Places to stay in Japan vary from Western-style international and business hotels of all standards through to charming ryokan inns offering unique, warm hospitality and an authentically Japanese experience. Ryokans can range from homely guesthouses to the sublime sophistication of Kyoto’s finest establishments, but all offer far more than just a place to lay your head for the night and we recommend that at least one night is spent in one during your trip. There are pockets on some of the southern islands where options are scarce, but we'll always find you the best option for you, although it may be lacking in character.
When you choose your accommodation in Japan, we can suggest a variety of places to stay that range from luxury properties to family-run guesthouses and hotels in restored historic buildings. They all come recommended by our specialists from their own experience of staying there. Using the filters below you can refine the accommodation options to the places you’re planning to visit.
Places to stay in Japan
You can choose from a range of accommodation options when you plan your trip. Our preferred choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your specific preferences.