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5 Nights in Japan no idea where to stay

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5 Nights in Japan no idea where to stay

We have just added 5 nights in Japan to our 6 week Italy trip and have no idea where to stay!!!. Would prefer not to stay in a large hotel with windows that can't be opened. An alternative stay would be great. Just wondering if anyone has had an experience with a more relaxing type of accommodation...

Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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1. Re: 5 Nights in Japan no idea where to stay

You're posting in the Okinawa forum. Is that where you're staying for 5 nights? http://www.okinawastory.jp/en/

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2. Re: 5 Nights in Japan no idea where to stay

we have not decided where to stay.. looking for something different than a stuffy multi story hotel

Thanks for your reply

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3. Re: 5 Nights in Japan no idea where to stay

First, decide what part of Japan. Okinawa is far from the main islands, and you may not be able to get good airline connections. On the main island of Honshu, Narita Airport (NRT), near Tokyo, has the most international flights. Kansai International, near Osaka, has far fewer.

For Okinawa, check out Dave148's link. For other info about Japan, go to http://www.japan-guide.com/

If you base your trip in Tokyo, there are a few ryokan--more-or-less traditional inns (don't be put off by the concrete exteriors that some have). The Nikko area has some ryokan, pension, and the like, as does the Hakone area. Check out Japan Guide to find out about these areas. For places to stay, search Trip Advisor for TOKYO HOTELS, NIKKO HOTELS or whatever. Then click on the Inns/B&B tab and see what's available. Also check out http://www.japaneseguesthouses.com/

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4. Re: 5 Nights in Japan no idea where to stay

Based on your two posts so far, you still haven't indicated what city or area you are visiting so it's impossible to recommend anything.

Within the larger cities like Tokyo and Osaka, multi-story hotels are the norm since real estate is expensive. If you want to stay at a ryokan, you typically have to head outside the cities.

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5. Re: 5 Nights in Japan no idea where to stay

In Hakone, Hotel Fujiya would meet your description. Old, historic, and many ground floors.

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6. Re: 5 Nights in Japan no idea where to stay

We will be flying into Narita and thinking of staying in central Tokyo.. not sure about day trips and an area to stay with lots to do at night..

Thanks for your help.

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