You won’t find a heap of space at The Knot Tokyo Shinjuku, a simple stay in one of the city’s most vibrant inner-city wards. What the hotel’s uncluttered rooms lack in square footage, however, is made up for in simplicity, functionality and an unbeatable location. Read on for the full review.

While Tokyo’s sheer size makes it difficult to traverse it all on foot, The Knot’s location gives guests plenty of must-visits (and connections to sites further afield) within strolling distance. In between sightseeing trips, you’ll have glimpses of the city — with some suites offering lovely views across the green expanse of nearby Shinjuku Central Park. 

Where is The Knot Tokyo Shinjuku?

Just west of Shinjuku Chuo Park, The Knot is on the western edge of expansive Shinjuku ward. It’s about 30 minutes by car from Haneda Airport and an hour and 35 minutes from Narita International Airport. 

What’s near The Knot Tokyo Shinjuku?

the knot hotel tokyo lobby

The big drawcard for travellers is the hotel’s proximity to Shinjuku train station, a photo op spot as much as transport hub. It’s about 900 metres from the hotel and has connections all over Japan (and the city). The edge of the people-watching paradise of Yoyogi Park –  which is also adjacent to Meiji Jingu, the soothing Shinto shrine site – is 20 minutes walk away, and the glorious Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a walk and subway ride, the combo taking around 20 minutes all up. 

Room types 

the knot tokyo room interior

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Like many hotels in Tokyo, space is not the drawcard — convenience is. Rooms at The Knot contain little more than a comfy bed, a tea and coffee making station and a compact bathroom, though there are many little amenities to ease you in (toothbrushes, mineral water and the like). The Terrace Suite, which is the hotel’s largest offering, is somewhat a world away from the others. It’s more generous than most Japanese apartments, with a dining (and sleeping) space for six, a spacious kitchenette and incredible terrace overlooking Shinjuku Central Park. It’s perfect for groups (or couples, if your budget can stretch).

Restaurants and bars 

the knot hotel tokyo bakery

The three on-site eateries are a godsend. The sleek bakery, Morethan Bakery, makes a mean baguette and has exceptional sandwiches and specialist teas to get your mornings off to a good start. Morethan Grill does lighter meals (pastas, salads) at lunch and heartier plates at dinner (hefty steaks and seasonal vegetables). Morethan Tapas Lounge is a combination of the above, with all-day dining and windows to a tree-shaded terrace that’s somewhat un-Tokyo in its verdancy.

The Knot Shinjuku

Travel for work

Wi-fi is free throughout the hotel but you’ll likely have to head down to the lounge area to get any work done. There are a few meeting and event spaces on-site, with hardwood floors and exposed ceilings. 

What you need to know

There’s a sprinkle of very Japanese amenities on-site, from a smoking room, common laundry area and of course, a selection of vending machines.

    Best for: Budget travellers
    Design: Simple
    Ambience: Restrained
    Number of rooms: 408
    Rates: From $147
    Wi-fi: Free
    Parking: Paid parking available behind the hotel
    Address: 4-chōme-31-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
    Phone: +81 3-3375-6511

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The Knot Shinjuku interiors

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