Resorpia Hakone Hotel features 2 restaurants – Restaurant Kirin serves Japanese specialities, while restaurant Hana offers Western as well as Japanese dishes. Air-conditioned rooms at Resorpia offer twin beds a TV and a minibar. The hotel also has hot spring baths.
All rooms come with a seating area, some with a chaise-longue and others with a Japanese-style area.
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo is a smart modern hotel with welcoming lobby with view of a pleasant Japanese-style garden within the hotel grounds. Rooms are fairly compact but comfortable with modern amenities such as flat-screen TV.
The Mitsui Garden also provides a traditional Japanese bathhouse, perfect for a relaxing soak after a long day of sightseeing in Kyoto. The hotel has a great location in the centre of Kyoto.
‘Sanjo’ is the name of one of the main routes that runs west-east across the city, so you are well placed to explore the sights.
Founded in 1893, the Iwaso Ryokan was the first establishment to open its doors on Miyajima Island. Situated in a beautiful part of Momijidani Park, the original owner of the Iwaso also built a tea shop and planted the area with maple trees whose leaves turn a blaze of reds and oranges in the autumn. Iwaso was constructed in the ‘miya-daiku’ style, built by the same craftsmen who built Japan’s beautiful ornate Shinto shrines. The ‘Shinkan’ is the new building, opened in 1981 with modern exterior but classic Japanese style rooms with attached baths and toilets.
The Hotel Century Southern Tower is one of the best places to stay in Shinjuku. Located just 5 minutes walk from JR Shinjuku Station on the southern terrace opposite Takashimaya Times Square department store, the Southern Tower makes for the perfect base from which to explore not just Shinjuku but the whole of central Tokyo and beyond.
The lobby offers great views of the city and on clear days you can see Mt Fuji towering up in the distance. All rooms are stylishly decorated with modern earthy tones and high quality bed linen, flat screen TV’s, wifi.