STORY Stay in a Popular City with Great Deals! Stylish & Affordable Evolutionary Hotels in Kanto, Osaka and Kyoto by JNTO on 30 September 2019
Accommodation costs account for a large percentage of travel expenses, so choosing which area and place to stay is one of the most important steps of travelling. Coming up in this article, we are going to introduce new hotels that are not only cost-efficient but also feature great services and locations!
Japan’s Accommodation Conditions and Expenses
In famous tourist areas such as Sapporo (in Hokkaido), Tokyo,Osaka, and Kyoto, visitors can find anything from foreign luxury hotels, to mid-range accommodations like the Keio Plaza Hotel, the Odakyu Hotel (Hotel Century Southern Tower) and so on. Sunroute Hotel is a chain that can be found in many cities. Business travellers often take advantage of business hotels such as Toyoko Inn and APA Hotel, (with rooms priced starting at about 8,000 yen). In downtown areas such as Asakusa, traditional Japanese inns, called “ryokan”, are popular places to stay in, as well as youth hostels.
Recently, however, as the number of visitors to Japan has increased, most of these accommodations are likely to be full, especially towards the end of the year and during the holiday season. As such, it is recommended to make those reservations early! Not limited to Tokyo, most hotels in Japan will be extremely crowded during the consecutive holidays of between 12 and 14 October, between 2 and 4 November, as well as the period starting from around 21 December through 5 January of the following year (Data as of September 2019).
Sleep in a Capsule-Shaped Bed Space! What Exactly is a “Capsule Hotel”?
A capsule hotel is a Japanese-style accommodation that offers capsule-shaped (box-shaped) sleeping area. One adult can stay from about 3,000 yen per night; ideal for price-conscious travellers. Recently, however, women-only floors with hot springs and other facilities have appeared in capsule hotels. There are capsule hotels offering hotel-like services including plenty of amenities and even multilingual support.
Hot springs and Charming Japanese-Style Interiors! "Centurion Cabin & Spa Kyoto Shijo"
Decorated with a helmet and an armor, the distinctive Japanese-style Samurai Lounge, featuring the 24-hour “Amaterasu Hot Spring” and sauna which is a place where you can fully enjoy a Japanese atmosphere. There is a fairly big TV in each bed space and guests can connect to Wi-Fi free of charge. The beds feature a particular luxury mattress of “France Bed”, and women can make good use of a powder room on the dedicated floor. There is also a coin launderette for guests only, so you can still have clean clothes even during a long stay.
- Centurion Cabin & Spa Kyoto Shijo
- Address: 68-2 Tachiurinishimachi, Shijo-dori Takakura Nishi, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
- Access: [Train] About 5 minutes by Kyoto Municipal Karasuma Line from Kyoto Station, get off at Shijo Station, then about 3 minutes on foot
Choose a Room that Suits your Budget! "First Cabin"
A unique capsule hotel inspired by the first-class section of airplanes!
This hotel features the Cabin, which is made up of the most compact premium economy class, a Business Class, and of course, First Class, where you can relax in a spacious area of your choice. Additionally, there are four types of Premium Class rooms (offered in certain facilities only).
The reasonable Premium Economy Class has a single bed, 24-inch TV, safety box, and shoe box. In addition to the usual amenities such as body towels, there are also women-specific amenities such as facial cleanser, makeup remover and lotion.
This hotel group is available in various places in Japan such as Hokkaido, Ishikawa, Wakayama, and Fukuoka.
“Niseko-Hot spring” in Hokkaido can also be a hot spring perfect for a day trip, “TKP Ichigaya” in Tokyo has a type of comfortable high-resilience mattress, and “Kashiwanoha All-Inclusive STYLE” in Chiba has food and drink included in the accommodation fee.
- First Cabin Nihonbashi Yokoyamacho
- Address: 6-16 Nihonbashi Yokoyamacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
- Access: Bakurocho Station on the JR Sobu Rapid Line , Bakuro Yokoyama Station on the Toei Shinjuku Line , a short walk from Higashi Nihombashi Station on the Toei Asakusa Line