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Shinjuku

Expensive -- In addition to the recommendations listed, there's the nearby Hilton Tokyo, 6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku (tel. 800/HILTONS [-8667] in the U.S., or 03/334-5111; www.hilton.com), with 815 rooms, 5 restaurants, a health club with an indoor pool, and free shuttle service to Shinjuku Station. Look online or call for room prices, as Hilton maintains "floating" rates that ebb with the law of demand. Tip: Join Hilton HHonors for free, and you also gain free entrance to its health club.

Inexpensive -- In addition to the recommendation listed, there's the Toyoko Inn Shinjuku Kabuki-cho, 2-20-15 Kabuki-cho (tel. 03/5155-1045; station: Shinjuku), offering singles starting at ¥6,510 and twins and doubles at ¥9,240, along with such extras as free Japanese breakfast, free in-room Internet connections, and free use of lobby computers.

Shibuya

Moderate -- In addition to the recommendation listed, the Tokyu Stay Shibuya Shin-Minamiguchi, 3-26-21 Shibuya (tel. 03/5466-0109; station: Shibuya) offers single rooms starting at ¥9,500 and twins and doubles at ¥17,900, most with small balconies.

Ikebukuro

Inexpensive -- In addition to the recommendation listed, the Toyoko Inn Ikebukuro Kita-guchi No. 1, 2-50-5 Ikebukuro (tel. 03/5960-1045; station: Ikebukuro), offers singles for ¥7,140 and twins and doubles for ¥9,240, along with such extras as free Japanese breakfast, free in-room Internet connections, and free use of lobby computers.

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.