The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. Anyone claiming you can do Tokyo in a few days is skimming the surface of what this city has to offer. If you’re able to spend 5+ days in Tokyo, I would recommend staying in 2 hotels and scaling up from there based on your length of stay. These hotels should be located in different areas of the city and will help plan your trip based on neighborhoods instead of spending more time in transit.

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Below are some of our favorites across different price ranges. We typically lean towards Hyatts given their great point redemption values and the ease of earning points through Chase (see below).

Card recommendations

Based on current offers available, I would recommend the following cards as you plan your trip:

Chase Sapphire Preferred®

Capital One® Venture X Rewards Credit Card

Hyatt Regency Tokyo, Shinjuku

Eat & Drink

Come for the sushi, stay for the noodles. While in Tokyo, a few must try foods are:

Butter Noodles at Udon Shin

Strawberry Pancakes at Flippers

Shrimp Tempura at Maruka

Amnitsu at Mihashi

Sensō-ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo


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