Our three writers – Hana from China, Yena from Korea, and Marei from Germany – stayed at the Shiba Park Hotel 151 in the Minato area in Tokyo. Shiba Park Hotel 151 opened in August 2016, so the hotel is still very new and very nice. The rooms are very spacious double rooms, but an extra bed can be added to accommodate up to three persons. The interior decoration of the rooms is Japanese-style and relaxing.
The biggest feature of this hotel is the “Japanese Culture Salon SAKURA”. Hotel guests can experience Japanese culture, entertainment, and elements of lifestyle during their stay. (Hotel staffs serve as instructors!) There are a variety of programs (with free and paid programs to choose from).
The hotel breakfast buffet has a variety of dishes to choose from, and at night, you can enjoy a “wagyu” (Japanese beef) steak at the hotel restaurant! The steak is something you should treat yourself to during your stay…you’ll be surprised! Yum!!
By the way, the hotel is a 10-minute walk from JR Hamamatsu-cho Station and Tokyo Monorail Hamamatsu-cho Station (which has direct access to Haneda Airport). Also, there is a bus going to the airport directly from the hotel.
There is a temple, Tokyo Tower, the Shiki Theatres (famous for Broadway musicals), the Japanese garden “Kyu-Shiba Rikyu” and other places nearby. The area between the hotel and the station has many very affordable Japanese-style restaurants and bars. It is also a very dynamic and very interesting place to go out for a drink.
The Shiba Park Hotel 151 is a nice place to stay. You even don’t have to step outside to experience Japanese culture (which is a big plus for rainy days^^).
SHIBA PARK HOTEL 151
1-5-10, Shiba koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
— By Airport Bus —
From Narita Airport and Haneda Airport “Airport Limousine Bus”
— By Train —
From JR Hamamatsucho Station (North Exit) or Tokyo Monorail Hamamatsucho Station: about 8 minutes on foot
Toei Subway Daimon Station (A6 exit) : about 4 minutes on foot
Toei Subway Onarimon Station (Exit A2): about 2 minutes on foot