Mimaru Tokyo Ueno Inaricho is an apartment hotel which is highly convenient for both JR Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Inaricho Station. This is one of three Mimaru apartment hotels in Ueno which include Mimaru Ueno East and Mimaru Ueno North. These are family-friendly hotels for travelers who want to stay a little bit longer in Tokyo and who are looking for self-catering accommodation.
All apartments are spacious and feature private bathrooms and fully stocked kitchens. Mimaru Tokyo Ueno Inaricho is convenient for local shopping and dining and for local attractions such as the lively street market of Ameya-Yokocho, and the zoo and museums in Ueno Park.
Mimaru Tokyo Ueno Inaricho has 39 apartments and two apartment types:
The Deluxe Apartment with Sofa Beds sleeps up to 4 adults in 2 single beds and 2 sofa beds.
The Japanese-Style Deluxe Apartment with Futon sleeps up to 4 adults in 2 single beds and 2 futons.
All apartments are non-smoking and are supplied with air conditioning, heating, a TV, a combined air purifier and humidifier, and a safe. Guests are also supplied with a “Handy” smartphone which can be used freely both inside and outside the hotel. The Handy has unlimited internet access and apps for train times and city maps which are very useful while sightseeing. The Handy can also be used to make free calls within Japan and also to some international locations.
Every apartment has its own bathroom with a combined bathtub and shower. The following amenities are provided for free: toothbrushes and toothpaste, hand soap, body soap, shampoo, conditioner, cotton buds, slippers, a hair dryer and a full set of towels.
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Self-Catering & Dining
Each apartment at Mimaru Ueno Inaricho has its own fully stocked kitchen and dining area with a table so that guests may prepare and enjoy their own meals. Kitchen equipment includes a refrigerator, an induction hob, a microwave oven, an electric kettle, and a sink. Cooking utensils, cutlery, washing up detergent, a dish washing sponge, and a kitchen duster are also provided.
To buy cooking ingredients the 24-hour Maruetsu supermarket is just a 1 minute walk from the hotel. For those who wish to dine out this hotel is conveniently placed for a great range of Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and Italian restaurants.
Services & Facilities
The reception is open between 7.00 and 22.00. The reception staff at Mimaru Ueno Inaricho are friendly, helpful and can speak both Japanese and English. There is also a tablet at reception which has a translation app for 12 languages including Russian, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Filipino, Thai, French, Nepali, Hindi and English.
An electronic concierge called Bebot is available for the guests to use in English and Chinese. Bebot can give guests local restaurant, shopping, and sightseeing recommendations and can also 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 for free from reception: a vacuum cleaner, a toaster, a rice cooker, ironing equipment, and extra blankets.
This hotel has a coin laundry with washing machines and dryers. Laundry detergent can be bought from reception.
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in all apartments as well as in the reception area.
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, daily housekeeping and bed-making services can be provided for an extra fee.
Mimaru Tokyo Ueno Inaricho is a 5 minute walk from JR Ueno Station, 3 minutes from Inaricho Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, and 12 minutes from Keisei Ueno Station. Here is a map showing the hotel’s location.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.