"This hybrid ryokan-hotel, a series of low buildings inspired by traditional Japanese houses, clings to the banks above the Hozugawa River in the temple-rich...more
This hotel has long been a favorite among Tokyo visitors-in-the-know for its very convenient location—across the street from Shinjuku Station's south exit...more
If you've only got a night or two in Kyoto, there's nothing as convenient as the 535-room Western-style Granvia, which sits, literally, on top of Kyoto Station,...more
Plopped like a spaceship (albeit one owned by aliens with superlative taste) amid undistinguished houses, this 29-room hotel is a serene oasis in a city that,...more
Hotel Niwa in central Tokyo takes the concept of a ryokan—with its appreciation for traditional craftsmanship and near obsession with service—and...more
No hotel lobby in Tokyo can match the elegance of the Okura's. Designed in 1962 by celebrated architect Yoshiro Taniguchi, the hotel is a glimpse into early...more
This discreet luxury hotel between Ginza and Nihonbashi was founded by Seiji Tsutsumi, a scion of a legendary business dynasty. It's easily overlooked, since...more
A rate of 10,000 yen (about $85) for a single has ensured that this 497-room hotel, opened in August 2004, is always busy. Accommodations are simple but a vast...more
As the first international hotel brand in Hakone, the Hyatt Regency stands out among the countless inns in this resort town centered around hot springs, or the...more
This March 2006 addition to Kyoto's hotel scene raised the bar (and a few eyebrows) with its stunning public spaces and guest rooms fashioned by the trendy...more
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