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November 10, 2005
Toyoko Inn is a hotel chain. Its branches are all over major cities in Japan and are generally close to a public-transportation centers (such as within walking distance to a train station). The price range is about $80 to $100 and varies between cities and room types. There are three types of rooms: single, twin, and double. The room is small, just enough for a bed, dresser, and tiny bathroom, which can easily be forgiven by its cleanness and reasonable rate.
They offer a simple free breakfast in the lobby targeting its business-travel majority. Some branches have smoking and nonsmoking choices and others don't. I once stayed in a smoking room and didn't notice the smell (I am sensitive to the smoke). The best thing I like about it is that they all look the same. So even though we traveled several cities in Japan during 2 weeks, I always had a comfortable feeling when I went back to the hotel and didn't have to try to accommodate myself in a new place.
From journal Autumn Stroll in Hokkaido
January 1, 2005
In addition, guests can check their emails (wireless LAN) or surf the net in the lobby without extra charge (you have to stand throughout, but who's complaining when it's free).
Female guests are welcomed with a toiletry bag consisting of the usual. Rooms are brightly-lit, albeit small. The only gripe I have against this hotel was their strict check-in policy.
For reservations: Go here.
To get there:From the JR Hakodate station, walk towards the road intersection, past the malls and restaurants. Turn right after the 2nd traffic light. It is situated at the far right-hand corner. To get to the nearest tram stop from the hotel, exit through the hotel's back door, walk towards Lawson's (local convenient store), keeping the store at your left hand side, and walk straight until you reach the main road. It is about a 5-minute walk.
From journal Hokkaido, the JR Express Experience