What’s the best area to stay in Tokyo?
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.
Where should I stay in Tokyo for the first time?
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.
Is it better to stay in 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.
Where should I go in Japan for the first time?
The majority of first time visitors to Japan will typically visit Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka with many also visiting Hiroshima. The four cities can be visualised as a straight west to east line as you can catch a single train line which stops in all 4 cities.
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.
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.
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.
What is the best month to visit Tokyo Japan?
The best time to visit Tokyo is between March and April and September and November. Autumn ushers in colorful foliage and comfortable temperatures. Spring brings in much of the same, but instead of vibrant fall hues, the foliage you’ll see here are cherry blossom trees in full bloom.
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 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.
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.
How much would a 2 week trip to Japan cost?
Japan budget for 2 weeks
|JR Rail Pass||$435|
|Accommodations||$1,750 ($125 per day)|
How much money do I need for a 2 week trip to Japan?
Based on the average amount of days a person has to travel, a month can be impossible for many. The most common question is: how much does a trip to Japan cost for two weeks? To which I would say you need to budget at least $1,200. Note that around one-third of that will be spent on a Japan Rail Pass.
What is the best itinerary for Japan?
The Ultimate Itinerary for a Trip to Japan: Unforgettable 7, 10 and 14 Day Journeys
- 1 7 Day Itinerary: Tokyo and Mt Fuji (Fuji Five Lakes)
- 2 7 Day Itinerary: Osaka, Kyoto and Nara.
- 3 10 Day Itinerary: Tokyo, Mt Fuji and Kyoto.
- 4 10 Day Itinerary: Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Hiroshima.