If you’re planning a trip to Japan with the kids, chances are you’ll be spending some time in Tokyo and you’re probably on the hunt for the best family hotels in Tokyo. However, Tokyo is a massive place and working out where to stay in Tokyo with kids can be super tricky. Plus, Tokyo family hotels can be really expensive, so trying to find cheap hotels in Tokyo for family is even harder.
But you probably knew all this right? Which is why you’ve just googled “best family hotel Tokyo” and landed on this page. That was me too when I was trying to find the best area to stay in Tokyo with family as well as family hotels Tokyo has which were in our price range. I spent hours on the internet researching and I’ve compiled everything I found into this article to save you from all that heartache.
So, no need to spend any more time searching the internet trying to find Tokyo family accommodation, which is not only in a good location but also has enough space to accommodate the entire family. In this where to stay in Tokyo with family guide, I’ve done all the research for you and located the perfect family friendly hotels in Tokyo.
The guide covers all sorts of options for where to stay with kids in Tokyo, whether you prefer one of the super cheap family hostel Tokyo has or something more spacious with a few amenities. Whatever your preference, you’ll find a great option for your upcoming Japan trip.
So, let’s get started and find you the best place to stay in Tokyo with family.
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The Best Family Hotels in Tokyo – A Quick Overview
Below is a super quick overview of all the kid friendly hotel Tokyo options that are reviewed in this guide. You can use this guide to quickly determine if the accommodation is the best place to stay in Tokyo with kids for your family. For a more comprehensive review of each of these Tokyo hotel family options, keep reading below.
|Hotel||Location||Room & Hotel Amenities||Closest Subway||Price Guide||Book Now|
|Sakura Cross Hotel Shinjuku East||Shinjuku||• Free Wi-Fi|
|500m to Higashi Shinjuku and 550m to Wakamatsu-Kawada||$$||Book Now|
|Hotel Rose Garden||Shinjuku||• Restaurant|
|Next to Nishi Shinjuku||$$||Book Now|
|Shinjuku City Hotel NUTS||Shinjuku||• Free Wi-Fi|
|290m to Shinjuku-Gyoemmae||$$$||Book Now|
|Sophiearth Apartment||Shinjuku||• Free Wi-Fi|
|500m to Higashi Shinjuku, 700m to Shin-Okubo or 900m to Okubo||$$||Book Now|
| PLAYSIS Asakusa||Asakusa||• Free Wi-Fi|
• Shared kitchen
• Shared lounge
|450m to Asakusa or 1km to Tawaramachi||$$||Book Now|
|Henn na Hotel||Asakusa||• Free Wi-Fi|
• Bar Fridge
|270m to Asakusa||$$||Book Now|
|Asakusa Tobu Hotel||Asakusa||• Free Wi-Fi|
|350m to Tawaramachi or 550m to Asakusa||$$||Book Now|
|Centurion Hotel & Spa||Ueno||• Free Wi-Fi|
|240m to Uneo or 350m to Okachimachi||$$$||Book Now|
|Mustard Hotel Shibuya||Shibuya||• Free Wi-Fi|
• Shared Kitchen
|500m to Shibuya||$$$||Book Now|
|Shibuya Excel Hotel Toku||Shibuya||• 2 Restaurants|
• Free Wi-Fi
|280m to Shibuya||$$$$$||Book Now|
|Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington Hotel||Odaiba||• Free Wi-Fi|
• Free Shuttle to Disneyland
|350m to Kokusai-Tenjiji Station||$$$||Book Now|
|Hotel Mystays Maihama||Disneyland||• Free Wi-Fi|
|850m to Disneysea, 1.5km to Disneyland and 1km to the Maihama Station||$$$||Book Now|
Where to Stay in Tokyo with Kids
Tokyo is a huge place – really it’s like a massive area with lots of mini-cities in it. There are a lot of options when it comes to areas to stay in Tokyo. All the best Tokyo family attractions are spread out all over the city and so there really is no one best location to stay in Tokyo.
