Where To Eat & Stay In Tokyo During The 2020 Olympics
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
The 2020 Summer Olympics are only a few months away, and if you have plans to attend, it’s never too early to start planning. The Tokyo Games will use as many existing competition venues as possible, namely, those built for the Games in 1964, such as the prestigious Nippon Budokan for judo, the Baji Koen Park for equestrian events, and the Yoyogi National Gymnasium for handball. The Tokyo National Stadium, where the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and athletics competitions will be staged, will be completely revamped and replaced by a new arena.
The location of the National Stadium is Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku, Tokyo, so if you are looking for convenient places to stay, here are a few options.
Shinjuku Granbell Hotel
Located just a mile and a half from the stadium, Shinjuku Granbell Hotel is a designer hotel featuring highly stylish rooms inspired by Japanese and global designers. The hotel boasts a restaurant, café, and roof top bar to celebrate the games in style.
Hotel Keihan Tokyo Yotsuya
Hotel Keihan offers simple rooms with standard amenities such as luxury Simmons bedding, flat-screen TV, complimentary wi-fi, safes, and a humidified air cleaner. The hotel also has a restaurant serving Japanese and American style buffets and a steak bar complimented with wines and cocktails.
Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
Hotel Gracery is located just under two miles from the stadium and is a five-minute walk from Shinjuku Station. The simplistic, modern rooms offer views of the city and all of the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. There is also a “ladies” floor in this hotel, that is reserved for women only.
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While exploring the bustling streets of Tokyo, be sure to carve out some time to indulge in the city’s decadent food scene. With so many options to choose from, you may feel overwhelmed, but here are some restaurants in Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku where you can’t go wrong: Udon Shin, Nakajima, Katsukura Shinjuku Takashimaya, and Rokkasen.