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Kinuya Hotel
Ranked #62 of 125 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Get off the direct train from Narita airport (kaisen is a private rail operator but cheap fares at about $25AUD from airport express to Ueno). This hotel is straight outside the station exit. Think of it as an ideal place to catch your breath. A bit like a Formule1 it is very basic but good value. Beat jet lag by jogging or walking around Ueno Park. Acquaint youself with the excellent 24 hour Sushizanmai sushi restaurant about 500m away. Ueno connects to most major lines and the subway system is nearby too. Make sure you get dirctions to Takeya, an amazing collection of stores (coloured purple) offering enormous discounts on luxury goods, foods, luggage, clothes, you name it. Cheaper than duty free. And check out Yudoboshi Camera over the road if you need Japanese plugs etc at good prices.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 28, 2011

My wife, son, daughter-in-law and grand-daughter stayed here last year. Very convenient location close to Ueno station (so easy to travel from Narita Airport and get off at Ueno). Clean, but small hotel. Double room at Yen 9,100 or $100 per room (last year at Yen 90 to the $). Unfortunately, now the yen is about Yen 75 to the $, so rate is $121, but after all this is Tokyo. Private toilet and bath, refrigerator, hot water pot. Cafe Restaurant Kuromon is quick and easy for breakfast (Yen 990); either Japanese or western set meal. Really convenient to Ameyoko (Ameyayokocho); lots of fun, too.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 15, 2011

I stayed here for a couple of nights before a tour, and then again for one night at the end. As I was on my own I had a single room, which both times was on a corner, facing a dark wall. There was little sunlight but the room itself was fine and the bathroom was clean and functional. I ate breakfast in the restaurant - I can recommend the green tea muffins. The front desk staff were very nice and helpful. The location is fantastic for the train from/to the airport and also for its proximity to Ueno Park, both of which are probably its main selling points. I'm sure you could get a more exciting room, but then who goes to Tokyo to spend time in their hotel?

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 18, 2010

My two week tour with a group of 12 started here, for one night, and it was satisfactory, but rather ordinary and the rooms were rundown. The front desk service was friendly and helpful enough, and it served our purpose; the main reason the tour starts here, not being a high class operation, is that the location next to Ueno station is convenient.

  • Stayed: October 2009
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Reviewed March 30, 2009

Stayed one night here due to a flight cancellation. It's across the street from the Keisei Skyliner station to Narita Airport, and right on Ueno Park though we were too early for the cherry blossoms. So the location is great. Everything else, though, is just average: bathroom slightly mildewy, room smoky (though pretty big by Tokyo standards), awful decor, mediocre coffeeshop. Being Japan the service is great, and there are two free computers in the lobby. But for 11,000 yen (Western double) you can stay somewhere much nicer!

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 30, 2017
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Address: 2-14-28 Ueno, Taito 110-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
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Ranked #62 of 125 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
Price Range: $66 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kinuya Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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