I’d probably recommend you work out where most of the attractions are that you want to visit and then choose an area that is closest to the most places on your itinerary. Wherever you book, make sure it’s within walking distance to a subway station. All the hotels recommended in this guide are within walking distance to a subway station.
Below I’ve provided a brief overview of some of the popular and affordable areas to stay with family.
Most people would say that Shinjuku is the ideal place to stay for first timers in Tokyo and I would tend to agree with this. Here you will find loads of shops, huge neon billboards, lots of places to eat, plus it has a central subway to a range of places around Tokyo. Shinjuku is the best place to stay in Tokyo for families who want to feel like they’re in the authentic “real” Tokyo.
Shibuya is a super cool part of Tokyo, with a stack of shopping malls, places to eat and it’s centrally located so easy to get around to all the other attractions too. Shibuya is, in my view, the best place to stay in Tokyo for family who love to shop!
The area is pretty packed though – so not the place to stay if you’re looking for something a little quieter (is that even a thing in Tokyo?). It is also pretty expensive too, not where to stay in Tokyo on a budget, so you won’t find too many places to stay recommended in this family room Tokyo guide I’m afraid.
This is where you will find all things kawaii (cute). In Harajuku there is the popular Takeshita Street which has loads of cute shops to explore as well as all those weird and wonderful themed cafes.
You won’t find too many affordable family friendly hotels in Harajuku though, and with Shibuya right around the corner, your best bet is to stay there and walk to Harajuku.
Asakusa is a lovely little tourist area, with shops and places to eat and surprisingly has some great value accommodation. This is certainly the place to stay if you’re after a cheap hotel in Tokyo for family.
The downside of staying in Asakusa is that it’s not as conveniently located to the main Yamanote train line where you will find a lot of attractions, so you will find yourself having to change train lines a bit. But let’s be honest with Tokyo’s awesome trains – nothing is really too far from anywhere.
Just behind Asakusa is Uneno, an area well known for the Ueno Park – the first public park in Japan. Within the park there are various museums, art galleries and the Ueno Zoo – plus during the cherry blossom season this is the prime place to see all the gorgeous cherry blossoms.
The downside of Uneno is this isn’t the place if you’re after cheap accommodation in Tokyo for family, so there aren’t too many Tokyo family friendly hotels recommended for Uneno in this guide.
Odaiba is a great area for families, with plenty of attractions. Plus the area has a free shuttle bus direct to Disneyland, so it makes for a good alternative if you’re not keen on staying in the Disneyland Resort.
It’s also pretty easy to get around the area as well as onto other attractions in Tokyo. However, the downside is the hotels are rather pricey, so there aren’t too many hotels listed in this guide for Odaiba.
For families wanting to be super close to Disneyland and Disneysea, this is where to stay. However, if you’re only visiting for one day, I recommend to just travel from your accommodation in the centre of Tokyo. As you can imagine, the accommodation here is expensive! Which is why you’ll only find the one hotel recommendation here in this guide.
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The Best Tokyo Family Hotels
In this best family hotel in Tokyo guide, I’ve located what I think is Tokyo’s best value accommodation. I think the first thing you will notice about Tokyo accommodation is just how expensive it is and just how little you get for your money.
The other problem in Tokyo is that accommodation is super tiny, and family sized rooms are very rare. If your children are older, you are probably going to be much better off booking two double rooms. However in this guide, I’ve only included rooms that can accommodate the entire family together.
Given I’m all about good value accommodation, the hotels recommended are basic in terms of amenities. If you want something more, you will need to be prepared to increase your budget significantly. If you want something even cheaper, you will need to consider a hostel with a shared bathroom.
Below I have reviewed 12 options to help you choose the best family friendly hotel Tokyo offers.
