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Tokyo apartment-hotel suggestions

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Tokyo apartment-hotel suggestions

Hello,

I am traveling later this month to Tokyo with family (wife + 2 kids - 11 and 8 year) old and am looking for lodging recommendations from the experts! We will be staying for 5 days.

We wanted to know if there any good apartment-hotels type of accommodations that can fit a family of 4 and have a kitchen/kitchenette that we can flexibility to cook as needed.

I am not familiar with the Tokyo areas, but I glean that Shibuya, Sinjuku, Roppongi and Ginza areas are preferred for tourist.

Any suggestions or pointers on finding good apartment-hotel would be much appreciated! Thanks,

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1. Re: Tokyo apartment-hotel suggestions

Perhaps Citadines Shinjuku? It is quite a walking distance from JR Shinjuku Station (nearest station: Shinjuku Gyoen or Shinjuku 3-chome), so don't walk with luggage to get there. Take a taxi when arriving/leaving. It's not a boring walk to Shinjuku Station with stores like Isetan along the way, but long.

Another candidate could be Hundred Stay, not far away from Okubo / Shin-Okubo station (next to the Korean town and a bit sketchy neighborhood).

Edited: 20 June 2013, 15:18
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2. Re: Tokyo apartment-hotel suggestions

Roppongi is not recommended as a place of stay unless 1) you're staying at a 4-5 star hotel there, or 2) you love clubbing after midnight, or 3) you have business with US Embassy or the military.

Edited: 20 June 2013, 15:21
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3. Re: Tokyo apartment-hotel suggestions

Thanks for the suggestions.. i think the Citadines Shinjuku would have worked well, but unfortunately it is sold out for the desired dates. Any other suggestions, welcome!

Also thanks for the advice on Roppongi.. will keep that in mind.

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4. Re: Tokyo apartment-hotel suggestions

You can try tokyu stay, there are several of them all over tokyo, ive still not tryed them but they have a small kitchnet and laundry machine, price is usualy also good.

Hope this helps

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5. Re: Tokyo apartment-hotel suggestions

Try Kitano Arms. It gets good reviews on TA. When I sent an inquiry about their facilities they answered promptly, but I ended up not staying there. Hope to do so in the future.

http://www.kitanoarms.com/index_e.html

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6. Re: Tokyo apartment-hotel suggestions

We used Hundredstay, it was good. See my review on this site. I didn't notice any sketchiness about the neighbourhood either :-). But then a Tokyo sketchy neighbourhood is by no means equivalent to almost anywhere else's :-). In fact, there seem to be some quite upmarket dwellings in the area? Who knows. We never had the slightest trouble.

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7. Re: Tokyo apartment-hotel suggestions

Okubo - I could think of better places to stay -especially considering the recent nasty political protests in the neighbourhood that turned violent. Not to mention its close proximity to Kabukicho - it doesn't exactly paint it as a nice place for a family holiday. But I guess most tourists would be oblivious to the darker stuff & going by what people say on T/A they are completely unaware of what goes on in Okubo & think Kabukicho is about pretty flashing neon & happy smiling people.

Edited: 22 June 2013, 04:23
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8. Re: Tokyo apartment-hotel suggestions

Tourists with children, who are not going to be out very late at night or early in the morning are likely to be oblivious to what goes on. But if you avoid every neighbourhood that has a reputation for being "sketchy" you won't see very much. Ueno has many homeless people, but we went there to see the museums. One homeless man was extremely helpful. Roppongi has some pretty seedy nightlife, Shibuya has prostitutes and love hotels, as does Kabukicho. If you are aware, and don't put your children in a position where they have to confront this I can't see the problem. I've been in some places that were like a war zone in comparison.

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