A great option for travelers on a budget, this hotel has a good location, convenient access to public transportation, and a helpful multilingual concierge. It lacks the plush touches of more upscale lodgings, but it also lacks the jaw-dropping price tags. Rooms and bathrooms are comfortable, but extremely basic. Some feature paintings by local art students, drawing your eye away from the threadbare spots in the carpets. A discount rate for reservations of three nights or more sweetens the pot. The outdoor seating at the café is a nice perk, a rarity in any Japanese city. The hotel is on the east side of the Imperial Palace, three blocks north of Maruta-machi Station.