New Koyo Hotel in Tokyo Saves You Yen
The New Koyo Hotel in Tokyo offers a genuine Japanese experience....a mat to sleep on....skip the normal bed...sleep like a traditional Japanese.
Traditional Japanese Room
This hotel, which is really more like a hostel, is also one of the least expensive hotels in Tokyo and is near the Ueno station which will get you connected to any other place in Tokyo....so why not give it a try?
I've stayed there twice now and will choose it again next time I decide to either stop-over or go to Tokyo....not that I sleep that well on a mat but mainly because I like saving money. A single room can be had for under $30 (credit cards accepted) with a shared bath and shower...but hey, that's not a problem for a short stay....after all don't we share our bathrooms at home?
There are also Western style rooms available.
Mark Checking out Kitchenette
The Japanese TV is limited to Japanese language, except for an occasional English program....but somethings don't need words. I videoed some of the TV which you can check out....pretty funny in any language.
Internet is available for about 10¢/minute....not bad if you desperately need to send or receive emails....however, coming from the Philippines where it cost $1.00 for a day in our hotel lobby, it did seem high by comparison.
One of the things I really liked about the New Koyo is the constant supply of free hot green tea. In this nifty machine, there was always hot and cold water and hot green tea available...yipee....except for the fact I was ignorant that green tea has caffeine....so you know what happened to me after drinking a large glass before bed. Yup....sleeplessness, but that's life, right?
Hot Green Tea
No big luxurious lobby here, or anything, but it's a nifty place to share travel stories and meet interesting travelers.
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