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Housed in a former 1920’s bank building, this stunning boutique hotel features twenty rooms in a relaxing atmosphere with stunning design. Stockholm-based architecture and design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune drew inspiration from the area’s relative lack of greenery to create a ‘green oasis’.
Halekulani Okinawa is a five-star hotel perched over a hilltop overlooking the island’s emerald sea, with a white sandy beach at its feet. All 360 guestrooms boast ocean views, five of which are villas, each with a private pool and natural hot spring.
Facing the majestic heights of Mount Fuji, Fufu Kawaguchiko is a boutique hotel scented by the surrounding Kawaguchiko forest. All the suites boast a view of Mount Fuji and offer open-air natural hot spring baths lined with volcanic stone and eco-friendly bioethanol fireplaces.
This is arguably Kyoto’s coolest hotel, featuring Ace Hotel’s trademark retro style and creative artworks and sculptures throughout. There are 213 rooms, a 24-hour gym, garden courtyards, three restaurants, and the first Stumptown Coffee shop in Japan, all under one roof.
Hotel Cycle is set in a really cool renovated warehouse, offering stylish rooms - all with AC, a fridge, a kettle and a flat-screen TV. The hotel has a restaurant, a bar, a café, and a bakery. Not to mention the bicycle-friendly design, guests can ride up their bikes to the 24-hour front desk.
This 79-room boutique hotel in downtown Tokyo has been created by the legendary minimalist Japanese brand Muji. Even the smallest rooms are big in comfort, with ergonomic matresses, cosy bedding, soft bath towels and lighting designed to guide guests into a natural slumber.
Located near Gion district and featuring a Japanese garden, SOWAKA offers rooms in Kyoto. The renovated main building features traditional Kyoto-style decoration for guests to enjoy. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can help with information about the area.
Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa is a luxury hotel offering 344 guestrooms with breathtaking ocean views. The resort has six restaurants showcasing fresh local ingredients, an indulgent spa, a private lagoon, and an outdoor and indoor pool.
Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion is a sleek design hotel offering spacious rooms in the heart of the Gion district. There's a serene Onsen Spa to relax after a busy day exploring the surroundings, and the generous breakfast includes both Western or Japanese fare.
A five-star hotel featuring 97 luxurious rooms with picturesque views of the surrounding forests and nearby gorgeous beaches. Guests can relax at the Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA or by the indoor/outdoor swimming pools. The onsite par-3 golf course is superb
The Trunk (Hotel) is a boutique hotel offering 15 rooms located in the trendy and fashionable Shibuya district. There are two tasty on-site restaurants, as well as a bar and a concept design store. If you are looking for a hip experience, look no further.
Wanosato offers luxurious Japanese-style ryokan stay in a 160-year-old quaint Gassho-zukuri thatched-roof house, nestled in the tranquil woods. It features a bedrock and a cypress public hot spring bath, where guests can unwind with mountain views. The property is a 20-minute complimentary shuttle ride from JR Takayama Station.
Part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection hotels, the Suiran is a tranquil luxury hotel in a magical location, right along the gentle streams of the Hozu River, near a world-famous bamboo forest. Some rooms offer a hot spring bathtub. Guests can enjoy fine dining fusion cuisine at the restaurant with lush views of the river.
Nestled in the middle of a forest, in the Sengokuhara Hot Springs region of Hakone, okcs Retreat is a heavenly retreat offering modern architecture design with conformable rooms, an outdoor hot spring bath, and an indoor public bath with a panoramic view of the surrounding nature. There is an onsite bakery and restaurant with a seasonal locally-sourced menu.
The Peninsula Tokyo pampers its guests with a spa centre and a fitness club with a swimming pool and sun loungers, overlooking the Imperial Palace Gardens. It's a 3-minute walk from Ginza shopping district, and offers concierge services. Tokyo Station is just a 5-minute drive away.
