Glamping in Japan is a fantastic way to admire the country from a different perspective. While Japan is more famous for its rich culture and bustling cities, it also has stunning natural beauty.
The best way to experience Japan’s great outdoors is to camp out in the wild. But if you don’t want to sacrifice modern comforts and luxuries, you should try glamping, a more luxurious option for camping. These glamping sites are in picturesque locations, allowing you to soak up nature, but you’ll have a comfy bed, toilet, and other luxury amenities.
With so many options for glamping in Japan, you might need help searching for the best places to stay. So, here’s our list of recommendations.
Glamping Japan Breakdown
If you don’t have the time to browse through our list below, here’s a quick breakdown for your reference.
Overall Best Glamping in Japan – Nordisk Village Goto Islands
Best Luxury Glamping in Japan – Hoshinoya Fuji
Coolest Glamping in Japan – PICA Hatsushima Island Resort
Most Family-Friendly Glamping in Japan – The Farm Camp
Most Romantic Glamping in Japan – Dot Glamping
Most Unique Glamping in Japan – QOO House with Fantastic View of Mt. Fuji
15 Best Places To Glamping in Japan
Of all the glamping sites in Japan, the 15 properties below are considered the best places to stay in terms of amenities, locations, and other factors.
1) Nordisk Village Goto Islands
Where: Tao Goto-shi, Nagasaki
Price: $220+ per night
If you want to experience the overall best glamping in Japan, stay in the Nordisk Village in Goto Islands. Staying in this glamping site will make you feel like you’re in the Scandinavian. You’ll sleep in Nordisk-inspired tents, surrounded by lush greenery and the stunning beaches of Fukue island in southwestern Japan. What makes the island fascinating is it’s home to several secret Christian churches dating back to when Japan outlawed Christianity.
The luxury tents at the Nordisk Village offer everything you need for a comfortable sleep. Each can sleep up to three persons and has a comfy bed with luxury linen. Spend the day exploring the island and trying out horseback riding. At night, gaze upon the stars for a romantic glamping experience.
2) Hoshinoya Fuji
Where: Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
Price: $269+ per night
At Hoshinoya Fuji, you’ll sleep in a minimalist capsule that looks like from outer space. Offering the best luxury glamping in Japan, Hoshinoya Fuji comes with all the luxurious amenities you would expect from a glamping holiday. The cabins feature three comfy beds and a balcony with a wood stove.
Due to its location over Lake Kawaguchiko, all cabins overlook the stunning view of Mount Fuji. Among the highlights of your stay are the impressive activities like horse-riding on scenic trails, canoeing, lava hiking, and more. They also encourage guests to spend time on the Cloud Terrace, a series of platforms linked by stairs along the slopes extending from the cabins.
3) Glamping Stay Tomamu
Where: Tomamu, Hokkaido
Price: $269+ per night
Glamping Stay Tomamu is one of Japan’s most beautiful glamping sites. Located in the center of Hokkaido, the site looks even more magical during the snowy winter. You will sleep in a spacious dome tent with luxurious amenities, including air conditioning and heating, allowing you to sleep comfortably all year round.
Boasting a vast area, Glamping Stay Tomamu allows you to enjoy nature to the fullest. Spend the day soaking in Tomamu’s majestic natural beauty and marvel at the starry skies at night. Treat yourselves to a delectable dinner of Hokkaido gourmets such as Wagyu Beef, Lamb Shabu-Shabu Set, and Cheese Fondue at the resort’s restaurant.
4) Dot Glamping
Where: Ako, Hyogo
Price: $234+ per night
Dot Glamping is the only glamping in Japan where you can soak in a sauna as you marvel at the sight of the majestic Mount Fuji. You’ll sleep in luxury tents with two semi-double beds to accommodate up to four guests. Sleep to the soothing sounds of the wind and trees and wake up to the breathtaking views of the mountain.
