When you stroll along the shop-lined Nakamise towards the ancient Sensō-ji Temple, the Asakusa neighbourhood gives you a glimpse into what Tokyo was like in centuries past. Lap up even more of that historic atmosphere with a stay at a hotel in the Asakusa district.
Asakusa View Hotel
The Asakusa View Hotel contains 326 rooms | Courtesy of Asakusa View Hotel / Hotels.com
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 contains 326 rooms boasting views of either the Tokyo Skytree on the east side of the building or the mystical Mount Fuji on the west side. Guests also love the hotel’s four upscale bars and restaurants, which dish up a range of Japanese, French and Cantonese cuisine.
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 services, as well as communal baths, in-room yukata gowns and beautifully appointed dining lounge.
This sleek three-star hotel is ideal for busy travellers on a budget. The functional design of the 69 guest rooms makes the most of the precious space in the middle of Asakusa – the compact Hotel Wing offers a range of Western and Japanese-style rooms, as well as a rooftop terrace with panoramic views over the neighbourhood.
This 3.5-star boutique hotel offers everything you want from an accommodation 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 up delicious meals and cocktails with spectacular vistas over the Tokyo skyline.
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.
This 3.5-star property pledges to extend Japan’s omotenashi (warm hospitality) to guests, especially if it’s their first visit to Tokyo. Residential Hotel B:CONTE Asakusa provides an English-speaking concierge service, free-use bicycles, French and Italian cuisine at the La Grande Calice in-house café, and flat-screen televisions and kitchenettes in every one of the 46 guest rooms.
The Richmond Hotel’s 270 3.5-star rooms are spacious and functional – two qualities that are a treat in the middle of bustling Tokyo – and many even 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 polished suites, business centre, and in-house bar and lounge.
With a series of 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. Sitting right in front of the Sensō-ji Temple, Khaosan Tokyo Origami features a fully equipped kitchen, a comfy common room to rub shoulders with other travellers and a dining area on the eighth floor with great views of Tokyo’s bright lights.
You can’t beat Kamogawa’s central Asakusa location, just a stroll from the Kaminarimon gateway and the Sensō-ji Temple. The decor is traditional – think tatami-mat flooring and futon bedding, a tea set in every room and a large Japanese-style bath on the first floor. But this ryokan also offers guests modern touches like Wi-Fi in all rooms and cable television.
It’s the little touches that make Red Planet stand out, 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. Ringed by dining options in an exciting corner of the Asakusa area, the hotel’s decor is sleek, simple and shines the spotlight on the hotel’s historic surroundings.