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  1. Entire home
  2. 北安曇郡
Muskoka House — Stunning architect-designed chalet

Stunning, architect-designed chalet. A perfect fusion of East meets West, snuggled within a pristine forest setting.

G$65,848 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Nozawa
Kalik House: Japanese style home in NozawaOnsen

(24 Apr 2020 New Host: Peter Douglas is our Host and Stefano remains as the Owner). 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.

G$37,637 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. 北安曇郡小谷村
Sunnsnow Tall House ski in/out Hakuba Norikura/car

Great for summer BBQ's Renovated in a sensational location in the Hakuba valley. Ski in/out to Norikura resort which is linked to the famous tree runs of the Cortina resort. 20 metres from ski slope, 100 metres to closest lift. House comes with 8 seat AWD Toyota for your own personal use in winter. Just bring international drivers license New kitchen with dishwasher. New Japanese heated wash toilets. 2 bathrooms, 1 with a bath. Flat screen TV & soundbar.

G$104,702 per night

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  2. いすみ市
(Isumi) The Governor's Retreat@The Enclave 〜「総督庵」〜
G$40,431 per night
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  1. Hotel room
  2. Hakuba, Kitaazumi-gun
The JOINT - Twin/ Double Room
G$15,074 per night
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  1. Tiny home
  2. Sakuho, Minamisaku District
Sanson Terrace "off-grid tiny cottage"
G$18,230 per night
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  1. Entire villa
  2. Kamogawa-shi
Kamogawa City, Chiba Prefecture "One set per day only" Villa with stunning views over the sea (one rental)
G$67,543 per night
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  1. Tiny home
  2. Shinano, Kamiminochi District
Anoie Private Sauna House with Stunning Views of Lake Nojiri
G$64,271 per night
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  1. Tiny home
  2. Minamibōsō-shi
110 steps to the wave break. ~ Tiny House ~ Sea hut
G$28,652 per night
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  1. Tiny home
  2. Tsukuba
Tiny house with private sauna and Mirabath
G$29,704 per night
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  1. Hut
  2. Sakuho-machi
Sanson Terrace "silkworm house"
G$18,112 per night
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  1. Entire chalet
  2. Sakuho, Minamisaku District
Sanson Terrace "hut Juksul"
G$23,838 per night
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Saku
Sanson Terrace - Trojan Waltz
G$27,110 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Atami
Hill-Top Log-Cabin House:ocean view/hot springs/
G$22,109 per night
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  1. Entire villa
  2. Atami-shi
[GO TO apply] Ocean view private garden facing the sea with a full ocean view
G$61,933 per night

House rentals with jacuzzis in Japan

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  1. Entire home
  2. 白山市
天然温泉露天風呂付きログハウス Natural Hot Spring With Log House
G$22,342 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Ōsaka-shi
【Shukuhonjin gamo】120㎡★100y Machiya★Delicate Yard
G$31,083 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Itō-shi
Unforgettable Experience at "Balmoral"
G$11,359 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Izunokuni
Magnificent mount Fuji. BBQ while watching Mt Fuji
G$37,159 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Ōta-ku
EarlyCheckIn/NewHouse/LegalRental/Haneda5min/WIFI
G$30,382 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. 恩納村
380㎡ Seaview on the Top of Onna 4BR 3bath C
G$74,787 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Kyoto
Stylish Modern Kyo-Machiya 500m From 金閣寺 W /Dryer
G$8,834 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Karuizawa, Kitasaku District
LAKESIDE HOUSE 10-min drive from Karuizawa Sta.
G$76,657 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Kyoto
TabitabiStay 「Taishi」
G$27,424 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Hokuto
Open-air Swedish Hideaway Wah Hwa (owner-occupied lodging)
G$23,371 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. 中頭郡, Nakagami-gun
Great deals now! Infinity resort CYATAN high quality unattended hotel! BBQ! Popular area!
G$35,316 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Onna, Kunigami District
Hill top view villa with pool -Bokairo-
G$80,981 per night

Vacation rentals with jacuzzis in Japan

  1. Entire villa
  2. 富津市
A space far from everyday life with ocean views, just under an hour from Tokyo
G$337,712 per night
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  1. Earthen home
  2. Koshimizu city, Shari province 斜里郡小清水町
Tida House (Hand-made strawbale house!)
G$12,270 per night
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  1. Hut
  2. Ōmachi-shi
Large, traditional country house with hot spring!
G$83,669 per night
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  1. Entire chalet
  2. Toyako-Cho, Abuta-Gun (虻田郡洞爺湖町)
Lakehouse at Toyako
G$356,642 per night
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Zaō-machi, Katta-gun
Pvt. LogCabin♨Natural HotSpring&FreeParking/Mt.ZAO
G$27,695 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Onna-son
[All natural wood Big Log Home]4BR,2Bath,3Toilets
G$39,029 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Isumi-shi
The Forestarium (Annex@The Enclave) Isumi, Chiba
G$35,757 per night
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  1. Hotel room
  2. いすみ市
Lodge ~KIRA~ where sun and stars shine
G$124,951 per night
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Okoma-yama Hakonemachi Hakone Ashigara Shimo-gun
Lakeside Villa with Mt.Fuji View
G$14,715 per night
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. 白山市
★Wooden Suite Room★Theater room with free Netflix
G$16,196 per night
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  1. Entire bungalow
  2. Isumi
Rustic resort isum club house
G$13,695 per night
  1. Entire chalet
  2. Hokuto
ユネスコエコパーク大自然の中1000坪の庭とラグジュアリーなシャレーでゆったり過ごす
G$82,967 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.


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.