Hotels in Japan
One of the best things about Japan’s accommodation options is the diversity of what’s on offer. The big cities are awash with glamourous, modern, Western-style hotels to suit every need. The options in Tokyo are particularly impressive and Scott Dunn has crafted an amazing portfolio here. Be it an Aman, Mandarin Oriental or Park Hyatt, you can guarantee that the service will be immaculate, and they all boast views over the endless, beaming concrete jungle.
As you leave the cities, the accommodation quickly turns quirkier and more traditional, with a great emphasis on the ryokan, which we recommend you spend one night in during your tour. A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn, steeped full of history and tradition, and a stay in one is an experience in itself. Ryokans can range from basic, homely guest houses to sophisticated, state of the art establishments, and that’s why it’s imperative you choose the right one to suit your needs. Aside from the city hotel and ryokans, there’s luxury ‘glamping’ you can enjoy with uninterrupted views over Mount Fuji, there’s an uber luxurious cruise you can take around the Seto Island Sea, ski chalets to enjoy some’s of the world’s best powder skiing, and much more.
Japan Hotel Ideas
Our specialists have travelled every inch of Japan and stayed in countless hotels so that we can recommend only the very best ones to match your preferences. Whether you want to stay at the hottest property in the area or are looking for somewhere with rustic charm, our handpicked selection of hotels has every angle covered.
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Best for: Couples, Short Break, Culture
The newly renovated and reopened iconic Palace Hotel is contemporary in style and in one of the most desirable locations in Tokyo. With outdoor terraces, balconies and incredible views it is a great addition to Tokyo's collection of luxury properties.
The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto
Best for: Couples, Culture
The property has an excellent location on the Kamogawa River, close to Kyoto’s downtown areas including Gion and Kawaramachi-dori and is one of the city's most desired abodes. Guest rooms offer stunning views of the river and the Higashiyama Mountains.
Lake Kawaguchi (Mount Fuji), Japan
Best for: Off the beaten track, Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism
Perched next to Lake Kawaguchi at the base of Mt Fuji, Hoshinoya Fuji is Japan's most breathtaking 'glamping' experience. This wonderful escape sits deep in a red pine forests and on a clear day the views of Mt Fuji are spectacular.
Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
Best for: Culture, Short Break, Spa & health
The Mandarin Oriental is a chic hotel located in a commanding position high above the busy metropolis of Tokyo, giving unparalleled views. It is just a short distance from the exclusive Ginza shopping area and the Imperial Palace Gardens.
Nakasendo Walking Trail
Best for: Adventure, Couples, Culture, Wildlife
Step back in time as you make your way along the Nakasendo Way, a network of ancient highways used by people travelling from Kyoto to Tokyo. Along the four day walk you will trek along village paths and forested trails getting a unique taste of Japan.
Best for: Short Break, Culture, Spa & health
Offering commanding views of the city and Imperial Palace Gardens, The Peninsula is an icon on the Tokyo cityscape. Luxurious comfort, sophisticated facilities and the legendary Peninsula service make this one of the most exclusive properties in Tokyo.
Japan Hotels by Location
Our handpicked collection of hotels in Japan come highly recommended by our specialists, based on their personal experiences of staying in them. Whatever is most important to you – be that location, facilities, character or something else entirely – we can help you choose the perfect hotel to suit you.
Japan Hotels by Grade
Our specialists have travelled extensively in Japan making sure to leave no stone unturned. We’ve curated a handpicked selection of hotels based on our first-hand experiences and awarded each one a Scott Dunn Hotel Grade, so that you can opt for anything from simple to limitless and everything in between.
Clean and comfortable hotels without extensive facilities
Good quality hotels with a reasonable range of facilities
Luxury boutique hotels with charm and character
Traditional luxury hotels with a wide range of facilities
First-class hotels with the facilities and service to match