A Thrifty Traveller's Guide To Cheap Hotels in Japan
You don't need to spend a fortune on accommodation in order to see the best that Japan has to offer. Here are 8 hotels that won't leave a hole in your budget.
Most people think that in order to experience the best that Japan has to offer, they are going to have to spend a fortune on accommodation. This is not the case at all. You will be surprised to see just how cheap hotels and inns can be in Japan, and most are located in the middle of the major tourist areas with world-famous attractions literally at the doorstep.
Here are eight cheap hotels for the budget traveller looking to see the best of Japan.
Khaosan Tokyo Guest House Ninja
2-5-1 Nihombashi Bakurocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Priced from just $32 per night.
The Khaosan Tokyo Guest House Ninja is one of the cheapest places to stay in all of Tokyo, and is a very popular place for tourists passing through. With regular parties run for the guests, free Wi-Fi, and a friendly spirit of community, this dormitory-style establishment is great for first-timers to Tokyo.
Hotel Asakusa & Capsule
4-14-9 Kotobuki, Taito, Tokyo
Priced from just $13 per night.
Located just a short walk from the Asakusa Subway Station, no stay would be complete without a stay in one of Japan's many Capsule Hotels. All rooms, capsule or private, come with televisions and free Wi-Fi, with complimentary traditional Yukata robes. Tokyo station is only 25 minutes away by train, and the Narita airport is only 1 hour away. Relax in the common area in a massage chair, or bathe in the public bath. Safety deposit boxes are provided at the reception, and a coin-operated laundry is also located in the hotel.
Chisun Inn Asakusa
1-4-17 Komagata Taito-ku, Tokyo
Priced from just $52 per night.
This beautiful little hotel is located directly opposite the Sumida River and is located in the historic area of Asakusa on Edo Dori Street. You will be just under a few minutes walk to the most famous landmark in the area, the Asakusa Kaminari-mon (also known as the Senso-ji Temple). Next door is the headquarters for the world-famous toy manufacturer Bandai, and within close proximity are some of the most famous areas of Tokyo, meaning that tourists who stay here will have the advantage of a central location at a very affordable price. The rooms are simple and clean, and the beds are as comfortable as can be at this price.
Shinjuku New City Hotel
4-31-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Priced from just $79 per night.
Located in the middle of Tokyo and close to Shinjuku Central Park, your stay here will be comfortable and relaxing. All rooms are air-conditioned, with private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle service which can take you to some of the major tourist attractions in town. With multi-lingual staff, a 24-hour concierge, a gift shop, and an on-site restaurant, the Shinjuku New City Hotel is a great place to stay.
Pearl Hotel Ryogoku
1-2-24 Yokoami, Sumida, Tokyo
Priced from just $51 per night.
Pearl Hotel Ryogoku is the definition of simple accommodation at an affordable price with all of the basic necessities that you need. Located close to the Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Sky Tree, make yourself feel at home in one of the air-conditioned rooms equipped with a refrigerator, private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi. If you are feeling tense, you can order a massage to your room. Breakfast is also served daily at a small fee.
6-1-2, HigashiUeno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Priced from just $20 per night
One of the cheapest hotels in town, the Oak Hotel is basic and simple, but that is all that you need when traveling on a budget. With just 70 rooms which all are air-conditioned, free Wi-Fi, deep soaking bathtubs, and a multilingual concierge, you are free to explore the beautiful city of Tokyo knowing that you have a clean and comfortable bed to sleep in at the end of the day.
Rihga Nakanoshima Inn
1-13-10, Edobori Nishi Ku, Osaka
Priced from just $99 per night.
The Rihga Nakanoshima Inn is located right in the middle of Osaka and just a short walking distance from the Osaka Science Museum, Osaka National Museum of Art, and the Festival Hall. All rooms are air-conditioned and come equipped with free Wi-Fi, and a buffet breakfast is available for a small fee. The rooms also have blackout drapes which means that you can always get a good nights sleep in a dark and cozy environment.
New Oriental Hotel
2-6-10 Nishihonmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka
Priced from just $74 per night.
The New Oriental Hotel in Osaka, is located within close proximity to some of the biggest attractions in town such as the Samuhara Shrine, Utsubo Park, Osaka Science Museum, and the legendary and world-famous Osaka Castle. Rooms come equipped with private spa baths, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and LED televisions with digital programming. There is also a meeting room available for business guests who are in town and looking for both a cheap place to stay and to host a meeting or event.
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