Best Family Hotels in Tokyo – Japan Travel with Kids

This post may contain affiliate links. Please visit our Disclosure page for details.

The best hotels in Tokyo — and the best family hotels in Tokyo — can be hard to find. Many Tokyo hotels have small rooms and single beds. In fact, even some of the best Tokyo hotels don’t have family rooms or rooms for groups.

That’s why we’ve written about the best hotels in Tokyo for families and groups here. Use our list of the best family hotels in Tokyo and the best Tokyo hotels for groups so you can start planning your trip to Japan now.

_Asakusa Sensoji. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

The Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families & Groups

Tokyo was home for us from 2001 to 2013, and we return regularly. We *love* Tokyo because it’s clean, culturally rich, and there are many things to do. Public transportation is efficient, and it’s safe to walk around at night. What’s more, people are generally helpful even when they don’t speak much of English.

Oh, and should I even mention the food?

Where to stay in Tokyo? This is a huge question, because like it or not, a large portion of your time and money are wrapped up in accommodation. Where are the best hotels in Tokyo? We’ve listed our tips below, but these are just the tip of the iceberg.

Tokyo is an exceptional destination for just about any kind of traveler: families, couple, groups or solo travelers. Still, it’s not an easy task to find a hotel that meets the needs of a family or group. That’s why we’ve done the research for you. Read on to find one of the best hotels in Tokyo — for families, groups, or other travelers.

Save the PIN for later!

Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families Best Family Hotels in Tokyo PIN 1

Contents

Tips for Staying at the Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

_shinjuku. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

There are loads of great hotels in Tokyo, but some are better than others. Here are a few bits of advice when choosing where to stay in Tokyo. If you’re looking for the best hotels in Tokyo or the best family hotels in Tokyo, consider these bits of advice.

Stay Near a Train Station

Look for Tokyo hotels that are near a convenient train or subway station. Between 5-10 minutes is ideal, but we suggest that the smaller the kids, the shorter the distance between station and hotel is best. That is unless strollers are involved. Remember that you’ll be walking a lot with your kids in Tokyo. That extra 15-20 minutes between your Tokyo hotel and the nearest station can add up to more exhausted kiddos.

Tokyo is a huge city, and many of the best Tokyo hotels are strategically located. If there is a specific place that is a priority for your family, then you may want to start by looking for accommodation near it. Some of the best family hotels in Tokyo are near the attractions you want to visit.

Otherwise, you may spend extra time on trains, buses, or taxis just reaching your destination when you could have been within walking distance.

For example, if you decided to stay in Shinjuku, but wanted to go to Odaiba or Tokyo Disney Land, it will take you around 40-50 minutes one-way to get there as they are on opposite sides of the city.

Be Ready for Small Rooms

Generally, the rooms in low-end and mid-range hotels in Japan are very small. Even the rooms in some of the best family hotels in Tokyo will have rooms that will surprise many Westerners.

Most of the best hotels in Japan have great amenities but small rooms. Keep this in mind if you travel with big luggage.

Beds May Not be as Soft

Keep in mind that most Japanese people sleep on tatami mats, so they’re used to hard, flat surfaces to sleep on, and the beds in your hotel might reflect this aesthetic. Most of the best hotels in Tokyo are designed for Japanese and other Asian tourists, so the bed may fit eastern aesthetics better.

Limited Room Options for Family Travelers

Tokyo still has a lot to learn about tourist friendly accommodations. Some of the best hotels in Tokyo are still not geared towards families. For example, single and twin rooms are ubiquitous, while suites and triple or quadruple rooms are limited. Many of the best family hotels in Tokyo don’t have adjoining rooms, either.

You may need to consider booking two rooms if you are a family of four or more. If your little one is young enough to sleep with you or in a cot, you may be ok. That said, it could be a tight fit.

Pools and Gyms Often Cost Extra

This is the case even in most of the best family hotels in Tokyo. For example, a hotel may have an indoor and an outdoor pool. Use of the outdoor pool may require an extra fee.

In some cases, kids under 16 years old will not be allowed to use the pool unless it is summer school holiday time (between July and August). During the summer, many of the best hotels in Tokyo open their pools to the public (usually for a fee), so it could be packed. In fact, when we lived in Tokyo we occasionally went to nice hotel pools in the summer to cool off.  We weren’t staying there but we’d use the pool.

Other Extra Fees

At many of the best family hotels in Tokyo, kids under six can stay for free in existing beds. Not all, but most. However, if meals are included, there still may be costs for kiddo’s food.

Smoking & Non-Smoking

Yes, many of the best hotels in Japan still have smoking rooms. If you’re a smoker, then good for you. If you’re not, then make sure to check when you book. It should be marked clearly which is smoking and which is non-smoking.

