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Vacation rentals in Japan

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LAKESIDE HOUSE  10-min drive from Karuizawa Sta.
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Entire residential home · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath

LAKESIDE HOUSE 10-min drive from Karuizawa Sta.This lakeside house is located in quiet area for holiday-houses and about 10-mins drive from Karuizawa Sta. Not new but well renovated house is surrounded by the nature that giving you a relaxing moment. Also easy access to outlet, supermarket, golf course and more for your convenience and enjoyment. # Language : English and/or Japanese is required for communication. 我不懂中国话。 对不起,请用日语或英语写出句子 * about 10-min drive from Karuizawa station * parking for 2 cars * BBQ equipment for lent

Ocean view villa in Hachijyo island, Tokyo
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Entire villa · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Ocean view villa in Hachijyo island, TokyoTo combat the new coronavirus, we are stepping up our cleaning efforts. One of these is full ventilation and the introduction of a special made-in-Japan sanitizing and deodorizing agent that is safe for humans and pets but sanitizes more than 400 types of bacteria and viruses. We're very sorry, but we cannot accept early check-in before 15:00pm. Please enter the room after 15:00pm.

【BBQ 】Close to the beach. Ocean view.  Groups OK
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Entire residential home · 10 guests · 0 beds · 1.5 baths

【BBQ 】Close to the beach. Ocean view. Groups OKThe beach house is located right across the road from Nagata Beach in Shirahama. Enjoy the magnificent sunrises, breath-taking views, and relaxing outdoor deck-time. During the full moon, you can even enjoy the moon`s reflection on the ocean.

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  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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  1. Private room
  2. Amami
Accommodation with a stunning view - 眺めのいい宿 -
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Minamiawaji
Seaside Resort Minamiawaji ☆ A spacious ocean view villa with sunsets for up to 15 people (10 recommended)
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Awaji
Lincoln Country House Authentic Super Log House in Nature Perfect Place on Awaji Island Pets OK
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Minamiizu, Kamo-gun
A small wooden house in a quiet location surrounded by forests, with magnificent oceans and an open feeling. Limited to one pair per day.
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  1. Hut
  2. Nagano
Guesthouse KIRISIMIZU
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  1. Tiny house
  2. Minamibōsō-shi
110 steps to the wave break. ~ Tiny House ~ Sea hut
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Shima-Shi
Oceanview! Ideal for fishing and marine sports!
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Mito
★ Opening Memorial Price ★ 100 ㎡ super spacious 2-story 3LLDK single building along Otsuka Ike Park [Limited to one group per day]
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  1. Hut
  2. Doshi, Minamitsuru-gun
Kikuya Zen - Whole Japanese Traditional House!
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Chino-shi
[Tanaka Plateau Sunset Terrace] On the Plateau Terrace, there is a weekly discount on the Wartation Mountain View Hammock
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Narusawa, Minamitsuru District
Lovely tiny cabin in the forest in Mt.Fuji
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. 白山市
Log house overlooking the mountain

