Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
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Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan  - The oldest hotel in the world
'16 aug 2
Nishiyama Onsen  
Keiunkan
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The Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan spa hotel was originally opened in 705 AD and in 2011 it was declared the oldest hotel in the world by Guinness World Records (currently 1311 years old). The hotel has been owned and operated by the same family for 52 generations, since its inception. As ...
Accomodation types: Spa   Traditional
Location: Yamanashi  Japan  East Asia
Henn-na Hotel - Japanese Robot Hotel
'16 may 23
Henn-na  
Hotel
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Staffed by multilingual robots (yes, robots), travelers are sure to have a memorable stay at the Henn-na Hotel located in Nagasaki, Japan. Robots (one of which is an English-speaking dinosaur robot) serve to check guests in and porter robots will carry luggage up to the guest rooms. A human staff ...
Accomodation types: Concept
Book and Bed Tokyo
'15 dec 30
Book and Bed  
Tokyo
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Book lovers rejoice! A self-proclaimed “accommodation bookshop,” Book and Bed Tokyo is essentially a library that guests can snooze in. This affordable hostel has room for 30 guests and a selection of 1,700 books in both Japanese and English. Those looking for Japanese literature will find English translations of works ...
Accomodation types: Capsule   Design   Hostel
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Sauna & Capsule Hotel Rumor Plaza
'15 may 18
Capsule Hotel  
Rumor Plaza
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Japan is known for its eccentricities and unique innovations. One such innovation is their use of limited space as seen in the Capsule Hotel Rumor Plaza. It is a male only hotel with a communal sauna as well as shared bathroom, lounge, smoking area, and dining area. Rather than booking ...
Accomodation types: Capsule
Location: Kyoto  Japan  East Asia
Houshi Onsen
'15 apr 23
Houshi  
Onsen
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Located on the Houshi River in the Gunma Prefecture, the Houshi Onsen Chojukan is the epitome of a traditional ryokan where weary travels can experience Japanese hospitality. Built in 1875 at the source of the hot spring, the Chojukan is a secluded mountain getaway that offers majestic views an insight ...
Accomodation types: Spa   Traditional
Location: Gunma  Japan  East Asia
Hoshi Ryokan
'15 feb 19
Hoshi  
Ryokan
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Hoshi Ryokan is the second oldest hotel in the world; first opening its doors in 717. Legend has it that the great Buddhist teacher, Taicho Daishi saw a vision while traveling in the local area. In his vision, a great deity made it known to him that nearby was a ...
Accomodation types: Traditional
Location: Awazumachi  Japan  East Asia
Nakagin Capsule Tower
'14 sep 22
Nakagin Capsule  
Tower
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*Architectural wonderland* This historical building is an example of metabolism a movement in Japanese architecture that drew inspiration from how living organisms arrange themselves. Metabolists viewed society as an organism and the Nakagin Tower is one of the few remaining examples of their work. Each capsule is like a cell, ...
Accomodation types: Capsule   Movie
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Imperial Hotel Tokyo
'14 aug 25
Imperial Hotel  
Tokyo
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Opened in 1890 by Japan's aristocracy, by 1922 a nearly completed second generation Imperial Hotel building reopened with a design by the legendary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It contained a revolutionary floating cantilever design which allowed it to withstand the Samson-shaking earthquake of 1923 on the very day of ...
Accomodation types: Luxury
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Dotonbori Hotel Osaka
'14 feb 6
Dotonbori  
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*Facial recognition* Located in the bustling town of Osaka, Japan this hotel is near to all the town’s popular destinations and has plenty of modern conveniences. The unique entrance is worth a second glance: four pillars each with a massive face of Easter Island proportions carved into them. The faces ...
Accomodation types: Art
Location: Osaka  Japan  East Asia
Hoshinoya Karuizawa
'13 aug 16
Hoshinoya  
Karuizawa
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*A secluded resort in Japan’s ancient forest* This hotel is eco all over. Set in the thrall to of a rocky volcano, the hotel harnesses the sulfuric heat generated below the soil to create geothermal power. It also captures the flow of the fast streams and rivers to create hydroelectricity. ...
Accomodation types: Nature   Spa
Location: Karuizawa  Japan  East Asia
Hoshino Resort Risonare Yatsugatake
'13 mar 19
Hoshino Resort  
Risonare Yatsugatake
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Let’s say you like skiing. Well, the Yatsugatake Mountains and the Japanese Alps provide some excellent piste. And let’s say you want to experience the neon hive of Tokyo. And let’s presume you hanker after the latest architecture and design. Then you will want to stay here. Risonare is Italian ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Location: Hokuto  Japan  East Asia
Hakone Ginyu – Elegant Relaxation
'13 jan 7
Hakone  
Ginyu
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This compact luxury inn or “ryokan” is situated in a perfect location with mountains falling like curtains behind small valleys and rivers. The inn has balconies where you can relax and take in the amazing Japanese countryside. There is a nearby train station so you will easily be able to ...
Accomodation types: Spa   Traditional
Location: Hakone  Japan  East Asia
Peninsula Hotel Tokyo
'12 jul 23
Peninsula Hotel  
Tokyo
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Your room is one of the largest you will find in Tokyo. And this hotel has so many suites, conference centers and ballrooms; who could resist the chance to get lost in such space-age opulence! Make sure you don’t miss The Void which is their abstract art installation. But take ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Bayside Marina Hotel - Ship container hotel from Japan
'12 jun 5
Bayside Marina  
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Minimalism meets reclaimed structures in a pretty Japanese harbour. Visionary architects, Yasutaka Yoshimura have based their design for chic holiday cottages on ship’s containers. The containers are stacked on top of each other to create two floors. One end is all glass and the walls are white to reflect light ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Yokohama  Japan  East Asia
9 Hours Capsule Hotel
'12 apr 30
9 Hours  
Capsule Hotel
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The idea behind this trendy capsule hotel in Kyoto is that you get to sleep for ‘9 hours’. If sleeping for 9 hours is your idea of ultimate luxury, you are working too hard – but what do I know? I still live with my parents. Anyway, the concept here ...
Accomodation types: Capsule   Design
Location: Kyoto  Japan  East Asia
Capsule Inn Sapporo
'12 apr 20
Capsule Inn  
Sapporo
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This capsule hotel is unusual because it is male-only. Sorry girls. I’m not sure why it is single-sex but aside from that this capsule hotel is fairly typical of its kind. Expect to leave your shoes at the door, put your things in the locker room and take advantage of ...
Accomodation types: Capsule
Location: Sapporo  Japan  East Asia
Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi
'12 apr 13
Capsule Hotel  
Asahi Plaza
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Popular with travelers and drunk business men, the Japanese capsule hotel has caught imaginations all around the world and this is the original – first opening its doors in 1979. You will need to put your shoes away and change into slippers on arrival and then you are shown to ...
Accomodation types: Capsule
Location: Osaka  Japan  East Asia
Fujiya Ginzan
'12 mar 9
Fujiya  
Ginzan
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What makes this hotel so special is your host’s meticulous adherence to Japanese inn-keeping traditions; the aim of which is to anticipate and meet your needs before you are even aware of them yourself. Your hostess, Jeanie Fuji, is arguably the world’s best practitioner of the traditional Japanese art of ...
Accomodation types: Spa   Traditional