STAY JAPAN is a home-sharing service that connects travelers looking for alternative lodging options with property owners. It is also the first website to offer legal short term rentals in Japan.

Ranging from traditional Japanese houses to city apartments close to tourist attractions or business areas, STAY JAPAN offers a wide choice of accommodations to fit your needs and fulfill your desires of new experiences, whether you are traveling with a group, your family or alone, or looking for a place to stay during a move, a business trip or a temporary return. With STAY JAPAN, discover unprecedented lodging experiences and infinite ways to enjoy Japan!

How it works


Find a place to stay

Search our list of properties to find your next accommodation, and discover a large choice of rental houses and apartments close to tourist attractions or business centers, homestay accommodations ideal for a cultural immersion, and other types of lodging facilities.


Enjoy your stay in your own way

Choose the type of accommodation that best suits your needs, lifestyle and your preferences. It may be a fully furnished house if you want to feel like at home during a medium or long-term stay, a corporate apartment if you travel for work, a guest house close to cultural or entertainment events… Find the best place to enjoy your stay your way!



Experience country life

Learn from local farmers how to fish, harvest vegetables or plant rice and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful landscapes of the Japanese countryside during an authentic country living experience.


Discover their experience

If you are still not sure if home rental is right for you, you can read the reviews and travel stories that previous travelers wrote to share their experiences!

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Safe, problem-free stay

At STAY JAPAN, we work hard to ensure you have a most satisfying stay, and a stress-free experience.
That is why we make sure that all accommodations meet local legal standards before they are registered, so that we can always provide you with a safe and reliable service.


To ensure that each reservation leads to a safe and pleasant experience for all, both travelers and hosts are covered by STAY JAPAN's lodging and travel insurance.
Travelers are covered for up to 30 million yen per incident, should they have an accident during their stay or damage anything in the property.
Hosts are covered for any accident caused during the stay by a facility or equipment failure up to 100 million yen per accident (bodily injury liability coverage). See the link below for further details.

No complicated and lengthy procedures are required - we take care of everything.

Traveler Insurance


All properties listed on STAY JAPAN have been officially approved by local governments and are certified to meet safety standards. For greater peace of mind, the identity of every host and guest is also verified.

Since STAY JAPAN is the only service to offer all the different kinds of legal vacation rentals available in Japan, travelers are able choose between a large variety of high quality accommodations and enjoy a stress-free stay. Real estate agencies interested in a safe rental solution are welcome to consult us!

24/7 Support

You have any questions or concerns? Our customer support service is available in Japanese and English via email (24/7/365) or phone (24/7) to answer all your questions regarding private home rentals and assist you during your stay.

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