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Using Airbnb for your Japan Vacation


I’ve written before about the difficulties of finding fully furnished accommodations in Japan. But that was over five years ago and things ave been improving for the better; particularly with the introduction of Airbnb Japan.

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Top Ryokan in Tokyo

Photo by theCarol.

Photo by theCarol.

Ever since it was brought to my attention that the Tokyo ryokan that I recommended in my article Top 5 Ryokan in Japan was actually no longer open (oops!) I’ve planned to do an update. But since Tokyo is so big and such a tourist destination I thought it deserved its very own post. So here we go…some of the best choices for Ryokan in Tokyo!

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Our Fujiya Hotel Video

I was finally able to upload our short video we took from the Fujiya Hotel in Hakone Japan. For our full review click here.

Fujiya Hotel Hakone

During our visit to the resort area of Hakone, we happened upon one of the most interesting hotels in Japan – Fujiya. Built in 1878, Fujiya is a delightful opportunity to experience some of Japan’s prewar and modern history.

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Renting a Fully-Furnished Apartment in Osaka

Fully-furnished apartment rental in Osaka Japan

Photo Credits: by Jim O'Connell on Flickr

As Stacey would like to say, I spent 200 hours and 2 years researching fully-furnished apartment rental options in Japan. While that may be a bit of an overkill, we did find a great little place in a wonderful location in the Osaka Bay area.

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Top 5 Ryokan With Private & Public Onsen

Woman bathing at Japanese onsen
One of our readers asked in our recent article Top 5 Ryokan in Japan, what are some top ryokan that are located in beautiful surroundings and have their own private onsen for guests. That’s a great question!

Now if you’re not familiar with what exactly and onsen is, let me help you with that first…

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Top 5 Ryokan in Japan

Best Ryokan in Japan

As promised during our introduction to the Japanese ryokan, we’re back with a rundown of some of the best ryokan in Japan.

Ryokan can certainly vary in quality and price. And when it comes to top ryokan, you will definitely be paying a top price for a quality. With so many great ryokan to chose from, we tried to pick a few of the best from different locations throughout Japan.

So here is our top 5 picks for Japanese ryokan!

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Finding Long Term Accommodations in Osaka & Kyoto

Finding Accommodations to rent in Japan

Looking for short term accommodations in Japan is relatively easy with a wide variety of choices – from Japanese style inns (ryokans) to ultra modern business hotels – making booking short term stays a snap. But what if you are staying in Japan for longer, say a few months? Now things start to get a whole lot more difficult.

After doing some heavy research for a longer stay in Japan, here’s what I’ve found about booking accommodations for the Osaka and Kyoto area.

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