Many hotels in Japan feature Western style rooms and facilities. They are generally costlier than the other accommodation types, and are frequently found in the major cities around the country.
- Price range: from 10,000 yen to 50,000 yen per room per night
- Facilities: private rooms, beds (single, double, queen, king), private bathrooms, room service, tour assistance, concierge, airport transfer, currency exchange
- Tokyo Hotels
- Kyoto Hotels
- Osaka Hotels
- Hiroshima Hotels
- Yokohama Hotels
- Sapporo Hotels
- Fukuoka Hotels
- Hakuba Hotels
- Kobe Hotels
- Naha Hotels
- Other Hotels
Reservation and bookings
The easiest way to book accommodations in Japan is online through websites such as Hotelscombined, Japanican, Agoda, Booking.com, Hostelworld, and JapaneseGuestHouses.com.
By using these booking and reservation sites, you will be able to find a wide variety of options for lodging, factoring in your budget, preferred vicinity, room type, and other things. Oftentimes, you may be able to snag discounted rates and promotions, especially if you book early or reserve dates during off-peak seasons.
Alternatively, you can search for the accommodations’ official websites and make a booking there. Sometimes, booking directly with the hotel can be less of a hassle and may even cost cheaper.
There are two common ways to pay for accommodations:
Usually, when booking online, you will need a valid credit card to complete the transaction, and the full amount of your stay is immediately charged to your card. But, there are times when your credit card is only used as a guarantee, no charge is made, and you just directly pay the hotel the full amount when you get to Japan.
Other times, particularly when you directly book with the hotel, you just have to provide them your personal and travel information and they will hold your reservation for you and only pay them in full once you arrive on your check-in date.