Japan Accommodation Options

Last Updated: February 08,2024

Exploring the Diverse Accommodation Options in Japan

Japan, a popular tourist destination attracts millions of visitors every year, thanks to its unique blend of ancient traditions and modern conveniences. When traveling abroad, choosing the right hotels is a key part of planning a perfect trip, as it can impact your comfort, convenience, and overall experience.

Japan has a wide range of hotels, from luxurious resorts to buddge-friendly business hotels. With such a wide range of hotels, it may be overwhelming to decide which one to choose. This guide will provide an overview of the different types of hotels in Japan and help you find the perfect accommodation for your trip.

This guide will have something you need whether you're traveling for business or leisure, seeking luxury or affordability, or looking to experience the traditional or the modern side of Japan. From Tokyo to Kyoto and beyond, let's explore the world of hotels in Japan and find the one that suits your needs.

It is noted that March and April during the cherry blossoms blooming in Japan are the peak Japan travel months, with accommodation usually doubled or even tripled in cost. To tour that season, we recommend reservations be made at least 6 months before departure. You can also read our cherry blossom schedule Japan to know more Sakura time in Japan.

1.Luxury Hotels

Luxury hotels offer travelers an exceptional and memorable experience such as private spas, extra hairdressing services during their stay. Luxury hotels, known for their refined design, impeccable service, exceptional amenities, and cultural experiences, such as swimming pools, impeccable service and large rooms with all the amenities. Luxury hotels can provide a sense of escapism, relaxation and indulgence that is hard to find elsewhere whether you are looking fir a lavish city hotel, an opulent beach resort or a high-endd boutique.


2.Resort hotel

Resort hotels are a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and an indulgent vacation in a beautiful setting for travelers. Most of these hotels with a wide range of amenities including pools, spas, restaurants, and recreational activities, located near the mountain or the beach, aimed at contemplative tourism for guests who prefer a quiet vacation or families with children. Resort rooms in Japan offer all kinds of amenities such as shampoo, soap, free coffee and tea as well as incredible sights. Half board is usually included for meals at their restaurants. Resort hotels can also meet your special needs such as onsen and some activities.


3.Business Hotels

For the travels who prioritize convenience, affordability and practicality during their trips, business hotels may be a good choice . Businesee hotels are typically close to transportation hubs and business districts and offer a range of amenities and services tailored to the needs of business travelers. Although business hotels not offer the luxurious amenities and cultural experiences as luxury hotels, they provide a comfortable and functional base for yravelers to work, rest and explore the local area. In diition, these hotels are designed with practical amenities and services thaat cater to business travelers such as high-sprrd internet, ergonomic workspaces and meeting rooms. Also, many business hotels offr complimentary breakfast and other amenities that can help travelers save money on their trip.    

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4.Budget Hotels

For the travelers with limitted budget, budget hotels offer an affordable and practical option for accommodation without sacrificing comfort or convenience. Although budget hotels cn not offer the amenities liks luxury hotels and business hotels, budget hotels provide a comfortable and functional base for travelers to rest and rechange.Some budget hotels may also provide communal spaces such as kitchens, lounges or co-working areas where travelers can socialize or work.

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5.Capsule Hotels

Capsule hotels are a unique type of accommodation and the archetypal experience that "Only in Japan". These accommodations are also near the train stations and airports making them a convient option for travels with early or late flights.

Capusle hotels might be a special and memorable experience. Most capsule hotels consist of two rows of sleeping pods, lined up on top of each other, which contain a futon-style bed, a light and sometimes extra touches like a TV or air conditioning. The amenities in Capsule are shared by the guests such as bathrooms, showers and common areas. Although the guests share the amenities, capsule hotels often provide a sense of privacy through individual capsule with curtains or sliding doors. Some even offer capsules with lockable doors for added security.In addition, some capsule hotels offer additional shared spaces like lounges, dining areas, workstations and even libraries. However, capsule hotels are usually designed for short-term stays, making them ideal for travelers who want to experience capsule hotels just one night.

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6. First Cabin

First Cabin is a Japanese capsule chain that offers a more upscale and comfortable version of the traditional capsule hotel experience. They have added elements inspired by first-class airplane cabins based on the concept of capsule hotels, and provide guests with a more spacious and luxurious experience.

In First Cabin, the sleeping compartments are much larger those those in traditional capsule hotels, offfering more spaces to move around and store personal belongings. They typically come in two types:"First Class Cabins" and "Business Class Cabin." As same as the traditional capsule hotels, the amenities are shared by the guests, but the amenities in first cabin are often more upscale and well-maintained, and fist cabin offers extra services and amenities, such as dining areas, workspaces, spa facilities and even laundry services.


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