It’s no surprise that Japan is attracting thousands of tourists every year! From its frenetic city vibe to the country’s rich and colorful history, Japan offers a delightful blend of the old and the new. Hotel rooms are affordable but staying at an Airbnb rental is the best way to explore what Japan has to offer. Live like a local, check out these stylish Airbnb rentals in Japan:
If you’re planning to do a lot of shopping in the Osaka area, this modern apartment is the perfect place for you. Located in Naniwa-ku, this 1 bedroom apartment comes with all the modern amenities you can expect in a contemporary Japanese apartment.
It boasts of 2 single beds, a modest dining room, a kitchenette, bathroom/laundry area, and a sizable living room. It’s conveniently located in Osaka’s famed shopping districts. The apartment is just a few steps away from the famed Kuromon market! Book this budget-friendly Osaka apartment for only 40 bucks a night here.
Maison à Kyoto Amanogawa
If you’re planning a stay near the picturesque Higashiyama area, check this rental out! This small apartment boasts the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional Japanese interiors. If you want to immerse yourself in old Japan’s culture, this is the best place to start.
This apartment can accommodate up to 4 guests. It has 2 bedrooms, 5 beds, a bathroom, and a sizable living room. There’s also a small terrace near the dining area, perfect if you’d like to sip green tea while taking things slow. The best part? This apartment has been featured in local movies and TV series. Book this stylish Kyoto apartment for only $165 a night here.
Want to stay in the heart of Tokyo? We found the perfect apartment for you! This spacious 1 bedroom apartment is situated in Shibuya. It’s centrally located so it’s just a few steps away from Harajuku’s shopping street. If you’d like to travel by train, we’re happy to report that this Shibuya Airbnb rental sits near the subway.
The apartment features contemporary furnishings. It’s spacious enough to accommodate 4 guests. It has a sizable living room, a dining room with a view, a large kitchen, bathroom, and 2 beds. Book this centrally located apartment for only $230 a night here.
This rental is far from your typical Japanese apartment! For one thing, it sits on a massive property that overlooks the ocean. You’ll also stay in a cozy yurt filled with the most curious furnishings! Located in Chiba Prefecture, just an hour away from Tokyo, the rental sits in a small valley so expect sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.
The yurt can accommodate up to 8 guests. It comes with 2 double beds, several futons, and a massive living area. The yurt comes complete with a full kitchen, a shower/toilet, and an outdoor hot tub. If you love the outdoors, you could spend hours just exploring the massive garden that surrounds the rental. Book this fabulous yurt for only $155 a night here.
The tranquil Japanese countryside is a stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo! Surround yourself with greeneries and enjoy an invigorating stay at this picturesque dwelling in the beautiful Miyama a countryside! Don’t let the cottage’s old thatched architecture fool you, this dwelling is as modern as any Japanese apartment.
The cottage sits in the middle of a rice field, surrounded by stunning mountain views! A bamboo garden is also nearby in case you’d like to explore the grounds. This relaxing dwelling can accommodate up to 7 guests so it’s the perfect place to crash with the fam. The apartment features a cozy living area, a full sized kitchen, a dining room, bathroom, and 3 bedrooms. Massive glass windows offer a sweeping view of the outdoors. Book this cozy cottage for only $381 here.
Here’s another centrally located small apartment that sits in a serene neighborhood. Situated in Meguro, just a few minutes away from Shibuya, this gorgeous dwelling is surrounded by Tokyo’s shopping hubs and restos.
As for the dwelling itself, it’s a studio apartment with a bedroom, living room, bathroom, and a balcony. The property is surrounded by sakura (cherry blossom trees) so I highly recommend booking a stay during the spring season to admire the explosion of pink all around! Book this lovely studio here for only $110 a night.
Tennoujiku Small Apartment
If you’d like to stay at a quaint small apartment in the Tennoujiku area, check out this centrally located dwelling! This small apartment is located in one of the busiest commercial districts in the Osaka prefecture. It’s just a few minutes away from the subway, train station, and the airport. If you’re planning to do a lot of sightseeing, this is a great place to stay. It’s just a few minutes away from Japan’s most popular shrines and temples.
It’s a small apartment but it comes with all the essential amenities you can expect from a modern Japanese home, including a fully equipped kitchen and cozy living room. It’s also budget friendly at 82 bucks a night so if you’re interested, check out the full listing here.
Traveling with friends or family? If you need a sizable Kyoto apartment that can accommodate up to 12 guests, this one’s for you! This 3-bedroom apartment offers 5 massive beds, a high ceiling living room, massive kitchen, and a bathroom. It also comes with a balcony so you can check out the gorgeous views in the privacy of your home away from home.
The house is situated in a serene neighborhood but is just a few steps away from Kyoto’s most exciting shopping hubs, restos, cafes, and sushi bars! The best part? This gorgeous Airbnb rental costs under 70 bucks per night. Check out the full listing here for more details.
If you’re all about living the authentic Japanese lifestyle and would like to stay in a traditional Tatami house, I just found the perfect apartment for you. This Kyoto residence boasts of traditional Japanese architecture and decors. Located in the Higashimikuni area, this tatami house is serene yet centrally located! It’s the perfect choice for those who’d like to immerse themselves in the Japanese culture.
The 2-bedroom dwelling can accommodate up to 5 guests. It comes with 5 beds, a cozy living room, a sizable kitchen and dining room, as well as a modern bathroom. Book this tatami house for only 38 bucks a night here.
The Japanese are known for their quirkiness and if you’d like to stay in a place unlike any other, you’ll love this cool dwelling. Yes, it’s a caravan turned into a studio apartment. This one-of-a-kind dwelling is located in the vibrant Nakameguro area, a quiet, secluded neighborhood in Tokyo.
The caravan is a simple dwelling with basic amenities such as a double bed, a modest dining room with a view, a sitting area, and a bathroom! What sets the caravan Tokyo apart from other mobile trailers is that this one has its own water supply and drainage system. If you want to make your Japanese getaway even more memorable, book this cool caravan for only $115 a night here.