A great location in central Tokyo, a decent cafeteria complete with outdoor terrace that's popular with area office workers, and reasonable rates for Western-style rooms have made this a favorite domicile for everyone from business travelers and educators to students and youth groups for many years. Established in 1957, it has the atmosphere of a college dormitory, with mostly single tiny rooms equipped with just the basics like refrigerators, hairdryers, and cables for Internet connection (for free Wi-Fi, you'll have to go to the lobby). There are only 20 double and 20 twin rooms, as well as 65 so-called semi-double rooms that have a bed larger than a twin-size mattress but narrower than a full. These are great for one person, but they're also sold for two people, oddly at the same price as a true double. Unless you're fond of cramped quarters, therefore, make reservations far in advance. It's also a good idea to avoid rooms on the ground floor, since windows can be opened (a rarity in many hotels) and in Japan there are no screens. Probably my favorite feature of the hotel is that it's only a 15-minute walk to Roppongi or Akasaka, or one station away by subway. Aoyama Dori, lined with shops and restaurants on its way to Omotesando, is just a 5-minute walk away.