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Old 01-14-2009, 12:48 AM   #8
Dojo: Oslo Aikido Dojo
Location: Oslo
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 12
Re: Budget Accommodations near Hombu Dojo?

Jamie D. Ducusin wrote: View Post
Thanks to everyone for the helpful information!

Actually, after doing some of my own research I was able to find a VERY economical hostel located within a minute's walk of Kuramae station (on the Oedo Line, and according to the Hombu website, the dojo is just a 5 min. walk from Wakamatsu-kawada Station(Kawada-guchi Exit) on the Oedo Line).

They have both private rooms and dormitory rooms available:
Dormitory Room(8 people)- 2,800yen
Dormitory Room (4-6 people) - 3,000yen
Twin/ Double room - 3,400yen
Family ensuite room - 13,800yen

Hello again,

Well, this sounds good enough, but if you are really going primarily to train, I would recommend staying closer to the dojo. If you for example want to do 3-4 classes a day you will spend quite a lot of time (and money) travelling. If you are doing the morning classes, I am sure you will appreciate the extra half hour of sleep in the morning.

Prices for the Tokyo business hotel can be as low as (according to their website):

Quadruple: 16700 -> 4175 yen per person
Twin/double: 7200 -> 3600 yen per person
Single: 3980 yen

The little extra money you wold save on living far away is really spent on the subway anyway. I guess it all depends on how much you want to train. If you just want to drop in for a class or two it doesn't really matter where you live, but if you are going every day I would recommend staying within walking distance. Anyway, I think you will not find a very much cheaper alternative than the TBH anyhow.

Have a nice trip and good luck!

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