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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Japan's Business Hotel Alternative

Above, the Tsukuba Hotel, a business hotel in the Ueno section of Tokyo. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

For those of you who are considering a trip to Japan, but feel you cannot afford to stay at a hotel. Well, Japan has many options on accommodations, including the business hotel

Gaijinpot.com has an article on business hotels that prospective tourists should take a look into.

They begin with:
Visitors to Japan face a myriad of options for temporary accommodations. You could attempt to emulate the experience of Bill Murray in Lost in Translation by staying at the high end Park Hyatt in Shinjuku or splurge on a traditional Japanese ryokan which may cost ¥25,000/person/night (but typically includes two meals), go the budget route of staying at a capsule hotel for only ¥2000/night or even try your luck at one of the ubiquitous “love hotels” (best done with a fellow traveler!). 
While all of these would provide a unique experience and are, therefore, certainly recommended, where should you stay if you plan to visit the country on business and want a reliable, no frills hotel but don’t want to break the bank? The answer is to do what the locals do and book yourself into what’s simply called a “business hotel” to enjoy a terrific value. Business hotels are, by the way, not just for business, although don’t expect a pool!
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