by Tim Chard, an American living in Tokyo, Japan
(Personal Blog: lovetravelbass.com)
Part 1 of a 3-Part Series
[NOTE: Tim, who is currently living in Tokyo and has personally explored the cheapest budget accommodations in Tokyo, will present three different options: free, short term, and long term. All three are based on having the strictest of budgets. Today he will present a FREE option.]
When I started my Tokyo adventure, I aimed for free accommodations. A covered bridge may work for the most extreme budget traveler, but I prefer a roof and a mattress.
To obtain this, I used couchsurfing.org.
Couchsurfing is a site I’ve used extensively for the last three years; and while it’s free to use and gets you free accommodations, it’s not without its challenges, especially in Tokyo. Remember, there are thousands of Couchsurfing hosts in any popular city.