9 Japanese Accommodation Hacks Checklist

How to choose the best accommodation in Japan to suit your budget


If I asked you about accommodation in Japan what would you think of?

Some may think of high-tech modern skyscraper hotels with a touch of luxury, or perhaps a ryokan (traditional inn) nestling in the mountains with its own natural hot spring, how about staying in a Buddhist temple?

The truth about accommodation in Japan is that it is actually very diverse and (good news spoiler!) there's something to suit every budget – including no budget!

Whatever your budget is (including you have NO budget!), here's The Real Japan Checklist to 9 Accommodation Hacks In Japan...

This 3-page guide and checklist includes:

  • The 9 Accommodation Types available in Japan
  • Ryokan (traditional Japanese inns), minshuku (Japanese 'bed and breakfast')
  • Totally FREE accommodation option
  • Luxury hotels and shukubo (Buddhist temples)
  • Distinction between pricing per night (PPN) and pricing per person
  • Rough guides to pricing for each accommodation type
  • + Links to 11 online resources where you can book every accommodation type


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Rob Dyer
Rob Dyer

Hello, I’m Rob Dyer. I write, publish and travel.

I lead an ever-growing community where I inspire and help folks all over the world explore Japan off-the-beaten track.

I've been having adventures in Japan, off the tourist routes, for almost twenty years, and yet I still feel like I have only seen the tip of the iceberg of this amazing country.

I have a Japanese wife and an adorable, if slightly mad cat, named Salvador.

I started TheRealJapan.com to share my passion for travelling in Japan. To offer inspiration and resources to anyone who wants to discover Japan beyond the clichés. The Real Japan.

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