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Ueno First City Hotel

1-14-8 Ueno, Taito 110-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #69 of 107 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
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Changsha, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel located in a small and quiet alley with JR line, Tokyo metro line and Doen metro line nearby. Easy access by Keisei Skyliner train from Narita airport, and Tokyo monorail from Haneda airport (get off at hamamatsucho station, and transfer to JR line to okachimachi station) Lots of restaurants, shopping mall and cosmetic shops within 10 minutes' walk,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently spent 5 nights in Tokyo and I chose this hotel because it was close to Ueno Station, which is where the Keisei Skyliner train from Narita airport arrives. The hotel is about a ten minute walk from Ueno station (or a five minute walk from the Ueno-Okachimachi subway stop), on a side street so it's not too noisy... More 

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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very small room, but still clean never the less. Pillow is not very comfortable. Very tiny reception, tiny bath room, I think the westerner will have problem taking shower in there... We arrived late but no problem. It's about 8 mins walk to the nearest station, we took a taxi to Ueno 3mins to catch the Shinkansen the next morning... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

For about 75USD per night (breakfast excluded) and given its location, this hotel is a perfect base for exploring Tokio. Ueno park, Yushima Tenmangu shrine or Ameyoko shopping street are within 10 minutes walk, others like Sensoji temple, Tokyo Sky Tree Tower, Akihabara or Chiyoda Imperial Gardens can be reached by subway in 15mins. The hotel itself is pretty ordinary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We stayed in Japan for 14 days, and First City Hotel is a great place just to sleep since we're out exploring during the day. Our room had just the right amount of space, the bathroom was a bit small, but still good! Overall, great place especially for first-timers like us!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

The Ueno First City Hotel is a very nice small hotel, next to Ueno Park. Metro, train and airport train to Narita are near by, so every corner of Tokyo is reachable with public transport. Rooms are small, but clean. I was fascinated by the very friendly staff of the hotel. Especially when I got the suggestion to try the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It is a bit far from Ueno station, but in walking distance (about 20 minutes). The Keisei line train can take you straight to Narita. Close to Ameyoko market for shopping and Ueno park for sightseeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I came here in may 2014 with my boyfriend. It was our first stop after landing in Narita. We look the Keisei Skyliner to Ueno station and walked to the hotel. It's about 10 mins away. You can walk to Akihabara, Ueno Park, and Asakusa from here! The hotel is also on a small street so it's very quiet. There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night. The hotel is walking disrance from the jr, metri statiins. It is an older type hotel. My daughter and I enjoyed picking from the beauty basket what we wanted. The rooms were comfortable but even smallw compared to the small ones that we previously stayed in. We had to pack in the hallway. However,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Stayed there for 4 nights. As usual small western style rooms with even smaller bathroom. Great location, only 2 minutes from Ueno Park/Station good restaurants/bars and shopping opportunities around.

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Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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