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【HOKULANI by the sea】 ラグジュアリーなプール付/BBQ/屋上ジャグジー/AC5
Entire villa · 10 guests · 6 beds · 2.5 baths

【HOKULANI by the sea】 ラグジュアリーなプール付/BBQ/屋上ジャグジー/AC5[September 2021 new open! Hokulani by the sea] It's like a Hawaiian vacation rental.It takes about 1 hour and a half to 2 hours by car from Tokyo without taking a plane. After all, the views and the pool are spectacular right in front of you. The pool is reached by stairs, so children can also feel safe. By the pool you can enjoy a campfire or BBQ. Bluetooth speaker in living room ceiling. We also have a large screen TV. Electric falling reclining seats, and blow-out windows that can be seen when you fall are your favorite things to do. Spacious island kitchen. A variety of stylish items such as juice servers and skillet pots are available. And full amenities. Especially happy for girls, shampoo rinse, body wash is premium Aloma ess. Series. In addition, a hair dryer and iron are provided. There is a Jacuzzi on the rooftop where you can watch the stars at night.

Morinoya Kaikian (自然に囲まれた貸切 Villa)
Entire residential home · 4 guests · 0 beds · 1 bath

Morinoya Kaikian (自然に囲まれた貸切 Villa)Morinoya Kaikian is a very unique Japanese style house, located near by a small river and in a very quiet and peaceful area where you can comfortably relax with your friends or family. Surrounding area offers various attractions such as the famous Kusatsu and Manza Onsen resorts, hiking trails, the Asama Volcano lava park and others. IG@morinoya_jp ≪設備等の詳細は本文後にあります≫ 森のや 回輝庵は、軽井沢と草津の中間に位置する群馬県嬬恋村にある閑静な別荘地内の貸切ヴィラです。浅間山の北麓にあり、一年を通して雄大な自然を満喫できます。高原地帯のため夏でも涼しく、避暑地としても最適です。宿泊は2泊から、最大4名様までご利用いただけます。

Cozy Retreat in the Fuji Forest
Entire residential home · 6 guests · 6 beds · 1 bath

Cozy Retreat in the Fuji ForestOnly 5 km to the Lake Kawaguchiko, and 7 km to the Kawaguchiko Station . Since our Cozy Retreat is located in the quiet Fuji forest, you need a car to access. The cottage has two bedrooms and one large living room. In each bedroom, there are 2 comfortable mattresses, thus 4 people can sleep in the bedrooms. In the living room, you can add 2 mattresses. So the total of 6 people can comfortably stay in Cozy Retreat.

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  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
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Yatsugataje Lodge~Plateau Resort
$91 per night
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$41 per night
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  2. Uda
1日1組。LDK40畳。小川が流れる田舎の里山でバーベキュー、かまど体験、山登り、昆虫採集など いつもと違う1日をお過ごしください!
$82 per night
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  2. Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru-gun
Great Mt.Fuji View from 2 Unique Wood Decks!
$130 per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Miyakojima
$76 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Minamiawaji
$278 per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Shimoda
【BBQ 】Close to the beach. Ocean view. Groups OK
$319 per night
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  2. Minamiizu
$107 per night
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  2. Minamibōsō-shi
波打ち際まで110歩。〜Tiny House〜 海の小屋
$154 per night
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  2. 大字, Tsumagoi, Agatsuma-gun
$375 per night
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Kikuya's - ZEN [whole rental style cottage.]
$117 per night
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  2. Odawara
Perfect base for HAKONE/FUJI/ODAWARA explorers-TRE
$97 per night

