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Lodging style in Japan

Hostel ホステル
Hostels provide budget oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, sometimes a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are generally cheaper for both the operator and the occupants; many hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk clerks or housekeeping staff in exchange for free accommodation.

Guest house ゲストハウス
Guesthouse is similar to a hostel, bed and breakfast, or inn whereas in other parts of the world (such as for example the Caribbean), guest houses are a type of inexpensive hotel-like lodging. In still others, it is a private home which has been converted for the exclusive use of guest accommodation.

Ryokan 旅館
Ryokan is a type of traditional Japanese inn that originated in the Edo period (1603–1868), when such inns served travelers along Japan’s highways. They typically feature tatami-matted rooms, communal baths, and other public areas where visitors may wear yukata and talk with the owner.

Minsyuku 民宿
Minsyuku is a budget version of ryokan, roughly equivalent to a British boarding house or a bed and breakfast. The facilities are similar to a hotel or may simply consist of spare rooms in a family home. Minshuku often serve as the only type of accommodation in towns or villages too small to warrant a dedicated hotel or ryokan.

Capsule Hotels カプセルホテル
Capsule Hotel is a type of hotel in Japan with a large number of extremely small “rooms” (capsules).hese capsules are stacked side by side and two units top to bottom, with steps providing access to the second level rooms.

Bed and breakfast (B&B) B&B is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and breakfast, but usually does not offer other meals. Typically, bed and breakfasts are private homes with fewer than 10 bedrooms available for commercial use.

Inn イン
Inns are generally establishments or buildings where travelers can seek lodging and, usually, food and drink. They are typically located in the country or along a highway.

Pension ペンション
A pension is a family-owned guest house or boarding house, which is comparable to minshuku, except that they offer rooms in Western style rather than in Japanese style.

Hotel ホテル
Hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning or climate control. Additional common features found in hotel rooms are a telephone, an alarm clock, a television, and Internet connectivity; snack foods and drinks may be supplied in a mini-bar, and facilities for making hot drinks. Larger hotels may provide a number of additional guest facilities such as a restaurant, a swimming pool or childcare, and have conference and social function services.

Shukubo 宿坊
The lodging at temples is called shukubo. It originally began in the Heian period (794-1192) as a lodging for worshippers to temples. Shukubo is similar to traditional Japanese inns, and anyone can stay regardless of his or her religion. In temples, you can join in their Zen meditation. Also, in some shukubo, shojin ryori (vegetarian meal for monks) is served. Koyasan is famous forShukubo.

Love Hotel ラブホテル
“rabu hoteru” is a type of short-stay hotel found in Japan operated primarily for the purpose of allowing couples privacy to have sexual intercourse. This is sometimes good and cheap accommodation option for couples.Love hotel architecture is sometimes garish, with buildings shaped like castles, boats or UFOs and lit with neon lighting.[5] However, some more recent love hotels are very ordinary looking buildings, distinguished mainly by having small, covered, or even no windows.

Weekly and Monthly Apartments ウィークリー、マンスリーマンション
Apartments and shared apartments, rented on a weekly or monthly basis, are among the most inexpensive ways of staying in Japan for an extended period.

1月 28th, 2012 | 未分類 | posted by guesthouse_u-en _staff