Hotels in Japan

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

Located on the 20th through 35th floors of the Southern Tower building just above Shinjuku station, the Hotel Century Southern Tower is known for its offering of views in every direction. The lobby is sparsely furnished with dark wood floors and a minimalist (but comfortable) feel.

A multicourse breakfast is served by a room attendant bearing a tray laden with such morsels as grilled trout, seasonal tofu, miso soup, and a variety of teas. Sit at the low table and contemplate a view of the manicured garden at this venerable ryokan inn.

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).

The Ritz-Carlton's first hotel in Tokyo commandeers the top nine floors of the city's tallest structure, Tokyo Midtown Galleria—and its close proximity to the bustling Roppongi district gives it instant cachet.

This 17-room ryokan in Gion, the traditional geisha quarter, holds candlelit evening tea ceremonies and makes a good base for exploring the city's many temples.

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

The rooms of this traditional ryokan look out over the Seto Inland Sea.