House of Light is an Absolute Delight
With an “outside-in” room and a bath lit by fiber optics, this incredible complex, designed by internationally renowned artist James Turrell, is one of Japan’s most unique places to stay.
4 Popular, Cozy & Tasteful Yugawara B&Bs
There are a number of family-oriented, affordable, yet stylish B&Bs to be found among the rich hot spring country of Yugawara.
3 Definitive Accommodations in Hakone-Yumoto
Hakone Senkei offers three excitingly different hot spring inns at Hakone-Yumoto—including one with private, detached rooms like little thatch-roofed cottages!
Escape Reality by Relaxing at Hotel Sakan
If you're looking for a vacation spot that has the convenience of city life and the charm of the countryside, Sendai is the place to go. And while you're there, pamper yourself with a stay at a top-of-the-line hotel that's a cut above the rest!
Japanese Inn Gets New Lease on Life
Traditional hospitality mixes with modern otaku culture at this mountainside 'ryokan.'
9 Classic Yugawara Ryokan with Private Baths
Traditional 'ryokan' (Japanese-style inns) are the epitome classical of Japan, and they're the backbone of the hot spring town of Yugawara. Here are nine great picks in Yugawara, each with a private bath!
All About Love Hotels
With Japanese apartments so small, where do couples go for private time?
Finding an Apartment in Japan
If you're considering moving to Japan, or even just looking to get out of that share house, read on to learn about your options!
Top Luxury En Suite 'Onsen Ryokan' near Tokyo
Enjoy a truly luxurious stay in a traditional Japanese inn with an en suite hot spring. The best part: they're located near Tokyo.
8 Hot Spots to Book in Kyushu—If You Can!
We'd love to stay in any of these eight amazing Kyushu locales—but they're so popular it can be really hard to get a space!
6 Geothermal Days in the 'Land of Fire'
Spend a day hugging the edge of one of the world's largest calderas, meander through eight boiling 'hells,' let yourself get buried in steaming hot sand, and even visit Hello Kitty—there's an incredible array of things to be done in Kyushu!
Shoryudo: Knockout Destinations
From ropeways and waterfalls to castles and historic gardens, the 'Rising Dragon Road' through central Japan does everything to catch your eye!
Private Baths in Forest Groves
Wonderful for couples, savor a luxurious experience surrounded by nature at Kinnotake Tonosawa inn.
This Hotel Plan Guarantees Heart Palpitations
A hotel in Ishikawa Prefecture has designed a program it guarantees to bring a throb to your heart: and if it doesn't, you don't have to pay!
Ichinoyu Ryokan: The Hot Choice for Hakone
The Ichinoyu Group's Japanese-style inns, or 'ryokan,' can be found throughout the Hakone area, offering half a dozen luxuriously different ways to experience this famed hot spring region. Find out why they're hot, and which one suits you best!
Shoryudo — Rising Dragon of Japan
Have you ever made soy sauce by hand? Neither had Rachel! Follow her journey through the 'Rising Dragon' of Japan, a route that travels through Shizuoka, Aichi, Ishikawa, Gifu and Nagano Prefectures.
The Ryokan Designed After a Moon Princess
Recommended for couples, experience a mysterious, gorgeous stay at this first-rate inn, built to evoke the tale of Kaguya-hime, the princess found in a bamboo stalk who returned to the moon.
An 8-Day Journey Through the 'Rising Dragon'
Travel through the 'Rising Dragon' region of Japan, where you'll find ancient shrines, exquisite gold leaf, top-ranked gardens, incredible festivals, panoramic mountain views, plus markets, museums, kabuki and more!
Top 8 Exclusive En Suite Onsen in Kyoto
Are you shy about going to a public onsen? Here's one solution: an en suite hot spring experience! We bring to you our Top 8 list of en suite onsen inns near Kyoto!
This Inn Looks Like a Samurai's Residence!
Japanese visitors are falling in love with the gorgeous gardens and traditional rooms at this atmospheric inn.