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)
* Bakurocho Station (JO21, JO Sobu Line)
* Kodemmacho Station (H14, Hibiya Line)
* Asakusabashi Station (A16/JB20, Asakusa Line/JB Chuo-Sobu Line)
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)
B. Riding the train and walking towards Kikka –
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.
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!
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