Tokyo: Where to stay (Kikka)

My brother was home for 2 weeks for a close friend’s wedding so my dad asked him if he wanted to go to any Asian country during his stay here. He immediately told my dad he wanted to go to Tokyo.

It has been 16 years since my brother and I were in Tokyo so we were so stoked to be going back!

We were already booked for another hotel but I felt like the room was quite expensive so I tried to search for more alternative lodging and came across Kikka.

Kikka is actually a hostel but they don’t write “hostel” on booking websites.

Agoda link: Kikka Tokyo

Pros about staying in Kikka:

1. Subway commute from the airport IS VERY EASY and cheap (as compared to other alternatives to get to the city)
2. There is a private room for 4 people (perfect for us) even if it’s a hostel
3. There are a lot of stations near Kikka so you can have a lot of options
* Higashi-Nihombashi Station (A15, Asakusa Line)
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* Bakurocho Station (JO21, JO Sobu Line)
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* Kodemmacho Station (H14, Hibiya Line)
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* Asakusabashi Station (A16/JB20, Asakusa Line/JB Chuo-Sobu Line)
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4. Walking distance from Akihabara
5. They have umbrellas that you can borrow if it’s too hot or it suddenly rained!

How to get to Kikka:

A. Getting a Suica card at the airport

Before our flight, I already did my research on how we can get to Kikka and saw that we can ride a normal train (not skyliner). This means we can use a Suica card to commute to Kikka.

Not only that, from the airport station we only have to ride 1 train!! No need for transfers for us to reach Kikka, which was a huge deal for me.

I pre-booked our Suica cards from Klook and just followed instructions! Here is where you can claim your Suica cards (note: we landed at Terminal 2 so it will look different if your plane lands at a different terminal)

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The Klook booth is beside the central gate on the 1st floor (same floor when you get out after you get your luggages))
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Just head over to the counter under “HIS”
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KLOOK! All you have to do is show them the QR code of all your purchases from Klook. Even screenshots will do
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Got our Suica card!

B. Riding the train and walking towards Kikka –

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find “Narita SKY ACCESS Line”
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the orange line
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once you see this, hop in the train!!
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no need to swap trains, just stay at the same train until you reach Higashi-Nihombashi (A15 stop)
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follow A1 sign
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because that’s your exit
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bit of walk
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and a small staircase before you exit
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view as soon as you exit
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immediately face left and walk straight
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keep on walking straight
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straight
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straight
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straight
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and when you see this sign ahead of you
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with this view on your left, cross the intersection towards the alley
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walk straight and you will end up with Kikka on your left
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YAY
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YOU
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MADE IT!!
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you can leave your luggages as check in is at 2 pm
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cafe

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How the room looks like:

We got a private room for 4 people, for 4 nights.. The space was small but it was okay since we were only there for a short time.

If the 4 of you will have big luggages, then I wouldn’t recommend that you book with Kikka.

My family brought 2 big luggages and 2 hand-carry luggages. My mom and I were the ones who brought the 2 big luggages and we had to take turns opening them.

You can ask housekeeping to have your rooms cleaned, just have to hang the “clean my room” sign on the door by 10 AM.

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if you want to get extra amenities, here are the rates
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their staff were kind enough to check us in and place our luggages inside our room
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bed 1
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bathroom 1

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sorry photo was blurry!
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small alley for “connecting rooms”
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bed 2
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bathroom 2

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all photos taken using an iPhone

If you guys are staying in Tokyo for a short trip and you wouldn’t mind a small space, I would highly recommend the private rooms of Kikka!

Watch my Tokyo Travel Film!

💚, R

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