One common remark made by international tourists who visit Japan is about Japan’s “unparalleled customer service”. Japanese style hospitality is called “omotenashi”. You might experience it during your stay at the following popular hotels:
#10 - The Capitol Hotel, Tokyo
Photo: Tom O'Malley on FlickrThe hotel is located next to a subway station. The night view from the hotel, displaying Tokyo’s classic and new landmarks, Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree, is outstanding.
Address: 2-10-3 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Website (in English): http://www.capitolhoteltokyu.com/en/index.html
#9 - The St. Regis, Osaka
Photo: Tezzca on FlickrYou can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere here since the hotel is located away from the downtown area such as Umeda and Shinsaibashi. Their customer service is highly rated.
Address: 3-6-12 Honmachi, Chuo-ku Osaka, Osaka
Website (in English): http://www.starwoodhotels.com/
#8 - Conrad, Tokyo
Photo: Norio NAKAYAMA on FlickrThe concept of the hotel is the “Fusion of Contemporary Luxury and Minimalist Japanese Design”. The famous tourist destination, Hamarikyu Onshi Teien (Hamarikyu Garden), which is nearby, is where you can enjoy taking a stroll through a beautiful Japanese garden. The panoramic skyline view from this hotel is a must-see.
Address: 1-9-1 Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Website (in English): http://conradhotels3.hilton.com/
#7 - Kozantei Ubuya
Photo: Jonathan Lin on FlickrThis luxury ryokan (traditional Japanese style hotel) offers hot spring baths with a spectacular view of Mt. Fuji, and delicious sushi using Japanese kuroge wagyu.
Address: 10 Azagawa, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
Website (in English): https://www.489pro.com/
#6 - Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo
Photo: naoko kawachi on FlickrTripAdvisor awarded this hotel as the “World’s No. 1 Luxury Hotel" in 2012. You can easily access famous tourist spots such as Asakusa and Ginza since the hotel is located next to Tokyo Station.
Address: Marunouchi Trust Tower Main, 1-8-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Website (in English): http://www.shangri-la.com/tokyo/shangrila/
#5 - Intercontinental Osaka
Photo: http://blog.osakanight.com/Intercontinental Osaka made its grand opening in 2013. This hotel offers a convenient location which is next to Osaka Station and distinctive customer service with Osaka’s friendly atmosphere.
Address: 3-60, Ofuka-Cho, Kita-Ku, Osaka, Osaka
Website (in Japanese): http://www.icosaka.com/
#4 - Palace Hotel, Tokyo
Address: 1-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Website (in Japanese): http://www.palacehoteltokyo.com/
#3 - Park Hyatt, Tokyo
Photo: Norio NAKAYAMA on FlickrEnjoy the world’s top-class customer service and the convenient location near Shinjuku Station, where you can easily access famous tourist spots such as the historic Japanese garden Shinjuku Gyoen and Meiji Shrine.
Address: 3-7-1-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo
Website (in Japanese): http://tokyo.park.hyatt.jp/
#2 - Hotel Mume
Photo: Noodlefish on FlickrThis small stylish hotel with only seven guest rooms is located in the traditional international tourist destination, Kyoto. Each room is decorated with impressive pieces of antique furniture. If you want to experience a traditional Japanese style accommodation with exceptional Japanese cuisines and “omotenashi”, this is the hotel to choose.
Address: 261, Shinmonzen St. Umemoto-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Website (in English): http://www.hotelmume.com/
#1 - Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
Photo: Norio NAKAYAMA on FlickrYou can enjoy viewing both the symbol of Japanese culture, Mt. Fuji, and Tokyo’s stunning city landscape from a guest room in this highly-rated hotel with the world’s premier first-class customer service.
Address: 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Website (in English): http://www.mandarinoriental.com/tokyo/
Enjoy your stay at Japan’s best hotels; you’ll see that Japanese customer service “omotenashi” is much more than hospitality.