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Accommodation in Tokyo

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

  1. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  2. system32

    system32 First Runs

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    I love japan! so much
     
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  3. Froff Life

    Froff Life A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hostels in Tokyo, anyone have any recommendations?
     
  4. Zimboo

    Zimboo A Local

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    Our son stayed at K's House last Feb and said it was great.
    http://kshouse.jp/tokyo-e/
     
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    YHA Ueno was great. Good price, good facilities, fine location, both for access to the Shinkansen and to Narita. Quiet when we were there as well, if that's important to you (one way or the other).
     
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  6. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Youth hostel, pfft.

    Think manga cafe, capsule hotel, or even love hotel. Seriously.
     
  7. Froff Life

    Froff Life A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    It will be myself and my girlfriend, so we are looking at a private room in a hostel. That way we get the best of both worlds, in terms of privacy but also a way to meet other people to sight see with. Maybe we will stay in a love hotel for a night just for the experience!LOL
     
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  8. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Okay fair call. :thumbs:
     
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  9. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    We stayed in this air bnb in Tokyo (Minato) two weeks ago

    https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/6562231?eluid=1&euid=81d93e1d-14bc-5fe1-9d88-8f4bd9477abc

    Very highly recommended for families or two couples (we were a couple plus one other). 4 mins walk to the Haneda monorail and Daimon metro station, great restaurants close by, best apartment you can imagine, two spacious double rooms with lots of storage, rolls royce toilet which is separate to the bathroom, fantastic hosts, very secure building.
     
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  10. JoeKing

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    Sitting on the Spirit of Ecstasy seems counter productive.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. JoeKing

    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    [checks that I didn't spell that incorrectly]

    :nerd:
     
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  12. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nah, it's more like a 'no touch' model with musical accompaniment :D

    It's a wonder it doesn't do the biz for you too!

    [​IMG]
     
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    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Light is a homing beacon?
     
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  14. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Handy for the guys... by the time the ladeeez are sitting it's dark again ;)
     
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  15. gaz35

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    Yep - we ventured into the airbnb space for the first time in Tokyo. Approx 1/3 price as hotels we have used in Tokyo before. Only issue we had with it was that the building we stayed in has an "Airbnb ban" which we only found out about as we were "checking in". Our host wanted us to lie about this if we were approached by the building managers. Luckily we weren't approached because I wasn't going to lie.
     
  16. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Interesting @gaz35 We didn't have that issue, not sure if the building had a ban or not. But I would have just said we were friends of Ken & Nico's... they certainly made us feel like friends when assisting our stay.
     
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    Hauffy Hard Yards

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    Whilst we were in Tokyo we stayed at Tokyu Stay Shinjuku. Very new and clean. Small room but had good ac(quiet), humidifier, washing machine, good continental breakfast and close to station. Was $580 for 2 of us/ 3nights.
     
  18. Froff Life

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    Thats over $190 a night, pretty pricey. We had an one bedroom AirBnb in Shinjuku, 5 min walk from the station, with washer, dyer and kitchen for $98 a night.
     
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    We have an apartment through Air Bnb booked for Asakusa, sleeps 4, 2 nights = $363 total. Will update once we've stayed.
     
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    I like it where I am price is 0 and 4 nice women around me (on the negative side - them talking can at times get a bit mutch especially when they do not agree). :)
     
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  21. mcguyver

    mcguyver Hard Yards

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    We spent last friday Night in Shibuya Tokyo. Wanted to spend the night in a love hotel for a bit of a laugh. But After wandering around most of Dogenzaga, only to find that most were already boooked or those that werent will not accept foreigners, we ended up at the Shibuya Hotel EN. Very nice place and reasonable priced. Would def stay again.
     
  22. LMB

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    Bit sad that they wouldn't accept foreigners into the love hotels. It's one of those bucket list items for Japan really isn't it? Along with a capsule hotel.
     
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    Yes it is a bit. We must have tried 20 love hotels all to no avail.

    Stayed in a capsule hotel last year which was great fun. Actually found one ( The KIBA hotel) that had couples capsules.
     
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    Here currently, two seperate bedrooms good size common area and kitchen, 300m from station. Plenty in area to keep you occupied. $60 / night / person = hard to beat
     
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  25. Froff Life

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    Yep AirBnB is 100% the way to go if you have a group of 3 or more I reckon. Works out so much cheaper than a cramped hotel room too
     
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  27. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's not far from a famous ryokan.
     
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    Pity is not that little bit closer to Ueno. Would be perfect!
     
