There are many reasons why staying close to Shibuya station -right opposite the worldwide known Shibuya crossing– during your trip to Tokyo is a great idea. This excellent location ensures travellers can easily get around the Japanese capital city by subway and immerse themselves in the vibrant life of the nearby districts of Shinjuku and Harajuku, especially when they are interested in the otherworldly fashion, entertainment and technology trends available at every corner.
The journey from Narita International airport to Shibuya station may take between eighty minutes and one hour and a half, but the good transport connections you enjoy if you find accommodation in this area make it absolutely worth it. Such distance can be covered by riding a Narita Express train (most routes being direct ones), transferring to a bus when reaching Ginza station, or using the airport limousine bus, a service for arriving passengers linking the terminal buildings with many hotels in Tokyo downtown.
Below, we outline the main features of our recommended hotels near the Shibuya crossing in Japan.
Affordable hotel in the Shibuya district of Tokyo
The Millennials Shibuya hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the district’s main train station. This modern establishment offers comfortable pods with beds, ample luggage storage, complimentary WiFi and shared bathrooms. Besides, guests get access to other facilities like a communal kitchen with coffee machines, a business centre, a terrace and a TV lounge. The immediate vicinity is full of restaurants and cafés.
The facilities of this hotel near the Shibuya crossing in Tokyo are non-smoking throughout, and the reception staff will provide assistance with extra services like the daily breakfast buffet on site and laundry in either Japanese or English. They can even give directions if you want to visit the Tokyo Tower or the Imperial Palace, both a few metro stops away. For your information, capsules at the Millennials hotel can be mixed or female-only.
Accommodation close to the Shibuya crossing
It does not matter if you travel to Japan for business or leisure, the Koe hotel is a 3-star accommodation in Tokyo that might suit your needs. Conveniently located near a renowned shopping mall and 2,7 kilometres away from Shinjuku National Gardens, it provides visitors with a choice of fully equipped standard and deluxe rooms that include free WiFi, a wardrobe and en suite bathroom.
This hotel near Shibuya station has a round-the-clock reception service, and the staff will gladly help you with complimentary services like daily cleaning, express check-in and check-out and an onsite snack bar. They are fluent in Chinese, Japanese and English.
The Granbell Hotel in Shibuya, Tokyo
Just 250 metres from Shibuya station stands this 3-star accommodation in Japan known for its functional spaces for travellers. Undoubtedly a good-value-for-money option, it offers a wide array of room categories for guests to choose: economy, standard or premier units for single or double occupancy and king suites. All rooms feature free WiFi, are air-conditioned and have private bathroom.
Among the many perks of staying at the Granbell Shibuya hotel near the most popular crossing of Tokyo we count that it is less than 10 minutes away from Harajuku district by train, and that direct Narita Express services to the airport depart regularly from the closest station. Furthermore, guests have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Japanese breakfast, use the safety deposit boxes to store their valuables or place an order to the room service during the evening hours.
TRAVEL TIP: If you are travelling to your accommodation in Tokyo by Narita Express train or commuting from a different station to visit the area remember that, in order to get to the famous Shibuya Crossing, you must pay attention to the wayfinding signage system inside Shibuya station and get out through the Hachiko exit.