Japan is a country with an amazing culture and plenty of scenic spots such as flower gardens. The architecture for some of their buildings always look like pieces of art - so detailed and intricate. If you’re planning a trip to Japan and you want a unique experience, you definitely have to check out some of the Airbnb properties! They may or may not be more affordable than a hotel, but you’ll surely be amazed by the unique lodging experience you’re going to get. In this article, we’ll be narrowing down some of the best accommodation options here. Read on to find out more about the best Airbnbs in Japan!
This one-bedroom home welcomes you to the beautiful city of Osaka. It features a balcony where you can smoke or enjoy a drink while taking in the sights of the city. The kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, freezer, and microwave for your cooking and dining needs. The WiFi, TV, and dedicated workspace are also provided for your convenience and leisure.
Finally, the rental is only six minutes away from Nipponbashi station and is close to the plethora of attractions in Shinsekai, Kuromon Market, and Dotonbori. You’ll easily find various things to do during your stay.
Top guest reviewsit had all the amenities that we needed and the beds were comfortablethe beds were surprisingly comfortable and heater worked well for colder weathervery clean and comfortablesmall space but clean and convenientcleanliness - the place is very clean as well as the things to usevery clean and convenient place to stay atthe place is clean and well maintained
Host:she was extra helpful in the quick responses and making sure i checked in safelyyoshikata was an amazing hostgreat area and hostis a nice place great help from the hosthost replies are very fast and helpfulRead more reviewsplace is a perfect walking distance from namba stationgreat location but take ear plugssuper close to the subway and close to a lot of good restaurantsreally great location by bustling downtown nipponbashiyoshitaka's place is in a great location
One of the most affordable places to stay in Osaka is this designer room in an apartment-hotel in Osaka. For four guests, the price of this luxurious room is such a steal. Osaka may be one of the busiest cities in Japan, but the peaceful residential area this rental is located in will make you feel like you’re not in the city. From here, a grocery store and a convenience store are five minutes away on foot. The Namba train station is about a minute’s walk from the property as well.
Top guest reviewskoji’s apartment was clean stylish and in a convenient location
Host:the host replied back quickly every time i had some questions ^^ thank you for the great time~Read more reviewsgreat place in a cozy districtit is such a nice place to stay in during travel around osaka
A luxurious place to stay in Sapporo that is not at all intimidating due to its extreme affordability is this apartment hosted by Seiki. The place is a studio unit with several comfortable beds that can accommodate a total of seven people. Although Sapporo Station is about 15 minutes away on foot from the property, your host recommends that you rent a car for easier navigation. Some of the neighborhood essentials, like grocery shops, convenience stores, and restaurants, are also within walking distance from the rental.
Yui Valley is a 96-year-old traditional house located in Shizuoka Prefecture, a countryside situated between Tokyo and Kyoto. If you’re going on a road trip, this vacation home in Japan is definitely a great rest stop for a night or two. It’s a great place for tourists to slow down and relax, especially because this traditional house is situated within the scenic green mountains, rivers, and tea fields. The house is newly renovated and furnished, complete with traditional sliding paper doors and tatami floors. It’s also a huge space with two living rooms, three bedrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen. If you’re interested in the heritage, arts, and culture of Japan, the hosts also offer workshops and day trips for a fee.
Top guest reviewsall the rooms are beautiful and the kitchen has all the amenities you might need to cookpro tip - definitely accept their offer of dinner and breakfastwarning to city people :- no tv or city entertainment but wifi here is goodthe restoration of this charming traditional japanese house creates a comfortable home with all the amenities you requirewe loved the breakfast and dinner that daisuke & hila thoughtfully prepared for usthe house was very clean and really beautifulthe house is simple but impeccably clean and so tastefully decoratedthe place is immaculately cleaneverything is super clean and taken care ofthe house is traditional yet beautifully renovated and immaculately clean
Host:wonderful hosts and lovely mealsdai und hila were very friendly hostshila and dai were the perfect hoststhey were delightful hosts in every waythey are wonderful hostsRead more reviewsthe location is a perfect getaway from hectic city lifewe rented a car from shizuoka station and enjoyed the flexibility of going around on our ownbeautiful walks in rural woods and bathed in close by riverthe house is beautifully designed and can be found tucked away in a calm forested areathe location is in the mountains with beautiful walks and a babbling brook nearby
This guesthouse located at Mitoyo-shi in the Kagawa Prefecture has over a hundred years of history and is so well-preserved that it’s now a candidate to be registered as a Tangible Cultural Property. Imagine staying in this space surrounded by the traditional interior design of old Japanese houses - it’s definitely going to be an amazing experience. Guests can access and enjoy a bath in the Goemonburo, which is an old-style Japanese bathtub. There are three Japanese-style rooms on the first level and two on the second level. The location is also really convenient, with attractions only a short distance away.
