Hotels in Japan
Overlooking the Hie Shrine, one of Tokyo’s most historic Shinto shrines, this Kengo Kuma–designed property is a quiet oasis in central Tokyo. In the 29-floor steel-and-glass tower, 251 contemporary guest rooms are understated yet elegant, with traditional shoji paper screens.
The hotel is set in Shibuya's tallest skyscraper, just west of Harajuku.
Just shy of East Tokyo, in the Higashiyama Shichijo district, is the Hyatt Regency Kyoto. The 189-room hotel is decked out in traditional flourishes—kimono fabric headboards, washi paper lampshades, and deep wooden Hiba tubs in the bathrooms—though international luxury standards still apply.