Luxury Hotels in Japan

From sleek, modern skyscrapers to grand colonial hotels and beautiful, traditional ryokan inns, our selection of accommodation in Japan offers something for everyone while promising one common element: a dedication to the very best in luxury and comfort. Whether you’re gazing out over the neon sprawl of Tokyo from a stylish penthouse or sleeping on futon bedding in a centuries-old onsen resort, our range of hotels and ryokan will ensure that your stay in Japan is unforgettable and supremely comfortable.

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Hoshinoya Tokyo

Location: Tokyo & Around | Japan

Experience the best of both worlds at Hoshinoya Tokyo, and soak up the charm and privacy of a traditional Japanese ryokan alongside the first-class amenities of a five-star hotel, right in the heart of the city.

Best for: City Hotel, Cultural Immersion, Service & Hospitality, Setting & Views

The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

Location: Tokyo & Around | Japan

In the heart of downtown Tokyo, the Capitol Hotel Tokyu is just a stone’s throw from both the seat of Japanese politics and the Hie Shrine, a haven of tranquility in the bustle of Tokyo.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Setting & Views, Food & Wine

Iwaso Ryokan

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

The tiny island of Miyajima, famed for the Itsukushima shrine and its centuries-old religious architecture, is among Japan’s most beautiful and tranquil destinations. Iwaso Ryokan lets you take it all in the Japanese way, with mouthwatering kaiseki cuisine, traditional Japanese architecture and hot spring baths all nestled in a peaceful, primeval forest.

Best for: Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet, Romantic

Palace Hotel

Location: Tokyo & Around | Japan

Just a stone’s throw from the Imperial Palace in the urban oasis of Chiyoda, the Palace Hotel is as perfect a blend of refinement and innovation as you’d expect from one of Japan’s premier hotels.

Best for: Food & Wine, Cultural Immersion, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel

Hoshinoya Kyoto

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Hoshinoya Kyoto, nestled in the forested hills surrounding Japan’s imperial capital, is the perfect place to take in the tranquillity and spirituality of old world Japan, while enjoying the ultimate in luxury and comfort with a modern touch.

Best for: Cultural Immersion, History & Heritage, Guesthouse or Inn, Service & Hospitality

Hotel Granvia

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Kyoto hotels don’t come much better placed than Hotel Granvia, a luxurious hotel within the walls of the city’s main station complex, ideally located for exploring the collision of the past and the future which is modern-day Kyoto.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Setting & Views, History & Heritage

Hyatt Regency

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

The Hyatt Regency Kyoto is a luxurious hotel in a historic area of Japan’s one-time imperial capital, perfectly located for experiencing Kyoto’s historical delights and representing the seamless blend of ancient and modern which characterises this charming city.

Best for: History & Heritage, Food & Wine, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel

Nikko Kanazawa

Location: Japanese Alps & Northern Honshu | Japan

Befitting its historic surroundings, the Hotel Nikko Kanazawa is a step back in time, from the colonial grandeur of the lobby to the lavish collection of rooms and suites. Kanazawa’s most exclusive hotel , and peering over the city at a height of 130m, Hotel Nikko Kanazawa offers glorious panoramic city views and a range of sumptuous dining spots to choose from.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Setting & Views, Food & Wine

Yudanaka View

Location: Japanese Alps & Northern Honshu | Japan

Delve into authentic Japanese culture at Yudanaka View Hotel, your go-to ryokan for soothing hot spring baths and lip-smacking kaiseki dishes. The Shiga-Koen Mountains will entice you to grab your skis, snowboard or hiking boots in search of adventure: and this hotel is the perfect launch pad from which to do so.

Best for: Cultural Immersion, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Honeymoon

St Regis

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

A classically elegant sanctuary in the fashionable heart of Osaka, St Regis is brilliantly located and endlessly luxurious, perfect for making the most of the vibrant cultural hotspot that is Japan’s third most populous city.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Service & Hospitality, History & Heritage

Intercontinental

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

In the heart of Osaka, the Intercontinental represents everything that makes residents of this buzzing city – Japan’s third largest by population – think of it as the country’s true capital: great food, impeccable style and a hospitality that will ensure you never want to leave.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, History & Heritage

Hotel Associa

Location: Japanese Alps & Northern Honshu | Japan

Nestled among forests and hot springs yet ideally located for exploring the ancient streets and fascinating museums and galleries of Takayama, the Hotel Associa is a traditional hotel which is perfect for soaking up the timeless charm of this corner of Japan.

