$180-$220 per night for a Tokyo Hotel. Not bad, eh?

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Hilton Tokyo

Located in the Shinjuku area, Hilton Tokyo is a 15 min walk to the large train station of Shinjuku. Hilton Tokyo is one of the best hotels in Tokyo Japan, with a Cozy lobby and nicely renovated rooms that are very spacious by Japanese standards. It’s not common for a hotel in Tokyo to have tennis courts. Hilton Tokyo has them. There is also a pool and a fitness room. High-level rooms have fantastic views of the town.

Hilton club membership grants you Free in-room WiFi. The hotel bar has entertainment going on every night. The bar channels a typical English pub. A free shuttle bus service goes every 20 minutes to Shinjuku JR station, but the walk there is only 10-15 minutes if you’re feeling energetic. The airport limousine bus from Haneda and Narita drops and picks passengers up from the hotel.

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Altogether, one of the best hotels in Tokyo, and for a very reasonable price. Rates and Reviews: Hilton Tokyo

The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo

The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo is a well-located 2 minute walk from Shinagawa station through a Sheltered walkway. Shinagawa is one of the largest stations in Tokyo, and you can easily commute from there to any part of Tokyo or Japan, including taking the Shinkansen (bullet train) directly. Inside Shinagawa station, there are so many shops and restaurants selling quality bento and sashimi.

You hardly need to go elsewhere to find food. The interior can be described as modern elegance, both in the public spaces and in the bright and cheerful rooms. The view from the rooms is amazing (think scenes from ‘Lost in Translation). Ask for a west-facing room for these rare days when Mt. Fuji is visible. Free wifi and late checkout if you join the ICH club.

24/7 gym, breakfast buffet. Rates and Reviews: The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo

ANA InterContinental Tokyo

ANA InterContinental Tokyo is located in Roppongi, an excellent area for upscale shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. The view from the rooms is breathtaking, as far as Mt. Fuji. There are several bars in the hotel, with stunning views of the city, and a few restaurants in-house (ranging from 3 Star Michelin to a bakery). And if that isn’t enough, you have Roppongi Hills at your doorstep.

Access to the Club Lounge on the 35th floor is well worth the extra pay. The lounge has sweeping views over Tokyo and offers drinks and snack selections that make dinner redundant. There is a large pool at the hotel and a Gym. This hotel is serviced by the Airport Limousine Bus from Narita.

Access to neighboring Ginza or Shinjuku takes less than 20 minutes with the subway station which is 3 minutes walk from the hotel. Rates and Reviews: ANA InterContinental Tokyo

Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Station

Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Station – Staying in one of the hotels near Tokyo station is an excellent choice. You will be only few minutes walk from Tokyo Station, which is one of the largest in Tokyo, so no need for a taxi from the station when arriving from the airport or out of town. Besides that, the station connects directly to every subway line in Tokyo, and to the Shinkansen Bullet train. And if you’re planning on visiting Tokyo Disneyland, you have a direct train from Tokyo station going there too. Tokyo station also offers endless options for dining and shopping (Check out the ramen restaurants). For Gold and Platinum level Marriott club, Happy Hour in the evenings means free food and drinks. the menu could literally replace dinner.

This Tokyo station hotel is located inside a large skyscraper, partly an office building, and the hotel lobby is on the 4th floor. Rates and Reviews: Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Station

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo – Enjoy the charming pleasures of Tokyo during the day, and relax in a peaceful and quiet area in the evenings. Finding a spot to “de-stress” in fast-paced Tokyo can be a challenge. Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo offers an oasis from the urban buzz.

The hotel is surrounded by Japanese gardens with a pagoda, waterfall, and other traditional Japanese features. The garden is a miracle of nature in the middle of the city, with fireflies visible at night. No street noise can be heard. Do ask for a room with a garden view on the upper floor. There is also a hot spring bath with water coming from the famous Hakone springs, believed to be extra healing.

The hotel offers a free shuttle service to Ikebukuro station, which runs every half hour. Rates and Reviews: Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

Tokyo Trip Checklist

  • To make sure you have all the important things covered see my first-time-in-Tokyo guide
  • Get your 1,2 or 3-day Tokyo Unlimited Subway Pass to easily get around Tokyo
  • If you want to travel on bullet trains you can save big with a Japan Rail Pass. Here’s why is worth it.
  • You’ll need a prepaid sim or Portable WIFI to stay connected in Tokyo.
  • Check out my detailed Tokyo packing list to make sure you’re prepared.
  • The best site to book hotels in Tokyo is almost always Booking.com. And remember to book early, especially during busy times.
  • For travel insurance (which you need) Word Nomads offer great coverage in Japan and are highly recommended.

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