Monday, May 4, 2015

Hipmunk City Love: Best of Tokyo's Rogoku Kokugikan Hotels

Tokyo is a wonderful vacation spot if you’re looking to soak up fresh culture. There are beautiful gardens to see, delicious food to try, and several spots to check out the night life. But it you’re looking for something off the beaten path, take in a sumo wrestling match. Ryogoku Kokugikan is Tokyo’s National Sumo Hall, and schedules bouts throughout the day. You can enjoy your sumo experience by staying at one of these six hotels near Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Pearl Hotel Ryogoku

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If you’re looking for a central location in Tokyo, look no further than Pearl Hotel Ryogoku. Less than half a mile from Ryogoku Kokugikan, the hotel keeps you in walking distance of the Sumo Hall, and keeps you centrally located in Tokyo. You’ll be close to other attractions, including Senjoji Temple, Tokyo Sky Tree, and Tokyo Imperial Palace. Rooms feature refrigerators, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and digital programming. You can relax in your deep-soaking tub, or request an in-room massage.

Anne Hostel

If you’re traveling with a group of friends, the Anne Hostel may be your best choice. Serving free breakfast every day, the hostel is within walking distance restaurants, money exchange, Karaoke, bars, and even a 7-Eleven. It’s less than a mile from Ryogoku Kokugikan, and has an onsite pool and restaurant. Nearby stations are only five minutes away, and can take you to all the cities you’d want to visit on your trip to Tokyo.

Daiichi Hotel Ryogoku

Stay in the heart of Tokyo at Daiichi Hotel Ryogoku. Less than half-a-mile from Rogoku Kokugikan, the hotel is also within walking distance of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and close to Tokyo Sky Tree and Sensoji Temple. Rooms feature refrigerators, complimentary Internet, and satellite programming. Stop in at the hotel’s coffee shop/café for a bite to eat.

Hotel Yanagibashi

Conveniently located near the Rogoku Kokugikan, Hotel Yanagibashi is a 28-room hostel that keeps you in close proximity to many of Tokyo’s favorite attractions. The Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Sky Tree, and Tokyo Imperial Palace are also close by. Rooms feature refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, and digital programming, and private baths with tubs and showers. You can dock your MP3 player, hook up your Wi-Fi, and rent a safe if needed. Breakfast is served free daily.

Hotel MyStays Asakusa-bashi

Centrally located in Tokyo, Hotel MyStays Asakusa-bashi is a half-mile from the Rogoku Kokugikan.  The Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Sky Tree, and Tokyo Imperial Palace are also close by. Rooms feature refrigerators, private baths, free Internet, and coffee/tea makers. There are recreational activities available to you, including bike rentals, and other amenities including dry cleaning/laundry service and luggage storage.

Khaosan Tokyo Ninja

Another hostel you’ll want to look into is Khaosan Tokyo Ninja. It’s a half-mile from the Rogoku Kokugikan, and convenient to the Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Sky Tree, and Tokyo Imperial Palace. The hostel has 17 air-conditioned guestrooms with complimentary Wi-Fi. Bathrooms with showers are provided for your convenience.
These six hotels will provide you a comfortable place to stay in close proximity to the Rogoku Kokugikan. Take your pick from fancier hotels with modern conveniences, or check your group into one of the great hostels.