lifestyle, travel

Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku

September 18, 2017

Tokyo has and always will be one of my favourite cities to visit. If you’re a returning or first time visitor to Tokyo I would recommend you to stay around the Shinjuku or Shibuya area. At my recent trip to Tokyo I chose to stay at Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku which is in the heart of Shinjuku.

Shinjuku has a great local culture, night life and is one of the most convenient locations for travelling. You can also catch a Narita Express train from the airport to Shinjuku which is approximately a 1 hour ride in a spacious plane-like train. I thought this service was so convenient for our travel to and from the airport. Shinjuku also paints the perfect picture of what you would expect to see about Tokyo on TV. It has neon lights, bustling streets, busy train stations, plenty of amazing food, vending machines, huge malls, large skyscrapers and my all time favourite 100 yen stores.

In my recent visit to Tokyo I chose to stay at Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku which is located about 5 minutes walk west of Shinjuku station. This was probably by far the most convenient location to stay at out of all my trips to Tokyo. Not only was it close to the station, it was also only a 2 minute walk away from some of the most amazing restaurants in Shinjuku. Notably my two favourite were Ichiran Ramen (super affordable this casual restaurant is located on the east side of Shinjuku station but worth the walk – just make sure you’re ready to wait 15-20 mins or more as there is always a line for this busy shop) and Rokkasen (this was just across the road from our hotel and boy was I glad I got to try this – by far the best Japanese BBQ all you can eat that I have ever been to and would definitely visit again).

Tokyo Ibis Shinjuku is not only affordable, it is actually one of the most comfortable and convenient locations to stay in Shinjuku. They have newly renovated single rooms for lone travellers or the standard double room which we stayed in. Both type of rooms are very spacious and comfortable. In each room you also get your own bath tub (even in the single rooms) and if you’re like me then you need your me time in the form of a bath!

Downstairs in the lobby area there is also a breakfast buffet called Cafe Rendezvous which feature some really nice simple breakfast. We often had a mini breakfast here before we left early in the morning on our trips to Disney Sea and also on our day trip to Yokohama. This is definitely a place I’d recommend for you to check out if you’re planning a trip to Tokyo any time soon.
Lately I’ve been focusing on a lot of video content so I can’t wait to update you all once they are done being edited. Thanks for reading my review on my stay at Tokyo Ibis Shinjuku. Let me know your thoughts and whether you have been to Tokyo and where you stayed?

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  • Diana September 19, 2017 at 12:30 AM

    This place is really nice, I love that it is located in the heart of Shinjuku, which makes life is so simple! You can walk out from the hotel and get everything you need. I never been in Japan, but hope one day I will be traveling there! This blush dress on you is really cute!

  • Open Kloset September 19, 2017 at 5:24 AM

    Hey Darling,
    How are you?
    The Ibis Hotel is Gorgeous:)
    Wowwww Need to visit for sure:)
    Café Rendezvous looks a Stunning place to have Breakfast buffet:) Yumm:)
    Ps: I am in Love with your Bag and with that Dress:)How Beautiful:) Wooow:)
    You look like a Sweet Angel:)
    Love Kisses Open Kloset By Karina
    Happy Week

  • Sheree September 19, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    One thing I have noticed of Japanese hotels are how small the tubs are!! The photo of you lying in the tub totally me reminded me of the scene in “Lost In Translation”. That said, this hotel looks modern, hip, cool and totally appropriate for young millennials in the Shinjuku district. Can I also say that your LV bag kept my eyes peeled to the screen!?

    xo Sheree

  • Jill Wright September 20, 2017 at 1:05 PM

    I am such a fan of Japan! Of all the places I have traveled, this is by far my favourite! Kai and I are planning a trip soon so I’ll have to check out Tokyo Ibis. Also thanks for the tip on train/airport transfers. I took bus last time and the traffic was terrible – made the trip over 2hrs.

    Thanks for sharing, lovely!

