Accomodation in Japan

There are loads of great options for places to stay when travelling in Japan, and although you can spend a fortune, there are many budget options too.

We've stayed in a pretty wide range of accomodation when in Japan - five-star hotels, mountain huts, tiny AirBnB apartments, dubious hourly-rate hotels and traditional ryoken. Each has its own charm!

If you're organising your own trip to Japan, then you'll probably be planning a range of accomodation too - perhaps a few nights in a nice hotel to start a honeymoon in Japan, then cheaper options as you travel.

One suggestion we have is to keep your options open. We've had a lot of success in Japan with booking.com and their "no cancellation fee" policy (other booking websites are available). We've sometimes cancelled trips because of weather or other reasons, and been able to change our plans at very short notice.

Having said that, many of the most popular cities and accomodation do fill up during peak seasons, so perhaps anchor your trip around several pre-booked locations and then fill in the gaps.


Experience a Japanese ryokan in style at the Ginsyo hotel in Ibusuki

Experience a Japanese ryokan in style at the Ginsyo hotel in Ibusuki

This seaside resort hotel is in the traditional ryokan style, and features stunning sea views, onsen and great food

Kyushu, Hotels, Ryokan, Ibusuki


Visit the seaside town of Ibusuki for sea views, beaches and hot sand baths

Visit the seaside town of Ibusuki for sea views, beaches and hot sand baths

This lovely little seaside town is a great place to spend a night while exploring southern Kyushu, or as a day trip from Kagoshima

Kyushu, seaside, onsen, spa, sand baths


Stay at the Cerulean Tower in Shibuya, Tokyo, for great views, spacious rooms and 5-star luxury

Stay at the Cerulean Tower in Shibuya, Tokyo, for great views, spacious rooms and 5-star luxury

This 40-floor luxury hotel in Shibuya is a fabulous place to stay when visiting Tokyo, a perfect Honeymoon location

Tokyo, 5-star hotels, accomodation