Japan

Hotels in Japan

Hotels in Japan range from internationally-renowned luxury resorts to budget guesthouses. While Western-style Japanese hotels are widely available throughout the country, try booking a room at a ryokan, a Japanese-style inn where guests sleep on tatami mats on the floor and are typically treated to a full traditional Japanese breakfast in the morning.

Those looking for the ultimate luxury getaway should check out the Park Hyatt Hotel. It's considered to be one of the best hotels in Japan – and one of the most famous after it was prominently featured in the Academy Award–winning film Lost in Translation. Rooms start on the 41st floor, ensuring that each one has a sweeping view of the dazzling city below. The hotel also offers a range of top-tier amenities, including an indoor pool, a steakhouse and a full-service spa.

Those searching for more affordable hotels in Japan should consider booking into a capsule hotel, where guests can rent a ‘capsule,’ i.e. a small sleeping compartment. Capsules are stacked on top of one another, which means that the space is tight, but the ‘room’ is cheap.

Located on floors 28—37 of the Tokyo Shiodome Building, this Conrad hotel is known for its minimalist style and expansive views.

A sense of mystery and magic pervades this secluded retreat on a southern Japanese island covered in old-growth cedars.

Formerly Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so

On 17 acres of Japanese gardens in downtown Tokyo, with some of the city’s largest guest rooms.

The hotel is set in Shibuya's tallest skyscraper, just west of Harajuku.

Super Potato is one of the designers behind the 189-room hotel with traditional flourishes—kimono fabric headboards; washi paper lampshades—in the Higashiyama Shichijo district. 

 

The tagline of this refined luxury hotel near Ginza—“fifty-seven rooms fifty-seven steps from Tokyo Station”—is spot-on (hotel porters will even meet hotel guests on the Narita Express platform).

At the 202-room Shangri-La, occupying 13 floors of the Marunouchi Trust Tower Main, Chinese touches (gold-lacquered panels; silk embroidery) offset a more modern aesthetic (blond wood; statement chandeliers).

Legendary 119-year-old hotel with excellent business facilities (including one of Japan's largest executive service centers) in a prime location near the Imperial Palace, Ginza, and Hibiya Park.

This centrally located 327-room value hotel has spotless accommodations near shop-filled Sanjo-dori.

If you’re looking for Hokkaido’s world-famous powder, the ski-in, ski-out Green Leaf, on Japan’s north island, couldn’t provide a softer landing.

This intimate 1801 ryokan near the Nishiki food market serves owner Haruji Ukai’s seafood kaiseki meals.

The Arashiyama neighborhood of Kyoto, full of bamboo groves and Zen temples, is the site of the city’s newest—and most exquisite—ryokan, or traditional inn.