Tokyo Japan Hilton Hotel
Hilton hotels in Japan, Korea and Guam will be running a 72-hour winter sales shutdown, which I call "Black Friday" because of its proximity to Christmas. The Hilton Group said Tuesday that it will open its first new hotel in Tokyo in more than a decade and expects demand for accommodations to rise in the wake of last year's global financial crisis and a rise in hotel room prices. Located on the man-made island of Honshu, north of Tokyo, this 4-star hotel is the first Hilton hotel in Guam, the third largest island in the world.
If you are staying here, I would recommend one of the hotel's four-star suites with views of Tokyo and the Pacific Ocean. The hotel is a bit uncomfortable in a crowded lobby, from which you can get out and have a wonderful view over Tokyo. There you can go for free to the observation deck, but that is a bit annoying.
As with most Hilton hotels these days, HHonors members who book directly with Hilton have standard Wi-Fi. Hilton Hhoney members enjoy the lowest rates in all hotels in Japan with free Wi-Fi.
At Haneda Airport, the easiest way to get to the hotel is by taking the Tokyo Monorail from Hamamatsucho Station. If you use a JR Rail Pass, it is a better option for hotels in Osaka, but you can also take the express train from Tokyo Station or buy a Japan SIM card for your collection.
Since I only had a 19-hour stopover in Japan, I booked Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport as the last stop before my flight to Tokyo. As this was my first stay at Naritas airport, we booked a ticket for the normal car, which seems rather low for Japan. The ticket for the Ord car is $1,500 for the first night and $2,000 for a two-night stay.
I wouldn't say this is the best way to save money in hotels in Japan, but it definitely gives you a real experience. I spent 3 wonderful nights here and saved $500 with Hilton certificates I had purchased with various Hilton credit cards. I used resort credit for my stay at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba and saved another $500 by using the Hilton certificates I had purchased from my various hotel credit cards.
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Sheraton Grand Hiroshima also boasts many attractions nearby, including the Tokyo Dome, Japan Museum of Natural History and Hiroshima Museum. The nearest attraction, Nine Hours, is just a few blocks away, at the nearby Hiroshima International Airport, just outside the hotel.
Not to mention, the hotel has a lounge exclusively for Hilton Diamond members and the service is exceptional for what I have experienced in Japan. One of them is Tokyo Bay Resort, which makes sense when visiting Disneyland, but this is a Hilton Odaiba or Hilton Shinjuku. My room at the Hilton Tokyo ODAiba was nothing special, like in both hotels in Tokyo.
Hilton also offers a number of special services, including a paid limousine bus that runs between the hotel and Haneda and Narita airports.
Hilton Toyko Odaiba is closer to Tokyo Disney and offers free shuttles to the park. If you plan to visit both Tokyo and Disney with points, this is probably the best option. Learn more about how to save up to $3,400 at Japanese hotels and how to save money using credit card points. Use our free travel guide to make the most of your trip to Japan, and our hotel savings guide for more tips and tricks.
We conclude our Japan Travel Report series with a visit to Hilton Tokyo Toyko Odaiba, one of the most popular hotels in Tokyo.
Nestled in the glittering skyscrapers of Tokyo's business district, the Hilton is centrally located, with most of Tokyo's neighborhoods only a 20-minute subway ride away. The stylish rooms overlook Shinjuku and feature a wide range of amenities, including a private pool, spa and fitness centre. If you are visiting Tokyo in a short time, you can choose to stay closer to the city centre and visit Tokyo in less than an hour from your hotel in a few hours.
The Sheraton's other main attraction is the Roppongi Hills, one of Tokyo's most popular tourist attractions. Don't be nervous when flying with NRT, as it's 90 minutes from Tokyo, no matter what method you choose to get into the city. The crossing takes 45 minutes to an hour - you can get from Shinjuku to Tokyo International Airport, but forget to cross it.
Staying in a single pod is a really great way to save money in a hotel in Japan, especially if you have a few points too few. Tokyo hotel rates are not cheap, so make sure you make use of your Hilton HHonors reserves. We give the Hilton Tokyo a solid 4 stars, awarding the stars for its natural adaptation to the city and excellent service.