WHAT IS THE BEST PART IN TOKYO TO STAY? WHAT ARE THE BEST HOTELS IN TOKYO?
We’ve spent lots of time in Tokyo and visited this wonderful place many times. We’ve listed for you the best places to stay in this post!
MOST DYNAMIC AND MODERN AREAS IN TOKYO
1. Shinjuku, the liveliest district in Tokyo!
This is where the Tokyo Skyline is located, with its impressive skyscrapers and futuristic lighting. This is the district that probably best represents the image we can have of Tokyo.
Shinjuku is also strategically located in the center of Tokyo. Shinjuku is centered around the busiest train station in the world. It combines one of the largest business districts in Tokyo with a huge shopping and entertainment area! It is also in Shinjuku that you will experience the best nightlife in Tokyo!
It’s also a great place to stay if you want to do a few day trips outside Tokyo thanks to its well connected train station (READ: 10 BEST DAY TRIPS FROM TOKYO)
For us it’s definitely one of the best choices if you discover Tokyo for the first time and want to make most of your visit!
WHERE TO STAY IN SHINJUKU?
Here is our favorite hotels in Shinjuku:
ONSEN RYOKAN YUEN SHINJUKU
ONSEN RYOKAN YUEN SHINJUKU is our hidden gem in Shinjuku! Here you can experience the traditional Japanese architecture and design combine with the luxury of having an onsen on the rooftop, right in the middle of Shinjuku!
If you want to combine the frenzy of the city with Japanese comfort and luxury, this place is for you. Surprisingly, ONSEN RYOKAN YUEN SHINJUKU holds the best value for money in the area!
HYATT REGENCY TOKYO
If you are looking at something more modern and slightly more Western, then we highly recommend the stunning Hyatt Regency Tokyo. 100% satisfaction is guaranteed at this place, the service is top-notch!
CAPSULE HOTEL ANSHIN OYADO SHINJUKU
Ever thought of staying in a capsule hotel during your trip to Tokyo! This is unique in Japan and will make your stay unforgettable. Don’t think of Capsule Hotels as Hostel or anything like it.
In Capsule hotels privacy and full comfort is key! We actually slept like a baby! Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Shinjuku is one of the best capsule hotels in Shinjuku.
2. Shibuya, Tokyo’s fashion district
Stay in Shibuya, the trendy part of Tokyo.
Shibuya is another ultra-dynamic place. Even if you don’t necessarily know its name, you must have already heard of its famous crossroads with several pedestrian crossings, two of which are diagonal. This is one of the most famous shots of the Japanese capital!
Takeshita Street is a must-see in the area. There is also one of the must-see sites: the Meiji Jingu, a magnificent Shinto shrine in the heart of an impressive forest in Yoyogi Park.
Finally, there is also a well-known street of the city: Omotesando. Nicknamed the Champs-Elysée of Tokyo, it is a temple of luxury shopping.
Shibuya is also full of restaurants with plenty of things to do. It is also very well connected to the rest of the city, which makes it another strategic place to stay in Tokyo!
WHERE TO STAY IN SHIBUYA?
CERULEAN TOWER TOKYU HOTEL, A PAN PACIFIC PARTNER HOTEL
If you are looking at the best hotels in Shibuya, The Cerulean is definitely in our top 3! The rooms are beautifully designed, the view is fabulous and the location couldn’t be any better in Shibuya! A perfect place to explore the city.
SEQUENCE MIYASHITA PARK
sequence Miyashita Park is perfectly located. You get to stay in Shibuya without having to meet the overcrowded Shibuya Crossing.
This place is within walking distance to Omotesando, Harajuku, and Yoyogi…surrounded by many fashion shops and tasty restaurants.
Rooms are pretty spacious by Toyko standards, more so considering you will be centrally located in Tokyo!
SHIBUYA STREAM EXCEL HOTEL TOKYU
Shibuya Stream Excel Hotel Tokyu is ver modern. We love the design of this place! It is also well positioned for use of the train and close to many shopping and eating options.
The beds are also super comfortable!
3. Akihabara, the electric city!
Although the main street of Akihabara is noisy and bustling with people, the adjacent streets are much quieter. It is therefore easy to find accommodation in this area. Either in the heart of the world of manga or in quieter streets where you’ll find more traditional streets, less touristy, with many restaurants.
Unless you are a fan of manga or video games, this is not necessarily the best geographical area to access other locations within the city. But even if you do no stay in Akihabara, make sure to add it to your list of things to see!
WHERE TO STAY IN AKIHABARA?
DORMY INN AKIHABARA
What if you could combine a traditional Japanese Hotel with outdoor onsen right, just 5min walk to the Electric City of Akihabara. This is possible at the beautiful Dormy Inn Akihabara.
Expect high-standing facility, super friendly staff, and comfortable cozy rooms!
HOTEL RESOL AKIHABARA
If you are looking at something more modern and still in the middle of Akihabara, then check out this hidden gem: Hotel Resol Akihabara.
One of our favorite places to stay in Akihabara!
Besides, the room rates come with a delicious breakfast!
THE TOURIST HOTEL & CAFE AKIHABARA
We may have saved the best for last! This is the fabulous Tourist Hotel & Cafe Akihabara. Not the most fancy name, granted! But look no further if you are in search of the best place to stay in Akihabara!
We love the design of this place, the service, the food, well pretty much everything!
4. Ginza, the luxury shopping district of Tokyo
Ginza is located right in the heart of Tokyo.
