Cheap Tokyo hotels provide an alternative to the idea that it takes a lot of money to visit this world-class city. When you make reservations at lower-cost accommodations, you'll still find a comfortable place to sleep and enjoy some down time. As is true anywhere you travel, if you spend less on your hotels, you'll have more money left over for rest of your vacation for things such as eating well and having fun.
When you're talking about Tokyo budget lodgings, the capsule hotels are a smart place to look. This style of accommodations is uniquely Japanese. Small, yet comfortable, the plastic capsules give you enough space to stretch out and sleep and watch some TV. Most of these affordable Tokyo hotels also have a lobby and communal bath facilities. What you give up in space and frills, you gain in flexibility and savings.
The Capsule Inn Akihabara, located in what's become nicknamed Electric City, offers separate floors for men and women, with a total of 140 capsules for the gentlemen and 29 for women. This unique hotel also has as a lobby with available computers and broadband access. A public bath for men's and ladies' shower facilities are also open to the guests. For less than the cost of a good dinner, you can spend the night at this option for Tokyo budget lodging. Reservations are not needed, but are accepted at this an the other capsule-style cheap Tokyo hotels. You can come and go as you please if you're looking to enjoy the nearby nightlife and great shopping.
Another uniquely Japanese style of accommodations, a minshuku also is an option for Tokyo budget lodging. These family-run bed and breakfasts provide accommodations in beautiful surroundings, all while charging budget prices.The Magomechaya Minshuku Guest House, easy to access from the Shinjuku district, offers private spaces and public lobbies like the capsule hotels, although the experience is entirely different. Today's affordable accommodations follow in the tradition of roadside inns that once served Japanese travelers, so many of the surroundings carry a traditional charm, complete with attractive woodwork in the structure. All thirteen rooms feature a roll-out bed and a small table for tea service. This alternative to cheap Tokyo hotels also includes the chance to meet the locals as you gather in the lobby and chat with the owners. Most of the minshuku locations offer breakfast in the morning, adding even more value for your money.
The list of affordable Tokyo hotels also includes Western-style rooms. Many of the international brands that you'll find close to home also have locations throughout Japan. For instance, the Best Western Shinjuku Astina Hotel Tokyo offers comfortable and modern surroundings close to museums and shopping. The National Art Center and the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden are just steps from the hotel lobby. Guests of the hotel will find a complimentary warm breakfast, on-demand movies in the room, refrigerators, and satellite TV. A bilingual staff is available to provide you with a warm welcome and and ideas for tours.
Choice Hotels operates several affordable Tokyo hotels under their Comfort Inn brand. One of the airport hotels close to Tokyo International, the Comfort Hotel Tokyo Higashi Nihombashi offers its guests complimentary breakfast and broadband access. The cozy rooms have flat-screen TVs and air-conditioned comfort.
Even if your budget isn't suited to luxury hotels, you might be able to find a great deal if you look around. Many times, specials and packages will bring the cost down to a very reasonable rate.