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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 chain Hyatt Hotels and Resorts has a sizeable portfolio of hotels in the country, with hotels ranging from the budget-friendly Hyatt House to the more expensive Park Hyatt and Grand Hyatt. Let’s take a look at the Top 10 Hyatt Hotels in Japan.
10. Grand Hyatt, Fukuoka
Situated inside the Canal City Hakata, an entertainment and business complex, Grand Hyatt Fukuoka is a 15-minute drive from Fukuoka Airport. Lively Nakasu and Tenjin areas can be reached within a 5-minute drive. A variety of shops, a cinema complex and a theatre are all located inside the Canal City. The hotel features 372 guest rooms and suites decorated in a warm grain colour. Grand Hyatt Fukuoka features a restaurant and 2 bars. THE MARKET F is an all day dining restaurant featuring an open kitchen and serves charcoal grilled food. Martini’s is a popular rendezvous where guests enjoy creative cocktails and a fine selection of champagne while Bar Fizz is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a variety of drinks including champagne, cocktails, wines and softdrinks together with appetizers offered from self-service buffet tables. Facilities at the hotel include an indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include facials and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.
Website: Grand Hyatt, Fukuoka
9. Grand Hyatt, Tokyo
Grand Hyatt Tokyo is a 40-minute bus ride from Haneda Airport and a 90-minute ride from Narita Airport. Tokyo Station is a 25-minute train ride away from the property. The hotel is centrally located in Roppongi Hills, a multi-use complex housing shops, restaurants, a cinema, art museum and observatory. Roppongi Station is just a 3-minute walk away. The 387 stylish and modern guest rooms and suites incorporate warm wood furnishings and Japanese aesthetics into the design. Grand Hyatt Tokyo offers 10 restaurants and bars that feature a variety of international cuisine including French, Italian, Chinese, steak meals, Japanese sushi, teppanyaki and seasonal kaiseki cuisine. Guests can enjoy dining at one of the open-air terraces or listen to live music in the jazz lounge Maduro. Guests can enjoy spa treatments and massages at the Nagomi Spa and Fitness Center or relax by the indoor swimming pool that utilises natural stone designs.
Website: Grand Hyatt, Tokyo
8. Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa is located in Gora, a neighbourhood in Hakone. The hotel is a 45-minute drive from JR Odawara Train Station, and offers free shuttles from the station. Lake Ashi and Owakudani volcanic valley are both a 30-minute drive away. Lit by mood lighting, each of the 80 guest rooms and suites offer panoramic windows. Open for all meals, The Dining Room serves Western cuisine from an open kitchen and has a terrace with mountain views. Sushi is available in the evenings. A la carte lunch items and snacks can be found at the cosy Living Room. Faculties include a library, a terrace offering panoramic views and 2 indoor hot-spring baths. Izumi Spa has 8 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include facials, detox wraps and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs. Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot spring (onsen) and yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men’s and women’s areas.
Website: Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa
7. Hyatt Centric Ginza, Tokyo
Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo is located in Ginza, a neighbourhood in Tokyo. Guests can reach Omotesando and Shibuya within 20 minutes by train. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 13 kilometres from the property. The hotel features 164 guest rooms and suites with views of the Namiki Dōri street in addition to the Ginza skyline. NAMIKI667, the hotel’s signature restaurant, provides oven-based slow-cook specialties while NAMIKI667 Bar & Lounge features coffee, signature menu items, sweets and cocktails that feature a variety of Japanese spirits. There is a 24-hour fitness centre present at the hotel with several workout equipment including treadmills, exercise bikes, free weights, yoga mats, resistance bands and exercise balls. The gym is accessible by key card for hotel guests during their stay.
Website: Hyatt Centric Ginza, Tokyo
6. Hyatt Regency, Kyoto
Located in the heart of Higashiyama, Kyoto, Hyatt Regency Kyoto is 5-minute walk away from Shichijo Station. From Kyoto Station, an express train can take guests to Kansai International Airport in 75 minutes. All of the 187 guest rooms and suites offer a step into the timeless background of Kyoto’s design creating an atmosphere of authentic and distinctive Kyoto. The Grill features French grill dishes, while Touzan serves Japanese cuisine and Trattoria Sette offers Italian food. The Hyatt has a bar, a pastry shop and room service. RIRAKU Spa and Fitness provides true wellness and relaxation in the heart of Kyoto. Spa treatments, based on both Eastern and Western traditions, are results-oriented and sensually pampering, incorporating Shiatsu, acupuncture, moxibustion and aromatherapy. There’s also a fitness centre with full range of the latest exercise equipment, such as cardiovascular, isotonic machines and free weights present at the hotel. Hyatt Regency Kyoto offers a complimentary one-way taxi ride from JR Kyoto Station.
