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Home in Shiojiri
One rental villa in the middle of nature, Forest Villa, Enrei Kohgen
* In principle, the hotel will be closed from January to March, but you can also stay if you request it individually.In the winter, the stars and the view are great, and it is also popular to stay warm in the hearth. * Please understand that the heating in the living room and bedrooms is not perfect during the cold season in the old house at 1000 meters above sea level.Please be prepared to stop slipping, such as stud-less tires, for cars during snowy seasons. Forest villa Shioji Plateau is an old folk house-style rental villa with a hearth located in Shiogiri City, Nagano Prefecture.It is a quiet hideaway surrounded by trees at an altitude of 1000 meters, with no other buildings around 20 meters.You can relax in a relaxing environment of 530 square meters of land, 120 square meters of ancient house-style villas, and 20 square meters of balcony. You can cook in the kitchen if you bring your own ingredients. * Located in a quiet villa area, the following things are prohibited by the rules of the villa area. ・ Being loud or noisy after sunset ・ Acts of using fire such as bonfires and fireworks ・ Collection of wild vegetables outside the premises of the facility
$114 per night
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Home in Nozawa
Kalik House: Japanese style home in NozawaOnsen
Kalik House is managed by Nozawa Hospitality to better serve your needs! Private Japanese style home in the center of NozawaOnsen. Easily sleeps 8-10 people on futon beds. Perfect for family holiday or groups. Short walking distance to village center, gondola and bus stop. Min requirement of 2 nights in Dec-Feb weekend SUMMER RENTAL AVAILABLE Minors must be accompanied by at least 1 adult aged 20 & above in compliance with local laws.
$521 per night
Home in 京都市
<Kouhaku Machiya> 2-min walk to Kitano Tenmangu
2-minute walk from Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, famous for its plum blossoms and autumn leaves! An Outdoor bath made of Shigaraki ceramics.Enjoy the feeling of traveling and stay as if you were living in a house with a washing machine, kitchen and tableware. Please relax comfortably in a well-equipped machiya house with a Kyoto-like atmosphere.
$280 per night
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Japan vacation rentals

Cabin in Nagano
Elegant, secluded cabin for couples & families
$209 per night
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Cabin in Isumi-shi
Brooklyn ✖️ Entire log house. BBQ Higashiya is also available for light rain BBQ! There is a high-speed optical line. A 5-minute walk by sea and a 5-minute drive by supermarket
$77 per night
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Tiny home in Sakuho, Minamisaku District
Sanson Terrace "off-grid tiny cottage"
$88 per night
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Cottage in Saku
Sanson Terrace - Trojan Waltz
$173 per night
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Hut in Sakuho-machi
Sanson Terrace "silkworm house"
$88 per night
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Chalet in Sakuho, Minamisaku District
Sanson Terrace "hut Juksul"
$119 per night
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Cabin in Atami
Hill-Top Log-Cabin House:ocean view/hot springs/
$151 per night
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Villa in Tsumagoi, Agatsuma District
Open! Rock food ("Sleepy")
$500 per night
Home in Shinano, Kamiminochi District
Small cabin "Mökki" by the creek for one group only per day
$164 per night
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Cabin in Nanjo-city Tamagusuku
Okinawan traditional village 5min from ocean
$172 per night
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Villa in Tsumagoi, Agatsuma District
【Fandina藤原】Kitakaruizawa luxury private villa
$272 per night
Private room in Kyoto
[SSN] Newly Renovated Japanese Temple Room for Two
$68 per night
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House rentals with jacuzzis in Japan

Home in Isumi
Beach Cabin with Private Pool and Jacuzzi on the Beach (Sleeps 6)
$83 per night
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Home in Gobo
Ultimate Boutique Entire Villa Private & Secure Accommodation for up to 10
$124 per night
Home in Izunokuni
Magnificent mount Fuji. BBQ while watching Mt Fuji
$150 per night
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Home in 国頭郡恩納村
Sandy beach next to Blue Cave 8 rooms 6 bathrooms Okinawa's largest 600 sqm swimming pool
$524 per night
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Home in Minamiboso
Entire Adult Paradise/Ocean View/Sauna/Pool/Dome Tent
$787 per night
Home in Ginoza, Kunigami District
Superb view House COPAIN
$67 per night
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Home in Hayama, Miura District
Hayama the terrace house
$293 per night
Home in Kyoto
Stylish Modern Kyo-Machiya 500m From 金閣寺 W /Dryer
$76 per night
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Home in Shimoda-shi
Hill Top House With Spa Bath Kisami, Shimoda
$362 per night
Home in Yomitan, Nakagami-gun
Experience the open Asian and Okinawan style with Jacuzzi BBQ on a terrace overlooking the sea!
$235 per night
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Home in 京都市
Private Condo -Ajiro-5min Kyoto station.
$113 per night
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Home in Tsumagoi, Agatsuma District
Natural hot spring open-air sauna private villa with extraordinary experience/guesthouse Japan Asama Yumoto
$614 per night
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Vacation rentals with jacuzzis in Japan

