RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo Shinjuku
Excellent hotel and the rooms are good and very clean. The rooms are huge (based on Tokyo satndards), but it is far from shopping areas and not lcated right into the train station. It is only 5 mins walk (again, Tokyo standards) to the nearest station and the hotel provided free shuttle to Takandobaba station leaving the hotel every 30 mins.
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