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Japan, how much for a night?

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1. Posted by David_ (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

Hey there,

I'm planning a trip to Japan next summer. Does anybody know how much you have to spend for a night at the cheapest? You always hear horror stories about the prices in Japan.

Thanks for any advise


2. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

Hey David!
Yeah Japan is a lot more expensive than many other places but you can get really cheap dorms and a few of the hostels are cheap enough to live on a reasonable budget. Where abouts are you planning on going????we were paying around about £15 per night in the big cities. Theres a great little tradiational Japanese guesthouse in Tokyo called the Toukaisou Ryokan, it was incredible, run by very hospitable people, clean rooms with the tatami mats, yukata robes and tea set also good location, walking distance to the temples at Asakusa and right byt a subway station and a couple of great 100 yen stores!!!!Kyoto I would reccomend 'K's House', you can book online, this place was great, very modern, really clean, quirky toilets with lots of gadgets on, good communal areas to get chatting it was great!!!happy to help with any questions youve got!

3. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 10y

There are a few cheap hostels around (Khaosan in Tokyo charges about 10gbp/night, and there are several in Kyoto and a few dotted around other places), and if you stay in the main tourist areas you are fine. However in much of the rest of the country there are only official YHAs, and proces vary considerably - Hiroshima was only 1900 (under 10gbp), whereas Hakodate cost me 3900... The island of Shikoku had special discounts for foreigners which helped as well. Outside of Tokyo and Kyoto you are more or less reliant on IYHA places, and as they are discounted for members, a membership card can paty for itself in only 2 or 3 nights so is worth checking out.

Also, for cheap, all big cities have capsule hotels which can be the cheapest place in town (good as an experience if nothing else), and there are also numerous 24hr internet/comic centres, many of which have individual boothes, reclining chairs, free drinks, blankets and showers etc, and which do night packages for 1500-2500 yen. And especially if you aren't a fussy sleeper, you can pay there and just sleep if you want!