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Japan vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Japan

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  2. Ogasawara
Sharehouse Umi

Designer's sharehouse on the most quiet, attractive beach

R1,214 ZAR per night
  1. Entire chalet
  2. 虻田郡
3BR House+Netflix+Close to everything

Proudly Superhost since 2014. Our 3-bedroom house called Snow Money 1 is centrally located next to all the major amenities, within walking distance to the ski lifts and steps away from the hot spring. It is the perfect place to chill around the fireplace after a long day in the famous Niseko snow! (fireplace non available due to covid restrictions) We'd love to invite you to stay here this winter. Book your stay with us today!

R5,104 ZAR per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. いすみ市
(Isumi) The Governor's Retreat@The Enclave 〜「総督庵」〜

Quite Possibly the Most Luxurious Cabin in the Woods You’ll Ever Stay At! !!!FULLY LICENSED!!!

R3,381 ZAR per night

Vacation rentals for every style

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Japan house rentals

SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. 北安曇郡
Muskoka House — Stunning architect-designed chalet
R6,155 ZAR per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Nozawa
Kalik House: Japanese style home in NozawaOnsen
R3,410 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. 北安曇郡小谷村
Sunnsnow Tall House ski in/out Hakuba Norikura/car
R7,767 ZAR per night
  1. Entire home
  2. 虻田郡
Ezo 365 Resort Home 4 Bedroom
R15,334 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Asahikawa-shi
Guest House Itoh is a comfortable small inn with a sense of ease, a villa feel, and a quiet atmosphere.
R1,032 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Ōsaka-shi
【Shukuhonjin gamo】120㎡★100y Machiya★Delicate Yard
R3,363 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Karuizawa, Kitasaku District
LAKESIDE HOUSE 10-min drive from Karuizawa Sta.
R6,597 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Shima Shi
Private rooms in the woods located Shima Peninsula
R607 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Kumamoto
[YHouse] Limited to one group per day, a relaxing inn where you can see Mt. Aso (girls' party, couples, and families are welcome)
R3,394 ZAR per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Ishigaki
Oceanfront 3LLDK Home 10 mins Drive to City Centre
R3,511 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. 恩納村
380㎡ Seaview on the Top of Onna 4BR 3bath C
R6,214 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Yoshino-gun
Yoshino Cedar House (Max 7 people)
R2,427 ZAR per night

Japan cabins

  1. Entire cabin
  2. Nakatosa-chō
Nature Resort in Shimanto, Private cottage for 2
R971 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Nagano
Elegant, secluded cabin for couples & families
R4,645 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. 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
R3,840 ZAR per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Tsuru
Good access to Mt. Fuji 120 inch movie & fireplace
R3,772 ZAR per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Miyoshi
PATCH BASE 1
R2,555 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Yoichi, Yoichi District
Pets are allowed * Villa Rentals * Minanono Plei Village
R4,187 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Zaō-machi, Katta-gun
Pvt. LogCabin♨Natural HotSpring&FreeParking/Mt.ZAO
R3,402 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Hakuba, Kitaazumi District
Swiss Chalet Hakuba 
R7,971 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Atami
Hill-Top Log-Cabin House:ocean view/hot springs/
R3,669 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. 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.
R1,456 ZAR per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. 虻田郡ニセコ町
Moiwa Onsen House (summer 2022 longstay rate ok)
R2,403 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Nanjo-city Tamagusuku
Okinawan traditional village 5min from ocean
R2,928 ZAR per night

Japan hotels

SUPERHOST
  1. Hotel room
  2. Onna, Kunigami-gun
Hotel Homeland D
R1,515 ZAR per night
  1. Hotel room
  2. Motobu, Kunigami-gun
HOTEL MTB「BLISS」206
R3,575 ZAR per night
  1. Hotel room
  2. Nakafurano, Sorachi District
Twin Room / with breakfast
R3,289 ZAR per night
  1. Hotel room
  2. Fujiyoshida
Mt. Fuji Megufuji - Family Room
R2,663 ZAR per night
  1. Hotel room
  2. Motobu, Kunigami-gun
HOTEL MTB「GRANDE」101
R5,730 ZAR per night
  1. Hotel room
  2. 北安曇郡
Winterfell Hakuba Rooms (Family-2)
R1,820 ZAR per night
  1. Hotel room
  2. 長野市
Guest Hotel Unicorn Nagano Electric Railway Gondo Station is near Zenkoji Temple. It's in the downtown area.
R907 ZAR per night
  1. Hotel room
  2. 北安曇郡
Winterfell Hakuba (Peak View 2)
R1,820 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Hotel room
  2. Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma District
【Sansan Yuzawa Backpackers】9.9㎡ Small private room
R1,311 ZAR per night
  1. Hotel room
  2. Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru-gun
Oishi Park 3 minute walk Auberge Mermaid Double Bed Room 201
R1,494 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Hotel room
  2. Naha
RakutenSTAY NahaYachimun【Top-Floor Superior 4Beds】
R3,739 ZAR per night
  1. Hotel room
  2. 下田市
Japanese Nice View Room with 8 Tatami Mats
R3,089 ZAR per night

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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