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9 Hotels Only Minutes Away From Stations Along Yamanote Line In Tokyo

Rachel
Updated Apr 06, 2018

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is one of the most popular destinations in the world. The vibrant metropolitan city is irresistible in many ways, with its unique blend of traditional and geek culture, history and modern technologies all rolled into one. If you are thinking where to stay for your trip to the alluring city, you will not go wrong with an accommodation near any of the stations along Tokyo’s Yamanote Line (山手線). As the most important train line that connects Tokyo’s major city centres, you are assured of great connectivity when exploring the capital. Here are the top 9 Tokyo hotels within 3 minutes from stations along Yamanote Line for your easy reference.

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Shinjuku Station - Japan’s busiest train station and major transport hub

Shinjuku is an important business, entertainment and shopping district in Tokyo. Located in the middle of this large district, Shinjuku Station is Japan’s busiest train station with many suburban train lines, including the circular Yamanote Line. Getting to Shinjuku Station from both Narita Airport and Haneda Airport is convenient with a direct train ride. Here are 2 fabulous hotels that are conveniently located within 3 minutes’ walk from the station:

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1. JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku (from 174 USD per night)

Located just 3 minutes away from JR Shinjuku Station, JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku is a relatively new hotel opened in August 2014. Although it is located in a busy district, you will be pleased to know that the hotel boasts bigger rooms of at least 25 square metres (269 square feet) each, a luxurious size by Tokyo standards. Furthermore, all guest rooms are furnished with modern amenities including complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and air purifier/humidifier, while tastefully decorated with traditional Japanese motifs. Needless to say, with such a superb location, you will enjoy easy access to major sightseeing, dining and shopping spots, like the lively Kabukicho area, Harajuku and Takashimaya Times Square.

JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku

Address: 2-6-2 Yoyogi, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Price: from 174 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 3-minute walk from south exit of JR Shinjuku Station

Contact: +81 3-5333-8687

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2. Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower (from 269 USD per night)

Similar to Hotel Blossom Shinjuku, Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower is a short 3-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station. This conveniently located 4-star hotel was last renovated in 2014. The smallest room size of 26 square metres (280 square feet) is a definite advantage compared with other Tokyo hotels. Vending machines are located at the lift landing of each floor and there is a convenience store at the main lobby too. These thoughtful gestures allow you to stock up on snacks anytime you need. Besides, because all guest rooms are located from the 22nd to 35th floor, you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of the city skyline.

Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower

Address: 2-2-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Price: from 269 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 3-minute walk from south exit of JR Shinjuku Station

Contact: +81 3-5354-0111

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Tokyo Station - right in the prestigious Marunouchi business district close to major landmarks

As the terminal station of all shinkansen lines, Tokyo Station is located right within Tokyo’s leading business district and near to famous landmarks such as the Imperial Palace and Imperial Palace East Gardens. If you plan to travel out of Tokyo, staying around Tokyo Station saves some travelling time as you will most likely need to take the shinkansen out to other regions. Check out these 2 superb hotels within a stone’s throw from Tokyo Station.

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3. Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi (from 592 USD per night)

The Four Seasons Hotel chain is a Canadian international luxury hospitality company that needs no special introduction. Known to provide luxurious accommodation to discerning customers, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is directly accessible from JR Tokyo Station. Despite being in a bustling business district, rest assured that you will enjoy the peace and lush comfort throughout your stay here.

You may find it hard to get yourself out of the airy and stylish room fitted with modern facilities like a 3D blu-ray built-in flat-screen TV with an excellent surround sound system. If you have young ones in tow, let them enjoy free video games in the room, while you soak in the complimentary hot spring baths and sauna in the hotel spa. There is also a 24-hour fitness centre in the hotel for you to keep fit anytime you wish. With such top-notch facilities and service from a trusted brand like Four Seasons, the hotel is the perfect accommodation for pampering yourself with an indulgent stay in Tokyo.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi

Address: 1-11-1 Pacific Century Place, Marunouchi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Price: from 592 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 1-minute walk from JR Tokyo Station

Contact: +81 3-5222-7222

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4. Oakwood Premier Tokyo (from 300 USD per night)

If you prefer to stay in a luxury serviced apartment with hotel-like services, look no further than Oakwood Premier Tokyo, located just 2 minutes on foot from JR Tokyo Station. In addition to the usual amenities like flat-screen TV with cable and satellite channels in hotels, all Oakwood apartments include fully-equipped kitchens with refrigerator, microwave, oven, coffee machine, electric kettle and full kitchenware. A washing machine and dryer are also provided for guests’ convenience. Furthermore, the apartment hotel is surrounded by convenience stores, restaurants and cafes. Getting to and from the Haneda and Narita airports is also a breeze as guests can take the airport limousine direct from the building’s ground floor!

