10 Best Hotels Near MEGA Don Quijote Stores in Tokyo - Great for Souvenir Shopping!
- Published: Aug 25 2023
Don Quijote is Japan’s biggest discount store chain. Hugely popular among tourists, it’s a great place to buy trendy items, cosmetics, food, and even luxury brand products at very low prices. There are also seven MEGA Don Quijote in Tokyo, which are bulked up versions of the colorful store that stock between 60,000 and 100,000 different items! They are one of the best souvenir shopping destinations in Japan, so here are the best Tokyo hotels conveniently located near them.
10 Hotels Near a MEGA Don Quijote in Tokyo
1. sequence MIYASHITA PARK - Shibuya
Previously a popular public park in Shibuya, Miyashita Park was reinvented in 2020 as a 4-story culture center with various shops and the sequence MIYASHITA PARK hotel.
This slickly run facility uses many technological advances such as self-check-in with facial recognition, check-out using tablets, and cashless payments for a smooth, stress-free hotel experience. Guests choose only the amenities they need from provided boxes, and plastic has been replaced with recyclable materials in as many places as possible to help protect the environment. The check-in time of 5:00 pm and check-out time of 2:00 pm are also part of the surprising and well-received experience that is the sequence MIYASHITA PARK. The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from MEGA Don Quijote Shibuya, so there is plenty of time to shop before checking in.
There is a wide selection of room types available, including the compact yet still spacious Double Rooms, Bunk Rooms perfect for groups of friends and families, and penthouse Suites. All the rooms feel very free and open thanks to their large windows while the artwork displayed in them and in the entrance area gives the hotel the atmosphere of a small museum.
The breakfast is similarly unique. Unlike standard buffets, guests can choose their morning meal from a wide selection of Asian cuisines and beyond, including Japanese and Western staples, curries, pho, Taiwanese soymilk soup, and Israeli dishes.
2. Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel
The Tokyu REI Hotel is located on Meiji Avenue, just a 2-minute stroll from Shibuya Station, 3 minutes from the iconic statue of Hachiko and the Scramble Crossing, and within walking distance of Harajuku. At a leisurely pace, it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to reach MEGA Don Quijote Shibuya from the hotel, which boasts a self-check-out machine with instructions in Japanese, English, Chinese (traditional and simplified), and Korean. There’s also a 24/7 foreign currency exchange machine on the premises that accepts 12 different currencies, allowing visitors from all over the world to splurge to their heart’s desire!
The clean and functional hotel guestrooms are decorated in white tones and feature the highly-rated Tempur pillows to guarantee a good night’s sleep. Superior-type rooms are designed for exceptional comfort with beds that are more than 160 centimeters wide and ceiling-mounted projectors. Also available are family rooms with sofas and extra beds of varied sizes.
The breakfast buffet has a wide range of options including Japanese dishes, Western-style dishes, fruit, and cereal. Highly recommended is the curry bread made from mild curry encased in flaky bread dough. On weekends and holidays, an omelet and French toast station is set up as a treat for the guests.
3. Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu
Not only is Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu conveniently connected to Shibuya Station, it’s also very easy to get to for recent arrivals to the country thanks to the high-speed bus service running between it and Narita Airport and Haneda Airport. The reception area cafe located on the fifth floor is connected to the bus terminal and boasts 8-meter-tall ceilings that give guests a feeling of openness and freedom. The cafe also offers fantastic panoramic views of the always vibrant Shibuya. The famous Scramble Crossing is just 3 minutes away on foot, and MEGA Don Quijote Shibuya is another 5 minutes up the main road.
The guestrooms are located on floors 7 to 24. The comfortable and functional Standard rooms are decorated in the hotel’s signature green with hints of the Japanese "wa" aesthetic. The Superior rooms have bright pop designs that draw inspiration from Shibuya and offer lovely views of the city. The Excel rooms boast fantastic panoramic views and lighting designed for enjoying the Shibuya night view in a gorgeous, luxurious setting. There are also Suites and Deluxe rooms that offer an atmosphere of elegance and refined quality.
The 25th floor, which offers fantastic views 100 meters above ground, houses two restaurants: one Japanese, one French. Both are great places for sophisticated travelers to enjoy a mature side of Shibuya with quality seasonal cuisine and high-class hospitality.