While the highlight of your stay will be the sauna, you can enjoy many other fun and relaxing activities at Dot Glamping. At dinner, indulge in a delectable BBQ on the wooden deck with views of Lake Kawaguchiko and Mt. Fuji, or relax by smoking non-nicotine shisha as you enjoy the surrounding.
5) RuGu Glamping Resort
Where: Miyako Island, Miyakojima
Price: $199+ per night
Located on Okinawa’s Miyako Island, RuGu Glamping Resort is one of the most stunning glamping sites in Japan, where you spend time relaxing in the comfort of a luxury tent and listening to the sound of the waves from the outdoor deck.
At RuGu Glamping Resort, you can stay in spacious trailer house-type guest rooms with all the facilities similar to a luxury hotel room. You can entertain yourself with plenty of fun activities during your stay. Depending on your interests, you can enjoy boat fishing, snorkeling, or soaking in a sauna in the great outdoors. With plenty of things to keep you busy, you’ll never get bored at RuGu Glamping Resort.
6) Glamping Resort Varie
Where: Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi
Price: $183+ per night
Situated in Fujikawaguchiko, a scenic resort town along the foothills of Mount Fuji, Glamping Resort Varie offers some of the best glamping in Japan. The glamorous dome tents have stunning mountain views, furnished with modern amenities, including air conditioning, comfy beds, and a lovely terrace.
You can choose from numerous accommodation options, including a spacious family room with enough space for seven guests. The family room has a terrace and a shared bathroom with a shower. Glamping Resort Varie is the perfect base for your holiday in Mt. Fuji, where you can explore the lakes and take scenic walks to discover the incredible spots around Mount Fuji.
7) The Farm Camp
Where: Katori-shi, Chiba
Price: $183+ per night
The Farm Camp offers the most family-friendly glamping in Japan. Take your loved ones on a relaxing glamping holiday on a farm. Sleep in fully air-conditioned glamping tents perched on a deck with lovely views. The Farm Camp offers plenty of fun activities to bond with your kids, especially during summer when the Jabu-Jabu pond flows through the center of the glamping area.
Families who love to eat will surely enjoy staying in the Farm Camp. You can indulge in delectable barbecue sets featuring beef steaks and grilled veggies. The resort also offers a kiddie menu with soups, fresh veggies, and s’mores. You can dine at your private deck, offering a more enjoyable way to bond with the family.
8) Kawaguchiko Country Cottage Ban
Where: Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi
Price: $173+ per night
Kawaguchiko Country Cottage Ban allows you to experience cottage living along Mt.Fuji, surrounded by lush jungles with different flowers and trees. Wake up to the majestic views of Mt Fuji and soak up the fresh air gently enveloping the surroundings.
Kawaguchiko Country Cottage Ban offers air-conditioned cottages with ensuite bathrooms, a microwave, and a fridge. All units have a flatscreen TV, a kitchen, and a terrace. They also have hammocks on the wooden deck, offering the perfect spot for daytime naps. Best of all, the resort gives access to indoor and outdoor hot baths, offering views of Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi.
9) Tokachi Nakasatsunai Glamping Resort Feriendorf
Where: Naka-satsunai, Hokkaido
Price: $172+ per night
Located in Hokkaido, Tokachi Nakasatsunai Glamping Resort Feriendorf is one of the best glamping in Japan, offering charming cottage accommodations designed by a German architect. There are numerous accommodation options at Tokachi Nakasatsunai, including a spacious 2-story cottage, perfect for families and big groups.
The cottages at Tokachi Nakasatsunai come with a cozy living room with a flat-screen TV, a well-equipped kitchen, and a fireplace. Enjoy barbecue at the terrace, play with farm animals at the nearby farm, or try various outdoor activities like cycling, hiking, and horse riding.
10) Niseko Cottage Bongo
Where: Abuta District, Hokkaido
Price: $96+ per night
Niseko Cottage Bongo is a family-run glamping site in Japan offering beautiful log house cottages built in 2016. The largest log cottage can sleep up to ten guests. It has tatami mats on the first floor and futons in the loft on the second floor. You can see the stunning view of Mt. Yotei from the living room.