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My pick for the best family accommodation Tokyo offers is the Sakura Cross Hotel Shinjuku East. This Shinjuku family hotel is in a quieter part of Shinjuku, just one stop from the massive Shinjuku Station. Near the hotel you will find convenience stores such as 7/11, a laundry mat and a bakery.
This is a small, self-service hotel which has a range of rooms on offer. Rooms can accommodate a small family of three up to a larger family of five. Rooms are small but include a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and free WiFi. Some of the larger rooms even have a separate sleeping area and living area as well as a small balcony.
The hotel is conveniently located between two subway stations. It is only 500 metres to Higashi Shinjuku station or 550 metres to Wakamatsu-Kawada station.
This is personally the hotel I’ve stayed with my family in Tokyo and I highly recommend it – possibly one of the best hote
Everything! This hotel provides comfortable accommodation, at a great price and in a great location.
What’s not to love?
The bathrooms are super tiny – but that’s Tokyo for you!
When it comes to Shinjuku hotels for families, it doesn’t get much better than the Sakura Cross Hotel Shinjuku East. Great accommodation at a great price and in a convenient location.
When searching for your family friendly hotels in Tokyo, Japan, Hotel Rose Garden Shinjuku is certainly one to consider. Located in a convenient location with the Shinjuku Skyscraper District a few steps from the hotel, enjoying your time in Japan is easy at this hotel.
Families of four are accommodated in a small bed and sofa bed. All rooms include TV, air conditioning and a minibar. If you want to eat in, the onsite Italian restaurant offers meals at the restaurant or alternatively you can order room service.
One of the best things about this hotel is being located next to Nishi Shinjuku train station, and only a 10-minute stroll to the Shinjuku train station.
If you’re after one of the best family hotels in Tokyo, Japan that can accommodate large groups of people, the Hotel Rose Garden is certainly one to consider.
Having an onsite restaurant is super convenient along with room service, meaning if you want some time away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, you’re able to have a night in.
What’s not to love?
Rooms are tiny – so don’t expect loads of space, but this is typical of any Tokyo hotel family room, so be sure to pack light to make the most of your space.
For families after a cheap hotel room in a great location, Hotel Rose Garden is a great one to consider.
When it comes to where to stay in Tokyo with a family, Shinjuku City Hotel N.U.T.S Tokyo is a hidden gem — located just a short distance from Gyoenmae Subway Station and only an 8-minute walk to the main Shinjuku Station.
Rooms at this hotel can accommodate families of up to five people. These rooms come with five traditional Japanese futon beds. For families of four, rooms come with one double and two single beds. Rooms also include free WiFi, TV, air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities. Plus if you take them up on the offer of breakfast, they will bring it to your room at a time pre-arranged by you!
Shinjuku-Gyoemmae is the nearest subway station at only 290 metres away, but as mentioned above, the main Shinjuku station is just 1 kilometre away, making it super convenient for getting to all the attractions in Tokyo.
This is one of the family hotels in Shinjuku so close to the main Shinjuku Station – making getting around to all the attractions a breeze.
What’s not to love?
Some rooms don’t have a window which can be claustrophobic in a crowded room. Confirm with the hotel before your stay if you foresee that being a problem. Plus some might not appreciate sleeping on Japanese futon beds – but they are not too bad really!
For families wanting to be close to Shinjuku Station or in need of a Tokyo hotel for family of 5 or more, look no further than Shinjuku City Hotel N.U.T.S Tokyo!
Apartment family accommodation Shinjuku can be found at the Sophiearth Apartment – which is another great option for those after the best hotel to stay in Tokyo for family. This apartment-style accommodation is one of the cheaper lodging options that offers a quick walk to convenient stores, places to eat as well as transportation.
The Sophiearth Apartment features one and two-bedroom apartments complete with a kitchenette. This makes it a great option for families after a hotel in Tokyo for family of 4 or even Tokyo accommodation for family of 5. In fact, these rooms can accommodate a family of up to six people. Bedding configurations vary depending upon rooms but contain at least one or two double beds and the rest being single bed/s.
