What is the best area to stay in Tokyo for tourists?
Tokyo is huge, so it’s important to stay somewhere convenient. The best places to stay are Shinjuku, the Tokyo Station Area, Ginza/Hibiya, Shibuya or Roppongi. Other decent places to stay include Nihombashi, Shinagawa, Hamamatsucho and Shiodome. Try to stay near a Yamanote Line (Tokyo loop line) station.
Where should I stay in Shinjuku?
Where To Stay In Shinjuku
- Park Hyatt Tokyo. Probably Tokyo’s most famous hotel and even more so since it featured in the movie ‘Lost in Translation’.
- Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower.
- Hotel Gracery Shinjuku.
- Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku.
- The Tokyo Station Hotel.
Where should a first time tourist stay in Tokyo?
While there are hotels everywhere in the city, you should definitely try to stay in one of the city’s main urban hubs on the JR Yamanote loop line. The best places to stay are: Shinjuku, the Tokyo Station Area, Ginza, Marunouchi or Roppongi.
Where should I stay in Shibuya or Shinjuku?
Although I recommend Shinjuku as the best place to stay in Tokyo for most people, you might want to consider one of these other neighbourhoods. In general, the west side of the city including Shinjuku and Shibuya are busy and modern, and the east is quieter and more traditional.
Is Shinjuku dangerous?
Yes it is safe (the same as most of Japan). There are really no really “no go areas”, even red light areas of Kabukicho in Shinjuku have tons of tourist visiting nowadays, crime towards visitors are low, the only real way you get into trouble is if you are looking for trouble yourself.
Is Tokyo a walkable city?
If you haven’t been to Tokyo then you might just be scratching your head at my description. The reality is that for a long time I’ve been burned out when it comes to cities, and far preferred nature destinations. The city is incredibly walkable, and every area of the city has its own charm.
Which is better Shinjuku or Shibuya?
Shinjuku. Definitely Shinjuku, Shibuya is really nice and interesting to visit but Shinjuku is a much better base with a lot more to do 24 hours. Yes, Shinjuku is a good choice. Shibuya is also attractive, but the biggest drawback is a lack of budget places to stay, as real estate is really expensive.
Is Shinjuku Line covered by JR pass?
Japan Rail Pass holders can take advantage of the line for free. Taking any train on the Yamanote line is fully included in the JR Pass. Furthermore, this is the only line that connects all of Tokyo’s most famous central stations such as Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ueno and Tokyo Station.
Should I stay Ginza or Shinjuku?
3. Re: Ginza or Shinjuku? Shinjuku is much more vibrant in the evening vs Ginza. Ginza is still fine to visit though, particularly on a weekend or holiday afternoon when Chuo-dori (“central street”) becomes a pedestrian only zone, making the area much more pleasant.
What should I avoid in Japan?
12 things you should never do in Japan
- Don’t break the rules of chopstick etiquette.
- Don’t wear shoes indoors.
- Don’t ignore the queuing system.
- Avoid eating on the go.
- Don’t get into a bathtub before showering first.
- Don’t blow your nose in public.
- Don’t leave a tip.
- Avoid loud phone conversations while on public transit.
How many days in Tokyo is enough?
Four days in Tokyo gives you enough time to see the city and make one day trip out of the city. My four-day Tokyo itinerary is the best way to make use of four days in this incredible city.
Is it safe to walk around Tokyo at night?
As mentioned above, Tokyo is generally a safe city to walk around – even late at night – and most visitors experience minimal (if any) hassle by locals. You should nevertheless maintain a certain degree of street sense and awareness around you, particularly if you are a female walking alone later in the evening.
What is Shinjuku known for?
Shinjuku (新宿) is one of the 23 city wards of Tokyo, but the name commonly refers to just the large entertainment, business and shopping area around Shinjuku Station. Shinjuku Station is the world’s busiest railway station, handling more than two million passengers every day.
How far is Shibuya from Shinjuku?
The distance between Shinjuku and Shibuya is 3 km.
How far is Shinjuku from Tokyo?
Distance from Tokyo to Shinjuku
The shortest distance (air line) between Tokyo and Shinjuku is 0.73 mi (1.17 km). The shortest route between Tokyo and Shinjuku is 0.97 mi (1.56 km) according to the route planner. The driving time is approx. 0h 2min.