The sprawling capital of Japan is a popular destination for families and with so many family-friendly options, it’s not hard to see why. From swanky imperial palaces, tranquil shrines and landscaped gardens to interactive museums, parks and the famed Disneyland, there is plenty to see and do that coming up with a practical itinerary might have your head swarming.
After that comes accommodation, which might bring another bout of headache, after all, Tokyo hotels are renowned for their small rooms. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Here are the 7 best family-friendly hotels in Tokyo where you can bunk in comfortably! Family-sized rooms are rare in Tokyo and get sold out early, so move fast if you find a place you like!
1. Asakusa View Hotel
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Nestled in the heart of the action in Asakusa is the Asakusa View Hotel. If comfort is your concern than the spacious rooms - some large enough to accommodate up to 4 beds - of the hotel will have you covered. Directly connected to the Asakusa Station, the hotel is surrounded by diners, stores, parks, and popular sights, such as the Denboin Garden, Sensoji Temple and Hanayashiki. The hotel also offers stunning views of the Tokyo Skytree and Sensoji Temple.
Asakusa View Hotel | 3-17-1 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-8765, Japan
2. Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi
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With welcome amenities such as child-sized bathrobes and slippers, children’s toiletries, and snacks, the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo is one that goes the extra mile to make its little guests feel welcomed. Children also get complimentary access to video games, storybooks and activity sheets.
A short distance away from this chic hotel are kid-friendly destinations such as the Tokyo Toy Museum and Yoyogi Park. The Imperial Palace and gardens are even closer, at a walkable distance while just a stone’s throw away is the Tokyo Station; most of the hotel’s big rooms and spacious suites overlook the train tracks.
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi | 1-11-1 Pacific Century Place, Maruunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6277, Japan
3. Grand Hyatt Tokyo
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The Grand Hyatt Tokyo is well situated at Roppongi Hills where it’s surrounded by several art museums, shrines, shops, and restaurants. The Tokyo City View and Sky Deck, where you can get a panoramic view of the city skyline is almost right next door with the Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park and Roppongi Station just a few minutes’ walk away.
In addition to an array of restaurants and bars in the hotel, they also have an indoor pool, a fitness center and a spa if you need some r and r.
Grand Hyatt Tokyo | 6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 106-0032, Japan
+81 3-4333-1234 | Tokyo.firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Hilton Tokyo Bay
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Hilton Tokyo Bay’s Happy Magic rooms and suites fashioned after a whimsical fairytale wonderland are a delight of their own. Created exclusively for the hotel, the Magic Forest themed floors and rooms offer child-friendly interactive features, park or ocean views and thoughtful amenities. Additionally, little tots below 6 years sharing a room with parents or guardians enjoy a complimentary stay.
As an official Tokyo Disney Resort hotel, the Hilton Tokyo Bay offers easy access to Disneyland and DisneySea – they’re both just a stop away on the Disney monorail. If you wish to get to downtown Tokyo from Disney, it’s about a 40 minutes ride away on the subway.
Hilton Tokyo Bay | 1-8 Maihama, Urayasu-shi 279-0031, Japan
+81 47-355-5000 | TokyoBay.Reservations@hilton.com
Tatami floors, shoji screens, contemporary furnishings, wide indoor and outdoor hot-spring baths, and an ochanoma, a lounge furnished with seasonal teas and confectionary, where you’re encouraged to relax and past time or do some work, on each floor – Hoshinoya Tokyo is an upscale ryokan which has seamlessly combined the modern with the traditional Japanese inn experience.
With the activities, Hoshinoya Tokyo offers, some seasonal and some available all-year-round like the Japanese Tea Ceremony, Ricksha Tour and traditional Gagaku Performance, a stay in this ritzy hotel is bound to be an experience of its own.
The hotel is also well-located, surrounded by shops, parks and museums, including a kid-friendly interactive Science Museum with the Tokyo Station just around the corner. The Imperial Palace is also within walking distance.
Hoshinoya Tokyo | 1-9-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004, Japan
6. Mimaru Tokyo Akasaka
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Mimaru Tokyo Akasaka is an apartment hotel that provides rooms large enough for a family of four to bunk in comfortably. You can take your pick of Western or Japanese style apartment, or opt for a Connecting Apartment if you’re traveling with a larger group. All apartments are equipped with a kitchen and a combined dining and living area.
If you’re not cooking in, there are plenty of convenience stores and restaurants near the hotel where you can dine in. With Akasaka Station close-by, traveling to places like Roppongi Hills, Akasaka Palace and Tokyo Tower becomes much more convenient. An added perk for families with young children is that little ones below 6 years staying with parents enjoy a complimentary stay.
Mimaru Tokyo Akasaka | 7-9-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
7. Hotel Mystays Premier Hamamatsucho
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About 20 minutes ride away from the Tokyo Haneda Airport is Hotel Mystays Premier Hamamatsucho. This slightly more pocket-friendly option may not have palatial rooms, but they’re clean, comfortable and big enough for a family of four to bunk in.
Navigating around downtown Tokyo is much easier with several stations, like the Daimon and Shiodome Station, situated within walking distance of the hotel. You can also explore places like the Zojo-ji Temple, the resting place of the Tokugawa clan, and the Kyu Shiba Rikyu Gardens, one of the four gardens from the early period of Edo period on foot.
Hotel Mystays Premier Hamamatsucho | 1-8-5 Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0013, Japan