- Websites with extensive listings of hotels in Japan.
- Hotels in Japan are mainly classified into three categories:
resort hotels, business hotels, and city hotels. The characteristics of each are summarized below:
1. resort hotel:
- Resort hotels are often used for vacation stays.
- They are often located near tourist attractions and tourist facilities.
- They can accommodate a variety of guests, including couples, families, and friends.
- Room rates vary by type and room, and range from a few thousand yen to over 100,000 yen.
- Guests can enjoy sumptuous meals in the restaurants and lounges.
- A wide variety of services are available, including hot springs, swimming pools, gyms, massage facilities, and game corners.
- The hotel features facilities that can be enjoyed by both children and adults.
2. business hotels:
- These hotels are mainly used by business people, but can accommodate other clientele as well.
- They offer simple facilities and amenities for lodging purposes only.
- The hotel offers simple facilities and amenities intended for overnight stays only, and is reasonably priced.
- Services for business travelers are offered, such as computer access and breakfast (light meals only) may be served.
- Most rooms are designed for one or two people, but recently there has been an increase in family-friendly plans.
3. city hotels:
- Dotted around urban areas, city hotels target a wider range of users than business hotels.
- They have a wide variety of restaurants and venues, including wedding banquet halls, restaurants, and bars.
- They are sometimes used for weddings, funerals, and other events, as well as for overnight stays for attendees.
- It can be used for more versatile purposes than a business hotel
- Differences between hotels abroad and in Japan
Japanese hotel service is based on the premise that it is a place to entertain guests and includes a flat service charge, whereas many foreign countries have the idea that "hotels are business," and instead of including a service charge, the attitude is that tips are the motivation for the staff This is evident.
It is also interesting to note that while Japanese hotel service tends to be formal and awe-inspiring, friendly service is more common in foreign hotel services. While Japanese hotel service is characterized by an emphasis on hospitality and a sincere attitude toward guests' needs, overseas hotel service tends to emphasize efficiency and business aspects.
These differences can be attributed to differences in culture, social backgrounds, and ways of thinking between Japan and other countries. It can be said that different tourism cultures and forms of hospitality have developed as a result of services tailored to each country and region.
Japanese hotel services are highly regarded and are the reason why many foreign tourists visit Japan. On the other hand, overseas hotel services also reflect the characteristics and attractions of each country and region, and contribute to the tourism industry as a form of cross-cultural exchange. By deepening mutual understanding, a richer tourism experience will be created.