Keep Your Translator App Handy

Despite being such an international city, many of the best hotels in Tokyo still lack English speaking staff. Even at some of the best hotels in Tokyo. It depends on the level of the hotel and the area you’re staying in, of course, but be prepared. The staff will try their best to help you.

More Related Links

Things to Do in Tokyo

_Ginza. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

One thing I can tell you is that you will have blast in Tokyo — with kids or without. Both my kids were born in there. We lived in Tokyo 2001-2013 and still return regularly. You can read our list of things to do in Tokyo for more.

From a parent’s perspective, it’s a great place to explore with kids. I could go on and on about how great it is to explore Tokyo with children. In fact, I’ve written a lot about it: for newspapers, websites, magazines, and more.

You’ll find a lot of it here as well. For example, here I’ve written about things to do in specific districts of Tokyo:

Save & Share on Pinterest!

Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families Best Family Hotels in Tokyo PIN 2

Where To Stay in Tokyo with Kids: Best Tokyo Hotels by Area

We often get questions from readers asking where to stay in Tokyo with kids. Our answers vary, and it depends a lot on a number of factors, such as budget, the age of your kids, and what you’re in Tokyo to see and do. The best hotel in Tokyo for you or your family may be very different than someone else.

If you’re wondering where to stay in Tokyo, think about what you’re in town to see and do. If you have a specific place or thing you want to see, look for the best hotels in Tokyo near that place. Below are a few tips on where to find the best Tokyo hotels by area. I write as a dad, so I’m always thinking about the best family hotels in Tokyo, but all of the Tokyo hotels in this post are great for couples, solo travelers, and others.

Best Tokyo Hotels by Area

Best Tokyo Hotels (East Side)

  • Hotels in Asakusa & Hotels in Ueno / Ryogoku: Many of the best family hotels in Tokyo can be found in this eastern area of the city because it is a more traditional part of town. Stay here if you want to see the older side of Tokyo: temples, shrines, old shopping streets and a slower pace of life.
  • Hotels in Ginza / Yurakucho / Tokyo Station Area: Many of the best hotels in Tokyo are located in this area because this is a major area for business. Rooms tend to be small here but give you access to all of Ginza’s shopping, galleries and restaurants, as well as rail lines like the Yurikamome Monorail, that goes out to Odaiba, and the JR Yamanote Line (from Yurakucho/Tokyo Stations), which make a loop through downtown.

Best Hotels in Tokyo (Tokyo Bay Area)

_Odaiba. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

  • Hotels in Odaiba & Hotels Near Odaiba: Odaiba is a large island in Tokyo Bay made of reclaimed land. On it are modern shopping centers, good restaurants, a man-made beach, buildings and one of the best views in Tokyo. There are loads of things to do with kids (or the kid in you). Lots more open space here, too, so come here/stay here if you need some fresh air. It’s closer to Disneyland than the other areas, but also requires a little more train time to get to Shibuya, Shinjuku, and other western Tokyo attractions.
  • Hotels Near Tokyo Disneyland: The only reason to stay at any of the best hotels near Disneyland is if you’re going to Disneyland the following day. Tokyo Disneyland is far outside the city, so many families choose to stay close so they can make a full day of it. That said, once your time at Disneyland and Disney Sea are over, head back to town and stay at a better located Tokyo hotel.

Best Tokyo Hotels by Area (West Side)

  • Hotels in Shinjuku: Many of the best Tokyo hotels are on the west side, but for now I’m focusing on Shinjuku. Shinjuku is in many ways the epicenter of “modern” Japan. You have the neon and the skyscrapers here. You also have Shinjuku station, the country’s biggest and busiest. If you stay in Shinjuku then you have train and subway access all over the city and far beyond. Many of the best hotels in Tokyo for families and groups are here for that reason. However, the Shinjuku area is one of the most crowded and confusing areas of the city. Shinjuku station is massive, with dozens of train lines and hundreds or exits and underground passageways. Heck, I lived in Tokyo for 13 years and I still got lost in Shinjuku all the time. If you stay here, give yourself extra time to get your bearings.

Odaiba Hotels & Tokyo Bay Area: Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families

Open space, fun museums, and space-age shopping malls. That’s a little of what to expect out in Odaiba, Tokyo’s mixed-use space out in the bay. Here are some of the best Tokyo hotels in the area — some of the best family hotels in Tokyo, too. And loads to do with kids.

The Royal Park Hotel Shiodome

_The Royal Park Hotel Shiodome. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Located within a 3-min walk from Shimbashi station and Shiodome station, the Royal Park Hotel Shiodome may be our top pick out of the best family hotels in Tokyo. The hotel lobby is on the 24th floor, so you can expect an exceptional night view from your room.

The Royal Park Hotel Shiodome is within walking distance of the Ginza shopping area and Hamarikyu gardens. The Yurikamome line will take you out to Odaiba, and using JR train lines, you can be in Yokohama in 15 min.

