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What districts in Tokyo are good to stay at?

by mingomatic Online Now Mar 12, 2013 at 8:55 AM

What are some good districts in Tokyo to stay in based on a safe area that is walkable to lots of interesting areas that are hopefully not too expensive?

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    Re: What districts in Tokyo are good to stay at?

    by violette_ca Online Now Mar 12, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Hi, The district we were was UENO. It's very easy when you come from Narita airport with the train Skyliner stop at the Ueno train station. www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/.../skyliner/us/ Ueno is located north east of the center of Tokyo. There is Ueno train station and Metro. Very easy to go where ever you want in Tokyo. Have a nice trip! :-) Violette

    hotel: http://www.tougane-h.com/e/

    The hotel is a walk way from Union Station.

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    Re: What districts in Tokyo are good to stay at?

    by giampiero6 Online Now Mar 12, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    I stayed in Honzomon which was a pretty quiet area with not much going on. It was however inexpensive compared to the rest of Tokyo and was very easy to get around right on the Metro line. It depends on what types of things you're interested in doing while there...

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    Re: What districts in Tokyo are good to stay at?

    by dru46 Online Now Mar 12, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    There are a lot of places and everyone has their own opinions, but here is the best I can say.

    Shinjuku: Great central location. Better if you want to do shopping. Easiest for access to Hakone and Takao. Not bad for Nikko and Kamakura. You can get to many places, but going to the east side is not as easy.

    Shinbashi/Hamamatsucho: If you want to enjoy the parks and temples, the east side is better. Shinbashi and Hamamatsucho is better. Good access to Asakusa and not far from Tokyo Station where you can go everywhere.

    Asakusa: Cheap place with many hostels. It is not very convenient but not inconvenient either.

    Shinagawa: Not very convenient but very quiet at night. If you don't want to do anything but sleep at night, this might be a good option.

    In regards to what was said,

    Ueno: Nice area but not as centrally located as Shinjuku or Shinbashi.

    Hanzomon: Right in the centre of Tokyo, but not too much to see in that area. Similar to Roppongi. Within the central area but access to all areas of Tokyo is more limited, but not impossible. Requires a bit more thinking on how to get around.

    Many friends/family ask me about Ikebukuro. It isn't a bad pace but it isn't convenient. Ueno is better, but access to other areas is not very good. I generally recommend against staying there, but it isn't as if you can't get around to other places. It's just not as good.

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    by SfumatoPants Online Now Mar 17, 2013 at 5:50 PM

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