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  • Toyoko Inn a great low cost hotel chain for travellers

    For those looking for clean and well organised travelling accommodation, I highly recommend the Toyoko Inn chain of hotels, they are in most major cities...
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    Last edited by Peach Boy; 28th August 2016, 11:56 AM.

  • Capsule Hotels in Japan

    Capsule Hotels in Japan

    What is a capsule hotel?
    A capsule hotel can be described as a hotel system that provides densely populated accommodation which contains rooms of a relatively standardized size based on modular plastic or fibreglass sleeping quarters. Other than your own room, all other facilities are shared.

    History Although capsule hotels are quintessentially Japanese, the first capsule hotel was only built in 1979 by a chap in Osaka by the name of Kisho Kurokawa. The rates were a bit lower back then at about 1,600 yen. Capsule hotels are a uniquely Japanese phenomenon not only because of space restrictions but because Japan is still a relatively safe country and such a facility would be unthinkable in many other...
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  • The Difference between a Hotel and a Ryokan (Traditional Japanese Inn)

    The Difference between a Hotel and a Ryokan (Traditional Japanese Inn)

    A ryokan contrasts a typical hotel in many ways. These traditional Japanese inns were first constructed around the 15th century, alongside the country’s highways. The hotel saw its beginnings in the early 20th century. A ryokan is usually located in the midst of scenic landscapes, contrary to the setting of any typical hotel which favors accessibility to airports, train stations, tourist attractions and other places of importance. A typical hotel differs from a ryokan in its architecture, interiors, facilities and food. An entrance hall, furnished with couches, first greet...
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