Most people who visit Japan always wonder if it is possible to stay in a traditional old style house. Everyone is curious to know how it is and how comfortable it can be. It is also the best way to understand cultural elements of the everyday Japanese life.
Of course, it is possible to stay in that kind of house and to have the experience you’ve always dreamt of! We want to recommend you three places where you can enjoy such a stay, there are several more, but we believe the following to be the perfect standard you are looking for.
The building of this hotel was built 90 years ago in the Taishou period. There are 6/8 bed dormitories and private rooms.
To go there
The easiest way is to come from Tokyo. Indeed, you can take the Hibiya Line to the Iriya Station and when arriving just head to the exit number 4.
Address: 2-13-21, Shitaya, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Backpackers are very famous in Australia, but it might be called ‘Hostels’ in your country. The Fuji Backpacker is a very cheap stay that provides rooms from 2,700 Yen. Breakfast is included! It is located very near Narita airport, it is therefore very convenient if you had a long journey and you want to take a rest before starting your holiday in Japan.
To get there
Kamejikan is located in Kamakura which is a must-see place near Tokyo, many tourists both Japanese and ‘Gaikokujin’ go there and go to Enoshima. In this stay you can really feel the old Japanese atmosphere especially when you look at the building. It also has a café called the same and a weekend bar called Yorukame.
To go there
The easiest way is to come from Tokyo Station where you should take the Yokosuka Line to Kamakura Station, it takes about one hour from Tokyo station to Kamakura station by train.
Address: 3-17-21 Zaimokuza, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0013 Japan.