If there is a city that symbolizes the future as well as the past, it’s Tokyo. With ancient temples and traditions, it is also a technology epicenter that mezmorizes visitors. As one of the largest and most populated cities in the world, it has over 40 different districts and neighborhoods, each one with its own personality and places to see.
If you are thinking about going on an adventure to one of the most amazing cities in the world but don’t know where to start, take a look at the best areas to stay in in the capital of Japan. Each one has something for every kind of traveler.
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If you want to be where the buzz is at, Shibuya should be your top choice. Having the world’s busiest crosswalk and one of Tokyo’s most iconic places to take photographs, it has the bright lights and big city vibe that many visitors look for in the capital of Japan. As a major shopping and entertainment district, it has numerous meeting spots and cool venues for dining – both great allies for travelers. A visit to Shibuya is a must, but might not be the most suitable location to stay if you dislike crowds.
Main attractions: Shibuya Crossing, Hachiko statue
The Millennials Shibuya
Address: Shibuya-ku Jinnan 1-20-13
Price: from 42 USD
Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Smoke alarms Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Face masks for guests available Contactless check-in/check-out Air conditioning Non-smoking rooms Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
Pop-culture lovers and outrageous fashion enthusiasts will find heaven in Harajuku. Home to numerous shops where teens get the items for their world-famous look, known for mismatched outfits that can be influenced from Victorian clothing to Gothic punk, and even include cosplay elements as well. If you want to get an up-close look at the high-end fashion scene of Tokyo, you should consider this neighborhood. You will find expensive fashion labels and bold accessories shops, and streets filled with a young and intrepid spirit.
With a extremely convenient central location and an international atmosphere, Ebisu will be a match if you are not under a tight budget. As one of Tokyo’s most expensive neighborhoods, is was built around a former brewery and is now filled with a nice variety of cafes, restaurants, and pubs, providing great izakayas and tachinomi standing bars if you want to dine in a Japanese space. Since it is mainly a residential area, it is a fantastic selection if you want a more laid back experience.
Go big, or go home! Shinjuku is Tokyo’s largest neighborhood and includes different areas, each one providing distinct sights: from tall skyscrapers in the business district to beautiful outdoor spaces, there is always something to do. With such a massive scale, it features many excellent restaurants and shops too, and also a distinctive nightlife that welcomes locals and visitors. It is the perfect place to stay if you want to experience diverse atmospheres and wish to be close to where the action is.
Hey, big spender! With a reputation of being one of the most expensive places in the world, Ginza is the capital of luxury and will be a fit if you want to book your accommodation in the playground for upscale shopping, with brands like Gucci, Channel, Dior, or Louis Vuitton. However, elite shops are not the only valuable feature of Ginza, which features interesting architecture, great dining options and many entertainment venues.
Calling all party animals! The entertainment district for excellence is Roppongi, an upscale office and residential area that transforms into a nightlife paradise after dark, attracting crowds of travelers who want to keep the party going. With the highest concentration of bars and nightclubs in town, it is perfect to book your accommodation if you want to hit the clubs. You will have to keep in mind that it can be expensive to stay in, and that you should be careful while having fun at night, since the foreign mass can be an easy catch for crime.
Here are some hotels you can pick that will make your trip easier:
Real Life Roppongi 2
APA Hotel Roppongi Ekimae
Hotel Villa Fontaine Tokyo-Roppongi
As the keeper of the most cultural attractions in the city, Ueno is the perfect neighborhood for those who plan a visit to Tokyo for its history, tradition, and those gorgeous cherry blossoms. You can see all the major museums and temples close by and, because of its location regarding the Imperial Palace’s Demon Gate, it is reasonably priced since the locals consider it unlucky. While it has some less fortunate streets along with the marvelous ancient buildings, the direct train that connects it to the Narita Airport turns it into a great location.
The old part of town holds the center of spirituality in Tokyo, since a famous Buddhist temple is located there. What was once the largest pleasure district in the city was reconstructed, keeping its old vibe after being destroyed in World War II. Today, it has turned into a trendy and fashionable space, making it a great option to book your accommodation.
The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon by Hulic
Address: Taito-ku, Kaminarimon 2-16-11
Price: from 106 USD
Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Cashless payment available Internet services Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Trouser press Smoke alarms WiFi available in all areas Fire extinguishers
Welcome to Otaku land! Akihabara is the electronic spot by excellence in Tokyo and serves as a suitable choice to stay if you are into technology. There are over 200 shops where you can find anything related to electronics, and also video game stores and arcades. It is the perfect place if you are into Manga and Anime as well.
ICI HOTEL Asakusabashi
Address: Taito-ku Asakusabashi 1-26-6
Price: from 89 USD
Internet services CCTV outside property Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Lift Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed WiFi Fax/photocopying Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Located in the heart of Tokyo, Marunouchi is the largest business district in town and an ideal alternative if you prioritize location, since it grants direct access to many areas of the city thanks to the JR Tokyo Station. Since it is mainly an office neighborhood, it is completely deserted on weekends. However, during the weekdays, it offers many restaurants that serve office workers, as well as some upscale shops.
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Tradition, shopping, technology, fashion … whatever your reason is to visit the capital of Japan, you will have a space that will make an unforgettable stay. Pack your bags, book your hotel, and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!
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