Despite its location in a jutting skyscraper near Tokyo Station and the original Mitsukoshi department store, Mandarin Oriental's first Japanese outpost (opened...more
This inn, now in business for more than 200 years, is worth experiencing—if you're lucky enough to get a room. There are seven, but owner Haruji Ukai is...more
Though Kyoto's famous temples and shrines are under government protection, the city's traditional houses, or machiya, are rapidly being destroyed. Enter Iori....more
Opened in 1890, the Imperial is a Tokyo classic and a firm favorite with Japanese visitors. At one time it was housed in a Frank Lloyd Wright building, but that...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
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
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
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
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
Hotel Niwa in central Tokyo takes the concept of a ryokan—with its appreciation for traditional craftsmanship and near obsession with service—and...more
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