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Manhattan meets Tokyo at Kimpton Shinjuku, the new 160-room hotel inspired by the New York art and fashion scene; yet imbibed in the spirit from the city’s iconic Shinjuku district. With interiors imagined and designed by interdisciplinary design studio, Rockwell Group, the overall style combines eclectic styles and patterns with layers of fabric, furniture, and art. Rockwell Group, Shinjuku Tokyo, New York Art, Eclectic Style, Room, Manhattan, Inspiration, Furniture, Layers

Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo

Manhattan meets Tokyo at Kimpton Shinjuku, the new 160-room hotel inspired by the New York art and fashion scene; yet imbibed in the spirit from the city’s iconic Shinjuku district. With interiors imagined and designed by interdisciplinary design studio, Rockwell Group, the overall style combines eclectic styles and patterns with layers of fabric, furniture, and art.

Tokyo’s luxury hotels are already in a class of their own, but Ian Schrager’s Edition brand is a welcome addition all the same. It’s a natural next step, and not just a business decision: Schrager’s hotels and nightclubs have long borne a seldom-noticed Japanese influence. More upscale than his original Schrager-branded boutique hotels, and more stylish than its staid luxury-hotel competition, the Tokyo Edition, Toranomon occupies a place all its own in the Japanese capital’s hotel scene. Tokyo Hotels, Hotel Architecture, Hotel Interiors, Beautiful Hotels, Hotel S, Ian Schrager, Interior Design, The Originals, Kengo Kuma

The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon

Tokyo’s luxury hotels are already in a class of their own, but Ian Schrager’s Edition brand is a welcome addition all the same. It’s a natural next step, and not just a business decision: Schrager’s hotels and nightclubs have long borne a seldom-noticed Japanese influence. More upscale than his original Schrager-branded boutique hotels, and more stylish than its staid luxury-hotel competition, the Tokyo Edition, Toranomon occupies a place all its own in the Japanese capital’s hotel scene.

Perhaps Tokyo’s hippest (and smallest) opening of the year: Trunk (House) is a former geisha house converted into a modern-day 'creative salon' – aka a one-bedroom haven packed with contemporary design, modern art, deluxe karaoke, stylish butlers and private dining on a quiet lane in Kagurazaka. Japanese Home Design, Japanese House, House Tokyo, French Paintings, Hotel Concept, Metal Dining Table, Japan Design, Japanese Streets, Boutique Design

TRUNK (HOUSE) | Tokyo

Perhaps Tokyo’s hippest (and smallest) opening of the year: Trunk (House) is a former geisha house converted into a modern-day 'creative salon' – aka a one-bedroom haven packed with contemporary design, modern art, deluxe karaoke, stylish butlers and private dining on a quiet lane in Kagurazaka.

Tokyo’s original – and arguably best – design hotel. Located on Meguro Dori, a street famed for second-hand furniture stores, it’s a little off the beaten track, but has impeccable design credentials: in addition to 20 guestrooms, it has several galleries, a beautiful design store and a restaurant. Japanese Restaurant Interior, Restaurant Interiors, Facade Pattern, Japanese Modern, Japanese Design, Japanese Culture, Find Cheap Hotels, Second Hand Furniture, Tokyo Hotels

Claska | Tokyo

Tokyo’s original – and arguably best – design hotel. Located on Meguro Dori, a street famed for second-hand furniture stores, it’s a little off the beaten track, but has impeccable design credentials: in addition to 20 guestrooms, it has several galleries, a beautiful design store and a restaurant.

This Tokyo hotel is as serene as it is sleek, spanning the top six floors of a 38-storey skyscraper in the business district Otemachi. The minimal interior taps into Japan’s design heritage with its wood, paper and stone, while tall partitions create loose boundaries between the lobby, lounge, restaurant and bar. Home Luxury, Luxury Rooms, Luxury Apartments, Luxury Hotels, Luxury Inn, Luxury Bathrooms, Luxury Beauty, Luxury Living, Luxury Lifestyle

Aman Tokyo

This Tokyo hotel is as serene as it is sleek, spanning the top six floors of a 38-storey skyscraper in the business district Otemachi. The minimal interior taps into Japan’s design heritage with its wood, paper and stone, while tall partitions create loose boundaries between the lobby, lounge, restaurant and bar.

Wired Hotel Asakusa is a spinoff of the popular local Wired Café, and it brings a much-needed infusion of youthful energy to a Tokyo hotel scene that’s perhaps better known for skyscraper-topping luxury hotels than cutting-edge boutiques. And if it reminds you just a little bit of certain American boutique hotels, it’s no coincidence. Wired was designed and branded in part by OMGFCO, the creative agency responsible for the Ace Hotel Portland, among others. Ace Hotel Portland, Tokyo Hotels, Dormitory, Best Hotels, Luxury Hotels, Guest Room, Bedroom, Furniture

Wired Hotel Akasuka | Tokyo

Wired Hotel Asakusa is a spinoff of the popular local Wired Café, and it brings a much-needed infusion of youthful energy to a Tokyo hotel scene that’s perhaps better known for skyscraper-topping luxury hotels than cutting-edge boutiques. And if it reminds you just a little bit of certain American boutique hotels, it’s no coincidence. Wired was designed and branded in part by OMGFCO, the creative agency responsible for the Ace Hotel Portland, among others.

The MOXY is a fun and zesty addition to Tokyo’s hotel scene. It's also a nirvana for millennials, with good value no-frills rooms, light-hearted contemporary design, a lively party atmosphere, and a location in a gritty east Tokyo neighbourhood. Tokyo Neighborhoods, Hotel Logo, Contemporary Design, The Neighbourhood, Scene, Japan, Serif, Nirvana, Rooms

Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho

The MOXY is a fun and zesty addition to Tokyo’s hotel scene. It's also a nirvana for millennials, with good value no-frills rooms, light-hearted contemporary design, a lively party atmosphere, and a location in a gritty east Tokyo neighbourhood.

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hotel koé | Tokyo

Fashion, music, food and lodgings collide at hotel koé Tokyo, a complex in the commercial heart of Shibuya set over three floors and offering a new concept in hospitality.

The recreated lobby from the 1960s modernist Hotel Okura is in impressive detail – from its iconic hexagonal pendant lamps and its intricate hemp leaf motif screens of hinoki wood, and the chairs arranged around laquerware tables like plum blossom petals, it comes surprisingly close to evoking the original, thanks to Yoshio Taniguchi’s (son of the original hotel architect) sensitive touch. Lantern Ceiling Lights, Japanese Architecture, Hotel Architecture, Architecture Design, Banquet Facilities, Tokyo Hotels, Hotel Website, Luxury Rooms, Visit Japan

The Okura Tokyo

The recreated lobby from the 1960s modernist Hotel Okura is in impressive detail – from its iconic hexagonal pendant lamps and its intricate hemp leaf motif screens of hinoki wood, and the chairs arranged around laquerware tables like plum blossom petals, it comes surprisingly close to evoking the original, thanks to Yoshio Taniguchi’s (son of the original hotel architect) sensitive touch.

