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Hotels that are listed as more than "Exceedingly Comfortable" in famous rating guidebooks in Japan

Suiran Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto


Currently, there are about 50 inns in Japan that are listed as more than "exceedingly comfortable" in the world-famous rating guidebooks. In this article, we will focus on three areas - Hokkaido, Tokyo, and Kyoto, which are popular for Malaysian tourists, and introduce a recommended inn in each area that has unique characteristics, such as long-established inns and inns with lots of activities! We will also share with you some beyond-the-standard charms of these inns, such as unique activities or inns with tea rooms!
※Information accurate as of September 2020


(1)Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Tomamu
(2)Imperial Hotel Tokyo
(3)Suiran Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto



(1) Famous for UNKAI (Sea of Cloud) Terrace and Ice Village
Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Tomamu

Located about 90 minutes from New Chitose Airport, Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Tomamu is known for its "UNKAI Terrace(Cloud Sea Terrace ※In 2019, the Terrace opened in May to mid-October)" in the summer and "Ice Village", a ski resort and ice town in the winter. This is an all-suite resort hotel with all room measuring over 100㎡ and equipped with a jet bath with a view and sauna. During the snow season, not only skiing but also unique activities like the "Family Snow Picnic" and the "Moonlight Snowmobile Tour" are some of the popular programs here. In addition, at "Rime Terrace", you can see "rime ice" that sticks to the trees in a sub-zero temperatures.
There are a total of 29 ski courses that are known for their powder snows. Skiers of various levels, from beginner to advanced skiers can enjoy skiing here. Be sure not to miss the Ice Village, an ice town with an ice church and an ice slide. 
Experience the fantastic ice world here at Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Tomamu!
※Depending on the weather and weather conditions, it may not be possible to see the sea of clouds even during the viewing season.

Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Tomamu 
Aza Nakatomamu, Shimukappu, Yufutsu-gun, Hokkaido. 

(2) Experience Japanese Traditions and Modernity
Imperial Hotel Tokyo

 A long-established hotel that represents Japan, Imperial Hotel Tokyo is due to celebrate its 130th anniversary in November 2020. Inside the building, there are 17 restaurants and bar lounges like the French cuisine "Les Saisons" which has received stars in the Michelin Guide and Teppanyaki "Kamon", as well as "Imperial Hotel Arcade" where shopping can be enjoyed. Also, the guest-only facilities include indoor pool, sauna, and fitness centre are available, so you can spend your time comfortably away from the hustle and bustle of the city while staying right in the city centre. The "laundry service" has a great reputation and is also known to be the first to be introduced to Japanese hotels. The baked desserts and canned food at the hotel shop "Gargantua" are also good for souvenirs.

At the authentic tea room "Tokoan", they actually serve matcha tea (with sweets). Facing the lushly green Hibiya Park, Imperial Hotel Tokyo is also attractive as it has easy access to areas like Ginza and Marunouchi.


Imperial Hotel Tokyo
1-1-1 Uchisaiwaichō Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


(3)  A modern Japanese atmosphere & a lovely view 
Suiran Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto

Suiran Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto is located next to Arashiyama, overlooking the beautiful mountain ridge of Arashiyama past the Hozu River. Pieces by famous writers and artwork by young artists related to Kyoto are displayed all over the facility, and you can enjoy a full Japanese atmosphere all around you. There are a total of 39 guest rooms decorated with traditional Japanese colours such as jade, golden, and indigo as the key colours, making for an elegant atmosphere. 17 rooms, including 4 suites, even have a private open-air bath. The restaurant "Kyo Suiran", which has been renovated from a historic building from the Meiji era(1868 - 1912), serves a new style of cuisine that incorporates the aesthetic sense of French cuisine with the Kaiseki (traditional multi-course Japanese dinner) cooking technique.

Cafe Hassui, which has a terrace with a view of the Hozu River and serves desserts and light meals. The in-house souvenir shop also sells hotel-original organic soaps and Suiran bath salts. Suiran Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto can be easily reached from popular spots such as Arashiyama and Togetsukyo Bridge. 


Suiran Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto 
12 Susukinobaba-cho, Sagatenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto


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