Picking the right accommodation for a trip can really make or break a travel adventure, and these days many people appreciate the creature comforts of having a home-like stay. It's no surprise then that AirBnb has grown in popularity not just in Japan but across the globe, and there are some truly unique lodging options to choose from.
Recently, AirBnb compiled a list of the top 10 accommodation options favorited by their users for this summer. If you're looking for AirBnb's to stay at in Japan for the future, be sure to bookmark some of these!
This AirBnb in the Gujo Hachiman area of Gifu is perfect for those seeking a relaxing, nature-filled break. The property comes with its own full-sized sauna, and sits right on the banks of a clear stream if you need a refreshing dip!
Tottori Prefecture is one of Japan's least visited regions, but that's as good of a reason as any to visit – you won't have to contend with crowds! This AirBnb has an impressive 4.85 out of 5 rating from 100 reviews, and is reasonably priced at only ¥5000 a night.
Located in the stunning Shimoda area of Shizuoka, this modern AirBnb was only completed in August of 2020. The big drawcard of this spot is the open air hot spring bath it comes with, and the minimalist decor adds to the sleek feel.
Perhaps best known for winter sports, Nagano is just as gorgeous in green season. This AirBnb affords visitors the option to stay in an old folk house, and barbecue facilities can be set up for your stay as well. It's a perfect way to spend a summer weekend!
This Osaka-based AirBnb options is excellent if you're traveling with a larger group, as it can accommodate up to 7 guests. It's about 10 minutes driving time to Universal Studios Japan, and there is parking available on-site, too.
Kyoto is a city of tradition, so it seems only fitting that this AirBnb is located in a property with 100 years of history. It's an easy 5-minute walk from Sanjo Keihan Subway Station, and not far from major attractions like the beautiful Heian Shrine.
This AirBnb in Ibaraki embraces the tiny house concept, but it's still spacious enough to accommodate up to four guests. The property also has a sauna and a large pool (March - November only for the pool), providing all you need for a relaxing staycation.
Another option for travelers to Shizuoka is this AirBnb located a short distance from Atami City. All of the rooms overlook both the mountains and the sea, and if you have a small canine companion they're welcome to come along at an additional fee – please mention that at the time of booking.
This coastal cabin in Chiba has a 4.90 review score from over 100 visitors, who praised the cleanliness of the property and the luxurious surroundings. There's an outdoor jacuzzi and a 15 meter-long pool for guests to utilize, which gives the accommodation a resort-like vibe.
Rounding out the top 10 list is another Nagano entrant – an elegant log house in the Iizuna Highlands. Sitting at an altitude of 1300 meters, the AirBnb is surrounded by the beauty of nature but is only 20 minutes by car from Nagano Station.