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Agora Tokyo Ginza
From ¥6,000 /night

Agora Tokyo Ginza is a comfortable and cost effective Tokyo accommodation option, located a stone’s throw away from the glitzy Ginza shopping district.
Pros: Compact but stylish interiors, dimmiable shower lights(!), nice roomwear and a small work space in the lobby.
Cons: Not many cafes near by, breakfast probably not worth it (especially if you don’t want bread).

What are the rooms like?

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Hotel agora tokyo ginza twin room | Photo by Chris Kirkland

The rooms are compact, but with enough space for luggage and nice sink and mirror space. The rooms feature seperate shower and toilet (much coveted by Japanese customers), and the shower room has dimmable lighting (probably not coveted by Japanese customers). The beds are good, and have a couple of different sized pillows, one hard one soft.

There’s plenty of sockets in the room, but the standard rooms don’t have an adequate desk space if you want to sit with a laptop. There is table space, but you can’t fit your legs under the table as the fridge takes up all the space.

The air conditioner is quiet and there is a dehumidifier if you need it.

What’s the view like?

There’s not much of a view to speak of. If you’re on a high enough floor, or premium room you may have a window onto the outside world, but many of the lower rooms will have the view blocked by the neighbouring buildings.

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A room (without much of) a view | Photo by Chris Kirkland

What’s the hotel like?

There’s not many features or shared spaces in Agora Tokyo Ginza. The lobby is a small but reasonably tasteful space and has a some seating with power sockets. There’s also a tiny roof garden, but it has no view and so feels just like a private patio.

What’s the location like?

The Hotel is very close to Higashi-Ginza Station, walkable distance with luggage for most travellers. It’s also a short work from all the action in Ginza. So if you’re planning on some department store shopping, high-end sushi or watching some kabuki

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The lobby, free Sayama green tea for all guest | Photo by Chris Kirkland

How do I get there from the airports?

Higashi-Ginza station is a one-stop ride to/from both Narita airport and The Cheapest and Fastest Ways to Get from Haneda Airport to Tokyo on the Keisei/Asakusa line. So handy if you want to avoid figuring out train connections just after a long haul flight. Also depending on your budget, it’s on the right side of town for a not-too-expensive taxi from Haneda airport.

Is the neighbourhood quiet? Noisy?

The hotel rooms are very quiet, being off the main road on a quiet back street and Higashi-Ginza isn’t rowdy at night anwyay.

What points of interest are within walking distance of the hotel?

You’ll two of Japan’s most famous department stores nearby, Ginza Mitsukoshi Department Store and Ginza Wako Department Store and Hattori Clock Tower. See our Things to Do in Ginza article aswell as the Ginza area guide for more ideas.

Should I order the breakfast?

No, there’s little choice and particularly dissapointing if you don’t want bread.

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Chris's Tokyo favorites are: Tomoe Sushi, Borne, Udagawa Cafe Suite