Japan Package handles more than 15,000 of accommodations [Western-style Hotels, Business Hotels, Japanese-style Ryokans, Minshuku, Shukubo, Machiya, and so on] all-around Japan. We arrange a special accommodation for all of our customers as funds permit. So, if you face some difficulties to find your accommodation please contact us now.
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Types of Accommodation
All of Japan's cities have many western-style hotels, with famous-name chains well represented in all larger cities. In these hotels, the staff will speak English. Especially in peak tourist seasons, it is best to book far in advance. More than 220 member hotels of the Japan Hotel Association(JHA) have consistently high standards of service and facilities. The majority of these hotels will have the same amenities as any western establishment in any country, including heating, TVs, air conditioning and swimming pools, with the possible additional services of interpreters and shopping and health centres.
One fairly recent addition to the Japan lodging network, which the cash-conscious tourist will appreciate, are Business Hotels. Found in all major cities and many mid-sized ones, business hotels are no-frills lodging aimed mainly at traveling Japanese business persons. Generally clean and comfortable, these hotels are usually smaller and offer fewer amenities than their upscale brethren. Business hotels are most commonly found conveniently close to train stations.
A ryokan is a type of traditional Japanese inn dating from the Edo Era, when they served travellers along Japan's highways. A room in a ryokan is constructed using traditional Japanese materials; flooring is tatami, and doors are sliding rice-paper doors.
A ryokan will usually also feature a common bathing area, often using hot spring water if in an onsen area. Recently High-end ryokan often provide private bathing facilities. Typically a ryokan will also provide guests with yukata to wear. And sleeping arrangements are a futon on the tatami floor.
One way to cut costs while traveling in Japan, as well as have a chance to penetrate below the surface of the daily life you're passing through, is to check into a minshuku. The Japanese equivalent of guest-home type lodgings, minshuku are family-run businesses, with the rented rooms being part of the owners' own home. They are often found in choice resorts and vacation spots, and feature moderate rates.
Shukubo temple lodging is the accommodation for worshipers to temples or shrines. The equipments are simple, but offer vegetarian cuisine and the chance to join early-morning Buddhist services or Zazen meditation Shukubo is about 300 locations in Japan, but many in Koyasan (Wakayama), Zenko-ji (Nagano), Dewa-sanzan (Yamagata), Mitake-san (Tokyo), each sect temple in Kyoto.
Experience the luxury of a traditional Kyoto townhouse
Iori townhouses have been lovingly restored and decorated with fine Asian art and antiques, bringing out the natural beauty of each space. Guests are able to enjoy a traditional atmosphere with all of the modern comforts of home.
Relax in Your Own House
In contrast to the limited privacy experienced at a traditional ryokan inn, Iori machiya guests may come and go freely, using the houses as their own.
Rental Agreement Basis
Iori machiya are rented to guests for just one night or longer, under a short-term lease agreement basis.
From Cosy Homes to Rambling Mansions
Our machiya can provide accommodation for one guest or up to groups of 14, depending on the house.
Furnishing & Amenities
We have preserved the old beauty of each house, but added modern comforts such as radiant in-floor heating, Broadband wireless internet access, air-conditioning, and state-of-the art bathroom fixtures.