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This is the perfect place when you don't want to spend much and don't care about luxuries. When I am travelling all I need is a bed and a bathroom and that is what they provide. A small simple room with roll-up futon, small TV...More
Is it big, is it flashy, is it special? No. Is it cheap? Yes!
If you are looking for a cheap place to crash this is the place to be in Tokyo. Considering the price (less then 20 euroes for a single) it is great...More
Very well served by public transport (both underground and city train), very international, easy to meet nice people from europe or u.s.a. to bunch up and spend some time together when you don't have other plans. Cheap, though toilets are not always as clean as...More
When we got off the minami-shinjo station we made the wrong turn at the entrance, and it took us like 35 min. to find the hostel, but when we finally got the directions correct, it eventually took like 7 minutes from the hostel to the...More
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.