Staying in the Shibuya area of Tokyo can be made even more convenient by choosing a hotel with a microwave. This allows you to heat up meals from the abundance of convenience stores, or conbini, in the area, not to mention frozen food specialty stores, as well as leftovers from restaurants, so you can prepare your own meals or snacks. Having a microwave in your hotel is also a great option for those on a budget or with dietary restrictions as well as for travelers with formula-fed infants who need to sterilize bottles.

Convenience stores in Japan offer a wide selection of prepared hot meals ranging from ramen and soba noodles to Japanese curry. They can be heated by the staff if you're ready to eat them immediately but you're out of luck if you're not. Having a microwave at your disposal is therefore useful for those who plan to eat their meals later or for those who want to enjoy a taste of Japan in the comfort of their own hotel room.

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Another option is exploring frozen foods. Did you miss an opportunity to try savory okonomiyaki pancakes, sweets filled with red azuki bean paste baked fresh at a street stall, or takoyaki octopus fritters from the popular Gindaco restaurant chain? No worries. Your local conbini have you covered since they're available in their frozen food corner, along with things like ramen broth-flavored fried rice and much more. And if you're in the mood for French, frozen food specialty shop Picard is just 15 minutes away from Shibuya Station in the fashionable Daikanyama area, also worth visiting.

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Another scenario travelers may encounter is not being able to finish their meal when they eat out. Tonkatsu, for example, is a popular dish but some travelers may not realize just how copious some of the portions can be. Major restaurant chains serving popular foods such as tonkatsu often provide take-home containers so you can enjoy your leftovers later with a quick reheat in a microwave.

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In short, while not essential for some travelers, having a microwave in your hotel can provide you with greater flexibility when it comes to how you plan your meals and what food you're able to enjoy during your stay.

In the following sections, we will be listing hotels in Shibuya that have a microwave oven in the room or in a common area, so you can make an informed decision when booking your accommodation. With this information, chances are you'll have a more comfortable and enjoyable stay in Shibuya.

Hotels with microwave ovens in the Shibuya area

Microwave in the room

Tokyu Stay, a hotel chain with multiple locations, specializes in long-term stays. In addition to microwave ovens, their rooms are equipped with kitchenettes, washer/dryers, and other daily necessities.

Tokyu Stay Shibuya Shin Minamiguchi

  • Name: Tokyu Stay Shibuya Shin Mianiguchi (東急ステイ渋谷 新南口)
  • Access: A 2-minute walk from the new south exit of the JR Shibuya Station, or a 7-minute walk from the east exit.
  • Address: 3-26-21 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0002 (〒150-0002 東京都渋谷区渋谷3-26-21)
  • Tel: +81-3-5466-0109
  • Website

Tokyu Stay Shibuya

  • Name: Tokyu Stay Shibuya (東急ステイ渋谷)
  • Access: A 3-minute walk from the south exit of Shinsen Station on the Keio Inokashira Line, an 8-minute walk from exit A0 of Tokyo Metro Shibuya Station, and a 10-minute walk from the west exit of JR Shibuya Station.
  • Address: 8-14 Shinsen-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0045 (〒150-0045 東京都渋谷区神泉町8-14)
  • Tel: +81-3-3477-1091
  • Website

Microwave in a common area

APA Hotel Shibuya Dogenzakaue

  • Name: APA Hotel Shibuya Dogenzakaue (アパホテル 渋谷道玄坂上)
  • Address: 20-1 Maruyamacho Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0044 (〒150-0044 東京都渋谷区円山町20番1号)
  • Access: An 8-minute walk from the Hachiko Exit of Shibuya Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, a 5-minute walk from Exit A0 of Shibuya Station on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon and Fukutoshin Lines, the Tokyu Toyoko Line, and the Denentoshi Line.
  • Tel: +81-3-6416-7111
  • Website

Shibuya Stream Excel Hotel Tokyu

  • Name: Shibuya Stream Excel Hotel Tokyu (渋谷ストリームエクセルホテル東急)
  • Address: 3-21-3, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002 (〒150-0002 東京都渋谷区渋谷3-21-3)
  • Access: A 3-minute walk from Exit C2 of Shibuya Station on the JR Shibuya Station
  • Tel: +81-3-3406-1090
  • Website

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JR-East Hotel Mets Shibuya

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  • Address: 3-29-17 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002 (〒150-002 東京都渋谷区渋谷3-29-17)
  • Access: A 1-minute walk from the new south exit of the JR Shibuya Station.
  • Tel: +81-3-3409-0011
  • Website

Hotel Wing International Premium

  • Name: Hotel Wing International Premium Shibuya (ホテルウィングインターナショナルプレミアム渋谷)
  • 4-3 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0042 (〒150-0042 東京都渋谷区宇田川町4-3)
  • Access: A 6-minute walk from the A6b exit of the Tokyo Metro Shibuya Station and an 8-minute walk from the Hachiko Exit of the JR Shibuya Station.
  • Tel: +81-3-3461-2773
  • Website

all day place Shibuya

  • all day place Shibuya
  • Address: 1-17-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002 (150-0002 東京都渋谷区渋谷1-17-1)
  • Access: A 1-minute walk from the B1 exit of Tokyo Metro Shibuya Station and a 5-minute walk from the Miyamasuzaka Exit of the JR Shibuya Station.
  • Tel: +81+3-6452-6830
  • Website

Mustard Hotel Shibuya

  • Name: Mustard Hotel Shibuya (マスタードホテル渋谷)
  • Address: 1-29-3 Higashi, Shibuya-ku Tokyo (東京都渋谷区東1-29-3)
  • Access: A 5-minute walk from the new south exit of the JR Shibuya Station
  • Tel: +81-3-6459-2842
  • Website


All locations mentioned in this article are visible in the map below, so you can see how close they are to the station. (Click on the icon at the top left to display the list of locations as you view the map):

By - grape Japan editorial staff.