The city of Tokyo offers great hotels for every budget class. In this page we recommend the best Tokyo hotel options in each category.


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Some Points to Consider before Booking Tokyo Hotels

Tokyo hotel rates fluctuate according to the season. Cherry Blossom spring season (late March to end of April) is of course the most expensive. Autumn Fall-Falliage creates great demands and high rates too (end of October till end of November).

Where To Stay in Tokyo

Which Area in Tokyo is Best to Stay in? There really is no right area to stay in Tokyo as it’s a huge city with great transportation options everywhere. Tokyo can be considered a group of cities connected by a thorough transport system.

The transport system does make commute easy but of course, having tourist spots at walking distance is always the best. Check out my page Where to Stay in Tokyo to help you consider the best areas in Tokyo for your needs.

Best Mid-Range and Business Hotels in Tokyo

Since service in Japan is the best in the world, and the country is known for its cleanliness, mid-range hotels offer great value for the money. Hotels in this budget class will often approach the quality of high-end hotels in other countries.
Checkout Best Tokyo Mid-Range and Business Hotels for the Top 10 in this range.

Best Luxury Hotels in Tokyo

Luxury hotels in Tokyo are to die for. Staying in one of Tokyo’s iconic high-end hotels (Shangrila Tokyo, The Mandarin Oriental, The Four Seasons, The Palace hotel and the famous Park-Hyatt from the movie Lost in Translation) is a very pampering experience.
Check out Best Tokyo Luxury Hotels for the Top 10 in this range.

Best Boutique/Romantic Hotels in Tokyo

Boutique hotels are not very common in Tokyo. The several Boutique/Romantic Hotels that are available are great.
Check out Best Boutique Hotels in Tokyo page for the Top 10 in this range.

Best Family Hotels in Tokyo

Tokyo with kids is a fantastic vacation.
Check out Best Tokyo Hotels For Families page.

Best Budget Hotels in Tokyo

For under 150$ you can book a great hotel in Tokyo.
Check out Best Tokyo Budget Hotels page for the Top 10 in this range.

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 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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