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Tokyo is one of the best places to visit in Asia Pacific. Being Japans capital city and one of the most populous cities in Asia, there are several places you can stay in Tokyo and more than enough things to keep you occupied. The great thing about Tokyo is that city is interconnected with great infrastructure and an easy to use transport system, and so mobility is not an issue when staying in Tokyo. Tokyo is massive, so we have put together a great guide on different areas in Tokyo to stay as well as where to stay in Tokyo on a budget, the best hotels in Tokyo, the best places to stay in Tokyo, the best areas to stay in Tokyo for nightlight lovers and of course the best family hotels in Tokyo.

Quick note: Prices will obviously vary from high season to low season, in some cases by almost 60%! Times to avoid are Golden Week (end April-early May) Obon (mid August), cherry blossom season and Christmas/New year’s. Recommended times to go are, Late March/early April (however book as early as possible), when you can see cherry blossom trees come to life.

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Shinjuku- Where to stay in Tokyo for food

Shinjuku is basically in the heart of Tokyo and is home to the largest railway station (Shinjuku station) in all of Tokyo. Shinjuku is divided into two regions the Eastern region and the western regions. On the eastern side of Shinjuku, you’ll find an active nightlife within Tokyo’s infamous red light district featuring Robot Cabarets as well as thousands of bars, cafés and restaurants, Shinjuku eateries prepare the best Tokyo dishes. One of my favourite cafés is the Owl Cafe in Akihabara, where you can get up close and personal with an owl. Shinjuku is also very well known as a large shopping district, with the majority of hotel in Shinjuku Tokyo. Shinjuku is considered the best area to stay in Tokyo.

On the western side, there are several high-rise buildings and government offices found in this area. There are also a number of modern hotels where you can stay in Shinjuku. In both regions, you’ll enjoy several things to do including sightseeing in town.

Where to stay in Shinjuku Tokyo

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Shinjuku
Imano Tokyo Hostel
UNPLAN Kagurazaka
City Hotel N U T S

Budget Hotels in Shinjuku
FLEXSTAY INN Iidabashi
Hanabi Hotel
Tokyo Plaza Hotel

Mid Range Hotels in Shinjuku
Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku
Tokyu Stay Yotsuya
Hotel Sunroute Higashi-shinju
Hotel century southern

Family Friendly Hotels in Shinjuku
Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
Citadines Shinjuku

Luxury Hotels in Shinjuku
Hilton Hotel Tokyo
Rihga Royal Hotel
Park Hyatt Tokyo

Tokyo Japan - Famous steet Piss Alley delicious street food in Tokyo Japan at Omoide Yokocho Shinjuku

Roppongi –Best place to stay in Tokyo for Nightlife

Roppongi is a district of Minato, Tokyo, which is well known for being a “party town”. The nightlife is considered the best in Tokyo, offering a large number of foreigner friendly bars, restaurants and of course night clubs, as well as high end bars and restaurants. Roppongi also caters for the expat community in Toyko. Ironically Roppongi is also home to a lot of foreign embassies, so keep this in mind if you plan to party too hard and get in trouble with the police.

This area isn’t all about partying, it also offers a lot to all those art lovers out there. The National Art Centre is Japan’s largest art museum, together with Roppongi Hills’ Mori Art Museum and Suntory Museum of Art, forms the “Art Triangle”. Something else to keep in mind is that Roppongi is not on the Yamanote Line (loop line) so it can make getting around Tokyo is a little more difficult, however not impossible, just a little inconvenient at times. As for sights in Roppongi, I would recommend checking out the Tokyo City View Observation Deck to take in the views of massive city as well as the above museums and art galleries.

Where to stay in Roppongi Tokyo

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Roppongi
INNO Family Managed Hostel
Kaisu Hostel

Budget Hotels in Roppongi
Hotel Marroad Inn Akasaka
Akasaka Yoko Hotel
Olympic Inn Azabu

Mid Range Hotels in Roppongi
Remm Roppongi
APA Hotel Roppongi
Candeo Hotels Tokyo Roppongi

Family Friendly Hotels in Roppongi
Hotel Mystays Premier Akasaka
Hotel the M Innsomnia Akasaka
Centurion Hotel Grand Akasaka

Luxury Hotels in Roppongi
The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo
Grand Hyatt Tokyo
Intercontinental ANA Tokyo
Hotel Allamanda Aoyama

Tokyo, Japan cityscape over Roppongi Junction at night.