4. Hotel Coco Grand Kitasenju
MEGA Don Quijote Kan-Nana Umejima is 15 minutes on foot from Umejima Station on the Tobu Isesaki Line in northern Tokyo. The best place to explore the area from is Kita-Senju Station, an important transportation hub with easy access to central Tokyo, located just three stops from Umejima. The area surrounding Kita-Senju has been garnering interest lately as a popular shopping district that retains the feel of a traditional working-class neighborhood while offering plenty of interesting independent shops. Hotel Coco Grand Kitasenju is a 3-minute walk from the West Exit of Kita-Senju Station. There’s a regular Don Quijote nearby, but don’t be distracted by it and aim for the MEGA store instead.
The hotel guestrooms are designed in a variety of styles, each one featuring a luxurious Simmons mattress bed and a massage chair. Check-in time is from 2:00 pm, which is early enough to drop your bags off at the hotel and go explore the city. Check-out is until 11:00 am, giving you plenty of time to sleep in, enjoy the buffet breakfast of Japanese and Western-style dishes, and start your day at your own pace.
The hotel has spacious communal baths that are perfect to relax and recover in after a day of traveling. The men’s bath has a dry sauna and the women’s bath has a hot stone spa with plenty of negative ions. For added security, the women’s baths require a dedicated key to enter.
5. Urbain Tokyo Ueno Kitasenju
Take the West Exit at Kita-Senju Station and walk just three minutes through a vibrant shopping area and you will arrive at the Urbain Tokyo Ueno Kitasenju hotel. After you’ve checked in, you will be served a welcome drink in the 1st floor lounge. There is free coffee and juice available at the self-service machine until 10:00 pm, so you’ll have plenty of time to relax before going up to your room after returning from a spot of shopping at the MEGA Don Quijote.
The guestrooms are elegantly decorated in brown tones and have Simmons mattress beds to ensure a good night’s sleep. In addition to Double and Twin rooms, there are also Japanese Standard rooms with low beds on tatami straw mats recommended for those who want to take their shoes off and relax Japanese-style, enjoying the feel of the tatami. The rooms are accessed by guest-only elevators for added security.
The hotel offers a wide range of rental services to assist guests with all their possible needs, including washers and dryers that are available 24/7, umbrellas for sudden downpours, various batteries, irons, sewing sets, nail clippers, and body thermometers. Breakfast is served buffet-style, after which you can take a 20-minute train ride and a short walk to MEGA Don Quijote Kan-Nana Umejima.
6. JR-East Hotel Mets Omori
JR-East Hotel Mets Omori shares a building with Omori Station, making it just a 1 minute walk from the station gate to the facility, which itself is located just a 10-minute walk from MEGA Don Quijote Omori Sanno. Founded in September 2022, the hotel implements all kinds of useful technology to benefit its guests, such as self-check-in and self-check-out systems and remote consultations with the staff. There is also a self-service baggage area where guests can leave their bags for free before check-in and after check-out, including space for large suitcases and security boxes for valuables. These are all welcome services for travelers who are often on a tight schedule.
The guest-only lounge is a bright, spacious area perfect for relaxing in with a cup of complimentary coffee to plan the day ahead. The hotel is decorated in green to create a tranquil atmosphere. The guestrooms all have Simmons mattress beds to ensure a good night’s sleep.
Breakfast can be enjoyed at one of three nearby cafes, all great spots to fuel up before setting off to MEGA Don Quijote Omori Sanno.
7. Hotel Amanek Kamata-Eki Mae
The station next to Omori and MEGA Don Quijote Omori Sanno is Kamata, another convenient location just a 10-minute train ride from Haneda Airport on the Keikyu Line. There is also an airport shuttle bus that departs every day from Kamata, making the station very convenient for guests traveling through Haneda.
The shopping arcade in front of Kamata Station is a vibrant area packed with shops and restaurants. In addition, trendy areas such as Jiyugaoka and Daikanyama are 20-30 minutes away via the Tokyu Line. As for Hotel Amanek Kamata-Eki Mae, it’s just a 1 minute walk from the West Exit of Kamata Station.
