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.
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.