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Tokyo Hotels

Tokyo is one of the largest and most exciting cities in the world. It hosts a wealth of interesting attractions, as well as a wide variety of hotels, where travelers can stay during their visits.  

For travelers who don't have much money to spend on accommodations, Tokyo does have some good hotels that are not very expensive.  One of the best is New Koyo.  This hotel has garnered the reputation of offering incredibly affordable rates on rooms.  Single rooms go for as low as $21, and double rooms start at $44.  Billed as Tokyo's cheapest hotel, the New Koyo outfits each room with it's own television set.  It also offers a lobby with Internet access and rents bicycles for ¥500 per day.  However, the hotel is very popular.  So it is smart to reserve a room on their website.  If the New Koyo is booked, travelers can try the Sakura Hotel, which is a little more expensive but still cheap, or the Tokyo Youth Hostel, which is cheap but offers only community facilities.            

People on budgets should stay at Kanshuku (simple accommodations), which are similar to hostels.  They offer the best deals for budget accommodation, but most of the facilities are shared with other guests.  The biggest difference between a hostel and a kanshuku is that the kanshuku is more uniquely Japanese.  Tatami-mat Japanese single rooms are the norm.  Guests also get their own rooms.  These are small and clean and include comfortable futon beds.

Another choice for travelers seeking a budget hotel is the Ryokan Sawanoya.  It is located in a plain building, surrounded by charming wooden houses and cute little shops.  The owner is very friendly and speaks good English.  He also provides free tea, detergent, and lion dances from his son.  

Tokyo has some excellent five star hotels.  One of these is the Shangri-La, Tokyo.  The newest of Tokyo's luxury hotels, the Shangri-La is conveniently located near Tokyo Station.  With it's intense focus on providing quality service, spacious rooms, and impeccable facilities, this hotel occupies Marunuochi Trust Tower's top eleven floors.  The striking views of Tokyo Bay, Asian interior design, and great hospitality of the staff make this a fantastic hotel.  

Another stylish five star hotel that is sure to please any traveler is the Hotel Okura Tokyo.  This is a massive elegant hotel that offers eight hundred and fifty-eight rooms, forty-five of which are deluxe and eighty-five of which are suites, four bars, and eight restaurants.  These restaurants offer all sorts of high quality dishes, from Cantonese to haute French.  The Okura also offers an outdoor pool, a sauna, a massage parlor, an acupuncture clinic, a Japanese traditional garden, and many other things.

The best hotel in Tokyo is probably the Peninsula Tokyo.  Located in the prestigious Marunouchi business district, the Peninsula Tokyo stands across from Hibiya Park and Japan's Imperial Palace and offers a close enough proximity to the wonderful shops of Ginza to allow guests to reach them with only a few minutes of foot travel.  Sophisticated facilities, legendary service, incredible food, amazing luxury, and breathtaking views of the city are just a few of the things that this hotel offers.  Among the Peninsula's amenities are five restaurants, a contemporary lounge, a fitness center, two ballrooms, and The Peninsula Spa by ESPA.  This hotel merges the Peninsula's renowned technological and comfort standards with flourishes of Japanese style.  The rooms are some of Tokyo's largest and offer gorgeous views of the Imperial Gardens.