Planning on going to Tokyo in February 2006..any suggestions on any good budget hotels in Tokyo (preferably anything under $100 CAD).
We were thinking of Hotel Asia Centre of Japan or the Toyoko Inn Shinagawa-eki???
Anyone have any good suggestions on the above hotels or even better ones to suggest? What websites are good to look for the better internet rates??
Wow Tokyo is going to be expensive....
we are in tokyo about 3 weeks ago, stayed in a cool place a hostel called Khaosan toyko google search it. its about 2500 yen approx 25 u.s. dollars? its in an area of central tokyo called asakusa
thanks for the info...
is asakusa a good area to stay in for sightseeing???
Have also stayed in Khaosan a couple of times in the last 2 months, and can recomend it. Cheapest place in Tokyo (excepting all night in an internet booth, which is possible and not as bad as it sounds), friendly staff and easy enough to get to. Asakusa is one fairly major tourist area in itself, so chances are you'd be going there anyway at some point. They do have a few provate rooms as well as dorms which are still cheap.
I've stayed in two hotels in Tokyo - the Hotel New Izu in Ueno and the Hotel Kitcho in Nihonbashi. Both were not overly expensive and pretty decent quality accommodation. Small rooms, but that's to be expected in Tokyo. I think we probably preferred the Hotel Kitcho in the end. Nihonbashi seemed a really nice area. Peaceful even, which is strange considering it's downtown Tokyo ..
if you want something traditional...we stayed at a great little place called Toukaisou Ryokan, the yakata robes, tatami mats, tea set...it was very cheap, the people were very hospitible and I loved staying there!!!Its right by tarawamachi station so good transport links and is easy walking distance to all the temples in Asakusa!also a couple of great 100 yen stores nearby and a great arcade thats huge and sells traditional japanese goods: Kimono, gifts, fans.....they have their own website and you can just email them and they will be ready for you!!!fantastic little place!