Located on the 25th floor of a skyscraper tower, this hotel, open since 2003, is in Shiodome, a new high-rise district close to Shimbashi and Ginza. The rooms...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
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
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
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
The Yamanoue or Hilltop, in the university and bookshop district of Jimbocho, is a hotel with a history. The building, which dates back to 1937, served as...more
Though less rarefied and far less expensive than Tawaraya, Shiraume ryokan ("White Plum Inn") is poised on a picturesque canal along one of the most beautifully...more
Affordable boutique hotels are hard to come by in Tokyo, especially ones as artfully designed as the Granbell Hotel in Shibuya. A favorite of the Japanese media...more
At this modern Japanese inn, located in historic Asakusa, the staff uniform is kimono. Guests have a choice of 16 Japanese-style rooms with tatami, futon...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
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