The Peninsula is Tokyo's newest brand-name hotel, and the first freestanding one to be built here in at least a decade (the others are all perched on top of...more
The Ritz-Carlton has scored big with its first Tokyo property, located on the top floors of the city's highest building and luxury mall, Tokyo Midtown, in the...more
Perched high above throbbing Shinjuku on the top floors of Kenzo Tange's 52-story steel and granite Park Tower, this has long been the hotel of choice for...more
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
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 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
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