Savor a Vegetarian Banquet in Hakone
Okudo Saryo Rikyu-an is a Hakone inn offering healthy, vegetarian 'kaiseki' cuisine—along with a classic hot spring bath right in your room!
Top 7 Reasons to Visit Aomori Prefecture
There’s much more to the main island’s northernmost prefecture than just delicious apples.
Hoshinoya Fuji: The Glamorous Outdoors
Don't be fooled by Hoshinoya Fuji's claim to be a 'glamping' resort. This is nothing less than the height of luxury in the woods!
Sanyo-so: Service Sufficient for an Emperor
Sanyo-so is a sprawling 'ryokan' inn in Shizuoka Prefecture. With huge rooms, warren-like halls and a stunning garden, the service is so impeccable it's even received emperors—twice!
Encounter History & Nature in Magical Miyagi
Follow along with our resident Japanese history buff who spent two 'cool' days exploring Miyagi Prefecture in the northeastern area of Tohoku, checking out the nature, cultural experiences and, of course, the rich history of this gorgeous region of Japan.
Luxurious Boutique Hotels in Tokyo
Choosing the right type of hotel is crucial—here are some interesting, fun-filled and luxurious boutique hotels you can find in Tokyo.
9 Classic Yugawara Ryokan with Private Baths
Traditional 'ryokan' (Japanese-style inns) are the epitome classical of Japan, and they're the backbone of the hot spring town of Yugawara. Here are nine great picks in Yugawara, each with a private bath!
Ryokan Kikori: Seasonal Cuisine to Die For
Found in Fuefuki City, Yamanashi, this traditional Japanese inn offers seasonal cuisine that's to die for, as well as offering a great base for activities around the Mount Fuji area.
Top 5 Luxurious KAI Ryokan Inns Across Japan
Explore the natural beauty of Japan’s hidden luxuries at one of these splendid traditional Japanese inns.
Arrive at Your Destination in Style
The ridiculously luxurious Kyoto-West Japan sleeper train includes bathtubs, skylights, and separate restaurant and bar.
Top 5 Department Stores in Kansai
A guide to the top luxury shopping options in Kansai.
Leave Naha for These 4 Hidden Okinawa Islands
Okinawa Prefecture is full of smaller islands with stunning nature and beaches. Why not take a quick trip away from the busy capital of Naha and find a secluded beach all to yourself?
Okinawa Accommodations for Every Budget
Paradise vacations don't always mean empty bank accounts. In Okinawa, there are many ways to enjoy an island idyll without having to pay off a scary credit card bill down the road. This list will show you how to save or splurge as per your desire!
Hakone Luxury: Toki no Yu Setsugetsuka
With two hot spring sources and a vibrant atmosphere, this luxury 'ryokan' in Hakone feels less like a quiet retreat than an exciting 'onsen' resort!
Posh Japan Train Travels to Try Before You Die
If you think cross-country train rides only offer magnificent views, think again. Japan, teeming with glorious natural wonders, has made moving from one prefecture to another a luxurious experience you'll never forget!
3 Definitive Accommodations in Hakone-Yumoto
Hakone Senkei offers three excitingly different hot spring inns at Hakone-Yumoto—including one with private, detached rooms like little thatch-roofed cottages!
A Stay in Yokohama Landmark Tower
Standing at 296.3 meters, Yokohama Landmark Tower was the tallest building in Japan when it opened in 1993. While its lower half is full of shops, restaurants and offices, the 49th to 70th floors are occupied by a five-star luxury hotel!
Private Baths in Forest Groves
Wonderful for couples, savor a luxurious experience surrounded by nature at Kinnotake Tonosawa inn.
Discover Something Unexpected at Expected Inn
Make a journey to Fukuoka, where you can't get closer to Hogwarts than at this inn.
Untraveled Japan: Tokyo Day Trips & More
You don’t have to go far from Tokyo to experience Japan like no one has before!