Take a look at a map of Tokyo (東京) and it’s easy to come to the conclusion that the areas around Tokyo Station (東京駅) are the centre of Japan’s capital. However, dig a little deeper and you will soon find that Shibuya (渋谷) is the real centre of the city. The capital of shopping, youth culture, and one of the most accessible spots around the city, staying at a hotel in Shibuya will not only give you convenience for getting around but also make sure you’re never far from the action.
With an incredible choice of places to stay, we’ve picked out the best of the bunch in terms of location, service, and price. Take a look at these 22 hotels around the buzzing Shibuya area to guarantee yourself the best Tokyo experience!
A stay in Tokyo doesn’t get much more convenient than a stay at the Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel (セルリアンタワー東急ホテル). Just a 5-minute walk from Shibuya Station, you are in easy walking distance of a whole plethora of shops, cafes, restaurants, convenience stores and Tokyo culture, not to mention the world-renowned Scramble Crossing.
With all rooms located between the building’s 19th and 37th floors, you can admire the colourful lights and bustling streets from your bedroom window before going down to explore. The Executive Lounge offers some of the best views and is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing breakfast overlooking the vibrant city.
If you’re travelling from one of Tokyo’s airports to the hotel, the Airport Limousine Bus stops right in front of Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel if you’re looking for an affordable and convenient option for getting from the airport to your accommodation.
Although you’ll have a little farther to walk to the nearest train station, Dormy Inn Premium Shibuya-Jingumae (ドーミーインPREMIUM渋谷神宮前) is the place to stay for those who can’t decide between the hustle and bustle of Shibuya’s shops and eateries and the quirky, cosplay-clad packed streets of Harajuku (原宿).
With easy access to both areas, there is a wide range of fascinating sights and cultural insights to keep you occupied for the day. Prepare for those busy days with the hotel’s generous buffet breakfast and finish your days with a trip to the hotel’s public baths, where the hot water will leave you feeling silky smooth and relaxed.
Hotel Mets Shibuya (ホテルメッツ渋谷) is found right next to Shibuya Station’s New South Exit where you’ll find yourself in the heart of Japan’s capital. After receiving a full makeover in 2016, the hotel is as clean, modern and well-designed as ever.
Choose from the hotel’s two cafes for breakfast as well as checking out the theater room. There are specific women’s single rooms for women travelling alone to put your mind at ease.
East meets west in this newly refurbished guest hotel in the centre of Shibuya. A blend of natural materials used throughout the building and in each meticulously designed room.
While the streets of Shibuya aren’t the place to go for peace and quiet, slip off to the hotel’s restaurant and bar to unwind after a long day.
If you’re looking for a stay with the comfort factor, Tokyu Stay is for you. Not just equipped with a large, inviting bed but you’ll also find a washer-dryer and microwave in each room, which makes this spot ideal for those planning a longer stay in Tokyo.
APA is known as a reliable chain of hotels where you can predict good service, clean rooms and good location.
Found next to one of Shibuya’s most desirable spots, Dogenzaka Hill, you’re not only in walking distance to Shibuya Station but also to some of Tokyo’s most popular nightclubs, shopping areas and a myriad of the city’s best eating and drinking establishments that will keep you busy at any time of day or night.
Just a short walk from Shibuya’s impressive, multi-functional Hikarie (ヒカリエ) building, Sakura Fleur Aoyama (サクラ・フルール青山) hotel is surrounded by an abundance of things to do and see. The floral name of the hotel is reflected in its pretty interiors with nicely decorated walls and furniture.
The hotel also provides a tea service as well as free amenities at reception.
Located in Shibuya Mark City department store, you won’t even need to step outside the doors of Shibuya Station to get to Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu (渋谷 エクセルホテル東急).
This hotel offers floors following different themes, including the Excel Floor with higher end rooms, a floor exclusively for women and a floor for those wanting the best views over the lively streets of Shibuya.
Shibuya Grand Hotel (渋谷グランドホテル) is nestled along a street full of bars, perfect for those who don’t want to have to stumble too far to get home after a few drinks. This affordable hotel right in the centre of town will give you an authentic feeling of being surrounded by the vibrancy of the city that never sleeps. To bag yourself a real bargain, turn up after 10 pm and you can stay for a cheaper business hotel rate.
Just a three-minute walk from Shibuya Station, Shibuya Granbell Hotel (渋谷グランベルホテル) prides itself on its sophisticated design which makes it an ideal spot whether you’re travelling as a couple or on a business trip. They also have plans especially for groups of friends.
Renovated in 2015, the rooms all promise a clean and modern design as well as a choice of Japanese or western breakfast including French toast.
Need to be closeby to the shops so you’re not lugging your souvenirs and personal purchases a long way back to your hotel? Check in to Hotel Unizo in the heart of Tokyo’s best shopping location with the popular department stores Parco (パルコ) and Tokyu Hands (東急ハンズ) nearby where you’re sure to find all the Japanese goodies you’re after. You can then look down at the busy streets of Shibuya from the hotel’s terrace.
Relax in the hotel’s cafe any time from breakfast to 11:30 pm, whether you’re there for dinner or some evening drinks before settling down for the night.
