Tokyo Hostels

Tokyo Travel Tips & Suggestions

Visit Akihabara for your geek fix, Ueno is where you will find Ueno Park which is home to many Museums and Ueno Zoo. Don't miss Shinjuku which has reportably the busiest Pedestrian Crossing in the World and Shibuya is a great entertainment district. Harajuku, Imperial Palace Gardens, Tsukiji Fish Market and Ginza are also worth a look. If you are into Studio Ghibli you can visit the Ghibli Museum or if you love Disney then maybe a trip to Tokyo Disneyland. Either way you can spend days in Tokyo and not see it all.
It is an interesting and attractive place.
We recommend to buy the two-day Metro Pass upon arrival at the airport, which is only 1,000 Yen. In the city you can only buy a one-day pass at 700 Yen. Try to book everything in advance, as hostels here are not used to backpackers just turning up and asking for a room. This will be cheaper too, as reservations for budget rooms go first. Prices range around 7,000 Yen for two people in a small room (everything is Bonsai in Japan). We probably spent about the same as whilst traveling in Australia -- no more! And yes, Japan is one of the most exciting countries we have ever seen.
Brigitte & Heinz
Tokyo is fantastic! And not as expensive as everyone says it is if you do it on a budget. You can get cheap food everywhere. It would help a lot if you familiarise yourself with as much Japaneese food as you can before you go there so you know what things are and you don't have to ask too much if you don't speak Japaneese.
T & B
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