Mimaru Tokyo Ueno East is an apartment hotel located on the east side of JR Ueno Station which provides semi-serviced apartments for mid-to-long term stays. This is one of three Mimaru hotels in the Ueno area, which include Mimaru Ueno North and Mimaru Ueno Inaricho. The apartments at all these hotels are well-furnished and cosy and have their own private bathroom and kitchen. There is also a self-service laundry on site. Most rooms have enough space to sleep 4 people quite comfortably.
This hotel’s location is convenient for Ueno Park, Tokyo National Museum, the street market of Ameya-Yokocho, and the kitchenware shops of Kappabashi Dougu-gai. Mimaru Tokyo Ueno East is highly suitable for small groups and families who are looking for self-catering accommodation.
The following apartment types are available at Mimaru Tokyo Ueno East:
Deluxe Apartment with 4 single beds and separate sleeping and living areas.
Deluxe Family Apartment with 2 single beds and 2 bunk beds.
Deluxe Apartment with Sofa Beds with 2 single beds and 2 sofa beds.
Japanese Style Deluxe Apartment with Futon which has 2 single beds and 2 futons.
Connecting Deluxe Apartment which has two interconnected apartments, 6 single beds, and 2 futons.
There are also child-friendly versions of the Deluxe Family Apartment and the Japanese Style Deluxe Apartment which have baby beds, corner guards, and toys for children to play with.
All apartments are non-smoking and have their own air conditioning, heating, a TV, a combined air purifier and humidifier, and a safe.
Each apartment has its own bathroom with a combined bathtub and shower. The following amenities are provided in each bathroom: toothbrushes and toothpaste, hand soap, body soap, shampoo, conditioner, cotton buds, a hair dryer and a full set of towels.
Each apartment also has a “Handy” smartphone which can be used by guests throughout their stay. The Handy can be used to make free calls within Japan and to some international locations. The Handy also has unlimited internet access and can be used outside the hotel while sightseeing.
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Self-Catering & Dining
All of the apartments at Mimaru Ueno East have their own kitchen and dining table. The kitchens are fitted with a refrigerator, induction hob, microwave oven, electric kettle, and sink. Cooking utensils, cutlery, washing up detergent, a dish washing sponge and a kitchen duster are also provided.
Cooking ingredients can be purchased at Yaogen fruit and vegetable store which is 3 minutes’ walk from the hotel. There is also a 24-hour supermarket called Maruetsu which is just 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel. For those who want to dine out there are a great range of restaurants around the hotel which include casual izakaya-style pubs, ramen noodle shops, Chinese and Italian restaurants, a vegetarian bakery, and an American diner.
Services & Facilities
The reception is open between 7.00 and 22.00. The reception staff are very friendly and speak both Japanese and English. There is also a tablet at reception which has a translation app for 12 languages including English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Filipino, Thai, French, Nepali, Hindi and Russian.
An electronic concierge called Bebot is available for the guests to use in English and Chinese. Bebot offers guests local recommendations and can even be used to make restaurant reservations.
Check-in time is from 15.00 and check-out time is by 11.00.
The following items can be borrowed from reception: ironing equipment, a vacuum cleaner, a rice cooker, a toaster, and extra blankets.
This hotel has a coin laundry with washing machines and tumble dryers. Laundry detergent can be bought from reception and there is a coin-changing machine so that guests can get coins to operate the machines.
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in each apartment and in the reception area.
Limited cleaning and bed-making services are provided for each apartment. Bins are emptied and fresh towels are provided every day. A bed-making service is provided only for guests who stay longer than 4 days, on the 4th, 7th and 10th day after checking in. However, a daily bed-making service can be provided for an extra fee.
Mimaru Tokyo Ueno East is a 3 minute walk from the Iriya Exit of JR Ueno Station, 10 minutes from Keisei Ueno Station, and 5 minutes from Ueno Subway Station on Tokyo Metro’s Hibiya and Ginza lines. Here is a map showing the hotel’s location.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.