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.
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.
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