Best for: History & Heritage, Food & Wine, Spa & Wellness, Cultural Immersion

Wanosato Ryokan

Location: Japanese Alps & Northern Honshu | Japan

Nestled away in the mountainous forests of the Japanese Alps, Wanosato Ryokan is a beautiful and historical ryokan inn, with its lichen-covered thatched roof and centuries-old main building evoking the ancient, nature-centric spirit of Japan.

Best for: Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Peace & Quiet

Andaz

Location: Tokyo & Around | Japan

Located in the historic Toranomon Hills district, Andaz Tokyo offers the luxuries of a chain but exudes the intimate feel of a boutique hotel.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, City Hotel

Benesse House

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Half hotel, half museum, Benesse House is a remarkable property designed by the renowned architect Tadao Ando.

Best for: Chic Design, Cultural Immersion, Honeymoon, Family-friendly

Wasurenosato Gajoen

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Wasurenosato Gajoen is a luxurious ryokan inn in Kagoshima, which makes the most of the area’s rich volcanic activity and onsen hot springs.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Cultural Immersion, Service & Hospitality, History & Heritage

Hiiragiya

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Established in 1818, Hiiragiya has been in the hands of the same family for six generations, and has long been a favourite of celebrated artists, writers, and scientists as well as politicians and members of the imperial family.

Best for: Cultural Immersion, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

Ryokan Kifu No Sato

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

With a history going back 4 generations, Kifu No Sato combines the aesthetic of a authentic, traditional Japanese ryokan inn with modern elements, featuring tatami mats, onsen hot springs and beautifully presented kaiseki cuisine.

Best for: Cultural Immersion, History & Heritage, Guesthouse or Inn, Service & Hospitality

Ryokan Kurashiki

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Ryokan Kurashiki is a luxurious ryokan hotel in the old town of historic Kurashiki.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion, Food & Wine

Sankara

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Sankara Hotel & Spa is a luxurious property on the southeastern tip of the beautiful island of Yakushima. Its stylish, evocative interiors use rich teak furnishings and polished floors to create a modern aesthetic which blends Eastern and Western elements.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views

Shiraume Ryokan

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Exemplifying the traditional ryokan inn style, Shiraume’s old world atmosphere, combined with its surroundings in the historic Kyoto district of Gion, will make you believe you’ve stepped back in time to medieval Japan.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion, Honeymoon

Souji-in

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

With a history that can traced back to the early 12th century, Souji-in is a serene working monastery offering traditional Japanese accommodation for those who want to experience a Buddhist way of life.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion, Unusual

Takefue

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Takefue is a luxury ryokan in Kurokawa Onsen, a popular hot springs town in Kyushu, the most southwesterly of Japan’s main islands. The hotel is surrounded by rich bamboo forest, and several historic temples, shrines and spots of natural beauty lie nearby.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Cultural Immersion, Food & Wine, Spa & Wellness

Hidatei Hanaougi

Location: Japanese Alps & Northern Honshu | Japan

Wonderfully traditional, Hidatei Hanaougi is an authentic high-grade Japanese ryokan bursting with old-world character. Set on a natural hot spring in Takayama, this is a place to relax and revitalise in its steaming open-air baths and tranquil gardens.

Best for: Spa & Wellness, Cultural Immersion, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

Ryokan Kayotei

Location: Japanese Alps & Northern Honshu | Japan

Ryokan Kayotei is a traditional ryokan inn in Yamanaka Onsen, a hot springs town near Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.

