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5 High Cost-Performance Hotels You'll Want to Stay In During Your Trip to Japan

2016.04.07

Writer name : science_girl

In Japan, "business hotels" are a kind of simple hotel that goes for about 5,000 JPY a night and generally have good cost-performance ratios. Here are some recommended business hotels that are clean, in good locations, and great for your wallet.

1. APA Hotel

APA Hotel is a huge business hotel chain that has more than 120 branches throughout Japan. Its charms are its full range of amenities, clean rooms, and reasonable prices despite usually being located near a train station. Among them, the APA Hotel Namba-Shinsaibashi branch is a 4 minute walk away from Namba Station and a 7 minute walk away from Shinsaibashi Station, so it's in an amazing location for sightseeing in Osaka. This hotel is recommended for people who want to stay in a clean room near stations.

*The prices fluctuate depending on demand so in peak season their rooms may cost more than usual market value.
*The photo is for illustration purposes.


1. APA Hotel


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2. Tokyu REI Hotel (Tokyu Hotels)

Hotels like The Capital Hotel Tokyu, Tokyu Hotel, Excel Hotel Tokyu, Tokyu REI Hotel, and more fall under the hotel brand Tokyu Hotels. While this hotel brand has many chains, Tokyu REI Hotel is especially recommended. It was created with the concept of "a simple, natural comfort," so even though it's a value brand it really does offer great comfort. Also, while it's a business hotel, one of its distinguishing characteristics is that it also holds events like banquets.
Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel is a 2 minute walk from JR Shibuya Station. It's a perfect hotel for using Shibuya, one of Japan's most popular neighborhoods among young people, as a base for your sightseeing in Tokyo.

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2. Tokyu REI Hotel (Tokyu Hotels)


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3. Toyoko INN

Toyoko INN is the biggest name in business hotels. There are about 250 branches nationwide, and it isn't an exaggeration to say that they are in every major sightseeing area. Having a familiar hotel brand is very comforting for businessmen who often go on trips or for people who have come to Japan many times. It supplies you with everything you need in a simple room at reasonable prices. The Toyoko INN Shin-Osaka Chuo-guchi Honkan, a six minute walk away from Shin-Osaka Station, has views where you have a view of the shinkansen running past, so it's very popular with tourists.

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3. Toyoko INN


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4. dormy inn

The recommended business hotel for people who want to enjoy hot springs and public baths in Japan but want to save on accommodation is dormy inn. With the exception of some in the inner city, most of them have natural hot springs or a large public bath on the premises. That's something to look forward to!
For people who are staying in the Hyogo Prefecture area, the recommended branch is Tennen Onsen Hakuro no Yu dormy inn Himeji. It's easy to reach the national treasure Himeji Castle from here, and you can leisurely enjoy the natural hot spring after a long day sightseeing. There's also a breakfast buffet where you can enjoy local specialties, though that costs extra.

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4. dormy inn


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5. Chisun Hotel (Chisun Hotels)

Chisun Inn, Chisun Hotel, and Chisun Grand are 3 hotel brands managed by the Chisun Hotels company. Chisun Hotel is a popular brand for people sightseeing or traveling for business as it's often in convenient locations and offers plenty of services.
Among them, the Chisun Hotel Kobe is a four minute walk away from JR Kobe Station so it's perfect for sightseeing through the city, and the simple, bright room is perfect for helping you get rid of your exhaustion from traveling.
They also offer a breakfast buffet with 40 kinds of food, something rare for business hotels. It opens at 6:30 am, so you can easily fill your stomach for energy for the day's sightseeing.

*Photo is for illustration purposes.


5. Chisun Hotel (Chisun Hotels)


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While things called "business" like "business class" has an image of being very expensive, in Japan business hotels are establishments with reasonable, every day prices. They also have amenities and services that you can take advantage of even if you go there without anything. Definitely try staying at one if you get the chance.

*Please note that the prices and other information in the article may not be the most up-to-date information.
*Depending on season and area the hotel prices may differ.

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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