Beautiful hotel offering chic modern rooms with a Japanese vibe, in the heart of Kyoto’s Downtown district. The hotel has a stylish restaurant & bar, and the onsen-style bath makes it perfect for relaxing after a day of sightseeing.
Set in Tokyo, 500 m from Japan Sake and Shochu Information Center, The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon provides accommodation with a bar, private parking and a terrace. Offering a restaurant, the property also has free bikes, as well as an indoor pool and a fitness centre. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.
Ideally situated in Hiroshima, KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS features air-conditioned rooms, a bar and a shared lounge. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 1.6 km from Hiroshima City Minami Ward Community Cultural Center, 1.5 km from Chosho-in Temple and 1.9 km from Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre.
High above the city, Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is a five-star luxury hotel with views to take your breath away. Boasting fine restaurants and an award-winning spa on the 37th floor, Mandarin Oriental is located in the historical Nihonbashi area in the heart of Tokyo. Among the most spacious in Tokyo, rooms and suites feature gorgeous city views.
Hyatt Regency Kyoto is a five-star hotel that brings together the best of Japanese design and western comfort, boasting stylish and spacious rooms, decorated in light natural tones. Facilities include three restaurants onsite, a spa and wellness centre, a gym, and rental bicycles.
Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the sea, okcs Retreat Setouchi Aonagi Adults only is situated in Matsuyama in the Ehime Region, 11 km from Matsuyama. The hotel has a terrace and views of the mountains, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.
Experience Kyoto in true Japanese style at this authentic ryokan, offering traditional Japanese breakfast, and a welcome tea ceremony. The rooms feature private gardens and an inviting open-air bathtub.
High above Shinjuku’s lively streets lives Tokyo’s most famous five-star hotel, from the movie 'Lost in Translation'. Rooms boast Hokkaido wood panelling and Egyptian cotton sheets. The spa and indoor pool will go down a treat after a long flight, while the 52nd-floor New York Grill offers spectacular skyline views.
A 20-minute walk or an 8-minute drive from Kanazawa Station. All rooms have a flat-screen TV. You will find a shared lounge on the 3rd and 5th floors at the property. There is a meeting room for a capacity of 8 people. Guests can enjoy views of Kanazawa Castle Park from the wooden deck rooftop. The on-site laundry room can be used for an additional cost.
A five-star hotel located in the heart of Osaka's Midosuji area, offering exquisite decor with touches of traditional Japanese aesthetics. Contemporary, comfortable rooms boast gorgeous views of the city. The large French marble bathroom includes a shower with 4 body jets, a soaking bathtub, a built-in LCD TV and a plush bathrobe.
Palace Hotel Tokyo is a haven of hospitality – serene and refined and imbued with understated luxury throughout. The luxuriously cosy and contemporary interiors, with floor-to-ceiling views, leafy motifs and warm earthy colours, take inspiration from their proximity to the capital’s Imperial Palace gardens.
A rykoan-inspired superb five-star hotel in Kyoto, providing all the luxury expected from The Ritz family. The hotel boasts stunning river views, elegant rooms with all modern commodities, and a fabulous spa and gym. Located near everything, yet you will feel miles away (in a good way).
Andaz Tokyo - A Concept by Hyatt, is a five-star hotel offering clean and modern rooms, located centrally and within walking distance from the fancy Ginza district. The hotel offers some of the most breathtaking views of the city, be it from the 37th-floor swimming pool or the 52nd-floor rooftop bar.
This Four Seasons five-star hotel is a luxurious urban retreat, ideally located next to Tokyo Station. The hotel provides spacious and stylish rooms, with chic furnishings that create a relaxed vibe. The inviting hot-spring baths and sauna in a spa will help you get rid of that jetlag.
A gorgeous boutique hotel in the heart of Kyoto, offering modern "Japanese" style rooms. Relax your body and mind at the lovely "Kanra spa" and don't miss the complimentary "Dugout local tour" presented by the hotel's staff.