Cheap accomodation in Tokyo is hard to find, so this hotel is good to know about. The rooms are tiny but functional and very inexpensive. The staff is friendly and helpful but does not speak English beyond a few basic phrases (which was sufficient). It's best to clear out during the late morning/early afternoon room cleaning hours -- but heck,... More
Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.