Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Bunkyo, Ochanomizu Inn is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Ochanomizu Inn makes it easy to enjoy the best of Bunkyo.
Rooms at Ochanomizu Inn offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.
24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and newspaper are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. An on-site restaurant will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Ochanomizu Inn, parking is available.
Nearby landmarks such as Korakuen Hall (0.8 mi) and Statue of Hachiko & Hidesaburo Ueno (1.1 mi) make Ochanomizu Inn a great place to stay when visiting Bunkyo.
While visiting Bunkyo, you may want to try some kaiten sushi at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Tsukiji Gindako Ding Kasuga.
Should time allow, Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Yushima Tenmangu, and LaQua are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.
Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Ochanomizu Inn is sure to make your visit to Bunkyo one worth remembering.
This review is an update from my last posted review in 2010. I also stayed here in 2011 and 2014, it did not post a review because I didn’t see any changes. It’s four years since my last visit and the service, rooms, breakfast, and everything else is still the same as I remember. Since their last remodeling (“renew”), everything looks and feels new. No noticeable wear and tear. Anyways, the only change is there is now a coin-operated laundry machine is now available in the lobby. Very convenient, because, on previous trips, the staff didn’t know if there is a coin laundry nearby and I couldn’t find one when I explored the neighborhood.
Probably the most satisfying stay i ever had in tokyo The price is reasonable and close to the station. The staff are really helpfull and even remember your room numbers. It feels nice to be greeted with a smile and key room ready to be handed everytime you went back from exploring the city. They also provide as much as facility as they can in their relatively small hotel. Washing machine with dryer function (little bit dirty under the door space, hope they can clean it next time), coffee and tea machine you can use as you wish even at middle of the night, ice vending machine, and even shoes dryer! I love love them so much. And they even provide umbrella when it's raining outside. Cool I wish the breakfast would have more variety but it's more of business hotel so I think it's understandable Room is cramped but thats normal in Japan. Clean bathroom with amenities. I'm glad I choose this hotel…
I have been staying in this hotel for years. It is a great value. The staff are friendly and welcoming and they really know what service means: When I arrive too early to check in they take my luggage and give me a chit. When I return and check in and give them the chit, they tell me my luggage is waiting for me in my room. It takes about ten minutes to walk to the JR Ochanomizu station and fifteen to walk to the JR Akihabara station. There are two convenience stores next door and more down the street. The Japan Origami Center is five-minute walk away. Although in downtown Tokyo the place is very quiet. Often I wake to the sound of cawing crows. There are smoking rooms available, but I have never smelt one.
Its never easy looking for well-located hotels in Tokyo on a shoestring budget, but O-inn is just that. Situated on the northend of the 圣桥, across the Ochanomizu river, it's just slightly over 5 minutes walk from the Ochanomizu JR station( which has the Chuo-line, Chuo-sobu line and the Yamanote line) and Ochanomizu metro station (which has the Marounouchi line). These are all the major lines you would need to use when travelling around central Tokyo. Furthermore, Ochanomizu metro station is just 3 stops from Tokyo Station, from which you can access the Shinkansen. Perfectly convenient. As with most Japanese hotels, space is premium. Therefore do not expect much space to walk around in the room or for your luggage. But the Japanese has always used their ingenuity and design aesthetics to work around space constraints. Hence in spite of the tight space, you can find everything from a fully functional bathroom and toilet (complete with toiletries and shower gel etc), to kettle and tea makers to humidifier. How neat is that? To make guests feel even more at home, O-inn has a instant beverage dispenser at its lobby where you can get hot/cold coffee and green tea. Personally, I loved the ice-cold green tea after a whole day of traversing Tokyo. Very refreshing! More toiletries like combs, cotton buds, and even hairbands are laid out in a tray at the lobby for guests to help themselves. The staff speak enough English to communicate, and are helpful with storing our luggage when we left for our overnighter. They are also extremely quick with the check-in and check-out as all documentation are prepared in advance. I personally appreciate such efficiencies. The degree of flexibility is really quite high for a Japanese establishment. And to top it all off, Family Mart (a convenience chain) is just next door. Pop in to get that onigiri for a snack anytime you get hungry!…
As the title says, the hotel is reasonable, clean, and convenient. In the case of a business hotel, the Ochanomizu Inn is very good. My room was clean, but small to American standards. It is reasonably sized for a Japanese business hotel. The staff was friendly and helped as much as they could given the language barrier. The location is very convenient. There are two train lines and two subway lines within a 6 minute walk. It is a 10 minute downhill walk to Akihabara. The subway takes you to Shibuya in about 20 minutes and Ikebukuro in 15 minutes. The Chuo limited express train takes one to Tokyo or Shinjuku station within 10 minutes each. The Sobu line is a local line. Two convenience stores are just outside the front door. Another two are a block away and the station area have several restaurants. As a tourist, who doesn't need an English-speaking staff, this hotel works very well. Please note that this hotel was recently remodeled (renewed in Japanese). I stayed here in March 2008 and all of the furnishings and the hotel lobby are now new.…