Tokyo: Ueno Station Area
Ueno Station is one of Tokyo’s major transport hubs with lots to see and enjoy in the immediate vicinity, making it a popular choice when choosing accommodation in the capital. The Keisei Skyliner runs from Keisei Ueno Station – only a couple of minutes walk from Ueno Station – with Narita Airport in 40 to 55-minutes (depending on the service you choose), while multiple shinkansen lines including the Hokuriku Shinkansen bound for Nagano stop at Ueno. With many inner-city rail lines running to and from Ueno, it is one of the most convenient areas to stay in Tokyo. The area around the station is known for its range of mid-range to budget hotel, plenty of nightlife and restaurants, and popular attractions including Ueno Zoo and multiple museums including the Tokyo National Museum – all within walking distance of the station.
Visitors looking for something up-market in Ueno might want to consider Mitsui Garden Hotel Ueno but with most accommodation categorized as mid-range to budget, if you’re after high-end accommodation near a major shinkansen station and/or direct access to Narita Airport, try the Tokyo Station / Marunouchi Area.