People who have visited Japan always end up coming back because of how beautiful this East Asian country is. Japan perfectly blends culture, history, and technology, keeping visitors hooked for life. You can see some ingenious innovations, such as talking robots, vending machines for toys and puppies, and remote-controlled toilets. You can learn about unique practices in the country, such as communal baths, tea ceremonies, kite festivals, and pottery. You will want to socialize with warm and disciplined Japanese people and taste authentic ramen and sushi. There is just something about Japan that draws you in, and as you discover more of the country, we give you our recommended accommodations. Check out the best Tablet Hotels in Japan.
The Japanese are known to build structures around natural landscapes. If you stay at Shonai Hotel Suiden Terrasse, you will witness how Japanese design brings you comfort, aesthetics, and stunning views of rice fields. All rooms come with a mini-fridge, a walk-in closet, a private bath, a flat-screen television, and a work desk. Some have floor-to-ceiling glass windows that let you enjoy garden views at any time of the day. As it is in an agricultural district, Shonai Hotel Suiden Terrasse boasts a farm-to-table restaurant that serves healthy food. It also has a two-tiered onsen perfect for relaxation.
Shonai Hotel Suiden Terrasse
Address: Kitakyoden Shimotorinosu 23-1, Tsuruoka, Yamagata
Free wi-fi Wi-fi (charges apply) Free parking Self service parking (charges apply) Off street parking Restaurant Spa 100% non-smoking hotel
Setouchi Retreat Aonagi comes as a pleasant surprise because it displays an industrial minimalist design that is luxuriously warm. This mountain hotel offers modern amenities. Rooms come with a flat-panel television, a kitchenette, a minibar, a private bath, and even Wi-Fi access. However, you might hardly touch your gadgets at this lovely hotel, as the scenic mountain views and elegant interiors will keep you occupied. If you happen to stay in a suite with an outdoor tub and a terrace, you can go stargazing. You can also try the restaurant’s delicious udon.
Setouchi Retreat AONAGI
Address: 794-1 Yanaidanimachi, Matsuyama
Free wi-fi Wi-fi (charges apply) Free parking Self service parking (charges apply) Off street parking Valet parking (charges apply) Bar Room service
Park Hotel Tokyo is not your usual boxed high-rise building. It is hollow in the center, such that all hotel rooms face the widely acclaimed Tokyo skyline. Location-wise, this hotel in the developed Shiodome district is a gem. It is near shopping centers, restaurants, financial establishments, media companies, and subway stations. You can pour yourself a nice cup of coffee as you brainstorm for project ideas. Your spacious room has an espresso machine and a work desk for your convenience. Park Hotel Tokyo also has an on-site bar and restaurant where you can grab meals and drinks.
Park Hotel Tokyo
Address: Shiodome Media Tower,1-7-1 Higashi Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Free wi-fi Self service parking (charges apply) Bar Room service Restaurant Spa treatments (on request) 100% non-smoking hotel 24 hour concierge
Aman Kyoto is nothing short of elegant. From its outdoor fire pit to its glass-walled modern rooms, the hotel blends architecture with culture and nature. You will see wooden slats for bed frames, short-legged tables for tea, and landscaped gardens reflective of the traditional Japanese lifestyle. What sets Aman Kyoto apart from others is its scenic location. Stately forest trees surround it, and cultural sites are nearby. You can take a walk around, and at day’s end, you can help yourself to a warm bath either in your private tub or in the shared onsen.
Address: 1, Okitayama Washimine-Cho,Kita-ku, Kyoto
Free wi-fi Restaurant Spa Spa treatments (on request) Jacuzzi Yoga 100% non-smoking hotel Central air conditioning
The opulent beauty of The Ritz-Carlton Osaka never fails. Its distinctly English architecture stands out and so does its signature butler service. The Ritz, as it is fondly called, features modern shared amenities that include an indoor swimming pool, a beauty salon and spa, a Jacuzzi, a 24-hour fitness center, an on-site bar, and a lovely garden. At this luxury hotel, you have the option to stay in deluxe rooms with contemporary classic European interiors or in Japanese suites with woven-straw floors and stone baths.