With the subway, you can easily access Shibuya, Asakusa, and Roppongi using the Ginza line, the Asakusa line, and the Oedo line, respectively. The Tsukiji Fish Market is less than 20 min walking or a 5 min taxi ride.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Easy access to Shiodome/Shinbashi stations and Odaiba.
  • Room Details: One kid under six stays free in existing bedding. One kid under one stays free in a cot/crib. Max # of extra beds/cots: 1.

Check Availability: The Royal Park Hotel Shiodome at Booking.com

Compare Prices: The Royal Park Hotel Shiodome at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about The Royal Park Hotel Shiodome

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

_Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Overlooking Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge, Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba is right in front of the Yurikamome Monorail at Daiba station.

Odaiba itself is a great place to spend with kids in Tokyo, and this hotel is certainly one of the best hotels in Tokyo with kids if you’re planning for a day out in Odaiba.

They offer a free shuttle to Tokyo Disneyland but remember to pre-book it. Their pool is open only during summer (mid-Jul-Aug) and for an extra charge. Quadruple rooms are available for families of four.

  • Pool: Yes
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: On the corner of Odaiba next to Shiokaze Park. All of Odaiba within walking distance.
  • Room Details: Some rooms sleep up to six. View of the Rainbow bridge available. One under six stays free in existing bedding.

Check Availability: Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

Sotetsu Fresa Inn Hamamatsucho-Daimon

_Sotetsu Fresa Inn Hamamatsucho-Daimon. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

This makes our list of best hotels in Tokyo for families because of the quiet location and value for money. It isn’t fancy or in the center of the action, but that makes the price right and the nights quieter. You’re still close to the monorail to Odaiba and to the Yamanote and Oedo lines, which can get you anywhere in the city. Only 2 stations from the Tsukiji Market, too.

They have a coin laundry and a restaurant, as well.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: 5-minute walk to Daimon Station, 1-15 minute walk to other stations and Hamarikyu Gardens. 2 stations from the Tsukiji Market.
  • Room Details: Adjoining double rooms available. One kid under six stays free of charge in existing beds.

Check Availability: Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

Hotels Near Tokyo Disneyland / Tokyo Disney Sea

_Disney Sea. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

A day at Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo Disney Sea can be a lot of fun (personally? I prefer Disney Sea). But keep in mind that these parks are not actually in Tokyo. They are in Chiba, the prefecture to the east. To save travel time when you visit, some people choose to stay at hotels near Tokyo Disneyland during their visit. Not a bad idea, but we wouldn’t recommend staying out there for your entire visit, That is unless you plan to go to Disney parks for your entire visit.

Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel

_Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Another official hotel of Tokyo Disneyland, the Sheraton Grande makes our list of best hotels in Tokyo for families thanks to all the extras. Sure, it’s right next to Disneyland, so the location is ideal. Sure it’s a Sheraton, with the level of quality you expect (and expect to pay for). Another convenience here is that being an official Disney hotel means that you can buy your tickets in the hotel and avoid the line in front of the park.

What makes this one of the best family hotels in Tokyo are the added amenities for families. They have an amazing arcade and a great mini-golf course. There are great pools (indoor and out) a spa, and a Japanese-style public bath, too. Some things cost extra.

  • Pool: Yes, indoor & outdoor, but outdoor costs extra
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Right next to the resort.
  • Room Details: Some rooms sleep four in two double beds. Kids six and younger can sleep in existing beds free (1 child per bed).

Check Availability: Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel

Hilton Tokyo Bay

_Hilton Tokyo Bay. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Located minutes from the front gate, the Hilton Tokyo Bay is an official hotel of Tokyo Disneyland and makes our list of best family hotels in Tokyo thanks to service and location.

Parents will the like the food options and 5-star service. Kids will like the provided pajamas and the view of the fireworks from the hotel windows.

  • Pool: Yes. Indoor pool under construction (May 2018),  but outdoor pool is open.
  • Wifi: Yes but costs JPY ¥1000 every 24 hours.
  • Location: Right next to Tokyo Disneyland.
  • Room Details: Some rooms sleep up to six, with bunk beds in some arrangements. One kid under two can stay free in a cot/crib. One additional kid under six stays free in existing beds. Max # of extra beds per room: 1.

Check Availability: Hilton Tokyo Bay at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Hilton Tokyo Bay at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Hilton Tokyo Bay

Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort

_Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Another of the best hotels near Tokyo Disneyland is the Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort. Like most of the other Tokyo Disney Hotels, you can buy tickets at the hotel instead of waiting in line in front of the park. Also, like the best hotels near Tokyo Disneyland, you’re paying to be close.

