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Ueno First City Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1-14-8 Ueno, Taito 110-0005, Tokyo Prefecture (Ueno, Asakusa)
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Ranked #74 of 104 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Odds are, you're at home, planning your upcoming trip. One thing to keep in mind is to check how well your hotel is connected to the various modes of public transport. It saves you quite some time (and money) if you are placed well in the grid. So, why bring this up? Because this hotel is in such a great... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This small hotel is located a couple of blocks from the Okachimachi subway and within walking distance from Ueno train station where you can get the Skyliner train directly to Narita International airport (around 40 mins). I stayed as a single person in room 412. The bed is big enough for two people but if you book this room for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

This was a great little hotel. It was a little older than some of the hotels I stayed in in Japan, but I think this was a good thing as it was the largest single room I had stayed in. It was genuinely a no smoking room. As a single female traveller, I also apprectiated that at check in I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2010

Stayed 3 nights in January. I picked it due to the reviews it had. The location is fantastic - tubes nearby and the Skyliner train to the airport. Lots of shops, stalls, activity plus a very full Ueno park all within easy walking. I was worried about the room/bed size - I am 6ft 6ins tall - so I told... More 

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Address: 1-14-8 Ueno, Taito 110-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ueno First City Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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Ueno, Asakusa
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.