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I plan going to Japan for a bout a week at end of December probably 5 days in Tokyo and couple in Osaka.
Any of you guys can recommend hotels closer to city centre?
Plan to go snowboarding for couple of days, and rest of the time just explore, if you have suggestions of what to do in Tokyo in winter besides maid cafe, im all ears.

Thanks.

PS: info on hotels in both Tokyo and Osaka is welcome
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Einherja Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Artist
a cheap проститутка you can afford :iconseriouslyplz:
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Doncreegan26 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Take it easy on your way to Japan, Dmitrys, make sure certain area's safe to travel through; Beware of the Nuclear leak...



Also, can't wait for new updates from you Dmi.
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wazuka Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
I know nothing of your budget in numbers but I will go ahead and assume you're as broke as me.For me it's always capsule hotels,the cheapest ones too,not only for the price but also because it's the ultimate "urban Japan" experience.The Tokyo one is 3000 yen and not too good but you can certainly live there the same way you'd live in a hostel.But to be brutally honest it has been ruined by too many foreigners knowing about it...that is never good 'cause they don't give a crap about anyone else.It's called "riverside hotel and capsule" and it is smack in the middle of Asakusa.
Now the big gun is Osaka's one.Amemura(America village) in shin-saibashi is the funkiest of the funkiest place in the city,and in it is "Asahi plaza capsule hotel"...Talk about cheap an' awesome.2600 yen for the best capsule hotel in aaaaall of Japan (and I've been to most).The main bath is huge and you get so much space in common facilities.The capsule is of course a capsule, but that place is grade A for bums like me.Get to live in the city center and walk,eat and drink(maybe even screw) Shin-Saibashi dry...and then go soak all you want in the bath back at the hotel and drop dead in your capsule...that's what heaven could look like to me.And a bonus,there is a "Mandarake"(massive comic shop)literally 5 steps from the entrance across the street.Boy,I wrote too much,looks like I wanna go back bad.If you're interested for more I can continue,if not I can tell you about more pricey/more comfy places,you just ask.
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Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Have fun~!
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spacejunq-returned Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I have stayed in Tokyo and Osaka quite often. I find it's convenient to stay in Ueno, then you are not far from the Skyliner station, which goes to and from Narita Airport. In the past I've stayed in the Ueno First City, a business hotel, a bit basic but not expensive. It's convenient for good old Akihabara, 10 mins walk away! In Osaka I usually stay near Shin-Osaka station, which is where the Shinkansen stops - it doesn't go near Osaka station, which confuses some people! A good hotel is the Shin-Osaka Station hotel - again a business class hotel, but nicer than the Tokyo equivalent and about the same price. Osaka is good for food! You will need to use the underground trains to get around in Osaka, whereas in Tokyo you can get around the best places by the JR Yamanote line. Incidentally Den-Den Town is Osaka's version of Akihabara... Hope this is useful information!
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shockwaveplasma Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
I have been told that these Hotels are quite good [link] I stayed in Tokyo a few years ago, and found it amazing. Best thing to do is find some guidebooks and decide what you want to look at.

Sometimes just walking around was great, and it's perfectly safe at night, well for you it probably will be.
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Dark-Blue-Abaddon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You lucky Gun, i was also planing on going to Japan 2 years ago but it fell through. Anyways i did some research back then and it's really convenient to buy a JR pass, you'll get a discount if you buy it here. Also there is good info on planing a trip on Japanese learning website like Japanese pod 101, there should be forums that will help like what hotels are cheap and what you should go see. Lastly you should go visit your Japanese district and talk to some of them for info or pick up their free magazines they also have info but they are in Japanese so learn the language. Good Luck
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Murdoc53 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
RED LIGHT DISTRICT
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mangapym Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Buy a railpass from JR company. You save a lot of money [link]
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