Where to stay in Japan – Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Fukuoka

Fukuoka City – Kyusu Region’s largest and busiest city. Home of the original Tonkotsu Ramen. Home of the largest Reclining Buddha in the world.

Where to stay in Japan – Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Fukuoka

*Note: These are only recommendations and are based only from my experience staying in these accommodations.

Fukuoka City – Kyusu Region’s largest and busiest city. Home of the original Tonkotsu Ramen. Home of the largest Reclining Buddha in the world.

Things to do here : links

Fukuoka Hana Hostel – asked why I chose a Hostel? It has a lot of advantage over Hotels like value for money, cleanliness, local flavor, social interaction etc. But the main reason was Hotel is more expensive in Japan and it will cost us triple the price. We just need a place to stay for the night since we’re leaving early in the morning and the location is very convenient since we are going to Nakasu River to have dinner in Yatai (walking distance from the Hostel). I make sure to read the reviews, feedbacks, the hostel’s facilities and their rules & guidelines first before making a reservation.

Price:  1x night for 2 persons (currency convertion was made during the time we made the reservation)
PHP  2,800
or USD  59.5
or YEN  6,094

Check-in 3pm  & Check-out 11am
Location: 4-213, Kamikawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Japan
Getting there: We just took a taxi we payed around 2,500 Yen from Fukuoka Airport. The taxi dropped us off in the nearest street since they can’t go inside the shopping street. from there it only took us 2min walk going to the Hostel. You can also ride a train and just walk 10 minutes from the station.

Where you can have a look for more details: Hana Hostel

Hana Hostel is located in the middle of a shopping street in CBD of Fukuoka so there is no problem getting dinner & shopping because it’s already there at the front of your door!

hana hostel accommodation airbnb fukuoka osaka tokyo japan

hana hostel accommodation airbnb fukuoka osaka tokyo japan

hana hostel accommodation airbnb fukuoka osaka tokyo japan
Double deck bed. very comfortable futon and thick blankets

hana hostel accommodation airbnb fukuoka osaka tokyo japan

 

Tokyo – The capital & busiest city of Japan.

LINKS OF TOKYO ITINERARY

We booked using AirBNB. Why? AirBNB is very popular for accommodation in Japan. It’s way cheaper and convenient than staying at those expensive Hotels. Worrying about security? Just make sure to research a lot on the host, the location, the apartment and the feedbacks & reviews from the previous tenants. There’s also a super host feature where the host is rated high and is popular.

We booked accommodation with Keiko – AirBNB Link
Price: 2x nights for 2 persons (currency convertion was made during the time we made the reservation)
PHP  3,600 x 2 nights = 7,200 PHP
or USD 76.63 x 2 nights = 153.26 USD
or YEN  9,758 x 2 nights = 19, 516 YEN
Location: Nishihara, Shibuya, Tokyo Japan
Check-in 3 pm and Check-out 10 am
Facitilies: Hot Shower
Portable wifi – I suggest to look for an apartment where they provide portable wifi so you can use it wherever you go. It’s very convenient so you won’t have to worry how to go to places. This made our stay a lot better and all our trips went smooth.
Washing machine
Fridge
A/C
Stove – We didn’t use. I suggest just have a meal at restaurants to experience local food better.
Getting there: We took subway from Shinjuku station and was walking distance from the nearest station (about 10min walk)

Apartment was tidy & clean. Beds were comfortable and has thick blankets.

 

accommodation airbnb fukuoka osaka tokyo japan
traditional futon bed. very comfortable with thick blankets.

accommodation airbnb fukuoka osaka tokyo japan

accommodation airbnb fukuoka osaka tokyo japan
heated toilet
accommodation airbnb fukuoka osaka tokyo japan
hot and cold shower

Osaka

It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with over 19 million inhabitants – wikipedia.com

Things to do in Osaka…

We booked accommodation with Momo – AirBNB Link
Price: 4x nights for 2 persons (currency convertion was made during the time we made the reservation)
PHP  8, 967
USD  190.80
YEN  19, 516
Location: Nipponbashinishi, Osaka shi, Osaka Japan
Check-in 3 pm and Check-out 10 am
Facitilies: Hot Shower
Indoor wifi – my bad for not reading this one. I thought wifi was also portable just what we had with our apartment in Tokyo. So I made sure I searched all the places on my itinerary on the day otherwise I need to look for a free wifi spot.
Washing machine
Fridge
A/C
Small balcony
Getting there: We took subway from Osaka Shi station and made one transfer (no direct line going to the apartment nearest station)
Apartment is close to Denden town, Namba & Osaka Shinsekai

Apartment was tidy & clean. Beds were comfortable and has thick blankets. We turned on A/C at night time because we need to close the window since it was near the train line and we can heart the train’s noise.

hostel accommodation airbnb fukuoka osaka tokyo japan

accommodation airbnb fukuoka osaka tokyo japan

accommodation airbnb fukuoka osaka tokyo japan
two comfortable bed. actually it’s good for four people

accommodation airbnb fukuoka osaka tokyo japan

accommodation airbnb fukuoka osaka tokyo japan
hot and cold shower

There’s one problem during our stay, using hot shower only takes several minutes before it becomes cold then we need to wait for it to be hot again. It was a bit annoying. We told the host about the issue but was not resolved during our stay. But overall it was a good place to stay.

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