Some people go on holiday to relax on tropical beach somewhere way off the map. They go to sit in a lounge chair to enjoy a drink with a tiny umbrella sticking out of it. Maybe even go for a quick dip in the warm ocean.
And then there’s other people who want to “relax” in a city that never seems to stop moving. That’s why Tokyo is perfect for you. Spend the days checking out cool Shinto temples, then use the cover of darkness to gorge on amazing sushi while swigging awesome sake. But before you go, book one of Wotif’s best boutique hotels in Tokyo so you’ll have a place to sleep after a long day.
Out & About
Look at you, lounging comfortably in Tokyo boutique accommodation without a care in the world. But you should have at least one care in the world—getting out and exploring this exciting new city. Not sure what to do? Here’s a few suggestions to help get your adventure rolling:
- Meiji Shrine – Located in the Shibuya district of the city, this is one of the most important Shinto shrines in the country. There are two main sections: Naien and Gaien. The inner precinct of Naien is home to all sorts of cool stuff, like a treasure museum and the central sanctuary. The outer precinct of Gaien features the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery and the Meiji Memorial Hall.
- Roppongi – This is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in the entire city, and not just because of the nightlife. There’s an array of fun stuff to do during the day—it would probably take you a whole month to take part in all of them. Some of the things to put on your list include paying a visit to the National Art Centre Tokyo, the Mori Garden and the Mori Urban Institute for the Future.
- Samurai Museum – If you’ve read anything about “The Land of the Rising Sun”, then you’ve definitely read about the noble warriors known as samurai. Make your way to the museum dedicated to their history and learn all there is to know about this warrior elite. The exhibits feature old weapons and armour, and they’re freaking awesome.
Food & Drink
If the Japanese have perfected anything, it’s food and partying. It’ll be hard to experience the best of both if you stay cooped up in one of our Tokyo boutique hotels, so get out and enjoy boatloads of sushi and sake. Check out these places below:
- Tsukiji Market – Holidays to this town aren’t complete without a visit to the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market on the planet. We’re guessing you’re not in the market for a gigantic tuna, but there are places here to get a fine meal. Take a seat at Daiwa Sushi and enjoy the freshest pieces of sashimi ever. The fatty tuna and sea urchin are other-worldly good.
- Hakushu – This traditional teppanyaki restaurant is small and difficult to find, but it serves up some of the best seared Kobe beef steaks in the galaxy. Make a reservation at least a week in advance, because this place is insanely popular with locals and tourists alike.
- Roof Top Bar & Terrace G – When you’re ready for a nightcap or two, head back to the Shinjuku Granbell Hotel, one of our incredible boutique hotels in Tokyo, and take in spectacular views of the city’s skyline while enjoying beers and liquor from around the world—or stay local and suck down bottles of the house sake.
When the travel bug latches on to you, don’t ignore it. Embrace it, browse Wotif’s insane deals on boutique Tokyo hotels and book one like the Hotel Niwa Tokyo. Do it before you finish reading this sentence.