Comfortable Yet Budget Friendly! 15 Recommended Business Hotels in Asakusa and Ueno

Asakusa is an area of Tokyo that still retains a nostalgic working class atmosphere. There are many sightseeing areas there, including Senso-ji Temple – the oldest temple in Tokyo – and the shopping arcade, Nakamise Shotengai, that is located behind Kaminari-mon Gate. It's a popular area with Japanese and foreign tourists alike. Here are some great business hotels in the area that are easy on the wallet, but comfortable and convenient!



1. APA Hotel Asakusa Kuramae

This hotel is 4 minutes from Asakusa Station and 2 minutes from Kuramae Station by foot, so it's easily accessible. Kaminari-mon Gate and Senso-ji Temple are within walking distance. Tokyo Skytree is just 2 stations away (5 minute train ride), so you can easily enjoy both Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree from this hotel. The Western-Japanese breakfast buffet is popular, featuring over 30 options, including their homemade tofu. There are 26 spaces in their tower parking lot, so it's extremely recommended for both business and sightseeing!

This is a Twin Room. This hotel has very favorable ratings thanks to its cleanliness.

From their large open-air bath on the topmost floor, you can spend a leisurely time gazing out at Tokyo Skytree, as well as at the pleasure cruises floating along Sumida River.

2. Hotel Hokke Club Asakusa

This hotel is a 3-minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Toei Asakusa Line, and it's also within walking distance of Kaminari-mon Gate, so it's in a great place for sightseeing. It opened as a completely non-smoking hotel in May 2015, and the nice, clean rooms have made it very popular. Every room is equipped with nanoe-G air purifiers and air humidifiers. The hotel breakfast buffet has about 50 types of regional cuisine available. The menu has lots of variety, and is very delicious, so it's worth a try!

The room in the photo is a Semi-Double Room (12㎡). It's compact, but built for function.

The Twin Rooms (30㎡) have a separate bath and toilet, so you can leisurely soak in the bathtub.

3. Hotel Mystays Asakusa

This hotel is just a 4-minute walk away from Oedo Line Kuramae Station, and 15 minutes by foot away from Asakusa Station. It's popular thanks to its good quality and low cost, especially among people that want to stay in a quiet area or view Tokyo Skytree from their room. Every room has Wi-Fi and a mini-kitchen (fridge and microwave). The ladies' amenities set comes with makeup remover, face wash, moisturizer, and other skincare products. You can also rent a bicycle for 300 yen per day.

The photo features a Standard Semi-Double Room, and you can choose whether you want a non-smoking or smoking room.

This photo is of a Deluxe Triple Skytree View Room. You can see Tokyo Skytree from this room. Non-smoking only!

4. Hotel Guest 1 Ueno Station

This classy business hotel opened in front of Ueno Station on December 2014. It's just a minute away from Ueno Station by foot, but the price is surprisingly low. It uses an automatic system, so you can check-in and check-out without talking to the staff. The beds are original Slumberland beds that were specially made for the hotel, so they're prepped for prime comfort. 

The photo is of a Double Room on an upper floor. It includes a wall-mounted 40 inch TV.

Their fresh European bread that's baked every morning is extremely popular!

5. Agora Place Asakusa

This convenient hotel is just a 1 minute walk from Tawaramachi Station, and 6 minutes from Asakusa Station by foot. You can walk to Kaminari-mon Gate in just 7 minutes, and to Senso-ji Temple in just 10 minutes by foot, so it's perfect for sightseeing in Asakusa. The hotel's concept is "Style My Stay". They offer a service called "One More Choice", where guests can request for their stay to be tailored to their needs and desires.

This is a photo of their Standard Single Room (12㎡). It is a simple room that's clean of all unnecessary things.

This is a photo of their Sky Room (30㎡).

6. Richmond Hotel Asakusa

The Richmond Hotel won the top prize in the 2015 Japan ranking for best hotels for couples to stay at that cost less than 15,000 yen. It's just a 1 minute walk to Senso-ji Temple, and 3 minutes by train from Asakusa Station to Tokyo Skytree. Not only is it located in a convenient location, but the hotel also offers high-quality service, so it's popular for both business and sightseeing. The Precious Rooms on the 7th floor and above have views of Tokyo Skytree and Asakusa's Five-Storied Pagoda.

The Moderate Single Room is slightly big at 18㎡.

Breakfast is buffet-style. They have a wide variety of dishes, including stewed beef tendon, unagi (freshwater eel) rice bowl, and Fukagawameshi - a regional dish made of clams and leeks cooked in miso and eaten with rice.

7. Via Inn Asakusa

Just a 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station, this hotel is perfect for both business and sightseeing. The Twin Rooms on the western side of the hotel has views of Senso-ji Temple and Asakusa Shrine (Asakusa Jinja), while the Single Rooms on the east side enjoy a view of Tokyo Skytree. The rooms are wide and clean. Their morning buffet is full of dishes with seasonal ingredients that are made with care, and their homemade tofu is particularly popular.

The rooms are made with a modern design that uses Asakusa's representative color, indigo. The beds are from Simmons.

