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The Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families with Kids

If you’re traveling to Tokyo with kids, you might be wondering what hotels are best for your family. 

In this article, I’ll be sharing my top picks for hotels in and around Tokyo that I believe would be a hit with kids. These hotels are also in areas near popular tourist destinations and are within walking distance to the train station.

Note that bed-sharing is common practice in Japan so it’s important to check how many beds the room offers when making your reservation. I’ve also made sure to include whether the hotel offers amenities for children or rental cribs. If you’re unsure about anything, contact the hotel directly and they’ll be happy to help.

If you want to stay at a ryokan in Tokyo or the surrounding area, make sure to read my article on ryokan in Tokyo for families

For those who want to know where to stay near Tokyo Disney, read my article on Tokyo Disneyland with kids. And if you’re wondering what to do with kids in Tokyo, read my article all about places to take them

 So without further ado, here’s the list! 

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Family-Friendly Hotels in Asakusa

Asakusa Kannon Sensoji

Why stay in Asakusa? It’s where you can see the famous Asakusa Kannon Sensoji, which is the oldest temple in Tokyo and likely seen in every travel guide on the city. It’s also a traditional district that has lots of old shopping streets as well as excellent train access to the airports as well as places like Tokyo Skytree (where you can visit the Sumida Aquarium), Ueno, and Tokyo Station.

Hotels in this area tend to be quite affordable as well! 

If you want to stay somewhere unique in Tokyo, then this is the hotel for you. The name “Henn na Hotel” means “strange hotel”, and with its front staff as CG dinosaurs and ninjas, it’s definitely an experience you won’t get anywhere else.

Some rooms are panda-themed and they have connecting rooms for those with large families. If you need bed guards, you can rent those, too. The price is also extremely reasonable, especially considering the hotel is only a 7-minute walk from Asakusa Station. 

“Great location – easy access to public transport and shops, FamilyMart just downstairs!” -Josie, UK (See other reviews)

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Asakusa Tobu Hotel

Asakusa Tobu Hotel is in an excellent location right in front of Asakusa Station and also has several lovely Hello Kitty rooms that are bound to make any Hello Kitty fan happy!

I especially love the cute pink aesthetic of the Japanese-style Sakura room. When you’re visiting Japan, experiencing a room with tatami is a must, so why not do it here with the queen of kawaii, Hello Kitty? One drawback, though, is that this hotel is about 1.5 hours from Sanrio Puroland.

There are also regular rooms if you prefer something simpler.

Families in particular rated this hotel 9.5 on Booking.com

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The Vessel Inn Asakusa Tsukuba Express is a great budget-friendly option. It’s located about a 3-minute walk from Oku-Asakusa Station in a quieter location, making it popular with families.

The hotel offers a wealth of items for kids, such as rental baby cribs, high chairs, rental strollers, children’s slippers and toothbrushes, diapers, wipes, bed guards, thermometers, step stools, potty rings, bottle sterilizers, tableware, baby soap, and toys! For these reasons alone, I think it’s an excellent place to stay for families with little ones.

“Nice services like the drinks offered during the day, the room was well equipped and cozy. Hotel positioned in a nice neighborhood, with shops and restaurants.” -Enrico, Italy (See other reviews)

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If you want a ryokan-style accommodation, then you may want to consider this hotel that has hot spring baths. It’s located less than 10 minutes by foot from Asakusa Station. 

The staff are multilingual and families with kids rated it 8.8 on Booking.com. 

“Room was clean and functional. Loved the onsen and the sauna!” -Taiki, New Zealand (See other reviews)

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Family-Friendly Hotels in Odaiba

Colorful Odaiba bridge and Skyline at night in Tokyo with lots of boats in the river

Odaiba is the place to be if you want to visit:

The hotels here tend to be more affordable than in the central part of Tokyo but I don’t recommend staying in this area for a long time, maybe only for one or two nights, since it’s a bit out of the way from the rest of the city.

Grand Tokyo Nikko Daiba

I stayed here with my husband before my daughter was born and had such a great time. The rooms are spacious and beautiful and the view of the bay, especially at night, is stunning.

It’s super affordable for what you get so I would gladly stay here again.

They also offer cribs upon request.

The hotel is in a great location for family with kids, as Odaiba has all the things for kids.” -Tommy, Singapore (See other reviews)

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Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo Ariake

This hotel provides step stools for small children as well as a diaper pail and rental strollers. 

It’s also less than a 10-minute walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo Station and Ariake Station. There’s a 24-hour hot spring as well if you want to take a dip in an onsen for a bit. Lastly, they have a free shuttle to Haneda Airport.

“Location is best near Toyosu Market, team lab, attached to mall, have 24 hours onsen and bus service from Haneda Airport.” -Angelina, Indonesia (See other reviews)

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Mitsui Garden Hotel Toyosu Premier – Tokyo

This is another affordable hotel with high reviews in Odaiba. It’s less than 5 minutes by foot from Toyosu Station and a 12-minute walk to Team Planets!  

They offer baby cribs but as with all hotels, it’s important to contact the hotel beforehand to check availability. They also offer slippers and toothbrushes for kids.

“Amazing views of Tokyo and easy access to the subway. Staff were helpful and friendly.” -Naomi, Australia (See other reviews)

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Family-Friendly Hotels in Shibuya

Busy Shibuya crosswalk in Tokyo

Staying in Shibuya means being connected to the Yamanote Line, one of the most convenient train lines in the city, and being able to experience popular attractions such as Shibuya Sky (where I took the cover image for this article),  Shibuya Scramble Crossing, Hachiko, and tons of shopping. You’re also right next to Harajuku (walking distance even) and Shinjuku.

I will say that although it is undoubtedly convenient, be prepared for how crowded it is, especially around the station’s Hachiko exit when traveling with little ones.

Tokyo Stay Shibuya

This is a new and affordable hotel in a great location, a mere 10 minutes by foot from Shibuya Station. They offer larger family rooms that can accommodate up to 6 adults, and kids might have fun sleeping in the bunk beds.

Breakfast at the hotel is also very cheap and included depending on the plan you get.

“Helpful staff, great location – area is close to Shibuya attractions but quiet at night.” -Marc, Netherlands (See other reviews)

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This top-rated hotel in Shibuya located near Shibuya Scramble opened in 2023 and is less than a 10-minute walk from Shibuya Station. It has a beautiful terrace where you can relax and have a great view of Shibuya. All of the rooms have city views as well. The hotel also has wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Families with kids gave Hotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya a whopping 9.7 rating on Booking.com

“Great location in Shibuya. Close to many restaurants and shopping as well as train and subway. Comfortable room. We had two twins (traveling with my son) and there was plenty of room.” -Judi, USA (See other reviews)

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Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel

What I like about this hotel is that it is not only in a great location, 5 minutes from Shibuya Station, and has rooms at a reasonable price, but it also offers several amenities for babies and kids. For instance, pajamas (two sizes only), toothbrushes, soap, slippers, and so on. What they offer changes depending on whether you’re traveling with a baby or older child.

It also has rental cribs upon request.

“Very pleasant room. Excellent facilities, 40th floor bars had great views including Mount Fuji at sunset. Great location for shopping and dining out!” -Nicola, Philippines (See other reviews)

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TRUNK(HOTEL) YOYOGI PARK

The TRUNK Hotel is located in Yoyogi Park, which is a great place to walk through (or run around, especially if you’re a kid), particularly during cherry blossom season. Not only that, it’s within walking distance of Shibuya Station and Harajuku Station.

Baby cribs are available upon request and parents rated it 9.3 on Booking.com.

“Trunk Yoyogi is in a fantastic location. The rooms are modern, clean and spacious. The staff are amazing and friendly. The rooftop pool and spa were sensational. Thank you! -Prudence, Australia (See other reviews)

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Family-Friendly Hotels in Shinjuku

Shinjuku Skyline in Tokyo

Shinjuku is home to Shinjuku Station, a major transportation hub in Tokyo, and is located along the Yamanote Line. There are also many shops and restaurants, so you’re likely to find anything you need. 

This is also a crowded area, especially the station around the Yamanote and Chuo lines, but I think it’s not as bad as the area in and around Shibuya Station. The station itself can be confusing as well, which is why it’s good to stay somewhere near the station.

Hyatt Regency Tokyo

The Hyatt is a name well-known worldwide so it can feel reassuring to stay in one of their locations in Japan.

This hotel is only a 9-minute walk from Shinjuku Station, making it a convenient location, and the rooms have views of Shinjuku.  

Cribs are available upon request. 

“Location is perfect. The staff were helpful and friendly & exceptionally professional.” -Suraya, Australia (See other reviews)

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KEIO Plaza Hotel

This hotel is located only a 5-minute walk from Shinjuku Station. Best of all, it has a shuttle bus that serves both Narita Airport and Haneda Airport, as well as Tokyo Disney.

The Keio Plaza Hotel is great for families, too, and offers rental cribs. You can contact them about their Baby Welcome Plan as well, which provides diapers, wipes, and other amenities for free. They offer rental bottle sterilizers and baby bathtubs as well.  

“We always choose this hotel for our Tokyo stays as it is in such a convenient location, with an underground passageway to the huge Shinjuku railway station.” -Evan, Australia (See other reviews)

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This four-star hotel with bilingual staff is located about a 7-minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku Station along the Marunouchi Line. 

They offer rental baby cribs for free, but you need to contact the hotel in advance since a limited number is available. 

“Everything about this hotel is superb! Excellent location with 2 convenience stores and minutes walk to JR station.” -Yun, Taiwan (See other reviews)

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Family-Friendly Hotels Around Tokyo Station

Bird's eye view of Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station is one of the best places to stay for easy access to all parts of the city as well as the Shinkansen (bullet train). Personally, I think wandering around the shops in the station is fun in and of itself.

