There is a lot of interest in visiting Japan right now, and we’ve had several readers reach out to us to help them plan their visit to the land of the rising sun. See my series of posts on our recent family trip to Japan.
That’s why I wanted to make you aware of a new Hyatt option in Tokyo: Hyatt House Tokyo Shibuya This property looks very nice and I really like the Shibuya location. It’s close to Harajuku district that my kids absolutely loved. There is also a Nintendo Tokyo store not far from the hotel. All rooms have a washer/dryer combo, which is a huge plus in my book.
There is even an indoor pool, a rarity in Tokyo, and something you will normally find in a more expensive hotel. And the best part is the fact that it’s a category 4, which makes it eligible for Hyatt renewal certificates via co-branded credit card. A few downsides: breakfast doesn’t appear to be included, and you can only use points on rooms with a king bed.
My daughter asked me to go back to Japan for her graduation 2.5 years from now, and I would absolutely consider using our renewal certificates on this hotel. But I would reach out to the manager and ask to get a room with two twin beds, as I sleep better on my own. Fortunately, it would only cost about $25 extra per night to upgrade.
This hotel is accepting reservations for arrivals on 15 March 2024 and beyond. It looks like many dates around peak cherry blossom season are already sold out via points. That said, people cancel all the time, so you might get lucky. All in all, this appears to be a very good option in Tokyo if you don’t want to cough up 30k Hyatt points per night.
I’ve written about our two hectic nights in Tokyo and mentioned Comfort Inn Roppongi (16k Choice points per night). I still consider it a decent value, but there has been a negative development since I published the post. It appears you can no longer redeem points on large rooms that are 350 square feet. You can still get small rooms (170 square feet) with two twin beds, but those are far less appealing to me personally.
So, if I were to plan a trip to Tokyo with my daughter right now, I would likely pick Hyatt House Tokyo Shibuya. The location and included amenities make it a winner.
If you are a family of four and prefer to stay in one room, I highly recommend trying to book an Atrium suite at Hyatt Regency Tokyo. IMO this particular suite is a relative bargain (24k Hyatt points per night), especially if you are traveling with two young kids. Lounge access is included for everyone, not just Globalists. I’ve reached out to the hotel, and was told that as long as your children are 12 and under, there would be no extra charge for a rollaway.
A reminder that you can accumulate Hyatt points via transfers from Chase Ultimate Rewards with the help of cards like Chase Ink Business Preferred card (our affiliate link)
Leana is the founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.