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Family Japan Trip in August for First Time - Hotel Planning Advice

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First, thanks to all who replied to my other thread about where to go for the summer. As you can see from the title of this post, we are off to Japan. Officially we have never been to Japan (I had a plane change at the airport once) so it is all new to us.

I am needing help with hotels right now. There are 4 of us which is making things difficult since I cannot seem to find a reasonable room for 4. It is myself, husband, teenage daughter, and teenage son.
All hotels that I have reserved so far can be canceled if I find something better
So far I have this:
Arrive Tokyo on August 5th (late afternoon)
Plan to stay in Tokyo area for 1 night and then go to Kyoto the next morning

Aug 5th: I have booked Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo for 2 rooms for a total of $262 for the night . The main problem is that these rooms have double beds. Really need twin beds since sharing a bed with my teenage daughter has not worked out well in the past. They have twin bed rooms available for $190 per night per room which is too much.
My main goal is get conveniently on the train to kyoto the next morning but also have a good area that we can go to dinner/wander when we arrive that night. Any suggestions would be appreciated!!

August 6th: take train to Kyoto for a stay of 2 nights. I have booked Citadines Kyoto Karasuma-Gojo (2 rooms) which is great EXCEPT they are smoking rooms. Not sure that we can stand the smoke. So I need to look at alternative hotels.

August 8th: Leave to go to Disneyland. Staying 2 nights at Hilton Tokyo Bay. We wanted something close so we could go back to hotel during the day if we wanted to.

August 10th - August 16th in Tokyo . We actually leave at 12:05 am on August 17th. Right now I have 2 different hotels on hold. The Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku for $1476 total (2 rooms) but it is for queen beds and so I back to the problem of sharing with my teenage daughter.
The other is Hotel Monterey Hanzomon for $1360 total. I have twin beds in these 2 rooms but the hotel does not specify smoking or non-smoking so I back to the smoke thing.

I am having a really difficult time finding reasonable rooms for the 4 of us. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated !!

I did find out after we bought the plane tickets that it is Obon week Aug 10th - 17th so that changed our plans somewhat. It is the main reason that we are going to Kyoto and Disney the first week then doing Tokyo (with some day trips) on the second week.

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