I would like to travel to several places this summer, and I would like to start my trip n Tokyo. I am from Tokyo but since my parents do not have enough space to let me stay at their house, I probably will have to stay at a hotel.
As you may know, Tokyo is expensive, and you may think it is difficult to find reasonable accommodation in Tokyo. But it is not true.
If I would stay here for a month a so, I can rent “Weekly Mansion.” or I can stay monthly apartment, guesthouse or hostels for foreigners called “Gaijin House.”where I stay with other foreigners who are traveling under limited budget. “Gaijin” means foreigners in Japanese.
Another option might for you would be Khaosan Tokyo. Khaosan Road is know as a mecca of backpackers in Bangkok, and the guest house was named after that infamous landmark in Bangkok. They have several guest houses in Downtown Tokyo area.
At these guest houses, they not only have foreigner guests but also have Japanese guests who wants to mingle and exchange information with foreigners.
As for myself, my stay iin Tokyo would be for about 10 days, so I am looking to find a hotel which cost about $60 per night. One of the option I have for now is YMCA Hotel Youth Asian Center. This hotel is located in Sarugaku-Cho, in Tokyo and very central located. It cost about $ 60 a day and no curfew.
But if my budget allows I would like to stay at Grand Palace Hotel Tokyo. This hotel is 4-5 star hotel, but if you reserve your room through Japanese version the hotel’s website or call them, you can get a rate of about $72 per night for single room. My father used to take me to this restaurant for lunch and dinner. They are located in the heart of Tokyo, Kudanshita. The hotel is walking distance from Yasukuni Shrine, where they have the souls of fallen soldiers who lost their lives during the World War II.