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    Luxury and Boutique Hotels in Japan

    As well as some of the world’s finest flagship hotels, Japan also has a long heritage of luxury ryokan not found anywhere else in the world. This means you can be drinking in views from the Mandarin Oriental or gazing out over the Shinjuku nightscape from the Park Hyatt one evening, then relaxing in your own hot spring bath after a multi-course kaiseki meal at the Gora Kadan ryokan the next. Whether hotel or ryokan, opulent or humble, you will experience some of the highest levels of hospitality to be found anywhere in the world, just bear mind that the country still receives relatively few foreign visitors so English is not widely spoken.

    Gora Kadan ,
    Hakone

    Gora Kadan is one of Japan’s finest Ryokans and its guest list is a real Who’s Who. Blending Japanese tradition...

    Madoka no Mori ,
    Hakone

    Mt Fuji National Park (Hakone) is already home to some of Japan's most luxurious 'ryokan' - the traditional equivalent of...

    Mikawaya ,
    Hakone

    This charming little ryokan is ten minutes’ walk from Hakone open-air museum and is what we’d call boutique, with 25...

    Amanemu ,
    Ise

    Not ones to rest on their laurels, Aman opened Amanemu in spring 2016 following the resounding success of Aman Tokyo. 'Nemu'...

    Ryokan Kurashiki ,
    Kurashiki

    This ryokan is halfway along the willow-lined canal in Kurashiki and shares a 300-year history with the converted trading warehouses...

    Tsurugata ,
    Kurashiki

    Located alongside the charming willow-lined canal in Kurashiki, the Tsurugata is one of a handful of traditional inns that used...

    Sanga ,
    Kurokawa

    Immerse yourself in Japan’s stunning pristine natural countryside with a stay at Ryokan Sanga, nestled in the woods along the...

    Hoshinoya ,
    Kyoto

    Reached in style by riverboat in the scenic hillside area of Arashiyama just west of Kyoto, this is one of...

    Hyatt Regency ,
    Kyoto

    The Hyatt Regency is a stylish and lively hotel located in the Kyoto’s historic Higashiyama sightseeing district, just a short...

    Kanra ,
    Kyoto

    Kanra is a boutique city hotel which embraces the traditional hospitality and spirit of Kyoto. In the open-plan lobby and...

    Ritz-Carlton Kyoto ,
    Kyoto

    Inspired by the concept of a luxury ryokan, this perfectly formed hotel feels intimate and luxurious. A host of highly...

    Screen ,
    Kyoto

    Situated in the heart of Kyoto, the Screen is ideal for those wishing to experience contemporary Japanese culture. It is...

    Suiran ,
    Kyoto

    Overlooking the stunning Hozugawa River, Suiran is ideally located near to popular tourist sites, including the Togetsukyo Bridge and, UNESCO...

    Westin ,
    Kyoto

    The Westin is located on the east side of the city at a vantage point looking out over the historic...

    Four Seasons Kyoto ,
    Kyoto

    Beautifully curated and seamlessly combining Japanese traditions with modern luxury, Four Seasons Kyoto is difficult to fault. It is located...

    Kanaya ,
    Nikko

    The oldest western-style hotel in Japan, the Kanaya first opened its doors to well-heeled Japanese guests and the fledgling western...

    Shikisai ,
    Nikko

    Located halfway along Chuzenji Lake on the mountain plateau above Nikko, the Shikisai is the ideal place to finish a...

    Notonosho ,
    Noto

    Meaning ‘the waters of Noto’, the clue to this ryokan’s success is in the title. Nearly a century ago, the...

    St. Regis ,
    Osaka

    At the heart of Osaka is Midosuji, the city's most exclusive shopping street, where the St. Regis is located. It...

    Ouan ,
    Takayama

    One of Takayama’s newest hotels, the Ouan is part of a new style of accommodation in Japan that seeks to...

    Tanabe ,
    Takayama

    Like the owners of the Seifuso in nearby Yudanaka, Mr Tanabe is a charming old gentleman who leaves Mrs Tanabe...

    Aman Tokyo ,
    Tokyo

    After the resounding success of their first city hotel venture in Venice, Aman have spread their wings to Tokyo. The...

    Andaz ,
    Tokyo

    By opening the Andaz in the ambitious new Toranomon Hills lifestyle complex, the Hyatt group seem to have pitched two...

    The Conrad ,
    Tokyo

    The stylish and luxurious Conrad is a thoroughly modern hotel set amongst the modern high rise architecture of the Shiodome...

    Grand Hyatt ,
    Tokyo

    Part of the ambitious Roppongi Hills complex completed in 2003, the Grand Hyatt is an unreservedly sophisticated and luxurious hotel....

    Keio Plaza ,
    Tokyo

    This deluxe hotel with is perfect for families as it’s at the heart of downtown Shinjuku, has some rooms that...

    Palace Hotel ,
    Tokyo

    Fully renovated and reopened in 2012, the Palace Hotel has a distinguished post-war history of hosting VIPs in the financial...

    Park Hotel ,
    Tokyo

    The Park Hotel is nestled amongst the sleek architecture of the Shiodome area, a stone’s throw from Tokyo station, Tsukiji...

    Park Hyatt Tokyo ,
    Tokyo

    Famous for its leading role in the film Lost in Translation, the Park Hyatt Tokyo is a firm favourite among...

    Shangri-La ,
    Tokyo

    Just five years old and located just around the corner from Tokyo station, the Shangri-La is a strong contender for...

    The Peninsula Tokyo ,
    Tokyo

    With just ten hotels under its umbrella worldwide, the Peninsula brand holds its own against much larger luxury chains. Like...

    Chinzanso ,
    Tokyo

    The Chinzanso has the most illustrious history of any hotel in Tokyo. The land and garden were painted by Hiroshige...