There are several restaurants in-house when you return from a day at the park, including a late-night buffet. If you don’t like what’s on offer, then the Hilton restaurants are a 5-minute walk away.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Less than 10 minutes to Tokyo Disneyland front gate
  • Room Details: One kid under six stays free in existing beds.

Check Availability: Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort

Hiyori Hotel Maihama

_Hiyori Hotel Maihama. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Opening in the summer of 2017, the Hiyori Hotel Maihama makes our list of best hotels in Tokyo as an affordable alternative near Tokyo Disneyland.

Hiyori Hotel Maihama has spotless rooms and additional amenities such as a pillow menu. There’s also a restaurant on site and well-regarded service. That said, the hotel a little away from Tokyo Disneyland, but they offer a shuttle to and from Maihama Station

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location:10-min drive from Tokyo Disneyland
  • Room Details: Multiple room combinations, including connecting rooms and bunk beds. Up to two kids under six stay free in existing beds.

Check Availability: Hiyori Hotel Maihama at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Hiyori Hotel Maihama at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Hiyori Hotel Maihama

Shinjuku Hotels: Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families & Groups

Choosing to stay at a hotel in Shinjuku is choosing to go into full-on Tokyo city mode. Shinjuku is the busiest part of Japan, and the rail stations here give you access to the entire country. That said, it can be bewildering here on a first visit.

The Park Hyatt Tokyo

_Park Hyatt Tokyo. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

When it comes to Tokyo’s best hotels, Park Hyatt Tokyo is possibly the most famous. If you’ve seen the movie Lost in Translation, then you know what I’m talking about. I loved staying here, eating breakfast overlooking the city and swimming in a pool higher than some clouds. The Park Hyatt lobby is on the 39th floor of a Shinjuku skyscraper, and the rooms go up from there. It goes without saying that the view is exceptional: on a clear day, you might even see Mt Fuji.

It’s a 12-min walk from Shinjuku station and an 8-min walk from Tocho-Mae station of the subway on the Oedo line. The hotel provides a shuttle to Shinjuku station every 20 min. That amazing indoor pool is open to any guests older than 3 with no extra charge, but anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Pool: Yes. One of the coolest, 50+ floors above the city
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: In the heart of Shinjuku. Grounds of Meiji Shrine 15 minutes on foot.
  • Room Details: Up to 2 kids under twelve stay free of charge in existing beds or for extra beds. Additional kids/adults cost JPY ¥12,420/night for extra beds. Max # of extra beds per room: 1

Check Availability: Park Hyatt Tokyo at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Park Hyatt Tokyo at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Park Hyatt Tokyo

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

_Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

This makes our list of best hotels in Shinjuku thanks to location, service and additional transportation options. The Keio Plaza Hotel is on the business side of Shinjuku’s skyscrapers, which means it’s (relatively) quiet in the evenings. Minutes from Shinjuku station, you have access to the entire city and beyond from here. The Metro Government Building is right across the street, with great observation decks to see the city.

The hotel also offers shuttle services to Disneyland (free), Hakone and elsewhere, but check rates and availability. This is also an airport limo bus stop, which is very convenient from Narita. There are 11 restaurants on site, but plenty of eating options on the blocks surrounding the hotel, as well.

There are also Hello Kitty rooms…take’em or leave’em.

  • Pool: Yes (summer only)
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: 7 minutes from Shinjuku station
  • Room Details: One kid under six stays free using existing beds.

Check Availability: Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

Shinjuku Washington Hotel

Shinjuku Washington Hotel. The best hotels in Tokyo — and the best family hotels in Tokyo

Shinjuku Washington Hotel is another one of the best family hotels located on the west side of Tokyo, about a 5-min walk from Tocho-Mae station of Tokyo Oedo line.

There’s a convenience store on the ground level in case you need anything. They also have laundry facilities — not common in Japan hotels — but this works well for travelers who don’t carry much. The laundry, however, is located in its new building: the Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Room Details: One kid under six stays free in existing beds.

Check Availability: Shinjuku Washington Hotel at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Shinjuku Washington Hotel at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Shinjuku Washington Hotel

JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku

_JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Located 3 minutes from Shinjuku station, the JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom makes our list of best family hotels in Tokyo for convenience, cleanliness, and service. This is a relatively new hotel, and the location gives you easy access to both trains and buses. Shinjuku station is minutes away and the Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal gives you easy access to Tokyo Disneyland and the airports. Easy access to restaurants, fast food, and a convenience store, as well.

Bathrooms are relatively spacious for this part of town, and the location is great if you want to explore Tokyo’s shopping and electronic stores, as Yodobashi Camera, Takashimaya, and other departments stores are minutes on foot.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Minutes from Shinjuku station
  • Room Details: One kid under six stays free using existing beds.

Check Availability: JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku at Booking.com

Compare Prices: JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku

Hotel Rose Garden Shinjuku

_Hotel Rose Garden Shinjuku. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Hotel Rose Garden Shinjuku is right next to Nishi Shinjuku station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line, and one of the best family hotels in Tokyo because of its affordable price.