Each of the apartments features a kitchen, which is fantastic for families, letting them prepare some of their own meals. Apartments also include air conditioning, free WiFi and flat-screen TV while some even include a washing machine as well.
Traveling around Tokyo is easy, with the closest subway stations being only 500m to Higashi Shinjuku Station or 700m to Shin-Okubo Station.
Families will love having their own kitchen to prepare some of their own meals – even if it’s just breakfast each morning.
What’s not to love?
There are six floors at the Sophiearth Apartment accommodations, but no lift! Keep your luggage in mind if you will be carrying it up to one of the higher floors.
If you’re after a Tokyo hotel for family of 4 or more, the Sophiearth Apartment is well worth considering. Families will appreciate having a spacious apartment and a kitchen to prepare meals, as well as being within walking distance to subway stations.
When it comes to super cheap accommodation in Tokyo for family – consider PLAYSIS Asakusa located in the heart of Asakusa. PLAYSIS Asakusa is one of the most affordable and convenient Tokyo hotels for family of 4. And located a short walk to Asakusa Station, you can easily get to loads of Tokyo attractions.
The family rooms at PLAYSIS Asakusa feature two sets of bunk beds so they can comfortably accommodate up to four people. The rooms also feature air conditioning and free WiFi. And if you’re looking for accommodation in Tokyo for larger families, the PLAYSIS rooms can fit groups of up to six people.
In the hotel itself, families can also make use of the common kitchen area, which has a refrigerator, microwave, kettle and kitchenware for preparing small meals during your stay. There is also a shared lounge area to hang out in – making this one of the great kid friendly hotels in Tokyo, as the kids need extra space to spread out in (as we know the rooms are all a little small). And there is coin-operated laundry facilities.
For families looking for a cheaper hotel in Tokyo with great amenities and close to all the action in Asakusa, you can’t go past PLAYSIS Asakusa. The PLAYSIS Asakusa is an excellent choice for families after the best family accommodation Tokyo has to offer which is affordable.
Having a shared kitchen with cooking facilities, as well as the extra space of the shared loungeroom makes this an excellent choice for family friendly accommodation Tokyo offers.
What’s not to love?
Bunk beds might not be ideal for some adults, but these are commonly found in Tokyo hotel rooms!
The PLAYSIS Asakusa is a highly rated hotel in Asakusa and a great option for families looking for cheap family hotels in Tokyo, Japan.
Families looking for simple, budget friendly accommodation in the heart of Asakusa should consider Henn na Hotel Akasaka. With some of the cheapest accommodation in the area, facilities are basic but they have all the necessities any family needs.
Triple rooms at Henn na Hotel contain two single beds and a sofa bed, easily sleeping a family of four. All the rooms feature free WiFi and a modern ensuite bathroom with a small bath – perfect when travelling with little kids. The rooms also contain a mini fridge and electric kettle.
Onsite there is also a coin-operated laundry for those travelling a long time who need to freshen up their travel clothes. And the kids will love check-in, with the worlds first check-in with robots!
Henn na Hotel is centrally located in Asakusa and close to Tokyo Tower. The Asakusa station is around a 4-minute walk away, making it easy to explore the city without having to move hotels.
What’s not to love?
Again, the rooms are quite small and squishy, but as you know by now this is to be expected in Japan.
Henn na Hotel is a modern hotel with great in-room and onsite amenities. There are cheaper hotels in this guide, however they aren’t as contemporary as the Henn na Hotel.
A great option for families who are after a contemporary hotel, Asakusa Tobu Hotel is one of the more modern hotels in the guide, along with having some of the more spacious rooms (for Japan).
Rooms have a maximum capacity of four in the Deluxe Quadruple room and feature four single beds. The rooms have air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, mini fridge, kettle and a small seating area with a sofa, chairs and coffee table.
