The Best Hotels in Ota, Tokyo

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24 April 2021

The neighbourhood of Ota may not be one of Tokyo’s most famous or fashionable suburbs, but it has a lot going for it. It’s close to Haneda Airport, between Yokohama and Tokyo – and now you can book your place to stay on Culture Trip.


Concerning local culture, Ota is a little offbeat, but that’s a large part of its charm. Typically used as a stopover spot for those travelling to or from Haneda Airport, Japan’s main domestic airport, it’s home to plenty of unique attractions, such as the Godzilla Onsen and the world’s first robotic hotel. Nonetheless, it has some excellent accommodation options. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in Ota.

Nine Hours Kamata

Budget Hotel
4.2/5 (669 Reviews)
Nine Hours Kamata
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A very modern concept, Nine Hours Kamata is part capsule hotel, part remote office, part rest stop. It’s an ingenious answer to the city’s desperate demand for space. Catching an early morning flight from Haneda? Just arrived and missed the last train or just want to sleep somewhere cheap? Nine Hours Kamata should be your first choice in the Ota-ku area. Beds are available for naps and overnight stays, and private desks can be rented by the hour.

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Hotel JAL City Haneda Tokyo West Wing

Airport Hotel
4.3/5 (999 Reviews)
Hotel JAL City Haneda Tokyo West Wing
Hotel JAL City Haneda Tokyo West Wing | Courtesy of Hotel JAL City Haneda Tokyo West Wing/Hotels.com

Just 10 minutes from Haneda Airport by train on the Keikyu Airport Line, the Hotel JAL City Haneda Tokyo West Wing is an excellent choice for those planning an early morning or late-night flight. Although it is close to the airport, its stylish, youthful design is not what you’d expect from a commuting hotel. In the relaxed, open light-filled communal space is a dining area; however, if you’d rather explore all the culinary offerings of the city, there are many restaurants and bars nearby.

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The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Haneda

Airport Hotel
4.4/5 (2344 Reviews)
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The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Haneda’s lobby is literally situated on the doorstep of the departure floor of Haneda Airport, making it an excellent option for those passing through. On-site you’ll also find a business centre and a bar, as well as a currency exchange counter and dry cleaning services, perfect for business travellers. If you’re looking to explore the city in a little more depth, Shinagawa Station is just an 11-minute ride away by the Airport Rapid Limited Express train.

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Henn na Hotel Tokyo Haneda

Independent Hotel
4.2/5 (196 Reviews)
Henn na Hotel Tokyo Haneda
Henn na Hotel Tokyo Haneda | Courtesy of Henn na Hotel Tokyo Haneda/Hotels.com

The word “henn” in Japanese translates as “weird”, which is precisely what this hotel is. It looks pretty normal from the outside, but don’t let that fool you. Expect an animatronic concierge, robotic dinosaur staff, faux-volcanoes on full display, and quirky little surprises tucked behind every corner. While not the first choice for luxury or budget travellers (the price sits somewhere in the middle), it is very niche. Plus, given that it was the world’s first robot hotel, it’s worthy of a little respect. Just appreciate it for what it is – weird and a whole lot of fun.

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  • Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu

    Airport Hotel
    4.4/5 (1104 Reviews)
    Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu
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    As mentioned, one of the main reasons visitors choose to stay in Ota is its proximity to Haneda Airport, and Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu is possibly the closest you can get. Located in Haneda Airport’s Terminal 2, the hotel is central, elegant, spacious and quiet – basically, everything you crave after a journey on a long-haul flight. If you’re looking to pack a lot into your time here, the airport is a 35-minute train ride from Yokohama station, a 30-minute train to Shinjuku station and 50 minutes by airport bus to Tokyo Disneyland.

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    Universal Haneda

    Apartment
    4.7/5 (143 Reviews)
    Universal Haneda
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    For a more self-contained choice in a neighbourhood of hotels, Universal Haneda is your best option. This complex of accommodation offerings features spacious units, each equipped with open kitchens and scenic terraces. If you’re looking for something that’s close to the airport but also connected to the city’s many attractions, the hotel is located close to the historic Kawasaki Daishi temple and Shinagawa Aquarium, and 10 minutes from the airport by car.

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    Minn Kamata

    Hotel
    4.6/5 (21 Reviews)
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    While space is often at a premium in Japan, Minn Kamata — located near Haneda Airport and the Kamata Train Station — makes the most of it. The concept at this ‘apartment hotel’ is getting lots of people (and stuff) into a limited area. The modest, tidy layout of the rooms (standard lofts as well as a suite) manage to fit beds, a kitchen nook, washing machine and bathroom all into one space, accommodating anywhere from two to seven souls. If you come in on a late flight or want to stay by the airport, you might want to give this property a whirl.
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    Hotel Amanek Kamata Ekimae

    Hotel
    4.4/5 (61 Reviews)
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    While the rooms at this contemporary 179-room hotel are small, the quality Simmons mattresses make for a comfortable night’s sleep. Attractive Japanese structural and design touches can be found here, including a storage arch under many of the bed frames. You can also benefit from mood lighting, with settings for chilling out or working, along with heated automatic toilets with built-in bidets, plus good water pressure in the showers. The communal bath (segregated by sex), with stone and bamboo décor, offers indoor and outdoor areas. If you aren’t shy, these baths are a great way to get in a vigorous scrub or relaxing soak.
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    These recommendations were updated on April 24, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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