Earthen home in Koshimizu city, Shari province 斜里郡小清水町
Tida House (Hand-made strawbale house!)
$65 per night
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Cabin in いすみ市
(Isumi) The Governor's Retreat@The Enclave 〜「総督庵」〜
$180 per night
Tiny home in Ichinomiya, Chōsei-gun
Tiny House Ichi (5 min walk from station) Container tiny house with private open-air bath
$127 per night
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Hut in Inashiki
Entire building! BBQ tools are free! There is a fire pit, pizza pot, and Goemon bath. Beer server. Heated in all rooms. Pick up and drop off available.
$232 per night
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Hut in Ōmachi-shi
Large, traditional country house with hot spring!
$390 per night
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Villa in Hokuto-shi
Grand Alps View/Jacuzzi & Spa/Luxe Lodge
$372 per night
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Villa in Atami-shi
[GO TO apply] Ocean view private garden facing the sea with a full ocean view
$288 per night
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Villa in 草津町
Large Lodge with Real Onsen!/for Ski and Mt./8ppl
$229 per night
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Vacation home in Awaji
Rental villa with stunning ocean views (NE-2930)
$419 per night
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Cabin in 白山市
★Wooden Suite Room★Theater room with free Netflix
$68 per night
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Cabin in Hakone, Ashigarashimo District
♨︎ Natural hot springs flowing from the source ♨︎
$204 per night
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Cottage in Onjuku, Isumi District
0 seconds to the sea! Free BBQ! Enjoy the oceanfront!
$125 per night
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Your guide to Japan

Welcome to Japan

Whether you’re new to Japan or you’ve traveled here many times, this country of 430 inhabited islands will unveil a new facet at every turn. You can take in the lakes and shrines surrounding Mount Fuji, the brilliant building-high signs of Osaka, the ancient temples of Kyoto, and the avant-garde architecture on remote Naoshima Island. Tokyo is a feast for urban aesthetes, with globally chic design stores, fashion boutiques, and cocktail bars, while the dramatic gorges and vapor-wrapped volcanos of Hokkaido’s national parks will thrill lovers of the outdoors.

It’s hard not to make Japanese cuisine a cornerstone of your visit, whether you’re sampling your way through regional styles of ramen or honoring the season’s most evocative ingredients with an elegant kaiseki meal. The twin assets of Japanese hospitality and the country’s well-designed infrastructure make it easy to experience Japan’s many delights, traveling between megacities and remote coastal villages.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Japan?

Though it’s hard to make generalizations about an archipelago that stretches 1,900 miles, Japan is generally considered to have a temperate subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers, cool but mild winters, and a distinct spring and fall. The farther from Tokyo you travel, of course, the more you’ll want to consult local conditions. The climate in the snowy northern island of Hokkaido — where winter temperatures dip below freezing for a month or two — can be quite different from that of semi-tropical Okinawa in the south, where humid 90-degree summer days are the norm. On the main island of Honshu, spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are the most comfortable, not to mention the most popular times to visit. The landscape is at its most expressive then, especially during Japan’s famed cherry-blossom season in late March and early April. If you are traveling to Japan in late summer, monitor the weather reports for tropical cyclones blowing in from the Pacific Ocean, and keep in mind, September and October are the height of the country’s rain season, so bring waterproof outerwear as well as indoor plans.


What are the top things to do in Japan?

Kyoto’s Higashiyama District

As the imperial seat for more than a millennium, Kyoto has preserved hundreds of stunning temples, palaces, gardens, and of course, the legendary geisha districts. The historic Higashiyama District is one of the most atmospheric corners in this tradition-minded city, and you can spend hours wandering down narrow streets lined with wood-frame houses and centuries-old artisan shops, darting into side streets to peek in small shrines, before visiting the 1,200-year-old Kiyomizudera temple, with its terrace overlooking downtown. Higashiyama shines brightest during the 10-day Hanatoro festival in March, when thousands of paper lanterns appear.

Hiking in the Japanese Alps

Seventy percent of Japan’s landmass is covered in mountain ranges, which curve along the entire sweep of the archipelago. One of the most glorious spots in the northern Japanese Alps is the 673-square-mile Chūbu-Sangaku National Park, located between Toyama and Nagano, 150 miles northwest of Tokyo. In the summer, you can hike along the Azusa river at Kamikochi, seek out the hot springs around Okuhida, or if you’re an experienced mountaineer, trek from mountain hut to mountain hut (make reservations beforehand). In winter, skiers and snowboarders make pilgrimages to the resorts at Hakuba.

Island-Hopping in Okinawa

If you don’t think of traveling to Japan for sublime beach time, you’ve never visited the Okinawan archipelago at the southern end of Japan. Using Okinawa City as your base, you can take ferries or short flights to reach some of its 160 far-flung islands. Go snorkeling in the clear turquoise waters surrounding Tokashiki Island, where clownfish and butterfly fish dart among the coral reefs. Loll on the powdery white-sand beaches of Hateruma Island. Wander around historic houses with tiled roofs and sculptures on Taketomi Island. Everywhere you go, you can sample Okinawa’s distinctive Ryukyuan cuisine, which incorporates influences from China and southeast Asia.

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