Japan, often referred to as “the Land of the Rising Sun”, was visited by almost 20 million tourists in 2016 alone. Due to its unique culture, rich history, fantastic food, and great people, it remains a popular destination for travellers. With the upcoming 2020 Olympics, even more attention is being drawn toward Japan for vacationers.
Unless you have family in Japan, chances are you will be hoping to stay in a hotel during your stay. We have compiled lists of the best hotels according to areas, making it easier for you to find somewhere great to spend your nights after days of sightseeing, exploring, and trying local food.
The hotels you’ll find below offer luxurious facilities and excellent service to ensure you get the first-class treatment you and your loved ones deserve. For a vacation of luxury and elegance, check out these handpicked lists of hotels and inns for many popular areas in Japan.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and has a population of 13 million people. The city boasts historic sites, modern innovation, enormous department stores, and more restaurants, cafes, and bars that anyone could hope to visit in a lifetime.
Each ward of Tokyo has its own unique personality and plethora of fun things to do. On top of that, it is one of the safest cities in the entire world, meaning visitors can rest easy when they go. It’s no wonder that Tokyo such a great place to work, live, and visit.
Tokyo has an abundance of first-class hotels that promise a luxurious and satisfying visit. Take a look at our list of best luxury hotels in Tokyo.
If you’re still not sure about which hotel is best, we have also made a list of the top ten ranking hotels and inns in and around Tokyo that offer a truly authentic Japanese experience. All have open-air hot baths and are listed according to rankings in 2016. Take a look at the list of top 10 hotels if you’d like to stay in a hot spring hotel highly recommended by Relux.
Osaka is the comedy capital of Japan, constantly providing the country with laugh-out-loud comedians and unique people. Those from Osaka are said to be a little louder, more open-minded, and friendlier than people from other parts of Japan.
The city of Osaka has an abundance of great local food, including balls with octopus inside called takoyaki, and a delicious savoury pancake called okonomiyaki. For anyone who loves street food, comedy, and a place where you can reach Universal Studios in less than twenty minutes, Osaka is an absolute must-visit.
Take a look at our list of luxurious hotels in Osaka to ensure a fantastic stay at this vibrant city.
The northernmost of the four main islands of Japan is Hokkaido, famous for its snow festival, Sapporo beer, and indigenous Japanese tribe, the Ainu. Hokkaido is a great place to go skiing and snowboarding, try some of the freshest seafood in Japan, and see some breathtaking natural sites.
A trip to Hokkaido is a must, whether you want to try winter sports or simply explore some of the stunning natural beauty you won’t find in the cities. Check out our list of luxurious hotels to get the most out of your visit.
Kyoto is described as the most beautiful city in Japan and is home to famous sightseeing spots such as Fushimi Inari Shrine and its thousand torii gates, the Golden Pavilion, and Kiyo-Mizu Temple. It is a very popular place to visit during cherry blossom season, and its historic temples are often used for movie sets and the inspiration for Japanese art.
Kyoto has countless places to stay for visitors, ranging from backpackers’ hostels to five-star hotels to traditional inn houses. Take a look at our list of luxurious accommodations in Kyoto Prefecture.
Hiroshima is in western Japan and is a beautiful city boasting many shopping streets and lively bars. Close to the city is also the breathtaking island of Miyajima, with its mesmerising “floating shrine”, wild deer, and beautiful mountain views.
Hiroshima is reachable by bullet train from Kyoto and is a great visit, and while you’re here, you should stay in some great accommodation to make your stay extra special. Check out our compiled list of luxurious hotels in the Hiroshima area.
Okinawa is a gorgeous group of tropical islands south of Japan, home to its own unique food, dialect, and numerous beaches. It is a popular vacation spot for those looking to try some island activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, and boating.
Okinawa isn’t short of luxury accommodations with pools and hot springs to make sure your visit to Okinawa is as relaxing as you deserve. Take a look at our list of luxurious hotels in Okinawa.
With sun, sea, nature, and great views of Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka is a popular vacation spot for domestic and foreign travellers alike. It is often described as a haven for Japanese inns (ryokans) with hot springs and opportunities to explore the nearby nature sights. If you’re from the city and would like a break to refresh in the countryside, Shizuoka is an excellent choice.
Take a look at our huge list of luxurious hotels in Shizuoka offering spas, hot springs, stunning ocean views, and more great facilities.
With our ever-growing list of luxury hotels all over Japan, you surely have a lot to choose from in preparation for your trip! With our guide, you can find a hotel with the right location, services, and facilities that work well for you whether you’re travelling alone or in a group. Have a safe and comfortable journey!
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