Tokyo has and always will be one of my favourite cities to visit. If you’re a returning or first time visitor to Tokyo I would recommend you to stay around the Shinjuku or Shibuya area. At my recent trip to Tokyo I chose to stay at Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku which is in the heart of Shinjuku.
Shinjuku has a great local culture, night life and is one of the most convenient locations for travelling. You can also catch a Narita Express train from the airport to Shinjuku which is approximately a 1 hour ride in a spacious plane-like train. I thought this service was so convenient for our travel to and from the airport. Shinjuku also paints the perfect picture of what you would expect to see about Tokyo on TV. It has neon lights, bustling streets, busy train stations, plenty of amazing food, vending machines, huge malls, large skyscrapers and my all time favourite 100 yen stores.
In my recent visit to Tokyo I chose to stay at Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku which is located about 5 minutes walk west of Shinjuku station. This was probably by far the most convenient location to stay at out of all my trips to Tokyo. Not only was it close to the station, it was also only a 2 minute walk away from some of the most amazing restaurants in Shinjuku. Notably my two favourite were Ichiran Ramen (super affordable this casual restaurant is located on the east side of Shinjuku station but worth the walk – just make sure you’re ready to wait 15-20 mins or more as there is always a line for this busy shop) and Rokkasen (this was just across the road from our hotel and boy was I glad I got to try this – by far the best Japanese BBQ all you can eat that I have ever been to and would definitely visit again).
Tokyo Ibis Shinjuku is not only affordable, it is actually one of the most comfortable and convenient locations to stay in Shinjuku. They have newly renovated single rooms for lone travellers or the standard double room which we stayed in. Both type of rooms are very spacious and comfortable. In each room you also get your own bath tub (even in the single rooms) and if you’re like me then you need your me time in the form of a bath!
Downstairs in the lobby area there is also a breakfast buffet called Cafe Rendezvous which feature some really nice simple breakfast. We often had a mini breakfast here before we left early in the morning on our trips to Disney Sea and also on our day trip to Yokohama. This is definitely a place I’d recommend for you to check out if you’re planning a trip to Tokyo any time soon.
Thanks for reading my review on my stay at Tokyo Ibis Shinjuku. Let me know your thoughts and whether you have been to Tokyo and where you stayed?