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Luxury resort areas; great nature surroundings and high –level accommodations
Traditional Japanese-style Inn, Japanese food, open-air bath,and tatami mattress bedrooms
Most common accommodation, Western-style bedrooms
Include all above, special facilities and food
Family run B & B, Western-style bedrooms, low-cost, home-cooked meal, warm atmosphere
Family run B & B(Japanese House Inn), low-cost, home-cooked meal
Stay over night at a temple, follow the monk’s routine, low-cost
*Basically require to shara a room with 4-5 people
Both Izu and Noto Peninsula are the most scenic spots of the bay resorts in Japan. Izu Peninsula is located in the Pacific Ocean, also a part of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Japan’s most beautiful mountain, Mt. Fuji is close by. Noto Peninsula is located in the Sea of Japan, famous for Wajima Lacquer Wares and Senmaida Rice Field (one thousand tiny paddies in tiers), people are also fascinated by its various landforms. Both peninsulas are well-known hot spring resorts and have many fishing ports,so that people enjoy the fresh seafood. Also you can find many of Japan’s top level Ryokan in those resorts.
You will be satisfied by both splendid lands and good-natured local people. The average capacity of the accommodations in both Peninsulas is 40 ~ 250 guests. (25,000 yen ~ 50, 000 yen)
- Shuzenji Asaba
- Hakone Gorakadan
- Izu-Nagaoka Sanyoso
- Atami Horai
- Yugawara Sekiyo
- Hakone Ichiitei
- Wakura Kagaya
Traditional Japanese-style Inn with a regular public bath and an open-air bath. The rooms with tatami mat floors and Japanese beddings (futon) - lately some ryokan have Western-style bedrooms. At some high-grade ryokan, the guests will be guided to their rooms by a room-maid who is taking care of their room while they are staying, like carrying the luggage, serving the food, and preparing the yukata and the futon. The guests will have a great experience of the Japanese hospitality at ryokan.
For group guests, they are often requested to use a big dinning room with tatami mat floors, where often people have a dinner party. In case of small groups (4~5 guests), usually meals are served in their room by a room-maid.
It is served 2 meals per one night, 4~5 guests are required to share one room (an extra might be added if only 2 guests share one room). The average capacity is 100 ~ 1,000 guests. Large ryokan has usually a conference room and a ball room. (9,000 yen ~50,000 yen)
- Yamashiro Beniya Mukayu
- Yamanaka Kayotei
- Yamanaka Kuriya Yasohachi
- Yamanaka Kocho
- Fukatani Ishiya
- Yuwaku Sakaeya
- Mikuni Boyoro
Most common accommodation with western-style bedrooms, often provides a number of additional services; restaurants, swimming pools,conference rooms, and ball rooms. The room has a cupboard, a TV, and a mini-bar (which often contains snacks and drinks to be paid for on departure). Usually they serve both Japanese and Western food.
Smaller sized hotels called “Business Hotel” have a room with only a bed,a small table and a washstand, often used by businessmen for their short business trip. They are usually cheaper than the regular hotels.
Guests often can choose either only breakfast or breakfast and dinner included.
The capacity is 100~2,000 guests. (5,500 yen ~ 30, 000 yen)
- Century Hyatt Tokyo
- Yaesu Fujiya Hotel
- Chisun inn Asakusa
- Hotel Granvia kyoto
- Kyoto Brighton Hotel
- Mitsui Garden Hotel
- Awashima Hotel
- Hotel Nikko Kanazawa
- Kanazawa Hakuchoro Hotel
- KKR Hotel
Family-run accommodation, besides the same facilities as regular minshukiu has, usually used some magnificent traditional buildings with peculiar designs, and serves special food. (Gourmet’s must-try!)
Basically 4~5 guests are required to share one room (an extra might be added if only 2 guests share one room). The average capacity is 15 ~ 90 guests. (20,000 yen ~45,000 yen)
- Yoshigaura Lamp no Yado
- Matsumoto Myojinkan
- Okumikawa Hazu Gassyo
- Otaru Kuramure
- Toyama Kasugano Riverlitorito
In Japan, B&Bs are often called “Pension”. The buildings are western-style, and usually they are run by a family. Breakfast often comes with homemade jam, fresh milk and bread.
Usually breakfast and dinner are served.
Bathrooms can be private.
The capacity is 10 ~ 30 guests. (7,000 yen ~
- Notojima Winds
- Tangram Le Poussin
- Nara Club
- Rebun Corinthian
- Lake Yamanaka Manor House
Japanese-style B & Bs. Family-run inns with a nice and homey atmosphere, usually Japanese traditional houses. Owners sometimes are farmers or fishermen for their side business, so that you can enjoy the freshest food, or even sometimes you can have very rare local food.
Minshuku are a budget version of ryokan. Most reasonable accommodation which serves 2 meals per one night, usually provided with only a public bath and a communal dinning room. Basically 4~5
guests are required to share one room (an extra might be added if only 2 people share one room).
The average capacity is 10~40 guests. (4,000 yen ~15,000 yen)
- Minshuku Wajima
- Himi Gyokei
- Kuronagi Onsen
- Ginza Yoshimizu
- Kyoto Yoshimizu
- Takayama Choza
- Kamikochi Nishiitoya
- Ainokura Yusuke
Japanese garden at ShukuboIt used to be a simple facility for housing and feeding monks at a temple or a shine. Now a day, it is mostly for the tourists who want to have the unique experience with the monks. The buildings, the statues, and the gardens give you a chance to calm and focus on yourself. Shojin Ryori (Buddhist Cuisine) is served to all the guests who stay over night. Completely away from your regular life and soak into a great nature. Following the monk’s daily routines such as cleaning, zazen, and reciting the sutra is something you can not imagine but a great experience in your trip.
Mount Koya (Koya-san)… It is located in Wakayama prefecture. The monk Kukai settled in 819, known as the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism. 53 temples out of 170 have the Shukubo. In old days the royal family and some nobles visited there to wish for their happiness and health, and stayed for a while. One forth of the population are the monks.
Zazen: The ascetic practice of concentrating mind and body. Straighten your back and put your right foot on your left thigh, placing the left foot on the right thigh. Breathe from the abdomen.
Shojin Ryori (Buddhist Cuisine): The food that Buddhist monks take. They avoid taking beef and any other meats including fish, also some vegetable like green onions,garlic, and chive. They simply enjoy vegetable’s best taste in season. From the doctrine of not wasting anything, they thank to all the food they take and use almost all the parts for the cuisine.
Usually only a public bath and a dining room, also not allow drinking alcohol.
5~9 people share a Japanese-style room. 1 night with 2 meals@5,000 yen~14,000 yen50〜300 guests
*Basically require to shara a room with 4-5 people
In the morning, the sutra reverberates through a hall.Fresh flowers and antique potteries welcome all the visitors
- Koyasan Ichijoji
- Koyasan Hongakuin
- Koyasan Kongosanmaiin