Accommodation in Japan varied in terms of service and location, and price of course. Below you have the most basic dormitory and well equipped, spacious hotel with a balcony. I began my journey to Japan in Okinawa. The capital Naha offers vibrant nightlife, colorful restaurants among other attractions. The simple hostel close to the town centre offered anything but posh bedrooms.
One of the cheapest and nearest places to sleep is this VERY basic hostel. The sort of dorm bed comprises of thin mattress and no pillow, but the rest of compensating for that. You have a decent fridge, microwave, kettle, and toaster. Also, a large resting area with TV and pool. A small laundry and toilet.
Rishiri Island in April is practically still offseason. Cold and snowy ahh and very windy. This is a family run cozy Japanese style inn. It was a 20min drive from the ferry harbor. The owner came to pick me up. It was truly appreciated the gesture of them as I was tired and sleepy after night bus journey of 8h and ferry ride of 3h.