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Home in Shiojiri
One rental villa in the middle of nature, Forest Villa, Enrei Kohgen
* 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.In the winter, the stars and the view are great, and it is also popular to stay warm in the hearth.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 with no other buildings at an altitude of 1,000 meters and 20 meters.You can relax in a relaxed environment of 530 square meters of land, 120 square meters of ancient folk-style villas, and 20 square meters of balcony. If you bring your own ingredients, you can cook for yourself in the kitchen. If you are eligible for accommodation until December 20th, you can adapt to the Shinju discount. ※ It is located in a quiet villa area, and the following matters are prohibited by the villa area rules. ・ 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
$125 per night
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Home in Mitaka
Private house in Tokyo with Rec-Studio build in
Professional recording equipped private house in Tokyo. Suitable for couples, parties of less than four or families, especially creators, musicians and artists who need a space where you can concentrate on your creations in a good atmosphere. You can occupy Hotel-like stylish rooms and bathroom with your own entrance, spacious balcony and soundproof booth connected to a professional console room. It's Tokyo but it's quiet and calm. Free Wi-Fi. Free parking lot is available on site.
$143 per night
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Home in Niseko, Abuta District
Niseko Mountain Guides Lodge
Fully furnished lodge that backs up to the forest at the base of Yotei-san, Niseko’s iconic stratovolcano. If relaxing with friends in a peaceful setting, cooking, and enjoying the radiating warmth and sounds of a wood-burning stove appeal to you after a great day of skiing, look no further. 20-30 minutes to all Niseko United resorts; 40 minutes to Rusutsu. Two night minimum booking.
$308 per night

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Private room in Ogasawara
Sharehouse Umi
$70 per night
Earthen home in Koshimizu city, Shari province 斜里郡小清水町
Tida House (Hand-made strawbale house!)
$57 per night
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Cabin in いすみ市
(Isumi) The Governor's Retreat@The Enclave 〜「総督庵」〜
$194 per night
Cabin in Tsuru
Good access to Mt. Fuji 120 inch movie & fireplace
$175 per night
Religious building in Kiryu
The entire temple hotel in Kiryu just for you!
$242 per night
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Home in Fujieda
Japan Charm&Tradition-Yui Valley(easy Tokyo/Kyoto)
$103 per night
Tiny home in Sakuho, Minamisaku District
Sanson Terrace "off-grid tiny cottage"
$80 per night
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Tiny home in Shinano, Kamiminochi District
Anoie Private Sauna House with Stunning Views of Lake Nojiri
$334 per night
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Private room in Nagano
Limited to one group per day
$130 per night
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Home in Isumi
Beach Cabin with Private Pool and Jacuzzi on the Beach (Sleeps 6)
$72 per night
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Cabin in 軽井沢町
The whole building overlooks the forest from a large window. It's the same environment as your home, so you can stay with peace of mind.
$416 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
$272 per night
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House rentals with jacuzzis in Japan

Home in 京都市
<Kouhaku Machiya> 2-min walk to Kitano Tenmangu
$363 per night
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Home in 虻田郡
Ezo 365 Resort Home 4 Bedroom
$908 per night
Home in Karuizawa, Kitasaku District
LAKESIDE HOUSE 10-min drive from Karuizawa Sta.
$323 per night
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Home in 熊本市
[Same Day Booking OK] # Old House Stay # BBQ Terrace # Family # Home Drink # Free Parking on Premises
$75 per night
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Home in 国頭郡
Blue Cave 5min, Ocean View Lanakai House 160㎡
$195 per night
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Home in Shimoda-shi
Hill Top House With Spa Bath Kisami, Shimoda
$342 per night
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Home in Ginoza, Kunigami District
Superb view House COPAIN
$89 per night
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Home in Hayama, Miura District
Hayama the terrace house
$359 per night
Home in 恩納村
450 ㎡ Onna village mountain top sea view pool 5 BR 3 bath big garden C
$525 per night
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Home in Nagasaki
[Oyado Ryu] Japanese modern ancient house with open-air bath of cypress 115 ㎡ private inn 1 group per day only [8 people can stay]
$210 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
$579 per night
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Home in Shinjuku-ku
160㎡★Grand Piano♪ nr JR Shinjuku stn./Studio House
$515 per night
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Vacation rentals with jacuzzis in Japan

Hut in Inashiki
Entire building! BBQ, fire pit, pizza pot, Goemon bath. Training, New Year's Eve, reunion. Beer server. 30 people.
$251 per night
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Hut in Ōmachi-shi
Large, traditional country house with hot spring!
$367 per night
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Cabin in Zaō-machi, Katta-gun
Pvt. LogCabin♨Natural HotSpring&FreeParking/Mt.ZAO
$124 per night
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Villa in Hokuto-shi
Grand Alps View/Jacuzzi & Spa/Luxe Lodge
$308 per night
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Private room in 虻田郡俱知安町
Sekka Jug 4 Bedroom Condo
$869 per night
Cabin in Nagano
Entire villa, "Japanese" log house surrounded by nature
$144 per night
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Townhouse in 京都市
(Near Gion)Machiya inside a temple, stay with Zen.
$277 per night
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Home in Katsuura
1 accommodation in 2021! Direct access to the️ private beach! BBQ is available even when it rains in the️ roofed facility! Must see the️ starry sky!️ Karaoke
$925 per night
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Townhouse in 京都市左京区
Machiya stay inside Chomyo temple, stay with Zen.E
$207 per night
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Private room in Onna, Kunigami District
LOGIN OKINAWA -salt-
$163 per night
Cabin in Hokota
10 seconds on foot from the sea!! Private oceanfront villa! A stylish space with a lot of attention☆ to detail. Thursday, April 21.
$431 per night
Villa in Uruma
Newly built villa with pool, sauna and jacuzzi
$382 per night

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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