Japan, the ultimate favourite destination amongst Singaporeans, is a diverse country where it’s a common sight to see kimono-clad geishas strolling between traditional houses, modern architecture surrounded by towering mountains and forests, and of course, an endless variety of local cuisine suited for every palate.
It has never been easier to find accommodation, too, especially since many hotels are opening across the country. Ritz-Carlton, for instance, has recently announced that Ritz-Carlton, Nikko is set to open in 2020, marking the brand’s first resort in Japan to be set amidst a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This introduces many foreigners to Nikko, a cultural destination famed for its Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and waterfalls.
The property, located at the eastern end of Lake Chuzenjo (south of Mount Nantai), will feature 94 guest rooms and suites with views of both the lake and mountains, an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge and bar and Western-inspired restaurant, as well as private Japanese hot springs.
Another announcement that has made waves across Japan is the opening of Bulgari Hotel Tokyo, a large-scale, mixed-use development planned for the Tokyo Station area in 2022. The launch will mark the brand’s first foray into Japan.
Granted, we won’t see these hotels opening until at least two years from now. However, many other properties are emerging in Japan. From an ultra high-end ski-in/ski-out luxury resort to a super luxurious glamping site near Tokyo, check out these new hotels in Japan this year.