The Hotel Graphy Nezu is a modern and somewhat unique offering in central Tokyo and probably best described as a boutique hostel rather than a hotel and from our perspective is the epitome of Tokyo cool.

More like an expensive youth hostel than a boutique hotel, Hotel Graphy Nezu suits travellers visiting Tokyo on a budget. Whether you’re travelling solo and need to save money with a dorm and shared bathroom, or are on a family adventure looking for more space and privacy, the different room types offer a bit of something for everyone.

The hotel offers a large, fully kitted out shared kitchen, dining room, fitness space, lounge, cafe & bar and a rooftop terrace where you can meet other travellers and relax outside of your room. Some rooms have private bathrooms, but most do not, meaning that you must use the common bathrooms if this isn't your thing, make sure you book a room with a private bathroom.

The cafe at hotel Graphy Nezu

The café on the first floor of the hotel with its warm wooden design and spacious terrace serves delicious food from early in the morning an through to lunch. At night, the café turns into a mellow bar offering a variety of popular domestic and international drinks. The hotel encourages you to interact and chat with their staff at the counter, mingle with other travellers at the big group table, or maybe just enjoy a glass all by yourself.


  • Air conditioning Air conditioning
  • Bicycle Hire Bicycle Hire
  • Coffee machine Coffee machine
  • Essentials Essentials
  • Heating Heating
  • Self-service kitchen Self-service kitchen
  • Wi-Fi (free) Wi-Fi (free)
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The rooms all have a mid-century design feel
One of the Japanese style rooms at Hotel Graphy Nezu
The rooms all have a mid-century design feel
One of the Japanese style rooms at Hotel Graphy Nezu
The common area / lounge at the hotel
The shared kitchen
The hotels cafe and bar at night
The hotel cafe and bar


The hotel is located on the western side of Ueno Park which is just a few metro stops north of Tokyo Station. Whilst some might consider this a bit out of the action of the typical Tokyo tourist attractions, the Yanesen neighbourhood, where Hotel Graphy Nezu is located, has been attracting a lot of attention lately for its unique retro appeal. Within walking distance, you'll find Ueno Park, Ueno Zoo and a bunch of fantastic museums and restaurants and hole-in-the-wall bars.

How to get there

The nearest subway to Hotel Graphy Nezu is only a quick 3-minute walk away. Nezu station is serviced by the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line which runs very regularly and connects you to Tokyo Station via an interchange at Otemachi Station and also connects to Shibuya station via an interchange at Harajuku (Meiji-Jingumae Station).

Address: 110-0008 Tokyo Prefecture, Taito-ku Ikenohata 4-5-10, Japan

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$30 /night