Staying in Tokyo
East meets west in 5-star luxury
Tokyo is an ancient city, replete with Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, glittering electronics and some of the world's finest cuisine. This sprawling metropolis is a thoroughly beguiling mix of the old and new and its reputation as one of the world's genuine international cities is reflected in the dazzling array of Tokyo hotels on offer.
No expense is spared when it comes to Tokyo's top-end accommodation, and the city teems with luxury Western hotels. The Park Hyatt Tokyo not only featured in the hit Hollywood film 'Lost In Translation,' it is also regarded as one of Japan's finest hotels. Similar chains located throughout the city include the Four Seasons, the Mandarin Oriental and the Shangri-La Hotel.
Spend a night in a capsule hotel
A city renowned for its quirky style, perhaps the most unusual form of Tokyo accommodation are the capsule hotels which cater to stranded salarymen and curious travellers alike.
Designed to cater to the needs of office workers who miss the last train home, capsule hotels are a cheap and uniquely Japanese way to spend an evening in Tokyo, with many of these peculiar places of refuge conveniently clustered around local train stations.
Leave jet-lag behind with a stay in Narita
Tokyo is one of the world's largest urban agglomerations, and the city's Narita International Airport is located some 60 kilometres from the central business district in distant Narita. That makes an overnight stay in Narita a sensible option if you're looking to stave off the effects of jet-leg.
Narita airport hotels range from the no-frills Narita Airport Rest House, to the business-like Toyoko Inn Narita and familiar luxury of the nearby Hilton Narita. Head into town relaxed after a refreshing overnight stay on the outskirts of the Tokyo city centre.