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Japan

Dec 25, 2013 - Jan 07, 2014

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    • Meiji Jingu Shrine1-1 Kamizono-cho, Tokyo, 13 151-0053 Japan
      Pro 2014
      Matthew Crompton recommended Meiji Jingu Shrine
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      What's not to like about central Tokyo's Meiji Shrine (located in the Shibuya neighborhood)? The centerpiece of a beautiful, shady urban park (the Japanese know design), it's an oasis in the concrete ... read more
      jungle of the heart of Tokyo. Lined with wooden Shinto torii gates, the approach to the shrine is beautiful, and the sight of women in kimono drifting between pools of light and shadow on the approach to the shrine (itself a lovely collection of pavilions) is a classic postcard of Japan.
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      Matthew Crompton

      this is where NYE goes off in Tokyo. If you'll be in the capital, I'd be here "when the ball drops". Good luck! ^_^

    • Ace Inn Shinjuku52 Katamachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0001, Japan
      Pro 2014
      Matthew Crompton recommended Ace Inn Shinjuku
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      Are you ready for the big secret of the Japanese 'capsule hotel' experience? -- It's a dorm. A dorm with slightly better partitions. Still, if it's an experience you're looking to have, the Ace Inn ... read more
      Shinjuku (not actually located at Shinjuku station, but a couple stops east) is a good place to do it. The place is about as cheap as you'll find in Tokyo, and as backpackery as they come, with scruffy 20-somethings from all over the world stopping in for a short stay. The basement showers cost 100Y for 10 minutes but the internet in the lobby is free.
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      Angela Wu thanked Matthew Crompton for this recommendation.
      Matthew Crompton

      Hey Angela- While there's a better selection of hostels and budget lodging up around Asakusa (like Khaosan Tokyo Ninja on your trip plan), in practice I found Asakusa to be too far out of the centre, requiring a longish train ride to get into the thick of things. While this place may be too backpackers for your tastes, I'd strongly consider looking at lodging in the Shinjuku / Harajuku area, rather than Asakusa. $0.02

    • Philosopher's Walk日本, 京都府京都市左京区浄土寺石橋町
    • YOKU MOKU5丁目-5−3 Minamiaoyama, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
    • APA Hotel Nishi Azabu4-4-5 Nishi Azabu, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 106-0031, Japan
    • Tour Club362 Momijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8345, Japan
    • The Westin Tokyo1-4-1 Mita, Meguro, Tokyo Prefecture 153-8580, Japan

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