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Where to stay in Tokyo

If you're a first time visitor to Tokyo, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood 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 neighborhoods and places to stay in Tokyo.

What's the best area of Tokyo to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Tokyo are:

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"I think Shinjuku would be your best bet."  See More

"I suggest you to either stay in west Shinjuku area or Ginza."  See More

"We stayed in Korea Town, about 10 minutes walk of Shinjuku."  See More

"We stayed in Ginza the first time and in Shibuya the second time."  See More

"If you are going to be there over the weekend, the nightlife in Tokyo, especially in Shibuya and Shinjuku is solid."  See More

"If you want to get out of the tourist areas, you could check out Akihabara to experience some Cosplay, Ekoda Station to get into a little more of a suburban area (I lived in this area for awhile), or Ikebukuro for some Fugu (blow fish), which I think is one of those experiences that you have to take advantage of while in Japan."  See More

"I stayad at Ikebukuro last January and I loved the neighborhood."  See More

"Shibuya is more lively and busy, home to the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world, near Meiji Shrine and Harajuku, but it does have its quiet areas (we stayed in our friends apartment in a quiet residential street that I couldn't believe existed in the middle of the madness)."  See More

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What are some good hotels in Tokyo?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Tokyo, here's a list to get you started.

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 stay at Park Hyatt Tokyo, Meiji-Jingu Shrine is close."  See More

"Tokyo Station has the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, and the Marunochi Hotel, and The Tokyo Station Hotel."  See More

"Granbell Hotel Shibuya is quite convenient if it's in your budget (about $150 a night)."  See More

"I stayed in the Hotel Empire In Shinjuku, it was simple, clean and cheap."  See More

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What if I want to explore Tokyo further?

If you're open to researching even more areas, some suggestions that might be less common but interesting to explore are:

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Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

profile  David Calvert from Alexandria, Virginia asked:
3 nights in Tokyo - where to stay to meet people late twenties?  (6 answers)

profile  Paul Howard from asked:
First time in Tokyo! Where should I stay, see, eat, and do?  (7 answers)

profile  Marissa N from Oakland asked:
Mom and daughter friendly hotels in walkable Tokyo area?  (5 answers)

profile  Joanna Kalafatis from Los Angeles asked:
Tokyo: Best neighborhood to stay in?  (7 answers)

profile  Soraya Darabi from New York City asked:
Exploring Tokyo solo for 3 days: Where to stay and what to do?  (13 answers)

profile  dayoung lee from Cambridge (Massachusetts) asked:
Where are the best neighborhoods to stay in Tokyo?  (7 answers)

profile  Sunil Gupta from Mountain View asked:
Where to stay in Tokyo for honeymoon  (5 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Tokyo.

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What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

Want to research more popular attractions in Tokyo? Click the blue button below.

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Where can I find out more about Tokyo?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Tokyo locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Tokyo.

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.

Flying into Tokyo? There are 2 alternative airports, so make sure you compare all your flight options. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Tokyo.

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