Fans of the no-frills goods brand Muji are no doubt flocking to the Japanese retailer’s newly-opened store in Ginza, Tokyo. The largest standalone offering for the brand with an in-house bakery, capacious Muji Diner and five floors of more than 7,000 Muji merchandise on offer, the store itself is well worth a visit, but more so to check into the Muji Hotel Ginza, on the upper five floors of the building, for a fully immersive experience. Casa Muji, Muji Haus, Estilo Muji, Maison Muji, Architecture Pdf, Japanese Architecture, Tokyo Apartment, Casa Hotel, Palace Hotel

Muji Hotel Ginza | Tokyo

Fans of the no-frills goods brand Muji are no doubt flocking to the Japanese retailer’s newly-opened store in Ginza, Tokyo. The largest standalone offering for the brand with an in-house bakery, capacious Muji Diner and five floors of more than 7,000 Muji merchandise on offer, the store itself is well worth a visit, but more so to check into the Muji Hotel Ginza, on the upper five floors of the building, for a fully immersive experience.

Hotel opened: 2020. With its highly original design conceptualized as a nod to Ginza's "Miyuki-zoku" youth subculture movement of the 1960s, Aloft Tokyo Ginza showcases an eclectic mix of neon colours, graffiti, and urban art inspired by Tokyo's iconic street culture. Open Hotel, Hotel S, Tokyo Design, Neon Colors, Bright Colors, Colours, Downtown Hotels, Tokyo Hotels, Street Culture

Aloft Tokyo Ginza

Hotel opened: 2020. With its highly original design conceptualized as a nod to Ginza's "Miyuki-zoku" youth subculture movement of the 1960s, Aloft Tokyo Ginza showcases an eclectic mix of neon colours, graffiti, and urban art inspired by Tokyo's iconic street culture.

Claesson Koivisto Rune has unveiled Tokyo, a boutique hotel featuring Caveman restaurant, Brooklyn Brewery and lot of plants. Brooklyn Brewery, Hotel Corridor, Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Victorian Architecture, Casamance, Banks Building, Tokyo Hotels, Long Sofa

K5 | Tokyo

As the city of Tokyo gears up for an historic summer, a new player makes its grand entrance on the capital’s exciting—and diverse—hotel landscape. Opened February 2020, K5 presents a wholly original concept; a micro-complex where a collective of guestrooms, restaurants, bars and social spaces are bound together by “aimai” — a Japanese word roughly translating to vague or obscure, with entirely positive connotations.

Called DDD Hotel – which stands for Design, Development, Destination – the property’s interiors are the work of detail-equilibrist Koichi Futatsumata who, along with designing the minimal, yet pleasing blueprint for the 122 rooms, also outfited the on-site Parcel gallery, the experimental kitchen/laboratory/restaurant Nôl and the Abno lounge. Minimalism, Tokyo, Japan, Design Development, Gallery, Lounge, Rooms, Restaurant, Interiors

DDD Hotel | Tokyo

Called DDD Hotel – which stands for Design, Development, Destination – the property’s interiors are the work of detail-equilibrist Koichi Futatsumata who, along with designing the minimal, yet pleasing blueprint for the 122 rooms, also outfited the on-site Parcel gallery, the experimental kitchen/laboratory/restaurant Nôl and the Abno lounge.

Boasting chic decor with touches of Japanese traditional aethetics, Hotel Gajoen Tokyo is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Japanese Architecture, Architecture Design, Lacquer Furniture, Small Luxury Hotels, Artist And Craftsman, Asian Design, Spirited Away, Classic Elegance, Traditional House

Hotel Gajoen | Tokyo

Built in 1928 on the site of the former suburban villa and gardens of the Hosokawa Clan, Gajoen was already primed as a destination for traditional Japanese culture and luxury. Working with some of the best artists and craftsmen of the time, founder Rikizo Hosokawa commissioned thousands of pieces of art over the years as the resort expanded and evolved. The aristocratic design aesthetic of miyabi was central to the concept of Gajoen, bringing classic elegance and beauty to the public.

Art House: checking in to BnA Art Hotel Koenji, the Tokyo design hotel project that gives back to its creative community. Tokyo Design, Japan Design, Japan Bedroom, Hotel Inn, Tokyo Hotels, Graffiti Wall, Best Budget, Local Artists, Viajes

BnA Art Hotel Koenji | Tokyo

The Bed & Art Project (BnA) is an ambitious art hospitality project that aims to support Japanese artists while providing a unique and unforgettable experience of "staying in an art piece" in Japan. BnA HOTEL Koenji has a bar and gallery where guests can meet and interact with the local creative community.

Concept Design Luxury Capsule Hotel in Japan. A capsule hotel is famous as a unique specialty, simple and cheap. Capsule Hotel Japan, Sleep Box, Sleeping Pods, Unusual Hotels, Hotel Room Design, Tokyo Hotels, Kabine, Great Hotel, Resorts

First Cabin Tsukiji | Tokyo

A new kind of capsule hotel, First Cabin represents minimalist compact living in luxurious form. Behind the door – a pull down shutter – is a bed, a 32-inch flat-screen TV and a safe. Hotel guests have access to shared facilities like showers and lavatories. There’s also a 24-hour public bathing area with Japanese-style hot tubs.

One differentiator that separates Tavinos from the crowded Tokyo hotel market is its state-of-the-art AI concierge, the first of its kind among Japanese hotels. Named “Tavinoshiori,” it features an interactive map on an oversized touchscreen panel synced with SNS and other information such as transportation and weather. Hotel staff members post their recommendations for local spots and events, which are integrated into the system. Available in English, Chinese and Japanese. Tokyo Shopping, Tokyo Hotels, Hotel Staff, Tokyo Tower, Maximize Space, Double Room, Manga Covers, Interactive Map, Smart Storage

Hotel Tavinos Hamamatsucho | Tokyo

One differentiator that separates Tavinos from the crowded Tokyo hotel market is its state-of-the-art AI concierge, the first of its kind among Japanese hotels. Named “Tavinoshiori,” it features an interactive map on an oversized touchscreen panel synced with SNS and other information such as transportation and weather. Hotel staff members post their recommendations for local spots and events, which are integrated into the system. Available in English, Chinese and Japanese.

Located in Tokyo, 1312 feet from Hachiko Statue, The Millennials Shibuya is an adult only accommodations. Shibuya Tokyo, Tokyo Japan, Hachiko Statue, Capsule Hotel, Hotel Concept, New Property, Multifunctional, Floors, Illustrator

The Millennials Shibuya

The Millennials Shibuya | Tokyo - Japan’s famous capsule hotel concept has just been raised a notch with the launch of The Millennials Shibuya, a new property with six floors of 120 high-tech multifunctional ‘smart pods’ designed by local creative outfit Tosaken. On the fifth floor, which is home to 20 Art Pods a different artist, designer or illustrator has been commissioned to transform the walls of the capsules, resulting in a series of colourful options.

HOSHINOYA Tokyo is located in Tokyo, 2625 feet from Tokyo Station and only 984 feet from Otemachi Station. Each room includes a flat-screen TV. Best Hotel Deals, Best Hotels, Luxury Hotel Design, Luxury Hotels, Tokyo Station, Tokyo Hotels, Home Spa, Beautiful Hotels, Tokyo Japan

HOSHINOYA Tokyo

HOSHINOYA Tokyo - Shoes slipped off at the entrance. Sliding paper screens. Low futon beds. Hot spring onsen bathing. And tatami mat flooring (even in the lifts). Welcome to Hoshinoya Tokyo, the city’s first luxury five-star traditional ryokan inn, housed in an 18-storey skyscraper.

