Hotels in Japan

Asaba
3450-1 Shuzenji
Shuzenji
www.luxuryryokan.com
81-3/5368-0790

As I brush between the polka-dot linen curtains at Asaba, a 350-year-old ryokan with its own authentic cypress-wood Noh stage.


Celestine Hotel
3-23-1 Shiba, Mita
Tokyo
www.celestinehotel.com
81-3/5441-4111

Simple whites, browns, and blacks characterize the 243 eye-pleasing rooms; sightseer and salaryman alike can chill in the spacious lobby.


Ecolodge Shimanto
Shikoku Island
Kochi
81-8803/31600

The lustrous concrete-and-glass walls and cantilevered photovoltaic panels lend an air of industrial chic to this 30-room retreat owned by.


Enospa
2-1-6 Enoshima
Fujisawa City
www.enospa.jp
81-466/290-688

An hour outside the city, on the tiny island of Enoshima, near Kamakura, Enospa features every imaginable up-to-date trick: indoor.


Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so
10-8, Sekiguchi, 2-Chome, Bunkyo-Ku
Tokyo
www.fourseasons.com
800/332-3442

High-rise set among the 100-year-old, 17-acre Chinzan-so gardens.


Gora Kadan
1300 Gora
Hakone
www.gorakadan.com
81-460/23331

Gora Kadan, a short taxi ride up the hill from Hakone Ginyu, is a formal ryokan in another class altogether?it's.


Grand Hyatt, Tokyo
6-10-3 Roppongi, Minatoku
Tokyo
www.tokyo.grand.hyatt.com
81-3/4333-8800

In Roppongi Hills, Tokyo's innovative urban development project, the Grand Hyatt is a bastion of 21st-centuryingenuity. Therooms may not be.


Hakone Ginyu
100-1 Miyanoshita
Hakone
www.luxuryryokan.com
81-3/5368-0790

Like most ryokan, Hakone Ginyu has several 'public' onsen for in-house guests, among them two infinity pools and a hot.


Hiiragiya
Anekoji-Agaru, Fuyacho, Nakagyo-ku
Kyoto
www.luxuryryokan.com
81-3/5368-0790


Hiiragiya Ryokan
Nakagyo-ku
Kyoto
www.hiiragiya.co.jp
81-7/5221-1136

Serene inn set among gardens in the historic district.


Hotel Century Southern Tower
2-2-1 Yoyogi, Shinjuku
Tokyo
www.southerntower.co.jp
81-3/5354-0111

Low budget reaches dizzying heights, literally, at the stylish Hotel Century Southern Tower, which occupies the top 17 floors of.


Hotel Seiyo Ginza
1-11-2 Ginza, Chuo-Ku
Tokyo
www.seiyo-ginza.com
888/767-3966

Striking modern building with an understated residential feel and 24-hour butler service, in the bustling Ginza district.


Murata
1264-2 Kawakami-Torigoe
Yufuin
www.luxuryryokan.com
81-3/5368-0790

Le Corbusier chairs are grouped around a 1930's Western Electric stereo system in the bar; an adjacent gallery has David.


Niki Club
2301 Takakuotsu Michishita
Nasu
www.designhotels.com
800/337-4685

The skimpy mountain laurels surrounding this outdoor bath at Niki Club, a modern Terence Conran?designed hotel on the edge of.


Park Hyatt, Tokyo
3-7-1-2 Nishi-Shinjuku
Tokyo
www.tokyo.park.hyatt.com
800/233-1234

Sleek hotel (the real star of Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation) on the top 14 floors of a Kenzo Tange-?copy;designed.


Ritz-Carlton, Osaka
2-5-25 Kita-Ku, Umeda
Osaka
www.ritzcarlton.com
800/241-3333

Modern towers with traditional interiors in convenient Nishi-Umeda district.


Yagyu-no-sho
1116-6 Shuzenji
Shuzenji
www.luxuryryokan.com
81-3/5368-0790

Crossing the river, I walk up a hill to peek at Yagyu-no-sho, a ryokan that reminds me of an Easter.


Yoshimizu
3-11-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku
Tokyo
www.yoshimizu.com
81-3/3248-4432

With a mere 11 rooms spread over 10 floors, Yoshimizu is a modern take on a traditional Japanese ryokan. The.


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