The Best Hotels in Asakusa, Tokyo
Make sure you visit the Sensō-ji Temple in Asakusa on your next trip to Tokyo, Japan | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
Tokyo’s Asakusa neighbourhood, with its charming, shop-lined streets, ancient temples and traditional Edo-era architecture, provides a glimpse into what the Japanese capital was like in centuries past. Nowadays, the area’s accommodation ranges from traditional ryokan inns, with their tatami-mat floors and multi-course kaiseki menus, to modern-day boutique hotels with bags of contemporary character. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in Asakusa, bookable with Culture Trip.
Hotel Gracery Asakusa
4.6/5 (201 Reviews)
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For a comfortable, convenient stay in Tokyo’s Asakusa neighbourhood, consider Hotel Gracery Asakusa. Stylish rooms come with an array of thoughtful amenities (Japanese teas, in-room nightwear, toothbrush set), and have a bit more space than the typical Tokyo hotel. There’s an in-house restaurant. Its central location, a short walk from Asakusa Station and an array of shops and dining options, means that getting around the city is a cinch.
Wired Hotel Asakusa
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Tokyo’s Wired Hotel provides contemporary style in one of the city’s more traditional neighbourhoods. The rooms, which span a range of options, combine blond woods, stylish furnishings and lots of natural light. Large groups should opt for the bunk bed-equipped family rooms, while everybody will appreciate the hotel’s convenient location a short walk from Asakusa Station, restaurants and shops.
Asakusa View Hotel
4.4/5 (1237 Reviews)
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The Asakusa View Hotel isn’t just the largest hotel in the neighbourhood, it’s also the most luxurious. Towering above the Sensō-ji Temple, this four-star property comprises 326 rooms with views of either the Tokyo Skytree (tower) on the east side of the building or Mount Fuji on the west side. Guests also love the hotel’s four upscale bars and restaurants, which serve a range of Japanese, French and Cantonese cuisine.
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Traditional ryokan guesthouses have been accommodating Japanese travellers for centuries, but this place is one of the few remaining in present-day central Tokyo. This ryokan suits the historic Asakusa district down to the ground with its authentic decor, Japanese-style rooms and five-star amenities, which include communal baths, in-room yukata gowns (casual kimono) and a beautifully-appointed dining lounge.
Hotel Wing International Select Asakusa Komagata
4.4/5 (354 Reviews)
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This sleek three-star hotel is ideal for busy travellers on a budget. The functional design of the 69 western and Japanese-style rooms makes the most of the precious space in the middle of Asakusa, plus there’s a rooftop terrace with panoramic views over the neighbourhood.
The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon by Hulic
4.6/5 (990 Reviews)
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This 3.5-star boutique hotel offers everything you want in the heart of Asakusa. Each of The Gate Hotel’s 136 rooms and suites are individually designed, the sunny rooftop lounge enjoys unparalleled views and the swanky R restaurant and bar serves delicious meals and cocktails with spectacular vistas over the Tokyo skyline.
Boutique Hotel, Ryokan
4.5/5 (116 Reviews)
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Welcome to Tokyo’s first designer boutique ryokan. Conveniently located between the Arakawa-line Minowabashi station and the Hibiya-line Minowa station, Andon blends the charm of ancient Japanese ryokan accommodation with the convenience of ultra-modern amenities, including tea corners on each floor, a jacuzzi and a scenic rooftop terrace.
Residential Hotel B:CONTE Asakusa
4.7/5 (300 Reviews)
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This 3.5-star property pledges to extend Japan’s omotenashi (warm hospitality) to guests, especially if it’s their first visit to Tokyo. The hotel provides an English-speaking concierge service, complimentary use of bicycles, French and Italian cuisine at the La Grande Calice in-house cafe, flat-screen televisions and kitchenettes in every one of the 46 guest rooms.
Richmond Hotel Premier Asakusa International
4.6/5 (1114 Reviews)
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The Richmond Hotel’s 270 (3.5-star) rooms are spacious and functional – a treat for guests in the middle of bustling Tokyo. Many have picturesque views of the Sensō-ji Temple and the lush ground-floor garden. This property is popular with both business and leisure travellers for its stylish suites, business centre and in-house bar and lounge.
Khaosan Tokyo Origami
4.5/5 (181 Reviews)
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With boutique twin, double, triple and shared rooms to choose from, this boutique guesthouse is perfect for budget travellers and backpackers looking for something a little fancier than your average hostel. Located in front of the Sensō-ji Temple, Khaosan Tokyo Origami offers a fully-equipped kitchen, a comfy common room where you can meet other travellers and a dining area on the eighth floor with great views of Tokyo’s bright lights.
Ryokan Kamogawa Asakusa
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4.6/5 (389 Reviews)
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You can’t beat Kamogawa’s central location, just a stroll from the Kaminarimon Gate that leads to the Sensō-ji Temple. The decor is traditional – tatami-mat flooring, futon bedding, a tea set in every room and a large Japanese-style bath on the first floor. But, there are modern touches, too, such as wifi in all the rooms and cable television.
Red Planet Tokyo Asakusa
4.4/5 (986 Reviews)
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It’s the little touches that make Red Planet stand out from the crowd, from the self-serve tourist kiosk and charging stations in the lounge to the wall-mounted storage pouches for the TV remote and multi-functional bedside tables in the rooms. Decor is sleek and simple and the hotel is close to dining options in this interesting corner of Asakusa.
Culture Trip Travel Team contributed additional reporting to this article.
These recommendations were updated on April 28, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.