In addition to the comforts of a hotel, TRUNK (STAY) offers 15 unique rooms with a unique boutique hotel experience. Boutique Design, A Boutique, Hotels, Outdoor Spaces, Outdoor Decor, Tokyo Travel, Japan Design, Porch Swing, Studio

TRUNK (HOTEL) | Tokyo

This boutique design hotel is located in the trendy Shibuya ward, just seconds from hipster-magnet Cat Street, the epicentre of Harajuku’s famed street fashion culture. Countless independent fashion boutiques, restaurants and cafés can be found on the hotel’s doorstep.

Project: ONE Hotel Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates Location: Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo, Japan Photographer: Keishin Horikoshi Outdoor Seating Areas, Outdoor Lounge, Amsterdam Restaurant, Timber Planks, Tokyo Design, Interior Styling, Interior Design, Villa, Tokyo Hotels

ONE@TOKYO

Located in Tokyo's eastern Oshiage district, the hotel is designed by Kengo Kuma. Guests are greeted by a dynamic lattice of timber planks at the base of a concrete ten-storey tower. A versatile 15-meter-long counter links the reception area to the restaurant and bar which has an outdoor seating area. On the rooftop, a plant-filled outdoor lounge take in views of the adjacent Skytree broadcasting tower (the world's tallest).

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FAUCHON meets Kyoto in a marriage of the iconic French brand with the traditional design and cultural elements of Japan, achieved by Spin Design Studio of Japan together with Atelier Paluel-Marmont in Paris. The new property is a blend of style featuring magenta, black, and gold with a nod to its Japanese location. New Property, French Brands, Kyoto Japan, Traditional Design, Spin, Magenta, Marriage, Japanese, Paris

Fauchon L'Hôtel Kyoto | Japan

FAUCHON meets Kyoto in a marriage of the iconic French brand with the traditional design and cultural elements of Japan, achieved by Spin Design Studio of Japan together with Atelier Paluel-Marmont in Paris. The new property is a blend of style featuring magenta, black, and gold with a nod to its Japanese location.

At this newly opened bolthole, time flows slowly and the mood is one of quiet contemplation. Under the direction of Hideaki Matsuura, the designer of eco-lifestyle brand Jurgen Lehl, Fujimoto kitted out the interior with natural materials, polished concrete floors and walls finished in a matte charcoal black. Set across three floors, the hotel’s guests can relax in the comfy organic-cotton loungewear and enjoy in their room Malda’s signature breakfast, which is cooked at its café downstairs. Wall Finishes, Polished Concrete, Three Floor, Hotel S, Concrete Floors, Natural Materials, Kyoto, Blinds, Relax

Malda Kyoto

At this newly opened bolthole, time flows slowly and the mood is one of quiet contemplation. Under the direction of Hideaki Matsuura, the designer of eco-lifestyle brand Jurgen Lehl, Fujimoto kitted out the interior with natural materials, polished concrete floors and walls finished in a matte charcoal black. Set across three floors, the hotel’s guests can relax in the comfy organic-cotton loungewear and enjoy in their room Malda’s signature breakfast, which is cooked at its café downstairs.

The hotel is located precisely where the centuries-old Kyoto residence of the Mitsui family—the original founders of a slew of Japanese corporations—once stood. Beneath its five-star sheen and contemporary décor (by creatives including architect Akira Kuryu and Hong Kong–based Andre Fu) the new-build hotel, home to 161 rooms and two restaurants, is firmly rooted in its Kyoto heritage. It is located opposite the 17th century UNESCO-listed Nijo Castle. Birch Floors, Nijo Castle, Luxury Collection Hotels, Spring Spa, Chestnut Horse, Dark Walls, New Property, Hotel Spa, Hot Springs

The Mitsui | Kyoto

The hotel is located precisely where the centuries-old Kyoto residence of the Mitsui family—the original founders of a slew of Japanese corporations—once stood. Beneath its five-star sheen and contemporary décor (by creatives including architect Akira Kuryu and Hong Kong–based Andre Fu) the new-build hotel, home to 161 rooms and two restaurants, is firmly rooted in its Kyoto heritage. It is located opposite the 17th century UNESCO-listed Nijo Castle.

Hiiragiya was established in 1818, and has gained a reputation as one of the most beloved of Japan's traditional inns, or ryokan. Under the ownership of the same family for six generations, Hiiragiya has been host to internationally famous men and women-writers, artists, politicians, scientists, and members of the imperial family. Both Nobel Prize winning novelist, Yasunari Kawabata, and noted author, Junichiro Tanizaki, considered Hiiragiya to be their home away from home. Japanese Bar, Japanese Style House, Traditional Japanese, Japanese Architecture, Interior Architecture, Japanese Lifestyle, Japanese Interior, Cabins In The Woods, Interior Exterior

Hiiragiya | Kyoto

Hiiragiya was established in 1818, and has gained a reputation as one of the most beloved of Japan's traditional inns, or ryokan. Under the ownership of the same family for six generations, Hiiragiya has been host to internationally famous men and women-writers, artists, politicians, scientists, and members of the imperial family. Both Nobel Prize winning novelist, Yasunari Kawabata, and noted author, Junichiro Tanizaki, considered Hiiragiya to be their home away from home.

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node hotel | Kyoto

node hotel in Kyoto is an industrial chic boutique design hotel with an impressive art collection.

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SOWAKA | Kyoto

Kyoto’s Gion neighbourhood has long drawn locals and culture-vultures alike for its storied collection of period architecture, teahouses and bijoux shrines, but the 23-bedroom SOWAKA is – once you step through its inconspicuous façade and into the stone threshold – a certified head-turner.

A conversion of the once Kyoto Kiyomizu Elementary School, which opened in 1869 and played a huge role in Kyoto’s history and traditions. The luxury hotel comprises of 48 guestrooms, restaurants, private baths and a gym. Guests of the hotel can explore the culture of Kyoto with shrines, temples and historic landmarks close by. Kyoto, Elementary Schools, Japan, Explore, Mansions, Luxury, House Styles, Travel, Temples

The Hotel Seiryu Kyoto Kiyomizu

A conversion of the once Kyoto Kiyomizu Elementary School, which opened in 1869 and played a huge role in Kyoto’s history and traditions. The luxury hotel comprises of 48 guestrooms, restaurants, private baths and a gym. Guests of the hotel can explore the culture of Kyoto with shrines, temples and historic landmarks close by.

Ace Hotel Kyoto is the first outpost in Asia of the überhip Ace chain. Expect interior design by Kengo Kuma, local and American art, three restaurants and a coffee shop. The design hotel is set in a building that’s part historic structure (a 1926 building once home to Kyoto Central Telephone Company) and part new-build. The structure also incorporates a large ground-floor marketplace that connects directly to the Kyoto subway line. Ace Hotel, Hotel Lobby, Kyoto, Kengo Kuma, Kagoshima, Charlotte Perriand, Minimalist Architecture, Japanese Architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright

Ace Hotel Kyoto

Ace Hotel Kyoto is the first outpost in Asia of the überhip Ace chain. Expect interior design by Kengo Kuma, local and American art, three restaurants and a coffee shop. The design hotel is set in a building that’s part historic structure (a 1926 building once home to Kyoto Central Telephone Company) and part new-build. The structure also incorporates a large ground-floor marketplace that connects directly to the Kyoto subway line.

