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Accommodation in Tokyo

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

  1. dmz

    dmz More cheeeese Gromit Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks. I looked at the map and Ueno doesnt look that far from Haneda. How long would it take by train from Ueno to Haneda?
     
  2. Sandy

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

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    [​IMG] UENO

    • JR Yamanote Line(Outer loop) for OSAKI to HAMAMATSUCHO
    • Tokyo Monorail Haneda Express for HANEDA AIRPORT TERMINAL 2
    [​IMG] HANEDA AIRPORT INTERNATIONAL BUILDING
     
  3. dmz

    dmz More cheeeese Gromit Ski Pass: Gold

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  4. dmz

    dmz More cheeeese Gromit Ski Pass: Gold

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    I know Narita is probably about an hour to Ueno but I need a shorter time for departure than arrival.
     
  5. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thats in a funny spot transport wise..
    it will also be very budget and VERY small- the rooms are 10sq metres ...upto 30. My minimum for Tokyo is 45.
    sorry
     
  6. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks like a reasonable budget hotel, but I think Donzah's point re location is that it will be a bit of a walk - maybe 10 min? (with luggage) from the Keisai Ueno station which will be where you will arrive if coming from Narita. If you are happy with that then fine. I normally look for places a bit closer to either the Keisei or JR Ueno stations.
     
  7. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's closer to fifteen.. Easy.
    It's past the sardonxy , I've stayed there before.
     
  8. dmz

    dmz More cheeeese Gromit Ski Pass: Gold

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    Any better recommendations for the same price? ($300 for two nights).
     
  9. M_G

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  10. Melskius

    Melskius One of Us

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    I'm a fan of the khaosan hostel chains in Asakusa. The kabuki has a great location. The laboratory was great too. These are great for those wanting more than 2 beds. They were ideal for our family of 4.
     
  11. dmz

    dmz More cheeeese Gromit Ski Pass: Gold

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    Last July I arrived in Warsaw with a huge 22kg bag and 8kg onboard bag - got on the bus and then had to walk 20 mins to my accom. Piece of cake. So this location is a doddle compared to that. Can you get a bigger room for the same price? ($150 a night).
     
  12. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've got two bedroom apartments for $150 a night.
    A ten square metre room is 3 X 3 metres.
    That's tiny... Ridiculous
     
  13. PMG

    PMG One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah, 10m2 is a shoebox. The standard 17-18m2 is tight enough.
     
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  14. dmz

    dmz More cheeeese Gromit Ski Pass: Gold

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    wherabouts and whats it called please?
     
  15. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Airbnb
     
  16. Donzah

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    Froff Life A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah AirBnB is (or at least used to be before the massive changes) king in Tokyo!
     
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  18. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The one I posted above is 50sq m and 10m balcony.

    I think people have to appreciate Tokyo hotels are planned with salarymen in mind. Not foreign tourists. As a generalisation
     
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  19. dmz

    dmz More cheeeese Gromit Ski Pass: Gold

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    Didnt someone say in another thread that airbnb is illegal in Japan - or likely to cfause problems?
     
  20. dmz

    dmz More cheeeese Gromit Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks - two issues - its not coming up for 18-20 jan so must be booked - and we have five people so looking for three rooms.
     
  21. Froff Life

    Froff Life A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Go on AirBnb and do a search yourself? We can't hold your hand

    I punched in your dates and the Uneo station area, with 3 bedrooms and sleeping 5 people: got 32 results:
     
  22. dmz

    dmz More cheeeese Gromit Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes I can do that - I was just after recommendations from people who have stayed at places.
     
  23. 2ESki

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    Price per night , I went on one for april next year for son and self , $ 76 per night, 9 nights , $5495 :eek: found bigger and better location $1650 :) and overlooking river and skytree :thumbs:
     
  24. Johnrs

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    And another newbie enquiry,
    Family of four arriving at Haneda at 11:00 pm then bullet train from Tokyo station to Nagano the next morning.
    Where is best to stay? Near Haneda, near Hamatsucho or even Tokyo stations?
    Any recommendations for hotels.
    Thanks
    John and Fam.
     
  25. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think the easiest option at that time of night would be to catch one of the Haneda hotel shuttles, then back to airport in the morning, then either monorail & Yamanote or the Airport limousine bus to Tokyo station.
     
  26. blowfin

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    Seems like the monorail closes at midnight. So looking at the options available, a good one might be getting the Limosine bus from Haneda to central Tokyo, and staying there. Putting you right near the Shink for the morning.
    https://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/areas/bus_stop/hnd/tokyo/dep/276/1

    Having said that, I've never arrived at that time of night, and I'm sure others have advice to contribute. See what they have to say too :)
     
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    The only problem with hotel shuttles is that if the flight arrives late then the only option becomes taxi. My missus flew from Malaysia to Haneda on Air Asia and had that exact problem. She reckons the taxi cost her more than the plane fare! So I'd be tempted to stay close to the airport.
     
