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Where to Stay to Have Fun in Tokyo! Comfortable and Fun Tokyo Hotels!

By Alex Gray Jul 10, 2020

Are you wondering how to have fun in Tokyo? Stay in these hotels and have a fun and comfortable time! There’s even a space capsule hotel and Pokémon themed room!

Have a Comfortable and Fun Time During Your Stay in Tokyo!

Is your next travel destination downtown Tokyo with its famous zoo, local crafts, and hidden-gem delicious delicacies? Or what about the bright lights and drinking alleys of Shinjuku? Whichever you choose next to go, we have four very different accommodations we can recommend.

Stay in a space-themed capsule hotel, a traditional Japanese ryokan, a stylish apartment hotel, a sophisticated Japanese contemporary hotel, or a Japanese hotel with open-air baths. There is something for every type of traveler. The lone traveler looking for something unique and futuristic, the friends wanting to wander and relax Japanese-style, the family searching for a chic and comfortable place to stay and the couple on a getaway looking for culture and sophistication. If there is something there to pique your interest please read on to check out the recommendations!


Have you ever wondered what it’s like to fly into space? Is your dream to sleep in a spaceship? Well, now you can! Okay, not quite, but you can stay in Japan’s first space station themed capsule hotel!

MOON STATION HOTEL TOKYO is a capsule hotel in Nishi-Ojima, Koto-ku, with excellent access to Nihombashi, Asakusa, Tokyo Station, Tokyo Disneyland, and other downtown Tokyo areas. What’s unique about this hotel is the space station theme! Stay in the capsule space pods and get ready for take-off! This futuristic hotel is completely cashless, and you can pay with your card, so there’s no need to carry cash with you.

MOON STATION HOTEL TOKYO is the only hotel in the Nishi-Ojima area with a women’s only section, so female travelers can stay with a sense of ease. As a capsule hotel, it’s easy and convenient for single travelers. Choose from a Vertical Single, Horizontal Single, or Horizontal Wide. Vertical cabins are the more popular capsule styles with the opening at the short end, so you enter head first…or is it feet first? Horizontal cabins have the opening lengthwise horizontally and you can just roll in if that’s your style.

There are also connecting capsules for groups of up to 16 people. Choose a Couple Room with two connecting cabins, a group room with up to four connecting capsules, or the largest room is a group room for five to sixteen people. The large five to sixteen cabin room is the only one not available in the women’s only zone. Popular with business people, capsules with a bed desk are available for day-only stays so you can get some work done in a clean, quiet environment.

Free Wi-Fi is available in your capsule and the communal area. Capsules come with two USB charge ports, a hanger, and a light you can change to five different colors to create your favorite spacey atmosphere. There are desks with plug sockets in the communal/co-working area for your work or trip research needs. If you need help planning your trip, there is also a tourist information center. Female and Male separate showers come with amenities such as body soap, shampoo, a toothbrush set, towel, bath towel, razor, and cotton swabs. For an additional price, you can buy a basic cosmetics set, slippers, a body towel, and earplugs, and rent room wear. Eating is allowed in the communal space fitted with a microwave and a vending machine.

The hotel is currently taking maximum measures to keep guests as safe as possible from Coronavirus. Such measures include disinfection of hotel surfaces, a mask-wearing policy for employees and guests, body temperature checks during check-in. Guests will not be placed in capsules adjoining another occupant unless desired.

Special Campaign Price! Now-Only!

Don’t miss the current campaign rates! Right due to the Coronavirus, the hotel is offering rates starting at 1,500 yen per night! And if you let the hotel know you booked the hotel after hearing about it from Guidable Japan, you will get the chance to be entered into our free draw! Two people who have stayed at the hotel from now until the end of September will get their stay free!

Stay in a clean, safe, space-themed MOON STATION HOTEL TOKYO for an unbeatable, cheap price! What are you waiting for?

Find out more on the homepage: https://moonstationhotel.jp/en/


Would you like to get a taste of the old, historical area of Tokyo? Stay in a long-celebrated, family-run Japanese inn located in Yanaka, in the ‘Shitamachi’ old area of Tokyo. Experience the life of a real Japanese neighbourhood. Enjoy the soft light coming in through the shoji screens, the touch of the tatami mats, the Japanese ‘wa’.

RYOKAN SAWANOYA is in Yanaka, an area of Tokyo with a traditional, rustic flavor. A residential area with local shops and trades, the old streets are filled with wonders. Closeby, you can visit Nezu Shrine, Yanaka Ginza, Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of Western Art, and many cultural facilities in Ueno such as the zoo and other museums and galleries.

All the rooms are Japanese style with tatami and futon. In the rooms, you can find an air-conditioner, telephone, towels, yukata (a cotton kimono), and a hairdryer. You can choose between a room with or without a toilet/bathroom, and rooms are available as single, double, or triple occupancy.

