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Recent Japan reviews

  • Wonderful

    "Such a nice cozy property, close to all public transport, sights, shopping, grocery, restaurants and everything else most tourists need. The house is traditional, yet renovated to provide modern amenities. It is quiet and in a back street but 2 minutes walk away from the noise and continuous bustle of busy traffic. Pictures describe the house accurately. Acco, our host is most considerate and helpful. Our family had a most memorable time in this ancient city thanks to this website and great host. Thank you and cannot wait to be back again."
    Guest: Ssw Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 21, 2014
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  • Awesome and Highly Recommend

    "I had the honor and priviledge of staying at the Gion House during my month and half stay in Kyoto. The location is excellent on a quiet street yet very close the best of Gion. Near the best Japanese restaurants and gazing at the true Geisha. Easy grocery shopping nearby and local vendors. I had easy access to taxis, bus line and trains. The owner/managers are attentive, knowledgeable, helpful, and professional. Truly the best part of my stay in Kyoto for experiencing the traditional Japanese style house--yet with some modern conveniences. For a true experience--The Gion House is outstanding!"
    Guest: Yuriko Terasaka Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 7, 2014
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Tokyo Travel Tips

Visitors to Tokyo Vacation Rentals

Tokyo is a modern city with a vibrant atmosphere. Most travelers visit Tokyo for business reasons but there are still many people that come to take in the city’s many attractions. Aside from traditional Japanese culture and history, shopping is what attracts many people to Tokyo. Many people will accompany their spouses who are traveling for business, simply so they can enjoy hours of retail therapy in the many malls and markets there.

Things to See and Do near Tokyo Lodging

Many people say that Tokyo is a city that never sleeps. For tourists that enjoy a vibrant nightlife, visit discos, bars and restaurants in the district of Roppongi. The Roppongi Hills Mori Tower has an observation deck on the 52nd floor that is open until 1 a.m. and has spectacular views over the city. A floor up is the Mori Art Museum which is open until 10 p.m. in the evening. There are also many tourist-oriented restaurants in the district where you can enjoy dinner.

If you would like to see some of the cultural sights, take a bus tour to the nearby Imperial Palace. There are several departures that operate daily and some take in other attractions, such as the regions of Ginza and Maranouchi. For something different, you can choose the night excursion which shows you a different side of the attractions. The Sensoji Temple is believed to have been built in 628, making it the oldest temple in Tokyo. There are many souvenir sellers and restaurants nearby as it is a popular tourist stop. The Edo-Tokyo Museum explores the history and folklore of Toyko from the Edo period to the present day. It is also the venue of the famous Grand Sumo Tournaments which take place several times a year. You can sometimes see Sumo wrestlers in training at the nearby practice stables.

Hong Kong is well known for its fantastic shopping, especially when it comes to electronic goods. Animated toys and robotics are especially popular with the younger generation. Digital cameras, computer and cellphone accessories are other popular items.

Modern Living in Tokyo Apartments

Tokyo is a one of the leading commercial powerhouses in the world. It is a city that is known for its wealth yet is not without its contradictions. While there is a strong emphasis on modern lifestyle and commercial success, age-old traditions have not been entirely forgotten. This is often reflected in the style and furnishings of vacation apartments in Tokyo. Sleek lines and minimalistic designs tend to be the trends in style, but often you will see a traditional-style painting or picture adorning the wall. The apartments are compact and functional. Many are located in the tall high-rise buildings that dominate the city;s skyline. When looking for a vacation rental, choose one that has easy access to a metro or rail station. This will make getting around and sightseeing much easier.

Traveling to Japan Vacation Rentals in Tokyo

For international travelers, you will most likely arrive at Narita Airport which is located just outside of Tokyo. Narita is a modern and efficient airport that serves as a major international hub to the greater Southeast Asia and Pacific regions. The airport hosts many international airlines from around the world that have regularly scheduled flights to Tokyo. Japan is known for its widespread and highly efficient public transport network. The country has some of the most advanced high-speed trains worldwide which makes getting around a pleasure. Initially, navigating the various routes and lines can be confusing. Keep in mind that the Japanese Rail, or JR as is it commonly referred to, operates independently from the Metro system and other private rail networks. Your best option is to purchase a city and rail network map and use that to navigate your way around.

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