Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Japan, East Asia Hotels
Shiki-Shima Train Suite - The Most Surreal Train Ride In The World
'21may6
Shiki-Shima  
Train Suite
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Concept cars tend to look so futuristic and progressive that they never make it into production in the same shape they were showcased at car shows. Shiki-Shima train is the concept car of trains, but somehow it managed to get approved by the East Japan Railway Company, and now anyone …
Accommodation types: Train
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Shiroiya Hotel - Japanese Minimalism Meets Contemporary Art
'21apr13
Shiroiya  
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Maebashi, the city of water, greenery, and poets, has seen a remarkable transformation from silk-manufacturing to being a pioneer in Japan's modernization. Shiroiya Hotel has seen a similar metamorphosis from a Japanese ryokan (inn) with 300 years of history into an inspirational contemporary creation. The original inn's rough concrete walls …
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial
Location: Maebashi  Japan  East Asia
Tokyo Kiba Hotel - A Capsule Hotel With A Double Opinion
'20nov12
Tokyo Kiba  
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Different from most capsule hotels because it offers double rooms and couples accommodation. It also offers you the unusual experience of buying fresh underwear from a vending machine… which is a novelty if you are a Westerner. Also unusual for foreigners is that bathing suits are banned from single-sex showers …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Hotel Zen Tokyo - Luxury Zen Pods
'19oct16
Hotel Zen  
Tokyo
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The recently opened Hotel Zen Tokyo has taken the popular capsule-style accommodation that originates from Japan and took it to a new level. Located in Nihonbashi Ningyocho or "Doll town" as the locals call it, it's one of the most traditional parts of Tokyo and it's got a great connection …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Park Hyatt Tokyo - The Hotel In The Lost In Translation Movie
'19jan7
Park Hyatt  
Tokyo
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Park Hyatt Tokyo combines the signature luxury the chain is known for with a local flavor. Despite being located right in the center of chaotic Shinjuku, the hotel offers a soothing atmosphere of calm. Sitting in the Club on the 52nd floor or taking a dip in the indoor pool, …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Movie   Skyscraper
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Amanemu - Minimalist Retreat In Ise-Shima Park
'18jul31
Amanemu  
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Located in a remote part of the beautiful Ise-Shima National Park in Japan, Amanemu is a hidden luxury retreat. The resort overlooks Ago Bay, known as the Bay of Pearls, and is surrounded by lush forests and golf courses. The architecture of Amanemu is a true celebration of minimalism. Inspired …
Accommodation types: Design   Nature   Spa
Location: Shima-shi  Japan  East Asia
New Japan Capsule Hotel Cabana in Osaka - Male Only Accommodation
'18feb23
New Japan  
Capsule Hotel Cabana
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A mere four minute walk from the Namba Subway Station in Osaka is Japan’s famous spa capsule hotel. Unlike normal hotels where you book a self-contained room, the Capsule Hotel offers brand new spacious sleeping capsules with a bed and a wall mounted television. You will also get a locker …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Location: Osaka  Japan  East Asia
First Cabin Tsukiji - Japanese style pod hotel
'18feb6
First Cabin  
Tsukiji
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The First Cabin Tsukiji in Tokyo, Japan is a Japanese style pod hotel with aviation theme that houses 160 people. There are 119 male cabins and 41 female cabins. All of Tsukiji’s pods are equipped with flat screen TV’s, Wi-Fi, electric plugs, AC, house slippers, and toiletries. The hotel offers …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Zaborin Ryokan
'17dec8
Zaborin  
Ryokan
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Japan is known for its unique traditions, state-of-the-art technologies, and sleek architecture. Now, you can experience all of that and more at the Zaborin, located in Niseko, Japan. Niseko is not on mainland Japan; rather, it’s a town on Japan’s northern Hokkaido Island that sits by the dormant Mount Yōtei …
Accommodation types: Nature   Spa
Location: Niseko  Japan  East Asia
Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan  - The Oldest Hotel In The World
'16aug2
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 …
Accommodation types: Spa   Traditional
Location: Yamanashi  Japan  East Asia
Henn-Na Hotel - Japanese Robot Hotel
'16may23
Henn-na  
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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. Human staff is …
Accommodation types: Concept
Book and Bed Tokyo - Hostel & Library Hybrid
'15dec30
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 …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Design   Hostel
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Sauna & Capsule Hotel Rumor Plaza - Capsules & Spa In Kyoto
'15may18
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 a shared bathroom, lounge, smoking area, and dining area. Rather than booking …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Location: Kyoto  Japan  East Asia
Houshi Onsen - Traditional Japanese Lifestyle
'15apr23
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 …
Accommodation types: Spa   Traditional
Location: Gunma  Japan  East Asia
Hoshi Ryokan - Second Oldest Hotel In The World
'15feb19
Hoshi  
Ryokan
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Hoshi Ryokan is the second [oldest hotel in the world](https://www.uniqhotels.com/nishiyama-onsen-keiunkan); 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 …
Accommodation types: Traditional
Location: Awazumachi  Japan  East Asia
Nakagin Capsule Tower - Architectural Wonderland In Tokyo
'14sep22
Nakagin Capsule  
Tower
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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, a self-contained …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Movie
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Imperial Hotel Tokyo - Masterwork Of The Legendary Frank Lloyd Wright
'14aug25
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 …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Dotonbori Hotel Osaka - Giant Welcoming Sculptures
'14feb6
Dotonbori  
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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 represent four …
Accommodation types: Art
Location: Osaka  Japan  East Asia
Hoshinoya Karuizawa - A Secluded Resort In Japan’s Ancient Forest
'13aug16
Hoshinoya  
Karuizawa
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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 fast streams and rivers to create hydroelectricity. Special “onsen” (Japanese hot springs) are available for …
Accommodation types: Nature   Spa
Location: Karuizawa  Japan  East Asia
Hoshino Resort Risonare Yatsugatake - Futuristic Japanese Resort
'13mar19
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 pistes. 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 …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Location: Hokuto  Japan  East Asia