by Lisa Milbrand
If you want to get a taste of traditional Japanese hospitality, booking a stay at this cozy 20-room ryokan in the outer reaches of Shinjuku will definitely give you that. Most of the spacious rooms feature separate living and sleeping areas, so you don’t have to go to bed when the kids do, and the low-to-the-ground futons are great for children who still fall out of bed at night.
The staff at the hotel seems eager to please — including providing toys for visiting kids, or even swapping out the standard traditional Japanese breakfast, delivered to your room, for more Western-style fare for picky eaters.
Our Editor Loves
- Traditional Japanese-style accommodations
- Spacious rooms with separate bedrooms
- Quiet neighborhood
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
by Lisa J
We are so glad we started our trip to Japan by staying at Miyabiyado Takemine. We spent our initial 4 days in Tokyo here and it couldn't have been better. The location is great - just far out enough to feel like a bit of a break from the hectic main areas of Tokyo, but also very easy to reach by train using a Pasmo card (the station is about a 1 minute walk from the hotel).
The room was spotlessly clean, larger than most Japanese hotel rooms and we found the king size bed very comfortable. There are some excellent amenities in the room (hot brush, toiletry packs ) and a selection of skincare products that left my skin feeling great! We really loved the relaxation room, where there are drinks to help yourself to (juice, wine, coffee etc) and a couple of FABULOUS massage chairs - after a long day walking round Tokyo they were amazing for soothing tired muscles!
Breakfast was included in our price and again it was absolutely lovely - we had the Japanese breakfast the whole time we were there and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were kind and welcoming too.
All in all, we would not hesitate to recommend Miyabiyado Takemine for anyone looking to stay in Tokyo and we would love to stay again in future!
We were looking for a comfortable hotel in Shinjuku. We found this in our search. It appeared to be clean, reasonable and in the right location. We booked, having no clue it was such a traditional hotel. The rooms were large, beautiful. The bathrooms were huge. And don't get me started on the breakfast! It was amazing! It was a decently short walk to the nearest sub station. I would highly recommend!