20 Most Romantic Hotels & Ryokans in Japan

“My heart skips a beat when I think of you.”

And when you finally meet, the heart starts to beat faster than ever.

Your world means only that particular person whom you want to share your soul, heart, and home.

I think traveling together is the best way to get to know each other well, escaping the busy life.

That’s why many couples come to Japan every year to enjoy its spectacular natural scenery and volcanic hot springs.

And when it comes to talking about accommodation, there are many romantic hotels in Japan where you can anticipate a greater level of service, an effortless mixture of traditional hospitality, elegant design with modern comfort and style.

Also, if you are on a post-marriage vacation, you will find a variety of honeymoon hotels in Japan.

However, finding out the best one can be a little challenging.

Well, don’t be worried as I am here for you to help in this regard.

Just go through the whole writing, and you will be able to decide where to stay.

A Complete List of The Best Romantic Hotels in Japan

While searching for a romantic hideaway, you have plenty of great choices.

You can either choose from a sublime hotel or an intimate ryokan (traditional Japanese inns).

Hence my list consists of both types of hotels.

Now, how about the budget?

Well, as I know that not everyone can afford the luxurious ones, I have included affordable ones too.

Hence, everyone can find a suitable one according to their budget.

Yet, note that the cost I will mention may vary from time to time, so be sure to check each one’s official site.

Okay, I am not gonna make you wait any further. Here I am starting with the best hotels in Tokyo.

Top Most Romantic Hotels & Ryokan in Tokyo

As Tokyo is one of the best cities to visit in Japan, you will find some of the top-class hotels in the world here.

Among them, I have chosen the ones with a romantic environment, breathtaking views, and warm services.

1. Shangri-La Hotel

Sitting just a 10-minute walk away from the Imperial Palace and the center of the upmarket Nihonbashi area, Shangri-La Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in Japan.

This hotel occupies the top 11 stories of the Marunouchi Trust Tower and provides an incredible city view, three world-class restaurants, and excellent spa facilities.

Shangri-la hotel, tokyo

Hence, you and your partner can relax in each other’s arms while enjoying the spectacular city view from the wide window.

Also, the rooms are spacious and equipped with modern conveniences.

On top of that, you can choose room type and bed type as per your preferences.

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $381.98 to $1,411.72.
Official Site: shangri-la.com
Phone: +81367397888.
Address: MARUNOUCHI TRUST TOWER MAIN, 1 Chome-8-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-8283, Japan.

2. Hoshinoya Tokyo

When you are in Japan, how about enjoying something unique?

Yes, that’s what Hoshinoya Tokyo offers you.

It is one of the romantic ryokans in Japan that has combined traditional hospitality with hotel luxury and a stylish outlook.

The moment you enter this ryokan, you will be mesmerized by the aroma of sandalwood woven into the tatami and beautiful seasonal flower arrangement.

Gentle lighting of the rooms is just perfect to set the romantic mood, and the fragrance will make you two lost in a heavenly environment.

Flower in a hotel room

This hotel has 84 rooms, and each of the 17 floors has an exceptional atmosphere with central lounge space.

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Moreover, breakfast is served in the rooms, and there are many on-site onsen baths that have open-air.

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $547 to $1,450.
Official Site: hoshinoresorts.com
Phone: +815037861144.
Address: 1-chome-9-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0004, Japan.

3. Park Hyatt Tokyo

An elegant oasis of space and calmness!!

That’s what Park Hyatt Tokyo represents, where you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the lively city and Mount Fuji.

This hotel became internationally famous, thanks to the 2003 hit film Lost in Translation starring Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray.

So, taking your bae to such a popular place will give you a good opportunity of winning the heart straight away.

360-degree view of city with mount fuji

By occupying the top 14 floors of the 52 story skyscraper, this hotel provides the highest level of comfort and personalized service along with top-class dining options.

This residence has 177 guestrooms, including 23 suites decorated with original artwork and books.

Among all the suites, I like the Diplomat Suite King most.

It features a dining room, spacious bathroom, grand piano, and king-sized bed made with Egyptian cotton.

Now, tell me, what more do you want to get romantic with your partner?

I think it lacks nothing that won’t meet your demand.

Well, the other rooms and suites also have similar facilities, and you will have a loving time while staying here.

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $395 to $3,334.
Official Site: hyatt.com
Phone: +81353221234.
Address: 3-7-1-2, Nishishinjuku, Tokyo 163-1055, Japan.

4. Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

A sensually designed hotel to dazzle!

Designer Ryu Kosaka, a master of alluring and grown-up nightlife interiors, has given this hotel its attractive outlook.

When the designer has a romantic mind, you can guess how nostalgic your time will be here.

Anyway, this hotel is situated at the heart of Tokyo, and the rooms offer expansive windows with chic design and modern amenities.

romantic hotel room

The building consists of 12 restaurants and three Michelin stars with picture-perfect theatrical dining.