Top guest reviewsthe kitchen is generously equipped with plenty of tools plates bowles etcthey have a fully functional kitchen and beautiful gardensan’s place is excellent it’s a 100 yr old house with modern facilitiesthe house is fabulous and authentic with great tatami roomsthe house is beautiful and cozy full of artworksclean warm comfortable and very traditionalthe house was clean and comfortableit was very clean well equipped & maintainedvery nice house clean and tidy roomhis wife kept the place clean and organized everyday we really enjoyed staying there
Host:host is very nicethe host is very nicethe host is very welcomingowner is really very kindthey are excellent hostsRead more reviewsit is located in very quiet area yet close to supermarket and good eateriesnearby shopping mall (15 minutes walking distance)highly recommend for anyone visit shikokuideal place for travelling in kagawathe sushi place he recommended is cheap and goodthere is a huge mall with all imaginable shops and restaurants just a short walk away
Located in Nago, Okinawa, this condo is situated conveniently, as it’s only a stone’s throw from the nearby Ocean Expo Park and a botanical garden. The balcony is definitely one of the best parts of this amazing vacation rental in Japan because you’ll be able to see a magnificent view of the ocean. During the full moon, you will even see the moon rising above the mountain. Take a walk along the neighbourhood and enjoy the peace and quiet and the relaxing vibes of the place. This property is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. There is a fully functioning kitchen as well as a washing machine. Plus basic necessities such as a microwave oven, toaster, rice cooker, toiletries and detergent are provided by the hosts.
Top guest reviewsnice sea view and well orgnized roomhighly recommended with fantastic view and fancy facilitycomfortable beds and plenty of amenitiesamazing view comfortable beds amazon prime video laptop and even a smartphone with data and free calls providedvery good experience perfect view comfort house nice person nice facilitiesclean and tidy househouse was clean and so lovelyvery nice clean and well organized flatvery nice airbnb that was super clean and comfortablehighly recommend the house very clean and peaceful
Host:host was also very kindkind regards denice :)thank you to host :)wonderful host with fantastic englishthe host provide a good service as they will answer your questions within short period of timeRead more reviewsexcellent location to visit churaumi aquariumgreat place also near a resort that has restaurants and shops at walking distancegreat location where close to nice hotel restaurant and local super marketsgood location with lots of sunlight and i appreciated how thorough junichiro wasi recommend walking to cape bise
This cosy and beautifully decorated apartment in Japan for rent is a great option for guests who are on a trip to Fukuoka. There’s a subway station directly connected to the airport, and it’s located on a really safe street so you don’t need to be intimidated even if it’s your first trip to this city. The apartment is equipped with basic amenities such as air conditioning, towels and portable Wi-Fi. One great bonus is that Tenjin, one of the most famous areas in Fukuoka, is only a few minutes away!
Top guest reviewsthe air conditioning was goodpocket wifi was super valuablebed too small for 2 persons more like super single than queen side bedeasy check-in and the room had absolutely everything i neededextremely clean compact room in fukuokait was exceptionally cleanit is very clean and comfortablethe room was absolutely clean and cozythe apartment was clean and tidy
Host:kana was also an excellent hostkana is a wonderful hostkana is a great hostkana is the best hostkana is a very nice host and replies promptlyRead more reviewsterrific location beside the train stationgood place with perfect location very near to the subway stationgreat place and near value supermarket and train stationalso the location was greatgreat place with convenience location
If you’re still looking for a temporary hideout on your upcoming trip to Hokkaido, this place is an excellent choice for such a plan. This Japanse-style tatami hut rental has two bedrooms and can accommodate up to six guests. The area is somewhat secluded and the host recommends that you arrive by car. Take note that this place has no typical beds; you will only be sleeping on a tatami mat with a futon, which adds to the uniqueness of this lodging experience.
