Japan’s ancient traditions and ultra-modern cities present a fascinating contrast of intimate ryokans deep in the Japanese Alps, and cutting-edge contemporary hotels that offer world-class facilities amid the imitable neon sprawl of Tokyo and beyond. Our tailor-made specialists regularly visit the hotels we feature to ensure you receive up-to-date advice and knowledge on which hotels best complement the holiday you’re looking for. Browse below and get in touch today to see how we could combine a Japan holiday with a hotel that complements your idea of a Japan holiday.
A personal favourite of an erstwhile emperor, this is Hakone’s – and possibly Japan’s – most prestigious accommodation. From its flawless dining experience and faultless staff to its idyllic setting and beautifully appointed rooms, it’s the closest thing to perfection.
Hakone Ginyu takes full advantage of its mountainside setting, with private balconies, traditional rooms and hot spring onsen baths featuring some of the region’s best views.
Disappear into a world of teahouses, riverside pavilions and onsen soaks as you explore the Japanese Alps in style.
Experience rural Japan at its finest, with one of the country’s most luxurious properties, hosting stunning bay views from private villas.
Palace Hotel, Tokyo
With balconies, moat-side restaurants and designer rooms that look out over the Imperial Palace, this luxury offering enjoys a privileged setting. The stateliness continues in everything from spa treatments to 'kaiseki' feasts.
Hyatt Regency, Hakone
For a slice of modernity among Hakone’s traditional ryokan inns, The Hyatt Regency presents designer rooms, international dining and daily complimentary champagne.
Once the Kyoto retreat of the imperial family, Hoshinoya’s rich heritage is manifested in riverside timber rooms, secret teahouses and dining from a chef with a triple-Michelin-starred CV.
Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama
Luxurious and homely in equal measure, this is a traditional welcoming ryokan with genuine hot spring baths and exceptional kaiseki cuisine in tranquil surroundings.
This coastal property is unique not only for its views over Miyajima’s famous floating shrine, but its rooftop 'onsen' pool too – the ideal end to a day spent exploring the island’s ancient heritage and dining on 'kaiseki' banquets in the comfort of your room.
Ritz Carlton Kyoto
Rest your eyes from Kyoto’s dazzling array of golden temples and vermillion shrines with the Ritz Carlton’s designer sensibilities. Here, en suites are marble, the views spectacular and the service second to none.
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
Discover Japan’s ancient heritage in the Hyatt’s traditional ornamentation – a reflection of Kyoto’s centuries-old Buddhist temples – before uncovering the country’s more contemporary delights in spa treatments and your room’s delightful minimalist design.
Japan’s network of ryokan inns has hosted travellers for centuries – a tradition that Yamanochaya continues with multi-course dining, rice-paper rooms and the country’s famous omotenashi hospitality.
A peaceful retreat set in an enchanting garden, Aman Kyoto blends ancient traditions with contemporary design.