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Tokyo Eye: Sanya


The latest segment I did for the TOKYO EYE program is currently airing in this week’s episode (#48, you can see the broadcast schedule on NHK World here). It covers the Sanya area, which has long been known as an area with cheap hotels (frequented by day-laborers mostly), but in recent years has turned its attention to backpackers and budget travelers — most of the hotels/hostels offer rooms for as little as 2000 yen (even 1500 yen if you don’t mind cramped quarters). Unfortunately, as with the last segment I did, I won’t be able to put it up on YouTube.