Top guest reviewsthe owner been thoughtful that the heater was on when we arrived and have instant bowl toowe arrived in the dark and host had thoughtfully left heater on for uswill need the heater in the winter time but an excellent place for a get awaythe host is thoughtful to turn on the heater and keep the cosy house warm and so welcomingthe beds were also very comfortablethe bathroom was clean and the house was very cozyit could’ve been a very nice clean and simple hutthe bathroom and toilet were clean and there is hot waterroom was clean and the heating was already prepared before we arrivedthe kitchen was nice and large and the rooms cabin overall was fairly clean
Host:the owner is very nice and helpfulshinji is a great host responsive to our queriesalthough we didn't get to the host we felt very welcome and comfortablebeautiful house in the surrounding pine trees the host is nice he prepared everything making our stayed enjoyablethe host is helpful and nice will probably stay again next yearRead more reviewsthis place was great for a summer getaway from my workshinji's place is located in a beautiful setting in pippuwarm and cozy this place is a rare gemamazing house in outstanding location 5 minutes from ski resort & onsenthe listing location is peaceful and beautiful surrounded by nature
This idyllic guesthouse in a forest residential area in Fukuoka is a great option for solo travelers or couples who’d like to spend some quality time away from their busy lives. You can appreciate the world’s natural beauty and listen to the river stream. The home’s interior displays white walls with wooden furnishings and flooring. There is a fully equipped kitchen at the property, as well as a snug and cozy bathroom with a tub. Your host, Daisuke, recommends that you rent or bring your own car so you can enjoy going out and coming back without any hassle since this property is in a secluded neighborhood.
Top guest reviewsair conditioner was not there but it's cool in the nighti was really thankful you borrow a fan to us it i was good in the summer timethe room is greatly designed with an amazing bath tub and a tiny but pretty yardit's very peaceful and comfortable - ideal for that writer who needs to focus etcvery clean and cozyvery clean and nice with the japansee stylevery nice place n cleanthe house was very clean and we slept very wellthe place was as pictured and was very clean
Host:of course host was so kind and he was willing to help us to feel betterthe hosts were very nice always responsive and super helpfulthe co-host maiko is very friendly and kindalso host is always kind and help to youdaisuke was very helpful throughout the process and was understanding when i had to change plans last minuteRead more reviewslocated in a very scenic location it had great access to itoshima and fukuokait is about 15min walk from station so not too badthe walks to and from the station were easy and relaxinggreat quiet location but convenient stores and restaurants just an easy walk down the hillabout a 20 minute walk from the subway not a bad walk if you have the energy
This property is located in Hokkaido, and the space is divided in two: one half is for the hosts and the other half is for the guests. So don’t worry, because you’ll still have your own private space. The accommodation is furnished with a living room and a bedroom equipped with one double bed and a futon mattress. A kitchen can be easily accessed if you want to prepare your own meals. The rice fields are just a short walking distance away, and it is a great place for guests to relax and enjoy nature. You’ll also be able to see the beautiful sunset from the backyard, so prepare to be awestruck because the view is going to take your breath away.
Top guest reviewsthe place was warm and comfortable with heater heating up the floorgreat heating system in the roomswe recommend you to book japanese style breakfastwe had an excellent night in the house with luxurious facilities and amenities and the kindest hostsyou could even enjoy authentic japanese breakfast for an extra charge if you want (do it )everything is clean and comfortableplace is sparkling clean and feels homelythe house is clean and spacioussuper clean super lovely and warm placeit was quiet clean and very friendly
Host:the host is a very helpful and kind ladythe hosts' parents showed us great hospitalitygreat host & delicious breakfastthe host’s mom is great and friendlythe host is very kind and helpfulRead more reviewsbeautiful house in beautiful locationvery nice place very close to yubarithe location of the property is perfect for those arriving or departing from chitose airportwe enjoyed the location of quiet nice countrysidegreat place and great breakfast
This property lies near Lake Toya in Hokkaido and is really great for tourists who are into the winter sports. The house is located right by the lake and is especially relaxing thanks to the panoramic views of nature it offers. Up to seven guests can be comfortably accommodated here. This rental beautifully furnished, with a living room, two bedrooms, a Japanese-style room and a kitchen.
