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Via Inn Asakusa

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The price of this hotel was very good and unusually for a unit in Japan, they have some rooms that will accommodate 4 people. We stayed there four nights. The location is about 500 metres from the Asakusa Metro station and not far from the local (rebuilt post WWII) temple. Rooms are clean but be aware, smokers are permitted in some so you should be prepared for that telltale smell when first entering some rooms. Recommended.

I only stayed in this hotel because it was the starting point for a tour of Japan. As I had an early flight arrival the travel agent suggested I book a room for the night before so I could catch up on some sleep, take a shower etc. Well what a complete waste of time/money !! By the time I got to the hotel it was 9am. The room I was given was poor. A tiny box (even by Tokyo standards)that absolutely reeked of smoke. Nowhere to even place a suitcase other than the space leading to/from the entrance door. The bed linen , pillow etc all smelt of smoke - disgusting . Tried to get some sleep but within 2 hours the phone was ringing off its hook. A lady at the other end of the phone demanded that I move immediately to the room allocated to start my travel tour. Why they didn’t put me into that room at the start I have no idea. Reception staff were poor & nobody with an authority around to discuss situation with . Breakfast was reasonably good with a varied selection of food. But small dining area with limited seating at key service times. Close to Senjoji Temple & other sights. I have stayed in much better hotels in Tokyo in the past albeit at a higher price. Maybe it is a case of you get what you pay for. Would not recommend this hotel.

I stayed in Via Inn Asakusa for three nights for leisure. Since my budget was tight, the alternative was a "business hotel" (tiny hotel for business traveler typically in need to just sleeping one night) such as Apa Hotel. I chose Via Inn over the nearby Apa Hotel (which I heard is pretty good as well) since the room was larger, and I found a great deal with a room. I am very happy that I made this choice. I would think about staying here again, especially if I find a great on-line deal again. Pros: (1) Location is great. The hotel is basically behind Senso-Ji, the main attraction of Asakusa neighborhood. All the touristic places in Asakusa are within a short walking distance. Asakusa station is several minutes away. (2) Large(r) room. As I wrote above, the room I got (and I think these are their typical rooms) is 15sqm, which still small but is much larger than the typical business hotel (11sqm). In a typical business hotel, you can open your suitcase only on your bed, but that wasn't the case with Via Inn. I am happy with the extra space. Still small, but decent for a cheap hotel in Tokyo. (3) The hotel is probably not very new but clean. (4) Free Wifi. (5) My room even had a view of Tokyo Sky Tree! (6) Efficient staff. Check out is also efficient (you can check out by yourself with a ATM-looking machine next to the reception). (7) No safety box in the room but the reception keeps your valuables in a sealed envelope without extra cost. Cons: (1) Still small, but I cannot complain with the price!

Via Inn is located within the vicinity of the smaller temples & shrines surrounding Sensoji Temple. Close-by is a 7-11 and another 5-minute walk will lead you to the back alleys that serve great food & beer. Although a non-smoker, I had no choice but to book a single room in the smoking floor due to the heavy occupancy. There are traces of smoke odor but with the help of the spray, it lessens the smell. Opening the window would help and an occasional spurt of the odor-spray. Bed was comfortable, bathroom amenities were sufficient. More importantly is the customer service provided by the front desk staff. Ask for Kioke. He will go out of his way to make things easier for you.

My room was very small but for the same price as a fancy capsule hotel, I had my own room and own bathroom. The room itself was very clean and well maintained with a firm mattress. Surprisingly quiet with good exterior sound proofing but the sound from beneath the door could be heard (I was near the elevators). It's basically where you sleep and might do some research on the internet before heading out to enjoy Japan. The hotel is in a great location. just a short walk from Asakusa rail station and right around the corner from Sensō-ji temple. I took my morning walks there before the crowds came. There is a 7-Eleven nearby where you can get all kinds of things. There are many outstanding restaurants nearby. There's even an owl cafe up the street. The hotel does have a restaurant where you can get breakfast but it looked to be more like a cafeteria than a full restaurant. I did not try it as I was not that hungry but it did look a like a good value.

It's near sensoji temple and nakamise street. The room was okay, with comfortable bed and small batroom, I guess most hotel in Japan typically like this room. However, it's not really near train station.

This hotel is located very near Sensoji temple, just 1 or 2-minute walk. It takes around 5 to 10-minute walk from the subway station and Tobu line station. They offer rooms which you can see the view of Tokyo Skytree or Sensoji temple from the window which is very nice. The universal room is very great, big and comfortable for the old person.

Hotel is only a few minutes away from the Sensō-ji temple. There are many restaurants around, metro station is 10 minutes walk. Room was small and clean, bed was comfortable. TV had one English channel. There are a few convenience stores around if you need something to buy.

Stayed before starting a group tour of Japan. Well situated for the temple. Tokyo is massive but the transport system is good, so traveled around the city. The room was fine, small by western standards, but clean and had everything I needed for a short stay.

Very close to Sensoji Temple. Their breakfast is recommendable, sufficient and has a wide variety of cuisine. Some rooms have Tokyo Sky Tree view. 成田国際空港発着の海外ツアーの後泊でお世話のなってます。羽田空港ともアクセス良好です。 お勧めポイント羅列します。 ⚫︎東京スカイツリーを臨める部屋有り(浅草ビ◯ーホテルよりずっと近い) ⚫︎外国からのお客様も利用されてますが声高な耳煩いお客様はいない ⚫︎フロントに部屋で飲むコーヒー紅茶パックなど必要豊富に準備 ⚫︎同様にアメニティもー ⚫︎バスタブもコンパクトながら十分深く肩までつかれてうれしい ⚫︎一押しは朝食です 必要十分な豊富さで ツアー帰国後 食べるのが楽しみです 大好きです ⚫︎浅草界隈の同規模のホテルをいくつか利用及び比較検討した結果のオススメ ⚫︎スタッフもキチンとしてます ⚫︎朝食の画像 添付 しておきます

2-33-7 Asakusa, Taito-ku Tokyo Tokyo-to

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Sensoji Temple and Asakusa Shrine
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Via Inn Asakusa is adjacent to popular attractions such as Sensoji Temple and Asakusa Shrine. The 190 rooms at this 3-star hotel include refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, and soaking bathtubs. In the historical district, it's also near Tokyo Sky Tree and Ueno Park.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Fuugetsusaryo, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


The 190 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, phones, and desks. 26-inch flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Along with relaxing touches like rainfall showers and deep soaking tubs, bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

At Via Inn Asakusa, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas and free newspapers. Self parking is available for JPY 1200 per night. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services and a safe deposit box at the front desk.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 384 reviews