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Accommodation Overview

Accommodation Types

The plentiful accommodation situated directly on the doorsteps of Tsugaike’s slopes falls into several different broad categories; hotels, pensions, lodges and traditional Japanese guest houses (“minshuku” and “ryokan”). All are comfortable and friendly, but below is a basic explanation of the general* differences between these lodging types to help you choose the accommodation that is right for you.

* Please be aware that the there is no universal standard to differentiate accommodation types by name, therefore the following explanations are intended as a general description only.

  • Hotels:

    The word “hotel” refers to a larger establishment (10 or more guest rooms) whose rooms are typically western style, featuring beds and a private, attached toilet and bath. Additionally, hotels often have traditional communal bath or hot spring facilities as well.

    Click here for a list of HOTELS in Tsugaike

  • Pensions:

    The term “pension” is used to describe a family-run establishment smaller in size than a hotel, whose rooms are usually western style, with beds, but may or may not include a private, attached toilet and bath. Generally, the food served is also western style. Pensions are normally less expensive than hotels.

    Click here for a list of PENSIONS in Tsugaike

  • Lodges:

    “Lodges” usually offer simple, basic accommodation with a mountain hut-esque atmosphere; log-cabin inspired construction, wood-burning stoves, country decor, etc… Whereas a cottage would be a single-family residence, a lodge would be similar to the hotel version of a cottage, with multiple guest rooms located in a similarly stylized building.

    Click here for a list of LODGES in Tsugaike

  • Japanese Guest Houses (Ryokan & Minshuku)

    Minshuku:
    “Minshuku” are essentially the Japanese-style version of a “pension”; small, family-run establishments that feature Japanese-style rooms with traditional Japanese futons for bedding, most likely featuring a communal bath and shared bathroom. The food served is also mainly Japanese style.

    Ryokan:
    “Ryokan” are traditional Japanese inns, with tatami rooms and futons for bedding. They vary in size, but always have at least 5 rooms. Guestrooms may have a private, attached toilet and bath, but almost always will also offer communal bathing or hot spring facilities. Japanese meals are standard, and the nightly rates are higher than those of a “minshuku”.

    Click here for a list of JAPANESE GUEST HOUSES in Tsugaike