Asakusa District in Taito is a hugely popular area of Tokyo known for its traditional restaurants and historic sights. Visitors flock to this area to get a real sense of Japanese history and culture, and can also access other spots easily from this area, including Tokyo Sky Tree.
One of the most well-known spots is the Sensoji Shrine, also known as Asakusa Kannon, which is the largest Buddhist Temple in Tokyo. It boasts the well-known Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) which features a giant lantern. Close to Sensoji Shine, visitors will also find Asakusa Jinja Temple and Chingodo Shrine.
Depending on the time you visit, Asakusa holds great traditional events such as the Sanja Matsuri, Tokyo’s largest festival, and Asakusa Samba Festival with performers and dancing. There are also some wonderful souvenir shops to be found at the famous Nakamise, which is a covered shopping arcade selling kimonos, swords, and Buddhist products! You should also check out the wonderful Kappabashi-dori (Kitchen Street), where you can find funky kitchen items and cute crockery.
Asakusa is also home to some traditional and established eateries. This includes Daikokuya, which is widely regarded to be the best tempura restaurant in Tokyo! Visitors can also try some great Nishiyama Sweets and other snacks around the Sensoji Shrine area.
A good way to make sure you get the most out of Asakusa and the surrounding areas is to stay there! The following hotels have been highly rated by visitors as having excellent customer service, great facilities, and being in good locations. Check out our list of recommended hotels to stay at in Asakusa for a great trip to Tokyo in 2017!
First on the list is Richmond Hotel Premier Asakusa International (リッチモンドホテルプレミア浅草インターナショナル), which opened in December 2015. It is an 8-minute walk from Asakusa Station, and from the hotel, there are fantastic views of Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Skytree. There is a lounge and non-smoking room, a 24-hour reception desk where the staff can speak English, Korean, and Chinese, and free Wifi in all areas of the hotel.
Each guest room has air-conditioning, a TV, a desk, locker, and iron. A Japanese and Western buffet is available for breakfast.
“Ekimae” means “in front of the station”, so it’s no surprise that this hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Asakusabashi Station’s east exit. Comfortable Simmons beds are in every room, as is high-speed internet, a trouser press, and an air purifier.
Richmond Hotel Asakusa (リッチモンドホテル浅草) opened in 2012 and is just a 3-minute walk from the popular tourist attraction Sensoji Temple. All rooms have free Wifi, a 40-inch TV, and mobile phone chargers, and guests can enjoy an Italian breakfast buffet.
There is also a coin laundrette, computers with a printer, and a microwave in the lobby. Computers can be rented for 800 yen per night. Stay here for a comfortable and convenient trip.
APA is a well-respected hotel chain in Japan, and their Asakusa Kuramae branch offers a restaurant and a public bath on the top floor with great views of Tokyo Skytree. The guest rooms have a TV, a fridge, a hairdryer, and a work desk, and there is an option to get a massage.
Ranked highly for its great views and excellent food quality, the Asakusa View Hotel (浅草ビューホテル) features an art deco style and comes with different types of restaurants on the 6th, 26th, and 27th floors.
At an extra charge, you can get a massage or take a dip in the all-year-round indoor swimming pool. There is free Wifi and popular spots like Asakusa Shrine and Senso-ji Temple are just a few minutes away by foot.
The Super Hotel franchise has enjoyed TripAdvisor customer satisfaction awards for two consecutive years. This clean and spacious hotel has free Wifi, smoking and non-smoking areas, and free breakfast with freshly baked bread.
Four minutes away from Iriya Station (入谷駅) is Vessel Inn Ueno Iriya Ekimae (ベッセルイン 上野入谷駅前), with free Wifi in the entire property and a free bike hire service. Relax in the cafe lounge or explore the nearby Asakusa shopping district. All air-conditioned rooms come with an air humidifier and purifier and have an electric kettle, TV, desk, and refrigerator. For breakfast, you can help yourself to the Western and Japanese buffet.
This new hotel opened in 2015 and boasts modern facilities such as free high-speed Wifi, a TV, a fridge, and an electric kettle in each room. You can store your luggage at the 24-hour reception desk and see various nearby spots like the Kaminari-mon Gate and Senso-ji Temple. A buffet is available between 6:30am and 10:00am every morning.
Hotel Keihan Asakusa (ホテル京阪浅草) is only 750m away from Asakusa Subway Station and each room has a private bathroom, free Wifi, and a TV. Slippers and green tea are also provided for each guest, and there is an option to rent bicycles or get a massage. Freshly-baked bread and a breakfast buffet are served in the mornings to guests.
Ideal for families with small children as kids of pre-school age sleep here for free, the APA Hotel Asakusabashi-Ekikita (アパホテル 浅草橋駅北), meaning “north of the station”, opened in June 2015 and has free Wifi, en suite bathrooms, and a massage at an extra cost. A free luggage storage at the 24-hour desk and newspaper service is also available.
This hotel has a public bath and sauna on the 10th floor, free Japanese noodles served every night, and is just a five-minute walk from the famous Nakamise (仲見世) shopping street. Each room has a balcony overlooking the city and a free yukata (浴衣), nightwear, and slippers for your use.
With a public foot bath, a 24-hour front desk, and a laundrette, staying at Dormy Inn Express is a great choice.
The friendly staff will offer you information about the local area at this modern hotel. Computers are available to use in the lobby or you can rent an iPad at the front desk. Each room has a hairdryer, air conditioner, TV, free Wifi, a refrigerator, and a safety deposit box. Slippers and pyjamas are available at an extra cost and guests can request a dry cleaning service if needed.
