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tokyo hotels on NYE?

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tokyo hotels on NYE?

trip advisor showed only 12/664 hotels with anyavailability on nye in all of Tokyo (we are there 12/28-1/2). There was 0/69 in shinjuku on 0/41 in shibuya.

its hard to believe that hotels are all are booked up. is this normal? I've also checked expedia with similar results. is there a Japan based website that might yield better results?

thanks!

ray

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1. Re: tokyo hotels on NYE?

Can't make sense of your dates, but a lot of Japanese hotels don't take bookings too far ahead. Just a thought :-). Oops, now make sense of your dates. So must edit. I'm not sure what I said before is particularly relevant now :-). Most should take bookings 3 months in advance. You could try looking on the hotel websites, though I've just had a quick look in your right they seem to be booked a lot. You could also try the booking websites Agoda et cetera

Edited: 27 November 2013, 05:34
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2. Re: tokyo hotels on NYE?

That should be "and you're right" me and my dictation software are having a really bad day.

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3. Re: tokyo hotels on NYE?

Try Japanican but I suspect majority of popular hotels have been booked. I ran into difficulty booking decent NYE accommodation in Tokyo for 3 people. One hotel wouldn't even allow us to book the only vacant twin share room even after I offered to pay extra rate. This was in early October. Fortunately I managed to book two rooms at a nice hotel with great view through Japanican.

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4. Re: tokyo hotels on NYE?

Try Jalan.net http://www.jalan.net/en/japan_hotels_ryokan/

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5. Re: tokyo hotels on NYE?

Not at all hard to believe that hotels are booked now for NYE between the dates you want. It is only a month away and can be a busy time for hotel bookings. You better book now rather than wait. You might even have to split your stay, eg 2 nights one hotel, 2 nights a different one etc based on availability.

You can try Rakuten as well.

Just out of interest, I checked the Toyoko Inn website for rooms for 3 nights starting 12/28. (not recommending them, just that their website is easy to check from) All their Tokyo locations with one exception were booked solid for 2 person rooms. There was a bit more availability for one person rooms.

Edited: 27 November 2013, 13:28
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6. Re: tokyo hotels on NYE?

1. why did you restrict your hotel search to tripadvisor?

2. it is possible that all hotels are booked up in select cities on certain days, whether you believe it or not.

However still many rooms available on numerous other booking sites, hotels' own sites, etc. For Dec 31, 2013 in Shinjuku, there is a doube/twin rooms:Hilton (212,396yen) executive tower suite , or 2 capsules at the Green Plaza for 6560. That is the availability.

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7. Re: tokyo hotels on NYE?

bibimbob...

i tried tripadvisor, expedia, booking.com, and hotels.com and they all yielded zero results.... which is what i found so surprising. i will look into the hilton you mentioned... thanks!

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8. Re: tokyo hotels on NYE?

Try Rakuten..they still have some hotels for the nights you want.

http://travel.rakuten.com/

If you know Japanese,try their Japanese language website also.

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9. Re: tokyo hotels on NYE?

navitime.co.jp shows 167+ hotels with available double/twin rooms within the Tokyo 23 wards.

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10. Re: tokyo hotels on NYE?

i tried navitime but its only in japanese.

is the ginza district nice? i know there are subways everywhere but I guess for a 5 night stay...