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Mitsui Garden Hotel Ueno
Ranked #11 of 121 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
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Dallas, TX
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“Excellent location, great hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

I'm always impressed with how well the Japanese can equipped a room in spite of its small size. They fit toiletries, yukatas, slippers, safe, fridge, pants press, humidifier, kettle with tea / coffee, hair dryer and curling iron, even a facial spa all into ths really compact room. The bed and pillows are comfortable.

The location is SO GREAT! Close to the train station, Ameyo Yokocho arcade, Ueno park (with Zoo, Museum of Art, etc.) all close by and there is even a convenience store right across the street if you have to nip out for a midnight snack when you're still dealing with jet lag. I love this neighborhood and the price is really good value for money.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

They provided everything we needed in the room; toothbrush, tooth paste, razor, soap, shampoo, bottled water, night shirts, hair dryer, and straightner. Located within walking distance from the train station. Awesome location for touring, restaurant has breakfast every morning good selection. Everyone was very polite and helpful. Great place!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

The hotel is opposite to JR Ueno Station. Can go to hotel from station throught the footbridge in 5 minutes. Luckily, I rented car from Toyota-rent-a car. When I returned the car and found the Toyota-rent-a car office just 50 meters away from hotel. Very convenient.

The hotel is new and clean. I stayed a semi double room which size is OK in Japan. Great surprised that the room with Pansonic electric hair clip, hair dryer and humidifier.

The staffs are helpful and nice. But only one Italian restaurant in hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

As already mentioned in previous commments:
--> very good location: close to station and park
--> good starting point for exploring the Tokyo
--> comfortable room, good place to wrap your business day
--> very nice and big bathrooms (for Japanese Hotels ;))
--> fluent english speaking front desk
--> hotel will keep luggage, if you will be out of the hotel for a few days

The only negative point is may be that the breakfast is not included and if you just want quickly eat something it is a little bit expensive 1.300JPY. However, if you have some time to enjoy breakfast, you will get a wonderful japanese style breakfast with a lot of different things to discover.

VERY GOOD +++ rating!!!

I would book it agains, also for private trips!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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sydney, australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

This hotel is very new and modern, and the room was good size, ie enough room to park your bags without falling over one another. We were very comfortable there. Tip: leave the blackout shade a tad open otherwise you might not wake up until very late, they are very good! And we found Ueno a very good base to explore Tokyo, Ueno station is just over the pedestrian bridge, it's right on the Ginza, Hibiya and Yamanote lines which gives you so many options in terms of getting around. There are lots of eating options in the area, but one night we couldn't be bothered going very far and just had dinner in the Italian downstairs, very pleasant indeed. We did not think the breakfast deal was great value so we usually had breakfast (and a couple of dinners as well!) in the station itself, there are so many nice places to choose from. Ueno station is like is like a small town in itself, do the groceries, buy a bottle of wine, buy gifts for the family, have a nice meal etc. Staff are very friendly and will loan you an umbrella if it's inclement outside. And like all Japanese hotels, just hook up your PC/netbook (for free, a nice change for those of us who normally have to pay for it!)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

So handy for Ueno station and Ueno Park with all it's wonderful museums, galleries, temples and the zoo. Minutes from the wonderful Ameyoko Market and the most divine sushi (although travellers will find food is of a very high standard everywhere in Japan). If you have luggage, from Ueno station, take the Panda Bridge Exit at the Iriya Gate to get to the hotel on the walkways avoiding the roads. Ask for a room at the back away from the big road as it will be quieter. The black out blinds in this hotel are amazing and filled me with envy! We had no problem accessing wifi. Out room was spotless and comfortable. I find the reviews saying the rooms are 'small' a bit funny, hey people this is Tokyo! The rooms are a perfectly adequate size and we found the staff to be helpful and friendly. Breakfast here was a bit hit and miss and not as good as the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Ginza, and if it hadn't been included in our package we would have given it a miss and gone to the coffee shop next door.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Just a two minute walk from Ueno Station, this hotel is conveniently located to Ueno Park and all the great museums found there. The service is friendly and efficient. Rooms are clean however typically small (more space than I expected, though).

  • Stayed January 2013
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Property: Mitsui Garden Hotel Ueno
Address: 3-19-7 Higashi-ueno, Taito 110-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Taito
#7 Romantic Hotel in Taito
#8 Family Hotel in Taito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mitsui Garden Hotel Ueno 3.5*
Number of rooms: 245
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