A Double or a Twin?

For the sake of convenience, the price for two people in a room is listed as a "double" in this guide. Japanese hotels, however, differentiate between rooms with a double bed or two twin beds, usually with different prices. Although most hotels charge more for a twin room, sometimes the opposite is true; if you're looking for a bargain, therefore, be sure to inquire about prices for both. Note, too, that hotels usually have more twin rooms than doubles, for the simple reason that Japanese couples, used to their own futon, traditionally prefer twin beds.


In addition to the choice in the listings, there's the Toyoko Inn Takamatsu Hyogomachi, 3-1 Hyogomachi (tel. 087/821-1045;, an 8-minute walk southeast of Takamatsu Station on Chuo Dori beside the Hyogomachi arcade. It offers the usual freebies for which this chain is known, including lobby computers with Internet access; Wi-Fi in the lobby, domestic phone calls from lobby phones, nightly in-house movies, and Internet access in rooms. Singles go for ¥6,090 and twins/doubles for ¥8,190, including breakfast.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.