About This Service
Welcome Inn Reservation Assistance
If you are an overseas traveler planning
a trip to Japan, the Welcome Inn Reservation Assistance service is here
to help you find and book economical accommodations at participating
inns throughout the country. This free service was started in 1991 with
the aim of facilitating travel for international tourists. The service
is provided by the International Tourism Center of Japan (ITCJ), and
is run by the Welcome Inn Reservation Center (WIRC).
WIRC maintains a list of participating establishments, called Welcome
Inns, that meet the following two criteria (among others):
- They welcome foreign guests.
- Their daily rate does not exceed 8,000 yen per single or 13,000 yen
per twin/double room for more than two-thirds of the year.
In addition to providing this listing, WIRC is also ready to help you
book your reservations.
Welcome Inn Reservation Assistance is a non-profit initiative supported
by Nippon Foundation and the Tetsudo Kosaikai Foundation. Thanks to
generous grants from them, we are able to offer this service at no charge
To Japanese Viewers
1. This reservation assistance service has been designed to help individual
overseas visitors find economical accommodations in Japan. Since their
requests are not normally handled by travel agents on a commercial basis,
they have considerable difficulty booking reasonably priced accommodations
in Japan. Accordingly, our agreements in force with our sponsors make
it impossible for us to provide this service to Japanese people. Though
we are sorry we cannot handle your requests, you are, of course, welcome
to view our site. Please contact these Inns directly.
2. Some Inns apply a special discount for overseas visitors. A higher
rate may apply when you book, so please be sure to check the room rate.
Thank you for your understanding and attention.
1) WIRC provides the information provided by each hotel, and is not
responsible for its reliability.
2)WIRC is not responsible for any damage caused by a guest and/or a
hotel. Any dispute or loss between a guest and a hotel shall be resolved
by the two parties.
3) WIRC is not liable for any damage or loss arising from such causes
as interruption or malfunction of the Internet porvider's service, a
guest's or hotel's misuse of the Web browser, e-mail program, fax or
4) If a guest makes a reservation directly at a hotel, it is not considered
as the one through WIRC. Therefore, WIRC is not responsible for it.
A guest shall directly contact the hotel, to cancel or change the reservation.