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Vacation rentals in Japan

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【Atami-Kaiun】PrivateSpace/110㎡/Ocean View/WoodDec
Entire residential home · 9 guests · 2 beds · 1.5 baths

【Atami-Kaiun】PrivateSpace/110㎡/Ocean View/WoodDecThis new-styled RYOKAN is located in the high-class-hotel area called Ajiroyama which is about 10 minutes away from Atami. "Atami Kaiun" is where you can have a quiet, comfortable and private moment with your family, friends or as a couple by not meeting anyone. The architecture of this house is in traditional Japanese style and you would enjoy the great ocean view from the dec balcony. In spring, you can even see a cherry blossom with it! Please enjoy the sea-side local life here in Atami :-)

NEW:Ocean View&Hot Springs/Atami/relaxing/2LDK/80㎡
Entire residential home · 6 guests · 5 beds · 1 bath

NEW:Ocean View&Hot Springs/Atami/relaxing/2LDK/80㎡This listing is located in the holiday villa area in Ajiro which is only 10 minutes away from Atami Central. As it is located in higher level, every room has the great ocean view! Enjoy the beautiful view in a comfortable queen bed, living room or balcony. Also this accommodation has a stone-made traditional styled bathroom where you can enjoy the natural hot springs too :-) Please get relaxed in this new accommodation and enjoy your trip in Atami!

Morinoya Kaikian (自然に囲まれた貸切 Villa)
Entire residential home · 4 guests · 0 beds · 1 bath

Morinoya Kaikian (自然に囲まれた貸切 Villa)Morinoya Kaikian is a very unique Japanese style house, located near by a small river and in a very quiet and peaceful area where you can comfortably relax with your friends or family. Surrounding area offers various attractions such as the famous Kusatsu and Manza Onsen resorts, hiking trails, the Asama Volcano lava park and others. IG@morinoya_jp ≪設備等の詳細は本文後にあります≫ 森のや 回輝庵は、軽井沢と草津の中間に位置する群馬県嬬恋村にある閑静な別荘地内の貸切ヴィラです。浅間山の北麓にあり、一年を通して雄大な自然を満喫できます。高原地帯のため夏でも涼しく、避暑地としても最適です。宿泊は2泊から、最大4名様までご利用いただけます。

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ﺩ.ﺇ1,118 per night
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Sobae Sanso - Adorable A-Frame Cottage
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ﺩ.ﺇ996 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.

How do I get around Japan?

Most people flying into Japan will arrive in Tokyo at Narita International Airport (NRT) or Haneda Airport (HND), though hundreds of flights every day also land in Osaka (KIX), Fukuoka (FUK), and Sapporo (CTS). If you’re traveling from one island to another, domestic flights are easy to find, and ferries offer a leisurely, scenic way to navigate the country. But Japan’s rail system is one of the best in the world. If you’ll be moving around frequently during your visit, consider purchasing a Japan Rail Pass for 7, 14, or 21 days, which covers Japan’s six major rail companies and many of the shinkansen (bullet train) routes.

If you’re comfortable driving on the left side of the road, you might consider renting a car for travel in more rural areas, but Japan’s most-visited cities all have comprehensive subway, train, and bus networks. (Mapping apps on your phone can help you determine the best routes and find your station.) Rideshares aren’t common, even in Tokyo, but taxis are. If you don’t speak Japanese and want to avoid confusion, show your taxi driver your destination translated into Japanese on a smartphone or hand-written note.

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.