hotels

Saying a prayer can open a passage between men’s and women’s baths at this Japanese hot spring

Love can start in the tub at this romantic onsen that puts the power in ladies’ hands.

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A private onsen bath with a karaoke machine is two of Japan’s best things with zero embarrassment

Go beyond singing in the shower by singing in the hot spring.

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Popular anime declares “Boys can be princesses too,” prompts apology from Japanese resort hotel

Pretty Cure encourages boys who feel like it to wear dresses and be princesses, hotel apologizes for not being progressive enough.

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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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Japanese hotel’s amazing mechanized bed rises to the ceiling to give you more floor space【Video】

Japan has a reputation for cool gadgets and efficient interiors, but this is on a whole new level!

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Japanese hotel has rooftop hot spring bath, unlimited sushi and alcohol, costs less than 80 bucks

Oh, and there’s also all-you-can-eat crab as part of the deal at this hotel in the coastal onsen resort of Atami.

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Travel back in time to this timeless Japanese hot spring inn from the Taisho period【Photos】

You can practically taste the nostalgia permeating this Taisho-era ryokan in Kagoshima Prefecture.

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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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Kyoto-made green tea-infused coffee combines Japan’s two favorite relaxing beverages

Why choose between coffee and Japanese green tea when you can have both in one cup?

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Capsule hotel in Osaka offers VR, 100,000 volumes of manga, saunas, possibly a capsule

You may not even want to bother getting a capsule when visiting Grand Sauna Shinsaibashi.

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Cool traditional Japanese inn lets customers tidy up their room with a click of a button【Video】

Thanks to several items outfitted with self-parking systems, we get a glimpse into the future of Japanese hospitality.

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Bad weather ruined your chance to see Mt. Fuji? This Japanese hotel will give you a free room

Because when your name is the Hotel Mt. Fuji, you want your customers to be sure they’re going to see Japan’s most famous mountain.

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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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Struggling Legoland Japan doubling down and becoming Legoland Resort with new hotel, aquarium

After a rocky first year, the blocky travel destination is confident about turning things around.

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Perfect-location Osaka hotel’s rates start at just 15 bucks, give you no reason not to visit

Unbeatable price still puts you in the heart of the city’s entertainment district.

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Kyoto hotel’s Maiko-han Bar event lets travelers drink with geisha at amazingly affordable prices

Foreign guests welcome at lobby lounge function that sidesteps the cost and pretense of orthodox geisha services.
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Matcha meow! Green tea cat-shaped bread going on sale in Japan

Special black cat-version also joins bakery’s awesomely adorable lineup.

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Hotel guests get a Halloween fright as their hotels are transformed 【Photos】

Even in Japan, there’s no escape from Halloween – at these Horror Hotels.

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Japanese ryokan custom ignites debate after visitors label it sexist

If you’ve stayed at a traditional Japanese inn with your partner, chances are you’ve experienced this custom before.

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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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