One of the restaurants that Kosaka designed presents live jazz, which starts at 8 PM.

So, taking your lover there will be a great treat for a romantic date night.

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $334 to $1,014.
Official Site: mandarinoriental.com
Phone: +81332708800.
Address: 2 Chome-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-8328, Japan.

5. Ryokan Kamogawa

Ryokan Kamogawa will give you a whole traditional experience which is located in Tokyo’s most historic neighborhood, Asakusa.

The best thing about this place is near the Sensoji Temple (oldest temple of this city) and Asakusa Subway Station.

Sensoji Temple

Therefore, you can easily visit this shrine whenever you want and move to other places from the station.

Combining the modern and traditional aesthetic of Japan, the rooms have tatami-mat with western beds.

It also has an on-site grill restaurant called Kura, where you should go at least once if you want an authentic Japanese experience.

I will say if you want to relax in a Japanese old-town atmosphere, this ryokan will be the perfect hideaway for you.

Ryokan breakfast

Besides, the cost of the rooms is affordable, so you don’t need to worry about the budget either.

And, for price information, try to contact them via phone.

Contact Info:
Phone: +81338432681.
Official Site: f-kamogawa.jp
Address: 1-30-10, Asakusa,Taitou-ku, Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan, 111-0032.

6. The Peninsula Tokyo

One of my dearest friends is a big fan of The Peninsula Tokyo, who spent a week staying in this hotel for his honeymoon.

The location of this hotel is hard to beat as it overlooks the Imperial Palace and is within walking distance of Ginza (western-style shopping district) and Tokyo Station.

Ginza district

The hotel is equipped with an excellent spa, splendid pool, several high-class restaurants, and a gym.

Even though some world-class luxury hotels have moved into Tokyo, the Peninsula ranks as one of the best hotels in this city.

Spa room

With a reasonable price than its competitors, it has become one of the top choices of couples and families.

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Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $671 to $1,744.
Official Site: peninsula.com/en/tokyo
Phone: +81362702888.
Address: 1 Chome-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0006, Japan.

7. Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku

Located in central Shinjuku, Hotel Sunroute Plaza is only a 4-minute walk away from Shinsen-Shinjuku Station and JR Shinjuku Station.

Couples on a tight budget particularly like this place as the rooms are inexpensive and have romantic decor.

Personally, I like their deluxe king room, which has a Japanese-style low bed, tatami mat floor, free wifi, and TV.

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $73 to $144.
Official Site: en.sunrouteplazashinjuku.jp
Phone: +81333753211.
Address: 2 Chome-3-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0053, Japan.

8. Mitsui Garden Hotel Nihonbashi Premier

Mitsui Garden Hotel Nihonbashi Premier blends old world Japanese class with stylish interiors, promising you a stay that you will never forget.

The rooms come in double, twin, and suite-style, each designed with a romantic vibe.

It’s also very art-centric, where you will find stunning pieces of artistry throughout the hotel, including sculptures by Takeharu Nakabayashi, iconic light features by Chisa Imamura, and outdoor installations by Tomohiro Kano.

Nihonbashi Mitsui tower

The hotel also has an elegant restaurant Nihonbashi Asada, that serves Kaga-style Japanese cuisine from the Kanazawa region, which is based on nearly 150 years of tradition.

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $82 to $220.
Official Site: gardenhotels.co.jp
Phone: +81332701131.
Address: 3 Chome-4-4 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0022, Japan.

Finest Romantic Hotels & Ryokan in Kyoto

Kyoto is one of the highly visited cities in Japan by travelers because of its attractions like the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Sagano Romantic Train, many temples, and Geisha District.

That’s why Kyoto offers a wide range of romantic hotels for couples and visitors.

So, if you are planning to spend your time in this city, you can choose one from below.

9. Old Kyoto Machiya

Old Kyoto Machiya (traditional townhouses) has a collection of elegantly restored houses that screams romance in the air.

With classical Japanese design and contemporary comfort, these private hideaways are hard to beat.

Kyoto Machiya

Hence, if your lover has a fascination with staying in an authentic Japanese house, then you should head to this place without any hesitation.

They provide four different types of houses for rent, such as Gion House, Indigo House, Amber House, and The Old Modern.

Each of them is located in a different area of Kyoto and has a unique vibe.

Amber House Gion

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $344 to $406.
Address: 563-15 Komatsu-Cho, Higashiyama-Ku.

The Gion House

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $309 to $370.
Address: 563-12 Komatsu-cho, Hanamikoji-sagaru, Gion, Higashiyama-ku.

Indigo House Gion

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $291 to $520.
Address: 563-22 Komatsu-Cho, Higashiyama-Ku.

The Old Modern

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $194 to $335.
Address: 332 Shimoatarashi machi, Higashiyama-Ku.
Official Site: oldkyoto.com
Telephone: +8175-533-7775.