If the rash of new hotel openings – which includes offerings from the Aman and Park Hyatt groups among others – is anything to go by, Kyoto is certainly having a moment. The newest kid on the block is the 60-room MAJA HOTEL, an updated version of Japan’s traditional capsule concept, but with a slick Scandinavian look. New Kids, Kyoto, Scandinavian, Concept, Japan, In This Moment, Traditional, Park, Bed

MAJA HOTEL | Kyoto

If the rash of new hotel openings – which includes offerings from the Aman and Park Hyatt groups among others – is anything to go by, Kyoto is certainly having a moment. The newest kid on the block is the 60-room MAJA HOTEL, an updated version of Japan’s traditional capsule concept, but with a slick Scandinavian look.

View deals for Hotel Kanra Kyoto. Kyoto Tower is minutes away. WiFi is free, and this hotel also features 2 restaurants and a bar. Hotel Lounge, Bar Lounge, Hotels, Double Room, Spa Services, Great Hotel, Cafe Restaurant, Interior Architecture, Chinese Architecture

Hotel Kanra Kyoto

The stylish and sophisticated Hotel Kanra Kyoto (“Experience Kyoto”) is set in a former schoolhouse made of two separate buildings. The open lobby has chic tiling and an elegant café with delicate handmade goods for sale. The hotel is located a 12-minute walk north of Kyoto Station and just a few minutes from the Higashihonganji Temple.

A new Kyoto hotel blurs the lines between coworking, co-living and the traditional hospitality concept; KAGANHOTEL a residency-based multipurpose arts facility that is home to emerging artists – currently from Japan and America – who have studios, spaces to exhibit, and accommodation within the property. Hostel, Kyoto, Bunk Beds, Storage, Furniture, Exhibit, Hospitality, Design, Home Decor

KAGANHOTEL | Kyoto

A new Kyoto hotel blurs the lines between coworking, co-living and the traditional hospitality concept; KAGANHOTEL a residency-based multipurpose arts facility that is home to emerging artists – currently from Japan and America – who have studios, spaces to exhibit, and accommodation within the property.

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Aman Kyoto

The star attraction of Aman’s new 24-room boutique property in Kyoto is, no doubt, its spectacular natural setting within a once-forgotten secret garden and beyond that a 72-acre backdrop of lush forest, swathed with maple, pine and cedar trees.

Featuring 70 guest rooms, including 9 suites, the spaces at Park Hyatt Kyoto are both thoughtful and tranquil, offering a quiet retreat from the bustling Higashiyama streets. Tea Lounge, Walnut Furniture, Relaxation Room, New Property, Article Design, Private Room, Room Set, Guest Room, Interior Design

Park Hyatt Kyoto

This luxury hotel is located in one of the city's best-preserved historic districts, Higashiyama hills, known as the birthplace of traditions such as the Japanese tea ceremony, the Ikebana flower arrangement and Japanese Zen gardens. The 70-room, low-rise Park Hyatt Kyoto embodies the quintessential Japanese guesthouse, offering a serene Higashiyama hillside retreat for discerning global travelers and local residents.

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Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion

Unprepossessing from the outside; full of surprises inside. The entrance leads onto a mezzanine, before guests descend to a business-like, high-ceilinged reception peopled with smartly dressed staff. The décor is generally modern, but design touches, such as the atrium containing Yamazakura cherry and red-leaved Irohamomiji trees, and traditional Nanbu-tekki ironware teapots and Kiyomizu-yaki pottery cups in the bedrooms, add colour and evoke Japan’s natural and traditional beauty.

Featuring a minimalist design, Hotel Anteroom is set in a refurbished student hostel within walking distance of Kyoto's Kujo Station. It offers an art gallery, bar, breakfast room and a coin launderette. Neutral Colors, Colours, Hostel, Sofa Design, Minimalist Design, Kyoto, Couch, Simple Rooms, Art Rooms

Hotel Anteroom | Kyoto

Featuring a minimalist design, Hotel Anteroom is set in a refurbished 1920s student hostel within walking distance of Kyoto's Kujo Station. It offers an art gallery, bar, breakfast room and a coin launderette. Compact, simple rooms are decorated in neutral colours and are fitted with an LCD TV, a design sofa and a table. Nine "art" rooms are decorated by different artists.

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The Millennials Kyoto

A new concept fusing a Japanese capsule hotel and a co-working space. Comfortable capsules (or pods) come with a reclining sofabed, storage for a large suitcase, a personal "home theater" and a unique wake-up system. Bathrooms with excellent showers can be found on each floor.

Located just a walk from Gion-Shijo Subway Station, Kyoto Granbell Hotel features modern architecture with hints of traditional Japanese design. Japanese Design, Japanese Style, Double Room, Modern Architecture, Guest Room, Cool Designs, Flooring, Traditional, Furniture

Kyoto Granbell Hotel

Kyoto Grabbel Hotel - the Japanese-style rooms, with their tatami floors, wouldn’t look out of place in a modern interpretation of a ryokan. And even the Twin and Double rooms, though nominally “Western” in style, exhibit the same painstaking craftsmanship and the same carefully pared-down visual style.

Set in a prime location of Kyoto, Sakura Terrace The Gallery puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, laundromat, Smoking Room, Front Desk, Hotel Offers, Coffee Shop, Terrace, Asia, Mansions, Architecture, House Styles

Sakura Terrace The Gallery Hotel Kyoto

Sakura Terrace The Gallery | Kyoto - the place is practically brand new, with hundreds of sleek guest rooms, a handy fitness center, and a stylish central dining space that morphs from coffee shop to cocktail bar to sushi restaurant as the day rolls on.

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Kyomachiya Hotel Shiki Juraku | Kyoto

In Kyoto the traditional two-story merchants’ townhouses are called machiya, and Shiki Juraku is less a hotel and more a neighborhood, comprising ten machiya houses converted into luxurious, spacious, impeccably crafted hotel rooms. Each one is a self-contained house, with the bedroom on the second floor and either a Western-style living room or a traditional Japanese tatami room on the first.

Located in Kyoto, within miles of Kyoto International Manga Museum and miles of Sanjusangen-do Temple, ENSO ANGO FUYA Ⅱ provides free WiFi. Courtyard Design, Garden Design, Contemporary Garden, Interior Garden, Fun Drinks, Kyoto, Exterior, Garden Landscaping, Future House

The General Kyoto

Set across five Zen-inspired buildings, The General Kyoto (formerly Enso Ango) is Japan’s first dispersed hotel with rooms and amenities scattered a few roads apart. Each of the five buildings has a different contemporary feel, yet their traditional Machiya structure brings a sense of unity. There are guest lounges in each building too, offering cold-brewed coffee, cool drinks and snacks.

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22 PIECES | Kyoto

This design hotel located in the heart of Kyoto, a few minutes walk from the main station. Sleek, minimalist rooms come in four room types and sleep 2 to 5 people. All feature an equipped kitchen, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a bathroom with bath and shower. Some rooms have a large (garden) terrace, loft beds, living and/or dining area. The hotel takes it name from the concept store located in the hotel, which items can be purchased.

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The Share Hotels Kyoto Rakuro

The Share Hotels Rakuro | Kyoto, Japan - its rooms and suites pay tribute to tradition, with natural materials and colors and a mixture of Western, hybrid, and tatami-style spaces. All are interpreted through a contemporary lens, and the result is strikingly stylish.

