We are pleased to announce a hot list of unique, luxurious and charming new accommodations in Japan opening in 2023.

In Japan, new lodging facilities are being created one after another. These new hotels and ryokans are very popular in Japan, and reservations can be expected to be difficult.

Click on “Details/Prices” to link to the most suitable reservation site. *Some of them may not be accepting reservations yet.


Tokyo is home to many luxury brand hotels from around the world. Among them, Aman Tokyo and Mandarin Oriental Tokyo are my favorites. But my recommendation for foreigners is the Imperial Hotel, a long-established Japanese hotel. Also, Japanese boutique hotels have become quite cool in recent years; among the hotels opening in 2023, there are both luxury brand hotels and Japanese boutique hotels. Experience them before anyone else.

Bulgari Hotel Tokyo

2023.04 OPEN
  • Located on the 40th to 45th floors of the Tokyo Midtown Yaesu skyscraper
  • Panoramic views of Tokyo, all rooms over 50 square meters
  • Ideally located near Tokyo Station, Nihonbashi, Marunouchi and Ginza area.

>>Details & Rates


2023.08 OPEN
  • The first luxury boutique hotel to open in Okushibu, the hottest area of Shibuya, Tokyo
  • The top floor features suite rooms overlooking Yoyogi Park, the largest park in central Tokyo, and a rooftop pool and bar.

>>Details & Rates *Link to Trunk(Hotel)Shibuya

Asakusa View Hotel Annex Rokku

2023.03 OPEN
  • 2 minutes walk from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station
  • Located in Asakusa, the birthplace of popular entertainment and movies in downtown Tokyo
  • Close to Senso-ji Temple. Convenient access to many of Tokyo’s top tourist attractions.

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2023.05 OPEN

Located in Tokyo Shinjuku Kabukicho, one of the largest entertainment district in Japan
A hotel decorated with selected art and music

>>Details & Rates

BELLUSTAR TOKYO, A Pan Pacific Hotel

2023.05 OPEN
  • Located on the 39th to 47th floors of the Tokyu Kabukicho Tower, a new landmark in Shinjuku’s Kabukicho district
  • An urban luxury hotel where you can enjoy a special space away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • The top floor has a restaurant and spa with an unparalleled view of the three-story atrium and five penthouse rooms.

>>Details & Rates

Janu Tokyo

2023.XX OPEN
  • Janu, which means “soul” in Sanskrit, is a sister brand of Aman.
  • Janu Tokyo is scheduled to open in Azabudai Hills in 2023.
  • It will feature one of the largest spas in Japan, six restaurants, cafes, and bars for a variety of occasions.

*Link to Official Site

Best things to do in Tokyo


There are as many international hotel brands in Osaka as there are in Tokyo. The best hotels in Osaka are said to be the Intercontinental Hotel or Marriott’s top-end brand “St. Regis“, but my favorites are The Ritz-Carlton Osaka and W Osaka. In Osaka, new accommodation facilities and leisure facilities such as casinos are scheduled to open one after another after 2023. We recommend that you experience Osaka as soon as possible.

Centara Grand Hotel Osaka


The first hotel in Japan of Thailand’s Centara Hotels & Resorts
Approximately 45 minutes by car to Kansai International Airport. Adjacent to the popular commercial facility “Namba Parks”. Dotonbori and Namba Grand kagetsu are also within walking distance.
Eight restaurants, bars and Authentic Thai spa treatments in the hotel.

>>Details & Rates

VOCO Osaka Central (IHG Hotels & Resorts)

2023.05 OPEN
  • The first hotel in Japan for “voco”, the premium hotel brand of IHG Hotels & Resorts, the owner of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and other hotels.
  • Located between Hommachi and Higobashi Stations on the Osaka Metro Yotsubashi Line, ideal for both leisure and business.

