Holiday Packages in Tokyo
Tokyo is the exciting, fast-paced capital of Japan. The city is famous for its history, nightlife, great food, and shopping. The most popular time to visit Tokyo is in the spring during its cherry blossom season. People travel to Tokyo from all over the world to see the city’s parks bloom in beautiful shades of pink. Tokyo is a high-tech city full of skyscrapers, but it also embraces its rich history as well. Amidst all the modern buildings, you’ll come across traditional Japanese architecture all around the city.
Planning a trip to Tokyo can be expensive. One way you can save money on your trip is to bundle together your flights and hotel. Booking Tokyo accommodation and flight packages with Webjet can help you save hundreds of dollars and relieve some of the stress that comes with booking an international trip. Tokyo packages are ideal for solo travellers or small groups who can take advantage of the great deals in central Tokyo.
Flying to Tokyo
Tokyo is serviced by two international airports: Narita Airport (NRT) and Haneda Airport (HND). Narita is the city’s main airport and the busiest international airport in Japan. It is located 60 kilometres (37 miles) east of central Tokyo. Haneda Airport is primarily used for domestic flights but has some international flights as well. It is located a quick 14 kilometres (8.7 miles) from the city centre of Tokyo.
Flights between New Zealand and Tokyo are available through Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines, and Asiana Airlines. Direct flights are available from Auckland, getting you into Tokyo in less than 11 hours. Flying from another city, you can expect a short stopover on the way to Tokyo.
Where to Stay in Tokyo
Tokyo offers a variety of accommodation options to fit all different budgets. Many hotels are modern and located within tall skyscrapers. For an authentic Japanese experience, you can even opt to stay in a capsule hotel, which are especially popular among Japanese business people.
Hotel Keihan Tsukiji Ginza Grande
This popular hotel is located near the Sumida River in the southeastern portion of the city centre. The hotel is made up of 297 rooms that have a sleek, modern design. Within the hotel, there is a fitness centre, restaurant, and garden. Surrounding Hotel Keihan, you’ll find a variety of restaurants, markets, and shops as well as the Sumiyoshi Shrine and Kabukiza Theatre.
APA Hotel Shinjuku Gyoen-Mae
Located in the heart of the Shinjuku District, the APA Hotel is ideally located close to restaurants, shops, nightlife, and the top attractions of the Shinjuku neighbourhood. It is a 1-minute walk from a subway station, helping you explore Tokyo with ease. Within the hotel, guest amenities include a restaurant, spa, and free WiFi.
The Millennials Shibuya
The Millennials Shibuya offers a modern take on the traditional capsule hotel. Rather than standard hotel rooms, guests stay in smart capsules. Each capsule is three square metres in size, can be booked for one or two people, and is complete with a bed and an optional projection screen. The capsules have shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. The hotel is right in the heart of the Shibuya District with lots of shopping and dining options close by.
Things to do in Tokyo
Tokyo is a fast-paced city that offers a unique atmosphere and broad range of activities. Throughout the city, you’ll find plenty of history, food, nightlife, and shopping to enjoy during your time in Tokyo. Tokyo perfectly blends the modern with the traditional, which you’ll find evident as you explore the city.
The Imperial Palace
Right in the centre of Tokyo, you’ll find a serene park called Chiyoda. Within the park is the Imperial Palace, which is home to the Emperor of Japan. The palace itself is open to the public twice a year, and guided tours of the grounds are held every Tuesday through Saturday. Throughout the grounds, you’ll learn about the palace’s history, and if you visit during cherry blossom season, Chiyoda blooms in shades of pink.
Asakusa District - Old Tokyo
The Asakusa District is where you can get a taste of Old Tokyo. Throughout the district, there are several temples to see along with traditional Japanese architecture. Senso-ji is Tokyo’s most famous temple and is located in the Asakusa District. It was built in the year 628 AD and perfectly represents Japanese style during that time.
This neighbourhood is the entertainment centre of Tokyo. Shinjuku is full of great restaurants and nightlife. Within the neighbourhood, pay a visit to the Golden Gai. They are a series of laneways that are lined with more than 200 bars. The bars are small and offer an authentic Tokyo experience. After visiting some bars, go for some late-night eats at one of the neighbourhood’s ramen bars.
The Shibuya District is Tokyo’s business hub. It’s full of skyscrapers, shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. The neighbourhood is especially known for the Shibuya Crossing, which is said to be the busiest road crossing in the world. Once the lights change, thousands of people cross the intersection in all different directions. Also in the Shibuya District, be sure to visit the Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park.