Located in east Tokyo Taito ward along the west bank of Sumida River, Asakusa is best known for being home to Tokyo’s largest and oldest temple - Sensoji Temple and historical sights. In addition, it used to thrive as the city centre’s main entertainment district. Conveniently located within one hour by train on the JR Narita Express line from Narita Airport, Asakusa is a great place to stay if you like to immerse yourself in the unique Tokyo traditions amidst all the towering modern skyscrapers in the metropolitan city. Here are the top 5 affordable hotels in Asakusa to consider for your next trip to Tokyo!
Just two stops away from Asakusa Station, Hotel Mystays Asakusabashi is a cosy business-style hotel located in the neighbouring Asakusabashi district off the usual tourist path. The decor in all rooms is sleek yet inviting. Besides, all rooms are equipped with kitchenettes like a serviced apartment, in addition to free Wi-Fi throughout the property. You will also find a convenience store located on the ground floor, as well as a variety of dining options nearby the hotel. Are you into traditional Japanese handicraft? If so, then Hotel Mystays Asakusabashi may just be your ideal accommodation, because it is nestled within the famous wholesale district where traditional Japanese doll shops are found. Experience the charm of this old Asakusabashi neighbourhood by staying at Hotel Mystays Asakusabashi.
HOTEL MYSTAYS Asakusabashi
Address: Taito-ku Asakusabashi 1-5-5
Price: from 36 USD
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Originating from Thailand, the budget hotel chain Red Planet started welcoming guests to Red Planet Asakusa Tokyo only since 2015. As with all other Red Planet hotels spread across Asia, the Asakusa hotel is centrally located, and only 2 minutes on foot to the nearest train station. The iconic Sensoji Temple is only a 7-minute walk away, while Tokyo Sky Tree is a leisurely 20-minute stroll from the hotel.
Furthermore, all guest rooms are fitted with contemporary furnishings and kept spotlessly clean. There is also an on-site restaurant serving a variety of dishes with a Japanese set menu for breakfast. Needless to say, free high-speed Wi-Fi is provided throughout Red Planet Asakusa Tokyo. With competitive room rates featuring great rooms and service, you will definitely find this hotel a great place to stay in Asakusa.
Located just within a stone’s throw from Asakusa Station, Asakusa Hotel Hatago aims to enhance your stay with an authentic traditional Japanese experience in the old city centre. The entrance to this sleek hotel blends well with the overall traditional feel of Asakusa. All rooms are fitted with Japanese tatami-style floors and comfortable Simmons beds so you can relax barefoot in the room and enjoy a great night’s rest.
In addition to complimentary Wi-Fi provided throughout the property, there is an on-site massage parlour and observatory lounge (Yui) for guest access. From 3 pm to 11 pm daily, head to Yui on the ninth floor for a free splendid view of the Sumida River and Tokyo Sky Tree. Help yourself to the hydrogen water available at the lounge as well while relishing in the cool view of Tokyo’s landmarks. This complimentary facility certainly adds more value for a memorable stay in Asakusa.
Compared with most hotels in Tokyo, Richmond Hotel Premier Asakusa International boasts spacious guest rooms for greater comfort, without increasing the room rate exponentially. The smallest standard double room fitted with a double bed is 18 square metres (194 square feet) in size, equipped with a comprehensive list of amenities such as hair dryer, iron and ironing board, bathroom essentials and even a mobile charger.
In addition, the hotel is located right next to Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station, allowing you unparalleled easy access to other parts of Tokyo. Needless to say, major sightseeing spots in Asakusa like Nakamise Dori and Sensoji Temple are also within convenient walking distance from the hotel. Furthermore, hotel staff are fluent in English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese, and are always there to help should you require any assistance. Thus, it is not surprising this 1-year old boutique hotel is one of the top favourites in Asakusa.
Richmond Hotel Premier Asakusa International
Address: Taito-ku Asakusa 2-6-7
Price: from 75 USD
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Hotel Trend Asakusa, a new Japanese business-style hotel that opened on 29 July 2016, boasts a superb location just 5 minutes on foot from the famous Sensoji Temple. Other notable tourist sights within convenient walking distance include Tokyo Sky Tree and Edo Tokyo Museum. If you wish to explore other parts of Tokyo, Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station is a mere 5-minute walk away from the hotel.
Although the rooms in this hotel are small like other Tokyo hotels, they are well equipped with essential amenities such as free Wi-Fi, kettle, slippers and toiletries of the popular Japanese brand DHC. All hotel staff are friendly and helpful, providing you with round-the-clock assistance at the front desk whenever you need. Hotel Trend Asakusa is indeed a value-for-money hotel that is too great to be missed!
Hotel Trend Asakusa
Address: Daito-ku Asakusa 1-12-9
Get affordable and pleasant accommodation in the old downtown of Tokyo
Tokyo is often perceived as an expensive city to stay in, thus making many potential visitors shun away from the vibrant capital due to budget constraints. However, as you can see from the above-mentioned value hotels, it is not necessary to break the bank in order to enjoy a great stay in the old city centre of Tokyo after all. Staying in one of these affordable hotels will allow you to allocate more budget to other aspects of your trip, while not compromising on comfort and convenience. So stop fretting over your choice of accommodation in Tokyo. Go ahead and make plans for your next Tokyo trip now!
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