Oakwood Premier Tokyo

Address: 1-8-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Price: from 300 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 2-minute walk from Yaesu North / Nihombashi exit of JR Tokyo Station

Contact: +81 3-6631-6800

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5. Remm Akihabara hotel connected to JR Akihabara Station (from 148 USD per night)

Are you an otaku culture (Japanese geek culture) fan? If so, staying at Remm Akihabara is your best bet. Directly connected to JR Akihabara Station, Remm Akihabara offers you a comfortable stay with easy access to your favourite anime spots in town. The rooms are compact but fitted with essential facilities and well-maintained for you to relax in. Lie on the fabulous Silky Rem, an original bed designed by the hotel, and you will be assured of nights of wonderful rest. For an even more delightful night’s rest, choose your favourite pillow from the hotel’s extensive selection.

Remm Akihabara

Address: 1-6-5 Sakumacho, Kanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Price: from 148 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Access: directly connected to JR Akihabara Station

Contact: +81 3-3254-0606

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6. Mitsui Garden Hotel Ueno just 2 minutes’ walk from JR Ueno Station (from 141 USD per night)

Located in Taito ward, Ueno is one of Tokyo’s most popular tourist destinations. Staying at Mitsui Garden Hotel Ueno that is just a 2-minute walk away from JR Ueno Station makes it convenient to access some of Tokyo’s finest cultural sites and the famous Ueno Park. Besides the contemporary guest rooms with wooden furnishings, you can choose to stay in a special room featuring the adorable Panda from nearby Ueno Zoo. Connect to Narita Airport with a direct 40-minute train ride. Travel through centuries within a day from Tokyo’s old downtown, Asakusa, to the modern electric town, Akihabara with a fast 10-minute train ride to these areas from Ueno Station.

Mitsui Garden Hotel Ueno

Address: 3-19-7, Higashi-ueno, Taito Ward, Tokyo

Price: from 141 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 2-minute walk from the Asakusa exit of JR Ueno Station

Contact: +81 3-3839-1131

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7. Hotel Bellclassic Tokyo near JR Otsuka Station (from 194 USD per night)

Hotel Bellclassic Tokyo, nestled in the peaceful Otsuka neighbourhood next to Otsuka Train Station, is just one stop away from Ikebukuro Station on the Yamanote Line. Not only does the convenient access allows you to get to the bustling Ikebukuro quickly, you will also get to enjoy the spacious comfort of a classic guest room with a minimum size of 26 square metres (280 square feet). Furthermore, staying in Otsuka is a welcome respite from all the hype and action experienced in the nearby bustling districts of Tokyo. After a long day out, retreat to the hotel with impeccable service, and feel at home in the clean and elegantly furnished room for a great night’s rest.

Hotel Bellclassic Tokyo

Address: 3-33-6, Minamiotsuka, Toshima Ward, Tokyo

Price: from 194 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Access: South exit of JR Otsuka station

Contact: +81 3-5950-1200

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8. Centurion Hotel next to JR Ikebukuro Station (from 251 USD per night)

Ikebukuro is a vibrant shopping and entertainment district, with the popular indoor theme park and aquarium located at Sunshine City. Ramen lovers and shopaholics will be elated to stay at the luxury Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro right next to JR Ikebukuro Station. As the second-largest train station in Tokyo, Ikebukuro Station serves 5 train lines and 3 subway lines, allowing quick and easy access to other parts of the capital.

The Centurion Hotel is just a 3-minute walk from the station, thus linking you to all the above-mentioned hotspots. You’re also connected to the buzzing districts of Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Harajuku - all reachable within 20 minutes by train. The compact, furnished rooms are ideal for a good night’s rest after a long but soul-satisfying day of sightseeing. In-house massage services are also available on request and at an additional fee.

The Centurion Hotel

Address: 170-0013 Tokyo Prefecture, Toshima-ku Higashiikebukuro 1-8-9, Japan

Price: from 251 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 3-minute walk from east exit of JR Ikebukuro Station

Contact: +81 3-6912-6031

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9. Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro next to JR Ikebukuro Station (from 168 USD per night)

All guest rooms offer panoramic city views and complimentary Wi-Fi. With several reputable restaurants in the hotel, such as the Cross Dine restaurant offering international buffet, and Italian cuisine at Est Italian Restaurant, you won’t go hungry even if you choose not to go out of the hotel at all.

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro

Address: 1-6-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo

Price: from 168 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 1-minute walk from the Metropolitan exit of JR Ikebukuro Station

Contact: +81 3-3980-1111

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Fantastic connectivity to other parts of Tokyo and Japan

In a huge metropolitan city like Tokyo, location is one of the key factors when deciding on which accommodation to stay in. By staying near train stations along the main train lines in the city, you cut down on commuting time, so that you can spend more time to enjoy the trip. With the list of top hotels unveiled above, have you decided which hotel appeals more to you yet? I am certain all these hotels will assure you of a wonderful stay in Tokyo!

This article was originally published on Jan 23, 2017

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