Feb 27, 2018

Push to expand legitimate private lodging services

Minpaku (private lodging) services — in which accommodations in private residences are rented out to travelers — are being counted on as a solution to a shortage of hotel rooms to serve the growing numbers of inbound tourists, particularly as the nation prepares to ...

Feb 13, 2018

Airbnb to maintain Japanese properties for owners

U.S. online vacation home-rental service Airbnb Inc. will start maintaining private properties for tourist stays in Japan, sources said. Airbnb and similar firms are trying to tap into the country's growing minpaku (private lodging services) market, following the rise in the number of foreign visitors. ...

New group to promote agricultural tourism in rural Japan

Feb 9, 2018

New group to promote agricultural tourism in rural Japan

An association has been set up to promote minpaku private lodgings in farming, mountain and fishing villages in Japan. The Japan Countryside Stay Association said at a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday it will establish a system in which visitors rate the service quality ...