10 Guesthouses In Tokyo, Japan - Updated 2021

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Japan’s capital city, Tokyo, is one of the most exciting cities on Earth and known for the world’s most populous metropolis. From exploring historic temples to shopping for the latest Japanese street fashion, there’s plenty of activities to do and places to discover in Tokyo. There are endless accommodations available in Tokyo but it can be quite expensive especially when you’re on a budget. While hotels can burn a hole in your pocket, guesthouses are a perfect alternative as they are affordable and it’s comfier staying in a homely environment a guesthouse has to offer. We’ve rounded up a list of guesthouses in Tokyo so you don’t have to!

1. Experience the Japanese culture (from USD 50)

With easy access from Narita Airport and located just 20 minutes away from Tokyo’s famous districts, Akihabara and Shibuya, this lovely guesthouse will give you the opportunity to immerse in the Japanese culture. The rooms can accommodate from solo travelers to families as well. What’s cool about this guesthouse is that you can use a “sento”, which is a Japanese traditional public hot spring for free and situated next to your room. Do take note that there are no private showers available. It’s a nine-minute walk from Komagome Station and directly connected to Ueno, Akihabara, Ikebukuro, and Shibuya, which will make your journey truly convenient.

Feel the Japanese culture! 銭湯に泊まろう!#206
Kita-ku, Tōkyō-to, Japan
131 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
clean light flat with lots of space to chill out and fast wifi to plan your days activity
we loved sleeping on the tatami mats with the extremely comfortable futon
the room has a private toilet sink toaster fridge and air con which is good
tatami mats were comfortable but definitely be aware it's not a western bed
the bed was comfortable the room was warm and big wifi was fast and reliable extremely clean
Cleanliness:
it's clean and very ralaxing
cosy and clean apartment amazing bath
nice and clean place with japanish bath
clean simple rooms with plenty of space
it was clean and tidy when i got there
Host:
the host is kind and polite
host are very nice
the owners of the bathhouse were so kind and helpful
nice bed and polite host
beautiful area and friendly host
Location:
the location is also ok
the location is great - it is walking distance to a lot of gardens convenience stores and restaurants
a great location close to central tokyo at amazing value
sento is the best experience location is about 10 mins to jr station
bit of a walk from the station but definitely worth it
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2. Feel right at home at this cosy abode (from USD 211)

Miyabiyado Takemine is situated in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo and can accommodate up to four guests. You’ll feel right at home in any of their individually decorated guestrooms which also provides refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Other entertainment includes cable programming and DVD players with complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. It’s absolutely perfect for a stay in when you’re feeling too tired from a day out of exploring Tokyo. They also provide private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers with complimentary toiletries and bidets. For dining wise, try the ryokan’s room service (during limited hours)!

Guest House
Tokyo, JP
0 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

3. Single-room guesthouse located near train station (from USD 40)

This is the perfect place for solo travelers. Located just 50 meters (164 feet) away from Kinshicho station, this guesthouse is very well-maintained and decorated in simple interiors. There are an array of facilities provided such as free WiFi access, air-conditioning, microwave, and hairdryer. Do take note that the bathroom is shared among other guests. Popular landmarks such as Tokyo Skytree Town, Asakusa Shrine, Tsukiji Outer Market and Tokyo Tower are just a few kilometers away, which will make it easier for you to travel around.

Guest House
Tokyo, JP
0 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

4. Centrally located den with city views (from USD 100)

The Hikari House is situated in Shinjuku, a convenient location which will allow you to explore destinations around Tokyo with a breeze. The Hikari House consists of two twin bunk beds and can accommodate up to four guests, thereby making it ideal for those who are traveling with families or friends. Some of the facilities offered here include free WiFi, flat-screen TV, refrigerator, microwave, air-conditioning, and heating. The guesthouse is fully equipped with everything you need for a fuss-free stay!

OYO Hikari House
Tokyo, JP
0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

5. Japanese-style accommodation nearby Ueno Park (from USD 96)

Ryokan Katsutaro is a Japanese-style guesthouse located just 15 minutes away from JR Ueno Train Station, which has easy access to Tokyo’s famous districts such as Akihabara and Ginza. The nine air-conditioned rooms include futon bedding, tatami floor and provides refrigerators and LED televisions. Other amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage and bicycles for hire if you’d like to travel through the city on a budget. The Ueno Zoo is less than a 10-minute walk away which is great if you’re traveling with children.

