Where to stay in Tokyo?
December 17, 2010 3:35 PM Subscribe
You are familiar with Tokyo. You are giving advice to a first-time visitor who is looking to experience some of the best of what the city has to offer. Where would you have them stay?
posted by jnnla to Travel & Transportation around Tokyo, Japan (18 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
In a little less than three weeks I will be going to Japan with my roomate and our college buddy. College buddy is Japanese-American and semi-speaks the language ('well enough to get by' in his words). We will be in Japan for 10 days, spending most of our time at a friends pad in Osaka...but we will be arriving in, and spending a few days in, Tokyo. I am in charge of sussing out where we will stay in Tokyo. We are at the mercy of our friend while in Osaka.
I have just started familiarizing myself with the city, but am hoping the hiveMind might point me in a better direction.
Ideally I'd like to stay in a location that has easy access to a variety of points of interest as to maximize the potential for us to get out and see and do fun and interesting things. My friends are going to want to go clubbing / dancing - so that should factor into the suggestions. Beyond that, however, i'd love some general "first time in Tokyo" advice on where to stay. Bonus points for things to do / see. Time in Tokyo will be limited to the weekends...budget for accommodations is lower mid-range.
Tall order I know!