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 at 2 locations of this top backpacker hostel chain in Japan – K’s House Mt Fuji and K’s House Hiroshima.
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.
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!
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!
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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:
- Tokyo Oasis
- Mt Fuji (Kawaguchiko, Fuji Five Lakes)
- Fuji View (Kawaguchiko, Fuji Five Lakes)
- Hakone (Fuji Five Lakes)
- Ito Onsen Ryokan (Izu peninsula)
- Takayama Oasis
- Hakuba Alps
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.
Why should you visit each of these cities?!
Well… it’s Tokyo. 😉
See the Tokyo hostel reviews and photos:
Fuji Fives Lakes (Kawaguchiko, Hakone)
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.
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 Fuji Five Lakes hostel reviews and photos:
Izu Peninsula (Ito)
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:
- Fuji Fives Lakes (Kawaguchiko or Hakone)
- Izu peninsula
See the Izu hostel reviews and photos:
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 the Kyoto hostel reviews and photos:
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.
See the Hiroshima hostel reviews and photos:
Japan Alps and around (Takayama, Kanazawa, Hakuba)
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:
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Shoes for JapanFor summer travel, hiking sandals can be perfect for walking around cities and for many of the short day hikes! See travel sandals like these for women and these for men.
Japan is a mountain country so be sure to get in some hikes!
See trail running shoes too (for women - for men) for other solid hikes including climbing Mt Fuji.
Speaking of hiking, I love this daypack.
The super fast train in JapanIn general, 2 long-distance shinkansen train trips will likely end up making it so the JR pass will be worth it. But here's how to calculate it to be sure.
See the current price of a JR pass from an official vendor.
Natural disasters in JapanUnfortunately, Japan can be prone to natural disasters which means risk for travel delays. So be sure to look at travel insurance for natural disasters.
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.
See how much insurance costs for your trip.
Best travel guides for JapanIf you're at step 1 in your planning process, have a look at this Discover Japan book.
For "books" that won't take up space in your suitcase, see the best PDF guides.
See more of the best books for Japan trip planning.
Cheap(er) flights to JapanI used this website to find the cheapest flight and to book my recent flight to Japan.
Sometimes it makes sense to book direct - my preferred way!
But this booking site will search a combination of airlines, including those who aren't partner airlines, which means that they can help you find cheaper flights by booking individual flights for you as part of one flight itinerary. This can be especially helpful if you're not flying out of a major hub with direct flights to Japan.
I've missed a flight booked through them and it was taken care of with hotel and new flight.
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