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Recent Japan reviews

  • Beautiful house - great location

    "We stayed at the Arashiyama Hanare house for 10 days, and it was everything we could have asked for. A traditional living experience, but also very comfortable. The house was beautiful and well maintained - the owners were great and available for any questions, but we had no problems or concerns. The house is in a nice, quiet, neighborhood (there is even a pretty little temple right down the street), but still so close to 2 rail lines, the Arashiyama sites, and places to eat (for local "Kyoto style" sushi, try Daizen right around the corner - the chef makes great sushi and he and his wife are very friendly). We would recommend the house to anyone looking for a great place to stay while exploring and experiencing Kyoto."
    Guest: Boston Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 28, 2014
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  • A delightful, happy tatami house

    "This small tatami townhouse was perfect for me and my daughter since it had two separate bedrooms. The house is fully equipped and easy to operate. It is on a very quiet lane but close to everything we wanted and needed (trains, supermarket, subway, restaurants and department stores). Actually, this was my second stay at the house; I was there 5 years ago with my son and would go back again in a flash. If VRBO allows it, I would be pleased to be contacted directly by potential renters."
    Guest: Andrew Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 15, 2014
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  • Quiet, clean and wonderful

    "We were travelling in a group of 4, with 2 of us in their 60s and 70s. We wanted to choose a place to stay that is clean and quiet and feelings more "home-like" than normal hotels. Tsumugi Inn was absolutely perfect. It is not a hotel but a temporary home, kept incredibly cosy and neat. The house is in the middle of town and is about 15 minutes on foot from the nearest train stations, tucked away in a quiet, picturesque little lane. Everything in the house is spotlessly clean, all the appliances and amenities are in perfect order. The host, Mr Kuni, is thoughtful and kind, and very experienced receiving overseas guests. This would be a perfect home for a group of friends who enjoy peace and quiet. A few tips I would like to offer: (i) there is no sofa (we sit on big cushions around a low coffee / dining table) and the bathrooms are on a different floor from the bedrooms, so older visitors should take care; (ii) our host keeps the place very neat and tidy with beautiful Japanese adornments around the house, parents should take care with very young children so they do not swallow (or destroy) anything; (iii) if you are unfamiliar with the rubbish recycling system in Japan it is worth asking a few more questions to make sure - we were sometimes quite confused although I think we did manage not to mess things up too badly in the end. Overall, a lovely place to stay - highly recommended!!"
    Guest: Helena Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 16, 2014
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Tokyo Travel Tips

Visitors to Tokyo Vacation Rentals

Tokyo is a modern city with a vibrant atmosphere. Most travelers visit Tokyo for business reasons but there are still many people that come to take in the city’s many attractions. Aside from traditional Japanese culture and history, shopping is what attracts many people to Tokyo. Many people will accompany their spouses who are traveling for business, simply so they can enjoy hours of retail therapy in the many malls and markets there.

Things to See and Do near Tokyo Lodging

Many people say that Tokyo is a city that never sleeps. For tourists that enjoy a vibrant nightlife, visit discos, bars and restaurants in the district of Roppongi. The Roppongi Hills Mori Tower has an observation deck on the 52nd floor that is open until 1 a.m. and has spectacular views over the city. A floor up is the Mori Art Museum which is open until 10 p.m. in the evening. There are also many tourist-oriented restaurants in the district where you can enjoy dinner.

If you would like to see some of the cultural sights, take a bus tour to the nearby Imperial Palace. There are several departures that operate daily and some take in other attractions, such as the regions of Ginza and Maranouchi. For something different, you can choose the night excursion which shows you a different side of the attractions. The Sensoji Temple is believed to have been built in 628, making it the oldest temple in Tokyo. There are many souvenir sellers and restaurants nearby as it is a popular tourist stop. The Edo-Tokyo Museum explores the history and folklore of Toyko from the Edo period to the present day. It is also the venue of the famous Grand Sumo Tournaments which take place several times a year. You can sometimes see Sumo wrestlers in training at the nearby practice stables.

Hong Kong is well known for its fantastic shopping, especially when it comes to electronic goods. Animated toys and robotics are especially popular with the younger generation. Digital cameras, computer and cellphone accessories are other popular items.

Modern Living in Tokyo Apartments

Tokyo is a one of the leading commercial powerhouses in the world. It is a city that is known for its wealth yet is not without its contradictions. While there is a strong emphasis on modern lifestyle and commercial success, age-old traditions have not been entirely forgotten. This is often reflected in the style and furnishings of vacation apartments in Tokyo. Sleek lines and minimalistic designs tend to be the trends in style, but often you will see a traditional-style painting or picture adorning the wall. The apartments are compact and functional. Many are located in the tall high-rise buildings that dominate the city;s skyline. When looking for a vacation rental, choose one that has easy access to a metro or rail station. This will make getting around and sightseeing much easier.

Traveling to Japan Vacation Rentals in Tokyo

For international travelers, you will most likely arrive at Narita Airport which is located just outside of Tokyo. Narita is a modern and efficient airport that serves as a major international hub to the greater Southeast Asia and Pacific regions. The airport hosts many international airlines from around the world that have regularly scheduled flights to Tokyo. Japan is known for its widespread and highly efficient public transport network. The country has some of the most advanced high-speed trains worldwide which makes getting around a pleasure. Initially, navigating the various routes and lines can be confusing. Keep in mind that the Japanese Rail, or JR as is it commonly referred to, operates independently from the Metro system and other private rail networks. Your best option is to purchase a city and rail network map and use that to navigate your way around.

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