Tokyo is an amazing city with so many things to do. It’s an incredible experience and it really feels like being on another planet! But let’s face it, it’s really hard to figure out where to stay in Tokyo. Even though it’s well connected thanks to reliable public transport, it’s a huge city! Pus each neighborhood has its own distinct vibe. Where to stay in Seoul? This guide will tell you where to stay in Tokyo, list the best hotels in Tokyo and the best neighborhoods in Tokyo!
It’s probably the best place to stay in Tokyo. You’ll be in the heart of Tokyo, and this is where you’ll see the neon lights, lively streets and futuristic skyscrapers you see on TV. The area also features numerous bars and restaurants, beautiful parks and large shopping malls. The area is well-connected and there are numerous places to stay in Shinjuku. Shinjuku is perfect for first timers.
Where to stay in Shinjuku
- Luxury: Park Hyatt Tokyo. This is one of Tokyo’s most famous hotels since it was featured in the movie ‘Lost in Translation’. It’s a luxury hotel offering elegant, comfortable and spacious rooms. The hotel features an indoor pool, a spa, and a fitness center but also world-class restaurants such as New York Bar Grill on the top floor with great views of the city.
- Mid-range: Hotel Gracery Shinjuku. This nice hotel is located in the Shinjuku Toho building, the tallest building Shinjuku. It offers great views of the city. The rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious. The hotel offers an excellent breakfast and there are plenty of restaurants and bars around.
- Budget: Imano Tokyo Hostel. This cool hostel offers capsule-style dorm beds with a curtain for privacy, but also single-sex dorms and private rooms. There are excellent amenities and the staff is very friendly. If you’re a budget traveler, you’re gonna love it!
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This is another great area, excellent for shopping and well-connected. Like Shinjuku, you’ll find in Shibuya plenty of shops and restaurants but it’s a bit less crowded and more youth oriented. Many students hang out there. If you want to experience an epic nightlife or if you’re into fashion, you should stay in Shibuya! You won’t have one dull moment there!
Where to stay in Shibuya
- Luxury: Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel. This luxury hotel features 8 on-site restaurants, a sauna, a beauty salon, an indoor pool, a bar on the 40th floor, a pastry and even a nursery. It overlooks the famous Shibuya crossing. This elegant hotel offers spacious and modern rooms. The bathrooms are very well equipped.
- Mid-range: Shibuya Stream Excel Hotel Tokyu. This hotel offers fantastic views of Tokyo’s skyline. The rooms are spacious and well equipped. The hotel is modern and very clean, the staff is accommodating and there’s even a delivery robot who can bring some food to your room!
- Budget: The Millenials Shibuya. It’s a really nice hostel featuring a nice terrace, a workspace, a shared kitchen and a common area or guests. They even offer free beer! Each room has a shared bathroom with free toiletries.
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As its name suggests, you’re next to the most important train station, so it’s a strategic central location. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and small shops in this area, which has a more European feel than a local Japanese feel. The Imperial Palace is not far. And it’s perfect if you plan to go on day trips in the region.
Where to stay around Tokyo Station
- Luxury: The Tokyo Station Hotel. This luxury hotel offers gorgeous rooms with a European flair. It’s right next to the Marunouchi shopping center. The rooms are classy, the beds are comfortable and the service is top-notch! Don’t miss it!
- Mid-range: Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo. This perfectly located hotel offers small but functional and comfortable rooms. The staff is accommodating, there are great amenities and the breakfast is excellent.
- Budget: Hotel Intergate Tokyo Kyobashi. It’s a great budget option by the Tokyo station. Their breakfast is awesome, the rooms are clean and they have a nice lounge area with a library. Moreover the staff is warm and welcoming.
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It’s a high-end shopping area of Tokyo: expensive boutiques, upscale brands, etc. But there are also affordable shops and numerous amazing restaurants. There’s also a cool nightlife there, with a mix of locals and foreigners. Chuo Dori, the main boulevard becomes a pedestrian-only zone on the weekends so the area becomes pedestrian heaven.
