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Japan Travel Tips – Japan’s Hotels March 30, 2021

Posted by Maniac in Japan Travel Tips, Uncategorized.
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It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for some of our Japan Travel Tips. If you’re unfamiliar with this series, we share with you some of the best independently produced documentaries designed to help international tourists who wish to visit Japan. After surviving 2020, you can be sure I REALLY want to travel, and why not travel to a country that is the birthplace of some of my favorite games of all time? In the last part, we talked about what you need to know once you arrive at an airport, today we will be talking about what your options are for a place to stay while in the country.

There are tons of different hotel options throughout the country. Some of those options may be familiar to international business travelers, some are uniquely Japanese. What do you say we break down all the hotel options available in the country? Let’s look at the work on the channel Life Where I’m From to break down all the different hotel options.

Business Hotels, AirBNB and Hostles should be familiar to most international travelers so we are going to skip talking about those right now. Instead we are going to be talking more about the more uniquely Japan hotel options.

First up, I wanted to talk about what could be the best option for couples who are traveling across the country, and would like a full bed with a unique experience, a Love Hotel. Here’s YouTube Channel Abroad in Japan, at a detailed look at just how unique a love hotel can get.

If you’re on a budget, traveling light, and are either by yourself or with just one other companion, a capsule hotel might be a better option for you. YouTube legend Only In Japan produced this fantastic documentary about the Capsule Hotel experience, what your sleeping options are, and what amenities you can expect at a capsule hotel.

Finally I would like to talk about the Ryokan. This hot spring resort is designed for families to share an all-inclusive getaway where they can rest, eat and enjoy themselves. Since there doesn’t seem to be any international hotel experience that even seems to come close to a place like this, we decided to highlight a video from Japan-Guide.com that we feel offers the most educational look.

So let’s break down the options for you and what are the pros and cons you should consider before choosing each one.

  • Capsule Hotel – Best idea if traveling alone, or with a companion of the same gender and planning to spend one to two days at most in one location.
  • Love Hotel – Best idea if you’re traveling with a significant other and no one else. It also is a good option for couples that plan to spend most of their time traveling and expect to stay in a different hotel every day. It is a cheaper option than a traditional hotel and you are guaranteed privacy.
  • Ryokan – Best experienced with a full family that isn’t planning to travel very far from their hotel. Expensive but all-inclusive with incredible amenities and food.

There are some other options out there that may be a bit more niche. YouTuber AkiDearest did this video about a Manga Hotel she stayed at which has to be seen to be believed.

Not enough information? Seriously there were dozens of great videos online to actually dedicate an entire article to each hotel. If the demand is there, we could decide to dedicate later article to go more into depth about showing specific hotel experiences across Japan.

Once you’ve got yourself a hotel you’re happy with you’re going to want to know how to get around Japan. Stay tuned for next Tuesday as we will be talking about the best way to get around the country, by train.

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