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A park in the city of Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture
Jun 6, 2024
Japan eyes partner hotels for national parks
The ministry is considering forming such tie-ups with around five hotel operators that are active in preserving the environment and contributing to local communities.
Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture will host one of three ryokan Hyatt is set to launch with Kyoto-based developer Kiraku in 2026.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 2, 2024
Hyatt doubles down on Japan with line of luxury ryokan
The first three locations are scheduled to start opening in 2026 in Kanagawa, Oita and Kagoshima prefectures.
Designed by architect Akira Watanabe, Numazu Club’s villa rooms offer views of a tranquil pebble-lined shallow pool that draws clear spring water from Fuji River.
LIFE / Travel
May 25, 2024
Meditation as architecture at a Shizuoka teahouse turned villa
Whether you meditate by the crystal-clear pool or enjoy a dip in a "hinoki" bath, you're bound to appreciate Numazu Club's original vision: a sanctuary from modern life.
Tourists and locals stroll along Tokyo's Ginza shopping district where some roads are closed off for pedestrians due to the national holiday on April 29.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 15, 2024
Fortress’s Japan hotel unit doubles pay to fight labor shortage
MyStays Hotel Management is offering monthly salaries of ¥500,000 ($3,210) for new hires into its fast-track program.
Jiro Suzuki, head of Kosaka Railroad Railpark in Kosaka, Akita Prefecture, stands next to a retired Akebono sleeper train that is now being used as a lodging facility, on April 22.
JAPAN / Society
May 3, 2024
Lodging in 'blue train' to resume in Japan after five-year hiatus
Services using the retired sleeper train are set to restart Saturday after five years of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A terrace of one of the rooms of the Grand Chateau hotel building located in Tokyo DisneySea's new "Fantasy Springs" area in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 24, 2024
Hotel at new Tokyo DisneySea area shown to press
The minimum overnight fee for the hotel's two buildings is ¥66,000 for rooms at the Fantasy Chateau and ¥341,000 for those at higher-end Grand Chateau.
The average daily room rate of hotels in Japan for March marked the highest level since August 1997, as the country saw a record number of foreign visitors in March.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 19, 2024
Japan hotel prices near 30-year high as weak yen lures record tourists
The average daily room rate for March was about ¥20,986 ($136), the highest level since August 1997 and a nearly 20% increase from the same period in 2023.
A guest room at the Muji Hotel Ginza. Ryohin Keikaku, the brand’s parent company, now has a new business called Muji Stay, which brings under one umbrella the retailer’s existing hotels, homes and camps.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 12, 2024
Japan’s Muji bets minimalist retail will work for homes and hotels
Muji currently has three hotels — one in Ginza, one in Beijing and one in Shenzhen, with rooms often booked out months in advance
High-end tourism is becoming more about the kinds of experiences that Japan's lesser-known places can provide.
LIFE / Travel / Longform
Mar 25, 2024
Can Japan lure the jet-set class off the beaten path?
High-end travelers are looking for sustainability, wellness and adventure when they head abroad. Japan hopes to deliver in places other than Tokyo.
Internal affairs minister Takeaki Matsumoto
Mar 12, 2024
Hokkaido's Niseko to introduce lodging tax of up to ¥2,000 a night
The nonstatutory tax approved is set to be introduced in the popular ski spot from November.
The Iconic Suite's bedroom features recessed lighting and corner windows with sweeping views of the Nagoya metropolis.
LIFE / Travel
Mar 2, 2024
Nagoya’s newest luxury hotel is full of hits and one big miss
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Nagoya feels ready to deliver top-quality stays — but only if your budget can handle it.
Being invited as a guest chef to luxury hotels provides me with an opportunity to showcase my cooking to as many customers in a single day.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 25, 2024
Grace Choy: A few thoughts on being a guest chef
The key as a guest chef is standardization — how to maintain the quality of the food while serving hundreds of diners a day.
Volunteers carry disaster waste out of houses damaged by the New Year's Day quake, in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Feb. 10.
Feb 21, 2024
Temporary hotel for quake volunteers to be set up at Noto Airport
A capsule hotel with 82 rooms, capable of accommodating up to 134 people, will be erected near the airport terminal facilities.
A couple takes a commemorative photo in front of Hilltop Hotel in Tokyo on Monday, the final day before its closure for an undetermined period.
Feb 13, 2024
Hilltop Hotel in Tokyo beloved by famous writers temporarily closes
Hilltop Hotel closed for an undetermined period due to the run-down condition of its 87-year-old building.
The Nagasaki Marriott Hotel, part of redevelopment work on the city's main train station complex, offers 207 rooms on the seventh to 13th floors with panoramic views of local attractions such as Nagasaki Port and Mount Inasa.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 16, 2024
Marriott opens hotel in Nagasaki amid hopes of boosting tourism
The Nagasaki Marriott Hotel is the chain's ninth in Japan, and its first in the southwestern Kyushu region.
Media reporters gather near a hotel in Tokyo's Taito Ward where a man had holed himself up in a room and taken a woman hostage on Friday morning.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 12, 2024
Man arrested after holing up in a hotel with hostage
The Metropolitan Police Department said the man possessed a knife, a baton and a rope.
The entrance lobby of Accor's Mercure Tokyo Hibiya, which recently opened in the capital
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 2, 2024
Backed by tourism potential, hotels keen to cultivate Japanese market
Because Japan was slow to reopen its borders, there appears to be robust, pent-up demand to visit the country.
Foreign tourists take pictures in Tokyo's Asakusa district in November.
Dec 20, 2023
Japan’s post-pandemic tourists shift spending to crafts and jewelry
Average spending on traditional handicrafts per visitor was ¥13,338 ($92) in the July-September quarter, up 80% from the same period in 2019.
New Year's celebrations in Japan and Western countries can differ wildly, but Tokyo offers plenty of ways for you to ring in 2024 in any way you prefer.
LIFE / Lifestyle
Dec 9, 2023
A Tokyoite’s guide to a Western-style New Year’s Eve
Typically, Ōmisoka (New Year’s Eve) is a family affair — even in the global metropolis that is Tokyo.
Lawyers representing a consumer advocacy group speak to reporters on Wednesday after filing a cease and desist lawsuit against online travel agency Agoda.
Dec 7, 2023
Saitama consumer group files lawsuit against travel agency Agoda
The group said the firm’s terms of service that limit it from being liable for compensation violate consumer protection laws.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan