12 of The Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

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? This 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, there’s no need to spend any more time searching the internet trying to find Tokyo family accommodation that 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.



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 recommend you work out where most of the attractions you want to visit are 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 of a subway station. All the hotels recommended in this guide are within walking distance of a subway station.

Below I’ve provided a brief overview of some of the popular and affordable areas to stay with family, and I help you choose the best area to stay in Tokyo for families on your Japan trip.


Most people would say that Shinjuku is the ideal place to stay for first-timers in Tokyo, and I tend to agree with this. Here you will find loads of shops, huge neon billboards, and 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 and places to eat, and it’s centrally located, so it’s easy to get around to all the other attractions, too. Shibuya is, in my view, the best place to stay in Tokyo for a family who loves 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 many affordable, family-friendly hotels in Harajuku, though. 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 your 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 that it isn’t the place to go if you’re after cheap accommodation in Tokyo for a family, so there aren’t too many Tokyo family-friendly hotels recommended for Uneno in this guide. 


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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 and to other attractions in Tokyo. However, the downside is the hotels are rather pricey, so there aren’t too many listed in this guide for Odaiba. 

Disneyland Resort

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 just travelling from your accommodation in the centre of Tokyo. As you can imagine, the accommodation here is expensive! This is why you’ll only find one hotel recommendation here in this guide.

Heading to Tokyo with the kids?  Click here for our ultimate guide on Tokyo with kids.  Includes the best things to do (including where to get discounted tickets) and how best to get around. 

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 for Tokyo family stays. 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 that 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 significantly increase your budget. 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. 

Look for tips on things to do in Tokyo with kids?  Click here for our complete guide on the very best things to do in Tokyo with kids – and where to get discounted tickets.

Sakura Cross Hotel Shinjuku East

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 from Higashi Shinjuku station or 550 metres from Wakamatsu-Kawada station.

This is the hotel I’ve stayed in with my family in Tokyo, and I highly recommend it—possibly one of the best hotels in Tokyo for family.

What’s to love?

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. 

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Hotel Rose Garden


When searching for family-friendly hotels in Tokyo, Japan, Hotel Rose Garden Shinjuku is certainly one to consider, particularly if you’re wondering where to stay in Tokyo with family on a budget. 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 looking for 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.

Why we love it?

Having an on-site restaurant is super convenient, along with room service, so if you want some time away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, you can have a night in.

What’s not to love?

Rooms are tiny, so don’t expect loads of space. However, 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.

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Shinjuku City Hotel NUTS

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.

It is one of the best hotels in Shinjuku for families as 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.

What’s to love?

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 windows, 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 a family of 5 or more, look no further than Shinjuku City Hotel N.U.T.S Tokyo!

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Sophiearth Apartment

Apartment family accommodation in Shinjuku can be found at the Sophiearth Apartment, which is another great option for those after the best hotel to stay in Tokyo for a family. This apartment-style accommodation is one of the cheaper lodging options that offers a quick walk to convenient stores, places to eat, and 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 a family of 4 or even Tokyo accommodation for a family of 5. In fact, these rooms can accommodate a family of up to six people. Bedding configurations vary depending upon the room but contain at least one or two double beds, with the rest being single beds.

Each apartment features a kitchen, which is fantastic for families, letting them prepare some of their own meals. Apartments also include air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TV, while some even include a washing machine.

Travelling around Tokyo is easy, with the closest subway stations being only 500m to Higashi Shinjuku Station or 700m to Shin-Okubo Station. 

What’s to love?

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 looking for a Tokyo hotel for a family of four 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 of subway stations.  

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When it comes to super cheap accommodation in Tokyo for a family, consider PLAYSIS Asakusa, located in the heart of Asakusa. PLAYSIS Asakusa is one of the most affordable and convenient Tokyo hotels for a family of four. Located a short walk from Asakusa Station, you can easily access loads of Tokyo attractions.