>>Details & Rates

Best things to do in Osaka

Kyoto, Nara

Kyoto is the most popular tourist destination in Japan. So there are many different styles of hotels and inns. All are scenic and tailored with Japanese traditions. New accommodations are opening all the time, so there are many choices. Of these, I would most highly recommend the Suiran Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto, located in Arashiyama. It is a luxury hotel under Marriott International’s luxury hotel brand, the same brand as the Shisui Luxury Collection Hotel Nara, which I will introduce below.

ASAI Kyoto Shijo

2023.06 OPEN

ASA Hotels is a new lifestyle hotel brand targeting millennials created by Dusit International, a major hotel chain in Thailand.

>>Details & Rates

Dusit Thani Kyoto

2023.09 OPEN
  • Luxury hotel of the above Thai hotel group. The first “Dusit Thani” brand hotel in Japan.
  • Only 850 meters from Kyoto Station. Located in the town in front of the gate of the World Heritage Site “Nishi Honganji”.

*Link to Official Site

KAYA Kyoto Nijo Castle BW Signature Collection by Best Western

2023.04 OPEN
  • Located in a quiet corner with the Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle in the background
  • The concept of this luxury hotel is “a hideaway for adults

*Link to Official Site

Shisui Luxury Collection Hotel Nara

2023.08 OPEN

Fifth hotel in Japan for Marriott’s highest category brand, The Luxury Collection
The third hotel under the ‘翠 SUI’ brand, which incorporates the beauty of Japan’s natural environment and the area’s unique culture
Designed by Kengo Kuma, one of Japan’s leading architects
Located at the western edge of Nara Park, one of Japan’s most famous scenic spots, surrounded by World Heritage sites such as Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Kofukuji Temple and Todaiji Temple
Eight buildings (43 rooms in total) on a site of approximately 9,000 tsubo

*Link to Official Site

Best things to do in Kyoto, Nara


Hokkaido is another popular area for foreign tourists. There is a wide range of resort stay accommodations. Locations are diverse, including hot spring resorts, lakeside resorts, forest resorts, and the World Heritage Shiretoko Resort. If you are visiting Hokkaido for the first time, we recommend accommodation in Jozankei, near Sapporo, Hokkaido’s central city. My favorite is Chalet Ivy Jozankei.

Toyako Tsuruga Resort Hikari no Uta

2023.04 OPEN
  • Located along Lake Toya, 2 hours drive from Sapporo and 1 hour and 20 minutes drive from New Chitose Airport, the gateway to the sky
  • A base for adventure tourism to play in the great outdoors

>>Details & Rates

La Vista Hakodate Bay ANNEX (Kyoritsu Resort)

2023.02 OPEN
  • Located in Hakodate with a world-class beautiful night view
  • A hot spring resort hotel
  • Three types of private baths with different atmospheres

>>Details & Rates

Best things to do in Hokkaido


Okinawa is a group of islands surrounded by beautiful seas that are attracting attention from all over the world. Each island has its own personality, so you will never run out of charm. If you stay in an elegantly luxurious and stylish hotel, your body and mind will be healed. My recommendation is Okuma Private Beach & Resort. A hotel that will open in 2023 also looks good.

Hilton Okinawa Miyakojima Resort

2023.06 OPEN
  • Located on Miyako Island, Okinawa, one of the most popular beach resorts in Japan
  • Approximately 15 minutes drive from Miyako Airport and 25 minutes from Shimojijima Airport
  • Excellent location with easy access to Hirara City and the Irabu Bridge

*Link to Official Site

UMI THE K Kouri Island

2023.03 OPEN
  • Located on the heights of Kouri Island, a small island surrounded by emerald green waters in the northern part of Okinawa’s main island.
  • A small luxury hotel with only 3 rooms.

*Link to Official Site

Southwest Grand Hotel

2023.06 OPEN
  • Naha 1 min. walk from Kokusai-dori, 12 min. drive from airport
  • Overlooking the city of Naha from the upper floors
  • Luxury boutique hotel with 4 restaurants and bars

>>Details & Rates

Best things to do in Okinawa

Yokohama (Kanagawa)

Yokohama, near Tokyo, is a fashionable port town that is very popular today. Luxury hotels are opening one after another in this wonderfully located town. The Yokohama Grand InterContinental Hotel is a landmark in Yokohama. You can stay in Yokohama and visit Tokyo. Yokohama is accessible and there are many new hotels, so you will have a comfortable stay.