Best for: Cultural Immersion, Spa & Wellness, Chic Design, Guesthouse or Inn

Park Hyatt

Location: Tokyo & Around | Japan

Overlooking the bustling district of Shinjuku with the towering Mount Fuji in the background, to stay at the Park Hyatt is to experience iconic Tokyo.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Food & Wine

Hoshinoya Fuji

Location: Hakone & Mount Fuji | Japan

In a stunning setting on the slopes of Mount Fuji, Hoshinoya Fuji prides itself on being Japan’s first luxury glamping resort. Scattered amongst the dense red pine forests along the beautiful shores of Lake Kawaguchi, the glamorous camp is a feast of contemporary and minimalist design set against the iconic Japanese scenery.

Best for: Hideaway, Peace & Quiet, Chic Design, Lodge

Myojinkan Hotel

Location: Japanese Alps & Northern Honshu | Japan

Bubbling hot springs, snow-capped mountains and fragrant forests surround the tranquil Hotel Myojinkan in the depths of the beautiful Northern Alps, Japan. This traditional Japanese ryokan is an utterly serene retreat that blends modern luxury with striking natural beauty.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Spa & Wellness, Cultural Immersion, Wildlife & Nature

Amanemu

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Drawing influences from traditional minka country homes but exuding Aman’s signature sleek style, Amanemu is a minimalist and modern retreat set amidst tranquil, forested hills. The resort is graced with Japanese flourishes, such as sliding screens, low-hanging tiled roofs and tempting onsen baths, enhanced by luxe amenities that are designed to pamper and spoil.   

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Peace & Quiet, Seriously special

Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

Location: Tokyo & Around | Japan

The Mandarin Oriental is a beacon of contemporary style in Tokyo’s sleek Nihonbashi neighbourhood, with a range of amazing food and authentic Japanese experiences on offer: the perfect place to experience modern-day Tokyo.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, City Hotel, Setting & Views

Gora Kadan

Location: Hakone & Mount Fuji | Japan

A beautiful hot springs retreat built around a centuries-old former favourite villa of the imperial royal family, today Gora Kadan retains its traditional Japanese style while adding modern design touches, and is one of the country’s most luxurious and best-renowned ryokan hotels.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Guesthouse or Inn

Aman Tokyo

Location: Tokyo & Around | Japan

Part of Aman’s luxury portfolio, Aman Tokyo exhibits all the class and comfort you’d expect of the Aman brand, an urban sanctuary high above the atmospheric whirl of tradition and modernity that is Tokyo.

Best for: Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality, Honeymoon, Family-friendly

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

The sleek, stylish Four Seasons Kyoto epitomises Japan’s knack of seamlessly blending the traditional and the modern, and takes its inspiration from ancient Japanese architecture and artistry while embracing contemporary chic.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, History & Heritage, Food & Wine

Ritz-Carlton Osaka

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Centrally located, beautifully luxurious and home to some of the best restaurants in this world-class food destination, the Ritz-Carlton Osaka encapsulates the vitality of Japan’s third city while remaining a haven of calm amidst the urban chaos.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Food & Wine, Family-friendly, City Hotel

Hakone Ginyu Ryokan

Location: Hakone & Mount Fuji | Japan

A beautiful modern hot springs hotel which retains all the charm of a traditional Japanese ryokan, Hakone Ginyu is built on the side of a mountain and offers stunning views of Hakone National Park. With public and private hot spring baths, delicious kaiseki cuisine and easy access to some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the country, Hakone Ginyu Ryokan is the perfect place to soak up the charm of traditional Japan.

Best for: Honeymoon, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Peace & Quiet

Beniya Mukayu

Location: Japanese Alps & Northern Honshu | Japan

Rooted in the spa town of Yamashiro, well-known for its healing waters and steamy onsens, Beniya Mukayu is an elegant and refined inn that combines modern comforts with a traditional ryokan experience.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Cultural Immersion, Hideaway, Service & Hospitality

Conrad Tokyo

Location: Tokyo & Around | Japan

This sleek and sophisticated hotel has luxurious accommodation, stylish bars and Michelin-starred restaurants, impeccable service and panoramic views over Tokyo Bay.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Food & Wine, Spa & Wellness, Honeymoon

Yoshikawa Ryokan

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Built over a century ago, Yoshikawa Ryokan is a perfect representation of old Kyoto, a classic example of the traditional Japanese sukiya architectural style and home to an exquisite garden with its own koi carp pond.

