1. Kanazawa, Japan

    Beniya Mukayu

    Style

    Revamped ryokan

    Setting

    Lush Yamashiro gardens

    Rates per night from (ex tax)$640.64

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    A glass of local wine or sake each at dinner
  2. Tokyo, Japan

    Aman Tokyo

    Style

    Mod-traditional minimalism

    Setting

    Otemachi forest canopy

    Rates per night from (ex tax)$938.29

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    Daily American or Japanese breakfast for two
  3. Ise-Shima National Park, Japan

    Amanemu

    Style

    Restorative ryokan

    Setting

    Healing hot springs

    Rates per night from (ex tax)$1,032.12

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    A welcome bottle of champagne on arrival
  4. Smith Awards 2018 Best Gourmet Getaway

    Niseko, Japan

    Zaborin

    Style

    Ravishing ryokan

    Setting

    Hanazono Forest haven

    Rates per night from (ex tax)$1,251.05

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    A bottle of local sake from Niseko brewery
  5. Kyoto, Japan

    Suiran Hotel, Kyoto

    Style

    Motorbike mogul's manse

    Setting

    Temple-strewn riverside

    To check availability, call 1 800 464 2040

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    One set of Hisui rice-jelly balls each at Café Hassui