Ryokan Katsutaro
Tokyo, JP
0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

6. Splendid stay for three in central Tokyo (from USD 151)

This home accommodates up to three guests in a room. Its five guestrooms are equipped with down comforter, blackout drapes/curtains, Egyptian-cotton sheets, and memory foam mattress for their guests to have the best sleep ever. Besides, some of the other facilities include in-room climate control, air-conditioning, daily housekeeping, in-room safe, free WiFi, express check-out and luggage storage. For dining options, enjoy a meal at the restaurant or snacks in the guesthouse’s café. A complimentary full breakfast is also served daily, which will get you ready for the day in Tokyo. Nearby landmarks include In Taito, Ueno Park, Tokyo Dome, Senso-Ji Temple, Tokyo Sky Tree, and Nippon Budokan.

Guest House
Tokyo, JP
0 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

7. Japanese-style living with access to major attractions (from USD 78)

This is a simple yet fully equipped guesthouse located in Tokyo (Taito) and within a 10-minute drive of Sensoji Temple and Asakusa Shrine. It’s also a 5-minute walk from Hibiya Line Minowa Station’s Exit 3 and a 15-minute walk from JR Minamisenju Station. Andon Ryokan is situated in a quiet residential area but its easy access to public transportation will bring you to famous spots such as Ginza and Roppongi. Choose between the 24 air-conditioned rooms which provide flat-screen televisions. Other facilities include housekeeping, refrigerators, irons/ironing boards on request, free WiFi, and concierge services. Enjoy their continental breakfast that is available daily from 7 am to 10 am for a fee. This is the ideal place for you if you’re looking for a comforting and homely atmosphere!

Guest House
Tokyo, JP
0 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

8. Cosy room in a quiet residential area (from USD 34)

This comfy Japanese house is situated in a quiet residential area in Itabashi, the northern part of Tokyo. There’s a large index park in the neighborhood, which is perfect for cherry blossom viewing if you’re planning to visit Japan during spring. The guesthouse consists of one bedroom, four beds, and can accommodate up to four people. Basic facilities include air-conditioning, WiFi, towels, refrigerators, microwave ovens, washing machines, and cooking equipment. Some of the commercial facilities nearby this guesthouse include Donki, Aeon and Nitori Sundrug just to name a few.

静かな住宅街の中に、近く大きな見次公園がある。駅から7分の場所です。
板橋区, 東京都, Japan
52 reviews
Entire guesthouse 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfort place with complete kitchen equipment
the welcome and introduction to the room were very nice
Cleanliness:
clean and confy place
the house is clean and comfortable
i sure stayed in clean and cozy room
Host:
lovely home with pleasant hosts
she is also helpful to call taxi on my departure
fang and her staff were very helpful
fang and his staff are very helpful people kind and responsive
the host was nice and fast to respond recommended for short time stays only
Location:
i liked how close to the station it was
fang's place is an easy subway ride away from the heart of tokyo
very nice place quiet location with a beautiful park next door
great place to stay at itabashi area
a little out of the way from the main city area but the ideal place for a relaxing stay
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9. Lovely guesthouse in the heart of Tokyo

Located near Akihabara, Ueno Park, and Asakusa Park, this classic Japanese house will definitely make you feel at home if you’re looking for a Japanese-like lifestyle! Train stations such as the JR Yamanote Line, JR Sobu Line and Metro are conveniently nearby and at a walkable distance. It’s ideal for three people but do take note that the toilet and shower room is shared with other guests. There is also a supermarket and a 24-hour convenience store nearby if you’re looking for a quick bite. Akihabara is a district in the central area of Tokyo that’s famous for its number of electronic shops. Over the years, Akihabara has gained recognition for anime culture, with tons of stores specializing in manga, video games, card games, and even collectibles. If you’d like to visit the famous landmarks around Tokyo with convenience, this place would be perfect for you.

Near Akihabara,Asakusa,Ueno and JapaneseLifestyle
Asakusa/Ueno, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to, Japan
128 reviews
Private room in guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

10. Value-for-money guesthouse

This guesthouse with a rooftop is ideal for backpackers, couples, and even families. Designed with a concept of Japanese culture, it’s absolutely a value for money. It has easy access to tourist areas such as Asakusa, Ueno, and Tokyo Skytree. Room facilities include two Japanese style floor mattresses, toilet, air conditioner, clean linen and towels, and also bath amenities. Some of the facilities and services provided are free WiFi, a public bathhouse, shared toilet, and even luggage storage. Head over to the rooftop where you can take in the beautiful view of the Tokyo Skytree!

New Open! Asakusa Guest House w/ Roof Top #A33
台東区, 東京都, Japan
37 reviews
Private room in guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Get ready to explore Tokyo

For travelers who would like to save cost on accommodation while in Tokyo, these guesthouses are excellent choices for a pleasant stay in one of the most bustling cities across the globe. With the endless activities and sightseeing awaits, there is always something for everyone!

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