When you come to Japan, for many travellers, the first destination will be Tokyo, the biggest city in Japan.
But, where is a good place to stay in Tokyo? Business hotels? Ryokan, or Japanese-style hotels? Guesthouses? Each place has its own merits.
Guesthouse are generally the cheapest option, and you can enjoy your stay with a lot of people from all over the world and around Japan. Here are three unique guest houses in Tokyo.
Khaosan is one of the biggest chain guesthouses in Japan. There are also Khaosan guesthouses in Kyoto, Fukuoka, Beppu, and Sapporo areas. Khaosan World Asakusa Hostel is located near the Asakusa Station, and Asakusa is one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Tokyo. You can get to Senso-ji (浅草寺) and Kaminari-mon (雷門) in just three minutes by foot from this guesthouse. In addition, you can see Tokyo Skytree and Sumida River from the top floors. The friendly staff and homely atmosphere are the strongest charms of this guesthouse. One night only costs around 2200-2500 yen.
The motto of this guesthouse is “creating a place to gather people from beyond any borders”. The first floor is a cafe-bar. Local Japanese people and travellers from all over the world gather here. The guesthouse is from the second floor up. Not only travellers, but also families, business people and Japanese stay at this guesthouse. This guesthouse has unique and cute atmosphere, even at night! You can enjoy fashionable atmosphere and communication with all kinds of people. It is located near Kuramae station and it costs somewhere from 2700yen to 3900yen per person.
This is a Japanese-style backpackers guesthouse. You can stay in this over-90-year-old traditional Japanese house for a very reasonable price. This guesthouse has a bar lounge for people to gather, so you can easily enjoy the mixed culture. It has normal dormitory style rooms, but it also has Japanese style rooms called washitsu (和室). So you can experience a Japanese style stay in this guesthouse. It is located near Iriya Station, and it normally costs from 2700 yen to 3000 yen (the price depends on the type of room such as western style or Japanese style).
Which guesthouse did you like best? Stay in one of them and make your stay in Tokyo even more fantastic!
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