Good cheap hotels in Harajuku
Posted 26 February 2005 - 01:58 PM
I am going to Japan in late May. Anyone know of some good not grimey inexpensive places to stay in harajuku or shibuya ?
Posted 26 February 2005 - 02:35 PM
stay at the co-op inn, it's cheap it has computers you can use or if you bring you own you can connect from your room its a short jaunt from harajuku station (the only drawback is that they lock the doors at 2 AM, i don't know if you've been to tokyo before, but most things are over early, the trains stop running pretty early too, and cabs are hecka expensive). i also like sakura fleur aoyama, it's also cheap and breakfast is included. its close to shibuya station, but there isn't much around the hotel.
this is a good link to book your hotel through, it offers cheap rates, and you can reserve online and pay when you arrive with cash or cc.
Edited by judge on Feb 26, 2005 at 07:36 AM
Posted 26 February 2005 - 07:28 PM
I think the best place to stay is the Tokyu Stay hotel in Shibuya.
It is right in the center of the city so are right next to Shibuya station and you can easily walk to Harajuku, Aoyoma (Bape, prada, undercover etc.) and daikayama (Supreme, Silas, Footpatrol etc.). Its cheap and the rooms have little kitchens and washer and dryers in each room. Also there is a Grocery store right accross the street so you can eat/snack really cheap if you want. All the rooms usually have balconies as well.
Another good thing about it is that it doesn't close. You can get in 24hrs. Sometimes there isnt a ton going on at night but you can definitely find yourself out until the wee hours without much trouble.
Here is the link for reservations: http://www.tokyustay...SIB/tariff.html
Let me know if you have any questions.
Posted 27 February 2005 - 07:23 AM
I stayed over at some business hotel called Sky Hotel @ Kawasaki, I know its not Shibuya but man its really cheap. 5 days for 30,000 yen. Pretty close to JR station too.
Posted 28 February 2005 - 01:43 AM
Superposition how much room was there in a room ? Was there enough to sleep another person maybe floor or couch ? Trying to stay at something on the cheap so we can save our dough for buying stuff and going out.
Posted 28 February 2005 - 02:28 AM
Hey man, when I went there, there was this bed good for two people. And someone could definitely sleep on the floor if you have like 3 people with you. There's space for sure. There's no couch. This place is about 10 min walk (depending how fast you walk) from JR train station. There're many convenient stores around as well, and a huge shopping area (Yodobashi Electronics & OIOI Marui City) near JR station as well as Cinnecita or something. I certainly recommend you to stay there for it's value. You just have to figure out how to get there the first time around.
Posted 28 February 2005 - 09:15 PM
i am planning on going to tokyo in june
i am def. staying at the shibuya-minamiguchi in shibuya.
lots of amenities and cheap.
the only thing i cant figure out is how i get to that hotel from the JR Limousine bus stops in shibuya(cerulean hotel, and shibuya excel hotel)
anyone know? or have any decent maps including those hotels?
Posted 01 March 2005 - 11:41 AM
Yo, stay at Hotel Excellent in Ebisu. It will cost around 50 bones per person, per night but well worth it. If you arent familiar with the area let me explain briefly. Ebisu is one JR stop south of Shibuya. Much more chill than Shibuya and closer to the better shops, graff, and clubs. The hotel is literally one block from the station. If you walk back towards Shibuya JR station you are walking along a route that many, many world famous graff artists and street artists have decided to leave their marks. Names like Twist, Bigfoot, Hv8weights, Neckface, Doze, Jest and more. Daikayama is just up the hill a bit which houses Foot Soldier, Evisu and more.
You can look the hotel up online and get a phone number for reservations. I don't believe they have a website. Oh, this is the hotel a lot of artists stay at too so you never know who might be in town at the same time.
Posted 02 March 2005 - 01:37 AM
if you are staying at tokyu stay shin minamiguchi, it is right around the corner from cerulean, same side of the street. go under the bridge and in between the two train tracks there is a street next to the noodle shop.
coming from cerulean you would make a right, go up the steps and go toward the end of that street and it's on the left hand side. really easy to find. there is another tokyu stay in shibuya just past the vestax store... I went back and forth between the two my last trip. also I must say Cerulean is much nicer than Shibuya Excel. I've stayed at both. although experiencing a slight earthquake in either sucks balls....
Posted 03 March 2005 - 12:43 AM
ive been trying to decipher your directions according to both of the hotel maps for a while without achieving anything haha.
can you tell me where the hotel would be according to the tokyu stay map?
Posted 04 March 2005 - 12:30 AM
Unless you really, really need to stay in Harajuku, I would choose to stay somewhere else on the JR Yamanote line. It is potentially a lot more cost effective, and no matter what you're only a short and simple train ride away from any of the major shopping stops, with the notable exception of Daikanyama.
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Posted 05 March 2005 - 03:32 PM
the red dot lines is a good route from shibuya station, it's kind of hard to explain without actually being there. you shouldn't have any problems..that map is good.
Posted 08 March 2005 - 04:56 AM
Yo is there a site for the shibuya-minamiguchi ? Also has anyone ever stayed at a Ryokan ? Damn I need to find somewhere to stay in the heart of all the shops and clubs are at least in a stop or two away.
Posted 08 March 2005 - 11:21 AM
tokyu stay shibuya ... its the best deal for cheap -- you won't trip over your bag getting into the bathroom and you can wash your underwear while you cook breakfast if you want to. its a short walk to harajuku.
Posted 09 March 2005 - 03:01 AM
Por Vida I am looking to spend like 50 bones and my boy the same . We could deal with one bed and couch or something in a room. Or a bed and a clean floor. Just a good place to stay and come in whenever and close to good shops and nightlife.