They have a quadruple room option, which is quite uncommon among Japan hotels but can be great for a traveling family. Having said that, the room might be relatively snug compared to your past hotel experiences, especially if you have a large amount of luggage.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Right next to Nishi-Shinjuku Stations
  • Room Details: One kid under six stays free in existing beds.

Check Availability: Hotel Rose Garden Shinjuku at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Hotel Rose Garden Shinjuku at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Hotel Rose Garden Shinjuku

Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku

_Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

This makes our list of best family hotels in Tokyo for convenience. Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku is one of the stops on the Airport Limousine Bus, which means you’re dropped off right in the lobby after arriving from either Narita or Haneda. From here you are steps away from the south entrance to Shinjuku station.

Rooms come with a small fridge and there’s launderette on the property, as well. Wifi is included but is notoriously slow.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes (but slow)
  • Location: Heart of Shinjuku, also one of the stops of the Airport Limousine bus
  • Room Details: One kid under six stays free in existing bedding.

Check Availability: Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku

Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower

_Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Located only 3 minutes from Shinjuku station, Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower starts on the 20th floor and goes up from there. That means better Tokyo city views and less traffic noise.

Since the hotel is near Tokyo’s busiest train station, you can expect lots of restaurants nearby — both humble and high-end places. Children under 11 years old can stay for free if you don’t need an extra bed.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Close to Shinjuku and Yoyogi Stations, 10-min walk to Shinjuku Gyoen
  • Room Details: One kid under eleven (11) stays free in existing beds.

Check Availability: Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower

Asakusa Hotels: Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families & Groups

Tokyo’s east side has a more traditional and relaxed feel. After all, this is where the city began, by the banks of the Sumida River. The streets and sidewalks are a little narrower in this area, but if you’re here in Tokyo for the old-school side of Japan, then this is where to start. Many of the best family hotels in Tokyo are in this area.

Asakusa View Hotel

_Asakusa View Hotel. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

For those who want to be near some of Japan’s most iconic sites, then the Asakusa View is one of the best hotels in Tokyo for families. Located minutes from the Sensoji Temple and the Asakusa shrine, you’re also close to Asakusa Station.

Like the best family hotels in Tokyo, there are lots of room configurations, but what the views here make it special. It’s not called the “Asakusa View Hotel” for nothing.

  • Pool: Yes (indoor, costs extra)
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Next to Asakusa station, minutes from Senso-ji
  • Room Details: Singles, doubles, triples & quadruples. One kid under six stays free in existing beds.

Check Availability: Asakusa View Hotel at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Asakusa View Hotel at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Asakusa View Hotel

Dormy Inn EXPRESS Asakusa

_Dormy Inn EXPRESS Asakusa. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Dormy Inn EXPRESS Asakusa is located less than a 10-min walk from Asakusa station of the Tokyo Metro subway line (multiple lines) and only a 5-min walk to the famous Sensoji temple.

There are many restaurants in this area — from local cheap eateries to upscale sukiyaki places — and all within walking distance of the hotel. But if you want to skip, then they offer free noodles between 9:30 and 11 pm (limited quantity).

Like most hotels in Japan, the rooms are small, but they have Western/Tatami hybrid room that can work well for families. You might also like the public bath and sauna on the 10th floor.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Heart of Asakusa. Several train stations between 3 and 10 minutes away.
  • Room Details: Some rooms with 2 double beds and futons/tatamis sleep 4. One kid under twelve costs JPY ¥2000/night in existing bedding.

Check Availability: Dormy Inn EXPRESS Asakusa at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Dormy Inn EXPRESS Asakusa at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Dormy Inn EXPRESS Asakusa

Ryokan Kamogawa Asakusa

_Ryokan Kamogawa Asakusa. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Located only 2 minutes from Sensoji temple in Asakusa. Ryokan Kamogawa Asakusa is one of the best family hotels in Tokyo Asakusa area and offers the Japanese sleeping experience: on the floor with Japanese style futon and mattress.

The rooms are small but authentic. There is a private bath in each room, but it is recommended to try their Japanese-style public bath, which is much larger than the private bathroom in the room.

Ryokan Kamogawa Asakusa makes our list of best hotels in Tokyo thanks to traditional experience and excellent location in Asakusa.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Minutes from Sensojiand Asakusa station.
  • Room Details: Traditional Japanese tatami rooms with 2-5 futons. One kid under six stays free in existing bedding.

Check Availability: Ryokan Kamogawa Asakusa at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Ryokan Kamogawa Asakusa at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Ryokan Kamogawa Asakusa

Sadachiyo

_Sadachiyo Ryokan Asakusa. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Sadachiyo is another budget ryokan in Asakusa with an even more Edo-era atmosphere to it, and easily is one of the best kid-friendly hotels in Tokyo. The bathing room and toilet are separated in this Tokyo hotel, and there are two public baths available in the building 24 hours.

