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Japan is an island country lying off the east coast of Asia. It consists of a great string of islands in a northeast-southwest arc that stretches for approximately 1,500 miles (2,400 km) through the western North Pacific Ocean. Tokyo is the country’s biggest city and is also the capital. Tourism is Japan is a big contributor to the country’s economy. American hospitality giant Marriott Hotels and Resorts has a sizeable portfolio of hotels in the country, with hotels ranging from the budget-friendly Aloft Hotels to the more expensive Luxury Collection and Ritz-Carlton. Let’s take a look at the Top 10 Marriott Hotels in Japan.
10. Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is set within the Niseko United ski
area that offers 2,191 acres of skiable terrain
and access to extensive backcountry skiing.
Located in the country’s northernmost island
of Hokkaido, the property is positioned at the
base of Mount Niseko Annupuri in the heart of
Niseko Village, one of Japan’s top winter sports
destinations. Higashiyama Niseko Village consists of 50 guest rooms and suites ranging from Niseko Reserve King’ to ‘Yotei Suite’. The hotel features 2 dining venues and a lounge. Head to Yukibana, where local ingredients and dishes are the centrepiece and enjoy culinary heritage looking out over the beautiful Hokkaido landscape. Sushi Nagi is a sushi restaurant where the itamae, or chef, leads guests on an omakase-style journey or go to Ume Lounge bar with a fireplace for
cocktails, locally brewed beers and an enticing
selection of izakaya-style dishes. Facilities include a spa, fitness centre, and a traditional Japanese onsen which makes the most of the mineral-rich waters of Niseko’s natural underground hot springs. Bringing to life the Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand’s commitment to intuitive and heartfelt service, a personal host or “Do San” a person of
Hokkaido) will assist guests enjoy a highly
personalised stay through a single touchpoint
to access every service, amenity and offerings.
9. The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon
The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon is located in Minato, a neighbourhood in Tokyo. The hotel offers 206 rooms and suites. Guests at the accommodations can enjoy a à la carte or an American breakfast. The Blue Room serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and light fare daily. While The Lobby Bar let’s guests enjoy a drink and relax in the bustling city. At The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. Other recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness centre. The Spa has 6 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.
Website: The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon
8. The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko
The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko is situated in the historical district and on the waterfront. The hotel is situated by Lake Chuzenji and overlooking Mount Nantai. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Kegon Falls, Chuzenji Lake and Chuzenji Temple. The property features 94 guest rooms and suites, with some featuring a mountain view. The Japanese Restaurant, the hotel’s all-say dining restaurant, as the name suggests, serves Japanese cuisine including Sushi and Teppanyaki, Lakehouse serves Western dishes, The Bar features a chilled soundtrack, cocktails crafted with local Japanese liquors and a varied collection of whiskies from Japan and around the world and The Lobby Lounge, featuring a vast art and book collection, offers light meals, drinks and Afternoon Tea. The Ritz Carlton Spa has 4 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs, a sauna, and a spa tub. A health club is also available at the hotel.
Website: The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko
7. The Ritz Carlton, Okinawa
The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa is located right in front of Kise Country Club. The property is a 5-minute drive from Kise Beach and a 50-minute drive from Churaumi Aquarium. The Airport Liner shuttle bus is available from Naha Airport, which is a 1-hour drive away. The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa features 97 guest rooms and suites that have picturesque views of the surrounding forests and nearby beaches. Chura Nuhji serves Italian dishes featuring local ingredients, while grilled Teppanyaki meals are offered at Kise restaurant. Light meals and refreshments are served at the poolside Library and the hotel’s bar. Local artworks and potteries can be purchased at the boutique and the fitness centre is open 24/7. Guests can enjoy soothing facial treatments and massages at the Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA or relax by the indoor/outdoor swimming pools.
Website: The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa
6. The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto is situated right along the Kamogawa River, offering iconic Kyoto views. Kyoto Shiyakushomae Subway Station is just a 3-minute walk away, while Nijo-jo Castle, one of the World Heritage Sites, is a 3-minute subway ride from the hotel. Each of the 134 guest rooms and suites feature traditional Kyoto aesthetics and sophisticated elegance. La Locanda restaurant serves colourful Italian dishes featuring select ingredients from all over the world. Delicately prepared Japanese kaiseki multi-course meals and sushi can be savoured at Mizuki restaurant. Pierre Hermé Paris offers delicious French sweets including macaroons. The Ritz-Carlton Spa has 7 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room. There is also an indoor swimming pool and a 24-hour gym present at the hotel.
