The Conrad was fully booked for the second night in Tokyo, my final night of the trip. So, I stayed in the Hilton Shinjuku instead.
This property is much more of a ‘normal’ hotel. The lobby is constantly thrumming with people. Tour buses and airport buses are perpetually filing through the driveway but in a way you feel more like you are in the heart of Tokyo. The Conrad is a wonderful sanctuary, away from it all. The Hilton Shinjuku is almost the exact opposite.
At this stage of the trip I was beaten down by jet-lag, the constant stress of travel, no sleep and all the booze. As such I hope you will forgive my rather meagre selection of Hilton photos:
HISTORICAL NOTE: This is the first shot I ever posted to instagram.
At this stage, all I was thinking about was ANA First Class flight home, so I didn’t exactly go to town. Note the amazing, 3 cylinder, gold, coffee machine in the background.