Luxury Japan Accommodation - Spring 2018

onsen - hot spring

Tokyo - Palace Hotel

5 Star, Deluxe Class Modern Hotel

The Palace Hotel enjoys one of Tokyo’s most prestigious addresses, right next to the Imperial Palace and since the hotel was rebuilt in May 2012 it could certainly be described as “fit for a king”. Initially founded in 1947 it soon became a city landmark and is now once again, one of the very best hotels in Tokyo. No other hotel can offer balconies with a view over the Palace Gardens. Your 45m2 room oozes luxury throughout with state of the art amenities. Why not make use of the coffee machine, and enjoy a peaceful drink sitting out in the sunshine.

In this location we are close to all of Tokyo’s main sights and also some of the best known shopping areas. The selection of restaurants here is particularly good – the management’s ambition is to collect as many Michelin stars as possible! Japan’s first Evian Spa is worth a visit too.

The Palace Hotel, Tokyo

The Palace Hotel, Tokyo Japan

Hakone - Yamano Odakyu Hotel

4 Star, Superior First Class Modern Hotel

Odakyu Hotel de Yama is nestled on the shores of Lake Ashi with superb views of Mt Fuji from the extensive gardens. Mt Fuji is one of those iconic images but regular visitors to Japan will tell you that it often becomes shrouded in cloud. The clearest views are usually had in the early morning hence we have chosen this hotel to make sure you will have the best chance to see this majestic sight during your stay in Hakone. It is very quiet here and a stroll by the lake or to the nearby shrine is highly recommended. You are away from the touristy areas but it is just a pleasant 15 minute walk to the small town of Moto Hakone. For your comfort we offer dinner at the hotel in one of their excellent restaurants. This is also a good chance to try some natural hot spring baths.

The Yamano Hotel, Hakone

Yamano Odakyu Hakone Japan

Hiroshima - Sheraton Hotel

5 Star, Deluxe Class Modern Hotel

The Sheraton Hiroshima opened its doors during the Spring 2011 and quickly became established as the best place to stay in Hiroshima. This very modern hotel offers comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with a swimming pool and spa. It is conveniently located next to Hiroshima Station which makes for a smooth tour. From here it is a 15 minute tram ride to the Peace Park and a 25 minute train ride to the ferry across to Miyajima Island.

The hotel boasts 238 large rooms, including a comprehensive fitness centre, as well as an indoor swimming pool and a Spa.

Sheraton Hotel, Hiroshima

Sheraton Hotel, Hiroshima Japan

Kyoto - Granvia Hotel

5 Star, Deluxe Class Modern Hotel

Located in the upper levels of Kyoto's recently rebuilt railway station, the Granvia Hotel Kyoto is the most convenient as well as one of the most luxurious of Kyoto's hotels. The Granvia offers excellent service, impeccably comfortable rooms, and a desirable selection of restaurants and bars from which to enjoy the city lights at the thoroughly modern heart of the old capital. Despite the location, the Granvia Kyoto's cosy rooms are perfectly quiet, and seem a world away from the fascinating, busy station building. Within the hotel, the chic décor blends traditional and contemporary styles and there is a wide variety of restaurants, cafés, bars and lounges to choose from, in addition to an indoor swimming pool.

On your doorstop you also have hundreds of themed restaurants, boutique shops, cafés and a department store all set within the same station building. It is worth exploring to get the views over Kyoto and look down over the station from the suspended walkway. Staying here also makes it convenient and simple for those who enjoy venturing out independently.

The Granvia, Kyoto

Hotel Granvia Kyoto Japan

Yufuin - Saigakukan ryokan

Ryokan, Traditional Japanese Inn

Saigakukan is a traditional Ryokan nestling on the hillside on one side of Yufuin village, with superb views across the plateau to Mt Yukudake. With only 24 rooms, there is an intimate feel enhanced by the authentic architecture and rural setting. Your room has tatami mats and sliding doors and also beds for maximum comfort. If you prefer futons we are very happy to prepare those for you. The panoramic vista truly enhances the bathing experience from the outdoor hot spring baths, and if you are looking for something more intimate then the private wooden private wooden or stone bath will not disappoint. You are provided with “yukata” robes to change into after the hot spring baths and it is traditional to wear these for the rest of the evening.

Your kaiseki dinner is served with many small dishes including seasonal vegetables, and all carefully prepared with exquisite presentation. Ingredients are locally sourced and mainly organic. After dinner you can relax in the “bar” area and relax with your view onto the subtly lit Japanese garden. We have planned an easy schedule here so you can make the most of the facilities.

Saigakukan Ryokan

Saigakukan Ryokan Beppu Japan

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