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Unique Hotels in Japan (Part 2)

Unique Hotels in Japan (Part 2)

Japan has many different unique hotels that you can stay at. Some are not very well known and some people may know about but not have much information on it. This blog will simply inform you with the basic information about the different unique hotels in Japan. And if you haven’t seen the part 1 blog post about the unique hotels in Japan be sure to check that out.

 

Mongolia Village Tenger

The Mongolia Village Tenger is located in Nasu, Japan. You get to experience the Mongolian culture by staying in an actual Mongolian Yurt which was imported straight from Mongolia. There are 4 beds in each hurt but there are also 3 other sofa beds so that it could accommodate up to 7 people. There are 32 yurts in total on this ground and between the yurt there is a cairn that is called ovoo. What you are supposed to do is find a rock, pile it on top of the other rocks, and walk around the pile 3 times. This is a traditional Mongolian ritual that is done when someone wants to pray and it is believed to make your wishes come true. They also serve Mongolian dishes at the restaurant and after dinner is served you get to enjoy a traditional Mongolian performance. Besides this, there are other Mongolian activities to do such as making Mongolian dumplings or butter, archery, and playing Mongolian games.

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First Cabin Hotel

The First Cabin Hotel chain which has a few hotels in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. They even have one located right in Haneda airport. Their concept is basically a room likened to a first class seat in an airplane. It is nice, comfortable and just enough room while you are traveling throughout Japan. It is very similar to capsule hotels except for those who would prefer not to squeeze themselves into a capsule but don’t necessarily need to have a lot of space during their stay in Japan could choose to stay here. There are four types of rooms at the First Cabin Hotel.

 

 

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Their best rooms are the Premium Class Cabin. The Premium class cabin is relatively big as it is enough for two people to stay in. There is a tv, king size bed, toilet, lavatory and mini bard in the room.

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The second best rooms you can get here is the First Class Cabin. These rooms have enough space for a semi double bed, side table, and tv.

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The third best room that you can get at this hotel is the business class cabin. This room is literally the size of a single bed and only fits the bed, however, this room does also have a TV which is attached to the wall.

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(picture source: https://first-cabin.jp/en/economyclass/)

The fourth type of room that they have is the Premium Economy Class Cabin. These are basically just like the capsule hotel rooms. However, unlike many capsule hotels it does come with a TV. Although it is not rare to find a TV at a capsule hotel room there are many capsule hotels that do provide a TV in the capsule.

 

 

Love Hotels

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Japan’s first Love Hotel opened in Osaka around the late 1960’s. In the 1970’s and 1980’s more and more love hotels started opening up which meant that there were many competitors. Because of this there was a need to stand out. So you’ll find some which are more luxurious looking than a regular hotel and some are even themed rooms or having rotating beds. Because love hotels are very popular in Japan you’ll often find a whole area of love hotels in one location. But unless you know that it is a Love Hotel it can often be hard to distinguish whether it is a regular hotel or a Love Hotel because of the discreet entrances. You can often choose to stay for a few hours or you can also choose to stay the night at Love Hotels. The biggest area in Tokyo where the love hotels are concentrated in one area is Ueno, Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ikebukuro. But there are other love hotels that are scattered around Tokyo. When booking a room, you go inside the Love Hotel there are often pictures of the rooms in which you can point to and tell them how long you plan on staying for. Some love hotels can be booked online but if there is a room that is open you can often just go in and book a room.

 

 

Hotel Bennese House (Naoshima)

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The hotel benesse house is located on the island of Naoshima. There are four buildings in total that make up the hotel museum which was designed by Tadao Ando.

 

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(picture source: http://benesse-artsite.jp/en/stay/benessehouse/oval.html)

The most famous building at the Benesse hotel is the James Bond “Oval building. It is completely private as it can only be reached by a mono rail from the museum and only has six rooms.

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(picture source: http://benesse-artsite.jp/en/stay/benessehouse/park.html)

If you stay in one of the forty one ‘Park’ building rooms then your room will be facing the sea and some of the artwork outside.

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If you are staying in one of the eight ‘Beach’ building rooms then you will be steps away from the shore. Both the ‘Park’ and ‘Beach’ rooms are located near the restaurant and the shops in the Benesse House Hotel. The restaurant is located right where the museum art is so you can take a look before and after you have your meal

Internet Cafe

Internet Cafes are often used as a place to stay for various reasons. It is probably the cheapest place to stay as the average cost for internet cafes are about $15 for about a 12 hour stay.

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Most internet cafes offer a small cubicle with a computer and there are also showers and laundry machines for people to use. It has everything you’d need to accommodate your basic needs during your short stay. Although internet cafes are usually used as a place to stay for the night, there are some backpackers that use internet cafes as a place to stay during their trip to Japan. There are also some Japanese people who stay in internet cafes for months. A documentary called Net cafe refugee was released showing the life of homeless Japanese people staying in the internet cafe. Most of these refugees are there because they don’t make enough money at their job to afford paying rent. Many of those refugees mention that internet cafes are a really good deal for everything that is offered. Now a-days there are even internet cafes that are very fancy and a ladies only area, smoking area, and a kitchen area.

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