Last weekend I received an email from a couple from Denmark coming soon to Tokyo with their 7 month old baby. They were asking about baby-friendly hotels that are reasonably priced and close to all the sightseeing spots. This is a great question!
In terms of hotels in Tokyo that are convenient, baby-friendly, and reasonably priced, here is a previous post on Tokyo Urban Baby:
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Shiba Park Hotel is also promoted as baby-friendly, has great reviews and is in a good location near Tokyo Tower:
Hotel Monterey has lovely interior design like an old London townhouse, and is equipped with baby cots and in good location near Akasaka-Mitsuke Station:
Sheraton Miyako Hotel – my sister has stayed here with her children and they also have baby cots for rent. Beautiful old hotel with Japanese garden, and convenient shuttle bus to Meguro and Shinagawa Stations:
There are other cheaper hotels, but in my experience they are usually “business hotels” and don’t have baby cots available. Here is an example – “Mid In Meguro Eki-Mae”, walking distance from Meguro Station. My mother stayed here a couple of years ago. Lovely small rooms and efficient service, but no baby cots available. If your baby co-sleeps with you, this could be an option for a cheap double room:)!
If you have other recommendations on baby-friendly hotels in Tokyo please let me know!
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I´d like to recommend the Citadines Shinjuku Hotel (www.citadines.com). We stayed there last spring with our 9 month old son for 3,5 week to celebrate our honeymoon. The hotel ist not romantic but very babyfriendly. We had a baby cot, a laundry and a kitchenette – perfect to prepare the baby meals. The hotel ist located close to Shinjuku Station and the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.
Thank you so much for your blog! It was very helpful for us. We had a wonderful time in Tokyo and would love to come back. Unfortunately traveling with a toddler is more exhausting than with a small baby…
Best regards from Düsseldorf, Germany
Hi Susanne! Thanks so much for your message! Your hotel in Shinjuku sounds fantastic! I LOVE Shinjuku Gyoen – it must have been so beautiful to stay there in Spring. Traveling with a toddler is definitely more exhausting – we can only go out for a few hours before everything falls apart and we have to head home. My son can usually last from about 10am-3pm, then we go home and take a rest before dinner. I’m so glad you enjoyed your holiday! Kate xx
Glad to hear Monterey are decent hotels.
We have booked to stay there for 4 nights in Osaka with our then almost 3 yr old.
So excited about visiting Japan! Am happy i found your website for fantastic references.
Hi Nerolie, thank you for your message! Please do let me know how the Monterey hotel is in Osaka. I’d love to hear about how baby-friendly it is and how easy it is to get around in Osaka:) Hope you have a great time!
Thank you for all your great tips about Tokyo.
We are going to Tokyo next January (baby is 6 months) and I just can’t decide the best place to stay. Mainly because of the long trip from Narita airport…. so we would like something near any Nex station.
Whould you recomendo staying in Shinagawa?
I feel so lost trying to get all arrangements for this last minute week in Tokyo… =(
Here are some of my recommendations.
Shinagawa is convenient. It is about 10min from the major tourist spots and popular cafe/shopping areas (for example, it is about 10min by train on the green JR Yamanote Line to Shibuya and Harajuku). It can be good if you want to be in the middle of both Shibuya and Ueno (Ueno is in the other direction on the green JR Yamanote line, which has the Tokyo National Museum and Metropolitan Art Museum).
The Sheraton Miyako Hotel has a shuttle bus to Shinagawa station and Meguro Station.
The Narita Express also goes to Shibuya. It is a busy station and difficult to navigate the elevators with a stroller, but can be fun as it is very central to all the action.
Hope this helps!
Kate, thank you so much for all your tips! They are a God-send! My husband and I are traveling with our (will-be) 18 month old in June and we are a bit (okay, VERY) nervous about navigating Japan with the little guy! I’m sure I’ll be pouring over your blog until our departure 🙂
Thank you Alli! Hope you have a wonderful trip!!
The link you posted above does not work https://www.tokyourbanbaby.com/2014/01/baby-friendly-reasonably-priced-hotels-in-tokyo.html
Is it still possible to view these hotel recommendations? My baby will be 10 mths old when we go to Japan and I cant decide which area to stay. We would need somewhere with easily accessible train station and food options. We have been a number of times before we had a baby and have always stayed in shinjuku, the food halls there would be perfect for us but I feel like we should stay and explore somewhere different this time!
Thank you for your email. Here is the correct link (without the “html” at the end):
In addition to the hotels, I also recommend checking the Airbnb options. There are some great Airbnb apartments in Omotesando and near Shibuya!
Hi Kate, do you have any recommendations for airbnb please? The ones I have messaged all don’t provide baby cots 🙁 Thank you! X
Hi Jenny, thank you for your message! I provide my list of Airbnb and hotel tips in my Tokyo Guide. When you buy my guide, you can download my “Hotel and Airbnb guide”. If you have any questions please let me know. Thank you! x Kate
Hi Kate, I have finally found hotels within my budget that has a baby cot. But they state this is only suitable for babies up to one year old? My baby will be 18 months old when we go to Tokyo, although she is a small baby, I’m worried the cot will be too small. Are the cots different size in Japan? It seems they expect the baby to co sleep with you, but this is not something we do at home in case we squash her. Any advice please? Thanks
Hi Jenny, they do have some tiny cots in Japan for newborn babies and larger cots for older babies. Often in Japan they have a cot only for the first few months or so. I recommend to ask the hotel about the dimensions of the cot so that you can check. If you haven’t already seen this, here is a video that I took when we stayed at a hotel with our baby in Odaiba which might help to visualize: https://www.tokyourbanbaby.com/2012/05/staying-at-a-hotel-in-tokyo-with-a-baby/