ANA InterContinental Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

After Kyoto I returned to Tokyo and decided to stay at the other InterContinental property near Roppongi.

As soon as you walk into the lobby you know you’re in a classy place. Check-in was super efficient and I got a personal welcome from the manager due to my IHG Ambassador status.

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ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

After a short stay in Tokyo I took the Shinkansen bullet train to Kyoto to have a look around the former capital.

I decided to stay at the ANA Crowne Plaza in Kyoto which is about 15 minutes north of Kyoto station by the hotel mini-bus.

The hotel is just across the road from Nijo Castle and very close to Nijojomae subway station

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InterContinental Tokyo Bay, Tokyo, Japan

Having just arrived in Tokyo and being totally overwhelmed by the mega city of Tokyo, I arrived at my hotel for the first part of my Japan holiday.

I’d planned on how to get to the InterContinental Tokyo Bay from Narita Airport but that all went to pot when I only bought a train ticket to Tokyo Station rather than Shinbashi station where I could have transferred to the train that would have dropped me at Takeshiba Station for a quick walk to the hotel.

Not knowing that I could have topped up my ticket for the extra station and then use my Suica card to get to Takeshiba I opted to use a taxi from Tokyo station.

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