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Can I Really Trust Airbnb in Japan?

Finding the right accommodation can sometimes be the biggest pain when planning your trip. We have all heard horror stories from friends and fellow nomads of hotels or hostels not being all they were cracked up to be. Hostel and hotel owners have gotten especially good with Photoshop and the art of deception. We want to be absolutely one hundred percent certain that the room we have booked is actually the room we get. And for many of us, it’s sometimes more than just about the room. Travelers want a convenient, safe location, with the proper amenities, and a good atmosphere among other criteria. As you search for that perfect

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Can’t Check-in Early? Don’t Sweat It

Things don’t always go according to plan. You can spend hours and hours planning your next trip, but nothing is guaranteed to run as smoothly as you had hoped. Timing and scheduling can be a real hassle and sometimes having the luxury to check-in early or check-out late can really help. But often with Airbnb, this isn’t possible. You’ve arrived at your destination. It’s 9:00 am but your check-in time isn’t until 3:00 pm! What are you going to do for the next six hours? Being able to check-in early can be a huge stress relief. Unfortunately with most Airbnb hosts, this can sometimes be impossible as they are running on

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Don’t be Silly, Airbnb Isn’t Only for Backpackers!

As a backpacker, when I look for places to stay at night, I usually just look for the cheapest option that doesn’t look absolutely awful. Because I’m usually traveling for a few months, I need to make sure I can stretch every dollar I have. The easiest way to stretch each dollar is saving on accommodation. When I’m traveling on a business trip this is a whole different situation. Although I want to save every penny I have, sleep and comfort is a lot more important during a business trip. I always choose to use Airbnb instead of a hotel for a number of reasons. Save money! First and foremost,

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Airbnb or Hotel? How to Get the Most Out of Tokyo

Your next vacation or business trip is fast approaching and you still haven’t figured out a place to stay. Quit procrastinating already and let me help you look at your options. So what’ll it be? Hotel? Resort? Hostel? Those crazy-looking capsule pods? There are plenty of options when traveling to Tokyo and depending on what your plans are, some may be better than others. You may have also heard about this new-ish service called Airbnb. It’s been around since 2008 but it’s starting to become extremely popular all across the world including Asia. What is Airbnb? First, let’s cover the basics. Airbnb is a service in which homeowners rent out a

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How to Use a Japanese Intercom

One of the most frequently asked questions for vacation rentals properties is about the mishandling of the intercom. It’s perfectly understandable if you are traveling with someone else but you only have one key for your stay. What you do in those times is that, one of you will have to ring the intercom and the other one has to pick up the door phone and open the door. Simple. Until you see the panel. For example when you see this, it’s the simplest and rather older version, therefore it’s a bit simpler. To speak: Pick up the receiver and it’s already connected. – “Hello? John, is that you?”  

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Need an Airbnb Rental? Just Be Careful of These Hosts

The internet has definitely spoiled us in recent years. Today for example, sites like Airbnb can offer guests superb service and a cost-effective alternative to expensive and at times, limited hotels. All it takes is, just a few clicks and you’re able to find cozy, comfortable, and affordable accommodation for your next vacation or business trip. Hosts around the globe rent single rooms, or sometimes even their entire home or apartment, for travelers passing through their city, all for a reasonable rate. Although the concept seems very beneficial to save money, there are risks involved and countless horror stories to prove it.   Therefore, use this guide to help you

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How to Choose the Perfect Airbnb Home in Tokyo

Your home away from home Whether you’re coming to Tokyo for business or pleasure, by yourself or with others, there’s something to be said about staying in the comfort of a home. Airbnb provides that comfort halfway around the world. However, choosing a place to stay can be really challenging especially when you’re deciding on staying at a complete stranger’s house. The obvious factor is money. When travelling, your budget is an important factor in making your decision. When searching make sure you set your budget on your price range filter! Other than that, it’s important to pay close attention to all the specifics of what each Airbnb offers. Location Tokyo

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5 Vacation rental platforms in Japan

Vacation rentals are now almost the most popular way of traveling in the west especially in the Europe and America. However, it still remains a foreign and new service in Japan.  Therefore, Japan seems to have become the newest target of the market. The question we have is; Among many of the vacation rental platforms, what’s the difference in terms of the service in Japan ? Airbnb The hottest, and the biggest in Japan. It also has a full Japanese site with full support. With its large publicity, Airbnb has quickly gained popularity in Japan and thus, now the strongest competitor in the market. Presumably, what makes Japanese people feel

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Would You Like a More Homey Stay While Visiting Tokyo? 
These Are The 10 Best Choices According To Reviews !

As a traveler, perhaps you may have wondered about one thing regarding accommodation while scrolling through countless search results: “Which one of these is the best? How can I differentiate between them, and whittle it down to the favorable choices? Although there are many ways to measure whether a particular listing is good or unfavorable, reviews from other previous guests can indeed be highly beneficial. They are most unbiased, and can give you a clearer way to determine if the place suits your needs. This particular review system is how Airbnb removes people’s apprehension when staying at stranger’s home, or the fear of letting unknown guests stay in their own

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8 Things to Note With Regards to Japanese Appliances When Staying at Japanese Homes Using Airbnb

Japanese home appliances can be quite challenging to travelers and are also a pure wonder. Those buttons just make you wanna push them and figure them all out. But you can’t really do that when you’re staying at a short term rentals because what if you burn down the house somehow ? Not to scare you but what if you did something horribly wrong and get into a trouble in foreign lands ? (Usually you don’t, and those buttons are not so harmless.) In those situations, you can approach such mysteries with confidence if you have this post in mind. 1. 24 hours bath system and water control system Probably

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