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Tiny home in Ichinomiya, Chōsei-gun
Tiny House Ichi (5 min walk from the station) Container tiny house with private open-air bath
20 Ft Container Tiny House From the private open-air bath, the air is clear Relax while watching the starry sky! 16 ㎡ wooden deck and bathtub for private space Fully insulated and air-conditioned!Free Parking Available It is close to the station, so it is a convenience store, a drug store A 100 yen shop is within walking distance. The outside of the hot water shower is different. Come back from the sea with your wetsuit Please be sure to read the precautions ※ There are active 5 year old and 0 year old boys. For an environment where guests can stay at home premises It may feel noisy. For those who are not good at children, please consider it carefully. Check-in 15:00 ~ Check-out ~ 10:00 Early check-in, late check-out is charged separately. BBQ set is available separately for 4000 yen.BBQ stove, mesh, charcoal, table, chair, tongs, cutting board, knife, paper plates, paper cups and so on.Please bring your own ingredients and seasonings.Fire is unnecessary.BBQ is available until around 22 o'clock, and use of the outside bath is not allowed between 24 and 5 o'clock.In addition, please leave the BBQ set and the outside bath after cleaning again.
Mar 8 – 15
$128 per night
Bungalow in 奄美市笠利町
The Mermaids(with ocean view and private beach)
It is a rental villa located in a very quiet place with a private beach in front of you.There are no other private houses around, and you can enjoy a private space with your family and friends against the background of the sound of the waves.From the ocean view in front of you, the morning sun rises, and at night, the sky is full of stars. You can go straight to the beach from the backyard, and there is an external shower so you can enjoy the sea whenever you want. It is a 10-minute drive from the airport and a 15-minute drive to the nearest grocery store.You can buy small ingredients and sake at the private shop in the neighboring village, which is about 2 minutes by car.It takes 30 minutes by car to a large daily necessities store, but it is also recommended if you buy a large amount of ingredients. The spacious 560 tsubo site has a lawn backyard, a marble living room and kitchen, a spacious and clean bath and toilet, two bedrooms for two people, and a Japanese-style room for four people.Cooking utensils are provided, including kitchen paper, dishwashing detergent, hangers, laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc.
May 16 – 23
$227 per night
Tiny home in Shinano, Kamiminochi District
Anoie home with a private sauna with spectacular views of Lake Nojiri
This is a house with a superb view overlooking Lake Nojiri. There are several ski slopes (Myoko, Kurohime, and Masao), about 15-20 minutes away, making it a perfect base for winter sports. Enjoy a wood-burning sauna and a stunning water bath. There are no private houses around, so you can also watch music and movies with loud noises. Since it is a house nestled in the mountains, we will do our best to take care of it, but during the warmer months, insects can be seen.It snows a lot in winter.In autumn, the leaves dance. You must also adjust the fire in the wood stove yourself. It's not an easy house to live in, but it's got an incredible view. Enjoy cooking with a kitchen counter with stunning views, condiments, and a cooker.(There is no equipment for BBQ.)
Jun 23 – 30
$489 per night

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Japan house rentals

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Home in Atami
【Atami-Kaiun】PrivateSpace/110㎡/Ocean View/WoodDec
Jan 16 – 23
$214 per night
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Home in Sanmu
Villa & Camping between NARITA Airport & Tokyo
Nov 1 – 8
$59 per night
Home in 大網白里市
2020 № 1 Accommodation ‧ The closest accommodation to the sea in Kujukuri ‧ BBQ, karaoke, and free parking even in winter and rain with outside heating roof
Jul 3 – 10
$648 per night
Home in Setagaya-ku
Luxury New House/6 min to Shibuya
Sep 2 – 9
$342 per night
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Home in Minami Ward, Kyoto
More and more fun to travel in Imaya Fuji Kyoto!~ PS4 & Netflix & Projector 3LDk Parking
Jul 21 – 28
$232 per night
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Home in Shibuya-ku
Stylish 85 ㎡ for up to 4 people!2023/10 Remodel!!Hatagaya Station Near/Shibuya/Shinjuku!
Jul 16 – 23
$352 per night
Home in Kanazawa
[Complimentary rental free bicycle rental available, free rental of private bikes in single family home
Dec 21 – 28
$239 per night
Home in Gotenba
【New Open】villa hanasaku Mt.Fuji View outlet
Oct 7 – 14
$251 per night
Home in Kyoto
京都駅徒歩約5分-Luxury Rental Private Condo あじろ-
Jan 6 – 13
$190 per night
Home in Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto
Near Kitano Tenmangu - Renovated Machiya Inn「Muse」
Jul 28 – Aug 4
$65 per night
Home in Tokyo
Atrium,8min Skytree & Sta. 4BR 96㎡ CarPark/JP yard
Jul 7 – 14
$332 per night
Home in Nago-shi
Nakamatsu-ya☆Wood Architecture Award" winning work
$70 per night

Other great vacation rentals in Japan

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Apartment in Shibuya-ku
A room with bright sunlight.
Jul 11 – 18
$73 per night
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Cabin in Atami
Hill-Top Log-Cabin House:ocean view/hot springs/
Aug 6 – 13
$201 per night
Vacation home in Chōsei, Chōsei District
[Limited to one group] Panoramic sea view, relaxing cafe living, empty-handed BBQ, hot spring facility "Sun no Sato", pets allowed!
Mar 15 – 22
$484 per night
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Home in Taitou-ku
New House 100㎡ near metro happy!!!!
Dec 11 – 18
$184 per night
Chalet in Hakuba, Kitaazumi District
Amber D: 3LDK Semi-open Luxury Family Bath Private Snow Peak BBQ View Mountain View
Apr 19 – 26
$693 per night
Villa in Hakuba, Kitaazumi District
新築PanoramaHomesA/Newly built Chalet with Alps View
Mar 20 – 27
$240 per night
Villa in Itō
Playliving IZU - A ocean view villa with "Onsen"
Apr 24 – May 1
$483 per night
Home in Hokuto
Private sauna!Open air bath!Camping pizza and BBQ!Cute cottage in a large garden and outdoor lantern
Jul 10 – 17
$95 per night
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Home in Uruma
Newly built with 340 degree ocean view and BBQ terrace
Oct 15 – 22
$223 per night
Hut in Nanao
O only Village Yukin-an/Perfect for private inns/BBQ
Sep 24 – Oct 1
$179 per night
Religious building in Kiryu
The entire temple hotel in Kiryu just for you!
Jan 13 – 20
$265 per night
Guest favorite
Chalet in Hakuba, Kitaazumi-gun
Gravity by The Hakuba Collection
Jul 11 – 18
$437 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.

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.

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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