Family Hotels in Tokyo

The attractions of central Tokyo for families.

Recommended Family Hotels

Hilton Tokyo Bay (luxury)

An official Disney hotel on the grounds of Disneyland and one stop on the Disney monorail to both Disneyland and DisneySea. Large outdoor pool (but only open in summer) and indoor fitness pool for adults. Huge family rooms can sleep 7 and slightly smaller Happy Magic rooms easily sleep 4. The Hilton is as kid-friendly a hotel as you’ll find in Tokyo.
Phone: +81 (47) 355-5000 • Reviews

Four Seasons Hotel at Marunouchi (luxury)

Large rooms in a beautiful hotel. Staff go out of their way to welcome kids. Cookies, a small gift, and kid-sized slippers for children. Walking distance to the Imperial Palace and Gardens. Nearby: Tokyo Station, Ginza. Subway: Close to Tokyo Station.
Phone: +81 (3) 3943-2222 • Reviews

Grand Hyatt Tokyo (luxury)

A great pool, stunning service, and large beautifully appointed rooms. Lots of kid-friendly restaurants are within walking distance as well as one of Tokyo’s best playgrounds: Robot Park. A mall, cinema, and subway stop are all close. Nearby: Roppongi Hills shopping mall, Tokyo City View from the 52nd floor. Subway: Roppongi Station is a 3 minute walk away.
Phone: +81 (3) 4333-1234 • Reviews

Mitsui Garden Hotel Shiodome (moderate)

Nice hotel in a quieter part of Tokyo but still easy access to the subway (Ginza, Tokyo Station, and Odaiba are nearby). The Japanese bath on the top floor is great. The triples have 3 large beds and can easily sleep a family of 4 (though you’ll have to book for 3 people and “hide” the fourth member but the hotel is big enough that this is easily done). Subway: Shiodome is a 3 minute walk.
Phone: 03-3431-1131 • Reviews

Prince Hotel Shinagawa Tokyo (moderate)

Great pools (indoor and outdoor) and a huge entertainment complex with bowling alley and aquarium. Location is great for coming from the airport on the N’EX or taking the Shinkansen to Kyoto or Osaka. Nearby: Across the street from the Shinagawa train station and JR line for easy access to most of Tokyo’s top sites. Subway: Shinagawa.
Phone: +81 (3) 3440-1111 • Reviews

Sutton Place Hotel Ueno (moderate)

Suites have separate bedroom and sitting area with pull-out sofa. Ueno has great connections to airport and the rest of the city. Nearby: Ueno Park, Ueno Zoo, Nation Science Museum. Subway: Ueno.
Phone: +81 (3) 3842-2411 • Reviews

Budget Hotels and Hostels in Tokyo

Inexpensive hotels that will fit a family.

More Hotels for Families in Tokyo

These hotels offer triple, quad, or family rooms.

Tokyo Houses & Apartments

Recommended rentals for families. Most units have kitchens, washer/dryer, and internet.

Hotels with Swimming Pools

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One thought on “Family Hotels in Tokyo

  1. Chris

    We stayed at the Grand Hyatt which was a splurge for us, but worth it. All I can say is fabulous. Location, pool, restaurants, staff.

    But we didn’t spend much time in our hotel as Tokyo has so much to do. We only had 6 days and I had made a list of 32 things we wanted to do. Needless to say we didn’t make it half way through the list.

    Our favorite attraction was Disney Sea. We were concerned about the lineups and the cold. But lines weren’t too bad and many exhibits were indoors. Supposedly this is the only Disney Sea in the world. Get Fast Passes to the attractions you most want to see. Indiana Jones was the highlight here. We bought our tickets in advance in Tokyo which I believe saved us some time lining up at Disney itself.

    Kidzania was another crowd-pleaser with the kids (ages 7 and 8). We booked in advance and took the morning session. The idea here is that kids can pick different jobs (careers) and get to explore what that career involves. Everything is kid size from the buildings to the equipment. Careers include pilot, chefs, vets, doctor, burger flippers, barber, photographer, pizza makers, car mechanics, beauty salons, fireman, lawyer. You’re limited to 30 minutes at each activity. There is food available (and the kids can eat whatever they make at the cooking activities). Of course, it doesn’t work out exactly or as smoothly as you might wish, but it’s pretty darn cool. We used up every moment of our 6 hour slot. Definitely book in advance. We went on a Tuesday but I heard that Wednesday is the day for “English”, not sure exactly what that means, but the idea is that non-Japanese speakers are encouraged to visit on that day. Like everything in Tokyo it can be hard to fully appreciate without speaking Japanese as there isn’t a lot in English.

    Miraikan Science Center is on Odaiba island, a man made island in Tokyo Bay with shopping malls and other kid-friendly attractions (the Maritime Museum is excellent and just across the street). It’s a little tricky to get to and find but worth it. (Take the Yurikamome line to Telecom Center station and it’s a 5 minute walk from there.) There are lots of hands-on exhibits and good-quality presentations. This science-y stuff translates pretty well even with the language barrier.

    The Railyway museum was amazing. It’s fairly new and beautifully laid out. Lots of trains, of course. You can see inside, outside, underneath, and in the locomotives. To get there you take a JR train to Omiya station then get on a shuttle that takes you right to the museum. It takes about an hour to get to the Railway Museum from Tokyo.

    The Fire Museum was another highlight for my kids. (In all honesty I would say more for ages 3 to 6, but my kids were right into it so who knows.) Very hands-on with a fire truck (and siren) and helicopter you can climb aboard. Uniforms to put on too. It’s small but nicely presented. Free too. You can access the museum directly from the Yotsuya San Chome Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line. There are paid lockers to store your stuff, which was handy.


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