The Strings by Intercontinental Tokyo has you, your kids and their toys covered
The fact that The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo is located in the less bustling Minato ward means it’s able to offer more square footage for guest rooms, making it a top pick for traveling families. Space in a megalopolis known for having very little to spare is one of its selling points, and come January 2018, the hotel will be introducing even more room options — deluxe twin and triple-sharing rooms that come with super-kawaii ensuite amenities for the little ones (like fabric room slippers embroidered with animals).
The hotel is also perfectly primed as a launch pad for adventures around the Tokyo and beyond. It’s attached to the Shinagawa station, a major rail hub that serves several lines, among them the very useful Yamanote Loop Line (five stops to Shibuya, six to Harajuku, eight to Shinjuku) and the Tokaido Shinkansen (you can zip to Nagoya, Kyoto and Shin-Osaka). It’s a quick five-minute walk from the hotel to the train platforms, mostly through a retail promenade that includes a branch of Dean and Deluca, handy for grabbing a quick snack before hopping on the train.
This story first appeared in the November 2017 issue of Smile magazine.