Unusually for Tokyo, this smart-looking ryokan caters almost exclusively for foreigners, and so the staff are well-informed on what the city has to offer and are often willing to help organise tours or cultural events. The communal living room is often lively. Bathrooms in the ryokan are all shared, but are very clean. The smallest room sleeps four, the largest eight, and rates drop according to how many people are sharing the room. beds from £24
Curious to know about the 25 top budget eateries in Munich? Look no further. Local muncher and avid foodie Julia Pawelczyk reveals her favourite places to enjoy international food on a budget. From Italian pasta, to homemade Vietnamese dishes, to grilled octopus with potatoes, to luscious confectionaries at one of Munich's best bakeries, this list is an eclectic but budget friendly collection of Munich's best.