Where to stay in Ginza
- Luxury: Imperial Hotel Tokyo. This prestigious hotel opened in 1890 and provides first-class hospitality to its guests. The lobby is impressive, the rooms are luxurious and the hotel features everything you would expect from a luxurious accommodation: top-notch service, swimming pool, sauna, fitness center, beauty salon, etc.
- Mid-range: The Gate Tokyo Hotel by Hulic. This hotel offers clean, spacious and comfortable rooms with a Western-style. It features a fitness center, an outdoor terrace with excellent views and a breakfast is served daily at the property.
- Budget: Imano Tokyo Ginza Hostel. This hostel offer single-sex dorms, mixed dorms but also private rooms. It’s small but cosy, clean and functional. The staff is great, the breakfast is good, they have a nice common area and it’s conveniently located close to several metro stations.
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If you want to experience traditional Tokyo, this is where you should stay. You have the Senso-ji Temple there (1,300 years old), traditional restaurants and many souvenir shops. It’s one of the most historic neighborhoods in Tokyo, completely different from Shibuya or Shinjuku. Moreover, it’s quiet and one of the least expensive areas of Tokyo.
Where to stay in Asakusa
- Luxury: Asakusa View Hotel. This hotel offers an amazing view of the Senso-ji temple and on the Skytree at night. The rooms are modern and feature floor-to-ceiling windows. The bathrooms come with a bath tub, shower and complimentary toiletries. At a surcharge, it’s also possible to use the swimming pool or get a massage.
- Mid-range: The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon by Hulic. This is a modern and chic hotel a few minutes away from the Asakusa station. It features a restaurant on the 13th floor with great views, a nice open-air terrace and bar on the roof with views of the the Tokyo Skytree. The rooms are modern, well-equipped, clean and spacious. Their breakfast is excellent!
- Budget: MyCube by MyStays. A great option if you’re traveling on a budget! It’s one of those cube/pod hotels and it’s actually quite spacious. There’s an on-site restaurant and a common area. The staff is friendly and the place is quiet.
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It’s probably one of the most cosmopolitan part of the city. If you want to experience Tokyo nightlife, this is where you should stay. It’s packed with bars, restaurants, attractions and clubs. But it’s also home to art museums, theaters, galleries and shopping centers. Many foreigners live there, you’ll notice many restaurants have English menus and English-speaking staff.
Where to stay in Roppongi
- Luxury: The Ritz Carlton Tokyo. It’s located in Tokyo’s highest building and offers amazing views of Tokyo and Mount Fuji. It features a fitness center, a swimming pool and a sauna. The rooms are spacious, stylish and the staff offers top-notch service.
- Mid-range: Roppongi Hotel S. It’s a nice boutique hotel in the heart of Roppongi. The rooms feature a flat screen TV, air-con, and fridge. They’re modern, clean, comfortable and pretty quiet. Moreover the staff is really nice.
- Budget: APA Hotel Roppongi Ekimae. It’s a great budget option, not far from Roppongi Subway Station and several nightclubs. The rooms are simple, compact but comfortable. The staff is accommodating and the beds are comfortable.
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This is the perfect area if you’re traveling with your family! Sure, there’s not this authentic Japanese feel there. It’s more of a modern, futuristic neighborhood. But you’ll be very close to Disneyland, the free Toyota Mega Web and entertainment complexes such as Legoland, Leisureland, Joypolis and Madame Tussauds. It’s also home to numerous restaurants and shopping malls. Odaiba has more of a resort feel than the rest of the city.
Where to stay in Odaiba
- Luxury: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba. This 5-star hotel offers great views of the Mount Fuji. It features an on-site bar, a spa, a swimming pool and a fitness center. Every room feature a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom and a balcony. The staff is very nice.
- Mid-range: Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba. It’s more of a resort hotel than a city hotel. It features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a jacuzzi and a sauna. The rooms are spacious with an elegant European-style decor. Breakfast is served on the 30th floor with views over Tokyo Bay, the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower.
- Budget: Sotetsu Grand Fresa Tokyo-Bay Ariake. This budget hotel offers comfortable individually decorated rooms with free WiFi and spectacular night views of the bay area. All the rooms feature a flat-screen TV, an electric kettle and a spacious bathroom with a selection of toiletries. Excellent value for money.
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