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Funaya Hotel, Matsuyama, Shikoku

When I traveled to Shikoku and visited Dogo Onsen, I had the chance to stay at Funaya Hotel in Matsuyama. It is where the Emperor and Crown Prince have stayed when they visited also. The hotel was a nice mixture of old and new architecture.…

Capsule Inn, Shibuya

Capsule Inns or hotels are well known in Japan for providing a place to stay the night at low cost, without taking up a lot of space. I stayed at one recently and thoroughly enjoyed my time. If you have never tried one I encourage you to…

Hotel New Grand, Yokohama

On my recent trip to Yokohama, we stayed at the New Grand Hotel, opposite Yamashita Koen. We picked the spot to stay for 2 nights before moving over to the Minato Mirai area hotel, because it was near the park, right on the old Port of…

Shinjuku skyline

I took some photos from the Excel Hotel in Shibuya and had a go at pasting them together to make a panorama. It's a bit shaky, but you get to see a wide shot of Tokyo from it. Can you see the mountain range in the background from…

Shinkansen Hotels

Summer time means holidays and with that comes Pokemon Shinkansens, Pokemon Yamanote Trains and plenty of rail travel for families. DIME Magazine this month, as well as taking a look at hit products that beat the recession, have a…

First Class Capsule Hotel

Many people who have been to Japan have heard about the capsule hotels where you have barely enough room to crawl into your space for a nights rest. The capsule hotel became popular during the bubble years when land was at a premium and…