Hotel Life Tree Ueno is a great mid-range hotel located at the top of a high-rise building in Ueno. All guest rooms in this hotel have spectacular views over the city. This hotel occupies a prime location with easy access to all the Ueno railway stations as well as local attractions such as Ueno Park and Ameyoko street market. Hotel Life Tree Ueno is a good choice for business travelers or sightseers who are visiting Tokyo on a short stay.
Hotel Life Tree Ueno has 137 guest rooms. Rooms with single, double, or twin beds are available and there are also “barrier-free” rooms which are suitable for wheelchair users. Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. Because this hotel is located on the upper floors of a 25-story tower building all the guest rooms have stunning city views. All rooms are supplied with air conditioning and heating, a desk and chair, a TV, a refrigerator, a hair dryer, an electric kettle, tea and coffee making facilities, nightwear, slippers, and a combined air purifier and humidifier. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in every room.
All rooms have an attached bathroom with a combined bathtub and shower. In single and barrier-free rooms the toilet is located in the bathroom. In double and twin bed rooms the toilet is separate from the bathroom. All bathrooms are supplied with body soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, shaving razors, cotton buds, deodorants, and towels.
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Breakfast & Dining
Breakfast is served in the Breakfast Corner on the 20th floor each morning from 6.30 to 9.00 with last entry at 8.45. This is a buffet breakfast of both Western and Japanese-style dishes which includes bread, rice, soup, fruits, salad, eggs, sausages, hot coffee, and fresh juice. Breakfast costs 1,000 yen and can be pre-booked with your room reservation or ordered after your arrival at the hotel’s front desk.
For other meals there are a great variety of restaurants in the area around the hotel which include casual izakaya-style Japanese pubs, Korean and Vietnamese restaurants, and Japanese restaurants serving sushi, yaki-tori-style grilled chicken, and fugu (blowfish). There is a 24-hour 7-11 convenience store on the 1st floor of the hotel building. Here you can buy cheap snacks, drinks, and other daily groceries.
Other Services & Facilities
This hotel has a 24-hour reception desk. Check-in time is from 15.00 and check-out time is by 10.00. Baggage can be left at reception before checking in or after checking out. Staff at the reception desk can also call taxis for guests on request.
A trouser press and ironing equipment are available to borrow from reception.
A dry-cleaning service is available for a fee.
There is an ice making machine and a microwave oven that guests may use on the 20th floor. There is also a drinks vending machine which has tea, mineral water, and juice.
Hotel Life Tree Ueno occupies the 20th to the 24th floors of the Ueno East Tower building. This building is a 5 minute walk from JR Ueno Station, 6 minutes from Keisei Ueno Station, and just 2 minutes from Ueno Subway Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya and Ginza lines. Here is a map showing the hotel’s location. The entrance to the hotel is located beside the 7-11 on the 1st floor. Look out for the hotel’s “L” sign and it is easy to find.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.