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  • Ishigaki Island nature experience. Swim with the majestic sea turtles and then relax and take in the breathtaking views of the island.
    Swim with endangered species of sea turtle on Ishigaki Island and enjoy the spectacular view from the top of Mt.Yarabu-dake. There are three types of sea turtles found on the Island, two are an endangered species and the other sea turtle is very rare and near extinction. When swimming with these majestic creatures the sensation feels like you're flying through the sea next to them which gives you a great sense of calmness. Another special place on the Island is Mt.Yarabu-dake that can be easily hiked to in about 10 minutes with a superb view from the summit terrace called "Troll's tongue". The clean and refreshing wind is a perfect combination to refresh your mind and admire the view. Let's enjoy the magnificent sea and mountains of Ishigaki Island together. Other things to note Please when in the water don't touch or chase after the sea turtles even if they are nearby for your safety and theirs. The encounter rate is around 80% so please understand that you can't have a refund if you don't encounter a sea turtle.
    From Price:$46 / person
  • Snorkeling tour in Ishigaki island
    Because of my long experience of guiding snorkelers and strong passion for the sea, you will definitely have an exciting underwater experience and a comfortable and safe feeling at the same time! Before going in the water I will explain about snorkeling, like mask clear method, snorkel clear and all other necessary things. Since I'm also a freediver, I discovered lots of beautiful hidden spots in Ishigaki, and that's exactly where I take you. I show you colorful fish, coral, often turtles, sometimes rays, small creatures like nudy brunch and more! During snorkeling I can take photos of you in crystal clear blue water and will send them to you afterwards. After the snorkeling you can enjoy Ishigaki's seasonal fruit, like island banana or pineapple or maybe even mango. (We always take local fruits what is on the market on that day, so the type of the fruit changes depends on the season when you come.) On the way back (if you like and if we have time) we can visit a natural waterfall or drink 100% sugarcane juice or just stop by at places where you are interested in! My tours are personalized and flexible all the time! Other things to note Please note, I am not in Okinawa main island. I am in Ishigaki island. Ishigaki island is one hour flight away from Naha Okinawa.
    From Price:$63 / person
  • 日本で唯一の国際的な星空保護区である石垣島で星空観測と記念撮影する体験
    毎日晴れた日に国際的な星空保護区である石垣島の満天の星空が見られるポイントで星空ツアーを開催。 天候は勿論、月明かりや潮の満ち引きまでも加味して、写真映えするポイントで星空をバックに星空観測&解説と記念撮影しています。 対応言語は現在日本語、英語、スペイン語を話せるスタッフが在籍しているので、いろんな国のお客様が安心してツアーを楽しめます。 日本に4基しかない「天の川銀河」の地図を作っている巨大電波望遠鏡VERAなど、特別な場所の案内もしていますよ。 ツアーはスタッフ一人につき最大8名までと少人数制のエコツアーを心がけていて、送迎にも対応しているので、運転に不慣れなお客様や小さなお子様連れのお客様にも安心です。 満天の星空をバックに記念撮影出来るほか、星空撮影のレクチャーも行っているのでデジタルカメラと三脚をお持ち頂ければ星空を撮影するコツを教えます。 石垣島ではジェット気流の影響を受けずに星空を観測できるので、日中の海と並んでよるの星空でも絶景を楽しめますよ。 その他の留意事項 基本的に手ぶらでツアーに参加できますが、星空撮影のレクチャーを受けたい場合は露光時間が調整出来るデジタルカメラと三脚をお持ち下さい。 記念撮影時に写真映えするのは白っぽい服装です。 撮影データーはツアー代に含まれているので無償で送らせていただきますが、基本的に撮影データの著作権はこちらに帰属されます。但し、著作権に関しては応相談とします。 月の有無や大きさで見られる星の数は変わりますので、よりたくさんの星空を見たい方は月が出ていない時間や新月に近い時期を選んで下さい。 悪天候により星が見えないときは、石垣島でしか見られない場合はライトアップされた特別な施設や夜景を案内致しますのでご了承下さい。
    From Price:$46 / person
  • Cultural walk in Iriomote island
    This is a unique English-speaking tour devoted to the fascinating culture of the Yaeyama Islands. We will have a walk through one of the oldest villages in Iriomote island, Sonai village, and its historical places including a traditional Okinawan house, a shrine (utaki), an old well, a local beach, and stairs leading to the previous location of the village. During the walk, I will introduce you to the history, culture, and religion of Iriomote island. I will share some unique and interesting facts on: > how a traditional house used to look like, > how locals pray, > who is a priestess, > how a typical sacred place is built, > the most important traditional religious celebrations and festivals, > who is a lady in the black veil, > what is allowed and what needs to stay a secret, > historical facts, > local language, > why it was so hard to live here, > why men are humans of the sea and women are humans of the gods, > what are special local food and plants you can eat, > how to safely visit the forest, > and many other interesting facts. You are free to ask anything about Iriomote, within cultural issues. Other things to note Pick up service from any location between Shirahama to Uehara/Funaura. Up to 3 persons. If your group is larger than 3, please, contact me. It is possible for bigger groups to participate with a notice in advance.
    From Price:$51 / person
  • Personal Photographer & Guide in Tokyo
    ★Ongoing Promos★ 1. From July 2021 to August 2021, all bookings are private 1 on 1 sessions! Please message me for inquiries. 2. Now accepting Event bookings! Please message me for more details I will show you guys the visuals of Shibuya, the views you can get of the Crossing from above. Off the beaten paths spots and major tourist spots you shouldn't miss. After that we will move to Shinjuku via the JR Yamanote Line (12 minute train ride) and show you the gritty side of Tokyo, showing you the tiniest of alleys and the main night-life spot. The tour/photoshoot is going to be around 2-3 hours. I will be providing you with 25-40 high resolution photos, post processed and ready to share to your friends and family. ★If you have special requests such as a supply of masks or hand sanitizer, please don't hesitate to talk to me about it!★
    From Price:$55 / person

Your guide to Japan

Welcome to Japan

Whether you’re new to Japan or you’ve traveled here many times, this country of 430 inhabited islands will unveil a new facet at every turn. You can take in the lakes and shrines surrounding Mount Fuji, the brilliant building-high signs of Osaka, the ancient temples of Kyoto, and the avant-garde architecture on remote Naoshima Island. Tokyo is a feast for urban aesthetes, with globally chic design stores, fashion boutiques, and cocktail bars, while the dramatic gorges and vapor-wrapped volcanos of Hokkaido’s national parks will thrill lovers of the outdoors.

