3 Novel Stays in Japan

Japan is renowned for its unique culture and traditions. Sure, you can stay at a brand-name hotel, in a bed and breakfast or in a hostel in the centre of bustling city. But the true beauty of Japan is found in its rural settings, where you can experience other accommodation options. For instance, stay at a temple in the ethereal mountains cape of Koyasan, Wakayama, which serves as the seat of Shingon Buddhism in Japan. Surrounded by the lush nature of the Kii Mountain range, this quiet religious town was designated by the 9th-century Emperor as a place for eternal meditation and it’s an easy jaunt by train from Osaka. Or you can stay at an Onsen in Ibusuki, Kagoshima, at the southern tip of Japan, where high-end ryokan (Japanese inns) offer fresh dining experiences in a relaxing atmosphere. Or stay on a farm and enjoy the serenity of country life in remote towns like Miyoshi and Oboke in the Tokushima Prefecture on the island of Shikoku. Japan has an amazing place for you.

Stay at a traditional Japanese inn (ryokan). (V&V Hospitality & Media Services)

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