Citadines Harbourfront Yokohama

2023.06 OPEN
  • Approximately 28 minutes by car from Haneda Airport
  • Apartment hotel in Minatomirai and Chinatown area
  • Approximately half of the 242 rooms are equipped with a kitchen and washer/dryer

>>Details & Rates

Mitsui Garden Hotel Yokohama Minatomirai Premier

2023.05 OPEN
  • Located a 5-minute walk from Minato Mirai Station and a 10-minute walk from JR Sakuragicho Station
  • An urban resort hotel based on the concept of “Yokohama SKY CRUISING

>>Details & Rates

Hilton Yokohama

  • Located in the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama
  • First “Hilton” brand luxury hotel in Yokohama
  • Also home to one of the world’s largest music arenas, K-Arena Yokohama

>>Details & Rates

Yugawara (Kanagawa)


2023.03 OPEN
  • Located about 10 minutes by car from Yugawara Station
  • Completely renovated from a long-established onsen ryokan from the Meiji Era
  • All-inclusive hotel

*Link to Official Site

Best things to do in Kanagawa

Izu (Shizuoka)

Shuzenji Detached Inn Oninosumika

2023.02 OPEN
  • One of the best hot spring resorts in Japan, Shuzenji
  • Located about 10 minutes by cab from Shuzenji Station on the Sunzu Line of the Izu Hakone Railway
  • All rooms are detached, and each room has a Japanese garden and private bath.

>>Details & Rates

Best things to do in Shizuoka


DoubleTree by Hilton TOYAMA

  • First Hilton Hotel Affiliated Hotel in the Hokuriku Region
  • Located in the heart of Toyama, a 3-minute walk from Toyama Station, just over 2 hours from Tokyo on the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line
  • Ideal location for sightseeing in Tateyama or Kanazawa,Nagano.

>>Details & Rates

Best things to do in Toyama

Ise/Shima (Mie)


2023.06 OPEN
  • Located in a quiet cove in Iseshima National Park
  • Only 4 suite villas in total
  • Private sauna and deck terrace connected to the cove
  • Snorkeling, diving and pearl nucleation available

*Link to Official Site

Best things to do in Mie


GLAMP CABIN Lake Tojo and Tamba Sasayama

  • Villa with sunroom to enjoy all-weather outdoor activities
  • All rooms are equipped with a “private open-air bath with natural forest water

*Link to Official Site

Best things to do in Hyogo


Simose Art Garden Villa

2023.04 OPEN
  • 10 villas designed by world-renowned architect Shigeru Ban, located in Otake City, Hiroshima Prefecture, in a corner of the seaside with Miyajima on the opposite shore.
  • Villa, restaurant, and on-site art museum all in one art auberge

*Link to Official Site

Best things to do in Hiroshima


The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka

2023.04 OPEN
  • The Ritz-Carlton brand’s sixth hotel in Japan and first in Kyushu
  • Luxury hotel with 6 dining options, bar, spa and club lounge
  • Located in the heart of Fukuoka’s city center, Tenjin and Daimyo

>>Details & Rates

Best things to do in Fukuoka


Sheraton Kagoshima

2023.05 OPEN
  • Located in the heart of Kagoshima City with easy access to JR Kagoshima Chuo Station (Shinkansen and express buses), Tenmonkan (the busiest shopping district in Southern Kyushu), and Kagoshima Port, which connects the city to Sakurajima.
  • A total of 228 guest rooms with magnificent views of Sakurajima
  • Hot spring baths, gym, spa, and Sheraton Club Lounge

>>Details & Rates

Best things to do in Kagoshima

Now, let’s plan to make your vacation in Japan the best experience ever!

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