The Asakusa Tobu Hotel has a restaurant onsite providing Breakfast and Lunch with both western and Japanese cuisines to appease fussy kids. There is also a coin-operated laundry onsite for those who need to freshen up their travel clothes.
Asakusa Tobu Hotel is a great hotel to explore the Asakusa area and beyond with two subway stations close by – Tawaramachi 350m away or Asakusa 550m away. There are shops and restaurants close by, with Nakamise shopping street less than a 10 minute walk away, and the area is filled with temples and other sights to explore.
This modern hotel with spacious rooms make it one of the best hotels for families in Tokyo who want to experience Japan, yet still have a relaxing haven to come home to at the end of a day sightseeing.
What’s not to love?
This is one of the more expensive hotels in this guide, you have to weigh up the additional space and modern amenities to see if it works with your families budget.
A great centrally located hotel for families looking for a little more space in rooms. Asakusa Tobu Hotel is a wonderful baby friendly hotel Tokyo has on offer due to the size of the rooms and there being no bunk beds which can be daunting for younger children.
The Centurion Hotel and Spa is located in the heart of Ueno, super close to the Ueno station and offers spacious family rooms.
There are a lot of different room choices at the Centurion with options that include twins, bunks or doubles so there is sure to be a room that suits your family. The largest rooms can fit up to 8 guests with two doubles and two bunks so the hotel is a great choice for larger families.
Rooms are much more spacious than in most budget Tokyo accommodation and they all have air conditioning, heating, TVs, fridges and kettles. Every room has a private bathroom with bath as well as a shower, making them perfect for families with young children.
The hotel has free WiFi throughout and a restaurant on site that serves a selection of Japanese and Western food for fussy kids. The big drawcard here is that guests have access to the spa bath, public baths and sauna during their stay, great for parents who need to unwind.
With Ueno station only 350m away, it’s easy to spend a day exploring the city. There isn’t much need to go far though, with the Ueno Zoo just 600m away and heaps of great museums to choose from, all just 10 to 15 minute walk from the hotel.
The particularly spacious rooms make the Centurion perfect for larger families who might usually struggle to get a room together. Each room having a bath instead of just a shower is a real find too.
What’s not to love?
A little pricier than some of our other options but you’ll struggle to find something cheaper in the Ueno area, and with the slightly higher price you definitely get better quality rooms.
A great choice for large families who want to share one room or smaller families who enjoy a little more space than normal. Centurion Hotel and Spa is in a prime location and you won’t have to go far to find entertainment.
Right in the thick of the shopping and restaurants of the Shibuya area, Mustard Hotel offers clean and simple rooms. If you’re looking for Tokyo accommodation family close to the action, this would be a great option.
Larger families could opt for a six-person room with three bunk beds or, for smaller families, there are triple rooms with a double and single. Triple rooms do have a small private bathroom but six-bed rooms do only have shared bathroom facilities. Every room is clean, white and simple with air conditioning and heating as well.
Mustard Hotel offers free WiFi throughout, guests can make use of a shared lounge area and laundry facilities and there is also a bar within the hotel. A great extra at this hotel is the highly-rated breakfast that is included with every stay.
Shibuya station is only 500m away, and the area is one of the best bases for exploring the city, making Mustard Hotel a great base for families who want to see a lot during their holiday. The area around the hotel also has plenty of shopping and dining options for those days you don’t feel like venturing too far.
The included breakfast is a favourite for guests and great for families who want one less thing to have to organise during their stay.
What’s not to love?
Rooms are very basic, but that’s not uncommon in Tokyo and only having a private bathroom with the six-bed option isn’t ideal but definitely not a problem for families with older children.
Very close to the action and a great budget choice in an area that usually only has expensive accommodation options, Mustard Hotel is one of the best family hotels Tokyo has on offer for those with older kids.
Shibuya Excel probably couldn’t get closer to the Shibuya station if it tried, as the entrance is just a 3-minute walk away. The hotel is surrounded by great options for dining out and shopping and sure to please any family who want everything within easy reach.