Those who are fond of skiing and snowboarding will love Rusutsu, the biggest ski field in Hokkaido, just a 40-minute drive away.
Top guest reviewsin the living room it has a stunning view of the lakethere was also air conditioning which made our stay during summer coolit was very comfortable and the view is lovelyif the wifi speed could be faster it will be a perfect houseshe decorates her house with details with fresh flowers in the bathroom dining table n kitchenclean tidy and has everything we neededmaki's lake side house is really clean and tidy as per photomaki san's airbnb is super clean and cosyhouse is also beautiful and cleanexceptionally comfortable cozy clean welcoming
Host:the host is very responsiveshe is by far the nicest host i've methospitality was great and the host gave amazing local tipsmaki is a great hostmy family and i felt at home and enjoyed the hospitality of this thoughtful host thoroughlyRead more reviewsshort distance from most places of interest around lake toya areaconveniently located to places of interest around lake toyalocation is out of town but you get all the peace at the lake sidewe love the house and location despite is 15mins drive to the townget yourself familiar with the location before heading off to places of interest in lake toya
The old houses located at Nanjō-shi in Okinawa are beautifully furnished and prepared to welcome guests. This is a spacious property with two Japanese-style living rooms and three bedrooms with two beds and six mattresses that can sleep a total of eight guests. Wireless internet and portable Wi-Fi are also available. This accommodation is situated in an awesome location, as the beach is only a three-minute walk away! Aside from that, there are a lot of picturesque cafes nearby if you’re looking for a nice place to chill and relax.
Top guest reviewsthe scenery is viewable from the balcony and we enjoyed eating our breakfast at the balconytakashi has a lovely place with a sea view and beautiful japanese-style roomsit’s been a pleasure staying in takashi house-comfortable calming with tasteful decora must stay if you enjoy having the space and want something other than the typical apartment listingsthe floor mattresses/tatami and the duvet provided were comfortable and cleanspotlessly clean local tips and nice touchesthe house is clean and tidythe house was clean and spaciousa clean and cozy traditional japanese style house with modern facilitiesthe house is old but very clean and comfortable
Host:takashi is a kind hostthe host is very nice and helpfultakashi was a great airbnb hostvery responsive and thoughtful hostawesome place with persons host the host really helped us make our stay in okinawa a pleasant oneRead more reviewsgreat location in southern part of okinawaclose to a beautiful beach(drive time within 5 minutes)the house was beautiful and located in a quiet areathere's a beautiful beach park a short drive awaythe location is a bit far but if you are going to rent a car it's totally ok
This villa situated in Takuma, Kagawa is a beautifully furnished property with wood accents that remind guests of a traditional Scandinavian house. With the sea located right in front of the property, guests are definitely going to love the panoramic ocean view from the wide windows. There’s a bedroom with two beds and one bathroom, and there’s also a table and chairs on the first level for guests to chill and unwind while overlooking a splendid view of the surroundings.
Top guest reviewswonderful apartment with stunning viewscozy and quiet place with stunning viewthe propoerty is very comfortable and the views are great(the kitchen did supply some basics like oil tea coffee etcif you want to see amazing view in a lovely apartment and have a car we recommend takaomi's placeit is very clean and made of wood so you smell and feel the fresh woodthe sea was quite clean (compared to other beaches nearby tokyo)amazing place it was so beautiful and cleanthe place is clean & well equipped the kitchen has all kinds of utensils) the house was exceptionally clean with a well equipped kitchen lovely hot spa bath and comfortable beds
Host:our hosts were perfectthe host is easy to communicatetakaomi san was an amazing hostvery helpful and knowledgeable for the local areathey are the best hosts ever - so kind and helpful with everythingRead more reviewsit is easy to walk near the sea or the countryside close to the housecan rally recommend this placeright place to relax in the hammock an get your mind free from lively tokyothe house itself was outstanding in its design location and comfortbut host take us to train station he is so friendly
For a family or group of six looking for a comfortable stay in Sendai without breaking the budget, this two-bedroom apartment hosted by Kunimaru is a fine choice. The home is as straightforward as it gets. There is no elaborate decor; all that’s inside are all that you’ll need to have a cozy place to sleep at night. The area is completely safe as the apartment building is located right across from Sendai’s central police station. Connectivity should be the least of your worries, too, as the subway station is only a nine-minute walk from the property.
