The Best Holiday Apartments in Japan

If you’re looking for a homely environment when staying in Japan, book a holiday apartment
If you’re looking for a homely environment when staying in Japan, book a holiday apartment | © Alexander Smagin / Unsplash
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18 December 2020

Holiday apartments 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.

Oakwood Premier Tokyo

Serviced Apartment
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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.

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Cozy Home Hotel

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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.

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The Base Sapporo Susukino

Hotel, Apartment
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The Base Sapporo Susukino
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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.

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Guest House Laule’a Tennoji

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Guest house Laule'a 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 guest house 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.

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Tomaro Osaka Bay

Hotel, Apartment
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TOMARO Osaka Bay
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In the heart of Osaka Bay, with its cool ocean breeze and unmatched sunset views, Tomaro 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.

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  • Grand Base Fukuoka

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    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.

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    Kikunoya Hanare

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    Kikunoya Hanare
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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.

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    Glanz Kei Kyoto Station

    Suite Hotel
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    Glanz kei Kyoto station
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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.

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    Zen Kyoto Apartment Hotel

    Serviced Apartment
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    Zen Kyoto Apartment Hotel
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    This apartment hotel offers all the luxury of an executive Kyoto condominium, including an open-plan design and unparalleled 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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    These recommendations were updated on December 18, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.