- 3D2N stay in Hotel New Star Ikebukuro for 1 for $3,180
- 3D2N stay in Hotel Wing International Ikebukuro for 1 for $3,350
- 3D2N stay in Sunshine City Prince Hotel for 1 for $3,460
Hotels at a glance
Hotel New Star Ikebukuro
Tiled surfaces gently reflect the lights surrounding Hotel Newstar Ikebukuro, the Star House Group hotel situated a 5-minute walk away from Ikebukuro station. The hotel’s location allows easy access to Tokyo’s many sights including Shinjuku, Sunshine Aquarium, Zoshigaya Kishimojindo Temple, and more. Stay in the any of the hotel’s 91 rooms and enjoy creature comforts of televisions, air conditioning, and WiFi access while laying upon plush bedding.
Hotel Wing International Ikebukuro
Located a three-minute walk away from Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City is Hotel Wing International Ikebukuro, taking up a prime location within Tokyo’s entertainment district. 85 guests rooms stand ready for guests to lay in after a long day out, while the hotel’s Fukurou restaurant serves udon and other comestibles to sate hunger. The hotel is close to local attractions including Nekobukuro, Yasukuni Shrine, and Namco Namja Town.
Sunshine City Prince Hotel
As part of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City, the Sunshine City Prince Hotel is situated within with 240-metre tall Sunshine 60 skyscraper, housing over 1,000 rooms in its premises. Amusement and shopping centres in Sunshine City aside, the hotel also lies in close proximity to local attractions such as Diver City Tokyo, Tokyo Imperial Palace and Ueno Zoo. Hotel guests can dine on international, local, and Chinese cuisine at the hotel’s restaurants, or hit up the convenience store for snacks and drinks.
Hong Kong to Haneda Airport
- Departure: 2.30pm (GMT +8)
- Arrival: 7.40pm (GMT +9)
- Departure: 2.55pm (GMT +8)
- Arrival: 8.15pm (GMT +9)
Haneda Airport to Hong Kong
- Departure: 8.55am (GMT +9)
- Arrival: 12.30pm (GMT +8)
- Departure: 10.05am (GMT +9)
- Arrival: 1.45pm (GMT +8)
- Stay at Hotel Newstar Ikebukuro, Hotel Wing International Ikebukuro, or Sunshine City Prince Hotel
- Max. occupancy: 2 people
- Room size, bedding, and facilities vary from hotel to hotel
Tokyo, Japan: What to see and do
The metropolis of Tokyo is a flurry of sights and activity, hosting attractions ranging from the old to the new within an area of over 2,000 square kilometres that stretches from the western mountains to Tokyo Bay in the east. The amber spire of the Tokyo Tower is clearly outlined against the sea of skyscrapers that dominate the skyline and from the 150-metre high main observation deck, you can have a bird’s eye view of the city. There is no better way to explore Tokyo than to take to the streets and discover its novelties – be it a themed cafe featuring maids in Victorian-era dresses, a public bath with hot spring water, or sushi bars where you can watch master chefs craft delicate pieces of nigiri. Shinjuku and Shibuya are popular districts for partying, shopping, and entertainment; Akihabara is the centre of Japan’s otaku culture and is filled with stores dedicated to anime, manga, and electronics; while Harajuku is a fashion capital where youngsters and cosplayers gather to showcase their eccentric outfits. An extensive train network connects most areas within Central Tokyo, and you can conveniently travel around by using a prepaid fare card.
Besides the trendy urban lifestyle, there are still many facets of Tokyo to be uncovered. Within the sprawling megalopolis, bits and pieces of history exist within old buildings and pockets of nature provide a reprieve from the modern landscape. Imagine the days when the Tokugawa shoguns ruled over Japan as you walk around the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace. Enjoy a quiet stroll at Meiji Shrine past wooded forests, Shinto shrines, and the Meiji Jingu Treasure House that has an exhibit of Emperor Meiji’s and Empress Shoken’s personal belongings. Next to Tokyo Dome, you will find one of Tokyo’s oldest gardens, Koishikawa Korakuen, built during the early Edo period. It is a great place for sightseeing especially from late March to early April when the cherry trees start to blossom, grow laden with flowers, and slowly shed their petals, blanketing the ground with a fine dusting of pink.