Tokyo Station aka Marunouchi Area – Best place to stay in Tokyo on a budget

Marunouchi Area is located in Tokyo’s prestigious business district and is home to the most important train station (Tokyo Station), including the terminal station of the Tokaido shinkansen line (for easy access to Kyoto). The pre-war prominent red brick building, Tokyo station not only offers travel via train, it also offers hotels, restaurants and an art gallery. Marunouchi is a great areas for shopping with one of the city’s main department store and is considered the best area to stay in Tokyo.

Marunouchi is also home to Tokyo’s Imperial Palace, which is the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. Sadly visitors are not allow in the grounds of the palace however its still a sight to see from the outside from the deep moat and imposing stone walls of the perimeter. You can however visit the East Gardens, which are open most days except Mondays, Fridays, New Year (Dec 28 to Jan 3) and some special occasions. Another sight to take in is the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum is an elegantly restored Meiji-era building with 19th-century European paintings. Below we will check out the hotels near Tokyo Station.

A short walk away is the Tsukiji fish market, which is a large wholesale market for fish, fruits and vegetables in central Tokyo.

Where to stay in Marunouchi/ Tokyo Station

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Marunouchi
Imano Tokyo Ginza Hostel

Budget Hotels in Marunouchi
Sakura Hotel Jimbocho
Grand Central Hotel
Hotel Mystays Kanda

Mid Range Hotels in Marunouchi
Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu
Toshi Center Hotel
Hotel Grand Arc Hanzomon

Family Friendly Hotels in Marunouchi
Hotel New Otani Tokyo
Hotel Monterey Hanzomon
KKR Hotel Tokyo

Luxury Hotels in Marunouchi
The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho
Hotel New Otani Tokyo
Imperial Hotel Tokyo
Shangri La Hotel

TOKYO, JAPAN. Tokyo Station is a railway station in the Marunouchi business district of Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, near the Imperial Palace. The photo show the JR East station.

Shibuya – Where to stay in Tokyo with kids

Shibuya is another huge shopping and transport hub on the west side of the Yamanote Train Line. It’s perfect for families as it offers convenient transport connections, heaps of shops, restaurants, bars and lots of sightseeing attractions – everything is within easy walking distance. It is however a little less busy than Shinjuku and a bit more targeted to the younger crowd. Shibuya prides itself on being the centre of youth and fashion culture, you may catch an eyeful or funky new fashion trends!

A prominent landmark of Shibuya is the large road intersection in front of the station’s Hachiko Exit. The intersection has a lot of neon advertisements and giant video screens on large billboards on the surrounding buildings, which gets flooded by pedestrian traffic each time the crossing light turns green, making it a popular photo spot.

Where to stay in Shibuya Tokyo

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Shibuya
Wise Owl Hostels Shibuya
Tokyo Hostel ENISHI

Budget Hotels in Shibuya
Sakura Hotel Hatagaya
Hotel Marroad Inn Akasaka
Hotel Bougainvillea Shinjuku
Sunroute plaza Shinjuku

Mid Range Hotels in Shibuya
Sakura Fleur Aoyama
Hotel Mets Shibuya
Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Shibuya
Tokyu Stay Shibuya Shin-minamiguchi
Tokyu Stay Shibuya

Luxury Hotels in Shibuya
Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
Grand Hyatt Tokyo
Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu

TOKYO, JAPAN - : Busy streets of Shibuya district in Tokyo at night, Japan. Shibuya is the shopping district which surrounds Shibuya Station, one of Tokyo's busiest railway stations.

Ginza – Where to stay in Tokyo for shopping

Ginza is Tokyo’s most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes. Ginza also has alot of mid range to cheap shopping areas as well. There are also plenty of reasonably priced to cheap restaurants around the area. Ginza is closed off during the weekend, no vehicle traffic is allowed.

Best places to stay in Ginza

Budget Hotels in Ginza:
Tokyu Stay Tsukiji
Train Hostel Hokutosei
Tokyo Nihombashi Bay Hotel (Capsule hotel)
Comfort Hotel Tokyo Higashi Nihonbashi

Mid range Hotels in Ginza:
Tokyo Green Palace
HOTEL MYSTAYS PREMIER Akasaka
Shiba Park Hotel
Hotel MyStays Ochanomizu (Ryokan)
Mitsui garden hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Ginza:
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Nihombashi Ningyocho
the b tokyo ochanomizu
Royal Park Hotel
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Ginza:
Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo
Imperial Hotel Tokyo
The Peninsula Tokyo
Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo

TOKYO, JAPAN - : The Ginza district at night. Ginza is a popular upscale shopping area of Tokyo.

