Hotels in Japan are essentially clean and orderly.  You can stay in a tiny capsule hotel for less than 5000 yen per night, get a business hotel room for less than 10,000 yen per night, stay at a ryokan(Japanese Inn) for somewhat more, or go for the ritzy western hotels in the 30,000 yen range.  Love hotels are gaudy looking with a curtain in front to stop gawkers.  Even consider a youth hostel.  I had a great experience in the one in Miyazaki many years ago.  The SIJ Hotel & Guesthouse Directory is likely the most comprehensive nationwide directory of Japanese visitor hotels and inns on the worldwide web.

When visiting Japan, you will want to make sure that you stay at a hotel that offers a great experience. There are several different types of hotels in Japan, each with its own unique features and amenities.

The first type of hotel is the ryokan. These are traditional Japanese inns that offer amazing natural views, delicious food, and warm hospitality.

The second type of hotel is the zashiki-ya. These are small, family-owned hotels that are perfect for budget-conscious travelers. They typically have a local flavor and offer unique amenities, such as on-site laundry services.

The third type of Japanese hotel is the haneda-shotel. These are large, five-star hotels that are popular with international travelers. They offer all the amenities that you would expect in a top-of-the-line hotel, and often have incredible views of Tokyo Bay.

The fourth type of Japanese hotel is the ekiden-yokuhan. These are luxury hotels that are perfect for luxury travelers. They typically offer stunning views of Tokyo Bay and spacious rooms with all the amenities that you would expect.

The fifth type of Japanese hotel is the minshuku . These are small, family-owned hotels that are perfect for budget-conscious travelers. They typically have a local flavor and offer unique amenities, such as on-site laundry services.


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