If you're a first time visitor to Japan, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller hotel could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about hotels in Japan.
Here are some of the most recommended hotels in Japan.
Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:
"If money is no object The Peninsula Tokyo in Marunouchi area is the place to be." See More
"If you're starting in Kyoto, it would make sense to visit Hiroshima and Miyajima, or Koyasan and Nara." See More
"If you stay at Park Hyatt Tokyo, Meiji-Jingu Shrine is close." See More
"Granbell Hotel Shibuya is quite convenient if it's in your budget (about $150 a night)." See More
"Tokyo Station has the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, and the Marunochi Hotel, and The Tokyo Station Hotel." See More
"Not sure what you mention by private rooms, but some places like Bunka Hostel Tokyo and IZA Asakusa Guest House (both in Asakusa district) which have family rooms which are very popular." See More
"I stayed in the Hotel Empire In Shinjuku, it was simple, clean and cheap." See More
"Eating aside, I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Yagyu-no-Sho a traditional onsen-ryokan about 2 hrs away from Tokyo." See More
"There's one in Washington Hotel Check out Harajuku Station The subway is great, but stay away during rush hour, as there is a man with a stick who pushes people in." See More
"Ryokan Sawanoya is very popular Ryokan in Tokyo." See More
"Famous Hostel is Nui | HOSTEL & BAR LOUNGE If you prefer a convenient location, Shinjuku area is one of best." See More
"Right around the Jinbocho Station, there's a place called Sakura Hotel." See More
"The Sheraton Miyako hotel runs about $150US/night and is also a great hotel that offers shuttle service to/from Meguro station (and service to Shinagawa in the morning)." See More
This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Japan.
If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.