Somerset Roppongi Hotel

3-4-31 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture, 106-0032, Japan

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Staying near Shinjuku Shopping District

by PKC

Hi everyone, this is my 1st time posting a qns here :) Nd some experienced advise frm u folks :) Will be travelling to Tokyo with a friend in August.

Is there any shopping areas near Sunroute Plaza Hotel, Shinjuku? Is seems pretty far away frm the happening areas of Shinjuku when i look at the map, although its a couple of minutes away frm the train station. :(

Is there any other hotels you will recommend near Shinjuku train station? Conditions of the hotel and cost comparable to Sunroute Plaza?

How much would it cost taking a taxi from Somerset Roppongi to Shinjuku?. :P

Thanks for your advise in advance :)

Re: Staying near Shinjuku Shopping District

by leigh767

Given the distant between Roppongi and Shinjuku, you could be in for an expensive taxi ride since the traffic could be pretty bad around that area. (Average Tokyo taxi far: USD 12 for 10 minutes.) The more efficient way from Shinjuku to Roppongi would be to take the subway (Toyoko Line) to Ebisu then transfer to JR.

Re: Staying near Shinjuku Shopping District

by PKC

Hi, thanks a bunch for your advise.

Wow! A 10 minutes ride isn't that cheap afterall :(

U r right, i think we shld just take the subway instead :)

Re: Staying near Shinjuku Shopping District

by tiffatron

hi, you said u dont think ur hotel is near any shopping districts... i think you will find there will be plenty to do in close proximity with your hotel, shinjuku is a bustling place filled with both tourists and locals alike, you are sure to find amusement not too far from your hotel lobby! just take a walk and explore! also, make good use of the JR Yamanote train route that loops continuously around the city - it's easy to navigate and will take u to all the exciting hot spots tokyo has to offer!

Travel Tips for Tokyo

Visit JINBOCHO,locates at...

by vecernicek

Visit JINBOCHO,locates at middle of Tokyo,close to KOKYO(emperor's palace).
There are many book shop.(both new and socond hand,even EDO era's UKIYOE picture,old map)
Also there are some good cafe and restaurant.
You can find very old Japanese novels,and art books etc. Restaurants in Tokyo. Japanese,French,Italian,Thai,Indian,Chinese,Vietnamese and more,there are a lot of different type of restaurant in Tokyo.
But I really prefer Japanese TEISYOKU.What is TEISYOKU? It's usually set of rice,main dish and miso soup at lunch time. Cheap and dilicious.


by LysDor

Shinjuku (which means 'New Lodgings') where two million people pass through each day. It seems that all Tokyo converges here. It is called today 'the city of the future' because of its towering skyscrapers and you might remember it from the films BLADE RUNNER, James Bond's YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE and SOLARIS.
There are seven railway lines and two subways making Shinjuku the busiest and most dense populated commercial city.
There are several department stores just around the station: Mitsukoshi, Isetan, Keio and Odakyu.


by Sharrie

Nakamise-dori: This street have shops which will enchant you with their traditional arts & crafts as obi sashes, fans, dolls & kimonos.
A fascinating place :) Every visit to Tokyo warrants a visit to Asakusa; this is where I get my supply of souvenirs. Love the kimono-style housecoats sold in these little shops. Pricing is quite reasonable here; so have no worry!

"Cleansing" yourself before entering a temple

by mstinawu

This isn't a huge shock as there are many ways to "cleanse" yourself before entering a religious structure from many cultures. In Japan, there is always a trough of water sitting outside the temple entrance (the "human" world) and small containers to allow you to wash your hands in before going in. You may also take a drink of the water, but DON'T put it directly to your mouth! Put it in your hand first, then drink from it!

The Shrine's wishing plate - 'Ema'

by dennisKL

Shrine visitors write their wishes on these wooden plates and then leave them at the shrine in the hope that their wishes come true. Most people wish for good health, success in business, passing entrance exams, love or wealth. You may write in any language from English, Chinese to Japanese.


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