The country of Japan may not look like much on a globe, because it is – in the grand scheme of things – a pretty small collection of islands. But there are more than 120 million people crammed onto those islands, and some amazing cities and attractions as well. Visitors who are new to Japan may notice the many cultural juxtapositions, and while some of this can lead to sensory overload, it can also give you an insight into the country. Plus, the mix of old and new means that even in an ultra-modern city like Tokyo you do not have to go far to find a quiet temple or garden in which to contemplate things. And visitors also do not need to go far to find cheap hotels in Japan.
Well, that is to say that there are some hotels in Japan which will be less expensive than the country’s most high-end properties. Unfortunately, all accommodation in Japan seems to be on the expensive side, so that will be something you will need to be prepared for. There are many different levels and types of hotels, however, and if you are willing to try one that is not so Western, you may be able to find better deals (and more interesting experiences). For instance, there are very traditional Japanese inns called ryokan and minshuku which are great if you know something about the culture. When it comes to more standard hotels, be on the lookout for Japanese brands, not the usual Western ones. And to find more of the cheap hotels in Japan you will probably need to venture a little further from the main tourist attractions wherever you are.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to see a list of the cities in Japan for which we have information about cheap hotels. But remember, if the city you are planning to visit is not listed below, all you need to do is type the city name into the search box at the top of this page to find cheap hotels anywhere in the country.