accommodation

Stay at an old samurai residence in the heart of a “Little Kyoto” warrior town

Swords, armour and ceremonial items are just some of the samurai secrets awaiting you inside this secluded compound.

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Indulge in this sumo, public bath-themed room during your next stay in Tokyo’s Harajuku district

“Dosukoi” is the next iteration of themed travel accommodations being offered by the fun and inventive Moshi Moshi Rooms.

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Hakone onsen ryokan offers crazy cheap “Gimme a flippin’ break from the coronavirus” room deals

Less than $US40 a night gets you two luxury meals and a room with a private rotenburo bath attached.

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Shibuya capsule hotel comes with free beers, unusual beds and unique soundless wake-up system

Cheap accommodation in Tokyo offers one of the best high-tech deals in the city.

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Lotte City Hotel in Tokyo comes with all-you-can-eat sweets and ice cream

People in Japan are going crazy for this sweets hotel, which serves up Koala’s March pancakes unavailable anywhere else in the world. 

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Pokémon hotel rooms spawn in Tokyo and Kyoto

Spend the night in a Poké Ball with some of your favourite Japanese pocket monsters.

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Sleep next to the railroad tracks at the closest hotel to a train station platform in Japan

New accommodation recreates the feel of a high-class train cabin inside, with a priceless view outside for just US$20 a night.

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Narita Airport accommodation: New hostel opens in a converted Japanese elementary school

Go back to school at Ready to Flight! Narita.

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Mysterious guest house opens in Kyoto, features 11 different bizarre rooms full of oddities

Includes a room where you can adjust its “scare factor” and one that lets you speak with the deceased.

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Japan Travel: 17 Things to do in Oita, Japan’s onsen prefecture

There’s so much more to Oita than amazing hot springs. 

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Capsule hotel offers stays for $12 a night, extra perks make it one of the best deals in Tokyo

Looking for a cheap place to stay in Tokyo? This guest house will tick all your boxes.

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Capsule hotel in Tokyo offers spa stay, with sauna and infrared foot bath to wash stresses away

Get away from it all at this oasis in the heart of the city.

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Muji Hotel Ginza: New accommodation in Tokyo takes Japanese minimalism to the next level

We step inside the huge new complex and bring you a walkthrough of every floor before it opens to the public.

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Tokyo accommodation: Capsule hotel offers unique sleep and sauna stay for women

Do-C provides Löyly and a warm pillar for an authentic Finnish sauna experience you won’t find anywhere else in Japan.

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New “social apartment” that comes with attached movie theater will open soon in Saitama

Fancy having a private 20-seat cinema at your doorstep? You can get exactly that for an affordable monthly rent of $525.

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Buddhist priest at Japanese temple lodging goes viral for rude responses to tourist’s bad reviews

Many people are siding with the Mt Koya priest, who said he was frustrated by tourists who post “arrogant responses like they’re some travel pioneer”.

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Japanese travellers give their answers to the Hotel vs. Ryokan Japanese inn debate

Q&A website explains the good and the bad of hotels and traditional Japanese inns

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Terahaku aims to be the Airbnb of Japanese temples

Experiencing life in a Buddhist temple in Japan is about to get a whole lot easier.

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We stay at a downtown Shibuya capsule hotel and indulge in unlimited baths and sauna sessions

This male-only capsule hotel may just be the perfect stopover for your next budget trip.

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Tsutaya Book Apartment: Stay overnight at new 24-hour bookstore in Tokyo

With private booths, showers and a women’s-only floor, this is one of the best places to stay in Tokyo.

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