There are two private baths in the hotel, a cypress bathtub, and a ceramic bathtub. You can enjoy your bath in privacy where you can relax and enjoy the view of the garden. A western-style breakfast is offered at an extra charge. Drink as much coffee and tea as you like, free of charge, and Wi-Fi is also available free. There is a computer set-up in the lounge area, which is especially handy if you are traveling without a laptop and need to check your email or do some travel research. Need help with recommended places to stay or go? A map of Japan and a plentiful supply of information brochures are on display in the communal area, and the staff can help you make a hotel reservation for your next destination. Long-term travelers will be especially pleased with the coin laundry, dryer, and iron available for use. And explorers can rent a bicycle for sightseeing or shopping around the area.

Staying at RYOKAN SAWANOYA is like being part of a community. The ryokan organizes several events throughout the year so guests can enjoy and be part of Japanese culture. Such activities include visiting local festivals together, setsubun the bean throwing festival, shishi-mai (traditional lion dance) in the lobby, and many more!

Stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan with a rich history, a loving family business that recently reached its 70th anniversary. RYOKAN SAWANOYA is a home to everyone, LGBT friendly, and they welcome guests from all over the world. If you want to experience what it’s like to stay and live in Japan, the Sawa family are waiting for you at RYOKAN SAWANOYA.

Find out more on the homepage: http://sawanoya.com/


Are you looking for a place to stay in Tokyo where you can relax in the living room after a hard day’s sightseeing, or cook a delicious meal, just like at home? Do you want to travel but don’t want to give up the comforts of home? APARTMENT HOTEL MIMARU might be the place for you! According to the 2020 Tripadvisor report, three of their locations rank in the top 20 for the “Best Hotels in Japan 2020 by International travelers”. So you know the stay will be excellent!

APARTMENT HOTEL MIMARU has locations currently operating in Tokyo and Kyoto. These locations are popular both for travelers due to their close access to famous sights.

APARTMENT HOTEL MIMARU welcomes short, medium, and long stay guests. Great for weekend travelers and perfect for families and groups on an extended stay-cation. Each hotel’s website suggests things to do and see close-by, ask the multilingual staff for recommendations or to book a restaurant. Don’t want to eat out? Prepare your meal together in the apartment; you choose!

APARTMENT HOTEL MIMARU’s rooms are furnished with a modern Japanese atmosphere, equipped with a fully functioning kitchen and relaxing living space. Stay in a stylish Japanese style room with tatami or chic Western-style room with bunk or loft beds, popular with children. There are different types of rooms to choose from that can cater to all kinds of travelers. Comfortable rooms are available, designed especially for families traveling with young children. The standard rooms can accommodate four to six people, for those traveling with a group, reserve a connected room for a capacity of up to ten. Room types differ depending on each hotel, so be sure to check the website!

With a fully equipped kitchen stocked with a refrigerator, microwave, kettle, stovetop, tableware, and cutlery, you can make your own meals. Take a trip to the supermarket and make your favorite Japanese meals. Great for families or groups, have a dinner party, and create memories that will stand out on your trip. Towels, shampoo and body wash, and much more, all sorts of amenities are available in your room or at reception so you can travel lighter. For your convenience, coin laundry can be found in the common areas and the rooms of some hotels.

Do you like Pokémon? In selected APARTMENT HOTEL MIMARU locations, you can stay in a Pokémon-themed room! A must-do experience for any Pokémon fan. Wake up to a huge Snorlax stuffed toy in your Poké Ball wallpapered bedroom. Dine with your favorite Pokémon on specially designed tableware in the Poké Ball decorated dining room. You will even receive original novelty goods (the drawstring bag, welcome card, the hand towels), not available for sale anywhere else! The hand towel design differs from Tokyo to Kyoto hotels, so make sure you visit both to complete your collection!

Staying at APARTMENT HOTEL MIMARU can make your trip special. If you are searching for a stylish apartment hotel, like traveling with the comforts of home, or love to cook local dishes while on your trip, then look no further than APARTMENT HOTEL MIMARU.

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* Applicable until July 31, 2021 (Application period may be extended).

Find out more on the homepage: https://mimaruhotels.com/



Would you like to stay in a hotel that helps you connect with the local culture and people? NOHGA HOTEL UENO TOKYO values deep connections with the local community and experiences that come from it.

The hotel is situated a quick three minutes walk from Ueno Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Hibiya Line. It’s close to Ueno Park and Zoo, Ameyoko street, museums, and other popular tourist spots. Ueno is a fascinating area, a place where the culture from the Edo period still lives on. The hotel has original maps and recommends favorite shops and sites, chosen by hotel team members who personally walk through the streets to find hidden gems.

Hotel rooms are decorated in a sophisticated Japanese atmosphere with handicrafts created by the local people to introduce the Ueno area. Room toiletries made from cocoon components soft on the skin and rainfall showers give a luxurious shower experience. Sleek and comfortable room wear and airweave bed mattresses ensure a good night’s sleep. With different types and grades of double and twin rooms, this accommodation is well-suited for a romantic getaway or a trip with friends. You can plan your trip in your room or around the hotel with the room tablet.

