Find the best place to stay — Japan

Where to stay near Japan?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,685 holiday rentals near Japan. From 931 apartments to 610 houses, find unique holiday house for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Japan for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Japan?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Japan. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Tokyo: 436 holiday rentals
  • Kyoto: 350 holiday rentals
  • Shinjuku: 113 holiday rentals
  • Osaka: 393 holiday rentals
  • Shibuya: 140 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Japan! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Japan?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Japan with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Tokyo: 436 holiday homes
  • Kyoto: 350 holiday homes
  • Osaka: 393 holiday homes
  • Sapporo: 73 holiday homes
  • Nagoya: 22 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Japan?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Japan are:

  • Kyoto (UKY): 346 holiday houses
  • Yokohama (YOK): 318 holiday houses
  • Otaru (QOT): 43 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Japan?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Japan. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu: 15 holiday rentals
  • Gion Corner: 348 holiday rentals
  • Niseko Village: 15 holiday rentals
  • Tokyo Shinjuku Station: 426 holiday rentals
  • Osaka Namba Station: 358 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Japan listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Gracious holiday properties, Japan, Asia

Fondly known as the Land of the Rising Sun, a more cordial and mystical host for a holiday, you will not find anywhere else. Perched along the Pacific Rim, Japan is literally seeped in history nestled remarkably between rapidly rising futuristic cities. Japanese holiday rental accommodation boasts some of the most spectacular features of the modern world, and the country continues to be an irresistible destination for thousands of visitors every single year.

What is there to do in Japan?

As mesmerizing your holiday accommodation might be in the city, with just a hop, skip and a jump, you could be on a canoe, floating down a river, or cycling through the majestic mountains, and you may even find yourself on the back of a horse galloping through postcard perfect surroundings ending up sipping tea at a Japanese cafe. Never before has travelling been this diverse or this mysterious, and will certainly be a difficult experience to match.

Historical Hiroshima

On one of the days you decide to take a trip into history, and venture forth from the outstanding hospitality in your Japanese accommodation, there may be a faster way to get there than a bicycle - the Japanese bullet train. No time for a cup of tea on this trip; faster than you can say 2 sugars please, than you will be at your destination, and for a more sombre experience, the train can take you to Hiroshima.

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was dedicated to the historical and monumental events of day when the city was hit by an atomic bomb, and is a testament to the fortitude of the inhabitants who survived. There are lovely monuments and art work, and the on-site museum explains the event to tourists.

Hiroshima castle is another significant site to see in Hiroshima. Although not the original castle, but a precise replica of the original, which was destroyed in the dropping of the atom bomb, visitors are taken back in time to days gone by. The original dated back to the 16th century. Today, the replica houses an informative museum where visitors will learn about the ancient Japanese feudal system and the city’s expansive history.

The Japanese Climate

Nippy winters and warm summer days make it easy to visit Japan during any month of the year. The summer months of July and August are a popular choice for tourists, as the 32 C/ 90 F temperatures are hot, but not unbearable to the point that you need to take shelter under the air conditioning in your holiday apartment, and you may even encounter a smattering of happy summer raindrops to cool you off. Over December and January though, you may need to pack a warm coat as temperatures drop down to 1C/ 34 F and may only climb up to 12C/ 54 F.