Planning a trip to Japan or just daydreaming about it?
For most people in search of mid-range accommodation for their trip, the first and only option that comes to mind is a hotel. But there is an alternative that not only works out cheaper but has better services : serviced apartments. A serviced apartment is fully furnished and offers the privacy and comforts of home, but is run like a hotel, with housekeeping staff as well as 24 hours concierge service.
Serviced apartments are a great way to feel like a local and have a more authentic travel experience.
For example, doing your own cooking is one of the reasons that would make some customers choose it instead of a hotel. Even in case you are not planning on doing much cooking during your stay, a kitchen with a microwave oven can be great and help you to be flexible. Also, although a regular hotel can provide wide variety of different premium laundry services (ie. dry cleaning), they are quite expensive in general, especially in Tokyo. Having your own washing machine in your room, you can wash your clothes anytime for free.
Here is a great article about 7 Benefits Of Staying In A Serviced Apartment by a travel site, WonderPlex.
You can look at their room options here. An eclectic mix of traditional and modern Japan, the sleekly designed hotel might inspire your idea of Japanese kuukan (space) and the feel of “Wa” (harmony) into your own daily life.
Enjoy your time in Tokyo!