The stylish yet very functional bedrooms are decorated in warm wood tones. There is space for suitcases under the Simmons beds so that the room can remain clean and uncluttered. The adjustable lights are also a welcome touch. The hotel additionally rents out aromatherapy diffusers for guests who want to relax with their favorite scent.
The hotel’s large, communal baths are perfect for relaxing in, as are the open-air baths designed for privacy. Check-out time is 10:00 am but can be extended an hour for 1,500 yen for those who prefer to relax in the morning. The hotel will store your bags before check-in and after check-out so that you can move around and do some shopping unencumbered.
8. Grand Park Hotel Panex Tokyo
Grand Park Hotel Panex Tokyo is a 2-minute walk from Kamata Station. Though branded as a business hotel, a term typically describing budget, no-frills facilities, this hotel transports you to a world of relaxation as soon as you walk through the iconic round entrance into a bright lobby with grand windows. There are many English-speaking staff on call who can recommend tourist spots and explain how to get to them or talk to you about Japanese culture.
The beds feature fluffy duvets, which have recently become the norm in luxury hotels in Japan, to ensure a good night’s sleep. The hotel offers two types of pillows, so be sure to let them know your preference. Furthermore, the Deluxe Twin and Twin rooms have high-resilience mattresses by the American manufacturer Soft-Tex for added comfort.
Breakfast is served buffet style in a chic, modern restaurant, and consists of about 30 different Western-style and Japanese-style dishes that have been highly rated by travelers and keep people coming back to the hotel time and time again.
9. APA Hotel Sugamo Ekimae
MEGA Don Quijote Itabashi Shimura is a 6-minute walk from Shimura-Sanchome Station on the Toei Mita Line. The area is mostly unknown to foreign visitors but Sugamo, which is a 13-minute train ride from Shimura-Sanchome, is popular for its vibrant shopping district, nostalgic townscape, and many temples. Sugamo, which is affectionately referred to as “grandma's Harajuku,” is recommended for those who want to experience regular, everyday Japan.
APA Hotel Sugamo Ekimae is just 2 minutes on foot from Sugamo Station, which is on the Yamanote Line, offering easy access to Ueno, Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Tokyo stations. The hotel boasts convenient self-check-in and check-out as well as a foreign currency exchange machine.
The guestrooms are comfortable spaces featuring simple decors and large beds. Please enjoy the hotel’s free video-on-demand services before going to sleep. In the morning, guests can savor a buffet breakfast of more than 30 Western and Japanese dishes made with seasonal ingredients from Fukushima Prefecture. In the evening, the restaurant also serves shabu-shabu hot pot made with Fukushima pork.
One of the highlights of the hotel are large indoor baths filled with mineral-rich artificial hot spring water. There are open-air baths as well, making the facility feel like an onsen inn in the heart of the city. The baths are open from 6:00 am to 10:00 am and from 5:00 pm to 2:00 am, so you can enjoy them late in the evening or early in the morning.
10. Smile Hotel Sugamo
Smile Hotel is located 1 minute from Sugamo Station on the Toei Mita Line and 2 minutes from Sugamo Station on the JR Yamanote Line—the perfect location to get to MEGA Don Quijote Itabashi Shimura. The Toei Mita Line also offers great access to Tokyo Dome City (Korakuen Station), the Jimbocho Station area known for its modern and rare bookstores, and Hibiya Park (Hibiya Station).
The hotel has a coin-operated laundry and a shared microwave, making it convenient for extended stays and as a base for sightseeing around Tokyo.
All guestrooms are non-smoking and are decorated in a neat, simple style. The Simmons mattress beds are great to relax in and recharge after a day of traveling. Some of the room’s best qualities are invisible to the naked eye, though, such as the photocatalytic wallpaper that reacts to light and eliminates common bacteria, odors, and mold. The hotel also takes eco-friendly measures, such as setting up a shampoo, toothbrush, and other amenities station at the reception desk to reduce waste.
Mega Comforts Await You Near Tokyo's MEGA Don Quijote Stores
MEGA Don Quijote stores are open until late at night, so they are a great ally for tourists who are busy during the day. If you stay in a nearby hotel, you can buy lots of souvenirs there and take them back to your room before hitting the town again! These hotels are fantastic ways to use your time more efficiently and enjoy Japan’s capital to the fullest.
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