Tokyo is not only Japan’s capital, but its financial centre and a top destination for travellers. The metropolis shines at night with the lights from its skyscrapers. You can reach the observation deck of the famous Tokyo Skytree for a breathtaking view of the city, and watch the people below through the deck’s glass floor. Along with the modern landscape, Tokyo represents Japanese culture through its historic buildings. You can tour the Imperial Palace, where the emperor still resides, and admire the lush East Garden. The National Museum of Tokyo displays collections of military weapons, ancient textiles and Asian pottery. You can use widespread public transport to get to any of the attractions from your accommodation.
Where to stay for your Tokyo holiday
Tokyo consists of 23 special wards, with each ward divided into several districts. Visitors should consider the purpose of their holiday before choosing their accommodation. Certain areas are known for shopping districts, while others cater to families or business executives. Even with the diverse neighbourhoods, holiday houses in Tokyo will meet your needs.
Tokyo holiday homes for trendy singles
Many young people visit Tokyo for its buoyant atmosphere. Harajuku attracts young creatives looking to buy inexpensive yet trendy clothes, and later hang out at Yoyogi Park for live music ranging from classical to EDM. The Shibuya district boasts a thrilling nightlife for young people who want to dance and party. You can book a 1-bedroom apartment located near the restaurants and pubs, or you can eat in using the microwave in the kitchen. Several Shibuya holiday houses offer larger bedrooms with spacious closets.
Accommodation for families in Tokyo
Families looking for fun activities can find lodging near Tokyo Dome. Baseball fans can cheer for the Yomiuri Giants and kids will love the roller coasters and Ferris wheel at the adjacent Tokyo Dome City. In the Ueno district, you can stroll past the cherry trees at Ueno Park and observe gorillas and polar bears at the zoo. Certain holiday rentals provide free WiFi for the whole family to enjoy, but you should check with the owners on possible usage limits.
Holiday rentals for shoppers
Travellers can expect great deals at numerous shops in Tokyo. For boutique shops and gourmet restaurants, you can reserve a room in the Ginza district. On weekends, most roads are closed to car traffic, which gives pedestrians more freedom on the streets. If you want Japanese crafts or souvenirs, you should visit the shops in Asakusa. The nearby Sensō-ji Temple enthrals visitors with its elegant design and the huge red lantern on the Kaminarimon Gate. For the latest electronics and anime games, you should head to the Akihabara district.
You can reach Odaiba Beach by driving the Rainbow Bridge across Tokyo Bay. The beach distinguishes itself as part of a completely man-made island. Beachgoers enjoy sunbathing and playing volleyball. This lovely beachfront apartment has satellite TV, video games for children and a hot tub for guests to unwind in. From the balcony, you have a beautiful view of the ocean and the city lit up at night. Zushi Beach, the closest natural beach to Tokyo, is an hour’s drive away, and on a clear day, you can see Mt. Fuji across the ocean.
Which Tokyo holiday rental is right for you
Certain travellers put aside a set amount of money to spend on their holiday. Some typically look for deals on holiday homes for rent to reduce the costs while others have no spending limits. Tokyo offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all budget sizes.
Cheap Tokyo accommodation
Families and young people with limited funds may need budget-friendly holiday houses. You’ll notice numerous affordable 1-bedroom apartments and guest rooms in the Shinjuku district. Shinjuku contains several shopping centres, specialty shops and a thriving business district. Shinjuku Gyoen Park boasts well-sculpted Japanese and French formal gardens plus a greenhouse for tropical plants. You can book a charming villa at a reasonable price that may include air conditioning, a washing machine and dryer.
Tokyo 5-star accommodation
Whether you’re a business executive in town for a business meeting or a couple looking for a luxurious romantic weekend together, a 5-star holiday rental can help you to pamper yourself. This 4-bedroom property is ideal for an indulgent holiday stay where you can enjoy perks such as a grand piano for guests to play their favourite songs and a sauna to relax those muscles after a long day exploring the city. You can also sit on the rooftop deck and admire the view of the city skyline.