This would have helped our trip IMMENSELY just from a “I need to get on the goddamn internet” perspective. A MUST read for any Japan noobie.
Time and again visitors to Japan are lured into booking their hotel through familiar sources, whether those be the website of a Western hotel with branches in Japan, or through online travel sites which do the searching for you (and whose search results are frequently Western hotels with branches in Japan).
Let’s not deny it: you can find some good deals this way. But there are other ways, too. Why would you want to do this? Well, for a start, Western hotels often charge through the nose for wifi, but Japanese hotels include wifi access for free. And you want to know what all the fuss is about when it comes to awesome Japanese toilets, right?
So let’s look at some options.
That sounds dreary, doesn’t it? But so-called Business Hotels are excellent value for money if all you intend to use your room for is a…
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