Japan

Overview

Modern, ancient, supersonic and super-relaxing, Japan is Asia’s number one destination for sushi, sake, shopping and more recently, skiing.

From ancient shrines to modern metropolises, Japan’s cities will send your senses into overdrive, while its tranquil countryside is guaranteed to soothe them right back down again.

The bustling streets of Tokyo are your answer to retail therapy; or if you want to just experience the heady mix of neon lights and eyebrow-raising dressing, this is it. Yet this city offers up peacefulness in its many shrines, lush gardens and dainty ryokans.

No one can deny the charm of beautiful Kyoto as the epitome of traditional Japan: ornate temples, cherry blossomed courtyards and immaculate geishas dashing between teahouses. This is where you truly delve in and dive deep to Japan’s cultural heart.

Travel to Osaka and view a 17th-century castle, or go further afield and explore Hiroshima, where you ferry to tranquil Miyajima Island and overnight in one of the country’s finest ryokans.

Japan is also one of the hottest (or should that be coolest) skiing destinations in the world. We can recommend some of the lesser-known boutique ski chalets in Hokkaido and the best spots for skidooing and powder skiing in Niseko. Even more exclusive, the Hakuba Valley, in the heart of the Japanese Alps, has abundant snow and stunning vistas with 3,000-metre-high mountain peaks. Slice through crisp, white snow, fortify yourself with sushi an sake, and wind down with a relaxing hot spring spa in an area still relatively undiscovered by the West.

We do love our powder and have skied Niseko frequently to suss out the restaurants serving up the freshest seafood and steamiest hotpots. Most importantly we have seen the best chalets and apartments, perfect for a big ski trip together with family and friends.

When booking your trip with us you are guaranteed expert, impartial advice on the best accommodation for your needs, and a concierge style service to tailor your holiday through Japan.

Japan Regions

Tokyo

Ancient shrines. Neon lights. Tsukiji fish market. Harajuku girls. Shibuya's crossing. All these varied elements are just the sum of parts that one can hardly use to sum up this Japanese met…

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Niseko

Within easy reach from Asia's busy hubs, Niseko's mouthwateringly fresh cuisine, featherlike powder snow and sumptous accommodation are why it's our top choice for the skiing and snowboardin…

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Kyoto

Capital of Japan for more than 1100 years, Kyoto's modern facade upkeeps the pace of life with the rest of this ultra-developed country, yet its true beauty lies in its wonderfully preserved…

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Gifu

The prefecture of Gifu has played a critical role in Japan’s feudal history. Warring shoguns and their samurai fought great battles to control this strategically important central region.

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Nagano

Circled by mountains and deep forests, Nagano prefecture has long tempted visitors with its serene old-world ambience, and the magnificent Zenko-ji shrine. Nagano dabbled with fame in 1998, …

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Japan Itineraries

Japan Properties

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Aman Tokyo

Japan, Tokyo

Aman Tokyo marks the group’s first city property, located in the heart of the Japanese capital. Located in the top 6 floors of the newly erected Otemachi Tower, Aman Tokyo is a soothing sa…

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Annabel

Japan, Niseko

Boasting a location which is conveniently close to the ski slopes and restaurants, yet nestled into a quiet enclave, Annabel is a luxury chalet ideal for families looking to enjoy the world …

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Asahi Lodge

Japan, Niseko

Asahi Lodge is a stylish, tastefully appointed luxury chalet with 5 bedrooms, ideally located just minutes from the restaurants and bars of Hirafu, with a free shuttle bus service. Offeri…

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Byakko

Japan, Niseko

Located in the exclusive Izumikyo 1 precinct of the Hirafu ski area, Byakko raises the level of style and sophistication found in the Niseko area. This spacious 4 bedroom with 4 en-suite …

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Conrad Tokyo

Japan, Tokyo

Conrad Tokyo is an award-winning, luxury hotel situated in Shiodome, in the heart of Japan’s vibrant capital. Located on the uppermost floors of a skyscraper, it offers magnificent panoram…

