2 friends and I (all in our late 20's) are going to Tokyo in late November. We have no idea where to stay , what to do, where to eat. Please help! We will be there for 7 days and nights. We are on an average budget.
Any recommendations are appreciated, thank you!
Japan has quite a lot to offer for each season. In late November you might be able to catch the autumn leaves in some places like Nikko as well as go skiing in the mountains if you are up for winter sports. Relaxing in a hot spring is also especially nice in the winter.
Booking a hotel is quite easy. I always use Booking.com or Hotel.com and find it super easy! Most hotels are on these websites. The only thing to look out for is that some hotels don't take credit cards and may ask you to pay cash, so you need to make sure you walk around with a bit of cash.
If you want to do something a bit different and go somewhere where there are less international tourists, why not try Mashiko . They have two massive pottery fairs a year and it seems that the second one is between the 3rd and 7th of November this year.(Please google 'Mashiko Autumn Pottery Fair' when the date is closer!)
Finally, unless you are planning to stay in Tokyo, the Japan Rail Pass is a very handy thing to have! (there are 5 different types but the one that includes all of Japan is only available to purchase overseas)
LOVE Tokyo. We stayed in two different locations and I preferred the area just north of the Shinjuku train station. It was sometimes referred to as 'little Korea'.
I talk about where we stayed and the type of accommodation available in Tokyo in this blog post: http://www.neverendinghoneymoon.net/top-ten-budget-friendly-tokyo-japan/
Also, check out our full two-week itinerary in Japan and what we'd change. It has recommendations on the types of JR passes and also accessing Wifi:
Hope you enjoy your stay!