Booking the right Tokyo hotel or accommodation for your Japan vacation is the fifth action on our Tokyo travel essentials planner. The planner takes you step by step through the first six steps on your way to your Tokyo vacation. Cross these ones off your list and you've got your first base covered.
Picture this scenario. You land at Narita airport feeling tired and jet lagged. It's a long flight. We've done it enough times to know this is how you'll be feeling! All you want to do is drop off your bags, relax, and catch up with yourself and your loved ones for a little bit.
The bad news? Landing at Narita is not the end of your journey. You've a fair way to go yet (around 1 hour by the fastest train) before you reach the center of the city.
If you haven't booked your hotel already then you've got to find somewhere to stay... and remember you're dealing with a foreign language and a whole new culture all at once. Not fun when you've just stepped off a long flight!
Get your accommodation organized and you can arrive unfrazzled and ready to start your holiday from the minute you touch down.
I was lucky the first time I arrived in Tokyo. I had someone take me to my accommodation in the city... but I still remember looking round and thinking to myself, "Yikes! This place is a whole new experience!" It was great and scary all at the same time. I definitely know the value of having your hotel sorted so you can just get there, chill out, and leave the journey behind.
We've put together some different Tokyo hotels according to a range of budgets and needs. Take a look around and choose the option that works best for you...
⇒ Luxury Hotels in Tokyo offer the best in top class Japanese service.
⇒ Business Hotels in Tokyo provide what you need to keep things running smoothly.
⇒ Narita airport hotels are a great choice when you arrive late or leave early.
⇒ Budget hotels in Tokyo can be found in all areas of the city.
⇒ Tokyo guesthouses are cheap and friendly with an international flavor.
When you're choosing your hotel try and decide the area of Tokyo you'd like to stay in first. It will really help you make a good decision! It's a big city so making a good choice now can save you time and frustration later.
Make sure to check out the Tokyo train map and think about what line or lines would be best for you to have easy access for getting around. Also remember that the closer to the center you are the more convenient things get... although they also get busier. It's all a matter of preference : )
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Want to find your own Tokyo hotel? Just put your preferences into the search box below and the price comparison tool will bring back all the hotels fitting your criteria. We like this one as it shows you the different prices being offered through the different online booking agencies like Priceline, Expedia, Hotel Club, and many more.
What does this mean to you? You can select the best deals available for the time you want to travel without you having to spend time going to every single provider.
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