The Hyatt Regency Hotel is like a home away from homes for me. I visit Tokyo 3 – 4 times a year and spend several weeks at a time staying at the Hyatt Regency. I have also stayed directly across the road at the Hilton Hotel which is only around $20 per night more expensive but I prefer staying at the Hyatt Regency.
The Hyatt Regency Hotel is located in Nishi-Shinjuku (West Shinjuku) in what is refered to as the Skyscraper district. It is around a 12 minute walk to Shinjuku train station though there is also a shuttle bus Hyatt provides to get to and from the station. There is also a subway station almost directly below the Hyatt, The Tochomae Station which goes directly to Roppongi station.
The hotel has all the facilities you would expect from a Hyatt Hotel, gymnasium on the top level with great views and a swimming pool, executive lounge and there is a choice of restaurants – 6 restaurants to choose from including 3 Japanese restaurants including kaiseki and sushi, an Italian restaurant (Caffe), a Chinese restaurant which serves Yum Cha during the day (Jade Restaurant) and a 2 Michelin star French restaurant Michel Troisgros.
There are also plenty of other great restaurants near by to the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Here are some other recommended restaurants walking distance from the Hyatt Regency Hotel Shinjuku:
Asahizushi Sushi Restaurant – located on Level 50 of the Sumitomo Building which is the large white building located directly in front of the Hyatt Regency Hotel – http://www.japan-tourist-guide.com/asahizushi-sushi-restaurant.php
Otawatei Yakitori Bar – located directly below the Hilton Hotel, which is just across the road from the Hyatt Regency Hotel. A traditional yakitori restaurant with the chef cooking chicken skewers over hot coals at the bar where you dine. Reasonable prices and a good choice of beer, sake and Japanese shochu – http://www.japan-tourist-guide.com/otowatei-yakitori-bar.php
Wako Katsu Restaurant – for some good priced tonkatsu then there is a Wako Restaurant (a chain of katsu restaurants in Japan) located directly underneath the Hyatt Regency Hotel. http://www.japan-tourist-guide.com/tonkastu-wako-restaurant.php
See a full list of restaurants near to the Hyatt Regency Hotel – http://www.japan-tourist-guide.com/restaurants-close-to-the-hyatt-regency-hotel-tokyo.php
If you are staying at the Hyatt Regency Hotel here are some travel instructions to get from the hotel to some of the most interesting tourist attractions in Tokyo:
Roppongi – Roppongi is the nighlife district of Tokyo with loads of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. There are also some massive shopping malls in Roppongi including Roppongi Hills Shopping Mall and Midtown Shopping Mall. To get to Roppongi from the Hyatt Regency Hotel go to the Tochomae Subway station which is almost directly below the Hyatt Regency Hotel. This is on the Toei Oedo Line which goes directly to Roppongi. It is only 5 stops from Tochomae Station to Roppongi Station.
Tokyo Tower – Tokyo Tower is also close to the Toei Oedo Line. From the Hyatt Regency Hotel go to Tochomae Subway station and travel the same direction as Roppongi. 2 more stops after Roppongi station is Akabanebashi station which is where you should get off to the Tokyo Tower. The tower is around 5 minutes walk from the station. Also when visiting Tokyo Tower you should go visit the Zozoji Buddhist temple which is around 10 minutes walk from Tokyo Tower. http://www.japan-tourist-guide.com/zojoji-temple.php
Shibuya – famous for the crazy Shibuya crossing and loads of shopping, Shibuya is not too far from the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Go to Shinjuku station, either by walking 12 minutes or catch the Hyatt shuttle bus. Get the above ground train on the platform 14 (Yamanote line). Shibuya Station is 3 stops from Shinjuku.
Harajuku – famous for Yoyogi park, Meiji Jingu Shrine and Takeshita Street which is lined with youth fashion stores. Get the same train you would get above to Shibuya and get off 1 stop before Shibuya. So only 2 stops from Shinjuku station. http://www.japan-tourist-guide.com/harajuku.php
Asakusa – famous for the Sensoji Buddhist Temple, Asakusa is right over the other side of Tokyo from the Hyatt Regency Hotel. To get there go to Shinjuku Train Station at get the above ground train to Kanda Station. At Shinuku Station go to platform 16 (JR Chuo line). Kanda Station is 3 stops from Shinjuku. Then change to the subway below Kanda Station. Get a train on the Ginza line to Asakusa.
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