Accommodation can be the most expensive part of your budget on any visit to Japan but over the last few years a number of more reasonably priced hostels and budget hotels have sprung up across the country.
These cheaper types of accommodations include a number of good value traditional guesthouses called ryokan (旅館) and minshuku (民宿) which have kept prices steady to attract foreign tourists.
A particularly recommended ryokan is the Ryokan Nishiyama in central Kyoto which can be booked below along with budget hotels, hotels and ryokan throughout Japan.
Hostels and budget accommodation in Japan
Saturday, August 27, 2005