There is an arcade shopping street on the way from the nearest station. You can avoid rain. In the shopping street, there are grocery store, book store, 100 yen shop, rental video store, 24h open Izakaya, and so on. There are grocery store and convineince store near Edo Tokyo Hostel as well. Bus stop is right in front of the house as well.
Only 9 min. from Shin-Koiwa station on JR Sobu line.
30 min. to Shinjuku station without changing train.
13 min. to Akihabara station without changing train.
14 min. to Tokyo station without changing train.
20 min. to Ueno station.
Sobu rapid line and Chuo Sobu local line are available from the station.
Edo Tokyo Hostel is also convenient to visit Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall. It is only 4 stops (10 min.) from the nearest station. Once you get off at the station, it is 2 min. walk. Tokyo basho is held January, May, and September every year.
For detail: Let's go to Sumo!
The buildings are nostalgic looking. Built in Showa era and renovated.
Please respect the quality of the old house.
Also, one of the buildings is facing Sumo-beya (Sumo wrestler training house) and you may hear them training early in the morning. Please understand that it might disturb you.
53 min. to Haneda airport. 1 h 10 min. (without changing train) to Narita airport.
There is a bus stop right in front of Edo Tokyo Hostel.
Entrance on the 2nd floor
Entrance on the ground floor (Stairway to Edo Tokyo Hostel)
Appearance of Edo Tokyo Hostel