Aside from the cottages, Niseko Cottage Bongo also has luxurious tents, where you sleep in canvas bell tents surrounded by a natural garden. You can also sleep in a cozy tiny house on a trailer with enough space for two guests, an ideal option for couples on a honeymoon or romantic retreat. Moreover, winter travelers will love this location and it’s proximity to skiing, snowboarding, and all other snow adventures.
11) PICA Hatsushima Island Resort
Where: Hatsushima, Shizuoka
Price: $89+ per night
The PICA Hatsushima Island Resort offers the coolest glamping in Japan. You’ll sleep in a cozy cabin-style glamping accommodation with wooden decks and hammocks, allowing you to spend relaxing private time with loved ones while enjoying some luxuries.
Aside from taking a nap in the hammock under a gentle breeze, you can also soak in the “Island Bath” and enjoy the relaxing ocean views. The cabins are available in two categories, the Island Villa and Asian Resort areas. Each can sleep two to six guests and has all the modern comforts and amenities. Gather your friends and loved ones at night for sumptuous barbecues and stargazing.
12) Uruma Dome Okinawa
Where: Uruma, Okinawa
Price: $69+ per night
The Uruma Dome Okinawa offers some of Japan’s most unique glamping accommodations. It’s in Uruma City, in the Okinawa Region, and is close to beautiful beaches like Yonashiro Beach and Kaichu Doro Beach.
The Uruma Dome Okinawa offers unique accommodations in the form of mobile homes shaped like domes, where you will have access to a comfy bed, flat screen TV, private bathroom with toilet and shower, and a kitchen with microwave, fridge, and stovetop. Each dome can accommodate up to four guests, although it’s best suited for couples.
13) Luxury Dome Tent Near Kawaguchiko
Where: Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi
Price: $348+ per night
This adorable luxury tent near Kawaguchiko station is an ideal choice for those heading to explore the area of Mt Fuji. The dome tent offers all comforts and amenities similar to a luxury hotel room, such as a comfy bed and a seating area, from where you can marvel at the stunning views of Mt Fuji.
The dome has a private bathroom and shower, allowing a more comfortable and relaxing stay. Each can sleep up to eight guests, so bring some family or friends. Spend the day exploring the area around Lake Kawaguchiko, the second largest of the Fuji Five Lakes.
14) Petsy Trailer House Hotel
Where: Kitasaku-gun, Nagano
Price: $421+ per night
This lovely Trailer House Hotel has enough space for up to eight guests, so it’s the perfect choice for groups of friends and families who want to experience fun glamping in Japan. You will love the cozy atmosphere of the trailer, decorated with wooden furniture and featuring gentle color tones to create a peaceful and relaxing space.
The Trailer House Hotel is a family-friendly property that has facilities for small kids. You can request a baby plan, where they provide you with amenities like children’s slippers, baby bottles, etc. While staying at the Trailer House Hotel, you can bond with loved ones on a hike along scenic walking trails. After your adventure, relax in the authentic Finnish sauna that requires a reservation.
15) QOO House with Fantastic View of Mt. Fuji
Where: Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi
Price: $263+ per night
This cute QOO House is perfect for those looking to experience unique glamping in Japan. Nestled 1100 meters above sea level, enjoy the majestic scenery and sounds of nature during your stay. Each tent can sleep up to four guests, making it an ideal choice for family and groups of friends.
Staying at the QOO House will allow you to bond with your loved ones in a relaxed setting. However, it’s worth noting that your stay will not include meals, so bring food and drinks. If you need to go to the supermarket, the nearest one is only 15 minutes’ drive away.
Am I Missing Any Japan Glamping Getaways?
One of my personal favorite countries in Asia to travel around, Japan has so much to offer its visitors! I have stayed at so many different unique stays in Japan, but I’d love to hear from you guys if there are any specific places to go Glamping in Japan that haven’t been mentioned here!
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