- conbini / Frozen foods / Hotels / Microwave / microwave oven / Shibuya
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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
Tokyu Stay Shibuya
Microwave in a common area
APA Hotel Shibuya Dogenzakaue
Shibuya Stream Excel Hotel Tokyu
The microwave oven in the common area at Shibuya Stream Excel Hotel Tokyu. | © PR Times, Inc..
JR-East Hotel Mets Shibuya
Hotel Wing International Premium
all day place Shibuya
Mustard Hotel Shibuya
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):