It is not an onsen (natural hot spring), but it’s still nice to have a dip here whenever you’re up for it. Breakfast available upon request, and if you like Japanese food, you should definitely try it. If not, you have many restaurants available in the area.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location:10 minutes on foot to Sensoji and Asakusa Station
  • Room Details: the Quadruple room has 4 futons. One kid under five stays free existing bedding.

Check Availability: Sadachiyo at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Sadachiyo at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Sadachiyo

Ginza Hotels / Yurakuchi & Tokyo Station Hotels

Ginza was once Tokyo’s Rodeo Drive, and in many ways it still is. Large fancy departments stores (the food sections in the basement are a must), as well as excellent restaurants and a wide variety of art galleries, keep Ginza humming still today. Many of the best hotels in Japan got their start in this area.

Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel Tokyo

_Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel Tokyo. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Sleek and modern, this new(ish) place makes our list of best hotels in Tokyo thanks for excellent service, clean, well-designed rooms and exceptional location. Walk out the front door and you can be riding the subway, photographing the Kabuki theater or window shopping Ginza’s main drag in minutes. The Tsukiji Fish Market is less than 15 minutes on foot.

The Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel doesn’t have connecting rooms, but if you’re traveling with a large groups go for triples. Little extras like pajamas and laundry service available too.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Right above Higashi Ginza station
  • Room Details: Triples and doubles available. One kid under six stays free in existing beds.

Check Availability: Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel Tokyo at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel Tokyo at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel Tokyo

Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Ginza

_Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Ginza. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Another small but well-located Ginza hotel. The Solaria Nishitetsu makes our list of best hotels in Tokyo due to a location two minutes from Ginza Station and near the Giza high street.

Rooms are quite small but clean and close to all the restaurants, department stores and galleries that Ginza has to offer. Many of the rooms have large bathrooms and tubs for a good soak after a day of walking the streets.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Close to useful train stations and the Ginza high street.
  • Room Details: Doubles & singles.

Check Availability: Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Ginza at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Ginza at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Ginza

Sotetsu Fresa Inn Ginza-Nanachome

_Sotetsu Fresa Inn Hamamatsucho-Daimon. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Located just off the famed shopping street, Ginza’s Sotetsu Fresa Inn Ginza-Nanachome makes our list of best family hotels in Tokyo due to location and cleanliness. This is a fairly new hotel and the rooms and service reflect that. The rooms are small even for Japan standards, though, so those with large luggage be warned.

That said, like all of the best hotels in Tokyo, service is great and the location — minutes from stations, shopping and people watching – is hard to beat.

Reminder: There are many Sotetsu Fresa Inns. Make sure you check which one you’re booking and taking a taxi to. This one is “Ginza-Nanachome”

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Minutes on foot from Ginza shopping district and Shinbashi/Shiodome, which takes you out to Odaiba.
  • Room Details: Some adjoining rooms available. One kid under six stays free using existing beds.

Check Availability: Sotetsu Fresa Inn Ginza-Nanachome at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Sotetsu Fresa Inn Ginza-Nanachome at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Sotetsu Fresa Inn Ginza-Nanachome

More of the Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

We’ve talked about the best hotels in Shinjuku, Ginza and other popular areas of Tokyo, but that’s not the only places to look. Here are a few more of the best family hotels in Tokyo and tips on getting the most out of your stay.

Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo Seafort

_Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo Seafort. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Located directly on the Tennozu Isle Station of the Tokyo Monorail. This hotel offers baby beds, baby guards for beds, play mat and a peapod mat without extra charge.

However, their supplies are limited, so confirm with the hotel once you’ve booked. You can see airplanes, cruise ships and the Shinkansen (bullet train) all from the window of some rooms.

The hotel is clean and beautiful, but a little further from most attractions than most of the best hotels in Tokyo. We love this area for dining, but expect some time on the train and monorail.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Room Details: Doubles, triples & quadruples that sleep up to six. One kid under three stays free in existing beds. One kid under 12 months stays free in a cot/crib. One older child/adult costs JPY ¥6480/night for an extra bed.Max # of extra beds/cots/cribs: 1.

Check Availability: Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo Seafort at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo Seafort at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo Seafort

Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo

_Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Shangri-La Hotel is easily one of the top luxury hotels in Tokyo for families, just one minute from the Nihonbashi exit of Tokyo station. The heated indoor pool is open to any guest older than four, with NO additional charges, which is rare in Tokyo. Any kids younger than 16, however, must be accompanied by an adult.

