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Camper/RV in Amami
Entire oceanfront glamping! 10 minutes from airport! Holly camp airstream
Glamping resort villa 'only one group per day' stay in the seaside Airstorim Forget the hustle and bustle, unwind with the orange sunset, and fall asleep while gazing at the starry sky on one side. Wake up to the birds chirping and the sound of the waves and start your day. In the second outdoor living room, the spacious 60-square-meter outdoor living room, you can enjoy the pleasant sea breeze of Amami, sipping freshly brewed coffee and natural wine, enjoying BBQ and stargazing You can spend a relaxing and extraordinary island time. Located 10 minutes from Amami Airport, Restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets, public baths, and famous beaches and tourist destinations are within a 15-minute drive. ★Only available for guests! Marine activities available for 500 yen deduction ※ The price is per room for 2 people The price is the same for one person. [starry sky Cinema] Screen projector is available for free. Enjoy outdoor movies under the stars. ◆ New Hotel Open◆ Second property Holly camp Casa is now open! Learn more on Instagram.
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Treehouse in Hakone, Ashigarashimo District
"Designed by Takushi Nakamura", Hakone's treehouse is small enough to live with the forest.
Takushi Nakamura, an architect who draws on and inspires the beauty of nature. Five years after the idea, a minimalist space with a thorough focus on detail was created in the midst of the corona disaster: "What is life?". Hearing the sound of firewood bursting, lighting a fire, and feeling the warmth of a person nearby, you feel like you are in a bird's nest. Guests will be happier if they feel fantasy for just a moment. Also, this treehouse concept was born from Zero Waist in Kamikatsu Town and is designed to keep garbage as low as possible. We provide amenities such as a toothpaste set that can be taken home and used repeatedly, body towels, and small organic soaps that are cut out for use. We are producing and selling this treehouse across Japan and East Asia. Experience it once!
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Cabin in Nagano
Elegant, secluded cabin for couples & families
This is a stylish log cabin located in a pristine wooded area at an altitude of 1,300 meters (4,265 feet) in Iizuna, Nagano. The home is the perfect retreat for couples, families or small groups. It features a wood burning stove, large TV, Blu-ray/DVD player, stereo, leather chairs, and full kitchen. Enjoy hiking, skiing, BBQ, golf or hot spring onsen baths in the area. The home is approximately a 20-minute drive from Nagano Station on the JR Hokuriko Shinkansen bullet train and Shinano Railway.
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Cabin in Isumi-shi
Brooklyn ✖️ Entire log house. BBQ Higashiya is also available for light rain BBQ! There is a high-speed optical line. A 5-minute walk by sea and a 5-minute drive by supermarket
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Tiny home in Ichinomiya, Chōsei-gun
Up to 40% off National Travel Support! Tiny House Ichi (5min-walk from station)
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Private room in Imabari
Auberge Yugashira
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Home in Fujieda
Japan Charm&Tradition-Yui Valley(easy Tokyo/Kyoto)
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Tiny home in Sakuho, Minamisaku District
Sanson Terrace "off-grid tiny cottage"
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Tiny home in Shinano, Kamiminochi District
Anoie Private Sauna House with Stunning Views of Lake Nojiri
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Private room in Nagano
Limited to one group per day
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Hut in Nagano City
Limited to one group per day "Hoshinaya"
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Home in Atami
NEW:Ocean View&Hot Springs/Atami/relaxing/2LDK/80㎡
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Cabin in 軽井沢町
The whole building overlooks the forest from a large window. It's the same environment as your home, so you can stay with peace of mind.
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Home in Isumi
Beach Cabin with Private Pool and Jacuzzi on the Beach (Sleeps 6)
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Villa in Atami-shi
[GO TO apply] Ocean view private garden facing the sea with a full ocean view
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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.


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.

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