Top guest reviewsair conditioning was excellentso spacious and stylish the warmest place we stayed at since the ac/heater system was modern and worked wellthe beds were comfortable and there were plenty of amenitiesthe room was as described and felt like an older building that had been recently updatedthere are many appliances and tv very useful to usthe place was very clean and spaciousthe house is very cleancomfortable clean spacious heart warming place to stayvery clean and functional apartment with everything you needthe room is clean and renewedRead more reviewsthe ideal location is near to sendai station aeon mall and shopping streetit was only a short 15 minute walk to sendai station so it was well locatednice location great equipmentsparkling space with nice locationthe apartment is in a good location and not far from the station or the shopping street
Located in Oguni-machi, Aso-gun, this two-storey log house boasts a natural hot spring right within the property! Guests can choose to enjoy the hot spring either indoors or outdoors, depending on their preferences. It’s also really spacious, as it can fit up to ten guests. There’s a living room as well as a bedroom on the first level. A large bedroom with tatami mats can be found on the second level. There’s a fully equipped kitchen so guests can prepare food, and a barbecue pit is also available for those who want to organise a delicious barbecue dinner.
Oguni-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoto-ken, Japan
437.23 km (271.7 mi) from Umeda Sky Building
Top guest reviewsgreat house with lots of space and excellent facilities / amenitiesthe second floor heater is a kerosene heater which makes the room smell like fumesspacious home comfortable beds beautiful tranquil sunset views & nice relaxing private outdoor hotspring bathbeautiful place with great and complete facilities with amazing hospitalitywe especially love the private onsen and the kitchena big and clean housethe house is clean and spaciousthe place is clean and tidythe house itself is very clean nice and well equippedthe house is big and clean
Host:the host is very nicethe owner is nice and friendly :)the host is very nice and accommodating :)host is very nice and helpfulthe host is super nice and responsiveRead more reviewsgreat location for some time outgreat location for hiking and visiting onsensgreat place to stay away from the citythe house is located in the beautiful and quiet townprivate baths were comfortable and the location of the house is beautiful
This fairly new and cosy space located in the Yodogawaku area in Osaka opened in 2018, so the furniture and all the amenities are still really new and beautiful. It has a minimalistic design but is complete with the basic amenities, including a small kitchen. This space has everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay. Toothbrushes, linens and towels are provided so guests don’t have to worry about forgetting anything. The location is also really great. Umeda, a popular shopping area, is only a three-minute train ride away from the nearby Juso Station. If you’re planning a day trip to Kyoto, just hop onto a train from Juso and you’ll be able to reach the city in no time.
Yodogawaku, Osaka, Japan
1.91 km (1.2 mi) from Umeda Sky Building
Top guest reviewsreally great amenities extremely comfortable staythe mattress and pillows were super comfy and the shower was powerfulgreat place with great facilities and amenitiesa comfortable place to stay in with nearby amenities that’s convenient and easyit was clean provided all the necessary amenities and had plenty of roomvery clean and modernvery clean and new buildingeverything was very cleanclean place quite spaciousit’s clean and nice
Host:the host is also very responsive to my enquiriesi recommend these apartments and the hostthey were super friendly and helpful when it came to changes in our plansthe communication with the host was very easy and quickRead more reviewsgreat location close to juso stationeasy access to osaka station by bus and trainlocation is great in the middle of two subway stationsperfect apartment location is better for business travelinggreat local tips and location
Take time off to relax in these unique Airbnb accommodations
We’ve listed a few properties located in the rural areas of Japan. If you have the chance to visit, you should definitely take some time off to unwind from the usual hustle and bustle of city life. It’s great to take deep breaths and enjoy some time out in nature. Try to explore some UNESCO World Heritage Sites and national parks in Japan. You can also experience the beauty of traditional Japanese culture in some of these properties as well. If you’re planning a trip to any of these places, remember to book your Airbnb in advance!
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