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580 Regarding Smoking and Non-smoking Rooms 2010/06/11
Please be aware that the JAPANiCAN.com system displays an icon to indicate non-smoking rooms. Under the "Room & Rates" tab on each hotel's details page, a grey box with the text "No smoking" will appear if the room is non-smoking. However, at this time there is no icon displayed to indicate that a room is a smoking room. In effect, this means that any room without a "No smoking" icon is likely to be a smoking room. If there are no rooms displayed with the "No smoking" icon after entering your desired dates of stay, it is possible that only smoking rooms are available for those dates.

Typically, ryokan (traditional Japanese-style inns) do not have specifically non-smoking rooms.

Please also note that until semi-recently, most hotel rooms in Japan were smoking rooms. While the number of non-smoking rooms is steadily growing, they are still outnumbered by smoking rooms. Depending on the hotel, non-smoking rooms may have formerly been smoking rooms, and the odor of smoke may remain to some extent. Furthermore, not all hotels have completely non-smoking floors, so while you may book a non-smoking room, there may be smoking rooms on the same floor.