Top-rated things to do in Japan

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  • Origami Fun with a Japanese Instructor
    * Great for virtual gathering for groups of up to 30. Please contact me for customizations (e.g. 30/45-minutes) or to request a time/date not listed. Origami unites people and creates happiness, resulting in peace and smiles all around the world. I have found myself origami is quite versatile: easy to start, stimulating imagination and creativity, calming mind. I will run the session with much love of origami, which is interactive and includes joking. I hope all of the guests having smiles and laughters, which make me happy. I'll give you a handout pdf for the class in advance for your reference. In the class, let me give you a virtual tour of my place Tokyo suburb and show you some amazing origami works with some stories I have learned through my 10 years of experience. Then I'll teach how to fold some attractive origami works: easy and fun, just relax with having a cup of drink :-). Using origami paper you prepare, you'll be walked through each step of folding. You'll have three or four origami works completed in the class. Let's have fun with Origami and add more smiles to the world! Meet you soon :-)
    From Price:€16 / person
  • Learn and Train with Samurai in Tokyo
    WELCOME to the Online Samurai World ! Let's Learn about Samurai & Samurai Armor, and Practice Samurai Martial Arts ! ◆ Good for FAMILY / Children ◆ Good for Team Activity in business ! ◆【 Now In New Course Discount 】 Ordinary 2,500JPY → NOW 2,000JPY We'd like you to write the review at Airbnb. ■ Program First you get to know the background of our art activity BUGAKU - Samurai Arts. Next, I explain about Samurai Armor in detail. Then we start the physical practice of Samurai Martial Arts! You'll have the lesson of basic Samurai movements including Ninja-walk, and a variety of wooden sword movements. Not only will I teach you the proper form but the long-held samurai code of propriety and ways of thinking. Learn how to carry yourself like a TRUE SAMURAI ! We are looking forward to having practice with you all around the world !! ■ Before You Join 1. Please make sure to DOWNLOAD [ Zoom ] in your PC, smart phone or tablet. 2. You can join the online program via Zoom URL LINK written in the schedule you book. 3. Please prepare a wooden sword or a rolled newspaper into a tick instead. 4. Please secure a bit wider space you can move around. ■ OFFLINE Samurai Experiences in TOKYO SAMURAI Martial Arts https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/98529 Try Samurai Armor + Martial Arts https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/715674 Samurai Performance Show https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/373476
    From Price:€16 / person
  • Origami and the Essence of Japan
    This is a rare opportunity to learn Origami with cultural backstories from a Tokyo local. It is a creative and fun experience perfect for corporate team building as well as family or friends get together! Origami is a traditional art of paper crafting from Japan. Precision and dexterousness that are required to fold a piece of paper is CONCENTRATING as well as THERAPEUTIC. This provides you a time to relax and share a common creative experience with people who you care. And you will create cool or lovely shapes by yourself. You can't get the same experience on YouTube tutorials because Manami shares not only how to make Origami, but also its history as well as Japanese culture and values behind the shapes. You will choose a few Origami from options with different skill levels. Manami will demonstrate folding step by step, emphasizing important skills. If anyone has questions or requests, she can stop to help anytime. 1. Manami introduces herself and the session 2. Manami asks one guest to introduce the group 3. Manami explains the options and confirm with the group which ones to fold 4. Manami demonstrates folding each origami step by step with her second camera showing her hands spotlighted 5. For traditional options, Manami talks about their background and related cultural stories 6. You can ask any questions or make comments during or after the session
    From Price:€10 / person
  • Kyoto Traditional Weaving Workshop Tour
    1. I will show you my workshop with commentary. You can see the real site of the textile workshop. At first You can appreciate Nishikori art work. 2.Next You can appreciate the textiles restored from the ancient textile. 3.Next You can appreciate the tall loom restored from the ancient loom. You can sit and take photos at the precious restored tall loom. 4.At the end of the course I will show you the magic show of the textile. It will take about 60~90 minutes. There is a English speaking staff.(supporting host) There is also shopping. Other things to note English support staff Minoru will also guide you through the workshop. ・You take off your shoes in most rooms. ・Eating and drinking in the workshop is prohibited. ・There is one restroom for one person. ・There are two stairs
    From Price:€7 / person
  • Magical Soy and Japanese Vegan
    The tofu/soybean curd and soy milk are magical ingredients that can replace many meat and egg dishes. They are economical, healthy and much less harming the environment and animals. In this experience, you can learn one of the following sets Tofu Teriyaki / Tofu steak, and Green Soybean Pudding. Vegan Mayonnaise, Vegan Scrambled Egg, and Vegan Egg Sandwich. Vegan Egg Roll ( sweet version), and Green Soybean Dip Vegan Unagi / Eel, and Miso Soup You can refer to the photos in the album to figure out what kind of dishes they are. If you are the one registered first, you can choose the menu you want to learn, but if you are not, the menu would have been already fixed. I'll send a list of ingredients and utensils a week before the experience. Please prepare the items written there if you are going to cook with me. But if you are not, you can watch my demonstration and try making it later at your convenience. A step by step full recipe will be sent to you after completing the experience. These dishes are also very useful for vegan sushi making. So check my another online experience "Japanese Vegan Sushi by Vegan Teacher" https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1728883 On the day of experience, 1. We introduce each other 2. Go through the ingredients, the kitchen utensils and procedure. 5. Making tofu dish. 6. Q&A Message me if you have something to clarify or
    From Price:€39 / person

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.