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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Refrigerator in room
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Hidden Gems
Quaint
Location
Full view
Neighbourhood
Kanda, Akihabara, Ochanomizu
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

I stayed in Homeikan for 5 days with my mum and dad. Two subway stations in walking distance and very central. Nice and calm neighbourhood. We got two rooms and an upgrade after two nights to the more traditional style rooms. Every bedroom has tatami...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Joost D
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I was a foreign graduate student studying in Tokyo University. I booked this hotel for my family to attend graduation ceremony. It is obvious that this hotel will separate foreigners and Japanese into two types of rooms. Rooms for foreigners are cold, shabby, dirty, while...More

Date of stay: March 2017
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Terrible attitude. Very rude. They speak ill of customers in Japanese. We had a trouble and it was their fault, totally, but they never apologized. It was a nightmare. I also didn't like the dinner they offered. Sashimi tasted like water. It was defrosted like...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Spent the night here, after being recommended by a tour website. The building is a designated historic monument, which means that refurbishing and renovating the building is extremely difficult, due to strict building laws. Yes, the floors are creaky, and if you happen to have...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank gudesocks
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Where should I start? We stayed there over the new year. There were pros and cons of this place. But before I start, some photos on this TripAdvisor page here are not main original Homeikan, they are the Homeikan Annex (there are 2 annexes, one...More

Date of stay: December 2016
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Sev G
12 September 2015|
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Response from theminimalist | Reviewed this property |
You should ask the owner matron. I have a feeling the answer is a short no but I maybe wrong. More importantly though, I'm not sure if their onsen is enough of an experience for you to bother to do so.
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jacktcf
11 November 2014|
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Response from Peter K | Reviewed this property |
The nearest subway station is Hongo Sanchome on the Maranouchi line (the red line). I am sorry I cannot give you a price you will need to either contact the accommodation or look on some booking websites Peter
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"use a japanese surname and pretend that you are a japanese"
Viviansheen
9 Sep. 2017
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"Go for the breakfast for at least one day, just for the experience."
G2971LGsimonm
26 Aug. 2016
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"Not sure how to describe it, but the hotel has a newer, ferro-concrete wing in the back. Same Japanese..."
hashihime
11 Jan. 2015
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"Ask for a room with a balcony on the second floor."
PeterK711
29 Oct. 2014
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PRICE RANGE
USD 66 - USD 167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
homeikan hotel bunkyo
LOCATION
JapanKantoTokyo PrefectureTokyoBunkyoKanda, Akihabara, Ochanomizu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
72
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