Luxury Hotels and Ryokans in the Japanese Alps & Northern Honshu

Head to the forests and hot springs of the Japanese Alps and you'll find a collection of hotels and ryokans that evoke the spirit of ancient Japan - sleeping in centuries-old buildings, soaking in hot springs visited by emperors and peering over the snow-capped landscape from Zen gardens, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time. Among our hand-picked few, our favouites have to be the serene Beniya Mukayu and the intimate Kayoutei. 

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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