MIMARU Tokyo Hachibori

If you have a Pokemon fan traveling with you, then you might be interested in staying in a Pokemon-themed hotel room! There are several in Tokyo and these rooms are apartment-style, meaning that there’s a small kitchenette in the room, which is great if you don’t feel like eating out. Their rooms are also perfect for accommodating large families.

MIMARU Tokyo Hachibori is a 15-minute walk from Tokyo Station, 2 minutes from Hachibori Station, and is within walking distance to the Tokyo Pokemon Cafe.

It has a rating of 8.9 on Booking.com.

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Other locations include MIMARU Tokyo Ginza East and MIMARU Tokyo Ueno East.

THE BLOSSOM HIBIYA

THE BLOSSOM HIBIYA is a beautiful hotel located in Shinbashi, a mere 11 minutes by train from Tokyo Station or a 19-minute walk. 

The rooms are spacious and soundproof, and families with children gave it a high rating of 9.3 on Booking.com!

Cribs are available for rent, but make sure to contact the hotel as they have a limited number. The hotel also offers a rental baby bath and wash pail.

“Location is near to many train stations, facility, staffs are friendly, amenities are good, size is decent for Tokyo.” -Hanisah, Malaysia (See other reviews)

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Four Seasons Hotel Otemachi 

My friend stayed at the location in Kyoto and only had good things to say about it, and based on the reviews from Booking.com, it seems like others feel the same way about the Otemachi location in Tokyo.

This hotel is in an excellent location, only a 13-minute walk from Tokyo Station and three minutes from Otemachi Station. 

The Four Seasons also offers plenty for families with small children for no additional charge, such as a bed rail guard, baby crib, and bottle sterilizer. Kids aged 18 and under can also stay for free. How great is that? They also have connecting rooms if you have a large family and need more than one. On top of all of this, they offer kids PJs and amenities, as well as coloring books and pencils when you check in! 

“An amazing hotel near the Imperial Palace. Everything was perfect. Unobstructed view of Mt Fuji from the dining area. Spacious rooms and bathrooms.” -Andy, Singapore (See other reviews)

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Family-Friendly Hotels in Yokohama

Yokohama skyline and waterfront at dusk

Yokohama is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, which is right next to Tokyo. It has easy access to Tokyo and there is plenty to do such as visit the CUPNOODLES Museum and Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise. The city is beautiful at night, too!

Oakwood Suites Yokohama

This beautiful hotel is a serviced apartment that overlooks Yokohama Bay. They have a kitchenette as well as a washing machine and dryer! Best of all, it is very affordable, especially when considering it’s a 5-minute walk from the station.

Oakwood Suites Yokohama offers cribs and high chairs upon request and has a children’s play area, making it perfect for families with little ones. In fact, families rated it 9.6 on Booking.com

“Very good room layout, spacious & clean. Loved the washer/dryer and the shower was fantastic!” -Cynthia, Singapore (See other reviews)

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Mitsui Garden Hotel Yokohama Minatomirai PREMIER

What I like about this new hotel is not only the low price, but also the beautiful views of the city from the room and is less than a 10-minute walk from the station.

Children under 6 stay for free and can have breakfast for free as well. They offer amenities for children such as a toothbrush and slippers as well as rental cribs for free. (Make sure to ask the hotel in advance as they have a limited number.)

“Easily the best hotel I’ve stayed in – bar none – may return just for the sake of the experience.” -Calvin, Japan (See other reviews)

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FAQ About Staying in and Around Tokyo with Kids

 

Where is the best area to stay in Tokyo with kids?

All of the hotels in this list are in travel-friendly areas, so you don’t have to worry about walking far to your hotel, a nearby station, or when it comes to finding something to see, or getting a meal.

Overall, it depends on your travel plans, which is why I organized this article according to popular tourist areas in Tokyo.

Is Tokyo kid-friendly?

There is plenty for kids to do in Tokyo! However, I HIGHLY recommend avoiding taking the train during rush hour (around 7:30 AM to 9 AM and then 5 PM to 8 PM) as the trains will be very crowded. If you have a stroller and need to travel during those times, I would recommend using a baby carrier instead because you might not even be able to get it on the train (unless it’s the first stop)! 

What can my kids eat in Japan?

There are tons of food kids can eat in Japan. I’ve written articles all about what kids can eat at restaurants as well as convenience stores so make sure to check it out! 

Where can I get diapers and other supplies?

Check out the places listed in my article about kids’ stores in Japan

 

Wrap-Up: Best Hotels for Families with Kids in Tokyo

 

I hope this look at hotels for families in Tokyo has been helpful for your trip planning.

As you can see, there are plenty of options and even if you don’t find something on this list, you can use sites like Booking.com or Hotels.com to find the perfect hotel according to your family’s needs.  

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Hi! I'm Kay

I’m a long-term Japan resident and parent who loves writing and traveling. My goal is to help parents from around the world navigate living and traveling with kids in Japan.

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