Worried about finding cost-effective family accommodation in Tokyo? You should be, as Tokyo’s hotel rooms are notoriously tiny and most hotels aren’t designed with larger groups in mind.

Luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of the best options for larger family groups. Read on to discover hotels where you can relax and enjoy some private time without blowing your budget.

Summary Table

Hotel NameLocationOccupancyRoom FeaturesPrice Range
Shinjuku City Hotel NUTSShinjuku4-5 PeopleKitchenette, Large Bathroom¥32,000+ for 4 people
Ryokan KatsutaroUeno4 PeopleTraditional Tatami Room¥21,382+ for 4 people
Moonoka Hotel GinzaGinza5 People40 sq. m Room, Spacious Bathroom¥21,875+ for 4-5 people
Mimaru Tokyo AsakusaAsakusa4 Adults and 2 ChildrenApartment Hotel, 35 sq. m Room¥18,900+ a room
Hundred Stay ShinjukuShinjukuApartment Hotel, 51+ sq. m Room¥36,000+ a room

Shinjuku City Hotel NUTS

The spacious baths at the Hotel NUTS | Photo by Chris Kirkland

NUTS is a two minute walk from Shinjuku-Gyoenmae station, and 10 from Shinjuku proper. This offers easy access to almost anywhere in Tokyo or beyond from the hub of Shinjuku Station. Equally, when you’re worn out from a busy day in the city, the Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens are a minute away. For families, the hotel’s location is complemented by its room offerings – the Deluxe Family rooms have space and beds for up to 4 to 5 people. These deluxe rooms come with plenty of extra space as well, with seating, a kitchenette area (with a stove, microwave, kettle, and fridge), and large bathrooms.

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If you are traveling with extended family, the hotel will make an effort to accommodate you in adjacent rooms. Though on the slightly pricier side, the location, size, and convenience of the City Hotel NUTS makes it worthy of consideration. Prices start from ¥32,000 for four people. Book directly here.

Ryokan Katsutaro

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The table and chairs will be tidied away by the house elves and swapped for futons while you have dinner. Magical! | Photo by iStock.com/recep-beg

If you’re looking to immerse yourself in Japanese culture, Ryokan Katsutaro offers traditional tatami rooms ideal for families. Only eight minutes from Ueno Park, and 12 from Ueno Station, this ryokan (traditional inn) is well-situated for tourists. The rooms aren’t the largest, but through the use of futons and careful arrangement, they have space for up to four people. The owners are consistently praised for being accommodating and helpful in reviews – so larger groups shouldn’t have issues sticking together.

Ryokan Katsutaro also offers excellent prices, with rooms in high demand. It might lack the amenities of other entries on this list, but for a traditional, family-owned and homely place to stay while you’re in Tokyo, look no further, Prices start from ¥21,382 per night for four people. Book here.

Moonoka Hotel Ginza

One of the trendier areas of Tokyo – where better to stay? | Photo by Adriana Paradiso

Located adjacent to Tokyo’s upmarket Ginza district, the Moonoka Hotel offers spacious, reasonably priced rooms close to the heart of the city. It’s surrounded by Tokyo Metro stations, providing easy access to the city – although you can walk to Tokyo Station in 20 minutes. The larger of the rooms the hotel offers have space for up to five people, with two double beds and a futon in a 40sq m. room. The rooms also come with spacious bathrooms, seating areas, and a city view,

Larger groups may struggle to get rooms near one another, but for the space, price, and central location, Moonoka offers brilliant value. If you’re looking for a hotel that gives you space to stretch your legs after a long day in the city without a city-sized fee, Moonoka is ideal. Prices start from ¥21,875 for four/five person rooms. Book here.

Mimaru Tokyo Asakusa

The entrance to Mimaru Tokyo Akasaka. | Photo by Gregory Lane

Asakusa rivals any area in Tokyo for the volume of tourist sights and attractions. Just a minute’s walk from Asakusa Station, Mimaru Asakusa is a handily located option. As an apartment hotel, the experience is much closer to staying at a vacation rental – with more frequent room cleaning and servicing. However, in exchange you’ll have access to larger rooms with cooking facilities, a lounge, and even play areas, all overlooking the Sumida River and offering a glimpse into the vibrant heart of Asakusa.

The smallest rooms offered by Mimaru start at 35sq m., and come with space for four adults and two children. The bathrooms are generously sized, giving you plenty of space to unwind with a long soak after a day out. If you’re after a more homely feel and don’t mind a bit of housekeeping, Mimaru is a hotel to consider. Rooms start at ¥18,900 a room, but you have to book quite far out at off-peak times for those rates. Book here

Hundred Stay Shinjuku

One of the pricier options on our list, the Hundred Stay Shinjuku still offers excellent value for money. An apartment hotel, much like Mimaru, this hotel boasts more spacious suite rooms, with personalized daily servicing. Suites start from 51sq m., with upgrades offering even larger rooms. With suites starting from several floors above the ground, each comes with an exquisite city view of the Shinjuku skyline. Rooms are divided into bedrooms and furnished living rooms, with large private bathrooms, giving you a comfortable space in which to settle in and watch movies or work in the evenings while watching the city light up.

With the hotel only a minute away from Ōkubo station, and then only a single stop from Shinjuku, it offers easy access to the entire city. If you don’t mind paying a little extra for the luxurious touch, the Hundred Stay Shinjuku offers space, comfort, and ease for the perfect trip to Tokyo. Suites start at around ¥36,000, with upgrades and peak dates incurring a premium. Book here.

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