What are the cheap accommodation options in Tokyo

Chris Kirkland

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Crouched together Al Fresco style, clutching a can of lager and a carton of pretentious Sweedish smooth, Chris and Greg broadcast to you episode #7 of the Tokyo Cheapo podcast! In this issue we drill into the cheapo accommodation options in Tokyo for short, mid and long term.

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Accommodation Options:
Cheapo hotels and hostels
Monthly mansions: Leo Palace, Sakura House
UR – avoid ridiculous housing costs
And for sharing an apartment check out tokyosharehouse.com
Advance International, contact Rob rob@advance-int.co.jp or phone 03-3421-5855

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5 Responses to “What are the cheap accommodation options in Tokyo”

  1. wish I knew about UR. I’m staying at at LeoPalace place right now and it seems ok. This unit is fairly new (2008) so I’m guessing it really varies.

    • CheapoGreg

      I haven’t lived in a Leo Palace apartment since about 2002 so it’s quite possible the newer apartments are a bit better! How is the soundproofing?

  2. Good podcast.. I’m wondering though about this “Advance(d?)” company you mentioned. I googled and only came up with a furniture rental company, which could also be handy (although they don’t seem somewhat expensive at a glance). Is there another branch of this company that I’m not seeing or do I have it wrong altogether?

  3. Planning on heading to Tokyo next year, you guys site is awesome, cheers boys! love the podcasts!


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