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Asakusa vs Ginza

Old Jan 20th, 2020, 04:13 AM
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Asakusa vs Ginza

I have two hotels in mind, Hotel Gracery Asakusa and Hotel Monteray Ginza. I can't decide which is better. Reviews put Asakusa higher, but I don't know about the neighborhood. This is our first trip to Japan. Any recommendations?
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Old Jan 20th, 2020, 11:44 AM
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I can't comment on either hotel, but both neighborhoods are nice. Ginza has more subway stations, so a little easier to get around, depending on the hotel location.
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Old Jan 20th, 2020, 12:31 PM
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Both are close to subway stations. Asakusa sounds like itís an older neighborhood while Ginza seems more current.
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Old Jan 20th, 2020, 01:09 PM
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Both are close to subway stations. Asakusa sounds like it’s an older neighborhood while Ginza seems more current.
Asakusa = older. Ginza = high-end shopping, restaurants, galleries. I know which I would pick (... and it wouldn't be Ginza).
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Old Jan 21st, 2020, 08:29 AM
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I guess I donít want it to be too dull, with good restaurants and breakfast places nearby. Donít really care about high end shopping either.
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Old Jan 21st, 2020, 08:15 PM
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Asakusa is not dull. Plenty of places to eat, and Senso-ji.
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Old Jan 21st, 2020, 08:16 PM
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I don't know the specific hotels either, but IME, neither area would be dull, both would offer good restaurants and breakfast options, and -- depending on the exact locations of the hotels and where exactly you want to go, either could offer easy access to subways.

I'd prefer the more traditional atmosphere of Asakusa, but I also understand that Ginza could be a good choice for many travelers -- as long as you know that its an area known for high end shopping.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2020, 11:14 AM
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Ok, Asakusa it is. Thank you for everyoneís input.
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