Enjoy breakfast downstairs made from carefully crafted ingredients used at the Bistro NOHGA restaurant on the first floor. The hotel has three mains to choose from so you can choose depending on your mood for the day! The ingredients are selected with care, and the soup and muffins are the chef’s specialty. Guests can enjoy meals at the restaurant, which is prized on its contemporary dishes made using natural methods with local ingredients.

The lobby is the pride of NOHGA HOTEL UENO TOKYO. The open-plan lobby, the relaxing terrace, and the library lounge are all part of the hotel’s commitment to comfortable guest spaces. View the contemporary art exhibition, enjoy a delicious cup of the hotel’s original coffee, and take in the flavors of Bistro NOHGA. You can even watch the chef prepare the food at the live counter! Plan your trip on the 2nd-floor library lounge or have a drink on the open-air terrace.

You can rent a bike available as a collaboration with tokyobike, explore the backstreets of old Tokyo on your wheels. Other facilities in the hotel include a fitness room (currently closed for measures against COVID-19) and a laundry room with washer and dryer.

Want to know more about Ueno? Check out the sightseeing plans created by the hotel to get insider information about Ueno and the surrounding area. Visit art houses, try Japanese sweets, eat sushi, and drink Yanaka beer. NOHGA HOTEL UENO TOKYO offers experiences for guests to get to know beautiful products and culture crafted in the Ueno area. Such experiences include sake glass testing, wine, and food pairing, and local craft tours. Some experiences may be canceled due to Coronavirus, so please check on the homepage.

If you want to stay in downtown Tokyo and immerse yourself in an area rich with culture and history, check out NOHGA HOTEL UENO TOKYO. Take away stories and experiences of old Tokyo that are unique to your stay.

Find out more on the homepage: https://nohgahotel.com/ueno/

Hotel Edoya

How would you like to take a relaxing spa holiday in the center of Tokyo? Feel as though you are taking a mini trip to a hot spring, without leaving the city. 

Hotel Edoya is located on a quiet hilltop in Yushima, halfway between Ueno and Akihabara. Ueno and Akihabara are within walking distance, and you can get to Asakusa, Shibuya, Harajuku, Shinjuku, Ginza and other major areas using just one train line! Close to the hotel you can find historic sites such as Yushima Tenmangu and Kanda Myojin, and many cultural facilities, museums and art galleries in Ueno Park.

Hotel Edoya is a traditional Japanese inn style hotel that offers rooms for one to five people. There is a mixture of both western and Japanese style rooms with tatami from single, double, twin, to group rooms for families and friends. All rooms have a TV and hairdryer, air conditioning, a toilet, a private bathroom, Wi-Fi, a refrigerator and kettle. Amenities are provided such as shampoo, conditioner, body soap (all silicone-free), and more, so you can leave your wash bag at home! 

There are separate baths for men and women, making it easy to enjoy a mini trip spa trip in the city. Want to take a midnight dip and stare at the sky? Well, you can because the large bathroom on the 6th floor is open all night from 15:00 to 10:00 the next morning, to all guests free of charge. There are indoor baths and open-air baths for both men and women with a view of the sky, which is rare in Tokyo. The men’s large baths are equipped with a sauna available for use from 17:00 to 25:00. Cool off in the cool breeze after your deliciously hot soak on the 6th-floor terrace. Coffee, green tea, and tea are available free of charge at the 1st-floor drink corner. Other facilities include a PC, printer, microwave oven, and coin-operated laundry and dryer for guest use so you can spend an extended and comfortable stay.

  The restaurant Kosetsu (where the breakfast is served) is located on the basement floor of the hotel and offers kaiseki cuisine with a focus on soba. You can enjoy Soba noodles from 880 yen and a course meal from 2,900 yen per person. In addition to Soba noodles, you can also enjoy traditional tempura and sashimi.

 Choose different plans according to your travel style! All accommodation plans at Hotel Edoya include a free breakfast that is served from 7:00-9:30. Usually, breakfast is served in a Japanese or Western-style buffet, but due to the Coronavirus, the hotel currently provides a seated Japanese style breakfast. Hotel Edoya is now offering special rates for one night with two meals from 6,000 yen per person per night! This includes breakfast and dinner at Kosetsu restaurant. *The one night two meal plan cannot be booked on Sundays and holidays.

    As a measure against the Coronavirus, the hotel asks customers to disinfect with the spray provided, and staff members undertake body temperature tests. They also disinfect doorknobs, switches, and other parts of the room that come in contact with hands with alcohol. 

Look to Hotel Edoya for a traditional Japanese stay, the pleasure of relaxing in a hot open-air bath in the city, to enjoy time with family and friends not possible at a business hotel. 

Find out more on the homepage: http://www.hoteledoya.com/


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We hope you found some unique and fun hotels for you to visit during your stay in Tokyo. If you are already living in Tokyo why not book a room during the weekend and enjoy a staycation, in your own city? We’d love to know how it went!