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Japan Travel: 5 Unique hotels to book for your holiday in Japan

There are many factors to consider when choosing an accommodation when travelling. Aside from the fact that it has to be comfortable, clean and affordable, it is best if it is centrally located too. In Japan, there’s a wide variety of accommodation options to choose from. But if you want to take your Japan travel up a notch, take a look at the featured hotels in today’s Japan travel guide and choose which one you would like to experience. Located in various prefectures in the country, here are 5 unique hotels to book for an amazing Japan holiday experience!

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu

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Hokkaido is known to have one of the best snows in the world which is why it welcomes a great number of tourists every winter. If you’re planning to experience Hokkaido’s magical winter wonderland, book your stay at Hoshino Resorts Tomamu, our first featured Japan hotel!

The highland resort is only an hour and a half away from the New Chitose Airport in Sapporo so it’s pretty convenient to get here.

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Last January, they opened their new attraction called Ice Village – a winter wonderland built entirely of ice – which promises guests an experience like no other.

Here, you can spend the night in their Ice hotel where you can sleep in a slab of ice, enjoy stargazing in their open space area and go ice skating.

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Aside from the Ice Village, Hoshino Resorts Tomamu offers different types of outdoor and indoor activities which include 25 ski courses, snowmobiles, restaurants, shopping facilities and an indoor beach which maintains a 30°C temperature all year round. Their Chapel on the Water is another popular tourist destination where couples can get married or renew their vows while enjoying spectacular views. You can also take the 30-minute Gondola ride to the Unkai Terrace and marvel at the stunning views of the all-white scenery.

FIRST CABIN

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Capsule hotels are popular in Japan. It’s a unique experience and is highly recommended for your Japan travel holiday! For this, we recommend booking your stay at First Cabin, a capsule hotel that is more on the luxury side, so you would rest assured that it is stylish and comfortable.

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First Cabin is a Japanese hotel that is based on the concept of business class and first class aircrafts. Their Business Class Rooms are smaller – you will need to place your luggage outside. But their First Class Rooms are relatively larger with a small space for some of your things. There is also a small table next to it and a headphone you can use when watching TV so as not to bother the other guests.

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No need to worry about safety especially for female solo travellers because there are separate capsule rooms for female and male guests.

VILLA SANTORINI

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Looking at the photos of Villa Santorini, you would think that it is a hotel in Santorini, a famous tourist attraction in Greece, but in fact, it is a Japanese hotel in Kochi, Japan. Facing the sea, the Santorini-like accommodation is mainly decked in a blue and white theme.

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From its architecture, décor and intimate details, you will feel like you’re transported to Greece. There are rows of beach chairs by the pool which are facing the sea, allowing guests to sunbathe while enjoying the endless blue sea. In some rooms, there is also a balcony facing the sea, so you are to wake up in a lovely view every morning.

TORETORE VILLAGE

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Looking at the dome-shaped lodges at Toretore Village will make you think like you’ve entered another world. This Japanese hotel located in Nanki Shirahama in Wakayama Prefecture is an ideal option for couples or even those travelling with kids!

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Designed to accommodate two, four or six people, the domed cabins are separated in two areas – Fairy Tale area (smoking rooms) and the Fantasy area (non-smoking rooms).

They have an on-site restaurant where you can dine local favourites or you can also stop by at the nearby market and buy fresh seafood. There’s a play area for kids to enjoy activities like soccer and softball. Every night for 5 minutes between 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Toretore Village transforms into a spectacular village with its amazing light show so be sure to check that out while you’re here!

Henn na Hotel

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Have you ever experienced being assisted by a robot when you check-in? Well at Henn na Hotel in Nagasaki, you can experience just that and more!

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Henn na Hotel is the world’s first ever robot hotel where these robots will help in checking-in, taking your luggage and even to mow the lawn. It was opened in 2015 and has a branch in Nagasaki and Tokyo. According to Hideo Sawada, the decision was not for gimmick purposes but an effort to use technology efficiently.

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