Amazing Downtown Bars with a Cityscape View and Budget for a Holiday in Tokyo

In this issue, we bring you some amazing downtown bars with fantastic views of the excellent night cityscape of Tokyo — and calculate how much money you need on a holiday to Tokyo. Then cap off the issue with endless discoveries, a peaceful park in the Sumida area, and raising awareness about accessibility in Japan.

Downtown Tokyo Bars With a Fantastic View

These are not the type of places you go to drink with your buddies after a hard day’s work. No, these are the places you go when you want a more sophisticated experience or to have an amazing date night with your significant other. Where are you go when you wanna share a fantastic experience with someone.

I’m going to introduce to you the best bars in Tokyo where you can hang out and contemplate the beautiful night view of the city while enjoying your favorite beverage.” (JapanWebMagazine)

And while these are bars, they are classy unique experiences in downtown Tokyo and they have a fantastic view of the cityscape – particularly cool when viewed at night.

The Peak Lounge (#4 on their list), located in the Park Hyatt Tokyo Hotel in Shinjuku, on the 41st floor, has an amazing, elegant atmosphere with fantastic lighting. You can’t go wrong here when seeking a marvelous night out.

📍The Peak Lounge
〒163-1055 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Nishishinjuku, 3 Chome−7−1-2, Park Hyatt Tokyo, 41F
📱+81-35323-3461


How Much Money Do You Need on a Holiday in Tokyo?

This is a timely bit of information, isn’t it? Tokyo Cheapo brings us a “Cheapo Hack” to give some budget ideas when traveling to Tokyo during the holidays.

I think you will enjoy how it quickly covers many aspects of touring Tokyo: where to stay (affordably), how to move around, how to eat cheaply, and doing things on a budget too.

After all, it is said to be one of the most expensive cities in the world—so what amount of money do you need to set aside? We’ve done a breakdown of how much you need to budget, as one person, for seven days in the capital city, with different options for accommodation, food and things to do.” (TokyoCheapo)

Don’t miss our guide to how much you should budget for a week in Tokyo.

Technically this is from their newsletter so if you enjoy it maybe you could subscribe and they’ll send you more tips.

One of their tips is to stay in a capsule hotel. Which I think is great advice for two reasons. First, if you haven’t stayed in one before, you’re in for a new experience. Second, they’re often very affordable at somewhere just after ¥2,000.

If you’re looking for a place to try, stay at the Capsule Hotel Transit in Shinjuku — it’s right in the heart of Tokyo, in the Kabukicho district of Shinjuku.

📍Capsule Hotel Transit
2 Chome-19-15 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 〒160-0021
📱+81-36233-7033


Quick Hits

  1. You probably don’t need me to tell you this, but Japan is a country of endless discovery — with something to see for everyone. “Tokyo, a compelling mix of the past and the present is unlike any other city you have visited.” (GulfNews)
  2. The Sumida area is home to the magnificent Tokyo Skytree. A feat of architecture, standing 634 meters above Tokyo — but the area is also home to several tranquil parks. Checkout Kinshi Park in late March for an impressive Cherry Blossom experience. #map
  3. Accessibility is always a concern to be aware of — especially if you’re looking to get around Tokyo. There is a valiant effort to make Japan more accessible and I wanted to share this to help raise awareness. “It’s this new positive characterization of the disabled that Josh hopes leads to changes in Japanese society, specifically in regards to access to education.” (TokyoWeekender)