean and comfortable, although... More 

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Thank you for staying with us, and commented. We are glad to heard you were satisfied with your staying at our hotel. We hope you will stay again,if you have a chance to come around here. More 

Ghent, Belgium
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Room size: large for Japanese standards. Location: very convenient if you are going to visit the Tokyo University (walking distance). Personnel: excellent English -- no communication issues. The breakfast is so-so...You have western and traditional Japanese options... Japanese breakfast could be a bit better. One minor problem: not easy to find if you arrive by subway. By taxi: no problems... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Spacious hotel rooms (for Japan) one block back on a side street from the main entrance to the University of Tokyo, Hongo campus. Everything in excellent and sparkling condition, king size (western) bed, free WiFi, and even had a small refrigerator in room. The hotel provided separate printed instructions in English to operate AC, TV, etc. You need a map... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is a modestly priced hotel located very near to the University of Tokyo and about a 15 min walk to three different Metro stations. The room rate usually includes breakfast, which was OK (both Western and Japanese) but it was always the same (even the same background music). The room itself was large (by Japanese standards) but the bed... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This hotel has a number of advantages. It is not very expensive, and quiet. Its is virtually next door to the main gates of the University of Tokyo. There are a number of small and fantastic little restaurants just at its doorstep. I tried Emma (on the street down to the university) and it was wonderful - arrive early as... More 

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

There are 3 train stations that are within walking distances,its means the ease to access other parts of Tokyo. Just 10 minutes walk to the Tokyo University .The room is small but quite comfortable for us, with free internet access as well.you can rent a laptop here.

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Daejeon, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We stayed at Hongo-forest Hotel from November 19 to November 23 during the IEC meeting. This hotel is very quiet and cdomfortable to stay equiped with vending machine at 2nd floor. And the restaurant also clean, delicious and resonable price. Espicially I thanks to Mr. SASAKI, works at reception desk, help us to find lost mobile phone which we had... More 

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Address: 6-16-4 Hongo, Bunkyo 113-0033, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Bunkyo > Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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Hotel Class:3 star — Forest Hongo 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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#4 Business Hotel in Bunkyo

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.