Tokyo is known for being expensive; however, more attractive budget and midrange options are popping up every year. Business hotels are an economic, if institutional, option. While boutique hotels haven’t really taken off, ryokan (traditional inns with Japanese-style bedding) fill the need for small, character-filled sleeping spaces. The best deals are on the east side of town, in neighbourhoods such as Ueno and Asakusa. Levels of cleanliness and service are generally high everywhere.