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Tokyo internet cafes offer B&B for only £7

Travel Forums Asia Tokyo internet cafes offer B&B for only £7

1. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

actually they don't have beds and don't serve breakfasts - they are private booths with locks and a combination mini-safe.

A reclining chair with a footrest acts as a bed - blankets and showers are free.


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2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5844 posts) 11y

I went to one of those internet cafes while I was there and thought to myself that these would indeed be pretty decent places to spend the night. It was certainly the nicest internet cafe I ever went to!

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5844 posts) 11y

Quoting Telegraph

Tokyo fully deserves its reputation as the world's most expensive city

I entirely disagree. This is a myth, in my opinion, that doesn't serve travellers well at all. It is based on price measurements for expats, not travellers - I don't think the people running the surveys take into account the many easy ways of saving money in Tokyo. I found London and cities in Scandinavia to be much more expensive for a traveller. While it is quite easy to spend a LOT of money in Tokyo if you're not careful, it is also very easy to get by relatively cheaply. I couldn't say that for London/Scandinavia.

Everytime Japan comes up, the inevitable question is "isn't that expensive?". Why don't I ever hear that question when London comes up?

A British newspaper saying this about Tokyo is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black as far as I'm concerned.