For the first time in 45 years, the number of travelers in Japan has surpassed the expected outbound figure. It seems like the number of visitors in the country is going to increase even more in the near future. With this in mind, Reqrea Inc., a company in Fukuoka Prefecture (福岡県) recently opened an old house into a lodging house which offers hotel-like facilities. It has been renovated in accordance to a Hogwarts-inspired theme from the popular Harry Potter movies and has been adorned with many interesting pieces and designs that is sure to make every stay a memorable one.
If you travel around Japan, you will certainly find several different types of hotels scattered around. However, it has been noted that many of these hotels have a shortage of hotel facilities. This is not because of Japanese travelers alone but due to the number of inbound tourists. Although the decline in the birthrate has lead to fewer Japanese hotel guests, this has been offset by the number of overseas visitors coming to the country. This trend is expected to continue which will probably set a historical high especially in the coming 2020 Summer Olympics.
When it comes to accommodation, there’s no need to worry as there are several apartments and rental homes across the country. Most of these may be vacant but with the help of certain websites like Airbnb, it becomes easier for tourists to find a place to stay according to their comfort level. This allows struggling vacant homes and apartments to attract travelers who’d like to rent their spaces. Some of these places also provide necessary facilities and amenities which hotels cannot provide.
One of the places which you can freely book during your stay in Japan is the Expected Inn. Located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Reqrea, Inc. have renovated the building from an old house into a magical place to stay. It has official permission as a lodging house under Hotel Business Industry.
The inn has three stories and is recommended for a big group or a family who wants to have a luxurious stay. It consists of a living room, dining room, 2 bedrooms, 8 semi-double beds, 3 toilets and 2 shower rooms with a maximum of 16 people allowed to stay in the house. The entire building can be booked out without worrying about sharing with strangers which ensures a private and comfortable stay for visitors.
The price for a night is a reasonable 4,025 yen per head with extra cleaning and service fees. Check-in time is from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. while checkout time is 10 a.m. Take note that this is a non-smoking establishment that doesn’t allow pets. You may cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
Stay in the Expected Inn for an unexpected place to stay. It is a must for your next trip to Japan especially for Harry Potter fans heading to Fukuoka.