Hotels in Tokyo

Tokyo is a bustling megalopolis jam packed with outrageous things to see and do. Bright lights, sleek skyscrapers, and futuristic gadgets combine with ancient shrines, traditional tea houses and good old fashioned Japanese manners to create a seriously unique atmosphere.

Tokyo is unrivalled when it comes to scale. It’s not only the capital city of Japan; it’s also the world’s most populated urban area. It’s a paradise for tech lovers, fashionistas, and gastronomes. The electronic stores have been compared to theme parks, trends are born every day in the Harajuku district, and there are more Michelin star restaurants than any other city.

Add to this an awe inspiring public transport system, which makes it easy to explore from any hotel in Tokyo, and it’s easy to see why it’s become one of the most iconic cities in the world.

Tokyo is so huge that it would be impossible to see it all in one trip, so choose your hotel carefully. The city is split into a number of neighbourhood districts, each one with its own distinct character.


Plenty of hotels can be found in this district of Tokyo, famous for its green parks and cultural sites. The University of Tokyo is in this neighbourhood, as is the Tokyo Dome stadium. As well as having an excellent theme park, the Dome also hosts a variety of concerts and events throughout the year. It’s home to the city’s baseball team, the Yomiuri giants.


Tokyo’s skyscraper district, Shinjuku is one of the liveliest places to base yourself. The east side of the district has excellent shopping, with department stores and sprawling malls. It’s where locals and expats go to party, with a great variety of bars and nightclubs to suit all tastes and lifestyles.


Part of Tokyo’s old town, this neighbourhood is another big hit with culture vultures. The Tokyo-Edo Museum is here, as is the city’s main venue for sumo wrestling. During the summer there’s a famous firework festival held along the banks of the Sumida River, while during spring it’s the perfect spot to admire the Japanese cherry blossom.


Book a hotel in Chuo if you’re planning to get up early to catch the tuna auctions at Tsukiji Fish Market. After enjoying the freshest sushi you’ll ever taste for breakfast, can go window shopping in Ginza: a neighbourhood which makes 5th Avenue look like your local high street.


There’s plenty of nightlife to be found in Minato, a district which includes the lively neighbourhood of Roppongi. High end hotels catering to business travellers can be found in Akasaka, one of Tokyo’s 


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