Family rooms at the Shibuya Excel have four single beds, small table and chairs, TVs and private bathrooms. All the rooms have air conditioning and WiFi and room service is available for those occasions when you just want something easy or the kids are exhausted from a full day exploring. The hotel also has a restaurant and café onsite with great views over the city.
The best thing about Shibuya excel is the location and it’s just a short stroll to Shibuya station which offers great transport links all over the city. The hotel is surrounded by both Japanese and Western restaurants, shops and fast food outlets so it’s the perfect place for kids who are a bit fussy or want some home comforts.
The location really is unbeatable with great transport links, shops, restaurants and attractions like the Yoyogi park close by.
What’s not to love?
Rooms are a little basic for the higher price but that’s pretty standard for the area so if you want to be where the action is Shibuya Excel is still a great choice.
A great place to base yourself for the duration of a trip to Tokyo. The hotel has easy access to the subway and plenty of dining and shopping options close by. Shibuya Excel is the best Tokyo accommodation for families who like to be in amongst the action.
Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington offers a great alternative for families visiting Disneyland, who don’t want to stay in the more expensive Disney family resorts Tokyo and also explore the rest of the city as well.
Family rooms consist of four single Japanese style floor beds which are all pushed together so it’s a bit like sharing one big bed as a family! All the rooms have air conditioning, free WiFi and televisions and the layout would make for a great family slumber party style movie night after a long day exploring. Some of the bathrooms do have baths as well as showers but make sure to request one when you book.
The hotel has laundry facilities and a small convenience store as well as safety deposit boxes and free luggage storage if you arrive before check in. The best facility the hotel offers is a completely free shuttle bus to Disneyland, which is only about a 20 to 25-minute drive away.
There is more than just Disneyland in the area, with super popular teamLab Borderless just a 15 minute walk away as well as the Palette Town Shopping Centre and a few other shops and restaurants dotted around the area. The hotel is also close to some other attractions like museums and parks and the Ariake subway station is only 300m away.
The close proximity to Disney makes this a super convenient hotel for families and the free shuttle bus to get there is an added bonus.
What’s not to love?
Some parents might not be thrilled with the floor bed set up but we think it gives an awesome family slumber party feel to your holiday!
Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington is one of the best Tokyo hotels for families who want the best of both worlds, with easy access to Disneyland but also great transport links to explore the rest of the city.
The Mystays Maihama is right next to Disneyland and DisneySea and is a cheaper option than the Disney resorts, making it one of the best places to stay in Tokyo for families looking to experience the parks on a tight budget.
Rooms can fit up to 5 with two double beds and one single, which makes a nice change to the usual bunk beds in budget Tokyo accommodation. All rooms have free WiFi, fridges, safes, air conditioning and an extra bonus is that they’re all soundproofed – a real plus if you have kids who are light sleepers. The hotel offers a buffet breakfast, which is a much more budget friendly option than waiting until you get into the park.
Maihama Station is 1km away but there is a bus stop right near the hotel for those who would prefer not to walk. DisneySea is only a 10-minute walk away but the hotel offers a free shuttle bus to both of the Disney parks so getting there couldn’t be easier.
The hotel is really close to Disney yet with a much more budget friendly price tag and the free shuttle bus makes it so easy to access both the parks.
What’s not to love?
This hotel is a little further away from a subway station but it’s a small compromise for the proximity to Disney and chances are that’s the main reason you choose the hotel anyway.
A comfortable and modern hotel that’s a great budget friendly choice for families who want to be close to the park without having to compromise on quality. This is one of the best hotels in Tokyo for families visiting the area to spend time at the Disney parks, you really couldn’t get much better!
We hope this guide has shown you all the family friendly hotels Tokyo has on offer and helped you choose where you want to stay. If you’re travelling further afield, here are our recommendations for the best family hotels in Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima.