Growing up, I always had the idea that Tokyo was one of the world’s most expensive cities in the world. And I think that many people still believe that today. However, some good friends of mine recently returned from there saying that the opposite was true, and that a decent holiday in the capital of Japan could actually be happily affordable.
So inspired to learn more about the new “Affordable Tokyo” (and perhaps start researching for a trip in the near future), I found several articles online that agreed with my friends. Here’s the gist of it:
The best thing about cheap accommodations in Tokyo is that it is always CLEAN, unlike some of the fleabag places you’d find elsewhere in the world for the same price. Lowest down of the budget are Youth Hostels, which will set you back around $30 a night. Next level up are other budget hotels such as the Sakura, which costs around $50 a night for a single.
After that, the mid-range hotels will take you to the $150 mark and beyond like the, and so on from there. Oh, and for the more adventurous (and not claustrophobic) , Capsule Hotels just cost around $20-30 and bring new meaning to the the timeworn phrase “I wont be spending much time in my hotel room anyway” – yes, because there wont be one!! Females are also not allowed in some of these hotels, so check beforehand.
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