The coolest Japan hotels to book

Top hotels in Japan for a enjoyable and stress-free trip.

Japan offers a variety of accommodation options to appeal to everyone from luxury travellers to backpackers on a budget.

Whichever type of traveller you happen to be, there's a perfect stay for you in the land of the rising sun. We've picked out some of the best stays in Japan’s most popular cities, which boast the most ideal locations for sightseeing and shopping in each destination.

Our top Japan hotel picks

Keio Plaza Hotel

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Keio Plaza Hotel is conveniently located within one of Tokyo’s top shopping districts and close to a metro and train station. It offers views of Tokyo’s skyline, child-minding services and a karaoke bar.

  • Star rating: 4-stars
  • Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo
  • Suitable for: Couples, families and business travellers

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Park Hotel Tokyo

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Many attractions and eateries are located within walking distance of Park Hotel’s central location. Each room is unique and the on-site spa offers a number of massage and body treatments.

  • Star rating: 4-stars
  • Location: Minato, Tokyo
  • Suitable for: Couples and business travellers

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Hotel Mystays Asakusa bashi

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This budget-friendly option is in an ideal location to explore the area by bike. It’s within walking distance of the Akihabara Railway Station making it easy yo experience Tokyo’s nightlife and other attractions.

  • Star rating: 3-stars
  • Location: Taito, Tokyo
  • Suitable for: Couples and business travellers

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Swissotel Nankai Osaka

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Swissotel Nankai offers stylish accommodation with city views. It’s conveniently located within walking distance of Namba train station and Namba parks. After a day of sightseeing relax in the jacuzzi, at the spa or with a yoga class at the on-site gym.

  • Star rating: 5-stars
  • Location: Chuo, Osaka
  • Suitable for: Couples and business travellers

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Cross Hotel Osaka

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Cross Hotel Osaka is located in the centre of the tourism and shopping district with other areas like Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi only a stroll away. A massage and beauty centre is available on-site as well as free Wi-Fi.

  • Star rating: 4-stars
  • Location: Chuo, Osaka
  • Suitable for: Couples, families and business travellers

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Kyoto Century Hotel

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Kyoto Century Hotel is ideal for those looking to sightsee with Kyoto Tower just a short walk away. Plenty of cafes and restaurants are close by. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to dine in, Kyoto Century Hotel has an on-site restaurant and bar.

  • Star rating: 4-stars
  • Location: Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
  • Suitable for: Couples, families and business travellers

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New Miyako Hotel

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Traditional rooms provide comfort at New Mikyako and the on-site restaurant and bar are ideal for relaxation. Nishi Honganji, Higashi Honganji and Kyoto Tower, as well as shopping and restaurants are all within walking distance.

  • Star rating: 4-stars
  • Location: Minami Ward, Kyoto
  • Suitable for: Couples, families and business travellers

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Mercure Sapporo

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Mercure Sapporo offers stylish and modern accommodation at a central location. Sapporo Clock Tower, Odori Park and Nakajima Park are all within walking distance.

  • Star rating: 3-stars
  • Location: Chuo Ward, Sapporo
  • Suitable for: Couples, families and business travellers

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Red Planet Naha Okinawa

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Dining, nightlife and shopping are at Red Planet Naha Okinawa’s doorstep. This budget accommodation features an in-house restaurant and friendly staff to provide tourist information.

  • Star rating: 3-stars
  • Location: Naha City Centre, Naha
  • Suitable for: Couples, families and business travellers

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Best places to stay in Japan

  • Tokyo: Japan’s bustling capital is a must-visit. Staying in the thick of it is not difficult as each of its 47 neighbourhoods is as action-packed, colourful and accessible as the next thanks to the city’s extraordinary metro system. Popular neighbourhoods include entertainment district Shibuya, expat and party mecca Shinjuku, fashionable Ginza, quirky Harajuku, artificial island Odaiba, traditional Asakusa, tech-heavy Akihabara and hipster Shimokitazawa. From Tokyo you can reach Mount Fuji, Fuji-Q, Jigokudani Monkey Park and Yuzawa ski resorts.
  • Osaka: Japan’s second largest city is a gateway to Kyoto, Nara and Hiroshima. The city itself is well-worth visiting for its nightlife and food. The main Dotonbori Street is a sensory overload with restaurants serving traditional cuisines and iconic interactive signs to light the way.
  • Kyoto: The former capital of Japan is a flashback to a bygone era. It served as the seat of the emperor's residence from 794-1868 and maintains many traditions and cultures from those times. Kyoto’s Gion district is particularly famous for its kaiseki dining options, geisha shows and Buddhist temples.
  • Hiroshima: Steeped in history, the city of Hiroshima has grown from strength to strength since being destroyed by an atomic bomb in World War II. Much of that era has been captured in museums and memorials.
  • Kobe: While traditional food experiences can be had all throughout Japan, religious carnivores should make the pilgrimage to Kobe to sup on the delectable marbled Kobe beef in its city of origin. Kobe also offers a beautiful harbour setting, mountainous landscapes and some of Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines.
  • Sapporo: This city on the island of Hokkaido is a popular destination during winter as it’s the gateway to popular ski resorts Niseko and Furano. During winter it hosts the Sapporo Snow Festival where gigantic ice sculptures overrun the town in a magical winter wonderland.
  • Okinawa: Seeking a beachside holiday? Japan actually has some incredible subtropical beaches. Okinawa Prefecture in Japan’s south is the resort town that locals hightail it to in the peak of summer. Comprised of over 150 islands, it boasts an enviable tropical landscape of sand, surf and reef as well as World War II sites.

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