Just the name Tokyo conjures up visions of the future – flashing lights, skyscapers, streets filled with people hurrying past and robots. Though Tokyo is far more than its reputation, with a fascinating history and some of the finest dining in the world, this incredible city really does feel like its skipped a century ahead of the rest of us – and really has to be seen to be believed. That’s what makes this Tokyo city break so exciting!
7 Night Tokyo City Break With Capsule Hotel or 4* Option
Usually flights to Japan are very expensive and I know that it’s hard to find good accommodation for a decent price. So that’s why I’m so happy about this deal that I have found on Expedia, because it takes to Tokyo and provides you an interesting and definitely an extraordinary experience, not only because of this super exciting city! You’ll be staying 7 nights in a cool capsule hotel in the city centre, and have your flights included, all for just £463 per person! If you’d rather have a little more luxury on your Tokyo break, the same deal is available in a 4* hotel for just £625 per person.
So if you’re adventurous and you want to experience something very different from usual, then have a look at the hotel that you’re going to stay in: it is the Tokyo Kiba Hotel (4/5 on TripAdvisor) which is a ‘capsule hotel’. Capsule Hotels are very trendy and popular at the moment – Yotel have recently opened hotels featuring capsule rooms at airports in the UK – and provide you with incredible value and a quirky and truly Japanese experience. It’s definitely not for claustrophobes, but it’s an experience that shouldn’t be missed. You will sleep in an individual block with just enough room to sleep. The capsules are stacked side by side in rows and normally with one unit on top of the other. Some of those capsules have also a TV inside. The capsules are sealed with a door or a curtain and bathroom facilities are normally shared. The Toyko Kiba Hotel features besides that a spa tub and a lounge and a coffee shop and double bed capsules. So no need to sleep separately, if you travel with your partner. The location of your hotel is perfect to explore Tokyo, because it’s directly in the city centre. It’s located in the shopping and business district of Tokyo and you have a train and a metro station nearby. That makes it quite easy for you to get from the Narita Airport to your hotel and takes you around 1 hour (get the directions below).
Your 4* option is the Shinjuku Granbell Hotel, which has an impressive location in the heart of Tokyo’s hip Shinjuku district. There’s a rooftop terrace and a restaurant, bar and cafe – and the rooms look really cool, each decorated in a unique style and with interesting features to maximise on space. This option definitely gives you a great base to come home from on your Tokyo city break, and offers an escape from the busy city, and the price of the 4* is just as incredible as the price for the capsule hotel! This hotel scores 4/5 on TripAdvisor.
Tokyo is an incredible blend of the ancient and the futuristic, living side by side – below a skyscraper you might see an old wooden, lantern-lit yakitori stand where you can buy tasty grilled chicken, or you might walk along a cobble street, following the footsteps of the geishas, and look up only to see the Tokyo Tower towering above you. Another thing that has to be experienced in Tokyo is food – the city boasts more Michelin stars than any other city in the world, but you don’t have to splash out for artisan-made sushi to understand why, although you won’t regret it if you do. Even the most humble bowl of ramen is prepared with the utmost care, and Japanese cuisine is as rich as it is varied. Tokyo is also a hotbed of wild pop culture and crazy trends – head to Harajuku to see the latest looks, or just head to you nearest corner shop for some wacky flavoured treats! A Tokyo city break really is an experience that you’ll want to tick off your bucket list.
- Tokyo City Break: 7 Nights incl. Capsule Hotel and Flights for only £463
- Travel period: Monday 16th November to Monday 23rd November 2015
- Travel duration: 7 nights
- Airport of departure: Manchester
- Airline: Turkish Airlines
- Destination airport: Tokyo Narita airport
- Capsule Hotel: Tokyo Kiba Hotel
- Rating: 4/5 on TripAdvisor out of 56 reviews
- Location: directly in the city centre of Tokyo, nearby train station and connected to a shopping centre
- Four Star Hotel: Shinjuku Granbell Hotel
- Rating: 4/5 on TripAdvisor out of 473 reviews
- Location: Shinjuku district
- Destination: Japan
- Board basis: self catering
- Airport transfer in Tokyo not included. From Narita Airport by subway around 1 hrs, £15. Get the directions here.
- Entry: valid passport necessary. More info here.
- Capsule Price: only £463 per person based on two adults sharing
- Four Star Price: only £625 per person based on two adults sharing
More details on the 4* hotel