This accommodation offers a restaurant, massage service, rooms with free wired internet and Wifi access. You can make green tea in your room or store cold items in the refrigerator. The hotel is a few minutes’ walking distance from Asakusa Subway Station and Sumida River Cruise Station (隅田川水上バス乗り場) as well as the famous Asahi Beer (アサヒビール) Building. The on-site Sakura (櫻花) Restaurant offers Japanese, Western, and Chinese dishes.
Asakusa Central Hotel (浅草セントラルホテル) is a twenty-minute walk from Tokyo Skytree and just a three-minute walk from Senso-ji Temple and Kaminarimon Gate. You can rent a laptop with internet, free Wifi is available in all areas of the hotel, and each room has a fridge, TV, hairdryer, and a telephone.
Nearby is a 24-hour convenience store and there are plenty of vending machines on site. You can also try kimono (着物) fittings at the nearby shop if you request this service in advance.
You can choose between a western or capsule room here at Gyominso, which is just a few minutes’ walk from Asakusa Station. There is also a floor just for women. This hotel is especially recommended for those who are travelling on a budget.
Red Planet Asakusa opened in 2015 and is a ten-minute walk from Senso-ji Temple and a two-minute walk from Asakusa Station. The staff can speak English, Chinese, and Korean, and free slippers and toiletries are in every room. You can leave your luggage at the 24-hour reception desk or get something copied with the photocopying facilities. A set Japanese menu is served at breakfast. All room are non-smoking.
If you’d prefer to spend time in a more traditional hotel, try a ryokan, or Japanese inn! Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu (旅館浅草指月) has a history of 80 years and is located three minutes away from Asakusa Station. Cuddle up in a real Japanese futon (布団) bed and relax in the public baths (separated by gender). Each room has a hairdryer, yukata robes, tea sets and mineral water provided.
This hotel offers not only a bedroom, but a kitchen area and in-room laundrette for it guests, making it an excellent choice for those choosing to stay for a while. Free Wifi is available in the whole property and the staff can speak English.
The air-conditioned rooms have a TV and DVD player, an iPod docking system, and ironing facilities. The kitchen has a microwave, kitchenware, a stove, and a fridge, or if you’d rather eat at a hotel, French and Italian dishes are served at the nearby cafe.
Close to Asakusa sightseeing spots is another Japanese inn, Ryokan Kamogawa Asakusa (旅館加茂川). It has a public bath and free internet, and each room has tatami (畳) flooring, traditional futon bedding, a Japanese tea set, fridge, and TV. A Family Mart convenience store is a few minutes’ walk from the accommodation, and the hotel is quiet despite its location. A peaceful and traditional Japanese inn.
Hatago is just two minutes from Asakusa Station. The 9th floor of this hotel has a free viewing lounge with picture-perfect views of the city; breakfast is also served there so you can enjoy a warm morning view. Free Wifi is available, and a convenience store is just a few minutes’ walk away.
Unizo Inn is in a nice location reachable from some of Asakusa’s best sightseeing spots. From the twin room, you can see Asakusa Temple lit up at night. All rooms have internet access, a fridge, work desk, and TV, and you can rent laptops from the front desk if you wish. There is also coin-operated laundry and a restaurant open all day serving Western and Japanese dishes.
From the deluxe room here at Hotel Sunroute Asakusa (ホテルサンルート浅草), you have a great view of Tokyo Skytree. All rooms have Wifi, free toiletries in the en suite bathroom, a desk, and a TV. You can get a relaxing massage or take advantage of the dry cleaning service. Safety deposit boxes, vending machines, and free newspapers are onsite.
Two minutes away from Asakusa Station and this hotel, named after the nearby historic Kaminarimon Gate. In-room massages are available upon request, and the open-air terrace is a great place to relax and look at Tokyo Skytree. The 24-hour on-site restaurant serves French cuisine.
The hotel provides a TV with on-demand programs, free luggage storage, and free Wifi.
This hotel mixes the innovative and the nostalgic with a nice blend of old Edo (江戸) Japan and modern sensibilities. Located right next to Kaminarimon is the hotel named after it, with nearby shops and restaurants conveniently close by and free Wifi.
The Khaosan hostel chain has enjoyed success over the years, and the Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory (カオサン東京ラボラトリー) in Asakusa is a popular choice for backpackers and young people travelling alone. It has bunk beds, free Wifi, a communal living space, and colourfully decorated decor.
A four-minute walk from Asakusa Station is Hotel Asakusa & Capsule (ホテル浅草&カプセル). You can choose between a capsule room and a business room when you book, and a large public bathroom is provided for guests. All rooms have Wifi.
Asakusa Town Hotel (浅草タウンホテル), also called Town Hotel 24, opened in June 2011 and is right next to Asakusa Subway Station and within walking distance of Kaminarimon. Wifi is available at this hotel.
Asakusa Town Hotel website *Japanese only
Asakusa-bashi Station (浅草橋駅) is very close to this hotel with easy access to the famous Akihabara Electric Town (秋葉原電気街) and Kokugikan National Sumo Stadium (両国国技館). Belmont Hotel (ベルモントホテル) has free Wifi, a Japanese restaurant and bar, and optional massage services. In your room, you’ll find a fridge, electric kettle, extra-long beds, and a TV with on-demand programming.
Visiting Tokyo is a great experience and it’s important to be able to find the best hotel for you. With this list of 28 affordable hotels in excellent locations and convenient facilities, it should be easier to decide where to stay if you’d like to be within walking distance of some of Tokyo’s best sightseeing spots!