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Can't find hotel during 23th-25th Nov. Help Needed!

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Can't find hotel during 23th-25th Nov. Help Needed!

Hi,

I'm visitng Osaka/Kyoto for the first time and will be arriving in Osaka first and travelling to Kyoto.

I didn't realise that 24th-25th Nov weekend is Japan's national holidays. Every travel agent and hotel website seems to be fully booked. Can anyone recommend a town outside of Kyoto or Osaka that is not too far to travel from, that might have a bit more availability?

Any help is appreciated.

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1. Re: Can't find hotel during 23th-25th Nov. Help Needed!

It's real shock to travel without booking available. I found few hotels in Osaka, 23 nov, from agoda.com which you have to book immediately before it once again blackout.

1) lodge tyojirou in Kansai airport. Super cheap hotel but when run out of option, there you have to go.

2) first cabin midosuji-namba.

3) new capsule hotel aldebaran.

4) capsule inn Osaka (male only).

24 nov, Kyoto.

Your luck on very high end. Hotel Aoi Kyoto Stay which is super expensive, $823/night. On agoda.com as well.

I've browsed through

1. Starwood Preffered Guest

2. Agoda.com

3. Ichotelsgroup.com

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3. Re: Can't find hotel during 23th-25th Nov. Help Needed!

You might look for rooms in Kobe, Nara, Kameoka, or in Shiga Prefecture around Otsu. You must look at the location before you reserve.

There could be cancels on the day, and local tourist information center can assist you without charge in (trying to) finding rooms.

If you are alone, you might consider staying for those nights at Manga Cafe. See whether hostels are available before that.

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4. Re: Can't find hotel during 23th-25th Nov. Help Needed!

Osaka is a big city you would have more options there than in Kyoto - both cities are surrounded by dreary suburbs that extend into the next city. Suburbs always have small business hotels clustered around railway stations. They probably won't feature too much on the tourist booking sites, some may not have websites (japanese language websites return better results) If you aren't fussy you are sure to find a business hotel in the city or 'burbs.

rakuten's Japanese site shows availability on those dates at the following small 'business & capsule' hotels in the Osaka area: check maps for locations as some are not downtown:

Business Hotel Kansai, Fukusuke Business Hotel,Yoshihisa home Business Hotel, Hamayu Hotel, Hatsune Hotel, Sakai Hotel, Regency Agoura,

Capsule AMZA (Amuza), New Capsule Hotel Aldebaran, Ave Tennouji Hotel (men only), New Business Ryokan Wakamatsu

Edited: 8:49 am, November 01, 2012
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5. Re: Can't find hotel during 23th-25th Nov. Help Needed!

they key to getting rooms you want is book whatever is available for those days, then keep checking for cancellations at the hotels you really want, multiple times a day, everyday.

Travellers from many Asian cities were able to get rooms through their local travel agents(consolidators).

24th-25th Nov is long weekend + fall foliage(kyoto) + marathon run (osaka)

Edited: 11:15 am, November 01, 2012
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6. Re: Can't find hotel during 23th-25th Nov. Help Needed!

Thanks all for your replies.

bibimbob - I will keep checking for cancellations.

Elly - Thanks for suggesting outside of osaka. I will definitely look into those areas you've suggested.

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7. Re: Can't find hotel during 23th-25th Nov. Help Needed!

Also check out these price comparison websites that check most of the online boking websites.

www.hotelscombined.com

www.comparior.com

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8. Re: Can't find hotel during 23th-25th Nov. Help Needed!

Yikes, everything does appear fully booked ...

I found a couple, but they are more then 60 km away ...

hotelopia.nl/h/…

Links don't work, so I'll shorten and you can google yourself:

http://www.booking.com hotel/jp/tsuruya-tsuruga.

http://www.booking.com hotel/jp/business-takagi.

(I hope the links work ...)

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