It’s hard not to make Japanese cuisine a cornerstone of your visit, whether you’re sampling your way through regional styles of ramen or honoring the season’s most evocative ingredients with an elegant kaiseki meal. The twin assets of Japanese hospitality and the country’s well-designed infrastructure make it easy to experience Japan’s many delights, traveling between megacities and remote coastal villages.

How do I get around Japan?

Most people flying into Japan will arrive in Tokyo at Narita International Airport (NRT) or Haneda Airport (HND), though hundreds of flights every day also land in Osaka (KIX), Fukuoka (FUK), and Sapporo (CTS). If you’re traveling from one island to another, domestic flights are easy to find, and ferries offer a leisurely, scenic way to navigate the country. But Japan’s rail system is one of the best in the world. If you’ll be moving around frequently during your visit, consider purchasing a Japan Rail Pass for 7, 14, or 21 days, which covers Japan’s six major rail companies and many of the shinkansen (bullet train) routes.

If you’re comfortable driving on the left side of the road, you might consider renting a car for travel in more rural areas, but Japan’s most-visited cities all have comprehensive subway, train, and bus networks. (Mapping apps on your phone can help you determine the best routes and find your station.) Rideshares aren’t common, even in Tokyo, but taxis are. If you don’t speak Japanese and want to avoid confusion, show your taxi driver your destination translated into Japanese on a smartphone or hand-written note.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Japan?

Though it’s hard to make generalizations about an archipelago that stretches 1,900 miles, Japan is generally considered to have a temperate subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers, cool but mild winters, and a distinct spring and fall. The farther from Tokyo you travel, of course, the more you’ll want to consult local conditions. The climate in the snowy northern island of Hokkaido — where winter temperatures dip below freezing for a month or two — can be quite different from that of semi-tropical Okinawa in the south, where humid 90-degree summer days are the norm. On the main island of Honshu, spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are the most comfortable, not to mention the most popular times to visit. The landscape is at its most expressive then, especially during Japan’s famed cherry-blossom season in late March and early April. If you are traveling to Japan in late summer, monitor the weather reports for tropical cyclones blowing in from the Pacific Ocean, and keep in mind, September and October are the height of the country’s rain season, so bring waterproof outerwear as well as indoor plans.

What are the top things to do in Japan?

Kyoto’s Higashiyama District

As the imperial seat for more than a millennium, Kyoto has preserved hundreds of stunning temples, palaces, gardens, and of course, the legendary geisha districts. The historic Higashiyama District is one of the most atmospheric corners in this tradition-minded city, and you can spend hours wandering down narrow streets lined with wood-frame houses and centuries-old artisan shops, darting into side streets to peek in small shrines, before visiting the 1,200-year-old Kiyomizudera temple, with its terrace overlooking downtown. Higashiyama shines brightest during the 10-day Hanatoro festival in March, when thousands of paper lanterns appear.

Hiking in the Japanese Alps

Seventy percent of Japan’s landmass is covered in mountain ranges, which curve along the entire sweep of the archipelago. One of the most glorious spots in the northern Japanese Alps is the 673-square-mile Chūbu-Sangaku National Park, located between Toyama and Nagano, 150 miles northwest of Tokyo. In the summer, you can hike along the Azusa river at Kamikochi, seek out the hot springs around Okuhida, or if you’re an experienced mountaineer, trek from mountain hut to mountain hut (make reservations beforehand). In winter, skiers and snowboarders make pilgrimages to the resorts at Hakuba.

Island-Hopping in Okinawa

If you don’t think of traveling to Japan for sublime beach time, you’ve never visited the Okinawan archipelago at the southern end of Japan. Using Okinawa City as your base, you can take ferries or short flights to reach some of its 160 far-flung islands. Go snorkeling in the clear turquoise waters surrounding Tokashiki Island, where clownfish and butterfly fish dart among the coral reefs. Loll on the powdery white-sand beaches of Hateruma Island. Wander around historic houses with tiled roofs and sculptures on Taketomi Island. Everywhere you go, you can sample Okinawa’s distinctive Ryukyuan cuisine, which incorporates influences from China and southeast Asia.