Tiny apartment rentals are aplenty in Japan, after all, the Japanese practically invented micro apartments. While you can always book a stay at any hotels, a rental home is your best bet if you want to live like a local.
And hey, if you’re looking for the best tiny apartment rentals in and around Japan, we’re here to help you score the best deals. From loft-style domains to family-friendly abodes, these beautiful dwellings are available for reservation:
The Kanagawa area is best known for its scenic landscapes, shrines, and temples!
Two of the most popular tourist attractions in the Kanagawa prefecture are the Sankeien Garden and the Great Buddha of Kamakura.
2-Bedroom Tiny Apartment in Kamakura
If you’re up for a short break, this pretty flat is the perfect place to crash! Located in a quiet neighborhood, this 2-floor apartment is just a few minutes away from the best sites in Nikaido Kamakura.
This family-friendly apartment features heated stone tile floors, two bedrooms, and 1 bathroom. An extra sofa bed is available for more guests! The first floor features a huge kitchen and a modest living area. The second floor has a charming little balcony, perfect for chilling out with friends. Book this fabulous apartment for just $112 per night here!
Kitschy Flat in Yokohama
Want to visit any of Yokohama’s famed hot springs? If you’re looking for a small flat you can share with a friend, this kitschy apartment is perfectly located near the subway station. This 2-person studio may be small, but it comes with all the essentials for a comfortable stay.
The residence features a comfy living area and a modest kitchen. The bedroom comes with 2 bunk beds and a work desk. A shared bathroom features a bathtub and shower + a laundry area! Reserve this modern apartment for only 29 bucks a night here.
Beach House in Zushi
Japan is not known for its beautiful beaches but for those hoping to stay seaside, this one’s for you! This picturesque 2-floor flat is just 15 minutes away from the local beach. Best of all, the house is just a two-minute walk away from Zushi station. It’s a great spot for relaxing and for exploring the local sights.
The living area, dining area, and kitchen are located on the first floor. The loft-style bedroom is located on the second floor. Although the flat only comes with 1 bedroom, the space is quite huge. Traditional tatami and futon are provided.
The shared bathroom comes with a luxurious bathtub and shower plus a laundry area with twin sink. This home can accommodate up to 4 guests! Reserve this beautiful beach house here.
Kyoto is best known for its mesmerizing landscapes and historic temples. It’s the perfect place to visit during the Sakura season! Each year, thousands of cherry blossom trees turn the Kyoto countryside into a hazy pink dream!
In the autumn season, the picturesque views transform into fiery shades of orange, red, and yellow!
Ichigo Itchie in Kyoto
Wanna know what it feels like to stay in a semi-traditional Japanese home? You’ll love this micro dwelling. Located in northwest Kyoto, this simple studio is a minimalist’s dream home.
The modest living area and small kitchen are situated near the entrance. The no-frills bedroom could accommodate up to 2 guests. The walk-in bathroom features a bathtub and shower area + a laundry space.
Although the home is set in a quiet neighborhood, it’s just a stone’s throw away from the bus station. You can take the bus if you’d like to ride the train and head to other tourist attractions near the area. Reserve this minimalist home for just 36 bucks per night here.
Traditional Japanese Home in Kita-ku
Now, if you’d like to live in a real traditional Japanese home complete with sliding shōji doors, book this gorgeous house! Located in Kita-ku in Kyoto, this cozy house perfectly merges modern and traditional home designs.
The living area is situated near the entry way and it’s quite stripped down. The space also features a kitchenette and a dining area. The bathroom may be small, but it has a massive bathtub + shower area.
A separate space is dedicated for the laundry area. Furniture and decors are sparse to highlight the beautifully-maintained Japanese wood architecture.
The best thing about this tiny apartment? It’s so accessible to public transpo via the Kyoto station. In addition, the home is set near Kita-ku’s most popular attractions, including Zen temples, parks, tea houses, and local shopping hubs. Live like a local, reserve this cute home for just $93 per night here.
Osaka is a great city to explore if you want to experience the local culture as well as explore the architecture and cuisine.
Between the sacred shrines and Dotonbori’s neon nightscapes, Osaka presents a lovely contrast between old and new Japan!
A Cool Pad in Chuo Ku
And what better way to experience the real Osaka than renting a cool pad in the heart of the city?
This chic flat sits just a few minutes from the train station. The quiet neighborhood makes a wonderful contrast to the energy of the city. Love shopping? This tiny apartment is just a few blocks from Osaka’s most popular shopping and dining hubs.
The pad is set up like a traditional Japanese home. It features a spacious living area and dining/kitchen area near the entrance. There’s only one bedroom but it is large enough to accommodate up to 8 guests. Extra beds are provided for large families. Get this fabulous abode for just $94 per night here!
East Shinsaibashi Apartment
Yet another fabulous apartment located in Osaka, this stylish modern pad is a great place for visiting families. It features a sizable living area, two bedrooms and a kitchenette. It can accommodate up to 6 guests!
This apartment has all the modern amenities you can expect from a three-star hotel, including an air conditioner in each room! The location is perfect too, it’s just a few steps away from the train station and supermarket. And get this, this east Shinsaibashi home is just 10 minutes away from Dotonbori! Reserve now for only $113 a night here.
Hokkaido is best known for its dairy products, fresh seafood, and ramen. It’s a popular destination during the winter season thanks to its annual ice sculpture festivals and scenic ski resorts. And if you’re swinging by for a holiday, you’ll love this minimalist Asahikawa apartment!
This simple 1-bedroom apartment is just a few minutes away from the nearest airport and a few steps away from the subway. It can accommodate up to 7 guests and comes with free parking. The residence is styled simply, the living area comes with a large couch and a flat screen TV.
The dining area and kitchenette are located on the opposite side of the living area. In the bedroom, there are 2 single beds as well as a semi-double sofa bed and double sized mattress + a futon. For just 85 bucks a night, this is a fantastic deal. Reserve here.
A trip to Japan isn’t complete without visiting Tokyo! As Japan’s capital city, Tokyo offers a dizzying array of shopping destinations and restaurants. There are large parks, theaters, museums, and kitschy stores too!
There could be thousands of hotels and hostels in and around the city but if you’d like to stay near the Shibuya area, you’ll love this tiny apartment! This stylish studio is perfect for two guests. It has a small kitchen and a roomy living area. The bathroom is surprisingly huge with a bathtub and a laundry area.
The bedroom comes with a double bed, a recliner, and a great view of the city. The property is just a 5-minute walk from the nearest station and it sits in a quiet and safe neighborhood. Rent this stylish studio for just $61 a night here.
Yet another stylish pad for two in the heart of Tokyo, this time in frenetic Shinjuku! This lovely apartment is small but it’s packed with cool amenities including a hi-tech bathroom. The bedroom comes with a double bed and a study.
The best thing about this apartment is the location. It’s just a few minutes away from Shinjuku’s famed curio shops and restaurants. The neighborhood is lively but never rowdy! Check out this chic apartment here.