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Tokyo Hotel Guide - Top 5 Searched Hotels

Updated Oct 13, 2017

Japan’s capital Tokyo is one of the most popular destinations in the world. The eclectic city attracts anyone from history lovers, nature adventurers, city fanatics to subculture fans. The most popularly visited areas in Tokyo include Shibuya and Akihabara, so don’t forget to visit those areas on your trip! If you’re curious about the most searched hotels by tourist, we’ve compiled a list of Tokyo’s top 5 searched hotels:

1. Godzilla’s in town! Hotel Gracery Shinjuku (from USD 136)

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Just 5 minutes from JR Shinjuku Station by foot, you will definitely have no problems finding Hotel Gracery Shinjuku – just look for a huge Godzilla emerging from the roof!

Aside from the standard rooms available in the hotel, the Godzilla View Room and Godzilla Room will bring you to the exciting world of monsters. In the Godzilla View Room, you get the view of the full scale Godzilla head. It feels as though the realistic statue might start destroying the hotel at any moment! The Godzilla Room, on the other hand, will welcome you with a smaller Godzilla statue as well as various surprises, such as a huge hand smashing through the walls behind the twin beds. Not only do precious posters and blueprints decorate the room, those who stay in the Godzilla Room will receive exclusive medals and souvenirs from the hotel.

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku has staff members who are able to communicate in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean, allowing foreigners to have a pleasant and smooth experience. It is a great place for those who are planning to explore the Shinjuku area, especially if you are a fan of Godzilla! The Robot Restaurant is also very close to this hotel - this should be on everyone’s Tokyo bucket list! Read more about the Robot Restaurant here.

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku

Address: 160-0021 Tokyo Prefecture, Shinjuku-ku Kabukicho 1-19-1, Japan

Access: 5 minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station east exit

Contact: +81 3-6833-2489

See our full list of recommended Hotels in shinjuku and also compare the prices with airbnbs in shinjuku

2. The ART Hotel – Park Hotel Tokyo (from USD 154)

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Park Hotel Tokyo is based on the ART concept – Atrium, Restaurant, and Travel. Located in the Shiodome Media Tower, Park Hotel Tokyo has an art lounge on the 25th storey that gives you a magnificent view of the whole Tokyo city, Tokyo Tower, and, if you are lucky, Mount Fuji. There are also galleries within the hotel that have exhibitions based on the seasons.

Park Hotel Tokyo is famous for their “artist rooms” that are decorated by renowned artists and interior designers. Each room is designed based on a different concept, such as Japanese festivals, sumo wrestling, signs of the zodiac, and dragons. One of the concept rooms is the “Artist Room Queen Geisha Goldfish”, as seen in the photo. The surreal room has goldfish painted over the walls and ceilings.

Park Hotel Tokyo is a popular choice among tourists – over 90% of the users are foreigners. If there is a specific room you want to stay in, you will have to call the hotel directly to book and make the request rather than doing it online. With an interesting concept and fantastic views, Park Hotel Tokyo is definitely worth considering. You can find s detailed review of the hotel here.

Park Hotel Tokyo

Address: 105-7227 Tokyo Prefecture, Minato-ku Higashi Shimbashi 1-7-1, Japan

Access: 2-minute walk from Shiodome Station

Contact: +81 3-6252-1111

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3. Palace Hotel Tokyo – cycling around the city (from USD 456)

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Palace Hotel Tokyo is only an 8-minute walk from Tokyo Station - the nucleus of Japan. In its vicinity are popular destinations such as the Tokyo Imperial Palace, Ginza, and Nihonbashi (meaning Japan Bridge), a historical and famous bridge in Japan.

Palace Hotel Tokyo was first built in 1961 in preparation for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games and was newly reopened in 2012. The 23-storey-high building no doubt provides you with everything you need from an accommodation – a comfortable room, fantastic services, and convenience. There is also a restaurant that serves Japanese, French and Chinese cuisines – you need not step out of the hotel to look for dinner.

However, despite its fantastic location, travelling around all the tourist sites may be a difficult task – walking is tiring and public transport insidiously empties the wallet. Palace Hotel Tokyo has the perfect solution for you – cycle! The hotel offers bicycle rentals that will allow you to explore Tokyo comfortably. Afternoon tea is also served within the lobby lounge after your journey around Tokyo.

Palace Hotel Tokyo

Address: 100-0005 Tokyo Prefecture, Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-1-1, Japan (see map)

Access: 8-minute walk from Tokyo Station

Contact: +81 3-3211-5211

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Marunouchi and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Marunouchi

4. Fun to stay – Granbell Hotel Shibuya (from USD 117)

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Like the other hotels, Granbell Hotel Shibuya is located conveniently within Tokyo city. Just a 3-minute walk from Shibuya Station, the entrance of Granbell Hotel Shibuya is just a huge brown door, unlike the automatic glass entrances of others. It aims to replicate a hideout in the city. The Granbell Hotel series, found in Shibuya, Akasaka and Shinjuku, are all based on a “fun to stay” concept which aims to provide guests with a relaxing yet enjoyable time in the hotel.

Granbell Hotel Shibuya is designed based on three factors - minimalist, pop, and artistic. These elements are evident in the rooms. Vibrant yet relaxing, the Granbell Hotel Shibuya is almost like a piece of artwork in itself. Various suites are also available in the hotel, including the Feminine Suite, Penthouse Suite and Business Suite. They all have a different concept. For example, the walls glow brightly when you turn off the lights in the Business Suite (as shown in the photo).

You can enjoy a free breakfast at Granbell Hotel Shibuya, with Japanese food, Western food, and toasted bread. There is only 1 suite room of each type, so make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment!

Granbell Hotel Shibuya

Address: 150-0031 Tokyo Prefecture, Shibuya-ku Sakuragaoka-cho 15-17, Japan (see map)

Access: 3-minute walk from Shibuya Station west exit

Contact: +81 3-5457-2681

See our full list of recommended Hotels in shibuya and also compare the prices with airbnbs in shibuya

5. Just 2 minutes from Akihabara – Remm Hotel Akihabara

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It is highly likely that you are a Japanese subculture and pop-culture fan if you are planning to stay in Akihabara, but too much excitement in one day can get quite tiring. Remm Hotel Akihabara is just the right place for you if you are looking for a more toned-down and simple accommodation.

The rooms in Remm Akihabara have an original bed designed by the hotel - the Silky Rem - that spreads your weight across the bed and gives you a fantastic sleep to prepare for the next day. You can also choose your pillow according to your preference. The white rooms are also pleasing to the eye and they have an extremely relaxing atmosphere.

You can request for in-room massages at Remm Hotel Akihabara, and breakfast is available at the Portal Café Akiba on the 2nd floor. This is the perfect place to stay if you are planning to mainly explore around Akihabara!

Remm Hotel Akihabara

Address: 101-0025 Tokyo Prefecture, Chiyoda-ku Kanda Sakumacho 1-6-5 , Japan (see map)

Access: 2-minute walk from Akihabara Station

Contact: +81 3-3254-0606

See our full list of recommended Hotels near Akihabara and also compare the prices with airbnbs near Akihabara

Convenience and uniqueness combined

The various hotels are located in convenient areas that give you easy access to the popular tourist destinations in Tokyo. From movie and Japanese pop-culture fans, to those who just want a simple room, these hotels will provide you with excitement, comfort, and definitely a good night’s rest.

This article was originally published on May 26, 2016

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