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I will be in Osaka/ kyoto during Golden week- May 2nd- 5th, and am a little worried about finding accomodations. are there lots of...

..."love" motels or business style hotels that wouldnt be mentioned on the web? I usually get good deals at the Kansai airport info desk, but since it;s a hoiday.... anyone have suggestions that will ease my worrying about lack of accomodation?

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Hello Vanessa,
just in case you shall be interested that´s my ad about homestay
Hosts name : susana
Country : * Japan -
-Introduce your family to guests- Japanese style room.
I can not provide you meals.
You can use all the facilities in the house (kitchen, fridge, washing machine, internet).
My house is japanese style house with tatami rooms and futon.
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I think that you'll find major cities are busy with locals going to the tourist spots but tourists TO major cities are few and far between. Osaka people go other places a lot during their holidays. The rush times are leaving major cities at the beginning and returning at the end. Love hotels are always available. Are you sure that's the type of accommodation you want?
can be handy, but in Japan the pickings for hosts are slim, check the Osaka discussion boards on Couchsurfing to find the active members.
All normal rooms are booked solid so that leaves you with the following:
Love hotels
Internet Cafe
Capsule hotel
Suzanna's
Couchsurfing


Keep in mind that love hotels, Internet cafes, capsule hotels and saunas usually won't let you leave your baggage there during the day, so pack light.
Dear Vanessa, during Golden Week it will be quite easy to find a good accomodation in a business hotel or better. About LOVE HOTELS, that is an experience, are you travelling .....alone?
K's House Kyoto and Osaka. I stayed in K's House Hiroshima and it was a real value for your money.
My 1st choice in asia has been . I'm sure there are places not mentioned if you are not to settled to arrive and start looking no guarantees and not other language friendly,
Have you considered staying outside Koyoto? Theres plenty of places along the Keihan line which are a short distance away from the center otherwise try the hostels they're cheap!
The chances of finding love hotels online will be slim- unless you go to a "love hotel" specific site. You will also not get love hotels at the information desk. So no worries. You will get plenty of business style hotels online.
The only caution I may add is that recently there are "destination hotels" which are a nicer version of love hotels and not as seedy. But those usually do not crop up on your online search (at least not at the top of a search).
Always better to book before you arrive since it is holiday season.
I found website.
go to "yahoo japan" and put key word
"business hotel kyoto"
or
"osaka business hotel"
Hello. I recently stayed at the Asahi Plaza Capsule Hotel close to Dotonbori Street/Bridge in Osaka (near all the action). It was quite comfy and the hotel had a few perks. It was cheap too, only 2800 Yen or so. There are something like 400 capsules, and if you haven't stayed in one, it will be an experience, yet its not a coffin, so no need to worry. There is even a TV in each pod. They have a website:
Hotels quite often have last minute cancellations so you could try your luck as a "walk-in".

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