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[ Hotel ] Where to stay in Tokyo with family

Which district is good to stay for family with small children?

Tokyo is huge city – Parents need to choose suitable district for family trip before picking up hotels.
I want to pick up one specific place, but what is the best is always different depends on each family. (Kid’s age / Purpose of trip / Budget / Itinerary / Personal preference , etc. )
So Let me show you quick district impression of Tokyo first, then check recommends area for your family situation.

For first visitor – Quick city overview

One picture for one city for you to get to know the districts atmosphere. (13 main area of Tokyo )

Tokyo Station

Ginza

Nihonbashi

Asakusa

Ueno

Tokyo Tower

Shibuya

Shinjuku

Shinagawa

Ikebukuro

Roppongi

Odaiba

Maihama


Did you get the picture of Tokyo districts?


Best hotel area list for family situation

So, those are my recommendation of Tokyo district by your family travel situation.
I hope it helps when you see hotel reservation site!

By Kids Age

Kids ageDistrict of TokyoWhy
Baby ~ Toddler (0-3)Tokyo Sta. / ShinagawaSmooth access from Airport
Pre-school kids (3-5)Ginza Safe & clean to walk around
Grade Schooler (5-12)Asakusa / OdaibaFun to explore
Teen (12-18)Shinjuku / ShibuyaFun to explore day & night

By Purpose / Itinerary

PurposeDistrict of TokyoWhy
Tokyo sightseeingGinza / AsakusaEasy access to everywhere
Also going to Kyoto or OsakaTokyo Sta. / Ueno / ShinagawaNear “Bullet train” station
Also going to Mt.fujiShinjukuGood access to Mt. Fuji
Also going to Hokkaido/OkinawaShinagawaEasy access to HANEDA Airport
Going to Tokyo DisneylandMaihamaStay near dreamland




By Budget

Budget / atmosphereDistrict of TokyoWhy
High-classRoppongi / Tokyo Sta. / Ginza Popular district for tourist
Mid-classShinagawa / OdaibaNear amusement facility
BudgetAsakusa / Ueno / IkebukuroMore local atmosphere
Mixture (depends on hotels)Shinjuku / ShibuyaUrban clutter

By city atmosphere

AtmosphereDistrict of TokyoWhy
Japanese traditionalAsakusa / UenoTraditional / Local atmosphere
LivelyShinjuku / Shibuya / Roppongi / IkebukuroMixture of current culture
SophisticatedGinza / NihonbashiShopping district
Symbol of TokyoTokyo tower / Tokyo Sta. Feeling THE Tokyo

My recommended hotels for family in central Tokyo

These links are my recommendations considering location or kid’s age or situation.
(*This is not an reservation site, my personal research lists. )


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Hotels around Ginza for family with kids around

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I understand hotel reservation in Tokyo is big task to do,,, but if you enjoy searching it and could find suitable hotel for your family, your Tokyo Trip must be already awesome!
Good luck for your trip!!

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