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Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi

Japan, Tokyo

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is situated moments from Tokyo Station, Ginza and the Imperial Palace, in Japan’s fascinating capital city. Ultra-modern, sophisticated and offering …

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Glass House

Japan, Niseko

The Glasshouse is a stunning five bedroom designer chalet in Hirafu’s Lower Village, located atop the cliff with panoramic alpine views streaming from its second floor living room. The mo…

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Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Japan, Tokyo

This luxury hotel is situated in the heart of the vibrant Roppongi area, in Tokyo, Japan. Grand Hyatt Tokyo is a sophisticated, modern hotel, which combines Japanese refinement with cutting-…

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Hilton Tokyo

Japan, Tokyo

This luxury hotel is situated in Shinjuku, the heart of Tokyo’s business, shopping and entertainment district. Hilton Tokyo’s style combines Japanese design with contemporary comforts. T…

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Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan

Gifu, Japan

Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan is a luxurious ryokan located on the Miya River, in the heart of historic Takayama Old Town. All of the city’s best sightseeing spots are nearby including the Jinya…

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HOSHINOYA Kyoto

Japan, Kyoto

This luxury boutique hotel is nestled on the banks of the Oigawa River in the beautiful Arashiyama district, in Japan’s former capital, Kyoto. HOSHINOYA Kyoto combines ancient traditions w…

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Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Japan, Kyoto

This luxury hotel is situated in the futuristic Kyoto Station complex, an architectural masterpiece that includes a museum, a shopping mall and a variety of restaurants. Hotel Granvia Kyoto …

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Ki Niseko

Japan, Niseko

Beautiful panoramic views of Mt Yotei and Mt Annupuru await at Ki Niseko, a luxury resort hotel situated in the ski village of Hirafu. With ski-in-ski-out facilities and wide selection of re…

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Kimamaya by Odin

Japan, Niseko

Lean back, put your feet up in front of the roaring fire, and grab that glass of Merlot. It's time to unwind after a day out on the slopes in this gorgeous little boutique hotel. Set in the…

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Latitude 42

Japan, Niseko

A standard in luxury homes has been set with ´Lat 42´. This chalet is a self-contained, western-style home which offers amazing views of Mt. Yotei. Consisting of 4 bedrooms, 3 en-suites…

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Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

Japan, Tokyo

The Mandarin Oriental Tokyo is a tower of contemporary luxury situated in the heart of the central Nihonbashi district of Tokyo with breathtaking panoramic views of the city. With its sup…

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Miyabi

Japan, Niseko

This luxury 4 bedroom chalet is the ideal family retreat for an unforgettable ski holiday. Located in the Lower Hirafu Village it is just minutes away from some of the finest skiing spots in…

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Mojos

Japan, Niseko

Located in the lower Hirafu village, Mojos is a 3-bedroom, 2-storey luxury chalet with a Japanese style and feel. Mojos has stunning views of both the Hirafu ski area and Mount Yotei. …

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Old Man Creek A

Japan, Niseko

Old Man Creek A defines rustic apline living with modern amenities - the all-in-one chalet for your ultimate ski getaway. Old Man Creek A sets a fine standard in premium mountainside acco…

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Old Man Creek B

Japan, Niseko

Located in the Izumikyo 1 area offering mesmeric views of Mount Yotei and the Hirafu ski hills, Old Man Creek B is the perfect place to stay in the winter wonderland of Niseko. Old Man Cr…

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Palace Hotel Tokyo

Japan, Tokyo

This luxury hotel lies alongside a moat overlooking the Imperial Palace, in the heart of the Marunouchi district in Tokyo, Japan’s vibrant capital. It boasts stunning views of the city. …

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Park Hotel Tokyo

Japan, Tokyo

Situated on the uppermost floors of the Shiodome Media Tower in downtown Tokyo, Japan, this luxury hotel offers impressive views of the city. Park Hotel Tokyo’s modern design reflects its …

