5 best boutique hotels in Japan

Kanan Isazade 08 December 2021 311 views 6 min. read

Some people like to stay in giant hotels which have more than 300-400 hundred rooms. On the other hand, a group of people desires to stay in boutique hotels. There are several reasons why they prefer it. First of all, it is the best way of being away from the hustle and bustle. Secondly, such kinds of hotels provide a more close and personal touch and care.  We can see examples of such kind places all over the world, also in Japan. Being one of the ten most visited countries in Asia, Japan is very attractive for foreign visitors. Culture, cuisine, lifestyle, and other features make Japan an attractive tourism destination. Do you want to know the best boutique hotels in Japan? If the answer is yes, then you are in the right place. In this blog, you will find answers to these and more. • How to book hotels in Japan? • How much are hotels in Japan? • What are the most expensive hotels in Japan?

Japan visa

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Firstly, I want to mention information about the Japan visa for those who desire to visit the country. Who needs a visa? All foreign nationalities except visa-waiver nationalities must have a visa to travel to Japan. In general, the visa for Japan has two types: short and long-term. Short term visa types are: • Tourist Visa. It is for people who want to visit the country for tourism purposes. The visa is valid for three months, and during that time, you can travel in the country, enjoy charming nature and learn unique traditions. You will undergo documentation, pay the visa fee (50 USD), and wait for processing time (1-3 weeks). • Business visa. It allows foreigners to stay in the country and realize business-related activities. They can participate in meetings, conferences, or negotiate contracts with local or foreign companies. • Family or Friend Visit Visa. If you have a friend, family member, or relative in Japan, you should have a visa for him (her). Processing time and visa fee are the same as other short-stay visa types, but the required document list varies. On the other hand, people who want to travel to Japan and stay for more than three months must apply for a long-term visa. Regardless of nationality, everyone must obtain a long-term visa. It has four subcategories: • Highly Skilled Professional Visa. It is designed for people such as scientists, engineers, lawyers who want to work in Japan. Besides themselves, they can bring children and a spouse. • Work Visa. If you want to work in Japan, you need to apply for a visa for work. Documentation and other application requirements of this type may vary depending on the profession. • General Visa. People who want to study, join cultural activities or training, and dependents can apply for a General Visa. Such as in other visa kinds, applicants will realize their applications in visa application centers, embassies, or consulates. • Start-up Visa. If the applicant has a good business plan, he (she) can apply for a Start-up Visa. The visa is valid for 180 days, and the documentation process may vary depending on nationality. If you want to get more information, you can check the services section of our website.

Ryokan Mugen

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The first place in our list of the best boutique hotels in Japan is Ryokan Mugen. It is a 160 years old property in Kyoto. This hotel is only for adults. So, couples who are looking for an unforgettable honeymoon can stay here. Also, you will be close to the tourist attractions of Kyoto. It is just a km away from Nijo Castle and 1.1 km from Imperial Palace. You can go hiking or hire a bike and discover the charming world around you. It has five types of rooms: • Japanese-Style Room • Standard Twin Room • Japanese-Style Twin Room - Grand Floor • Japanese-Style Twin Room - Second Floor • Single Room All of these rooms are equipped with a Wifi connection, hairdryer, toilet, en suite bathroom, and so on. Moreover, there is a garden and a bar where you can rest and socialize with other guests.

Ascott Marunouchi

ascott marunouchiCopyright: @tablethotels

The capital of Japan, Tokyo, is a favourite destination for tourists. Millions of people travel here per year. So, that is why there are plenty of boutique hotels in Tokyo Japan, and Ascott Marunouchi is one of the best. It is located in the city centre and just 0.8 km away from Tokyo Station. So, while staying here, you will feel the soul of the lively lifestyle of Tokyo deeply. Plenty of cafes, restaurants, and shopping centres will be next to you. When it comes to indoor facilities, it has everything for a relaxing vacation. Ascott Marunouchi offers seven types of rooms, and all of them have en suite bathrooms, wifi connection, flat-screen tv, microwave, refrigerator, coffee machine, cotton-like soft beds, etc. Besides, if you stay on the upper floors, you will have a breathtaking view of the city. Also, there is a garden and lounge to relax and socialize after a busy day. Shortly, the indoor and outdoor facilities that Ascott Marunouchi provides make this hotel one of the best boutique hotels in Tokyo Japan.