Osaka

W Osaka asserts its presence in the city's busy urban streetscape with a black monolith façade designed by Osaka-born, world-renowned architect Tadao Ando. The hotel's intriguing design concept is expressed as a minimalist exterior concealing colorfully exuberant interiors, a nod to the Edo period when excessive displays of wealth were prohibited. The interior design was conceptualized by concrete, the Amsterdam-based design studio. Universal Studios Japan, Local Hotels, Holiday Hotel, W Hotel, Treatment Rooms, Osaka Japan, Tadao Ando, Environmental Graphics, Ningbo

W Osaka | Japan

W Osaka asserts its presence in the city's busy urban streetscape with a black monolith façade designed by Osaka-born, world-renowned architect Tadao Ando. The hotel's intriguing design concept is expressed as a minimalist exterior concealing colorfully exuberant interiors, a nod to the Edo period when excessive displays of wealth were prohibited. The interior design was conceptualized by concrete, the Amsterdam-based design studio.

The aesthetics of the hotel are inspired by a combination of the fashionable art of Umeda and the unique expressions of local Fukushima, known as the "mechanical arcade" that once supported the development of Japan's electronic industry. The signature Bar Moxy doubles as the hotel's check-in counter, where guests are greeted upon arrival with a complimentary 'Got Moxy' cocktail. Open Hotel, Commercial Architecture, Osaka, Arcade, Skyscraper, Multi Story Building, Japan, Fukushima, September 1

Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda

The aesthetics of the hotel are inspired by a combination of the fashionable art of Umeda and the unique expressions of local Fukushima, known as the "mechanical arcade" that once supported the development of Japan's electronic industry. The signature Bar Moxy doubles as the hotel's check-in counter, where guests are greeted upon arrival with a complimentary 'Got Moxy' cocktail.

Zentis Osaka is a new luxury design hotel with interiors by Tara Bernerd and a gourmet restaurant by Shinya Otsuchihashi. Spa Interior, White Interior Design, Osaka, Hotel Lobby, Hotel Spa, Restaurant, Flooring, Design Hotel, Interiors

Zentis Osaka

Zentis Osaka is a new luxury design hotel with interiors by Tara Bernerd and a gourmet restaurant by Shinya Otsuchihashi.

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This minimalist design hotel is located just five minutes' walk from Shin-Osaka station, which is served by the shinkansen bullet train, local rail lines and the Midosuji subway line. It offers 396 guest rooms (some sleeping up to four or six) with higher floors of the hotel offering spectacular views of Osaka, including the city's landmark Umeda Sky Building and with Mt. Ikoma and the Minoh mountains visible in the distance on fine days.

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SEKAI HOTEL Fuse Osaka

SEKAI HOTEL Fuse is a design hostel located in a shopping mall next to Fuse Station, a 10-minute ride from Osaka Central Station. This hyper local accommodation offers individual, family and dormitory rooms, with or without private facilities - including kitchens. There is a coffee bar which doubles as a lounge and reception. SEKAI HOTEL is an excellent way to discover a non-touristy side of Japan.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Set in a former 11-story undergarment warehouse, this design hotel located in a quiet neighbourhood between a row of hole-in-the-wall eateries. In the bedrooms panelled in rough-hewn timber veneer, tables and chairs fold away when not required, and bulky wardrobes have been replaced by wall hooks, while bar fridges are relegated to the ground floor lobby cafeteria which is stocked with fruit-infused water, ice-cream, instant noodles, salads, snacks and tinned smoked fish.

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Escape to the Japanese countryside where exquisite farm-to-table cuisine and a hot spring spa provide a uniquely local original experience. Japanese Countryside, Spring Spa, Article Design, Hot Springs, View Photos, Photo Galleries, The Originals, City, Gallery

Satoyama Jujo | Minami-Uonuma, Japan

Escape to the Japanese countryside where exquisite farm-to-table cuisine and a hot spring spa provide a uniquely local original experience.

Completed in 2019 in Karuizawa, Japan. Images by Hiroyuki Hirai. Shishi-Iwa House is a boutique resort designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. Shigeru Ban, Boutique Retreats, Karuizawa, Forest Bathing, Alvar Aalto, Architect House, Urban Life, Private Garden, Architectural Digest

Shishi-Iwa-House | Karuizawa, Japan

- designed by Shigeru Ban. Located about an hour’s train ride from Tokyo in Nagano’s mountain resort town of Karuizawa, the two-storey, ten-room boutique hotel is a calm retreat of shaded courtyards, enclosed gardens and vast rooms. Its gently undulating roof almost hidden by the surrounding forest of maples, cherry blossoms and evergreens.

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House of Finn Juhl | Hakuba, Japan

The concept of OneCollection, who produces and sells Danish designer Finn Juhl’s furniture (much of it made in Japan), the hotel - which pulls double duty as the company’s showroom - has six rooms, all named after a Finn Juhl masterpiece - and all the public areas are dressed with Juhl classics, while his drawings and sketches grace the walls throughout. The rest of the interior meanwhile, follows a Scandinavian sensibility with white walls, stripped timber flooring and double casement…

A temple lodging and upscale Japanese inn hybrid, Hakujukan is situated in front of Eiheiji, one of the two head temples of the Soto School of Zen Buddhism. Zazen Meditation, Outdoor Baths, Multipurpose Room, Lodges, Buddhism, The Good Place, Architecture, Temples, Japanese

Hakujukan | Shihi, Hokuriku

A temple lodging and upscale Japanese inn hybrid, Hakujukan is situated in front of Eiheiji, one of the two head temples of the Soto School of Zen Buddhism. Founded in 1244 and buried deep in the mountains, over one hundred monks still maintain a monastic lifestyle and practice Zen at Eiheiji today.

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Hotel Cycle Onomichi | Hiroshima, Japan

Located in Hiroshima's south-eastern Onomichi area, Hotel Cycle is a hip industrial chic hotel set in a former seaside warehouse. The bicycle themed hotel offers simple yet stylish accommodation, a restaurant, a bar, a café and a bakery. Guests can ride up their bikes to the 24-hour front desk and there is a Giant bike shop. The reason this hotel is here is the Shimanami Kaido cycle path, which connects Japan’s islands of Honshu and Shikoku via six smaller islands and numerous bridges.

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A sliding door in a jigsaw of dark timber beneath waves of gray roof tiles is the quiet arrival to Azumi Setoda. Located on an the island of Ikuchi, famed for its lemons, in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea, it’s as understated and exquisitely executed as you’d expect from Adrian Zecha, original Aman founder and godfather of hotel minimalism.

Azumi Setoda | Ikuchi Island, Japan

A sliding door in a jigsaw of dark timber beneath waves of gray roof tiles is the quiet arrival to Azumi Setoda. Located on an the island of Ikuchi, famed for its lemons, in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea, it’s as understated and exquisitely executed as you’d expect from Adrian Zecha, original Aman founder and godfather of hotel minimalism.

Hokkaido

One of only five global Ritz-Carlton Reserves (and Japan’s first), the ski-in, ski-out resort features a warmly modern take on alpine aesthetics: a fire blazes in a circular stone table in the lobby, ringed by curved butter-soft leather seating, textured stonework, and iridescent rainbow streaked ceramic pots. But the main protagonist is always Mount Yotei: bursting through every wall of glass is its cartoon-perfect triangular form fringed in pencil-sketch-like trees.

Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve | Niseko, Japan

One of only five global Ritz-Carlton Reserves (and Japan’s first), the ski-in, ski-out resort features a warmly modern take on alpine aesthetics: a fire blazes in a circular stone table in the lobby, ringed by curved butter-soft leather seating, textured stonework, and iridescent rainbow streaked ceramic pots. But the main protagonist is always Mount Yotei: bursting through every wall of glass is its cartoon-perfect triangular form fringed in pencil-sketch-like trees.

A sprawling luxury ryokan like something out of a James Bond film. Hidden in Hokkaido’s lush forest, each of the 15 modern villas has private, unspoiled views of white birches through the floor-to-ceiling windows and a chic outdoor onsen tub and patio. Floor To Ceiling Windows, Patio, Japan, Flooring, Luxury, Modern, Birches, Outdoor, James Bond

Zaborin | Niseko, Japan

A sprawling luxury ryokan like something out of a James Bond film. Hidden in Hokkaido’s lush forest, each of the 15 modern villas has private, unspoiled views of white birches through the floor-to-ceiling windows and a chic outdoor onsen tub and patio.

The former Etchuya Hotel, a local symbol and historical building constructed in 1931 that was the very first hotel dedicated to serving foreigners in Hokkaido after World War I. Global Agents has committed to preserving the hotel's heritage and original facade while also giving the long-time vacant property a full interior renovation and offering guests a truly unique and refined experience. Otaru, World War I, Facade, Japan, Building, Unique, Interior, Hokkaido, World War One

UNWIND HOTEL & BAR | Otaru, Japan

The former Etchuya Hotel, a local symbol and historical building constructed in 1931 that was the very first hotel dedicated to serving foreigners in Hokkaido after World War I. Global Agents has committed to preserving the hotel's heritage and original facade while also giving the long-time vacant property a full interior renovation and offering guests a truly unique and refined experience.

Located in the middle of Hirafu Village just a taxi ride from JR Kutchan Station, Kimamaya Boutique Hotel offers luxurious and stylish. Restaurant Chalet, The Barn Restaurant, Restaurant Design, Metal Building Homes, Building A House, Building Ideas, Pole Barn Homes, Pole Barns, Wallpaper Magazine

Kimamaya Boutique Hotel Niseko

Kimamaya Boutique Hotel | Niseko - Kimamaya (Japanese for ‘be yourself’) is a small boutique hotel decorated in a warm, Scandinavian style located in Japan's poular Niseko ski resort. Jazz music floats through the homely Living Lounge with its timber flooring and fireplace where you can enjoy a glass of wine. In The Barn restaurant, a lofty, glowing space, inspired by traditional Hokkaido farm architecture, fresh produce is served with French flare.

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kishi-ke | Kamakura, Japan

As kishi-ke only accepts one group of up to five people at any time, guests are guaranteed optimal privacy and attention from the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Kishi. The spacious traditional Japanese room on the ground floor serves as the living room with a quiet view of the immaculate Japanese garden to one side and the Sagami Bay to the other. Bedroom and bathroom (with a stunning round hinoki bathtub) are on the first floor. Private tours, tea-ceremonies or zazen meditation are also offered.

Sublime, private, and traditional, this otherworldly gem puts one in the very heart of nature. Eleven standalone cottages are imbued with a sense of Japanese design tradition, yet artful Western lines, and natural wood that pays homage to the surroundings. Find A Room, Japan Design, Large Windows, Modern Architecture, Minimalism, Cool Designs, Villa, Interior Design, Furniture

Hakone Retreat före & villa 1/f | Hakone, Japan

Sublime, private, and traditional, this otherworldly gem puts one in the very heart of nature. Eleven standalone cottages are imbued with a sense of Japanese design tradition, yet artful Western lines, and natural wood that pays homage to the surroundings.

In the heart of ancient Japan, in Hakone national park, the hotel Gôra Kadan is a traditional ryokan. Discover the natural sources of hot water. Mont Fuji, Japanese Lifestyle, Hotels, Luxury Holidays, Hot Springs, Japan Travel, Luxury Travel, Hotel Offers, Countryside

Gora Kadan | Hakone, Japan

Gora Kadan is a Japanese style luxury ryokan located in beautiful Hakone, an 85-minute train ride from Tokyo. The construction is contemporary, but the style is traditional, and everywhere you turn there’s a magnificently framed view of the countryside and mountain views. The ryokan offers a hot spring bath, massage and beauty treatments, an indoor pool and a fitness centre. Traditional Japanese meals featuring fresh seasonal ingredients and beautiful garnishes can be enjoyed at the…

Located in Maebashi, a city a two-hour drive north of Tokyo, the hotel’s architecture and interior design has been carried out by Sou Fujimoto, while many of the guest rooms have been designed by creatives such as Michele de Lucchi, Jasper Morrison, and Leandro Erlich. the project has been conceived as a living room where both locals and travelers can relax and enjoy art, food, and nature. Sou Fujimoto, Gunma, Japan Room, Green Tower, Tokyo, Journal Du Design, Tower House, Hotel S, Willis Tower

Shiroiya Hotel | Maebashi, Japan

Located in Maebashi, a city a two-hour drive north of Tokyo, the hotel’s architecture and interior design has been carried out by Sou Fujimoto, while many of the guest rooms have been designed by creatives such as Michele de Lucchi, Jasper Morrison, and Leandro Erlich. the project has been conceived as a living room where both locals and travelers can relax and enjoy art, food, and nature.

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Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora | Japan

Ancient patterns from local Yosegi-zaiku woodwork have inspired wood patterns throughout the hotels’ lobby, parquetry woodwork decorating the ceilings and guest rooms, while contemporary artwork brings to life Hakone’s nature through ukiyo-e paintings, fireflies, fallen leaves and mountainous landscapes. The hotel features 98 rooms and suites, with each room offering its own natural hot spring bath in-room or open-air bath on the balcony.

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Kiderano-ie | Nara, Japan

Kiderano-ie is a series of five townhouses on the outskirts of the Naramachi district. Originally scheduled for demolition, they were painstakingly restored by the Fujioka family, who wanted to show that in the right hands, these small homes could not only live on as specimens of architectural history but also lead the way in combining traditional vernacular buildings with a modern way of life.

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Experience sublime sea views, blissful hot spring baths, abundant fresh seafood, and exquisite comfort at this off-the-beaten path Japanese wonder. Unique Hotels, Japan Design, Hot Springs, Windows, Island, Vacation, Fresh Seafood, Inspiration, Furniture

Iki Retreat Kairi Murakami | Iki Island, Japan

Experience sublime sea views, blissful hot spring baths, abundant fresh seafood, and exquisite comfort at this off-the-beaten path Japanese wonder.

Just an walk from Nakasu Kawabata Station, first project in Japan by internationally recognized Italian architect and designer, Aldo Rossi, Hotel. Aldo Rossi, Orange Stone, Toyo Ito, Stone Slab, Green Copper, Fukuoka, Palazzo, Facade, Black Lipstick

Hotel Il Palazzo | Fukuoka, Japan

The first project in Japan by internationally recognized Italian architect and designer Aldo Rossi. Don't be put off by the windowless, colonnaded facade of burnt-orange stone and copper-green rebar. The lobby is as glossy as black lipstick, and the 62 rooms are slick and soothing, with stone-slab tile accents, locally woven throws and spacious bathrooms.