The Ritz-Carlton Osaka
Address: 2-5-25 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka
Free wi-fi Self service parking (charges apply) Off street parking Valet parking (charges apply) Bar Room service Restaurant 24 hour room service
You will experience authentic Japanese living in this hotel, which is a ryokan (a traditional inn). Yoyokaku is located in a well-known pottery city, Karatsu. This two-level boutique hotel stays true to Japan’s history and culture as it features sliding doors, minimalist interiors, wood-woven floors, and low-lying furniture. Landscaped garden contributes to its serenely beautiful setting. At Yoyokaku, you will also get to experience an elaborate Japanese meal ceremony. You can relax in the comfort of your room and watch videos, using the hotel’s free Wi-Fi.
Address: 2-4-40 Higashi-Karatsu, Karatsu
Free wi-fi Free parking Room service Jacuzzi Multi-lingual staff
You can travel on a budget with style by staying at The Share Hotels HATCHi Kanazawa. This modern chic hotel has dormitory rooms that suit groups. At times, you may have to share rooms with other guests. Such possibility works fine, given the hotel’s private, spacious wooden bunk beds. You may book separate rooms with a shower. On any day, you can choose whether to cook and socialize with others in the communal kitchen or grab breakfast from the restaurant.
THE SHARE HOTELS HATCHi Kanazawa
Address: Hashibacho 3-18, Kanazawa
Free wi-fi Wi-fi (charges apply) Bar Restaurant 100% non-smoking hotel Central air conditioning Multi-lingual staff Lounge
You will fall for the modern industrial interiors of The Share Hotels Kumu Kanazawa. The accents are thoughtful but not intricate, and the colors are salient but not disturbing. The hotel is a quintessentially urban classic with its concrete walls paired with tatami mats and stainless steel showers matched with Japanese futons. Rooms are good for two to four guests and come in varying features. Dormitory rooms have bunk beds and a mini-fridge. The suites, meanwhile, come with a kitchenette, a sitting area, and a private bath with a tub. The tea salon has an impressive ceiling installation. It’s a work of art you should not miss.
The Share Hotels Kumu Kanazawa
Address: 2-40 Kamitsutsumicho, Kanazawa
Free wi-fi Wi-fi (charges apply) Bar Restaurant 100% non-smoking hotel 24-hour front desk Central air conditioning Multi-lingual staff
Cultural trips are more meaningful when you not only stay in a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) but also explore a historic neighborhood by a waterway. Thankfully, there is Ryokan Kurashiki, which is in the residential district of Honmachi. It still maintains its 17th-century architecture (including the traditional black-and-white storehouses called Kura). You can bike around the neighborhood (nearby rentals are available) if that suits you. At day’s end, you can have your comfort food, an authentic Japanese cuisine served ceremonially, and rest in your cozy wood-floored room with futons, a bathtub, and a flat-screen television.
Address: 4-1 Honmachi, Okayama
Restaurant Multi-lingual staff Bicycle rentals nearby
If you wish to get away from the city and move to the mountains, then Bettei Otozure, is the perfect place for you. This ryokan offers serenity and comfort, as it is located in the rural mountain area of Fukawa Yumoto. The mood lightings, exquisite floor-level furniture, and warm colors in every room help you achieve your much-needed rest. You have a mini-fridge, a private bath, an entertainment system (a flat-screen television and CD/DVD player), a desk, and a sitting area inside the room to keep you in comfort. You can nurture your body by having a nice massage at the hotel’s spa. You can also exercise at the gym or swim laps in the pool.
Address: 2208 Fukawa Yumoto, Yamaguchi
Free wi-fi Free parking Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal) Spa Spa treatments (on request) Turkish bath Sauna Jacuzzi
Japan and its elegant designs
There is another reason to visit Japan: elegant designs. You will find that the Japanese’s attention to detail is evident in modern-day hotels’ choice of accents, preference for clean lines, and mix of colors. As you may have noticed, a well-designed hotel contributes to a restful holiday. Explore Japan by staying at the best Tablet Hotels, which are beautifully designed for comfort and convenience.
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