This white-themed hotel naturally offers a pristine design all finished off with beautiful artworks of Shibuya found on the bedroom walls. A number of free amenities are available in each room as well as free Wi-Fi for all guests and access to the coin-operated washing machines and dryers.
Just a two-minute walk from Shibuya Station, Shibuya Tokyu Rei (渋谷 東急REI) is a great, reliable spot for basing yourself to get around the city after filling up on the hotel’s generous buffet breakfast.
Another hotel in the ideal location of Shibuya’s Dogenzaka Hill, Tokyu Stay Shibuya (東急ステイ渋谷) is just 10 minutes by foot from Shibuya Station. The popular Tokyu Stay chain has its second Shibuya hotel at the other side of the station so if you’re happy to be a bit further from the station but closer to the Shibuya nightlife, we recommend staying in the Dogenzaka branch.
This branch also provides fairly spacious rooms fitted out with a washer-dryer. A benefit to this hotel is its 11 am check-out, which you will find to be rare in Japan with most check-out times around 10 am. More time to get your energy up with the buffet breakfast.
Budget male travellers will want to head to Commun Shibuya (コミュン渋谷), a relatively new facility that opened in 2015. Cheaper than most business hotels and more spacious than a capsule hotel, you will still get the comfortable, clean feel of a higher end hotel as well as a free drink service, a shared space, and free Wi-Fi.
The capsule hotel is one of those inventions that has given Japan its name as the centre of modern and quirky. Set out like a hostel, you will share a room but instead of a bunk bed you’ll be crawling up into your capsule when you’re ready for lights out.
Just on the lookout for a novel afternoon nap? Just pop in for a much cheaper three-hour stay at any time of day and you’ll still get use of the hotel’s public baths and sauna.
Capsule hotels tend to be separated for genders and unfortunately this is a male-only capsule but look down to number 19 for a capsule hotel for women.
Shibuya Tobu Hotel (渋谷東武ホテル) is a seven-minute walk in the direction of Harajuku and Omotesando (表参道), two other must-visit spots in central Tokyo. Large shared spaces and comfortable rooms give this hotel its charm.
If your holidays revolve around nourishing yourself with delicious food, the edible delights on offer at Shibuya Tobu Hotel are sure to tempt you in. Wake up in the morning to freshly baked bread and steaming coffee, followed by pasta and cakes and a beautiful pick of evening meals and alcoholic beverages.
Although you’ll need to head 11 minutes away from Shibuya Station to arrive at the Hotel New Washington (ホテル ニュー ワシントン), you won’t be disappointed by the easy access to Yoyogi Park (代々木公園), one of Shibuya’s most impressive and culture-rich parks, as well as walking distance from Harajuku’s famous Takeshita-dori (竹下通り) shopping street.
The hotel has been described by customers as clean, comfortable, and spacious, with friendly and helpful staff. Wifi is available, and there is a convenience store nearby if you’d like to grab snacks and drinks. For a great stay somewhere central, choose Hotel New Washington.
Thought that you couldn’t find peace and quiet in the city that never sleeps? This is one of Tokyo’s unique charms: Slip down a small street and you would never know you’re in one of the most crowded cities in the world. Found in a residential area 12 minutes by foot from Shibuya Station, Shibuya Creston Hotel (渋谷クレストンホテル) is an ideal stay for adults wanting to relax and unwind.
On top of the calm atmosphere, you’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep with the legendarily comfortable Simmons beds in each room.
This female-only capsule hotel is a ten-minute walk from Shibuya Station and features air-conditioned rooms and free Wifi. You can borrow various patterns of yukata (浴衣) to wear for free, and English is available as well as Japanese.
For a day of shopping in Shibuya before relaxing in the communal bath and curling up in a capsule room, check out Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya (ナデシコ ホテル 渋谷).
Shibuya is a great place for clubbing, eating, and shopping, but what if you’d prefer to stay in a quieter area? Hotel Fukudaya (ホテル福田屋) is nestled between the busy main streets of Shibuya and the much quieter area of Daikanyama (代官山), guaranteeing you a more peaceful evening than some other hotels.
Choose between a Japanese-style and western-style room at this affordable hotel.
Hotel Suave is in a great location. Just a two-minute ride from Shibuya Station on the Den-en-Toshi line (田園都市線) is a hotel with high-speed internet and a free buffet breakfast included in your bill. Suave is only seven minutes from the famous Omotesando shopping area and ten minutes from the must-see Tokyo Tower (東京タワー).
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The Olympic Inn Shibuya (オリンピックイン渋谷) enjoys many repeating customers due to its location, simplicity, and comfortable restaurant. To reach the hotel, it’s just a three-minute train ride from Shibuya on the Den-En-Toshi Line to Ikejiri Ohashi Bashi Station (池尻大橋駅). All the rooms have free wireless LAN.
Visiting Japan is a fantastic experience, and your hotel, whether it offers capsules, breakfast, a public bath or all of the above, it’s important to find somewhere that will suit you. With these 22 affordable, comfortable, and conveniently located hotels in Shibuya, it’s surely a little easier for you to decide where you’d like to stay during your trip to Tokyo!