Tokyo

 

Tokyo, Japan’s capital, is located on the main island, Honsu, and is the core of the most populated urban area in the world. There over 12 million people in the official metropolitan area, while Greater Tokyo has a population of 35 million people.

Tokyo is vast: it’s best thought of not as a single city, but a constellation of cities that have grown together.

It’s districts vary wildly by character. The electronic blare of Akihabara contrasts with the Imperial gardens and shrines of Chiyoda. In the newer part of town Shibuya is the center of youth culture, while in the old area of Asakusa, one finds pottery shops and temple markets.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
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Keikyu EX Inn Shinagawa

Walking just 3 minutes from JR Shinagawa Station will bring you to Keikyu EX Inn Shinagawa, where free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk are on offer. Public parking is offered if reserved, at an additional charge. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$85

 
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Tokyu Stay Suidobashi

Only a 4-minute walk from JR Suidobashi Station, Tokyu Stay offers free Wi-Fi at the entire property. Some rooms are equipped for a long-term stay, featuring a kitchenette and a washing machine. The lobby has free-use internet PCs. Average score from 663 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$59 - $124

 
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Hatoya Hotel

A 7-minute walk from Exit C6 of Ikebukuro Station, Hatoya Hotel offers affordable accommodations with free Wi-Fi throughout. Each Western-style room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Average score from 427 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$47 - $57

 
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Centurion Hotel Grand Akasaka

Centurion Hotel Grand Akasaka is a convenient 3-minute walk from Akasaka Subway Station and a 2-minute walk from Akasakamitsuke Subway Station. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Average score from 41 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$71

 
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Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex

Located just a 5-minute walk to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex features modern guest rooms, free WiFi and various restaurants on site. Average score from 543 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$129

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Ryokan Takemine

Ryokan Takemine

Located in Tokyo, 2.6 km from The Sunshine 60 Observatory, Ryokan Takemine features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV and Blu-ray player. Average score from 868 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$101

 
$1018.9
Celestine Hotel

Celestine Hotel

Featuring a rooftop garden and lounge, Celestine Hotel is located just a 3-minute walk from Mita Subway Station. It is within a 15-minute subway ride from popular areas like Ginza and Roppongi. Average score from 30 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$104 - $402

 
$1048.8
Palace Studio Shinjuku Parkside

Palace Studio Shinjuku Parkside

Right across the street from exit A1 of Nishi-Shinjuku-Gochome Subway Station, Palace Studio Shinjuku Parkside offers compact apartments with a small kitchen, a balcony, a washer/dryer and a TV with DVD player. Average score from 41 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$71 - $73

 
$718.7
Comfort Hotel Tokyo Kanda

Comfort Hotel Tokyo Kanda

A 5-minute walk from JR Kanda Train Station, Comfort Hotel Kanda welcomes guests with a cup of coffee, and treats them to free Wi-Fi and a free breakfast buffet. Average score from 109 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$82

 
$828.7
Hotel the M Innsomnia Akasaka

Hotel the M Innsomnia Akasaka

Open from March 2016 after renovation, Hotel the M Innsomnia is set in the Minato district in Tokyo, 800 metres from National Diet Building. It features air-conditioned rooms and private parking. Average score from 449 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$122 - $279

 
$1228.7
Dormy Inn Akihabara

Dormy Inn Akihabara

Renovated in July 2015, Dormy Inn offers rooms with free internet, good transportation links and an open-air bath with sauna. The property is just a 5-minute walk from Akihabara Electric Town. Average score from 359 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$83 - $113

 
$838.5
Keikyu EX Inn Shinagawa

Keikyu EX Inn Shinagawa

Walking just 3 minutes from JR Shinagawa Station will bring you to Keikyu EX Inn Shinagawa, where free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk are on offer. Public parking is offered if reserved, at an additional charge. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$85

 
$858.5
Tokyu Stay Shibuya Shin-Minamiguchi

Tokyu Stay Shibuya Shin-Minamiguchi

Only a 1-minute walk from the Shibuya Station, Tokyu Stay Shibuya Shin-Minamiguchi offers modern apartment-style rooms with a kitchenette and an in-room washing machine. All rooms went through thorough renovations in September 2012. Average score from 453 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$98 - $157

