I've snipped this out:
For those travelling cross-country Japan, might have noticed one big difference. The Kanto area (Tokyo, Yokohama Kawasaki, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama region) and the Kansai area (Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, Gifu, Okayama region) charge room rates completely different. '''Kanto goes PER HEAD'''. Thus most room rates are basis per head checking in. If couples it is highly advised to go with the assumption that the rates double, even for the same room. Whereas in '''Kansai''', hotel managers take the more accustomed Western style, '''charging you per ROOM''', regardless of whether alone or couple.
To as "WHY" is unknown. Street rumours say that this boils down to the ancient rivalry between the two areas (old capital vs. new capital). It is like Boston vs. NYC, England vs. France style. Myself as a foreigner, born, raised here, think the above is important as it will have agraaving difference in your budget planning when travelling throughout Japan.
These differences are actually quiet deep rooted, as even the electricity cycles are different (Tokyo / Yokohama 50 cycles; Osaka / Kyoto 60 cycles) which is apparently based on the saying that back in te Meiji era, Tokyo area brought in the first power plant from the USA (rumoured to be GE), whereas Osaka, in rivalry went to Europe to buy from there. Hence the difference.
Note also as an etiquette, that standing on escalators. Tokyo you ought to stand and line up on the left side, people passing by on right, whereas in Osaka you stand on the right side, passing by on the left! (Osaka get all to proud to say that they are much more westernized than the Tokyoiters.) "
I'm not entirely convinced it's correct (every ryokan I've ever stayed in in Kansai has charged per head), and it certainly doesn't belong under Yokohama#Sleep. Jpatokal 00:28, 26 November 2006 (EST)
Everywhere I've stayed in Kansai has also charged per head, for what it's worth. 188.8.131.52 20:16, 22 February 2007 (EST)
Other Yokohama articles to be merged
As discussed at Wikitravel:Votes for deletion#A_bunch_of_JR_station.2Fward_articles, the following articles should be merged with and redirected to Yokohama.
There may be others. - Huttite 21:54, 30 December 2009 (EST)
This article has some misspellings and grammar issues (restrant instead of restaurant, parentheses after periods, etc.). This should be flagged for improvement as the article is mostly usable.