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Ghent, Belgium
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Room size: large for Japanese standards. Location: very convenient if you are going to visit the Tokyo University (walking distance). Personnel: excellent English -- no communication issues. The breakfast is so-so...You have western and traditional Japanese options... Japanese breakfast could be a bit better. One minor problem: not easy to find if you arrive by subway. By taxi: no problems... More 

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95 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Spacious hotel rooms (for Japan) one block back on a side street from the main entrance to the University of Tokyo, Hongo campus. Everything in excellent and sparkling condition, king size (western) bed, free WiFi, and even had a small refrigerator in room. The hotel provided separate printed instructions in English to operate AC, TV, etc. You need a map... More 

Thank David M
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

This is a modestly priced hotel located very near to the University of Tokyo and about a 15 min walk to three different Metro stations. The room rate usually includes breakfast, which was OK (both Western and Japanese) but it was always the same (even the same background music). The room itself was large (by Japanese standards) but the bed... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

This hotel has a number of advantages. It is not very expensive, and quiet. Its is virtually next door to the main gates of the University of Tokyo. There are a number of small and fantastic little restaurants just at its doorstep. I tried Emma (on the street down to the university) and it was wonderful - arrive early as... More 

1 Thank geoffrey100
New York City, New York
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2013

There are 3 train stations that are within walking distances,its means the ease to access other parts of Tokyo. Just 10 minutes walk to the Tokyo University .The room is small but quite comfortable for us, with free internet access as well.you can rent a laptop here.

1 Thank pkison5
Daejeon, South Korea
1 review
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We stayed at Hongo-forest Hotel from November 19 to November 23 during the IEC meeting. This hotel is very quiet and cdomfortable to stay equiped with vending machine at 2nd floor. And the restaurant also clean, delicious and resonable price. Espicially I thanks to Mr. SASAKI, works at reception desk, help us to find lost mobile phone which we had... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013

I stayed at Forest Hongo with my wife and in-laws in early September of 2013. Pros - Short walk to Tokyo University - Spacious rooms and bathrooms (by US standards) - Good quality rooms (though a bit dated stylistically) - Very helpful staff - Paid ~ $135 per night - Very quiet Cons - 15 min walk to subway line... More 

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New York City, New York
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168 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2013

This is a well managed hotel, clean and efficient, and if you don't expect a huge room and/or bathroom (seeing it as it's Japan and space is always limited), you'll probably be happy with your choice. Two things that detract from the overall good experience: the WiFi is only available if you ask for a router at the front desk.... More 

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Johor, Johor, Malaysia
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52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2012

I stayed at the Forest Hongo Hotel when I attended a conference at the Tokyo Universityseveral days back. I was very happy with the quietness and calmness of the neighbourhood. The room was very clean and the amenities were just awesome. There are many restaurants nearby.

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MS Gulf coast
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13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

Stayed at Forest Hongo for a meeting at the University of Tokyo. It is located one block from the main gate. The price seemed reasonable in comparison to some of the other hotels around. A standard room was about $150 US. This included a nice buffet breakfast that had traditional Japanese items, pastries, eggs, sausage, and bacon. The hotel has... More 

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Forest Hongo

Address: 6-16-4 Hongo, Bunkyo 113-0033, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Bunkyo > Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Price Range: RM388 - RM813 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Forest Hongo 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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Forest Hongo Tokyo/Bunkyo
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#4 Business Hotel in Bunkyo
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