Best for: Chic Design, Guesthouse or Inn, Peace & Quiet, Romantic

Oyado Koto No Yume

Location: Japanese Alps & Northern Honshu | Japan

An enchanting Japanese ryokan, Oyado Koto No Yume offers a traditional Japanese experience combining divine cuisine, sumptuous onsens and unparalleled hospitality in a tranquil natural environment.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion, Walking & Trekking

Tawaraya Ryokan

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Staying in a ryokan – or traditional inn – is the perfect way to experience Japanese culture first hand, and at Tawaraya Ryokan, three hundred years old and one of the finest of its kind in the country, the perfect balance is drawn between refreshing minimalism and luxurious comfort.

Best for: Guesthouse or Inn, Service & Hospitality, Cultural Immersion, Honeymoon

Peninsula

Location: Tokyo & Around | Japan

Achingly elegant and boasting the most glamorous neighbours in all of Japan – the royal family – Peninsula Tokyo overlooks the Imperial Palace and Gardens and is perfectly located for soaking up the incredible buzz of the Japanese capital.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Setting & Views

Four Seasons at Marunouchi

Location: Tokyo & Around | Japan

Four Seasons at Marunouchi delivers all the luxury and top quality service with which the Four Seasons brand is synonymous, ideally located in central Tokyo for exploring all the chaos, colour and culture of the Japanese capital.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Spa & Wellness, Cultural Immersion

Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Modern, stylish and brilliantly located for exploring the vibrant city that is present-day Hiroshima, Rihga Royal’s unique design pays homage to the city’s famous ‘Carp Castle’, and houses luxurious rooms and suites with sweeping views of the cityscape.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Setting & Views, History & Heritage

The Fujiya

Location: Hakone & Mount Fuji | Japan

Regal, beautiful and steeped in history, The Fujiya is one of the oldest hotels in Japan, and its architecture and luxurious rooms are overflowing with the character of a bygone imperial age. Lying in the heart of the Hakone area, The Fujiya is also brilliantly located for lovers of natural landscapes and the great outdoors – if you can tear yourself away from the stunning architecture of the hotel itself.

Best for: Setting & Views, Hideaway, Peace & Quiet, Romantic

Kyoto Hotel Okura

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Kyoto Hotel Okura has an appropriately rich history for Japan’s former imperial capital, having stood for over 120 years in the centre of downtown Kyoto. Classically designed and featuring a grand, sweeping lobby, Hotel Okura fuses European and Japanese tastes seamlessly and is the perfect base for exploring Kyoto in style.

Best for: History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel

Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort & Spa

Location: Hakone & Mount Fuji | Japan

Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort & Spa offers the very best of Japan away from the chaos of the cities, surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, offering delicious cuisine and rich with the spirit of old-world Japan. Presenting a fusion of western and eastern styles, this hotel is perfect for those who want an authentic Japanese experience while retaining home comforts.

Best for: Setting & Views, Food & Wine, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Ritz-Carlton Kyoto

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto is every inch reflective of Japan’s ancient capital, a modern-day ryokan that blends centuries of tradition with the height of modern luxury and comfort and is ideally located for exploring the myriad cultural treasures that Kyoto has to offer.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Service & Hospitality, History & Heritage

Park Hotel

Location: Tokyo & Around | Japan

Ideally located in the heart of ultra-modern Shiodome, the Park Hotel is a sleek, hospitable place which acts as a perfect base for exploring the buzzing urban sprawl that is Tokyo.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Food & Wine, Cultural Immersion, History & Heritage

Trunk (Hotel)

Location: Tokyo & Around | Japan

A design-focused boutique hotel in the heart of the bustling Shibuya district, Trunk (Hotel) combines a hip, modern style with immersion in one of Tokyo’s trendiest areas.

Best for: Chic Design, Luxury Hotel, Cultural Immersion, City Hotel

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