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This Japanese Hotel Room Costs $1 A Night. The Catch? You Have To Livestream Your Stay

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CNN
 
 (CNN) — When 27-year-old Tetsuya Inoue began running Asahi Ryokan -- a hotel in the Japanese city of Fukuoka that is owned by his grandmother -- he wondered how he could improve business in the new economy.
Inoue had an idea: what if he could use the internet to bring in a new audience and...

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You Could Be Renting This 300-Year-Old Samurai Era House In Japan Right Now

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SORA NEWS
 
”Just about the best-condition 300-year-old property you’ll ever find,” boasts realtor.
If you’re looking for a place to live in Japan, often the best options are located outside the city center. Sure, it might seem exciting to live right in the middle of Tokyo’s neon jungle, but if...

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Japan's New 'Airbnb Law' a Double-edged Sword

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Rental platforms like Airbnb are hoping for a boost from a new law coming into force next month in Japan ahead of an expected surge in demand for the 2020 Olympics, but experts warn it could actually hamper business in the short-term.
Currently anyone renting out a room risk...

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Snoopy Fever Continues in Japan as Peanuts Hotel Opens in Kobe in August

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
If you’re a fan of Charles M. Schulz’s endearing Snoopy character, then you will want to book a room at the Peanuts Hotel, which opens in Kobe, west Japan, on August 1st.
The hotel, whose slogan is “where guests feel comfortable” (taken from a 1962 Peanuts comic strip), is a celebr...

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The Millennials: Stylish Capsule Hotel for Millennials Opens in Shibuya

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
The ongoing evolution of capsule hotels shows no signs of slowing down. The latest iteration of one of the most iconic types of Japanese accommodation is a stylish hotel in central Tokyo specifically designed for millennials.
 
After successfully opening its first branch in Kyoto l...

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°C combined Finnish-style Sauna And Designer Capsule Hotel Opens in Ebisu

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
°C (pronounced “Doe-shi” and meaning “degrees Celsius”) is a new transit service that combines a luxury Finnish-style sauna and designer accommodation. The first branch opens in Ebisu, central Tokyo, on December 16th, with a second branch already planned for Gotanda in early 2018....

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Japanese Tearoom-themed Hotel Koé Tokyo Opens Next year in Shibuya

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
While Kyoto is usually the place in Japan best known for traditions and cultural heritage, visitors to Tokyo who want to experience this firsthand can enjoy a stay at hotel koé from February next year.
Opening February 9th and accepting bookings from December 11th, hotel koé tokyo ...

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Henn na Hotel Robot-run Hotels to Open in Tokyo, Expand Overseas

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
The public’s (and tourists’) appetite for wacky accommodation experiences continues unabated, it seems, as Henn na Hotel has announced a major expansion.
The Sasebo-based hotel, which is ostensibly fronted by robotic staff of receptionists and concierges, such as a dinosaur “mannin...

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Oakwood to Open 11th Property in Tokyo

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO
Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd, a member of Oakwood Worldwide, will open its 11th property in Tokyo, Oakwood Apartments Azabudai, on May 15.
A leading player in the Tokyo serviced apartment sector, managing choice serviced apartments for business and leisure travelers, Oakwood furth...

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Tiny House by Muji Finally Goes on Sale in Japan

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Muji, formally known as Mujirushi Ryohin, which translates as “no-logo goods” in English, is a chain of retail stores in Japan which sells everything from stationery to furniture, with a focus on sleek design and minimal fuss.
Back in 2015, Muji wowed us all by taking their ...

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