4.1 out of 5

"Great service, great room, staff really friendly and attentive. " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 28 Apr 2016

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Hotel Description

At Hotel Sunroute Higashi Shinjuku you'll be 3 km (1.9 mi) from Meiji Jingu Shrine and 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants and in-room free WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and all 311 individually decorated rooms feature free wired Internet, in-room massages, and hair dryers. Nice touches to enhance your stay include soaking tubs and slippers, while premium bedding and pillow menus invite a good night's rest. Additionally, refrigerators, down comforters, and phones are available.

The restaurant, Royal Host, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a microwave in a common area. Buffet breakfast is available daily. There's also the convenience of self parking.

This 3-star Shinjuku hotel is 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and 4 km (2.5 mi) from Yasukuni Shrine.

Hotel Sunroute Higashi Shinjuku ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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5 out of 5

The hotel sunroute, in Shinjuku higashi

Great service, great room, staff really friendly and attentive.

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016

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4 out of 5

Conveniently located near subway

We found the hotel to be conveniently located next to the Oedo (E) and Fukutoshin (F) subway line and 15 minutes from the Shinjuku main station where the JR line is located.  We took the subway around metro Tokyo quite often so this helped us out quite a bit. For those coming from Haneda airport, take the Kekyu line at the airport and transfer at Shinagawa to the JR Yamanote line. From there, you can transfer at Shibuya to the Fukutoshin (F) line and exit the Higashi-Shinjuku station. Take exit B2 which will lead you right to the doorstep of the hotel (to the left of the exit). It should take you about an hour more or less to arrive. This tip will help you get directly there! Previous to booking this hotel, we read online reviews recommending to stay in Roppongi but a Japanese friend of ours recommended not to stay there, and we later read posts about clubs in Roppongi where local Japanese women drug foreigners drinks and trick them out of their money!!! Anyway, although the hotel room was small compared to US standards and should  probably be given 3 stars, the convenience of the location gave it 4 stars. We were there a total of 4 nights. Some people may consider Shinjuku to be sketchy because of Kabukicho which is considered their red light district but we never felt in danger and found that there were a lot more restaurants open 24/7 as well as an interesting nightlife experience.  I would stay there again when in Tokyo.

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013

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5 out of 5

Great hotel!

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
A great hotel! More than convenient to transportation, friendly staff, walkable to many shopping and eating areas. The rooms were very modern and comfortable. Would definitely stay here again during the next trip to Japan!

Posted by , from San Francisco, CA on Apr 12, 2011

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5 out of 5

Outstanding location and great hote

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, train station
In the area you have very few things, a couple of temples here and there but you can easily move to Shibuya or Shinjuku...if you are tired of Tokyo and want to relax take the Chuo line and head to Kamakura iit's a 50 minute trip from Shinagawa it has one of the two largest Budhas (the other is in Nara but I think this one is far better) a beautiful temple Hesa dera and easy access to the beach :D great option for a day trip. It has a great location and you can get easily form the airport by the N'EX to Shinagawa Station, there go to the west exit and you'll be in front of your hotel.

Posted by , from Mexico on Feb 8, 2011

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4 out of 5

good bed to sleep well after a busy day

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
clean, comfortable and very well located, front desk employees are friendly, help in english is always available, the food at the restaurant is decent and reasonable priced. subway entrance is 30 ft away. we really like the hotel

Posted by , from Santa Fe Springs, CA on Feb 8, 2011

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1 out of 5

horrible experience .wouldnt stay here even if it was free

ended up stay in this hotel by mistake my asisstant booked this hotel thinking it was sunroute plaza in shinjuku..am sorry i cant say more ,am tryin to forget this horrible experience..the hotel might be priced right ,but please dont fall for it...pay alittle bit more and stay in a better hotel...trust me

Posted by , from america on Feb 7, 2011

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4 out of 5

Good and convenient Tokyo hotel with convenient location

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
I was there for over a week for work and all in all my experience was good. Fairly typical room with regards to size and ammenities for Tokyo. Convenient to trains and subway and staff were good and helpful. I have had good experiences with the Sun Route chain and will stay with them again in the future.

Posted by , from SLC, UT on Feb 7, 2011

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4 out of 5

Perfect for a lone traveler

Pros: close to train station
Cons: small room, no closet
I have stayed in this hotel during two vacations in Tokyo. Both times I stayed for a week. The room is small and you do not get any space to put clothes away, so you spend the whole time living out of the suitcase. Those are the only two negatives, in my opinion; and they are perfectly tolerable if you are a lone traveler who will spend the time away from the hotel room. The building is right around the corner from a train station, the major Shinjuku station is a 20 minute walk away. Between the hotel and the train station are tons of restaurants and bars. After a long day of seeing the sights, I would pull into Shinjuku Station, and walk to the hotel, stopping at one of these restaurants for dinner on the way. Right at the same intersection with the hotel is a McDonalds, a Tully's Coffee, a Chinese restaurant, a curry shop, and a couple other local restaurants. Just beyond those, are a couple of convenience stores (7-11 equivalent) to grab snacks, toiletries, etc. The staff were friendly, efficient, and their English was more than sufficient to deal with any issue that arose.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Feb 3, 2011

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4 out of 5

good location

good location, easy acces to subway system, and close to tourist sites and shopping places. , everybody is very helpful and most of the staff speaks english. our room was very clean but small still confortable enough to sleep well

Posted by on Nov 7, 2010

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4 out of 5

perfectly fine hotel

Nothing about this hotel to get excited about, but absolutely nothing wrong with it. I stayed in it 5 nights and had no complaints. The rooms are small, but it's Tokyo, so what did you expect?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2010

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Hotel Sunroute Higashi Shinjuku also features multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of Hotel Sunroute Higashi Shinjuku was completed in December 2016. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Okubo hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 311 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 2007
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Microwave in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Tokyo (NRT-Narita Intl.) (73.3 km / 45.6 mi)
  • Train station: Tokyo Shin-Okubo Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Metro station: Higashi-shinjuku Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Sunroute Higashi Shinjuku offers 311 air-conditioned accommodations with slippers and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. This Okubo hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily.

Royal Host - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Bamiyan - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Special check-in instructions:

A scheduled power outage will take place on May 6, 2018 from 1-7 PM. All electrical equipment, including elevators, will not be available during this time. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: JPY 1030 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: JPY 1500 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Higashi Shinjuku
  • Higashi Shinjuku Hotel
  • Higashi Shinjuku Sunroute Hotel
  • Hotel Sunroute Higashi
  • Hotel Sunroute Higashi Shinjuku
  • Sunroute Higashi
  • Sunroute Higashi Hotel
  • Sunroute Higashi Shinjuku
  • Sunroute Higashi Shinjuku Hotel
  • Sunroute Shinjuku Higashi
  • Hotel Sunroute Higashi Shinjuku Tokyo

You should know

  • As required by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, all international visitors must submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Also, it's required that lodging proprietors photocopy the passports of all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.