Asakusa View Hotel offers first rate accommodation, friendly service, and excellent dining options in a lively and well-connected Tokyo district. This hotel is connected directly by limousine bus services to Haneda Airport, Narita Airport, and there is also a local shuttle bus service for Tokyo Skytree. Sensoji Temple, Hanayashiki Amusement Park, and the Nakamise Shopping Street are all just a short walk away.
This hotel has a range of guest rooms and suites with both smoking and non-smoking rooms available on separate floors. Standard rooms come with single, twin, triple and four bed options but even single beds are semi-double in size. All rooms come with stunning city views. Guests can book rooms on the Sky Tree View Side, which looks over Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Sky Tree, or on the City View Side which looks out over Shinjuku and (on a clear day) Mount Fuji.
All rooms come with air conditioning, free wired and wireless internet access, a TV, a combined humidifier and air purifier, a safe for your valuables, a hair dryer, nightwear and slippers. Bathrooms have a full set of towels and complimentary amenities such as shampoo, conditioner, body soap, a tooth brush and tooth paste, cotton buds, and a shaving razor with shaving cream.
All rooms are also supplied with a free Handy brand smart phone with multilingual settings in English, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. Guests can freely use this smart phone both inside and outside the hotel throughout their stay.
The Handy smart phone has unlimited access to the internet and can also be used to make free domestic calls and free international calls to the following 6 countries: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, and the U.S.A. The smart phone has applications for both maps and train times and so it is an invaluable tool for finding your way around Tokyo.
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Breakfast & Dining
Asakusa View Hotel has a number of great dining options. Breakfast is served daily between 6.30 and 10.00 (last entry at 9.30) in the all-day Sky Grill Buffet restaurant on the 26th floor. This buffet has a good mix of Japanese and international cuisine which includes made-to-order omelets and French toast, healthy vegetables, and freshly squeezed juice. Breakfast costs 2,800 yen for adults and 1,900 yen for elementary students. However, breakfast and also dinner can be included in your booking plan. Pizza, pasta, tempura and traditional obanzai vegetable dishes are on this buffet’s lunch and dinnertime menus.
Other dining options include a French restaurant and a Chinese restaurant on the 27th floor, and a traditional Japanese restaurant on the 6th floor. There is also a flaming a grill restaurant on the 1st floor which serves seafood, beef and lamb steaks, pork spare ribs, and rotisserie chicken. A full room service menu is available if you would prefer to dine in your room. Among the hotel’s other facilities are a bakery, a lounge and tearoom, and a bar on the top (28th) floor from where you can enjoy fantastic views over Tokyo Sky Tree and Sensoji Temple.
Services & Facilities
Currency exchange and luggage storage services are available at the front desk. The hotel concierge can also advise you on the best local sights and dining venues and help with bookings.
Laptop computers can be rented from the front desk for 1,200 yen a day.
A same-day laundry service is available for a fee.
This hotel has a fitness center with a training gym and indoor swimming pool, but guests need to pay a surcharge to use it.
Asakusa View Hotel Location Map
Asakusa View Hotel is very well located for local transport. Hotel guests can walk to TX Asakusa Station for the Tsukuba Express Line in 3 minutes. It is a 9 minute walk to Tawaramachi Station for the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. The Tobu and Toei Asakusa stations are a 12 minute walk away. There is a shuttle bus that runs directly from the hotel to Tokyo Sky Tree. In addition, limousine express buses run directly between this hotel and both Haneda Airport and Narita Airport. Hotel guests who wish to access JR Ueno Station for shinkansen routes, or Keisei Ueno Station for the Keisei Skyliner can take a taxi and be there in 10 minutes.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.