hey y’all! I’m heading to tokyo next year for around a week, and I was wondering if anyone might be able to suggest a good place to stay? I’ve been looking online but it’s… overwhelming. and accommodation is one of those things that really benefit from IRL experience anyway. I’m looking for single rooms with wifi, not super budget but not the ritz haha
thanks if anyone can help! or knows a good place to find accommodation!! or has anything to suggest I do in tokyo/kyoto/nagasaki/hiroshima/gunma/gifu/osaka (it’s a loooong trip…)
Oak Hotel or Toyoko Inn, unless you are looking for high end accommodations. :)
Oak Hotel is about a 2-4 minute walk from Inaricho Station on the Ginza Subway line, or about 10-15min walk from JR Ueno, which is a major hub station in Tokyo. Probably spent a total of almost a month there in 5 visits over an almost 4 year period.
I’m not positive on wifi at Oak, I do know they have hardwired high-speed connections at Toyoko Inns, though.
Toyoko Inn again, but if you want to shell out for a fancier place near a major monument (Nijo Castle, and the hotel is across the street from there, and right next to Nijojomae station) the ANA Hotel Kyoto is very nice, but again, no clue on the wifi. I used a hardwired connection there.
If you decide to go to northern Kyoto Prefecture, shoot me a line, I lived there for 3 years. :) I can tell you all sorts of stuff.
Only ever stayed in a Toyoko Inn, about 10min walk from Osaka Station. Worked out well, though :)
Crashed on a friend’s floor, so I’m no help for hotels. Depends on what you plan to do there on where you want to stay.
I’d offer ideas for things to do, but how long is your trip? And what are you looking to do? Traditional culture? Buying out Akihabara? Visiting the three scenic views of Japan? Izakaya hopping? :P