I was thinking of visiting Japan this next spring. I have a friend that lives in Nagoya and was thinking of visiting that city and the surrounding countryside. I am not fluent in Japanese but have been studying for about 2-3 years somewhere between N5 and N4 level. I'm just wanting some advice on saving money for booking a hotel as the cheapest I've seen is around $60/night. Do they have anything similar to America? For example we have what are called "Extended Stay Hotels" where instead of paying $60/night you book a month or week all at once and end up paying like $200-300/week saving money. Anything similar or do I just have to face facts and shell out the $60+/night? Also would be interested in things to do in Japan as I've never been. I am interested in anime/manga as well as samurai and Japanese history. I'm planning on the spring but if people know better places to visit at different times of the year I would be interested to hear input. Thanks in advance!