 
$988.5
Palace Studio Akasaka Nibankan

Palace Studio Akasaka Nibankan

Boasting access to 3 different subway stations including Akasaka Station, a 10-minute walk away, Palace Studio Akasaka Nibankan is a fully-furnished apartment accommodation with 1 modern bedroom. It features a kitchen and an en suite bathroom. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$74

$748.3
Centurion Hotel Grand Akasaka

Centurion Hotel Grand Akasaka

Centurion Hotel Grand Akasaka is a convenient 3-minute walk from Akasaka Subway Station and a 2-minute walk from Akasakamitsuke Subway Station. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Average score from 41 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$71

 
$718.2
Hotel Sunroute Higashi Shinjuku

Hotel Sunroute Higashi Shinjuku

Hotel Sunroute Higashi Shinjuku is located in central Tokyo, just across the street from Higashi Shinjuku Subway Station. It offers free internet access, 2 restaurants and a 24-hour front desk. Average score from 44 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$80 - $1149

 
$808.2
Hotel Monterey Akasaka

Hotel Monterey Akasaka

Located a 5-minute walk from Akasaka-Mitsuke Subway Station in the heart of Tokyo, Hotel Monterey Akasaka offers modern accommodation with a touch of classical European charm. It features an elegant French restaurant and free property-wide Wi-Fi. Average score from 552 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$96 - $243

 
$968.2
Hotel Villa Fontaine Tokyo-Kudanshita

Hotel Villa Fontaine Tokyo-Kudanshita

Conveniently located a 3-minute walk from Jimbocho Subway Station, Hotel Villa Fontaine Tokyo-Kudanshita offers stylish guest rooms with modern facilities like free wired internet. Free Wi-Fi is available in the public area. Average score from 547 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$78

 
$788.1
Hotel Villa Fontaine Tokyo-Roppongi

Hotel Villa Fontaine Tokyo-Roppongi

Offering direct access from Exit 2 of Roppongi Itchome Subway Station, Hotel Villa Fontaine Tokyo-Roppongi features contemporary rooms with free WiFi access. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet. Average score from 369 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$112

 
$1127.8
IBIS Tokyo Shinjuku

IBIS Tokyo Shinjuku

Just 150 metres from Shinjuku Nishi-guchi Subway Station and a 5-minute walk from Shinjuku Train Station, IBIS Hotel Shinjuku has rooms with an LCD TV and a private bath. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Average score from 30 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$85 - $235

 
$857.7
Hotel Mandarin

Hotel Mandarin

Only a 3-minute walk from Tokyo Dome, Hotel Mandarin offers free WiFi at the entire property. JR Suidobashi Train Station and Korakuen Subway Station are both a 5-minute walk away. Each room here will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. Average score from 311 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$85

 
$857.7
Hotel Listel Shinjuku

Hotel Listel Shinjuku

Featuring a restaurant, bar and massage services, Hotel Listel Shinjuku is about a 10-minute walk from Shinjuku Sanchome Subway Station. It offers cosy rooms with a fridge and free internet. Average score from 545 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$94 - $134

 
$947.4

Highlights:

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Cultural
Global City
Tokyo is Japan’s center for business, education, modern culture, and government. The sheer size and frenetic pace of Tokyo can intimidate the first-time visitor. Much of the city is a jungle of concrete and wires, with a mass of neon and blaring loudspeakers. At rush hour, crowds jostle in packed trains and masses of humanity sweep through enormous and bewilderingly complex stations.
Historic Landmarks
While most of Tokyo emphasizes the modern, there are several places scattered around the city where historic Tokyo can still be seen. This includes:

The temples of Asakusa.

The gardens of the Imperial Palace (in Chiyoda).

The Meiji Shrine (in Harajuku).
Also of Interest:
Cultural
Nightlife
Theater
Music
Visual Arts
Museums
Palaces and Chateaux
Combination
Parks, Gardens, Zoos

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