Onsen Ryokan Yuen Shinjuku

onsen ryokan yuen shinjukuCopyright: @yuenshinjuku

Shinjuku is the centre of entertainment and nightlife in Japan. That is why the best boutique hotels in Shinjuku Japan are a hot topic among tourists. We can mention several examples of luxury boutique hotels in Shinjuku Japan, and Onsen Ryokan Yuen Shinjuku is one of the most favourite ones. Being close to cultural spots like Taiso-Ji Temple, Saikoan Shrine, Takatsukisan Chozenji Temple is the main advantage of this hotel. You will be just 400-600 meters away from these locations. Besides, it has all indoor facilities for guests. You can relax in comfortable and clean rooms, enjoy wifi connection, watch tv, take a bath, etc. Room sizes change between 12-33 square meters, and there are nine types of rooms. • Double room (smoking is not allowed) • Comfort twin room with city scene (smoking is not allowed) • Double room with small double bed with city scene(smoking is not allowed) • Twin room (smoking is not allowed) • Comfort twin room (no-smoking) • Double room with small double bed (no-smoking) If you want to taste the delicious cuisine of Japan, there is no need to leave the hotel because there is a restaurant inside the Onsen Ryokan Yuen Shinjuku.

Okyakuya

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Do you want to stay in a 300-year-old hotel? People who like such kinds of places must add Okyakuya to their list. Being located in a historic district, Kurokawa Onsen, and providing high standard service quality, Okyakuya is where you will find a mix of modern and classical Japanese culture. The hotel offers several rooms, such as standard Japanese-style, economy Japanese-style, and Japanese-style corner rooms. All of these rooms have tv, a hairdryer, an air conditioner, and a private toilet. Furthermore, there is a hot spring bath where all guests can relax. If you want to have a bath, there is a public bath that you can reserve.

Yatsusankan

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It is an excellent place that offers traditional accommodation in Japan. Being just six minutes walk distance from the JR Hidafurukawa Train Station, the hotel makes everything reachable for you. Most visitors offer to stay in Yatsusankan for two main reasons: soft beds and spacious hot spring bath. After a busy and tiring day, you will have a wonderful sleep thanks to soft beds and get up as a new person in the morning. The hotel has five rooms, and all of them have a flat-screen TV and free toiletries, an electric kettle, and a refrigerator.

How to book hotels in Japan?

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You can find almost all hotels on booking websites. However, you must pay attention to some details before making Japan hotels booking. First of all, check the customer reviews. It will give general information about the hotel. After that, you must learn which facilities are included in the price and cancellation chances. Some hotels give a free cancellation opportunity. If you finish all of these, you are ready for Japan hotels booking.

How much are hotels in Japan?

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There are various types of hotels in Japan. So, Japan hotels prices change in a wide range. Some of the types of hotels in Japan are: • Western hotels • Capsule hotels • Business hotels • Love hotels You can find an appropriate hotel by doing short research. If you want to find budget-friendly accommodation, you can look for 2-3 star hotels, hostels, and so on. On the other hand, if you are interested in luxury Japan hotels, you can check the hotels in city centres and near tourist attractions. Some of the most expensive hotels in Japan are Amanemu, the Ritz-Carlton, Shangri-La Hotel, IHG Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel, etc. Japan hotels prices for such kinds of 5-star places start from 400 USD per night. Of course, we can extend the list of luxury Japan hotels. Because there are almost 90000 hotels and hostels in the country, and most of them have luxury standards and service quality.

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