Where to stay: Check out the new “hotspot” for cheep accommodations in the newly renovated flophouse district

Where to stay: Check out the new “hotspot” for cheep accommodations in the newly renovated flophouse district

Posted on Jan 23, 2014 in Where to stay | 0 comments

When Tokyoites think of Sanya, they traditionally think of poverty. The district in the eastern part of the Japanese capital, was long known for its clusters of cheap rooming houses for day laborers. These days, the area is attracting a different crowd: budget-conscious foreign tourists. Juyoh Hotel last summer set up a common room where guests can gaze at a Japanese-style garden. Located right in the heart of the city, Sanya makes a convenient jumping-off point for...

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An office for everyone: 5 share spaces in Tokyo for creatives and freelancers

An office for everyone: 5 share spaces in Tokyo for creatives and freelancers

Posted on Jan 14, 2014 in Must see, News, Things to do, Where to stay, work spaces in Tokyo | 0 comments

With the cost of property in Tokyo so high, and an estimated 6,000 people squeezed into every square kilometre of the city, more and more urbanites are starting to think small. As well as choosing tiny houses that provide everything required for living but with none of the clutter, people are learning that life is far easier if, rather than yearning for their own private spaces and a multitude of possessions, they learn to share. Following in the footsteps of movements such...

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Where to stay: 20+ cheap accomodations in Japan

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 in Where to stay | 0 comments

Japan can be a quite expensive country to visit. Still lately it has become a lot cheaper due to the weak yen so you can get a lot more yens for your euro’s and dollars than you did a few years ago. Admittedly, land prices are one of the most expensive in the world, which is why hotel rooms tend to be small and a lot more expensive than other countries around the world. If you have trouble finding an affordable accommodation, then please consider these alternatives....

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