Hotel Mystays Hamamatsucho
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Check in staff spoke good English, hotel is a few minutes walk from Hamamatsucho JR station with Shibuya, Shinjuku, Harajuko about 20 mins in one direction, and Tokyo station about 6 mins the other way, with connections from here to Disney Tokyo. At Hamamatsucho is also the monorail to Haneda airport in about 15-20 mins. We arrived from Haneda, but left to Narita, for this we used Daimon subway station (dont use nearest exit to hotel as has no lift, instead use the one across the street on same side as JT station), and this went direct to Narita every 40 mins and to Narita with only one change every 40 mins (so easy travel to Narita every 20 mins), and was only about 1100 yen (took about 75-90 mins with no luggage issues on train).
Daimon station also useful for Roppongi, Shinjuku, Ginza area and Asakusa. So all in all this hotel is very well located.
In the area itself are a number of eateries including a great izakaya on the corner near the Daimon metro stop. No English on outside sign, but go upstairs and they will hand you a menu with English on it, and you can eat a lot of good Japanese food for little money. Also nearby are a shrine and Tokyo Tower. We went up the World Trade Center (next to Hamamatsucho train station) for 500 yen each (using voucher online) and we would highly recommend this, for views of area including the Tokyo Tower.
Hotel room was small, but designed well with space for case under bed, or under desk; plus wardrobe space. No bedside table, but headboard is wide to allow for glass of water etc.
Curtains blocked out most the light, room was quiet, air con functioned well and toilet had lots of electronic gizmos.
Free wifi in rooms now and comfy bed.
Only issue was they didn't provide much toilet paper when room service came, so we had to ask for extra!
We left a coat on the plane and hotel staff were kind enough to phone the airline and arrange for it to be delivered to the hotel. Amazing service and very happy to recommend this hotel. Would definitely use again.
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So this is my third time to Tokyo, and how things have changed - so much easier now for a foreigner, with much more signage in English and people that can speak it. This really helped improve the experience and we had a great time.
Arrived late afternoon, used Monorail from Haneda then walked from station to hotel. Small room, but fine. We …
... after talking to the Manager there where no problems and I got free Breakfast for the trouble. The Hotel rooms are rather small which is the norm here in Tokyo but I was able to get myself and my Bicycle squeezed in.....I will have to get a lock to park it outside tomorrow. Borrowed an Umbrella at the Reception and went for a stroll around Town , People are out and about ... the Roads are mostly empty .... its ...
... sliding door and no obvious signage. We sat up at the bar area and ordered some sake. Then Masa suggested a few dishes which we all shared. They were delicious and included sashimi and some kind of stew. Dave noticed these cool little vases made from bamboo so we asked the barman about them. He said he made them himself. Then he disappeared off and came back with one which he gave to us as a gift...sooo nice! It will now be my aim to not break this for the next few ...
... encouraged me to taste it, and of course it was fantastic. I bought a little bag of it and ate it later on. During that little excursion I also ate an octopus ink cake of some-sort, which was also insanely tasty.
I'm so glad we got a chance to make it up to the mountains. I just remember driving on this narrow mountain road, that was cut out of snow more than 25 feet high. The roads were totally bare and passable, but looking up and just seeing that much snow ...
... all hell broke loose. People from 5 sides rushing over to the other side in a desperate attempt to catch the train whicht they'd probably miss by now. I filmed the whole thing, it's awesome. :-)
I called my good friend Bas on skype and i chatted with him and Roos for a bit while showing them the Shibuya area. Talked to them for a minute or 20 and after hanging up i decided to walk around and discover the area. I found a nice restaurant and ordered some ...