Hotel in a cool location in Tokyo.
Replies: 15 - Last Post: May 7, 2012 4:49 PM Last Post By: UmamiDearest
May 5, 2012 12:04 AM
May 5, 2012 1:01 AM
1You could look into budget business hotels, e.g. Toyoko Inn Shinjuku. Ace Inn also claims to be in Shinjuku, but you'd need to walk a bit to get to the more busy parts.
Also, what exactly do you mean by "things going on in the evening"?
May 5, 2012 8:09 AM
May 5, 2012 8:32 AM
3I see. In my experience, apart from perhaps salarymen going to an izakaya, the city gets rather quiet around shops closing time (10pm). Also, there are very few open air eating/drinking places in Japan, so street activity is generally somewhat limited unlike in say Spain. There is again some activity in the nightlife/club centers (Shinjuku, Shibuya, Roppongi) from midnight.
As trains operate until around midnight, IMO there is no need to stay in one of the more busy parts unless you are planning to go clubbing. Better to get an early start and see the city wake up in the early morning IMO. Accommodation tends to be cheaper outside of the more busy neighborhoods.
May 5, 2012 1:30 PM
4There's plenty going on at night in Shibuya, Ebisu, Aoyama, and even outside the center in places like Nakano and Kichijoji. Shibuya would probably be my first choice, and I think there are hotels close to that price range there. Kichijoji would be much cheaper, and still have a lively nighttime scene.
May 5, 2012 2:49 PM
May 6, 2012 3:47 AM
May 6, 2012 3:57 PM
May 6, 2012 5:09 PM
May 6, 2012 6:39 PM
May 6, 2012 7:34 PM
10If you can read Japanese, I'd recommend checking out Rakuten Travel for hotel deals in Shibuya. Otherwise, check Tripadvisor, but Rakuten (on the Japanese side of the site) usually has better prices in my experience.
May 7, 2012 2:58 AM
11The train will take you anywhere you want to go. Otherwise, just stay in the usual Shibuya, Shinjuku, etc.
May 7, 2012 7:12 AM
12Thanks, I wis I read Japanese.
I understand that the train stops at midnight? I'm hoping to be out past midnight on friday and saturday. I've looked around a bit on the web but it seems like some hotels aren't quite in the neighborhood they say. Any names of places or ideas would be great.
May 7, 2012 1:16 PM
13it seems like some hotels aren't quite in the neighborhood they say
I'm not sure what that means, but in general finding a good hotel online takes some time and effort. I could mention Shibuya Tokyu Stay hotel (two branches) or Hotel Mets Shibuya (run by JR and right inside Shibuya station), but I have no idea if they'll have something to fit your budget on the days you want to stay. I would go to Tripadvisor and do a search on "shibuya" to start with, then check "nearby hotels". You could also check Rakuten in English, although it doesn't have as big a selection as the Japanese side.
May 7, 2012 4:12 PM
What I meant is that I've found hotels listed at Shibuya (or wherever) and then I read the reviews and people mention that it's kind of hike from there.
(1 star Hotel)
From US$78.38 per night
(5 star Hotel)
From US$798.18 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$102.13 per night