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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice hotel in reasonable price. Great European style breakfast. Clean, large and comfortable rooms with only Japanese channels ... with high speed internet you can be quite comfortable. 3min walking distance to the university. 5min Starbucks and 24h marker right around the corner. Highly recommended! Lots of restaurants. High quality cosmetics in the room.

Thank Layla M
hfhg, Receptionist at Forest Hongo, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Ms. Layla M Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Forest Hongo. Thank you for your comment about your stay. Our hotel is located in quiet residential area, however near the University of Tokyo and lots of restaurant. We are very glad to know you enjoyed staying at our hotel. If you have any chance to come... More 

Lanark, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Spent nine days here during a conference visit to Todai recently. Situated between Hongosanchome and Todai-mae, and a two minute walk from the university gates, it is in an ideal position for the university and a convenient position for most of the city (though 3 trains are required to get to/from Haneda). Friendly, English-speaking staff, and a nice room, though... More 

Thank iljumittajjeb
hfhg, Receptionist at Forest Hongo, responded to this review

Dear Mr. iljumittajjeb Thank you for staying with us and also thank you for your comment. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and recommended our hotel If you have chance to vist to Tokyo again, we look forward to your next comming to Hotel Forest Hongo. More 

Ithaca, New York
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80 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Echoing what other reviewers have stated, this hotel is located in a very quiet, peaceful residential neighborhood. There is no street noise at all, which is a blessing in Tokyo. Yet it is a short walk to two subway lines and a do-able (~25 min.) walk to the JR and Keisei stations at Ueno. Directions in a prior review are... More 

Thank BWfromIthaca
Hong Kong, China
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113 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

I believe most people stay here because they are visitors to Tokyo University. If you are, its location is perfect -- just 3 minutes' walk to the Red Gate. If you are not, still this may well be a good option. I must say that the booking was arranged by Todai and I am not sure if they have a... More 

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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

The hotel is located in a very tranquil part of Tokyo close by the campus of Tokyo University. The rooms are relatively spacious for a Japanese hotel so a big guy like me can turn around without scraping his shins. I guess most of the guests are visiting academics or parents of Tokyo U students so it is peaceful and... More 

Thank simplesimon666
hfhg, フォーレスト本郷 at Forest Hongo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your comment. We are glad to heard you enjoyed your staying and relaxed at our room. In addition, thank you for writing about how to get to our hotel from Todaimae station for other viewers. Just as you say, it is about 5 or 6 minites walk from Todaimae station... More 

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108 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

I liked this hotel quite a lot. My room was large enough to feel comfortable. Everything I needed such as toiletries, hair dryer, water cooker, ironing board was present. The bathroom was smallish but had all I needed and plenty of hot water. Wifi was on perfect working order. Personel was friendly and helpful. Breakfast is both for Western and... More 

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hfhg, フロント at Forest Hongo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your comment. We are glad to heard you enjoyed your staying. We are waiting for your next visit. More 

Fukushima, Japan
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63 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Forest Hongo is part of the Sunroute chain, but gives the impression of being a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel. I walked from JR Ueno Station to the Forest Hongo in about 20-25 minutes, via Kasuga and Hongo Avenues. After three nights at the Forest and two days at Tokyo University, I walked back to Ueno Station through the university campus and... More 

Thank Ken N
hfhg, フロント at Forest Hongo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your comment. I am sorry for the delay in replying to you. We are glad to heard you enjoyed your staying. We are waiting for your next visit ! More 

Avon, Minnesota
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014

I spent 5 nights at the quaint Forest Hongo in October, and it was a successful stay. The location is perfect, just across the street from Todai and a few minutes walk to Bunkyo Gakuin University. The rooms are clean and comfortable. I looked forward to the breakfast every morning--good fish, rice, miso, eggs, toast, coffee and tea. After busy... More 

1 Thank Joe R
hfhg, 支配人 at Forest Hongo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. Like you said,our hotel is located at convenient place who go to University of Tokyo, so many guests who need to go there is stay here. Actually, there are nothing for fun around here,but it's convenient for access to many famous spot in Tokyo!! however little fer from the station. We are waiting for... More 

Grenoble, France
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64 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

We stayed at the hotel for three nights. The hotel is situated on a tiny square, two minutes from the main gate of the Tokyo University, ten minutes from the metro. Rooms are good, quiet, and bathrooms really great. The breakfast is wonderful and provides excellent Japanese and European options.

Thank Wizou
hfhg, 支配人 at Forest Hongo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your comment. We are glad to heard you enjoyed your staying. We are waiting for your next visit. More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Forest Hongo in May 2014, for a conference I was attending at the University of Tokyo. So convenient--the hotel is literally just 100 m from the university gate, and only a few minutes' walk to the conference facility. The hotel staff were very friendly and efficient. I found the hotel to be very clean and comfortable, although... More 

Thank DancesWithTrout
hfhg, 支配人 at Forest Hongo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, and commented. We are glad to heard you were satisfied with your staying at our hotel. We hope you will stay again,if you have a chance to come around here. 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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  • 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: $116 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Forest Hongo 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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#4 Business Hotel in Bunkyo
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