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RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

What a lovely place! Courtesy bus was a perfect touch to get to the closest train station. JR Line took us to all the major areas of Tokyo. Runs every 10 + 30 minutes in the hour. Great room, with a better view of the adjacent park. One night stay was not enough. Check in time could be moved up a few hours, as 4 pm is later than usual!

Royal is the exact description of the decor when you step into Righa Royal. it's the old school royal luxury of lots of gold and ornate drapery. The hotel lobby is large and welcoming, after you've already been warmly welcomed at the door. You sit during the check in process instead of standing and the lobby area is never rowdy or noisy. The room is comfortably packed to offer all the necessary amenities, including an air humidifier. The bed is adequately soft and had no complaints over the 7 nights stay. The hotel offered the largest array of bathroom amenities I've every seen. And wonderful heated toilet bowls are the norm in Japan I guess. Don't bother with the television unless you can understand Japanese. I had the daily breakfast and some dinners at the buffet restaurant. No complaints about the food quality but some changes in the buffet offering wouldn't hurt. The largest annoyance however was that the gym and pool facilities required additional fee for entry. This wouldn't be so much an issue if one payment for the whole period of stay, but it is for every time you want to access! Totally unexpected for this level of hotel. Free regular shuttle to the Takadenob

We stayed here twice, for a total of six nights, while on our honeymoon. It’s a very good hotel - the first time we had a junior suite, the second a standard double. The rooms are very large. Friends warned of tiny hotel rooms in Japan, but at the Rihga Royal they are enormous with a large bed and sitting room too. The junior suite was massive but the standard double was almost as good. The rooms are not that cheap, but they are comparable for Tokyo. Ask for a room overlooking the gardens: the views of Tokyo are fantastic. We ended up on the other side for our second stay here and the views are near zero. This is not a central area of Tokyo and the metro is relatively slow. However, a free shuttle bus runs to the nearest Japan Rail station and you can get quick trains into the main attractions so the location was fine for us. Also, as it’s more of a residential area (Waseda University is nearby), there are plenty of places to eat - and they are authentic Japan rather than tourist traps. We ate in a superb sushi restaurant round the corner the hotel recommended one night. The staff are wonderfully polite and helpful. There’s really very little I’d change about this hotel. However, the cost of the swimming pool is exorbitant - like around $30. As normal Japan pools cost a fraction of this price, I don’t know why they try and charge it. They need to reduce it. This was the second best hotel we stayed in while in Japan - it was only beaten by another RIHGA Royal Hotel, in Hiroshima.

Hotel is located on Okuma Garden next to Waseda University so it is very convenient and also has complementary bus service between the hotel and Takadanobaba Station. The hotel restaurant serves a buffet breakfast which is an outstanding way to start the day, and the bar is very spacious and a nice way to end a long day. The hotel staff is very friendly and professional so it makes for a most enjoyable stay. The rooms are spacious and the huge bathtub is ideal for a long and relaxing soak. A great place to stay in Tokyo.

We recently stayed at the RRH for four nights recently. This is an excellent hotel. Outstanding service, a spacious lobby and spacious rooms. There are three restaurants on sight and many others nearby. The morning breakfast buffet was excellent with both a western style buffet and a Japanese buffet. A continuously running free shuttle goes between the RRH and the Takadanobaba Station (about a 10 minute ride) where you can connect to several lines to get you around Tokyo. This hotel is most convenient to the Haneda airport. The Haneda airport is about a $70 cab ride or, if you don't have much luggage (one rolling piece) you can use public transportation for far less to Takadanobaba Station and then catch the RRH Shuttle. We will be back in Tokyo in May and will stay at the RRH again.

On my last trip to Japan the RIHGA chain of hotels became the one step choice for lodging. At each location (Osaka, Hiroshima, Tokyo) the RIHGA provided spacious rooms and quality service. And I do mean spacious! The concierge service in each location was excellent, enabling us to buy event tickets and arrange car rentals with ease. Food was good and reasonably priced. Each location provided regular bus service to nearby train stations.

This is a very nice hotel in a quiet part of Tokyo, just outside Shinjuku. They have good service and the staff are nice and helpful. We had an issue, as the room was not cleaned one of the days, but the issue was taken care of at once it was brought to their attention, even though the cleaners had gone for the day. Kudos! We tried in-room breakfast, and it was delivered as promised. Bars and restaurants were very expensive, so we ate elsewhere. The hotel, in general, was very pretty and nice. A nice and quiet place to relax and unwind.

My family and I had a great time here recently en route to other travel destinations. The atmosphere was hushed and classy; the attention of the staff, in particular, the Reception personnel, courteous and helpful. We passed a very relaxing night indeed here and emerged refreshed for further travel adventures.

This hotel was one of the best I have ever stayed in. The employees seem like they take pride in their jobs and take service seriously. We spoke very little Japanese but their employees knew a decent amount of English and took care of all of our needs. Just looking at the pictures you can get an idea of how elegant their rooms are. Lastly, our room was a double twin bedroom. It was large and well kept; beds were soft and comfortable. I would recommend this to everyone.

The hotel is beautiful with fantastic staff Though the location is quite a way off from the centre or the stations, the hourly shuttle service as brilliant though could become very popular at peak times of the day. The staff were so helpful and friendly and would do all they can to help which we really appreciated

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool
  • Health club

Located in Shinjuku, RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Tokyo Dome and Yasukuni Shrine. This 4-star hotel has 126 rooms and welcomes guests with 3 restaurants, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Tokyo Imperial Palace and Meiji Jingu Shrine are also near this Tokyo hotel.


Relish the Chinese cuisine at Royal Ryuho, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All of RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo's 126 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers. LCD TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Other amenities include free bottled water, safes, and phones.

Property features

Guests of RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo have access to an indoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. Self parking is available for JPY 1000 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 15 meeting rooms.

Room options

Luxury Twin Room, Smoking (extra beds for person over age of 7)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 5

Luxury Double Room, Smoking (extra beds for person over age of 7)

Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Junior Suite Twin Room, Smoking (extra beds for person over age of 7)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 6

Junior Suite Double Room, Smoking (extra beds for person over age of 7)

Full 1 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 405 reviews