This is a picture of a Family Room (4 people).

8. Super Hotel Asakusa

This hotel is just 5 minutes away from Asakusa Station by foot. According to a JD Power & Associates customer satisfaction survey, this hotel was chosen as the most satisfying for two years in a row, so you know that you can stay here without worry! They have great services, including a specific amenities pack for women, a ladies' floor, a selection of pillows, and even connecting rooms, which are rare to find at business hotels!

This is a Semi-Double Room (9㎡). Since the room is built for function, it doesn't feel too small.

Super Hotel is famous for their delicious, free breakfast.

9. Hotel Livemax Asakusa Sky Front

This hotel is just 5 minutes away from Tokyo Skytree Station by foot, and literally just 1 station away from Asakusa Station on the Tobu Skytree Line. Not only is it near Kinshicho and Ryogoku, but it's only a 20 minute walk away from Asakusa, so it's great for sightseeing. This business hotel is easy on the budget, especially considering the location. This hotel was newly opened in March 2016, and it's received great reviews thanks to its cleanliness and functionality. Each room has an electric kettle and a microwave, which is great for people who are staying for a long time.

This is a Single Room (10㎡) that can fit two people. Even at this size, it's extremely functional.

The front desk operates from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

10. Hotel Keihan Asakusa

This hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express, and 5 minutes from Ueno Station by taxi. The tower parking lot holds 10 cars (1,500 yen per day), so it's great for people traveling by car. There's a laundry service, a delivery holding service (available 24 hours a day), copy and fax machines, massage services, and other facilities that are great for both tourists and business people.

This Single Room (14m²) has a 140cm-wide bed, so you can fully relax from the stress of traveling.

The buffet breakfast has about 50 dishes of both Japanese and Western cuisine.

11. Asakusa Central Hotel

This hotel is very close to Kaminari-mon Gate, and is just a 3-minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. The breakfast is a buffet at the Gusto inside the hotel. You can also have breakfast delivered to your room. There is a large bath and sauna (men only). Inside the hotel, you'll find exhibits featuring a pedicab, palanquin, and detailed paintings by Daisuke Kurihara. This is a business hotel with a very nostalgic atmosphere.

The Special Room in the photo can fit up to 4 people, and comes with a Japanese-style room attached.

There is a large bath in the hotel's basement floor as well!

12. Coco Grand Ueno Shinobazu

This business hotel is easily accessible at just a 4-minute walk away from Ueno Station, accessible via various JR lines. The neighborhood is really great as well, since it's right on the shore of Shinobazu Pond. Inside the hotel is a dry sauna (men's spa) and a women's sauna (women's spa). There are plenty of facilities available that will let you spend your time leisurely, like massage chairs, relaxation machines, and a big public bath. You'll feel as though you're in a Southeast Asian resort! They're also very reasonably priced for their quality.

This is a photo of their Economy Single Room (11㎡).

This is the Park View Panorama Twin Room on the topmost floor (23㎡). It comes with a large bath and massage chair.

13. Sutton Place Hotel Ueno

This hotel is in a very nice location at just a minute's walk away from Ueno Station, accessible via various JR lines. It was made in the image of a New York hotel, so it looks very stylish. Many people who stay here for the first time rave about the interior design. The rooms come in 6 sizes, from Standard Single (14㎡) to Junior Suites (34.7㎡). From some rooms, you can even see Tokyo Skytree!

This is a photo of a Standard Single Room (14㎡), which comes with a bath and toilet.

The bathtub and sink are separated from each other, and the entire area is tiled.

14. Vessel Inn Ueno Iriya Ekimae

This is just a 1 minute walk away from Iriya Station, which is one station away from Ueno Station. Furthermore, it's just a 10-minute walk to Kappabashi Dougu Street! The area is still full of old buildings, so the neighborhood looks very nostalgic, and you can enjoy the working class atmosphere. It was completely reformed in February 2011, so all the rooms are very clean. A unique service they have is their welcome service, which includes a drink, ochazuke (rice bowl with toppings that has tea poured over it), and freshly baked bread. There's a coin laundry available 24 hours a day, which is very convenient for people staying a long time. There are also plenty of ladies' amenities, making it a great and reasonably priced business hotel for women!

This is a picture of their Semi-Double Room (13㎡). Tokyo Skytree can be seen from this room.

15. Hotel Sunroute Asakusa

Just one station away from Asakusa Station is Tawaramachi Station, and a minute's walk from that - or a 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express - is where you'll find this hotel. Kaminari-mon Gate is very close. This hotel tries to make sure that their guests have a comfortable stay by offering wide bathtubs, Simmons-branded beds, Lofty pillows, and down comforters. This is a top-class business hotel. In the area, you can find many convenience stores and restaurants, as well as a family restaurant called Joyful on the 2nd floor of the hotel. It's an awesome area to stay in!

This room is a Deluxe Twin Room (25.7㎡). You can enjoy a view of Tokyo Skytree from its windows!

For breakfast, you can enjoy choosing between two Japanese or two Western meals. This breakfast is the Japanese A set, complete with a drink bar!



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