Replacing the Imperial Palace City Hotel, The Lively Hakata offers urban street-art aesthetics and a high-tech smart-hotel experience. The lobby bar acts as a giant open space that spreads throughout the entire hotel. There are 224 rooms and a restaurant. Fukuoka Japan, Lobby Bar, Urban Street Art, Imperial Palace, Hostel, Live, Resorts, Spreads, Furniture

The Lively Hakata Fukuoka | Japan

Replacing the Imperial Palace City Hotel, The Lively Hakata offers urban street-art aesthetics and a high-tech smart-hotel experience. The lobby bar acts as a giant open space that spreads throughout the entire hotel. There are 224 rooms and a restaurant.

- a sleek boutique hotel, its open-plan design resolves around the lush patio. Fukuoka Japan, Travel Advise, Property Design, Unique Hotels, Hotel Interiors, Boutique Design, Plan Design, Wooden Flooring, Patio

With the style Hotel | Fukuoka, Japan

Situated just a 5-minute walk from JR Hakata Shinkansen (bullet train) Station, With The Style Fukuoka is a hip boutique hotel featuring artworks throughout the property. Rooms come with wooden flooring and views of the patio garden, which has a hot tub. The room's ✅complimentary minibar includes beer and sparkling wine. Restaurant Cotton offers Italian-fusion cuisine, while Steak House Medium Rare serves select beef and local vegetable grills. Cocktails can be enjoyed at the garden deck.

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Benesse House | Naoshima, Japan

The concept is simple: a museum where visitors can sleep. The minimal architecture, with expanses of concrete, glass and wood – created by the deeply respected architect Tadao Ando – is the perfect complement to the surrounding nature and artworks. The original museum opened with guestrooms in 1992, with Ando adding several buildings over two decades – none of which appear in the slightest bit dated. High quality artworks that would not look out of place in a Tate are scattered throughout.

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Setouchi Retreat Aonagi | Matsuyama, Japan

Designed by Tadao Ando, Setouchi Retreat Aonagi hotel sits on top of a mountain overlooking the Seto Inland Sea on Japan's Shikoku Island. The hotel consists of 7 suites (each over 100m2), a restaurant, a long outdoor pool tucked behind tall concrete walls and visually extending into the vista beyond. There is also an indoor pool and spa mimicking the same design.

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This hotel designed by Kengo Kuma perfectly reflects Japanese culture: at once traditional, yet modern. It is located in the onsen (Japanese hot bath) of Ginzan in Japan's picturesque "snow country". Kengo Kuma, Unique Hotels, Japanese Culture, Stairs, Traditional, Country, Outdoor Decor, Modern, Snow

Fujiya Inn | Ginzan Onsen, Japan

This hotel designed by Kengo Kuma perfectly reflects Japanese culture: at once traditional, yet modern. It is located in the onsen (Japanese hot bath) of Ginzan in Japan's picturesque "snow country".

A sliding door in a jigsaw of dark timber beneath waves of gray roof tiles is the quiet arrival to Azumi Setoda. Located on an the island of Ikuchi, famed for its lemons, in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea, it’s as understated and exquisitely executed as you’d expect from Adrian Zecha, original Aman founder and godfather of hotel minimalism.

Azumi Setoda | Ikuchi Island, Japan

A sliding door in a jigsaw of dark timber beneath waves of gray roof tiles is the quiet arrival to Azumi Setoda. Located on an the island of Ikuchi, famed for its lemons, in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea, it’s as understated and exquisitely executed as you’d expect from Adrian Zecha, original Aman founder and godfather of hotel minimalism.

One of only five global Ritz-Carlton Reserves (and Japan’s first), the ski-in, ski-out resort features a warmly modern take on alpine aesthetics: a fire blazes in a circular stone table in the lobby, ringed by curved butter-soft leather seating, textured stonework, and iridescent rainbow streaked ceramic pots. But the main protagonist is always Mount Yotei: bursting through every wall of glass is its cartoon-perfect triangular form fringed in pencil-sketch-like trees.

Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve | Niseko, Japan

One of only five global Ritz-Carlton Reserves (and Japan’s first), the ski-in, ski-out resort features a warmly modern take on alpine aesthetics: a fire blazes in a circular stone table in the lobby, ringed by curved butter-soft leather seating, textured stonework, and iridescent rainbow streaked ceramic pots. But the main protagonist is always Mount Yotei: bursting through every wall of glass is its cartoon-perfect triangular form fringed in pencil-sketch-like trees.

FAUCHON meets Kyoto in a marriage of the iconic French brand with the traditional design and cultural elements of Japan, achieved by Spin Design Studio of Japan together with Atelier Paluel-Marmont in Paris. The new property is a blend of style featuring magenta, black, and gold with a nod to its Japanese location. New Property, French Brands, Kyoto Japan, Traditional Design, Spin, Magenta, Marriage, Japanese, Paris

Fauchon L'Hôtel Kyoto | Japan

FAUCHON meets Kyoto in a marriage of the iconic French brand with the traditional design and cultural elements of Japan, achieved by Spin Design Studio of Japan together with Atelier Paluel-Marmont in Paris. The new property is a blend of style featuring magenta, black, and gold with a nod to its Japanese location.

W Osaka asserts its presence in the city's busy urban streetscape with a black monolith façade designed by Osaka-born, world-renowned architect Tadao Ando. The hotel's intriguing design concept is expressed as a minimalist exterior concealing colorfully exuberant interiors, a nod to the Edo period when excessive displays of wealth were prohibited. The interior design was conceptualized by concrete, the Amsterdam-based design studio. Universal Studios Japan, Local Hotels, Holiday Hotel, W Hotel, Treatment Rooms, Osaka Japan, Tadao Ando, Environmental Graphics, Ningbo

W Osaka | Japan

W Osaka asserts its presence in the city's busy urban streetscape with a black monolith façade designed by Osaka-born, world-renowned architect Tadao Ando. The hotel's intriguing design concept is expressed as a minimalist exterior concealing colorfully exuberant interiors, a nod to the Edo period when excessive displays of wealth were prohibited. The interior design was conceptualized by concrete, the Amsterdam-based design studio.

At this newly opened bolthole, time flows slowly and the mood is one of quiet contemplation. Under the direction of Hideaki Matsuura, the designer of eco-lifestyle brand Jurgen Lehl, Fujimoto kitted out the interior with natural materials, polished concrete floors and walls finished in a matte charcoal black. Set across three floors, the hotel’s guests can relax in the comfy organic-cotton loungewear and enjoy in their room Malda’s signature breakfast, which is cooked at its café downstairs. Wall Finishes, Polished Concrete, Three Floor, Hotel S, Concrete Floors, Natural Materials, Kyoto, Blinds, Relax

Malda Kyoto

At this newly opened bolthole, time flows slowly and the mood is one of quiet contemplation. Under the direction of Hideaki Matsuura, the designer of eco-lifestyle brand Jurgen Lehl, Fujimoto kitted out the interior with natural materials, polished concrete floors and walls finished in a matte charcoal black. Set across three floors, the hotel’s guests can relax in the comfy organic-cotton loungewear and enjoy in their room Malda’s signature breakfast, which is cooked at its café downstairs.

