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Accommodation in Tokyo

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Sandy, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. Tegski

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    OK - I come seeking guidance and wisdom...

    • We're arriving at Narita on 27/12 and want to stay in Tokyo for 2 nights, prior to heading on to Myoko by shinkansen
    • We want to do some shopping in the Jin(m)bocho area on the 28th
    • We're a family of 4 with 2 small kids
    • It's our first time in Japan (well, not really, but let's say it is)
    • We're kind of tightwads
    So I'm thinking that we want to stay near Ueno station, for ease of access from Narita, right?
    What other areas should we be looking? Akihabara? Asakusa?

    I'm struggling to find a hotel with good availability for a family for those dates at this range, so I'm tending towards AirBnB, but am concerned that it might add a layer of complexity when arriving after a long flight.

    Thoughts, suggestions?
     
  3. Donza

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    IMO checking into a Airbnb accomodation is easier than a hotel.
    The only drama is finding the place (IMO)....
    and places near Ueno are few and far between
    Consider Nippori .. there are quite a few airbnb places within 500 metres of station.
    Its 36 mins from Nrt ...on skyliner
    Its on the Yamanote line.
     
  4. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nippori should be ok. Ueno is the next stop. You can actually change there from the Keisei trains to the JR trains really easily.

    Consider a JR East 5 day flexi pass. It may be cheaper than the various train fares once you add them all up.
     
  5. Donza

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    5 day pass?
     
  6. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    5 days travel out of 14
     
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    But if you are going NRT to say Nippori then Myoko return...
    IMO you'd be better off paying the segments
    Cause one would be on Keisei skyliner. Rather than the NEX.
    Then Myoko is what 8200 yen on a train?
     
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    http://www.hotel-sardonyx.com/ueno/

    Kids stay free. Good location in Ueno, 16,400yen a night including a small breakfast for the adults, kids pay 300yen. Small rooms with their own small bathroom, so don't expect a palace.

    In my experience Airbnb places are great when you're staying for maybe 4 nights or more, but for 1 or 2 nights the cleaning fees often push up the nightly rates.
     
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  10. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    The JR East 5 day flexi pass is just an option. Better to know and make an informed decision. Personally even if I could use this, the price difference would need to make it worthwhile as I like changing at Ueno rather than Tokyo. But if you wanted to go to Tokyo station it could be the better option. Just depends on the circumstances.
     
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    Hire a car in Nagano then :thumbs:
     
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    You missed something from Kieran's original post.

    A car for 4 people plus gear will set you back about $70-$90 a day.
     
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    :thumbs::thumbs:Thumbs up from me :thumbs::thumbs:

    Just booked 4 nights, whole apartment for $270... Location is excellent.
     
  15. Donza

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    Link?
    share the love
     
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    Is only one bedroom though.
     
  19. Donza

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    me , wife and daughter.

    looking for something in nippori , cheap and easy.
    2 nights in tokyo to acclimatize before a month .....
    daughter has never been to Tokyo.
     
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    Perfect then..
    Very easy to find although I think it says that she meets you at the train station..

    Translation from confirmation email..

    "If you can arrive Nippori Station within 35 minutes by Skyliner When I came from Narita . This will go to pick until I Nippori Station . Accommodation is the distance of the 3-minute walk from Nippori Station . We will key after the house of referral . thanks you"
     
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  21. Donza

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    Booked
     
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    I wrote to her and said , we are a family of three
    has four beds
    me thinks , air bnb algorithm stuff up
     
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    It does but also has 4 beds.

    I will contact her and see if that is a mistake...
     
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    This year I booked an apartment in Shinjuku for my sons that advertised it had 2 beds. When they got there it was actually a double. Not happy LOL
     
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    My 9 yr old will get the biggest bed.
    no matter what
     
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    How did you go?
    Sleep 4?
    Same price @ $57 per night regardless of how many people?
     
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    Still $57 per night for the 3 of you?
     