    J. x

    P.S. Great LV!!

  • Tandya September 20, 2017 at 3:08 PM

    I loved reading about your stay at Tokyo Ibis Shinjuku. I have never been to Tokyo, but all of the lights and night life are very enticing. The hotel you stayed in is so cute! I love the little bath tub, it reminds me of a New York hotel. The Tokyo Ibis Shinjuku sounds like it it is conveniently located. It’s perfect that it is right next to the train and all of the restaurants.

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Michelle September 20, 2017 at 10:53 PM

    I’ve never been to Tokyo but it’s on my bucket list! The Ibis looks like such a fun place to stay – love that they have single rooms and how cute is that tub?! I would totally check it out if I came to visit. And can we talk about your LV bag? It’s gorgeous! Is it new?

  • Darya September 21, 2017 at 5:15 AM

    Hey, Mandy,

    I would really love to visit Tokyo one day. Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku looks like the best hotel to stay in. I love its location and a room decor. Absolutely adore your photo in the bathroom! So cute! Also, must mention that CUTE bag – this color combination is my favorite!

  • Manda September 21, 2017 at 6:39 AM

    I’ve never been to Tokyo so this is such a fun post for me to read! Shinjuku seems like a perfect place to travel and maybe for the first time traveler too since everything is so convenient! Narita Express train from the airport seems so convenient! One of the things I can’t stand are taxi rides from airports. Idk why it’s so aggravating to me but it is! The images feel very times square like to me. Do you feel it’s similar? Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku sounds perfect and I always prefer to have restaurants within walking distance of my hotel! Disney what now? Please elaborate! The bathtub looks ideal and is a must have for any place I stay! The breakfast area looks and sounds lovely as well! I cannot wait to see your video content!

    Manda |

  • Vanessa Berlin September 21, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    Wow amazing! I traveled to Tokyo a couple of years ago. I definitely would say that it’s one of the most gorgeous citites I’ve ever been to. The culture is so different and unique. I fell in love with the place and would love to go again. I surprisingly didn’t go to the Shinjuku area but it looks like a times square! haha. The hotel looks super comfortable and beautiful. I totally enjoyed reading all about your trip and stay. Thanks for sharing!

  • Candace September 21, 2017 at 2:54 PM

    Tokyo has always been on my list of cities to travel and I can’t believe I haven’t taken the trip yet! When choosing a hotel, I definitely like to pick one that’s central to everything I want to see in the city. Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku definitely sounds perfect for me because comfort is important, as well as affordability. And breakfast being my favorite meal of the day, I sure wouldn’t mind checking out Cafe Rendezvous either!

  • Jacqueline September 21, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    I can’t say I’ve ever been to Tokyo or anywhere in asian. I guess I haven’t traveled much. I would love to go sometime! I love that this place is central and comfortable! Comfort is really important to me when traveling so I would definitely check this place out. I’m sure I’d just walk around nearby restaurants. I love the convenience of that. Thanks for sharing.

  • marcy September 21, 2017 at 10:38 PM

    Japan its been in my bucket list for a while it’s such a beautiful and unique culture. So lucky that you were able to visit Tokyo such a wonderful city! The Tokyo Ibis Shinjuku sound like a great option for good location and great neighborhood. One of the things I look forward the most is trying real Japanese Ramen and it’s a good thing to know its very affordable. I think many people think that Japan in general is very expensive but good to know that theres affordable options for travellers.

    Thanks for sharing your recommendation babe will for sure add it to my list when I visit Tokyo.


  • Natalia k September 22, 2017 at 1:29 AM

    I’ve never been to Tokyo but it’s definitely on my bucket list !
    The Tokyo Ibis Shinjuku looks like a great place to stay and I think a bath is very important too!, us girls we do need our me time. Can I just mention your gorgeous LV bag simply stunning!
    I would definitely need a guide for places to eat in Tokyo I do love barbecue too.
    Natalia k

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