[Tokyo] Where is the most convenient area to stay when you visit Tokyo?

To name a few of the most popular area in Tokyo you will probably think of Shinjuku, Ginza, Shibuya, Aoyama, and so on; and to tell you the truth, these aren’t exactly the most convenient places you would like to stay when you visit Tokyo.

Instead, check out Shinagawa.

Shinagawa is probably not a popular shopping/sightseeing district but definitely the most convenient place to stay when you’re either trying to get into the city from Narita International Airport or Haneda International Airport.

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If you’re heading to the city from Haneda International Airport, taking the Keikyu Limited Express line will arrive straight to Shinagawa JR station in less than 15 mins.  From Narita International Airport, taking the Narita Airport Express train passing through just one stop at Tokyo station and takes about 60 mins to arrive at Shinagawa JR station.

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In addition, Shinagawa is on one of the most important line in the train system — Yamanote Line.  This green circle runs around the major districts in Tokyo area and its the most used line for all tourists and locals.  Shinagawa is a few stops away from Tokyo JR station and Shibuya JR station, as well as one of the stops in major shinkansen lines that runs across the country.  If you’re considering riding the bullet trains to visit other areas in Japan, Shinagawa is no doubt in any way the most convenient location to stay when you visit Tokyo.

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Another reason why I suggest staying in Shinagawa instead of other popular spots with also bigger train stations like Shinjuku or Tokyo station is, Shinagawa is less crowded and there are highly rated hotels within minutes of proximity from the station that makes it so much easier to get to.

Here are some highly rated hotels that are minutes away from Shinagawa JR station:

Shinagawa Prince Hotel

Shinagawa Prince Hotel N Tower

KEIKYU EX Hotel Shinagawa

The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo

 

If you’re looking for hotels with in-room kitchenette, check out my previous post here!

 

每次去日本東京都會心大心細,應該住在新宿、涉谷還是六本木地區呢?

其實距離無論是成田還是羽田國際機場和市區最就近的一定選品川 (Shinagawa)。

品川 (Shinagawa) 這個地方對某些人可以似曾相識,因為品川就是位於東京JR國鐵最重要亦都是最繁忙之一的山手線上。無論是到東京站買名牌還是到涉谷(Shibuya) 、惠比壽(Ebisu) 買潮牌,乘坐山手線列車都只是大約20分鐘。

另外,乘坐京急特急列車(Keikyu Limited Express)從羽田國際機場直達品川,無需要轉車只是大約15分鐘,而車費只是大約700日圓。

即使從成田國際機場乘坐Narita Express (NEX) 機場快線(不過票價大約要3000多日圓),只需要途徑一個東京站就會到達品川站,比起新宿、涉谷等地更方便更快捷。另外,品川站為東京市內的大站之一,多條穿梭國內不同城市的新幹線列車都會途徑品川,對於打算到日本使用JR pass遊好幾個城市的,品川絕對是不二之選。

另外不少人前往東京都會喜歡到附近的橫濱遊覽,從品川出發到橫濱乘坐火車亦只是大約20分鐘,車費亦都是大約300日圓。

現在加拿大航空從多倫多飛往東京降落距離市區較近的羽田國際機場,可以考慮選擇在品川的酒店,同時品川為商業區,相對較多人的旅遊購物區街道更寬敞,重點是從品川JR車站步行幾分鐘就有好幾間評價高的大型連鎖酒店選擇。

Shinagawa Prince Hotel

Shinagawa Prince Hotel N Tower

KEIKYU EX Hotel Shinagawa

The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo

 

早前分享了有關於東京地區房間內備有小廚房的酒店,詳情可以查看這裏!

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