Fortunately Tokyo has fantastic choice - but accommodation is one of the aspects of travel in Japan that will seriously knock your budget! (well, usually!)
Tokyo has loads of fascinating areas so here are just a few: Shinjuku or Shibuya are perhaps the obvious two for a 13 year old! Asakusa and Ueno are two more good areas. Head to Harajuku on a Sunday afternoon for some Japanese Youth culture.
In terms of recommendations: I hope you aren't on too much of a budget as places do exist but aren't great, avoid ryokan inns (they are much better outside of Tokyo) and definitely avoid love hotels!
Business hotels of which there are literally thousands are perhaps the best value for money, but undeniable dull. Here is one I saw recommended: http://www.ezchoicehotels.com/hotel-tokyo-hamamatsucho.html#rooms
If you haven't been to Tokyo before, it can be pretty daunting. In fact, I've lived there and it's still damn daunting just getting around! One recommendation in Shibuya is the Excel Hotel Tokyu that you can find from the train station, which is a bit of a blessing: http://gutereise09.blogspot.com/2008/08/directions-to-shibuya-excel-hotel-tokyu.html
Hope that helps
Simon almost 9 years ago
I highly recommend Tokyo bnb ( http://tokyobnb.com ). It's a newly open 3bedroom house in the perfect Tokyo downtown location of Roppongi. The house is in a quiet and safe residential area yet so close to city center and many train stations. Much much more convenient than asakusa. The rooms are new, clean and uniquely decorated with Japanese arts. Because of small number of rooms every guest can relax and enjoy their stays. Their rates are also highly competitive. The bnb is run by a friendly and helpful Thai lady who is ready to help you with any question you have. almost 9 years ago
Hi, I would also recommend tokyobnb i stayed in this place in November 2010 good access to many places and a great area to stay, Mink the lady who runs this place is super, cant thank her enough for all her help. if you need any other info about your trip to Tokyo e-mail me on email@example.com. will be more than happy to help with info if i can. have a great trip,, i loved Japan. almost 9 years agoAnswered by Fred via WorldNomads.com