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The purpose of travelling varies from person to person. Some prefer leisure activities such as fishing, skiing and snowboarding, others want to enjoy local cuisine in its variety and are looking for a gastronomic journey. It goes without saying that everyone travels with different objectives in mind. To respond to the great variety of travel needs, various types of lodgings have developed in Japan. There are lodgings just intended for sleeping, others that include a meal service and yet others that offer a public bath.

According to your trip, you might want to take into consideration the various possibilities of lodging.

Private residence taking lodgers

Minpaku is a form of lodging where you can rent a room in a private residence.
“minpaku” Portal Website for Private Lodging by Japan Tourism Agency Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
URL : http://www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/minpaku/index_en.html


A typically Japanese house of small scale that offers lodging. It is popular especially the surroundings of touristic places for fishing, scuba diving and other leisure spots. There are places that are well prepared when it comes to providing lodgings for customers who are looking for specific types of leisure.
Some other lodgings rather strive for the food selection and its quality. However, as we said above, there are also places where the lodging is limited to a sleeping space.

Lodgings can be quite affordable.

Capsule hotel

As you can tell from the name, a capsule hotel is a lodging with box-shaped spaces with a mattress to sleep on. Recently, also this kind of lodging has progressed.

Bed facilities have long been provided but the size of a lot of rooms has increased from the past. Despite being shared, shower rooms can be very spacious and fashionable, having changed overtime. Spending the night over in a capsule hotel might feel like sleeping in a secret room.
Give it a chance!

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