Luxury travel in Japan
Japan is renowned for its technological accolades and rich cultural heritage, which includes ancient art, fashion and religious history. If money is no object then Japan offers a sumptuous feast of sights and sounds, exclusive spa, yacht and luxurious hotel accommodation. We’re revealing some delectable gourmet restaurant choices, luxury spa resorts and at least one airline that offers the ultimate in airborne comfort.
Luxury Spa Resorts and Hotels in Japan
Yoshigaura Onsen, Noto Peninsula
Renowned as one of the best resort spas in Japan, the Yoshiguara Onsen on the Noto Peninsula is situated within a cliff, surrounded by lush forests. Luxurious hot springs are a prominent feature of the Onsen, as are sea-view terraces. Each room has its own private, luxury outdoor bath. Tatami rooms and typical Japanese spa treatments offer the ultimate in modern and ancient wellness treatments to pamper travellers in need of rejuvenation.
Hakone Ginyu Spa Resort
The Hakone Ginyu Spa Resort is ideal for wealthy travellers who enjoy the taste of traditional Japanese culture and hospitality. Public baths and open-air spa baths can be found on every floor and mineral baths are fed by thermal water from the Mt. Fuji area. Rooms are decorated in both Western and Japanese style and all rooms offer wonderful mountain views.
This hotel offers pure luxury from start to finish. Guests are collected from the airport in a Rolls Royce and the hotel has been rated as Japan’s finest and the world’s seventh best hotel. The hotel can be found in the Maranouchi/Ginza area of Tokyo. Its world famous rooms are spacious and elegantly appointed and very popular with international travellers. A deluxe suite offers guests perfect relaxation in the form of separate dressing and bathing areas, spa baths and espresso machines.
Shimoda Yamatokan Spa Resort on the Izu Peninsula
At the Shimoda Yamatokan ryokan (Japanese inn) resort on the Izu Peninsula each room has its own terraced area with views of the ocean. En-suite rooms boast hot spring bathing facilities and the Umi grill restaurant offers freshly caught seafood delights.
Gourmet Dining in Japan
Japan offers the culinary adventurer a smorgasbord of gourmet delights. Any of the luxury resorts and hotels listed above offer gourmet dining options to their visitors however the following restaurants, situated in Tokyo, are highly recommended:
– Kozue at the Park Hyatt Hotel
– Mikawa Zezankyo
– Nihon Ryori Ryugin
– Aronia de Takazawa
Luxury Flights to Japan
Virgin Atlantic offer luxury flights to Japan via their Upper Class Suite cabins. Not only does this grant you priority boarding and disembarking but travellers can make use of extra luggage allowance, an expedient immigration and security check, freedom menu, and fully reclining beds. All this in addition to a full bar on each flight. If comfort and exclusivity is the standard you prefer and price isn’t an issue then this is a great luxury flight for those visiting Japan.
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