The hotel rents pocket WIFI units (¥1,000 per day) which you can carry around while you are out and have an internet access anywhere in Tokyo. The average rooms here (50 sqm) are much larger than most hotels in Tokyo (20-35 sqm), and babysitting and childcare is part of their service if you need it (additional fees apply).

  • Pool: Yes (heated & indoor)
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Right outside of Tokyo Station. Also close to Otemachi station and the Imperial Palace.
  • Room Details: One kid under twelve stays free in existing bedding.

Check Availability: Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo at HotelsCombined


Read: What others say about Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo

Tokyo Dome Hotel

_Tokyo Dome Hotel. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Tokyo Dome Hotel should also be listed as one of the best family hotels in Tokyo. Like all of the best hotels in Tokyo, here you have easy access to the city. Less than a 5-min walk from Suidobashi station of the JR Yamanote line, this is part of the “Tokyo Dome City” complex which includes a baseball stadium (home of Tokyo’s Yomiuri Giants), an amusement park and a spa resort.

You can spend a day or two just in the complex, but you came to Tokyo for more than that, right? From here you can be in Akihabara, Ueno or the Imperial Palace in less than 30 min. Koishikawa Korakuen Garden is only five minutes away.

We love this area for a game or the spa, but keep in mind that it can get crowded around here during events in the dome. Some people love the people-watching opportunities, others don’t.

  • Pool: Yes (seasonal and extra)
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Minutes from restaurants, rail lines, the Dome and all it has to offer.
  • Room Details: One kid under five stays free using existing bedding.

Check Availability: Tokyo Dome Hotel at Booking.com

Compare prices of Tokyo Home Hotel at HotelsCombined

Read what others say about Tokyo Dome Hotel

Richmond Hotel Premier Tokyo Oshiage

_Richmond Hotel Premier Tokyo Oshiage. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Richmond Hotel Premier Tokyo Oshiage is located 5 minutes from Tokyo Skytree and the many restaurants and shops of the Tokyo Soramachi center. The hotel is very close to Oshiage station which gives you quick access to Sensoji temple in Asakusa (5 min) and Ginza shopping area(15 min) by subway.

If you walk 15 min towards the Sumida river, you will find Sumida park which is a nice place for kids to run around and burn off any excess energy. You might also see a varied array of boats here: water buses, police boats, and other watercraft. Like the Skytree itself, the Richmond is located a little out of town, but the amenities and fun around the place make it one of the best family hotels in Tokyo.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Minutes from Tokyo Skytree and trains/subway to airports, Tokyo Disneyland and central Tokyo
  • Room Details: One kid under twelve stays free in existing bedding.

Check Availability: Richmond Hotel Premier Tokyo Oshiage at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Richmond Hotel Premier Tokyo Oshiage at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Richmond Hotel Premier Tokyo Oshiage

Shinagawa Prince Hotel

_Shinagawa Prince Hotel. Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

One of the best family hotels in Tokyo, the Shinagawa Prince is situated about a 5-min walk from Shinagawa station. There is a pool, a bowling alley, an aquarium, a movie theater and more (extra charges apply, of course).

If you want to stay in for some reason (bad weather, sick family member, etc) then you’ll have plenty of places to entertain yourself and the kids right here — all within a few minutes of your room.

  • Pool: Yes (2)
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: 5-min walk to Shinagawa Station and the Yamanote line (city loop)
  • Room Details: One kid under seven stays free in existing bedding. One kid under 12 months year stays free in a cot/crib.

Check Availability: Shinagawa Prince Hotel at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Shinagawa Prince Hotel at HotelsCombined

Read: What others say about Shinagawa Prince Hotel

Apartment Rentals: Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

In addition to these best family hotels in Tokyo, there are a number of great Tokyo apartment rentals worth considering. We love staying in the best hotels in Tokyo of course. Yet from a family perspective, we usually prefer apartment rentals — in Japan and elsewhere. Having said that, there are pros and cons to consider.

I’m speaking in general here, but here are the usual pros for apartment rentals.

  • PROS of Tokyo Apartment Rentals: you (usually) pay less, have more space, and get to experience things more like a local. Apartments also feel more like a home, which can be nice. They often have a kitchen, which means that you can cook light meals or eat breakfast in if you want to. Many apartments also offer a free portable pocket WIFI with your stay.
  • CONS of Tokyo Apartment Rentals: The main con is the lack of hotel amenities. No one cleans up or makes your bed. No pool or gym, either (usually). We’ve stayed in many Tokyo hotels and in many Tokyo apartment rentals. For us, the apartment rental’s biggest plus is the money we’ve saved on accommodation. This money can then go towards more experiences — even if it means more housework for us.