Website: The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
5. The St. Regis, Osaka
Located in the heart of Osaka’s Midosuji area, the 5-star St. Regis Osaka is located directly above Honmachi Subway Station’s Exit 7. The hotel offers its signature butler service and an exquisite decor with touches of traditional Japanese aesthetics. The property has 160 rooms and suites that are contemporary and comfortable and boast magnificent city views. When not gazing at the gorgeous city views, guests can sprawl out on the 300-thread-count sheets. The large French marble bathroom includes a shower with 4 body jets, a soaking bathtub, a built-in LCD TV and a plush bathrobe. La Veduta features richly warm decor with 12th-floor skyline views and hearty but sophisticated Italian cuisine. After dinner, guests can enjoy one of the special cocktails at The St. Regis Bar next door. Rue dâOr offers French dishes, and light fare can be enjoyed at the St. Regis Terrace. The lively Dotonbori area is a 15-minute walk from the St. Regis Osaka. Kyocera Dome is a 20-minute subway ride away, while Osaka Castle is a 10-minute drive away. Universal Studios Japan is a 30-minute train ride from St. Regis Osaka. Sightseeing arrangements, dinner reservations, event tickets and more can be secured by guest’s private butler. An exercise room with free weights, stationary bikes and treadmills is on site, as is a business center. Guests can stroll through the rooftop Japanese garden. Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel’s full-service spa, IRIDIUM. Services include facials, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology.
Website: The St. Regis, Osaka
4. W, Osaka
W Osaka is located at a distance of 100 meters from Namba Shrine. Itami Airport is 13 kilometers from the hotel. W Osaka features 337 guest rooms and suites that have either skyline or city views. Michelin-starred chef Yusuke Takada from La Cime serves French specialities at Oh.lala… while Teppanyaki MYDO serves authentic Japanese cuisine. Revel in Edomae sushi made right in front of you by master chefs paired with distinct Japanese sake at Sushi UKIYO or head to MIXup to enjoy sweet pastries with original premium rosé champagne or specialty coffees and teas. LIVING ROOM has live music, standup comedy and mix-and-mingle fun while WET BAR, the only pool bar in Osaka, serves signature cocktails. Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. Guests can pamper themselves by indulging at the hotel’s AWAY SPA. There are 5 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.
Website: W, Osaka
3. HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa
HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa is located near Nijō Castle. The nearest airport is Itami Airport which is 38 kilometres from the hotel. The hotel consists of 161 guest rooms and suites that offer city view, garden view or Nijo-jo Castle view. FORNI serves some of the finest Italian dishes and freshest ingredients in downtown Kyoto while TOKI offers teppanyaki dishes that are a fusion of French and Japanese. The Garden Bar serves Afternoon Tea and cocktails. サーマルスプリング SPA has 4 treatment rooms. Services include sports massages and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.
2. The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Located a minutes’ walk away from Akasaka-Mitsuke Station of the Tokyo Metro Ginza and Marunouchi Line, The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho features 250 rooms with gorgeous views. Washoku Souten restaurant serves contemporary Japanese cuisine, including sushi and teppanyaki, Oasis Garden is the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant featuring a “hanging garden” concept, plus buffet, à la carte and full-course menu options, Sky Gallery Lounge Levita is a cocktail bar and The Bar illumiid offers an authentic bar experience amidst a calm and soothing atmosphere. The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho features a wellness center and a sauna facility, a fitness centre, an indoor pool and a spa tub. SPA KIOI has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials and body treatments.
1. The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
Located at the heart of the downtown Roppongi area in Tokyo’s tallest building, the 53rd-story Ritz-Carlton offers elegant luxury high above Tokyo’s busy streets. The hotel offers 245 rooms and suites that offer breathtaking views of the Shinjuku area, the Imperial Palace or Mount Fuji. Restaurants at the Ritz-Carlton vary from French to Japanese cuisine, all offering spectacular views. The Michelin star rated restaurant Azure 45 serves French delicacies, while guests can enjoy live musical performance in the afternoon and evening at The Bar. Guests can pamper themselves with a treatment at the spa, or unwind in a whirlpool with city skyline views. Other facilities include saunas, a gym and bicycle rental. The Ritz-Carlton Spa has 10 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.
Website: The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
Featured image by The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
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