Here are our suggestions where to stay in Tokyo
Ginza and Tokyo Station area
Tokyo Station area is also known as Marunouchi where Japanese tops companies
has their head offices. Ginza in known as high-end shopping area. They
are only 10 minutes' walk from each area. So, the area has many prestigious
hotels and restaurants. Tokyo Station is the terminal station of the bullet
train, Shinkansen It will be a good base of your travel.
Shinjyuku has a lot of skyscrapers in the west side. Those buildings have
observatories and restaurants with good view that can be used for business
dinners. On the other hand, the east side has department stores, bars and
red-light district. So, in this area you will find various categories of
shops and restaurants form high-end to not high-end.
Shibuya and Roppongi
In the daytime, Shibiya and Roppongi are towns different types. Shibuya
is fashion town for young people from teens to 30s. Roppongi has high-end
office buildings that accommodate big international IT companies and also
many foreign embassies are located. But both towns are known for their
busy night life. So, if you like busy night area, Shibuya and Roppongi
are perfect places but if you prefer quiet areas, not for you.
If you prefer to find cheap and traditional accommodations, Ueno area is
good. Backpackers, business hotels and old Ryokans are fond in this area.
We recommend you stay in good Japanese Ryokan at least one time. However,
good Ryokans are fond in rural areas where have Onsen, or hot spring. In
Tokyo Rokans are rather small family owned. Akihabara, the electric town
is 10 minutes' walk from Ueno.
You will find reasonable hotels, shops, and restaurants here. Sanshine
City is a big and reasonable fashion mall with many restaurants. However,
Ikebukuro is not as convenient as a transportation hub. Your group tours
may not start from Ikebukuro. Airport access and Shinkansen access are
not so good here. When you get used to Tokyo's transportation you will
have no problem.
It's a quiet business district with big hotels like Prince Hotels. There
are many restaurants but for shopping not so many. However, Shinagawa has
good access to trains. Shinkansen, the bullet train, and NEX, Narita Airport
access train, stop here. Also close to another Tokyo airport Haneda.