The Best Holiday Apartments to Book in Japan

Take in the sights and sounds of Shinjuku when you visit Tokyo
Take in the sights and sounds of Shinjuku when you visit Tokyo | © mauritius images GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo

Holiday apartments in Japan offer travellers all the comforts and convenience of home, including TVs, lounge areas and kitchens. Whether you’re in the very heart of Tokyo or the bay of Osaka, these self-catering accommodation options provide a relaxing environment to return to after a day of discovering the Land of the Rising Sun.

1. Oakwood Premier Tokyo

Serviced Apartment

Dining area with many cushioned chairs by tables, a wall-mounted TV and skyline views at Oakwood Premier Tokyo
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If you’re in Tokyo for business, these serviced apartments provided by Oakwood Premier give you a taste of living an executive Tokyo life, with city views and all the amenities you’ll need for working from home, including free wifi. With studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, they’ll appeal to family holidaymakers, too.

2. Cozy Home Hotel


Single bed on rug in cream-painted suite with sofa, lamp, drawers and wooden chair at Cozy Home Hotel
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With as much space as there is natural light, the pet-friendly, spacious apartments at Cozy Home Hotel offer a healthy and breathable environment to decompress when you’re not exploring the vibrant streets of Tokyo. The hotel itself has a hot tub and a terrace to maximise relaxation and enjoyment during your stay.

3. The Base Sapporo Susukino

Hotel, Apartment

Flat-roofed exterior of the detached, five-storey Base Sapporo Susukino, on the corner of a roadside near taller buildings
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With Sapporo, a city of neon-bright lights, being one of the true food capitals of Japan, there are few places as fun to stay in as the city’s restaurant district. Adding to the fantastic location is the Base’s attention to comfort and convenience. The rooms here are private, hostel-style spaces, complete with a kitchen and ensuite, making them ideal for groups of friends or families.

4. Guest House Laule’a Tennoji


Two double beds, a small sofa, wooden table and flat-screen TV in room at Guest House Laulea Tennoji
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In the suburban Tennoji ward of Osaka – arguably Japan’s most lively and electrifying city – you’ll find Guest House Laule’a Tennoji, providing a home-from-home environment. The guesthouse offers a variety of sleeping options, including twin, deluxe, triple or family rooms and suites, with each space coming with everything you need for a self-sufficient stay, such as a kitchenette and TV.

5. Tomaro Osaka Bay

Hotel, Apartment

Room with bunk bed, table, sofa, stool, fridge-freezer and sink at Tomaro Osaka Bay
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These holiday apartments in Osaka Bay – a place known for its cool ocean breeze and unmatched sunset views – will provide you with everything you need to feel completely at home. Each room here comes fully equipped with a kitchenette with a fridge, microwave and tableware. Its convenient location also means it’s a quick and simple journey to Osaka Castle on the Osaka Metro Chūō Line.

6. Grand Base Fukuoka


Black sofa, two cushioned chairs by a table, and a wall-mounted TV in cream-toned, open-plan suite at Grand Base Fukuoka
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Grand Base Fukuoka brands itself as an aparthotel, a designation that couldn’t be more fitting. Each apartment features a spacious kitchen area for preparing food, as well as a large table for working solo or in small groups. A lounge area and separate bedrooms complete the condo, ensuring a true home-from-home environment.

7. Kikunoya Hanare


Black-painted exterior of ryokan-inspired Kikunoya Hanare, between two other buildings
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Inspired by a ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn), complete with shoji screens and tatami mat flooring, Kikunoya Hanare provides all the creature comforts of home, including a TV and a kitchen area with a fridge and microwave. This mix of traditional Japanese design with the conveniences of a modern apartment makes staying at Kikunoya Hanare a unique experience.

8. Glanz Kei Kyoto Station

Suite Hotel

Suite at Glanz Kei Kyoto Station; dining table and kitchenette in front; tatami mat with traditional low dining table behind
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It only makes sense that a hotel like Glanz Kei lies in the heart of Japan’s old capital near Kyoto Station. This long-stay accommodation offers a traditional ryokan-style design that encourages calm and emphasises serenity, and each condo has a kitchenette and dining area separate from the bedrooms.

9. Zen Kyoto Apartment Hotel

Serviced Apartment

A room at Zen Kyoto Apartment Hotel, with two double beds, a large sofa, and a raised tatami platform with a low dining table
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This apartment hotel offers all the luxury of an executive Kyoto condominium, including an open-plan design and unparallelled views of the city beyond. Rooms feature wooden elements and plenty of light, providing a calming atmosphere. The on-site cafe serves outstanding fresh sushi dishes, and the bar exudes class through its design and selection of drinks.

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