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Where To Stay In Tokyo - Area Guide

Where To Stay In Tokyo - Area Guide

Written by Jasmine O

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Taking a trip to Tokyo but don’t know where to stay? This article introduces eleven areas that offer great accommodation facilities along with some of the best sightseeing and amusement spots in Japan’s metropolitan capital.

Tokyo for Travelers - Where to Stay

Planning a trip to Tokyo is exciting, but it's also a big task to handle for many visitors. Due to Tokyo's massive sprawl, it might be especially difficult to decide where to stay. We introduce 11 areas inside Japan's great metropolitan capital to fit your travel style and trip goals.

Quick Tips for Tokyo:

  • ・Tokyo can be overwhelming to navigate at first glance, so it is important to plan your lodging ahead of time.
  • ・Place yourself in an area by public transportation - if you will be using a Japan Rail Pass, you will want to find lodging next to a JR (Japan Railway) train station.
  • ・Base your accommodation on your travel interests, since each neighborhood of Tokyo varies from one to the next.
  • ・Areas with the most lodging facilities include Asakusa in eastern Tokyo, and Shinjuku in western Tokyo.
  • ・In general, travelers will find lodging rates in eastern Tokyo lower than rates in western Tokyo.
  • ・Rates for ryokans and hotel rooms vary in price. Hostels, capsule hotels, and certain AirBnB options are suitable for those operating on a budget. Using is a great way to search for lodgings in your price range.

Recommended Tokyo Areas

1. Asakusa and Ueno
2. Tokyo Station and Marunouchi
3. Ginza
4. Nihonbashi
5. Akihabara
6. Shinagawa
7. Roppongi
8. Shibuya
9. Shimokitazawa
10. Shinjuku
11. Ikebukuro

Types of Accommodation Facilities

In Tokyo, there are a variety of accommodation options to suit a large variety of visitors’ needs and budgets. For an in-depth review of the different types of lodging in Japan, check out Finding A Place To Stay In Japan - Types Of Accommodation Facilities.

TOKYO Travel Guide

The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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