Where should I stay in Tokyo?

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Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Answered almost 4 years ago

  • It's always better to stay near sights you want to go, but here is basic idea of each area in Tokyo is like (in my opinion)
  • Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro are more urban areas. If you want to enjoy the nightlife in Tokyo, might be a good idea to book a hotel in this area, so you don't have to worry about the last train to get back to the hotel.
  • East side of Tokyo, Asakusa, Ueno, Nihonbashi, Oshiage are areas with a more traditional atmosphere. Many long established shops exist in this area. If you want to feel the tradition, might be a good idea to find a hotel in this area.
  • Shinbashi, Shiodome, Ginza, Marunouchi are the center of business, many pubs both modern and traditional. 
Types of accomodation
  • Guesthouses are always a good choice for budget savers. There are many guesthouse built recently, especially in areas like Asakusa and Ueno.
  • Of course there are many business and luxury hotels in Tokyo. Getting a great Tokyo nightview at luxury hotels must be an amazing experience.
  • I'd like to recommend staying at a ryokan. A ryokan is traditional Japanese style accommodation. You will get to sleep in a Futon on Tatami! This article introduces 10 best ryokans in Tokyo: https://hubjapan.io/articles/10-best-ryokans-in-tokyo-for-a-traditional-japanese-stay