Overnight stay in Japan

Travel tips for Japan

Where to live in Japan?

So where should you live in Japan? I get that question quite often, but it all depends on budget and preferences. Here are 5 good accommodation options:

Hostel/guest house is fine if you are a young backpacker who is not bothered by noise and can sleep almost anywhere. I myself have used these two a lot on my travels, but next time it will probably be over for me. But hey, you can live as cheaply as for a flat 50s per night in dormitories found on Hostelworld.com. So there really is money to be saved here if you can sleep anywhere.

Holiday rental such as. Airbnb offers the opportunity to have more privacy than in a hostel at good prices. Remember to look at the host's reviews, comments etc. before you book.

Home stay is a super cozy way to get to know Japanese culture better. There are many websites out there where you can find families for home stay, and in some places you can pay with labor for a roof over your head. Definitely something I would like to try again myself.

Capsule hotel is a fun way to stay in a hotel, where you live in small individual boxes with mattresses. It doesn't sound so nice, but they are said to be very comfortable to sleep in - and so it's a fun and unique experience. It costs from around ¥2,500 to ¥ 6,000 (approx. DKK 150-350) per night, and many of the corridors in the hotels are divided into men and women.

Hotel , yes we know that. It works pretty much like in Denmark, but try to see if you can find a room in one of the many themed hotels in Japan such as Keio Plaza Hotel Tama (Hello Kitty themed), Henn na Hotel (robot themed) or Hotel Gracery Shinjuku (Godzilla- theme). In any case, it will be an experience!

Ryokan is a traditional Japanese hotel where there are often rooms tatami floor, communal bath and kaiseki dinner. Get an authentic Japanese experience in Japanese slippers and yukata (a kind of thin kimono). A stay often costs between ¥15,000 and ¥25,000 (approx. DKK 850-1,500) per person. night, but I recommend that you at least try it one night during your trip.

These are the most popular and normal types of accommodation when traveling in Japan. What type of accommodation do you prefer when you are travelling?

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