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We've hand-picked the very best boutique and luxury hotels in Japan to bring you our collection of stylish romantic retreats. Find your perfect hotel and get the low-down on holidays in Japan – just choose your destination from the list below…
Destinations in Japan
Overlooking the tranquil waters of Ago Bay (known as the Bay of Pearls), Ise-Shima National Park on Japan’s south-west coast is famed for its natural beauty, ancient onsens (hot springs) and sacred sites.
One of Japan’s most beautiful gardens; famous geisha districts; historic houses and dazzling museums: Kanazawa captivates.
Kyoto’s mood depends on the season you arrive in: its first blush is in spring when sakura (cherry blossoms) carpet its hills; summer is vividly green; and in autumn scarlet and amber maple leaves set the landscape aflame.
Powder-seekers sweep into resort town Niseko like the waves of fresh flakes carpeting its slopes (around 49 feet of snow a year). But, Hokkaido’s coolest hangout, set by dormant volcano Mount Yotei, keeps Japanese custom and celebrates tradition.
A walk down any Tokyo street could lead you to a hushed shrine, a thumping nightclub or a store stocking the latest technological advances – it's almost like Tokyo is two separate cities.