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    Hi froff could it sleep 3 people, were looking for a place for 1 night at the start of next year, going via Matsumoto to Myoko, then 4 days on the way back. Want to send a bit more time there this time. I look on Air bnb and the price says $68 per night but when you check for 4 days it pops to $1700 :confused: or more
     
  30. Froff Life

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    One could sleep on the couch maybe.
    Tokyo seems to be exploding with AirBnB options, are you looking to book for 2019? I would wait a few months, most air bnb hosts don't really start to plan to have their places available until about 6 months out.

    With the costs, the price quoted doesn't include the cleaning and administration fees that they add on to the end of the booking.
     
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    Yeah starting to look at 2019, sounds like I'd be better to just book the first night at a Hotel in Shinjuku and Air Bnb for the 4 nights on the way back home
     
  32. skichanger

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    There is going to be a bit of a shake up with Airbnb places in Japan due to the new legislation. Pu simply, Airbnb has sent places currently operating via Airbnb asking them to prove registration with local govt or provide a hotel license. Don't be surprised if some current listings disappear.
     
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  33. 2ESki

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    Bugger, can't they wait till after Feb 2019 :whistle:
     
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    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hey all the legit ones will still be there.
     
  35. dmz

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    As we have a couple of nights in Tokyo Im looking at accom. Seems that most sites I look at say you MUST stay in Shinjuku. Because of that the prices are ridiculous. As Tokyo seems to have a very extensive and I assume efficient train system, does it really matter which area you stay? We'll be flying in to Narita but flying out of Haneda. Just looking at a reasonable hotel in a reasonable area.
     
  36. hatto

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    No
    you can get anywhere cheaply and quickly.
     
  37. Sandy

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    Are you staying in Tokyo inbound or outbound? That may have some bearing on where you stay.
    Are you or your boys going out at night while there? The trains stop a bit after midnight, so if your boys are staying out later, then you might want to stay near where there's entertainment (bars, clubs, etc).
     
  38. Heinz

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    What sites are you looking at? That advice is simply WRONG. Ueno is most convenient if coming from Narita then catching Shinkansen. Shinagawa is more convenient for Haneda. But you can stay pretty well anywhere where you are close to either a JR station or a stop on one of the Airport limousine routes. Get around the on the JR or subway network. Business hotels are inexpensive (<Y8000).
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m a fan of staying in Ueno.
    So much right there including a hub train station that’ll get you pretty much anywhere. And they’re pretty used to good with Gaijin.
     
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    I am travelling with 2 teenage kids, arriving Tokyo from Hakuba at around 3.30pm. Leaving from narita the next morning at 11am. Is there anything to do at Narita? Should I stay there or in Tokyo and catch the train out the next morning? I would like to stay in Tokyo but I am worried about having to get up early and travel, will need to be at the airport around 8.30am. Is there a direct train from Tokyo to narita that is easy to catch?
     
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    Outbound. Flying in from Australia then going to Niseko. Staying two nights in Tokyo. My boys wont be into the nightlife. So just need a decent area.
     
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    Haha yes there are many trains from Tokyo - Narita. I've flown out many times mid-morning and stayed in Tokyo the night before, it's a breeze. Will you have a JR rail pass? If so you will want to catch the JR Narita Express (60 mins from Tokyo station). If you don't have a JR pass you can catch the Keisei Skyliner train from Nippori Station (40 mins).

    Work out which train you will catch, as they leave from different stations, then get accommodation staying near that station for the night before.
     
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    You need to ask those boys!!!! ;)
     
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    Thanks
     
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    The Naritasan temple is worth a look. https://www.naritasan.or.jp/english/
    Quite a few handicraft shops etc on the walk there from the station.
    If you stay at one the the hotels near the airport they will have shuttles into the town as well as back to the airport.
     
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    They definitely will not be nightclubbing. Just want a place thats in a decent area with a few good places for dinner nearby.
     
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    I'm generally happy getting to/from the airports by train. Narita is very easy to Ueno, but Haneda less so.
    But if you want to keep it simple you can look for a hotel that is near one of the stops for both Narita & Haneda bus routes and bus both ways.
    Look here: https://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/hotelguide/
    eg. Shinagawa is handy for Haneda.
    The hotels listed tend to be the more expensive western style chains, but you should be able to find cheaper hotels a short walk away to save a bit.
     
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    https://www.gate-hotel.jp/en/asakusa-kaminarimon/
    This is my favourite from recent stop overs in Tokyo. But generally anywhere near a train station is fine. Ueno is a good spot too.
     
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    That’s our favourite hotel too! Great rooms, wonderful area to explore, good bar upstairs, small and relaxed.