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Hotel Asia Center of Japan
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8-10-32 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 107-0052 , Japan   |  
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Ranked #12 of 93 hotels in Minato
Montreal, Canada
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“Location, location, location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

#1 location
We stayed with several hotels in Tokyo over the years; overall, this is a good one.
It is a simple budget hotel; it sits in a quiet and convenient location. We were able to get around the city easily in daytime and quiet enough to have restful sleep at night.
The location of the hotel is halfway between 2 subway stations, Aoyama-it-chome & Nogizaka. (http://www.asiacenter.or.jp/eng/access/) Both stations are a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.
The rooms are small like most hotels in Tokyo but they keep them tidy and clean. The Internet is free in the rooms for your laptop if you bring an Ethernet cord and there is free Wi-Fi in the lobby area. The breakfast is basic and mixed with western & Japanese style.
If you want to have a break from the breakfast in this hotel, Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi is about 10 minutes’ walk in the direction of Nogizaka station. This high-end shopping mall has a Starbucks, a pastry shop and a 24-hour supermarket (Precce Premium) in the basement so it could be another breakfast option. Or there are couple of restaurants that also serve breakfast in Aoyama-it-chome subway station.
#2 location - From Narita airport
One of the reasons we liked this hotel is that, with only a couple of train ride and a short walk we were able to get to the hotel from airport. And the subway station at Ueno where you board the train is not over-crowded like Shinjuku or Shibuya station. We easily changed trains even with our suitcases and it was rush hour. You have stairs to navigate though.
We followed the direction from the hotel website, taking Keisei Line (Skyliner) from airport (Yen 2400 each) to Ueno station. Then following the sign to the Ginza line (yellow line), it is about 5 minutes walk and all under cover. Taking the Ginza line, in the direction to Shibuya, to Aoyama-it-chome is 190 Yen each way.
Try to go to the front compartment of the train with your suitcases, it might less crowded. And because of Ueno & Aoyama-it-chome station are the fourth stop of both ends, you are likely to find a seat as well. Exit 4 South is the closest exit to the hotel in Aoyama-it-chome station; turn left once you pass the turnstile and look for the signs.
#3 location
Tokyo metropolitan is covered by 2 major subway companies – Tokyo Metro & Toei Line.
A day pass (710 Yen) for Tokyo Metro line is almost able to take you to most of the places in the city. With 290 Yen more, a day pass (1000 Yen) for both Toei & Tokyo Metro subway lines will give you even more access and more convenience. Such as : if you want to go for a swim in hot summer day or feel like to do some workout, a newly renovated Tokyo Gymnasium is right next to Kokuritsu-kyogijo station (A4 Exit) in Toei Oedo line, one stop from Aoyama-itchome. With 600 Yen, you can use the facilities for 2 ½ hours, there is one 8-lane, 50-meter pool and a 25-meter pool and all new cardio machines with free weights in the workout room. The lock is included; just bring your gear –bathing suit, bathing cap, towel, soap and shampoo. There you go. Have a good trip.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Spent nine nights at this hotel in a single room and it was great.

If you're into glitz and glamour you'll need to look elsewhere as it is basically a functional, business style hotel. Having said that though, I couldn't fault it. The rooms were of good size as was the bathroom and they were immaculately clean. Everything is catered for in the room - free wired internet, tea making facilities, tv, etc. There are also numerous other facilities provided by the hotel including food vending machines, a laundry room and a reasonable buffet breakfast.

The hotel staff are excellent and speak good English and will go out of their way to help you. The reception area also has free bottles of water for guests and free wi-fi should the wired internet access in your room elude you.

The hotel is within a five minute walk from the subway station which will get you into the heart of Tokyo speedily. The Tokyo transport system is just sensational.

To get to the hotel from Narita airport, get the NEX to Shibuya and not Tokyo as Shibuya is on the Ginza subway line which is the same line as the hotel. At Shibuya i'd recommend getting a Suica card to use on the underground and then head up the stairs to the Ginza line heading towards Asakusa. You'll need to go three stops to Aoyama-Itchome (G4). Once there look for the yellow information signs on the subway wall and head for exit 4 south. The hotel is mentioned on the information boards. Go out exit 4, up the stairs and cross over the pedestrian crossing. Once on the other side of the road, go right and the hotel is in a side road on your left about five minutes away in a road opposite the curry place.

Great hotel and will be my place of choice for future Tokyo visits.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The location is fantastic, easy walk to train and shops. Rooms are small but liveable and very clean. The staff were helpful & English not a problem. We've stayed here twice and would happily do so again

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

This hotel has a great location, just five minutes walk from the closest subway station. It is in walkable distance to Tokyo Midtown and Roponggi Hills. The room is clean, comfortable and with network (just need to bring a portable router for free wifi). Staff at reception speaks good English. Breakfast is also great. I saw many international travellers. I stayed here for 4 nights and no complaints.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Rooms were clean and comfortable. There is free internet in the rooms but wired only, free wifi in the lobby. Good breakfast selection in the restaurant.
As others have said one of the things that stands out is the service, all the staff were very friendly and helpful.
When I first booked the hotel I thought the location didn't look that convenient, however it's less than 5 minutes walk to a station served by 3 metro lines.
The hotel website has some very clear directions for getting in from the airports. My recommendation on arriving in Tokyo would be to read up on the baggage delivery services from the airports and take a stress free metro journey with hand luggage only!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is a very good choice if you are on a budget, looking for a hotel near the train station and with no smoking rooms.

Room:
- Small (15sqm) but very clean.
- Interesting that they got everything we needed in such a small room - tv, kettle, hair dryer, ref. It was convenient enough for 2 people.
- Bed and pillows are comfortable as well.
- you may opt for late checkout (normal is 11am, late checkout 2pm) but have to pay the fee in advance (if your room is available)

Hotel:
- You may get bottled water anytime near the reception area (no daily limit :))
- (Self service) laundry room
- Ice dispenser and Vendo Machines
- Really helpful staff. Can speak english.

Breakfast:
- They serve the same breakfast buffet selection every day. Would be good if the breakfast is included in your room rate since it costs about 950 YEN to pay for it there. But you may opt not to get it if you're staying for a long time as if may be tiresome to eat those everyday.
- Selection includes: egg (scrambled and hard boiled), bacon, sausage, steamed fish, miso soup, rice, porridge, japanese side dishes, vegetable salad, yogurt, breakfast cereals, 1 fresh fruit, fruit cocktail, 4 types of bread with choices of 3 jams and butter, coffee, tea, 3 juice flavors.

Location:
- about 100 meters away from the train station Aoyama-Itchome (but remember that you need to walk 50-100m inside the station to the exit).
- From Aoyama-Itchome, there are 2 Family MArt Convenient stores that you'll pass before reaching the Hotel side street.
- 1.5 km / 15-20 mins by foot to Roppongi.
- Before reaching Roppongi station, you'll find Tokyo Midtown where you'll find a garden (with cherry blossom trees :)

Room Tip: The rooms in this hotel are non-smoking. But they have a smoking area. If you are sensitive to cigar...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I am from Thailand. I took my family to Tokyo for business and vacation. I have some experiences staying in many hotels in Japan. The Asia Center of Japan may not be a big hotel. However, the service is so GREAT. They service the customer with friendly mind. I do fully recommend this hotel to your guys who are looking for the hotel of mid-size+reasonable price+very clean room+great service. :-)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8-10-32 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 107-0052 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Minato
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Minato
#17 Romantic Hotel in Minato
#22 Business Hotel in Minato
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Asia Center of Japan 2.5*
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