With its high-tech cities, picturesque villages and famed cherry blossoms, Japan is one of Asia's most exciting destinations and it boasts a range of accommodation to match.
Combine the exotic with the familiar
Japan can overwhelm first-time visitors and experienced travellers alike with its crowded cityscapes, exotic street signs and wonderfully hectic pace of life. Major cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Sapporo positively hum with the hustle and bustle of modern life, however Japan's major metropolises are also home many upscale westernised hotels.
When Japan's heaving city streets begin to grate, check in to a Four Seasons, Hilton or Grand Hyatt hotel to rest and recuperate ahead of your next adventure. Or otherwise shop around for a great deal on one of the countless other 5-star hotels which offer the chance to step back and relax in the heart of Japan's most pulsating cities.
Relax in an authentic ryokan
Japan's answer to bed and breakfast hotels are the traditional Edo-era ryokan dotted throughout many major cities. These old-world Japanese inns once served weary travellers who traipsed along Japan's well-worn highways, though these days they're aimed at visitors looking to sample an experience of old Japan.
Some of the country's most authentic ryokan are located in the old imperial capital Kyoto. Renowned for its hidden temples, pretty Zen gardens and the popular Philosopher's Walk meandering along the canal between Ginkaku-ji and Nanzen-ji, it's the perfect place to relax in a tatami-covered ryokan and sample a taste of old Japan.
Climb into a capsule hotel
Japan's unique accommodation isn't limited to its ryokan and the manga cafes which double as overnight lodgings for bleary-eyed comic fans. Some of the most iconic Japan accommodation comes in the form of its capsule hotels, most of which are clustered around the country's train stations.
The first capsule hotel opened in Osaka in 1979 and since then, these quirky dormitories have spread to all corners of the country. From Hokkaido to Kyushu and everywhere in between, spending a night in a capsule hotel is an enjoyable way to experience some truly unique Japanese accommodation.
Tokyo Grand Hotel
This hotel is located in the heart of Tokyo in the Shiba area. Tokyo Tower, Shiba Park and Zojoji Temple are all major sightseeing places within walking distance. The nearest subway station is Shibakoen on the Mita line just a 2- minute walk away. Otherwise, Hamamatsu-cho station on both JR Yaman...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 - 17 October, 25 October 2017 - 31 March 2018
Citadines Central Shinjuku Tokyo
The hotel is located just across the Shinjuku City Hall in Shinjuku-Kabukicho, which is one of the busiest shopping and amusement district in Tokyo. It takes about 10 minutes walk from East Exit JR Shinjuku Station and seven minutes from Shinjuku 3-chome subway station on Marunouchi Line. All roo...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 3 January - 28 March 2018
Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
Hotel Gracery Shinjuku is located at real heart of Shinjuku, centre of Kabukicho area. It takes only 3 minutes walk from JR Shinjuku Station which is one of the busiest stations in Tokyo and Airport Express(Narita Express) stop at this station. Standard room is small and equipped with Air refresh...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 January - 28 March 2018
Hotel New Otani
The hotel is located in the heart of the city, providing easy access to all the best shopping, business and entertainment areas. In addition, surrounded by green spaces, busy international travellers will find the hotel an ideal home away from home. From Narita Airport it takes 85 minutes by airp...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 5 January - 26 March 2018
Intercontinental ANA Tokyo
This contemporary deluxe hotel is located in the heart of metropolitan Tokyo, in the Akasaka area. The famous area of Roppongi is within walking distance. Access is easy around the city either via Tameike-Sanno station on the Ginza Line and Nanboku Line, just one minute away or Roppongi 1 chome s...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 5 January - 11 April 2018
The hotel is situated in Nishi Shinjuku, one of the busiest commercial districts in Tokyo. It is a 10-minuites walk away from JR Shinjuku Station, and 3-minuites from the nearest subway station. The hotel provides a free shuttle bus to and from the JR Shinjuku Station and it takes only about 5- m...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 6 January - 27 March 2018
Park Hyatt Tokyo
The hotel is located thirty-nine floors above the city in a quiet area adjacent to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government buildings in West Shinjuku. It is 15 minutes walking distance from Shinjuku station, and the major shopping and entertainment district of Shinjuku. A skylit bamboo garden is the ce...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 5 January - 19 April 2018