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K’s House has nearly 15 hostels across Japan, and you could even have a perfect trip to Japan if you stick to cities that have K’s House hostels!

They have locations in Japan that are located both in major cities on the tourist route, as well as areas that can make for good visits to see another side of Japan too – nature!

 

 

What’s it like to stay at a K’s House hostel in Japan?!

I stayed in a number of cities of this top backpacker hostel chain in Japan, including at the Mt Fuji hostel, the Takayama hostel, the Japan alps hostel.

Each hostel might be slightly different, but these are some of the things I got at both of the K’s House hostels I stayed at.

 

1. SLEEP! 😉

If you’ll be out and about for most of the day, then all you need is a place to stay at night, right?!

So if you’re looking for a cheap place to stay (“cheap” is relative in Japan!) then K’s House will give you clean accommodation.

It can be a good idea to bring an eye mask and earplugs. That way you won’t be disturbed by others as you sleep.

You’ll find mixed dorm rooms and and female-only dorms. The mixed rooms are generally slightly cheaper.

 

K's house hostels in Japan with dorm beds - mixed and female only. Backpacking Japan on a budget for solo travelers and backpackers, cheap accommodation.

K's house hostels in Japan with locker storage and dorm beds - mixed and female only. Backpacking Japan on a budget for solo travelers and backpackers, cheap accommodation.

K's house hostels in Japan with dorm beds - mixed and female only. Backpacking Japan on a budget for solo travelers and backpackers, cheap accommodation.

 

 

2. Kitchen

If you’re looking at hostels as a place to stay in an effort to save money, another way to save money is to make your own food.

There will likely be a fridge so you can go out and buy food from the convenience store or grocery store to have food for the next day or next several days if you’ll be in staying at a given hostel for a number of days.

You might also be able to do some cooking too.

Each hostel might be slightly different in the offerings of the kitchen, so if this is of particular interest to you, be sure to look into it!

 

K's house hostels in Japan with kitchen. Backpacking Japan on a budget for solo travelers and backpackers, cheap accommodation.

K's house hostels in Japan with kitchen. Backpacking Japan on a budget for solo travelers and backpackers, cheap accommodation.

 

 

3. Common area

If you’re looking to meet people, this can be a good place to do so.

Or, if you’re just looking to chill, this can be a good place to do so too!

You can expect wifi!

 

K's house hostels in Japan with common area with wifi. Backpacking Japan on a budget for solo travelers and backpackers, cheap accommodation.

K's house hostels in Japan with common area with wifi. Backpacking Japan on a budget for solo travelers and backpackers, cheap accommodation.

K's house hostels in Japan with common area with wifi and tv. Backpacking Japan on a budget for solo travelers and backpackers, cheap accommodation.

K's house hostels in Japan with common area with wifi and tv. Backpacking Japan on a budget for solo travelers and backpackers, cheap accommodation.

K's house hostels in Japan with common area with wifi. Backpacking Japan on a budget for solo travelers and backpackers, cheap accommodation.

K's house hostels in Japan with hammock in common area outdoor garden. Backpacking Japan on a budget for solo travelers and backpackers, cheap accommodation.

 

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So…

Where are K’s House hostels located?!

Once you get to a specific city, K’s House hostels are generally located in a convenient area.

They say that all of their hostels are located within walking distance of a train station.

But other than that, what cities are K’s House hostels located in?!

 

If you’re currently planning your trip to Japan and you are struggling to narrow down WHERE to go in Japan because there are too many good choices (because, you know, there are too many pretty pictures in the Discover Japan book), then all of the locations with a K’s House can really make for a GREAT choice!

At least it can help you narrow down your choices a little bit. 😉

 

K’s House hostels:

 

 

The map of K’s House hostels in Japan

And here’s to get an idea of the locations of all of these hostels to start planning out your trip further!

 

 

If you’re having trouble viewing the map on this page, you can also view this Japan hostels map in Google Maps.

 

 

 

And now…

Why should you visit each of these cities?!

 

Tokyo

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Well… it’s Tokyo. 😉

 

See the Tokyo hostel reviews and photos:

 

 

Fuji Fives Lakes (Kawaguchiko, Hakone)

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So you may have noticed that there are 2 hostels that are “Mt Fuji” – so same as the Tokyo hostels, make sure you go to the right one!

Both of the Mt Fuji hostels are located in one of the Fuji Five Lakes cities of Kawaguchiko.

This means that they are not actually located AT Mt Fuji, but instead a popular city in which you can go for Mt Fuji views, for example by hiking, ropeway, or boat ride. (If you want the unique experience of staying on Mt Fuji, for that you’ll stay in a Mt Fuji mountain hut!)

Both Kawaguchiko and Hakone are worthy destinations

But if you are short on time, you’ll want to choose just one of these Fuji Five Lakes destinations to go to.

If climbing Mt Fuji is on your list of things to do (you can do this July to early September – there’s a climbing season), then going to Kawaguchiko to rest up a bit after your hike can work out well.

 

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You can find a direct bus from Mt Fuji 5th station (where you’ll start and end your Mt Fuji hike) to Kawaguchiko.

See the cost to climb Mt Fuji and how to spend one day in Kawaguchiko.

 

See the Fuji Five Lakes hostel reviews and photos:

 

 

Izu Peninsula (Ito)

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Izu is on the slightly less traveled path, so if you want to go where less tourists go, you can consider a trip to Izu peninsula!

This will give you more of Japan’s nature.

If you’ll be visiting in summer, there’s also snorkeling around here too.

 

If you have a short time in Japan, you might consider doing a small loop like:

  • Tokyo
  • Fuji Fives Lakes (Kawaguchiko or Hakone)
  • Izu peninsula
  • Tokyo

 

See the Izu hostel reviews and photos:

 

 

Kyoto

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If you want to experience a lot of culture and world heritage sites in a single city, Kyoto is a top spot to consider!

And, if you want a break from the crowds, there are also some city escapes with nature that get less tourists too.

See how to spend 5 days in Kyoto. Or if you’ll be dedicating less time to Kyoto, see the one day itinerary or 2 day itinerary.

 

See the Kyoto hostel reviews and photos:

 

 

Hiroshima

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This is where the United States dropped a nuclear bomb that’s said to have killed more than 70,000 people.

You can still see some of the ruins today.

The Hiroshima peace memorial park is a place you can explore in somewhat of an outdoor museum type setting, and the actual indoor museum is worth a visit too.

And to lighten the mood, a day trip to Miyajima from Hiroshima is perfect for some amazing views.

 

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See the Hiroshima hostel reviews and photos:

 

 

Japan Alps and around (Takayama, Kanazawa, Hakuba)

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Japan has a lot of places you can go to surround yourself with nature, and a trip through the Japan Alps and the surrounding areas is one of those places to consider!

Takayama is the town that can serve as a base for a visit to the world heritage area of Shirakawago.

Kanazawa has been called “Little Kyoto.”

And while Hakuba is best known as a winter destination for ski resorts in Nagano, there are things to do in summer there too.

 

See the Japan Alps hostel reviews and photos:

 

 

HAPPY K’S HOUSE HOSTEL STAY IN JAPAN!

 

 



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Natural disasters in Japan
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My travel insurance took care of my accommodation and food costs when I was forced to stay extra days in Japan because of a typhoon.

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