Chiyoda – Where to stay in Tokyo first time

Chiyoda is a special are located in central Tokyo. It was formed in 1947 as a merger of Kanda and Kōjimachi suburbs following Tokyo City’s transformation into Tokyo Metropolis. Chiyoda contains Toykos most important (and popular) building, the the Imperial Palace! It is also home to art galleries, museums, sakura and Showa-era sightseeing spots. Chiyoda is a a more relaxed area, not taken over by crazy nightlife.

Best places to stay in Chiyoda

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Chiyoda:
Tokyo Ueno Youth Hostel
Space Hostel Tokyo
Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge
Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel

Budget Hotels in Chiyoda:
Glansit Akihabara (Capsule Hotel)
APA Hotel Akihabaraeki Denkigaiguchi
Hotel New Green Okachimachi
Ochanomizu Inn

Mid range Hotels in Chiyoda:
BnA STUDIO Akihabara
Super Hotel Akihabara Suehirocho
1/3rd Residence Serviced Apartments Akihabara
Hotel Dormy Inn Akihabara

Family Friendly Hotels in Chiyoda:
Hotel Edoya
Centurion Hotel Ueno
Hotel Sardonyx Ueno
Akihabara Washington Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Chiyoda:
Hotel Ryumeikan Ochanomizu Honten
HOSHINOYA Tokyo (Ryokan)
Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan at the Imperial Palace moat and bridge at dawn.

Asakusa – Best neighborhood to stay in Tokyo on a Budget

Asakusa is a neighborhood in Tokyo, which is famous for the Sensō-ji, a Buddhist temple. There are several other temples in Asakusa, as well as various festivals, such as the Sanja Matsuri. It is surpirsingly alot Tokyo’s largest pleasure district filled with geisha, writers, artists, actors and beggars. It’s the best neighborhood to stay in Tokyo on a Budget. There aren’t many malls around this area however there are lots of small shops and eateries in this area.

Best places to stay in Asakusa

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Asakusa:
Sakura Hostel Asakusa
Space Hostel Tokyo
Backpacker’s Hotel New Koyo
Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge

Budget Hotels in Asakusa:
Khaosan Tokyo Origami
Asakusa Hotel Waso
Super Hotel Asakusa
Hotel New Tochigiya
Smile Hotel Asakusa

Mid range Hotels in Asakusa:
Hotel WBF Tokyo Asakusa
Via Inn Asakusa
Wired Hotel Asakusa
Richmond Hotel Asakusa

Family Friendly Hotels in Asakusa:
Richmond Hotel Premier Asakusa International
APA Hotel Asakusa Tawaramachi Ekimae
Hotel Sunroute Asakusa
Asakusa Central Hotel

TOKYO JAPAN - Sensoji Temple in Tokyo Japan. Oldest temple in Tokyo and it is one of the most significant Buddhist temples located in Asakusa area.

Added extra: Coolest places to stay in Tokyo

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Tokyo disney resort

Capsule hotels in Tokyo

First Cabin Kyobashi
Tokyo Nihombashi Bay Hotel
The Prime Pod Ginza Tokyo
Tokyo Ginza Bay Hotel
First Cabin Akasaka

TOKYO, JAPAN Interior view of capsule hotel in city center. Capsule Hotels are less expensive structures very famous in Tokyo, Japan.

Ryokan in Japan

Ryokan are traditional Japanese inns, however most of Japan was destroyed in WWII and has since been rebuilt as a modern city, with only a few Ryokans left.

Asakusa Ryokan Toukaisou
Hotel Ryumeikan Ochanomizu Honten

*If you’re planning to go to Kyoto then I would recommend waiting til you get there and try a traditional Japanese Ryokan experience in Kyoto, Kyoto still has plenty of traditional buildings compared to Tokyo.




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Comprehensive Guide on Where to Stay in Tokyo Japan

Comprehensive Guide on Where to Stay in Tokyo Japan

Comprehensive Guide on Where to Stay in Tokyo Japan

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