  31. Donza

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    Yep. I've paid for it as well. Sent email. . Accepted
     
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    Well done. :clap:

    I would have stayed there too for that price but they were booked out for my dates.

    P.s Do you have to pay a $1392 security deposit, or is that another mistake on airbnb ?
     
  33. Donza

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    Cheap.. close to station
     
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    I did ask... she replied but didn't answer that part of email.. i have resent the question.....
     
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    She meets you at the station, then walk to unit.... ..
     
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    @Zimboo

    Ok, here are her replies:
    "You can stay with a friend. But it occurs a little extra charge. This is one people min. Im sorry"
    Then a few minutes later I got this:
    "Four bed space is sufficient. 4 If a lot of people'll discounts"
    So maybe contact her and see what deal she will do..
     
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    Much confusion
     
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    The http://www.hotel-sardonyx.com/tokyo one near Tokyo station is also really nice, I stayed there in September, the rooms are very spacious and nicely furnished, its an easy walk from Tokyo station and also has reasonable access to Narita through Tokyo station. I think if you are using the NEX within 2 weeks it costs 3000yen return from Narita airport to Tokyo station
     
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    Got a nice little place booked for a couple of nights, Tokyo Station Hotel. Convenient for the Shink.
     
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    Any suggestions for reasonably priced accommodation near Shibuya for a family of 4? Budget would be say $300 pn.

    Rest of the family are all girls and they want to stay somewhere near some good shopping areas.
     
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    Stay in Ueno instead and shop at Ameyoko Markets
     
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    Shibuya is much more interesting for girls than Ameyoko !!!!! ;)
    Also Odaiba, for Aquacity, Decks Odaiba, DiverCity, and Palette Town/Venus Fort.
     
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    Sorry, need to get in touch with my feminine side. :p

    That said, girls in my family love Ameyoko. But we spent years in other parts of Asia so I guess they like the bustling market feel.
     
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    How many nights are you after ? Consider Airbnb ?
     
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    And what dates?
     
  46. Dave6

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    2 nights only. Have been looking at a few options on Airbnb.
    20-22 Jan
     
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    If you don't find anything on Airbnb, JR have now opened a hotel in Shinjuku which is very close to the station and looks like good value for it's location and standard. We're staying there for the first time in Feb. Realise it's not Shibuya but there is nothing wrong with the shopping in Shinjuku and Shibuya is only a couple of stops away anyway. Not to mention the food court on the bottom floor of Takashimaya Times Square which is sensational.
    Long stay (2 or more nights) gives you a discount on the rate.
    http://www.jrk-hotels.co.jp/en/Shinjuku/
     
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    Thanks, will check that out.
     
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    Hi everyone, I'm travelling by myself to Nozawa in January and I've added two days in Tokyo on the tail to have a look around. It would seem shinjuku is the place to be looking for accommodation? arguments for or against? Two days isn't a heap of time so don't want to waste it. Can anyone recommend a good half-day/day tour that will take in the sights of broader Tokyo? Any general advice on highlights to seek or risks to be aware of? Would all be greatly appreciated.
     
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    There are pros and cons of many areas in Tokyo and everyone has their own preference.

    Big plus of Shinjuku is it is a very active area with what many people expect Tokyo to be like as a modern, chaotic city. Plenty of bars and restaurants you can stumble home from if you want to stay out late. It's also closer to the more modern SW areas of the city which some prefer. If flying back from Narita you can board the Narita Express train at Shinjuku Stn.

    A negative in some people's eyes is it is the opposite side of Narita if you are flying out from there; also to the opposite side from where the train from Nozawa brings you back (if you are going by train). Many prefer to stay near Ueno or Nippori from where the Skyliner takes you back quickly to Narita to minimise lugging baggage on the subway. (If flying from Haneda, that's another story.)

    There is so much to see in Tokyo; suggest you see other threads for this. It would help if you specified the sort of stuff you were interested in - culture, temples, art, history, nightlife, electronics, food, anime, etc...
     
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