Toyoko Inn's are everywhere througout Japan. They are very consistent in their room designs, which is a great thing if you travel throughout Japan and need to stay at a hotel you know will be good!
There appear to be two Toyoko Inn's close to JR Kokura Station, and this one is "Kokura-eki Minamiguchi" (Kokura Station South Exit). It's a small block southeast of JR Kokura Station, so there is no need to call for a taxi if the luggage load is light.
I booked online, several months prior, for a non-smoking Single room. The room is pretty spacious, and this time I noticed that the common "pre-fabricated" bathroom was slightly more spacious than at competing hotels and extended stay hotels in Japan. The bed is more of a U.S. "full size" bed, definitely bigger than a twin. The room also has a remote for the in-room AC/heating unit. Internet access is available either by LAN or WiFi. I can't vouch for either, as I rented Pocket Wi Fi throughout my trip this time.
There is a free breakfast every morning (until 9 or earlier I believe) that consists of miso soup, fish, onigiri (seasoned rice triangles, two kinds when I was there), tea and a few other appetizers, in a small buffet style setup.
With Toyoko Inn's, and other business hotels (I'm assuming), you have to give them your room key whenever you leave the hotel. When you return to the hotel, you can ask the front desk for your room key. I do speak some Japanese, enough to get by with the day to day, so I would tell them my room number whenever I came back to go to my room.
There is a coin laundry at the hotel that runs for 24 hours, and vending machines for drinks at the ground floor.
I've stayed at one other business hotel, but I prefer the Toyoko Inn. The rooms are very clean, service is consistent and the free breakfast is a nice touch. Great for a solo traveler if you don't plan on sleeping in :)
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