Apartment Rentals in Shinjuku

Shinjuku is one of the busiest transportation hubs in the world. Within a short walk, you can explore Shinjuku Gyoen, Harajuku & Yoyogi park, Meiji Jingu Shrine and Omotesando. It’s easier to get on the trains and buses at Shinjuku station if you plan to explore further west from Tokyo central, such as Mitaka (Ghibli Museum), Takao-san (Mountain Hike) and Hakone (Hot Spring retreat area). That said, Shinjuku is a very crowded and bewildering area of Tokyo.

In Shinjuku, you will find a wide variety of eateries within a short walking distance, from cheap fast food (both Japanese and Western) to nice local cafes and restaurants.

Check Availability: Apartment in Shinjuku on Booking.com

Check Availability:Apartments in Shinjuku on TripAdvisor

Apartment Rentals in Minato-ku

Minato-ku is located in the central Tokyo where you will have an easy access to Roppongi, Midtown, Tokyo Tower and the Imperial Palace. This is another great place to stay with kids, where you can find a variety of restaurants and cafes.

There’s also an amazing contemporary art museum located at 52/53 floor of the Roppongi Hills building, and Mori Garden where you can enjoy walking.

Check Availability: Apartments in Minato-ku on Booking.com

Check Availability: Apartments in Minato-ku on TripAdvisor

Apartment Rentals Near Asakusa

Asakusa is one of the best places to stay in Tokyo with kids. There are lots of things to do in Asakusa. You get to see much of the local lifestyle from days gone by. The infamous Senso-Ji temple is located in Asakusa.

With the Ginza subway line, you will have an easy access to shopping and other things to do in Ginza. There’s also nearby Ueno, where you’ll find the National Museum of Nature and Science, the Ameya-Yokocho open-air market, and Ueno park/zoo.

Check Availability: Apartments in Asakusa on Booking.com

Check Availability: Apartments near Asakusa on TripAdvisor

Apartment Rentals Near Harajuku

Harajuku is a hip & happening place for Tokyo youth, but also is another family-friendly area in Tokyo. There are lots to do in Harajuku. There are many points of interest nearby, including Meiji Jingu, Yoyogi park, and Takeshita Dori shopping street.

You can find many cafes, restaurants, and grocery stores, as well as ready-made sushi packs and pastries. Whatever you want, really. Harajuku has a station for both the JR Yamanote line and Tokyo Metro Subway lines, which will take you to pretty much anywhere you want to go in Tokyo.

Check Availability: Apartments in Harajuku on Booking.com

Check Availability: Apartment in Harajuku on TripAdvisor

Apartment Rentals Near Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is located close to Hamamatsucho station of JR Yamanote line and Tokyo monorail and to Daimon station of the subway.

Being the main station for those who fly into or out of Haneda International Airport, you have no problem finding restaurants to enjoy your meals near the station. Zojo-Ji temple is also within walking distance. You will be closer to Shinagawa, as well.

Check Availability: Apartments near Tokyo Tower on Booking.com

Check Availability: Apartments near Tokyo Tower on TripAdvisor

Do You Know of Other Great Family Hotels in Tokyo?

Best Family Hotels in Tokyo, Japan Family Travel

Have you been to Tokyo? Did you stay in any of the best hotels Tokyo? Can you recommend any other best family hotels in Tokyo? We want to keep this Tokyo hotel list updated regularly, so any tips or advice is welcomed!

Further Reading (Beyond the Best Hotels in Tokyo):

Save the PIN for later!

2018 Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families & Groups - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo PIN 1

2018 Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families & Groups - Best Family Hotels in Tokyo PIN 2

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. This means, at no extra cost to you, we might receive a small commission if you make a purchase or book one of the best hotels in Tokyo using our links. My opinions are my own and I only recommend places/services that I believe will genuinely help you find the best family hotels in Tokyo. If you know of other great Tokyo hotels or know something about any of the best family hotels in Tokyo listed here, please let us know. 

Comments

  1. Hi there,

    I’m Hayati from Malaysia and are planning to take my family of 5 to Tokyo in late Nov.

    Have you been to the Kamogawa Sea World? Is it worth visiting?

    • Hi Hayati! We LOVE Malaysia and miss the food now so much. Would you mail me some Nasi Melayu and a few ghee dosas please? 😉

      I have not been to Kamogawa Sea World, so hard for me to judge. Our family usually skips places with captive birds & mammals (penguins, seals, dolphins, orcas) but the ratings look pretty high. That said, I just looked it up and it’s pretty far out. If you’re staying in Tokyo, it’s at least 2 hours by train or 90min-2 hrs by car. At least. Unless you’re staying nearby (somewhere in Chiba Prefecture), that’s a long day. So it depends on you and how long you’re staying. If it was part of an overnight trip through Chiba, seeing and doing other things out there then perhaps, but if your trip is a week or two, it seems like there’s so much else worth doing closer to Tokyo. Another option is Yokohama Sea Paradise, which is closer. Hope this helps!

Speak Your Mind

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

css.php

Like this post? Please spread the word! Thanks :)