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Park Hyatt Tokyo

Japan, Tokyo

Rising high above the Shinjuku district, the sophisticated oasis that is distinctive of Park Hyatt Tokyo offers vertiginous views of Tokyo and the Kanto Plain stretching far and beyond to th…

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Ritz-Carlton Kyoto

Japan, Kyoto

This luxury hotel is situated on the banks of the Kamogawa River, offering breathtaking views of the Higashiyama Mountains in Japan. Recently opened, The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto reflects the time…

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Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

Japan, Tokyo

The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo is situated in the heart of the vibrant Roppongi area in downtown Tokyo. This luxury hotel occupies the first three floors and top nine levels of the 53-storey Midtown…

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Shangri-La Tokyo

Japan, Tokyo

Located in Marunouchi, in the heart of Tokyo’s city centre, moments from Tokyo Station, Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo is considered one of the finest luxury hotels in Japan’s vibrant capital. …

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Shiki Niseko

Japan, Niseko

Ideally located amidst Niseko’s resort hub, Hirafu, SHIKI is a stones throw from renowned restaurants & bars. Complete with a relaxation spa & gymnasium, ground floor retail outlet…

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Shirayuki Lodge

Japan, Niseko

Nestled in the heart of Hirafu ski village, Shirayuki Lodge provides the perfect year round getaway for ski enthusiasts. Located within metres of the free shuttle bus stop, virtually next…

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Suiboku

Japan, Niseko

Suiboku is a collection of just 10 bespoke and original holiday lofts designed for maximum comfort and aesthetic enjoyment, just moments from the ski lift in Upper Hirafu Village. Not just t…

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The Freshwater Apartments

Japan, Niseko

11 exclusive luxury boutique apartments located in the heart of the best champagne powder in the world - the Freshwater encapsulates premium mountain living at its finest. The Freshwater …

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The Green Leaf

Japan, Niseko

Minutes away from the busy apres-ski hub of Hirafu Village, the Green Leaf is a quiet and chic hotel surrounded with nothing but the world's finest powder snow. Located at the base of Mou…

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The Ridge Hakuba

Japan, Tokyo

Mixing the best contemporary design with simple, sophisticated comfort, The Ridge offers a fresh and modern lodging experience in the Hakuba Valley, at the heart of the mountainous Japanese …

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The Setsumon

Japan, Niseko

Overlooking the main street of Hirafu, the Setsumon is the choice for the international skier and snowboarder looking for a magical alpine ski experience. Positioned a mere 3 minute walk …

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The Vale Niseko

Japan, Niseko

The Vale Niseko offers exceptionally luxury apartments in a landmark property. From the outdoor thermal spa overlooking snow-capped mountains to the “ski chic" designer lobby, this award-w…

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Tokyo Station Hotel

Japan, Tokyo

This luxury hotel is located inside Tokyo train station, in Marunouchi, the historical centre of Japan’s capital, Tokyo. It is 30 minutes from the Haneda Airport Station by Tokyo Monorail;…

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Tsubaki

Japan, Niseko

Japanese minimalism blends with clean lines and simple elegant furnishings. The use of Hokkaido-made timber soothes your senses as it fills the space with a light and airy atmosphere. Dra…

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Yamabiko

Japan, Niseko

Conveniently located a quick 5 minute walk to the Niseko Hanazono lifts, a stay at this exclusive free standing chalet almost guarantees you to be making the first tracks in the snow every m…

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Yukimi 2

Japan, Niseko

Indulge in this luxury 5-bedroom luxury chalet amidst some of the best powder skiing to be found in the Japanese Alps. Located in the tranquil Izumikyo 1 area of Hirafu, Yukimi 2 is a sel…

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Zekkei

Japan, Niseko

Zekkei is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and luxurious chalet in the village of Hirafu, set over 3 floors and occupying approximately 400sqm. It offers a rare combination of privac…

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