Via Inn is a cheap and reliable chain of no-frills business hotels in Japan which are always located within 5 minutes of major railway stations. In the case of Via Inn Asakusa, it is exactly 5 minutes’ walk away from both Tobu Asakusa Station and the Tokyo Metro subway station.
This hotel has everything you need for a short but comfortable stay in Tokyo and enjoys a reputation for excellent service. The location is convenient for local attractions such as Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Sky Tree, and Tokyo river cruises.
There are 190 guest rooms at Via Inn of which 66 rooms are non-smoking. The rooms are compact, but comfortable and clean. Rooms with single, twin, and triple beds are available. There are also “family rooms” which have four beds. All beds are fitted with quality Simmons bedding and even single rooms have semi-double sized beds. Some twin rooms face on to Sensoji Temple and some single (semi-double) rooms have views of Tokyo Sky Tree.
All rooms are supplied with air conditioning, free wired and wireless internet access, a refrigerator, a TV, a hair dryer, pajamas, and a kettle. You can pick up as much tea and coffee as you need at reception. Bathrooms have both bathtubs and showers, a full set of towels, and a toilet fitted with a heated seat and washlet style bidet. Complimentary toiletries such as body soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and shaving razors are also supplied.
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Breakfast & Dining
An all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast is served from 7.00 till 10.00 with last entry at 9.30. This is a healthy and satisfying buffet with a wide variety of western and Japanese items and includes sausages, eggs, salad, and freshly baked bread. Breakfast costs 1,080 yen for adults, and 540 yen for children aged from 4 to 12 inclusive of tax. Children aged 3 or younger can eat for free. Some booking plans include breakfast in the cost of your stay which is excellent value. A lunchtime buffet is also available costing 1,500 yen for adults and 900 yen for children. However, there are many cheap and tasty dining options in the area around the hotel that you may prefer to try.
Services & Facilities
Some of the reception staff can speak English, but this is not a service that can be guaranteed at all times. Check in time is at 15.00, but guests can leave their luggage at reception prior to checking in.
An express shipping service is available at reception for a fee.
This hotel has a coin operated laundry with washers and dryers.
There is a computer corner in the lobby where you can access the internet for free. Laptop computers can also be rented from reception for 1,000 yen a night.
Via Inn Asakusa Location Map
Via Inn Asakusa is located on the east side of Sensoji Temple which can be reached in just 3 minutes. The Asakusa Pier departure point for Tokyo river cruises is just an 8 minute walk away, and Tokyo Sky Tree can be reached in 19 minutes. This hotel is a 5 minute walk from the Tobu, Toei and Tokyo Metro Asakusa stations. TX Asakusa is a 9 minute walk away.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.