Although it is not located at the shopping area, there are at least 5 convenient stores nearby incl. a special "Lawson Store" across the front door. There are some restaurants incl an early-open bakery store and McDonald at the building 1st and B1 floors respectively just next to the hotel.
The frequent shuttle bus is a plus. All staffs are decent especially the cleaning persons who insist not to take any tip.
The river view is amazing and jogging around the hotel is enjoyable even not in the cherry blossom season.
We stayed at twin bed rooms for 5 nights this time. The room space is good and neat but not showing its old age at all.
Highly recommended hotel for those travelers preferring a quiet and relaxing lodge.