The "western-style" hotels are usually a little expensive with the standard rates
, but not more than they are in Italy, but often you can find promotions and offers that make them much more convenient.
The most economically convenient are the business hotels
, called "business" because mostly frequented by people (Japanese) on a business trip.
Rooms are usually quite small (but in Japan the average size of the rooms is low). They are in all cities and many in Tokyo and Osaka.
Another cheap enough option are some very big hotels that you find in larger cities, for which there are some particularly attractive offers if you book in advance and through websites like lastminute
This hotel in fact have several hundred rooms and in no time of year for any reason there is a risk that there will be sold out. So some rooms are sold at very competitive prices by booking well in advance.
For example in Shinjuku (Tokyo) the Washington hotel
or the Sunroute hotel
, big hotels in a very good position (Nishi-Shinjuku) with all the comforts where I slept paying 37 and 48 euros per night
a single and a double room of the Shinjuku Washington hotel
List of Japanese business hotel chains
(Chisun Inn and Mielparque)
Toyoko Inn Hotels
Wing International Hotels
Guided tours, activities and other things to do
If you are planning a trip to Japan and you want to do something more than just visiting famous places and monuments, we suggest you to use Govoyagin
How to use Govoyagin
Govoyagin is a very useful website to enrich your travel experience
, especially if you are going solo or it's your first time in Japan.
Because of the language barrier (and more), in Japan it is very difficult to interact with the locals and to get off the tourist track.
Thanks to Govoyagin you can find a lot of interesting and sometimes unique guided tours and activities
all over Japan (and not only in Japan), that you would otherwise never be able to enjoy.
But there's more: on Govoyagin you can also buy tickets
for several famous attractions, events, transportation and other useful services for tourists. Last but not least, you can reserve a table
in hundreds of restaurants.