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Tomareru Tourist Home Rental Solves Japan's Vacant House Problem

 - May 27, 2014
References: tomareru.jp & en.rocketnews24
Airbnb has done an amazing job at making foreigners feel like locals for just a few nights or longer, and now, Japanese tourist rental site Tomareru is hoping to do the same, as well as solve some of the country's housing issues in the process.

With population on the decline in Japan, there are millions of vacant houses that are unoccupied and this is set to continue over the next couple of decades. In order to fill up these houses in a positive way that encourages Japanese tourism, property management company Able Inc. partnered with Tomareru to provide a place for foreigners to find entire houses to rent out on a weekly basis.

With this service, travellers are able to get a taste of daily life in Japan with accommodation that's more generous in terms of space, as well as more affordable than the average hotel.