I am planning on travelling around Japan for 2 weeks in May, starting off in Tokyo then riding the Shinkansen to Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima.

Whilst looking at hotels in Tokyo I have noticed the APA chain is particularly affordable, circa £60 - £80 a night and good star ratings.

The photos of the hotel look very decent (obviously photos should be taken with a pinch of salt - hence the question).

Has anyone stayed in APA hotels whilst in Japan with experiences they can share, are they a decent place to stay when on a budget?

Note; I am looking for hotels that are functional (bed and private shower will do) and clean/hygienic

Thanks in advance for any replies.

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    There must surely be some guest reviews out there eg TripAdviser – Traveller Oct 9 '19 at 8:39
  • @Traveller Or on booking.com? – kiradotee Oct 9 '19 at 12:39
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    The APA chain is owned by a notorious right-wing activist who denies the Nanking massacre and until recently placed books saying so in the rooms, so I personally avoid them for that reason alone: nytimes.com/2017/01/19/business/… – lambshaanxy Oct 9 '19 at 13:47
  • @Joe though as long as he keeps the peace, he has as much right to make a living as anyone else. – Robert Columbia Oct 9 '19 at 14:06
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    @RobertColumbia He does indeed, The public, however, may take its trade elsewhere as a demonstration of its dislike of his views. – DavidSupportsMonica Oct 9 '19 at 15:49

I stayed in 2 different APA hotels in the last month (in Hiroshima and Tokyo) and they meet your requirements (bed, private toilet & shower) and are quite nice, but that is a matter of opinion.

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