Tokyo hotels: Found in translation

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18 February 2009
  • The Westin TokyoMarunouchi Hotel, TokyoHotel Century, bar, TokyoGrand Arc Hanzomon, Tokyo

From guesthouse to five-star luxury, bedding down in Tokyo makes good business sense.

In the past, the pleasure of a stay in Tokyo was often leavened by stratospheric accommodation prices. No more. As Tokyo has become more of an international travel destination, foreign travellers are no longer restricted to a non-choice of international chains. A broader hotel range, offering such special features as women-specific rooms, means that stopping over in the Japanese capital has now become an even more attractive proposition.

Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu
2-14-3 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku.

Dormy Inn Suidobashi
1-25-27 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku.

Grand Arc Hanzomon
1-1 Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda-ku.

Hotel Century Southern Tower
2-2-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku.

Hotel Metropolitan Marunouchi
1-7-12 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku.

Marunouchi Hotel
1-6-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku.

The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo
26-32 Fl, Shinagawa East One Tower, 2-16-1 Konan, Minato-ku.

Tokyo Ryokan
2-4-8 Nishi Asakusa, Taito-ku.

Villa Fontaine Shiodome
1-9-2 Higashi Shinbashi, Minato-ku.

The Westin Tokyo
1-4-1 Mita, Meguro-ku.

See Tokyo City Guide

Source: Qantas The Australian Way March 2009

Emilie de Comarmond


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  • Hello - I have seen a few different posts on the blog about family-friendly accommodation in other cities. Does anyone know anything about hotels in Tokyo that are good for families?
    Reply to SusanM
    • There are many websites offering short term (some as short as 1 week) furnished apartment rental. One such site is Another option is to stay at a family run ryokan. Kind of Japanese B&B or traditional hotel I guess. These can be quite expensive though and I'm not aware of many in Tokyo. Hope that helps some.
  • The majority of hotels in Tokyo are either business hotels (read small) or 4-5 star types. There is a hotel near where I work claiming to be an apartment hotel but I've never seen the rooms so I don't know exactly what they mean by apartment. Their website is
  • The city is vast and you will do a lot of train travel and walking so plan your sight seeing and then decide on the best location to stay. This will make your trip more enjoyable.

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