Website: Hyatt Regency, Kyoto
5. Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island, Okinawa
Set in Onna, 1.1 kilometres from Manza Beach, Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa is located in a regional park and on the beach. All of the sophisticated 343 guest rooms and suites face the ocean, consist of natural colors and stylish interiors, and feature an open-air balcony for guests to enjoy a variety of sea views. “The Island” of 320 rooms including all suites are housed in a seven-storey main wing on Seragaki Island. The remaining 23 rooms occupy a three-storey “The Beach House” on the Okinawa Main Island side. Guests can enjoy Okinawa cuisine at the resort’s signature “Shirakachi” Robata-style open kitchen dining, contemporary Japanese cuisine Teppanyaki and Sushi. The open kitchen and terrace seats at Serale are the perfect venue for food lovers to enjoy dining all day. Additionally, guests have excellent choices of beverages at the resort’s bars with various settings, from the bar counter, lobby lounge, to the poolside and firepit terrace. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool as well a fitness centre. Spa Hanari has 6 treatment rooms. Services include facials and body treatments.
4. Park Hyatt, Tokyo
High above Shinjuku’s lively streets, Park Hyatt Tokyo is located at a 3-minute walk from Shinjuku Central Park. JR Shinjuku Train Station is a 15-minute walk away, and Shinjuku Gyoen is a 20-minute walk. The 177 guest rooms and suites boast Hokkaido wood paneling and Egyptian cotton sheets with beautiful views of Mount Fuji or Shinjuku. The 52nd-floor New York Grill offers spectacular skyline views. Guests can enjoy a drink at The Peak Bar while watching the sun set in the Tokyo Skyline. Sumptuous cakes and seasonal sweets can be purchased at the Pastry Boutique, while modern Japanese dishes, French cuisine and a stylish cafe are also available on site. Guests can enjoy the massage or sauna at Club on the Park Spa or work out at the fitness room, which features floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel’s library offers a wide selection and the front desk is open 24-hours a day. An indoor swimming pool is also available at the hotel.
Website: Park Hyatt Tokyo
3. Park Hyatt, Kyoto
Park Hyatt Kyoto is located close to Kodai-ji Temple surrounded by Higashiyama landscape. The hotel is easy to access from either the JR Kyoto station via local bus, Gion Shijo Station on the Keihan line, or Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu line. Designed as a luxury guesthouse, Park Hyatt Kyoto features just 70 guest rooms, including 9 suites which are both thoughtful and tranquil, offering a quiet retreat from the bustling Higashiyama streets. Yasaka, Park Hyatt Tokyo’s signature restaurant, serves a distinctly new type of teppanyaki cuisine showcasing various French-inspired cooking techniques. KYOYAMATO offers authentic, seasonally-inspired kaiseki cuisine that dates back to 1877, during Japan’s Meiji Era while KYOTO BISTRO features international and Japanese comfort food crafted à la minute in a lively, open kitchen with locally-sourced and organic ingredients. The Living Room is the heart and hearth of Park Hyatt Kyoto’s luxury guesthouse where guests can enjoy the hotel’s original five course Afternoon Tea menu served with carefully selected tea pairing and snacks. Kohaku is an intimate and refined bar adjacent to Yasaka offers cocktails and spirits. The Spa and Fitness Centre at Park Hyatt Kyoto offer an exclusive and sophisticated wellness experience. Featuring a private treatment suite with an adjoining relaxation lounge and inspired by the deeply spiritual culture of Kyoto, in house guests are treated to a range of authentic therapies and traditional Japanese rituals to de-stress the mind and relax the body.
Website: Park Hyatt, Kyoto
2. Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is centrally located just a 15-minute walk from Tokyo Tower and an 18-minute walk from the Imperial Palace. Toranomon Subway Station is a 5-minute walk away. All of the 164 guest rooms and suites blend traditional Japanese design with modern conveniences and offer unparalleled views of the metropolis below. Next to the Andaz Lounge on the 51st floor is the main dining venue, The Tavern – Grill & Lounge. Guests will be served refined European provincial cuisine cooked with fresh Japanese produces. The roof-top bar on the 52nd floor offers breathtaking views of the city. Bebu is a Al Fresco dining restaurant service lunch and dinner whereas The SUSHI is a sushi bar offering local cuisine. Andaz, meaning ‘personal style’ in Hindi, offers a variety of facilities and services. Guests can get a soothing massage at the Spa at a surcharge, order room service or relax in the sauna. A fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool with breathtaking city views are also present at the hotel.
Website: Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
1. Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono
Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono is set in Niseko, 26 kilometers from Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area. Niseko Annupuri Hot Spring is 25 kilometers from Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono, while Niseko Goshiki Onsen is 12 kilometers from the property. The resort features 210 guest rooms and suites with stunning views of Mount Yotei. Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono features a total of 10 restaurants, lounges and bars serving Japanese, Chinese, Italian and French cuisines among others. Spa and wellness facilities including an indoor swimming pool, a hot spring bath and a hot tub are at guests’ disposal during their stay at Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono. The area is popular for skiing and cycling, and ski equipment hire is available at the hotel. Wellness & Spa has 6 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Thai massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs, a sauna and a steam room.
Website: Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono
Featured image by Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono
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