  28. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    You live and learn with those things, yes.

    The cost of our missed flights home in Dar Es Salaam was way more than a taxi and a fancy hotel for the night (which we also had to fork out) so next time we will book a stop over - because you know - Africa.

    We always factor a buffer into our dates and wallets flying in or out of Sapporo after a couple of cancelled flights. Rolling with unexpected scenic routes ;) makes it all the more palatable.
     
  29. Tonester

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    Or just stay at the hotel at Haneda (Excel Tokyu). But beware, their dining options close at about 10:30 and room service dosn't go for much longer after that
     
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    Good advice. But if you have a bed then there's GOT to also be a combini nearby. Chu hai, bento, all set.
     
  31. Johnrs

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    Thaks for your suggestions Heinz and Blowfin
    Any ideas about hotels and activities around Hamatsucho at the end of the airport monorail??
    Thanks
    John
     
  32. oldgeezer

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    Thanks for this topic too @Sandy and it contains the info in the planning post you so kindly put up. So I booked us into Hotel Sunroute Plaza just across from the station, not squishing into one of the salaryman rooms though. Looking into it this early has got me motivated to get fit, my last ski trip abroad not working out on account of not being in condition.
     
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  33. Sandy

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    That's a good spot to stay!!
     
  34. Lady Penelope

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    I stayed in the Hamamatsucho area a few years ago. The hotel was quite reasonable: it was the Art Hotel Hamamatsucho then, but I think it’s now called Hotel My Stays Hamamatsucho or something similar. Easy 5 minute walk from the monorail or JR station (with luggage and kids trailing behind) and also quite easy access to other subway stations and a number of restaurants. We found it a good base: cheaper than Shinjuku and easily accessible from the Hamamatsucho stations early in the morning after an overnight flight. Not many activities in the area, although Tokyo Tower isn’t far away.
     
  35. Mark*V

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    I'm staying next to Nippori station, is that a good spot to get around Tokyo from? I'm staying there so I can jump on the train to Narita easily in the morning.
     
  36. Donzah

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    It is. It's on the Yamanote line. The main Tokyo ring line.
    It's just a bit quiet. Which is fine.
     
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    Quiet is good. I can go out for the noise and come back to the quiet
     
  38. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's only five mins from Ueno.
    Which is my favourite place I've stayed in Tokyo
     
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    Seconding Donzah's thoughts.
     
  40. Sandy

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    There's no need to go to Ueno, if you're heading to Narita Airport from Nippori, as it's the stop before Ueno on the Keisei Skyliner.

    And PLUS, Nippori is not only fairly quiet, it's one of the most interesting areas in Tokyo. On the southwest side of the station is Yanaka, the only area not burned during WW2, and has old houses and around a dozen old temples.
    Due west of the station is a typical suburban shopping street, which is lively on a weekend. It's gone slightly more tourist savvy than it was 10 years ago, but it's nice there still.
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I was referring to Ueno as a known area. Hence five mins to.
     
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    Thanks. Good info to know
     
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    Back at Shinjuku we are at Tokyu Stay and it is pretty good, and was a very resonable rate. The Oyster Bar restaurant just steps away has caught my eye too.
     
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    Those stay hotels look good for a couple or single.
     
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    Have the bit larger twin room. Two 3/4 beds so that together they would be a king bed but it would allow a bit more room if they were just 3ft beds. Minor quibble. There is even a washing machine nook next to the bathroom, one of those machines which also acts as a dryer.
     
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    If you arrive at Haneda, you can take the Keikyu line from Haneda to Shingawa station. Tons of affordable hotels nearby and easy transition to Tokyo Station.
     
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    I stayed at Tamadear for proximity to HND. Clean, quiet, free airport shuttle. The shuttle isn't all that frequent though (30 min wait if you just miss it).

    Also liked The Gate, Asakusa. Great rooftop/views and I thought a fair bit of hotel for the money. Close to subway, temple and skytree but probably not the most convenient for ski related transfers on the train (esp if you have JR pass).

    Finally, the Shinjuku Prince hotel. Quite nice with its rooftop bar views, basically all rooms have a view and easy to find from the station (JR).
     
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    I'm still struggling to find a hotel that would beat airbnb for our circumstances
    2+ teenager
    basic cooking needed
     
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    What about private room in a hostel, then you have access to a kitchen. We have stayed in Khaosan chain (laboratory and kabuki) in Asakusa and K's house chain in takayama. Private room has 4 beds and private bathroom. Room size may be too small for what you need, but works for us.
     
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    I never take Keikyu from Haneda... I got stung a couple of times, because it's often super crowded, and trains can be confusing at Keikyu Kamata.