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Forest Hongo

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6-16-4 Hongo, Bunkyo 113-0033, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels / Ryokan in Bunkyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The hotel is located in a very tranquil part of Tokyo close by the campus of Tokyo University. The rooms are relatively spacious for a Japanese hotel so a big guy like me can turn around without scraping his shins. I guess most of the guests are visiting academics or parents of Tokyo U students so it is peaceful and... More 

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hfhg, フォーレスト本郷 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 and relaxed at our room. In addition, thank you for writing about how to get to our hotel from Todaimae station for other viewers. Just as you say, it is about 5 or 6 minites walk from Todaimae station... More 

Enschede
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51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I liked this hotel quite a lot. My room was large enough to feel comfortable. Everything I needed such as toiletries, hair dryer, water cooker, ironing board was present. The bathroom was smallish but had all I needed and plenty of hot water. Wifi was on perfect working order. Personel was friendly and helpful. Breakfast is both for Western and... More 

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hfhg, フロント 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 

Fukushima, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 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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hfhg, フロント at Forest Hongo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your comment. I am sorry for the delay in replying to you. We are glad to heard you enjoyed your staying. We are waiting for your next visit ! More 

Avon, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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hfhg, 支配人 at Forest Hongo, responded to this review

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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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 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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