Nicknamed “the Japanese Champs-Élysées”, Ginza is known to be Tokyo’s luxury district, concentrating the most exclusive world brand boutiques, renowned restaurants, cafes and nightclubs.
Ginza is one of the most famous districts in Tokyo! If you are visiting the capital, then this is a must.
Ginza is also a popular place to stay in Tokyo with many choices for hotels. However, most of them would be a bit more expensive than the rest of Tokyo…
BEST ACCOMMODATIONS IN GINZA?
THE ROYAL PARK CANVAS GINZA CORRIDOR
The Royal Park Canvas Ginza Corridor is very well located, just a few metres away from the Ginza shopping strips and several subway entrances.
The rooms are super clean, and spacious room, with cool projectors and Bluetooth speakers. It has everything you need to make your stay in Ginza memorable!
MUJI HOTEL GINZA
MUJI HOTEL??! WHAAAAT! Yes this is happening! If like us you are huuuuge fan of Muji shop, then you will love everything about this hotel!
We would even say that this is one of our favorite hotels in Tokyo!
HOTEL GRANDBACH TOKYO GINZA
Spacious room, amazing view, luxurious feel, this hotel has one of the best value for money in the area!
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5. Shimokitazawa, the Hipster place of Tokyo
Shimokitazawa is a neighborhood in Setagaya Ward, southwest of Tokyo. Not far from Shinjuku.
Shimokitazawa is one of our favorite areas in Tokyo! It’s young, dynamic, full of great cafes, lots of cool shops, music bars and generally it offers a really pleasant vibe!
Tokyo if full of hidden gems and Shimokitazawa is one of them! Most people visiting Tokyo will focus on Harajuku, Shinjuku, Shibuya and so on. It’s a pity as Tokyo hides many other cool places much less touristy.
Tokyo is often described as one of the fashion capital of the world. And for good reason! Go shop in Shimokitazawa, and you will understand why!
Overall Shimokitazawa is a great place to stay if you are young and want to experience a less touristy part of Tokyo.
BEST ACCOMMODATIONS IN SHIMOKITAZAWA?
If you are unsure about where to stay in Tokyo, Shimokitazawa is an awesome place! You will be based in one of the trendiest neighbourhood of Tokyo and somewhat not as touristy as Shinjuku or Shibuya…
And when it comes to finding a hotel. We found an absolute gem! Mustard Hotel. The newest hotel in the area, is modern, trendy, beautifully decorated and has a coffee shop on the ground floor. Search no longer, this hotel is the place to be!
6. Koenji, the most underground district of Tokyo!
Non-conformist district, huge underground culture, with a very dynamic urban life and a super chill atmosphere. Koenji is an essential place that will satisfy the hipster in you.
On a trip to Tokyo, you cannot escape, and rightly so, the frenzy of the Japanese metropolis and its emblematic districts. Koenji is one of the must-see in Tokyo.
BEST ACCOMMODATIONS IN KOENJI?
illi Nakano is a little gem located in the heart of Nakano right next to Koenji. The hotel is situated in front of Nakano Broadway which offers a massive choice of restaurants and bars. If you are a group of people, we highly recommend this place!
MOST TRADITIONAL AREAS IN TOKYO
7. Asakusa, the traditional part of Japan
Despite all the technological breakthroughs, Tokyo remains faithful to its origins. The presence of many ancient temples bears witness to this.
In Asakusa, you’ll find one of the most visited temples in Japan: Sensô-Ji. It is actually the largest and oldest temple in Tokyo.
During a visit to Asakusa, we also recommend to explore the outskirt of Sensô-Ji, full of traditional alleys with great shops and restaurants.
In addition, you can admire the Skytree, the tallest tower in the city!
Asakusa is one of our favorite places to stay in Tokyo! We love the ancient and traditional part of the city. And this is in Asakusa that you will find it!
BEST ACCOMMODATIONS IN ASAKUSA?
THE GATE HOTEL ASAKUSA
Here the photos speak for themselves! The Gate Hotel offers incredible views over the city! They even have an outdoor terrace directly facing Skytree Tokyo!
This place is incredible, rooms are spacious, breakfast is outstanding and service is top-notch!
One of our favorite places in Asakusa.
Have your heard of the term Ryokan before? These are Japanese traditional hotels. During a trip to Japan, it’s a must to experience a Ryokan.
While it is more common to find Ryokan outside the city, you can actually experience it in the heart of Asakusa at Kaminarimon Ryokan. This place represents perfectly the subtle Japanese Design. We love it!
APA HOTEL ASAKUSA KAMINARIMON
If you are a bit more on a budget, but still want to have a comfortable stay with a nice breakfast, then we recommend APA Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon.
This comfortable hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Asakusa, near the main train station!
8. Monzen-Nakacho one of the most charming districts
We had no idea what to expect at Monzen Nakacho, but we completely fell in love with this beautiful and traditional area of Tokyo. In fact, Monzen Nakacho was the historic home of Sumo in Japan, before moving to Ryogoku further west.
But what we liked the most in Monzen Nakacho is its charming old buildings, beautiful temples, the many restaurants, and its beautiful river crossing the neighborhood.
BEST ACCOMMODATIONS IN ASAKUSA?
Tokyu Stay Monzen-Nakacho
Simple but clean and well located in the district of Monzen Nakacho, we recommend a Tokyu Stay for during your trip to Tokyo. This hotel includes breakfast in the room rate, which makes it one of the hotels with the best value for money in the area!
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