accommodation

Budget accommodation in Japan lets you stay for less than 18 bucks a night!

Clean, new and with lots of available extras, this is a fantastic option for savvy travellers.

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Can a woman have a good time at a Japanese love hotel on her own? Our reporter investigates

A relaxing Zen-like experience or a lonely, tear-inducing night surrounded by sex toys?

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What it’s like inside a $3,000 a night Japanese hotel room 【Video】

The palatial room can be found at a hotel that accommodates the Japanese Emperor on his travels.

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Stay at the Nara Juvenile Prison hotel in Japan in 2020

First look at the guest rooms and dining areas set to appear at the historic Meiji-era complex.

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Magical, Hogwarts-inspired interior makes this inn a must-stay for your next Japan trip

The Expected Inn is really quite unexpected!

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Glamping Okinawan style: a unique way to get in touch with nature in Japan【Pics】

The “glamorous camping” experience comes to Okinawa with luxurious tents and amazing views that will have you wanting to stay here forever.

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Crowdfunding campaign aims to revitalise disaster region by opening abandoned theme park in Japan

The eerie ruins of this once-thriving amusement park look set to become Japan’s next unusual place to visit.

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We visit the breathtaking “House of Light” in the Japanese countryside

With an “Outside-in” room and a bath lit by fibre optics, this is one of Japan’s most unique places to stay.

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Tomaya: The old Japanese inn that only accepts reservations by post

The mysterious guesthouse is so unique it has a slew of repeat guests who have fallen in love with its rustic charms.

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Sleep in a bookshelf at the new bookstore-themed hostel in Kyoto

This brand new space has 5,000 books for guests to read, a special bar stocked with local beers, and bunks inside the shelves to sleep in.

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Japanese love hotel makes plans to apply for Guinness World Record

The reason for their entry will surprise you.

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Sleep with anime stars at this Akihabara capsule hotel for women

The new hotel caters to the desires of anime fans with a series of intimate capsules.

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Airbnb listing in Japan reveals travel destination with exclusive use of huge private island

Sleep in a traditional Japanese house while surrounded by rice paddies, beaches, tree-houses, zip lines and a lighthouse on your very own private island.

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Akihabara’s first capsule hotel for women only set to open later this month

The otaku haven’s first women-only capsule hotel will celebrate its opening with an anime collaboration.

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We spend a night at Shibuya’s new Nadeshiko Hotel—a capsule hotel for women only

We recently visited the new Nadeshiko Hotel and were truly impressed. Find out what this women-only capsule hotel has to offer!

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The Bat Cave apartment: a unique place to stay in Shibuya, Tokyo

Ever wondered where Bruce Wayne would crash during a visit to Tokyo? You’d find him here in the Bat Cave, of course, and now you can stay here too!

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The “Venice of Japan” in Kyoto: a secret destination tourists don’t know about yet

If you’re looking for a spectacular tourist destination without all the tourists, you’ll want to visit Kyoto’s sleepy little fishing town that floats on the sea.

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We bunk up in “bookstore hotel” Book and Bed Tokyo on opening night

Ever since we heard about the opening of a bookstore-themed hotel with sleeping quarters built into its wooden bookshelves, we’ve been keeping a close eye out for updates, and were actually lucky enough to snap up a reservation to stay at the hotel on opening night!

After emerging from the beautiful space this morning, we can happily say it’s one of the most atmospheric places to stay in Tokyo. Actually, we wouldn’t mind shacking up here permanently! Come with us as we take you through all the gorgeous features and unusual details after the break.

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Room to swing a hamster: This share house in Roppongi is the cheapest and teeniest we’ve seen

Don’t believe people when they tell you that everyone in Tokyo lives in expensive shoeboxes. Compared to, say, London, where you could literally find yourself living on a pull-out bed in some stranger’s kitchen for £700 (US$1,000) a month, Japan’s accommodation isn’t TOO bad. In fact, if you don’t mind a little bit of a commute, it can be downright comfy.

Having said that, we were totally shocked when we discovered a room in a Roppongi share house going for only 29,000 yen ($235) a month. Wow, that’s cheap! So, what’s the catch? Oh, nothing… as long as you’re under 5’5″ and don’t suffer from claustrophobia

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Disused schools across Japan transformed into stylish accommodation

With a declining birth rate and depopulation in many rural areas, Japan is seeing an increase in the number of schools that are being forced to close. While this is undoubtedly all rather saddening, we’re getting reports that some of the elementary and junior high schools that have met their demise so far are being turned into a variety of new facilities. Find out how after the break.

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