Subject: Re: Hotel in Tokyo
HI David,

I liked the Keio Plaza (which is an InterContinental) in the Shinjuki part of Tokyo. Very large hotel, nice rooms, good service, convenient location.

I've also stayed at the Capital Tokyu Hotel, which I believe is in the Aksaka section of Tokyo. That hotel was in an ideal location, however, the rooms were dull, drab and very outdated, downright depressing. I stayed there about 6 years ago....if you found out that it's been totally refurbished I'd recommend it, but if not, stay away. I'm sure they're even worse for the wear 6 years later.

I hope you'll get a chance to visit Kyoto, which is a much more interesting city than Tokyo. If you get there, the Miyako is a very nice hotel in an excellent location. They have either japanese or western style rooms. If you have some extra money to spend on an extremely unique experience, stay in a ryoken in Kyoto (ryoken is a traditional japanese inn and *very* expensive). We stayed at the Tawaraya, which is one of the top 3 in the world.

Candice NYC