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Hotel NUTS Shinjuku
1 Chome-16-5 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022
From ¥12,000 /night

Excellent name aside, Hotel NUTS in Shinjuku is a well located no-frills hotel, with reasonably spacious rooms and configurations for families and travel groups.

There’s no grand lobby or areas to hang out, but the rooms are quite spacious compared to similar hotels in this price range.

What are the rooms like?

The spacious rooms are tastefully designed, with a minimal aesthetic. The bathroom and toilet area was particularly large for a budget hotel. There’s a large mirror and sink area with a reasonable selection of men’s toiletries — a rarity in budget hotels.

There are single, double, twin and family rooms with up to 4 beds. Some rooms are Japanese style, meaning the bedding consists of futons laid on the floor and nice shōji screens on the windows.

The rooms all come with large TVs, ready for you to login with your streaming service of choice.

Photo by Chris Kirkland

Are the rooms comfortable?

Our review room (a standard double), was quite cold when we arrived, but soon heated up with the air conditioning. The bed was reasonably comfortable with the desk and chair a good size for working on a laptop.

As mentioned the rooms are spacious, so there’s plenty of room for luggage, but in our room there was no other furniture to lounge about on (unlike say Toggle Hotel Suidobashi).

Photo by Chris Kirkland

What’s the view like?

There is no view to speak of — it’s a low rise building and the location is a partly residential area on the edge of central Shinjuku.

What’s the location like?

Hotel NUTS is Located in the heart of Shinjuku Ni-chōme, a short walk from Shinjuku Gyoen station, a 5 minute walk to Shinjuku San-chōme station or a 15 minute walk to Shinjuku. It makes an execellent base for exploring Tokyo being just outside the hustle and bustle of Shinjuku but close enough that you can easily make use of all the transport links.

How do I get there from the airports?

Being next to Shinjuku, your best bet is to follow our tips on getting from Narita to Shinjuku and taxi or walk the last few hundred meters to the hotel. Or if you’re landing at Haneda airport, we have an article on that too.

How is the access to trains and subway?

If you don’t mind a bit of walking, Hotel NUTS is very well connected, being 15 minutes walk from Shinjuku. Within a 5 minute walk you can get to the Marunouchi Line (Shinjuku Gyoen), Fukutoshin Line and Shinjuku Line (Shinjuku San-chōme).

What’s the surrounding neighbourhood like?

Shinjuku Ni-chōme is Tokyo’s gay district, so there’s a lot of night life just on your door step. We didn’t notice excessive noise from outside the hotel at night — there’s no nightlife on the same street as the hotel.

Apart from that Ni-chōme is just outside the main commercial area of Shinjuku, so it’s slightly more residential, but just a stone’s throw from all the shopping and dining.

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

One of Tokyo’s best kept green spaces, Shinjuku Gyoen is a few minutes walk away and is a beautiful haven from the neon of Shinjuku. Apart from that there’s many things to do near by, to get you started, here’s our guide to things to do in Shinjuku.

Who should stay here?

This hotel is a good choice for young families on a budget (who don’t mind staying in the same room), and young couples interested in venturing out into the Shinjuku nightlife.

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