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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.
Eat, see, and stay in Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Found this lovey gem while strolling around the area. Beautiful Byzantine building that transports you out of the urban sprawl of Tokyo despite still being surrounded by the same. 300 yen entrance fee is worth it especially if you have never visited a cathedral of this variety before.
I was in the neighborhood so stopped by this little university museum. I had also visited 20 years before when it was just a museum dedicated to displays on criminology, now it had expanded to include early Japanese history. Although there was little available in English, it wasn't hard to figure out the policing tools on display in the criminology...
Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
"Authentic and Value"
reviewed 4 weeks ago by gehararigo
This property is in principle an university club of 7 previous Imperial Universities. They accommodate a hotel, three restaurants ( Japanese, Chinese and French), bar and meeting rooms. I was invited by my friend who graduated from one of the seven Universities and dined at its French restaurant. Latin, They served only set menu in for dinner but I was...
The Kobe steaks of Steak House Pound are everything you've imagined perfect Kobe beef to be.
Dry aged and presented to you prior to cooking, these steaks are works of art.
These steaks need nothing added but heat, the flavour pours from the beef, seasoning would be an insult to these perfect steaks.
Treat yourself, you won't regret it!
This was my first maid cafe visit and it was an amazing experience. I thought maybe being a lone woman I'd feel a bit out of place, but both the maids and other customers made me feel welcome. I was handed a flyer for the cafe by Miyuki, who I later saw at the cafe. The place is as adorable...
We found this place by chance and we are SO happy we did!
It has the MOST AMAZING vegan ramen I have ever had in Japan, the flavour was perfect!
The pork ramen was a little too fatty, but perfect if you don’t over eat.
They offer extra noodles at the table if you feel like you require more half...
The service and attentiveness is impeccable. The rooms are spacious and beautiful. Amenities are some of the best I’ve ever experienced. The staff made reservations for us, folded our free laundry, and helped us find items at the pharmacy when needed. I’d come back to Japan just to stay at this hotel!
I take around 3 mins walk to go to Jimbocho metro station, it's really convenient, and the area is full of old books stores, which are worth to visit, like treasure hunting.
Staff are helpful, if the room is ready, you will be allowed to check in early, they provide water with mint, it taste actually really good!
We had one night at the Hotel Niwa at the end of our holiday while travelling with friends (who stay at more upmarket hotels than I usually choose). The location is good, an easy walk from Suidobashi JR station on the Chuo-Soba line. Staff were friendly and efficient, beds single but comfortable, the room layout efficient.
My only complaint is...
Its the typical small room but compact. I really like the experience of the Onsen but whether its authentic or not, I do value the experience. Customer service is also good. The guy helped us to get a ticket for the football match by accompanying the hubby to 711 beside it. Oh, the 711 beside it also is a plus!
The room is quite small, not much space to store your luggage, but it is very clean and cosy.
Location is excellent as Akihabara JR/metro is right next to the hotel.
Once you step out of the hotel it is within walking distance to shops and restaurants. Starbucks is right next to the hotel if you want to start your...