Experience sublime sea views, blissful hot spring baths, abundant fresh seafood, and exquisite comfort at this off-the-beaten path Japanese wonder. Unique Hotels, Japan Design, Hot Springs, Windows, Island, Vacation, Fresh Seafood, Inspiration, Furniture

Iki Retreat Kairi Murakami | Iki Island, Japan

Experience sublime sea views, blissful hot spring baths, abundant fresh seafood, and exquisite comfort at this off-the-beaten path Japanese wonder.

Manhattan meets Tokyo at Kimpton Shinjuku, the new 160-room hotel inspired by the New York art and fashion scene; yet imbibed in the spirit from the city’s iconic Shinjuku district. With interiors imagined and designed by interdisciplinary design studio, Rockwell Group, the overall style combines eclectic styles and patterns with layers of fabric, furniture, and art. Rockwell Group, Shinjuku Tokyo, New York Art, Eclectic Style, Room, Manhattan, Inspiration, Furniture, Layers

Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo

Manhattan meets Tokyo at Kimpton Shinjuku, the new 160-room hotel inspired by the New York art and fashion scene; yet imbibed in the spirit from the city’s iconic Shinjuku district. With interiors imagined and designed by interdisciplinary design studio, Rockwell Group, the overall style combines eclectic styles and patterns with layers of fabric, furniture, and art.

Tokyo’s luxury hotels are already in a class of their own, but Ian Schrager’s Edition brand is a welcome addition all the same. It’s a natural next step, and not just a business decision: Schrager’s hotels and nightclubs have long borne a seldom-noticed Japanese influence. More upscale than his original Schrager-branded boutique hotels, and more stylish than its staid luxury-hotel competition, the Tokyo Edition, Toranomon occupies a place all its own in the Japanese capital’s hotel scene. Tokyo Hotels, Hotel Architecture, Hotel Interiors, Beautiful Hotels, Hotel S, Ian Schrager, Interior Design, The Originals, Kengo Kuma

The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon

Tokyo’s luxury hotels are already in a class of their own, but Ian Schrager’s Edition brand is a welcome addition all the same. It’s a natural next step, and not just a business decision: Schrager’s hotels and nightclubs have long borne a seldom-noticed Japanese influence. More upscale than his original Schrager-branded boutique hotels, and more stylish than its staid luxury-hotel competition, the Tokyo Edition, Toranomon occupies a place all its own in the Japanese capital’s hotel scene.

The hotel is located precisely where the centuries-old Kyoto residence of the Mitsui family—the original founders of a slew of Japanese corporations—once stood. Beneath its five-star sheen and contemporary décor (by creatives including architect Akira Kuryu and Hong Kong–based Andre Fu) the new-build hotel, home to 161 rooms and two restaurants, is firmly rooted in its Kyoto heritage. It is located opposite the 17th century UNESCO-listed Nijo Castle. Birch Floors, Nijo Castle, Luxury Collection Hotels, Spring Spa, Chestnut Horse, Dark Walls, New Property, Hotel Spa, Hot Springs

The Mitsui | Kyoto

The hotel is located precisely where the centuries-old Kyoto residence of the Mitsui family—the original founders of a slew of Japanese corporations—once stood. Beneath its five-star sheen and contemporary décor (by creatives including architect Akira Kuryu and Hong Kong–based Andre Fu) the new-build hotel, home to 161 rooms and two restaurants, is firmly rooted in its Kyoto heritage. It is located opposite the 17th century UNESCO-listed Nijo Castle.

A sprawling luxury ryokan like something out of a James Bond film. Hidden in Hokkaido’s lush forest, each of the 15 modern villas has private, unspoiled views of white birches through the floor-to-ceiling windows and a chic outdoor onsen tub and patio. Floor To Ceiling Windows, Patio, Japan, Flooring, Luxury, Modern, Birches, Outdoor, James Bond

Zaborin | Niseko, Japan

A sprawling luxury ryokan like something out of a James Bond film. Hidden in Hokkaido’s lush forest, each of the 15 modern villas has private, unspoiled views of white birches through the floor-to-ceiling windows and a chic outdoor onsen tub and patio.

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Kiderano-ie | Nara, Japan

Kiderano-ie is a series of five townhouses on the outskirts of the Naramachi district. Originally scheduled for demolition, they were painstakingly restored by the Fujioka family, who wanted to show that in the right hands, these small homes could not only live on as specimens of architectural history but also lead the way in combining traditional vernacular buildings with a modern way of life.

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Benesse House | Naoshima, Japan

The concept is simple: a museum where visitors can sleep. The minimal architecture, with expanses of concrete, glass and wood – created by the deeply respected architect Tadao Ando – is the perfect complement to the surrounding nature and artworks. The original museum opened with guestrooms in 1992, with Ando adding several buildings over two decades – none of which appear in the slightest bit dated. High quality artworks that would not look out of place in a Tate are scattered throughout.

Escape to the Japanese countryside where exquisite farm-to-table cuisine and a hot spring spa provide a uniquely local original experience. Japanese Countryside, Spring Spa, Article Design, Hot Springs, View Photos, Photo Galleries, The Originals, City, Gallery

Satoyama Jujo | Minami-Uonuma, Japan

Escape to the Japanese countryside where exquisite farm-to-table cuisine and a hot spring spa provide a uniquely local original experience.

Hiiragiya was established in 1818, and has gained a reputation as one of the most beloved of Japan's traditional inns, or ryokan. Under the ownership of the same family for six generations, Hiiragiya has been host to internationally famous men and women-writers, artists, politicians, scientists, and members of the imperial family. Both Nobel Prize winning novelist, Yasunari Kawabata, and noted author, Junichiro Tanizaki, considered Hiiragiya to be their home away from home. Japanese Bar, Japanese Style House, Traditional Japanese, Japanese Architecture, Interior Architecture, Japanese Lifestyle, Japanese Interior, Cabins In The Woods, Interior Exterior

Hiiragiya | Kyoto

Hiiragiya was established in 1818, and has gained a reputation as one of the most beloved of Japan's traditional inns, or ryokan. Under the ownership of the same family for six generations, Hiiragiya has been host to internationally famous men and women-writers, artists, politicians, scientists, and members of the imperial family. Both Nobel Prize winning novelist, Yasunari Kawabata, and noted author, Junichiro Tanizaki, considered Hiiragiya to be their home away from home.

Completed in 2019 in Karuizawa, Japan. Images by Hiroyuki Hirai. Shishi-Iwa House is a boutique resort designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. Shigeru Ban, Boutique Retreats, Karuizawa, Forest Bathing, Alvar Aalto, Architect House, Urban Life, Private Garden, Architectural Digest

Shishi-Iwa-House | Karuizawa, Japan

- designed by Shigeru Ban. Located about an hour’s train ride from Tokyo in Nagano’s mountain resort town of Karuizawa, the two-storey, ten-room boutique hotel is a calm retreat of shaded courtyards, enclosed gardens and vast rooms. Its gently undulating roof almost hidden by the surrounding forest of maples, cherry blossoms and evergreens.

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kishi-ke | Kamakura, Japan

As kishi-ke only accepts one group of up to five people at any time, guests are guaranteed optimal privacy and attention from the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Kishi. The spacious traditional Japanese room on the ground floor serves as the living room with a quiet view of the immaculate Japanese garden to one side and the Sagami Bay to the other. Bedroom and bathroom (with a stunning round hinoki bathtub) are on the first floor. Private tours, tea-ceremonies or zazen meditation are also offered.