The family rooms at PLAYSIS Asakusa feature two sets of bunk beds, comfortably accommodating up to four people. The rooms also feature air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. 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 use 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 are 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.

What’s to love?

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.  

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Henn na Hotel Akasaka


Families looking for simple, budget-friendly accommodation in the heart of Asakusa should consider Henn na Hotel Akasaka. It offers some of the cheapest accommodation in the area. The 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 Wi-Fi 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 world’s 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 to love?
This is a modern hotel with great amenities. The price is good, and you don’t have to compromise on location, making Henn na Hotel a great base to explore the city. 

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.

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Asakusa Tobu 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, a mini fridge, a kettle and a small seating area with a sofa, chairs and a 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. 

What’s to love?

This modern hotel with spacious rooms is one of the best 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 the additional space and modern amenities to see if it fits your family’s 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. 

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Centurion Hotel and Spa

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 many different room choices at the Centurion, including 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.

The 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 and 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 a 10 to 15-minute walk from the hotel.

What’s to love?

The particularly spacious rooms make the Centurion perfect for larger families who might usually struggle to get a room together. Each room has a bath instead of just a shower, which is a real find. 

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. 


This is 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. 

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Himalaya Cloud Hotel

In addition to being close to many attractions, Himalaya Cloud Hotel offers clean and simple rooms. If you’re looking for Tokyo accommodation for families, close to the action, this is a great option.

Larger families can opt for a Japanese-style room with ten futons or, for smaller families, there are twin rooms that come with four single beds. Both types of rooms have private bathroom facilities. Every room is clean, white and simple with air conditioning and heating as well.

Himalaya Cloud Hotels offers free WiFi throughout, guests can make use of a garden and terrace area and there is also a restaurant within the hotel.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Minamidaiicho Park, Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center and Yayoi Park, making Himalaya Cloud Hotel a great base for families The area around the hotel also has plenty of shopping and dining options for those days you don’t feel like venturing too far.

What’s to love?

The ten-bed room is a real treat for larger families.

What’s not to love? 

Rooms are very basic, but that’s not uncommon in Tokyo. There are not a lot of different configurations of rooms. A family of five would be too big for the four-bed room and too small for the ten-bed.


Very close to the action and a great budget choice in an area that usually only has expensive accommodation options. Himalaya Cloud Hotel is one of the best family hotels Tokyo has on offer for those with older kids.

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Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu 

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 is sure to please any family who wants everything within easy reach.

Family rooms at the Shibuya Excel have four single beds, a 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 its location. It’s just a short stroll to Shibuya station, which offers great transport links all over the city. The hotel is surrounded by 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. 

What’s to love?

The location really is unbeatable, with great transport links, shops, restaurants and attractions like the Yoyogi Park close by. 

What’s not to love? 

The 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. 


This friendly family bed and breakfast hotel in Tokyo is 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, making it one of the best family hotels in Shibuya and possibly the best family accommodation in Tokyo.

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Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington Hotel 

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 in Tokyo and want to explore the rest of the city.

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, a small convenience store, safety deposit boxes, and free luggage storage if you arrive before check-in. The best facility the hotel offers is a free shuttle bus to Disneyland, which is only 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. 

What’s to love?

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. 

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Hotel Mystays Maihama

The Mystays Maihama is right next to Disneyland and DisneySea and is a cheaper option than the Disney resorts. Thus, it is 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, and 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. So if you have little people who can’t walk long distances this would be a good option of where to stay in Tokyo with toddlers.

What’s to love?

The hotel is really close to Disney yet has a much more budget-friendly price tag, and the free shuttle bus makes it so easy to access both 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 chose the hotel anyway. 


This comfortable and modern hotel is a great budget-friendly choice for families who want to be close to the park without having to compromise on quality. It 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 with family accommodation Japan style! 

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We hope this guide has shown you all the family friendly hotels Tokyo has on offer and helped you choose the best area to stay in Tokyo with kids and 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.

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