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Understand Japan: Accommodations

Hotel and other accommodations may be difficult for foreign visitors to arrange. The visitor may encounter problems in communicating, or in arranging payment or guaranteeing his reservations. Furthermore, in the case of long-term stay, as may be required for medical treatment, hotel lodging may not be the best solution.

Depending upon the visitor’s needs and lifestyle requests, there are a number of different accommodation options available. Short-term visitors will be most comfortable staying in western-style hotels, but may also want to experience staying in a Japanese-style inn, called a ryokan, or in a guest house, called a minshuku—or in temple lodging, a youth hostel, or even a capsule hotel!
Depending upon the visitor’s needs and lifestyle requests, there are a number of different accommodation options available. Short-term visitors will be most comfortable staying in western-style hotels, but may also want to experience staying in a Japanese-style inn, called a ryokan, or in a guest house, called a minshuku—or in temple lodging, a youth hostel, or even a capsule hotel!

 

Med in Japan Newsletter No.2 September 2012