Japan is synonymous with style. From smart inventions to striking fashion on streets as well as ramps, the country oozes panache and class. If you are visiting this unconventional island, make sure you skip the boring hotels and stay at one of these trendy HomeAways. They will give you the perfect peek into Japan’s modernism and flair. Check them out:
1. Luxurious apartment, Osaka
If you find yourself in Osaka, make it a point to visit the famous street next to the Dotonbori canal. And close to the action-packed, neon-lit street is this modern four-bedroom apartment that can accommodate eight guests. Don’t worry about the noise though; this newly-built apartment is located in a tranquil setting. On the 10th floor, this stylish HomeAway offers pretty city views and easy access to attractions like America-mura and the shopping district of Horie. To sweeten the deal further, this apartment may come at a discount.
Average price per night: SGD 351
2. French-style house, Okinawa-ken
If you want a flavour of France in Japan, this is the place to book. Dressed in pastel colours, this cosy HomeAway is simple yet stylish. Read your favourite novel in the lush green backyard or head for a refreshing swim at one of the many beaches nearby. With the expressway close to the house, you can reach anywhere in Okinawa within minutes. And when you are back after a long, satisfying day, the heavenly hot tub will welcome you home. Oh yes, don’t forget to buy souvenirs for folks back home from Daiso, located just a few minutes away.
Average price per night: SGD 249
3. Chic home in shopper’s paradise, Tokyo
If you are a shopaholic vising Tokyo, the Azabu-Juban main street will surely top the list of places to visit. Well, visiting the street is one thing but living close to it is quite another! This newly designed, modern HomeAway is located right on the main street and is every shopper’s dream come true. Apart from the fabulous location, this apartment will impress you with its classy minimalism. With the famous Roppongi Hills and multiple 24-hour supermarkets just around the corner, there will never be a dull moment here. And if you miss your favourite coffee, there is a Starbucks just a stone’s throw away.
Average price per night: SGD 366
4. Spacious apartment, Tokyo
Airy, dashing, and contemporary – this lovely HomeAway is all that and a lot more. Located in a quiet but accessible location, it is ideal for anyone who wants to explore Tokyo. Situated just minutes away from Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown, this apartment can accommodate six adults. With many bars, restaurants and shops in the neighbourhood, living here will mean being in the middle of all the action. To make it easy for you, the host will send you a restaurant guide once you make the booking. What’s more? If language is a barrier, the host will be happy to book a restaurant or beauty salon for you! Also, look out for discounts here.
Average price per night: SGD 266
5. Ideally located penthouse, Tokyo
This is the perfect apartment for those who appreciate style and design. Dressed in red, black and white, this elegant penthouse is designed in duplex style. Located in the famous Harajuku area, this HomeAway is surrounded by vintage shops, cafes, bars, and everything you need to have a fun trip. Close by are a few train stations that make all tourist spots easily accessible. How about welcoming your mornings with a tranquil session of yoga on the penthouse’s sunny terrace?
Average price per night: SGD 356
6. Modern apartment, Tokyo
Furnished with everything you need, this beautifully designed yet economical HomeAway is located in the gorgeous Meguro area. Apart from two pretty bedrooms and a kitchen, the apartment comes with two terraces that make perfect places to spend some quality ‘me’ time you have been craving for long. Located close to this HomeAway is The Meguro River where nature lovers will have a field day with stunning cherry blossoms during spring and a carpet of leaves during fall.
Average price per night: SGD 182
7. Expansive apartment, Tokyo
This dazzling apartment looks straight out of a Hollywood movie. With splendid views, trendy furniture, and luxurious amenities, this HomeAway is sure to impress you. Apart from being stylish, it is also spotless and welcoming. Perfect for a family of four, this apartment is located just minutes away from the subway, restaurants, and convenience stores. Reviewers swear by the helpful nature of the host and are all praises about the apartment’s location and elegance (thus the five stars!). Also, the ‘house guide’ provided by the host is extensive and extremely useful. Be ready to be wooed if you book this one!
Average price per night: SGD 322
8. Trendy apartment, Tokyo
If you are looking for a simple yet elegant HomeAway, this should be your top pick. With tasteful décor and colours, this apartment has a double bed, a double Japanese futon, and two single futons. Travellers with kids need not worry, thanks to the well-stocked kitchen and a 24/7 convenience store nearby. This bright and clean apartment will not give you anything to complain about. To make it more tempting, this apartment is generally on discount.
Average price per night: SGD 255
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