Hotel rooms in Japan are known to be compact. But it is a wonder of Japanese architecture in how they manage to squeeze all things essential into a tiny space.
It's also hard to discuss Tokyo without touching on all things weird and wonderful about the city, which extends to its hotels.
Here are some top choices, depending on your budget or interest.
If a no-frills room is your basic requirement, then why not opt for a Japanese business hotel?
There are plenty of value-for-money business hotel chains in Japan, which even offer a simple buffet breakfast to boot.
But do note that many of these hotels charge at a rate of per person per night, and not per room, so don't be caught by surprise.
According to a 2016 Japanese magazine ranking, the top 5 business hotel chains in Japan are: Richmond Hotel, Dormy Inn, Super Hotel, Daiwa Roynet and Comfort Hotel.
Here are our picks for some others that are not on the list:
E Hotel Higashi Shinjuku
What can't be beat is having the subway station (Higashi Shinjuku) literally right at your doorstep, and the low price (less than $200 per night for two persons).
Being on the outskirts of Kabuki-Cho (Tokyo's red light district), also guarantees that there's lots of good food nearby. Not to worry though, the area is safe, even for solo female travellers.
Tokyu Stay Hotels
If you require a washing machine and microwave oven inside your room, booking Tokyu Stays is ideal.
With 17 branches around Tokyo, there’s no lack of choices.
The hotel is clean, comfortable and you'll find no lack of amenities. The breakfast spread is also decent.
If you do stay at the Ikebukuro branch, don't miss the Unagi (grilled eel) restaurant just across the street.Click here for more info