10. Ritz Carlton Kyoto

The Ritz Carlton has one of the finest locations of any hotel in Kyoto.

It sits right on the bank of the Kamo-gawa river, from where you will have a dazzling view of the entire Higashiyama Mountain Range.

Kamo-gawa river side

The suite amenities include handmade soaps and other luxurious facilities.

Therefore, if you are looking for lavishness with a breathtaking view, the Ritz Carlton is really tough to beat.

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $750 to $4,011.
Official Site: ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/japan/Kyoto
Phone: +81757465555.
Address: KYOTO Kamogawa Nijo-Ohashi Hotori, Nakagyo-Ku Kyoto, 604-0902.

11. Hotel Kanra Kyoto

The Hotel Kanra is an attractive new boutique hotel with a Japanese feel, placed in between Gojo-Dori and Higashi-Hongan-Ji street.

The rooms are well-designed, and some even have two levels (loft style).

The staffs are cordial, and you can even rent an electric-assist bicycle from the hotel.

Teppanyaki grill

The station and convenience-store are only a 5-minute walk away, and it has a restaurant called Teppanyaki Grill where you two can enjoy delicious foods.

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Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $265 to $880.
Official Site: uds-hotels.com/en/kanra/kyoto/
Phone: +81753443815.
Address: 190 Kitamachi Karasuma-dori Rokujo-sagaru Shimogyo-ku Kyoto Japan 600-8176.

12. Solaria Nishitetsu

Overlooking the Kamo-gawa River and a few steps north of Sanjo-dori street, Solaria Nishitetsu is a sweet deal for its style and affordable price range.

The best thing is it has a gender-separated public bath with a view over the river, and each guestroom has its own suite bathroom.

When you step out the door, you will be surrounded by some outstanding restaurants and the romantic path of Kyoto.

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $106 to $485.
Official Site: solaria-kyoto.nishitetsu-hotels.com
Phone: +81757085757.
Address: 509, Kamiosakacho, Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto-Fu, 604-8001, Japan.

13. Yoshida Sanso

Yoshida Sanso is a lavish ryokan, sits in one of the most scenic spots in all of Kyoto.

It is an excellent treat for those who want to be surrounded by a greenery garden, quiet temples, and picturesque walking paths.

Ryokan Kyoto

It is placed within walking distance of some of the beautiful sights in Kyoto, such as Honen-in Temple, The path of Philosophy, Ginkaku-ji Temple, Shinnyodo Temple, and Kurodani Temple.

Also, you will be just a stone’s throw away from the wonderful network of trails that leads you to Yoshida-Yama and the park located at the top of the hill.

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $1,083 to $1,400.
Official Site: yoshida-sanso.com
Phone: +81757716125.
Address: 59-1 Yoshidashimoojicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8314, Japan.

14. Seikoro Ryokan

From the well-appointed lobby to the set-back entrance area, the moment you arrive at Seikoro, you will sense their specialty.

It adopts an almost art neoteric approach to its decorations, especially in the general areas.

Slope of kyoto

The main highlight of the rooms includes a garden view and wooden bathtubs.

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $507 to $987.
Official Site: ryokan.asia
Telephone: 075-561-0771.
Address: 467 Nishitachibanacho, Gojo-dori 3-chome, Tonya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto.

Other Romantic Hotels in Japan

Except for Tokyo & Kyoto, there are many other romantic hotels all over the country.

Now, I will describe them here one by one.

15. Amanemu, Ise Shima National Park

Set within the forests of Ise Shima Park and overlooking the serene Bay of Pearls, Amanemu is an excellent honeymoon destination.

This resort is just perfect for you two to spend a few days in tranquility.

The suites are tiny islands of privacy, each consisting of a private onsen and ceiling to floor windows with views over the bay or gardens.

You will be welcomed with a homely touch of fresh flowers smell.

The hotel’s menu focuses on local ingredients, including delicious wagyu beef.

As it is near the bay, you can enjoy plenty of seafood like spiny lobster and abalone caught freshly, served in the form of sashimi to curry.

Abalone and Lobster

I will say, coming here with your bae will be one of the best decisions you have ever made.

Only romantic memories will stay with you while you leave this beautiful resort.

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $954 to $4,076.
Official Site: aman.com/resorts/amanemu
Telephone: +81345777920.
Address: 2165 Hazako Hamajima-cho, Shima, Mie 517-0403, Japan.

16. Edosan, Nara

Wanna be surrounded by deers!!

Yeah, sounds interesting, right?

Established in 1907, the original owner, together with geishas, used it as a set of entertainment and amusements.

Edosan has traditional-style guest rooms, which are placed in famous Nara Park.

As you may not know that Nara Park is filled with freely-roaming deers, hence you have the opportunity to befriend this adorable creature.

Nara park deer

The staffs are helpful here, but they may lack speaking English. So, if you email them, try to keep it simple.

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: Around $300.
Official Site: edosan.jp
Telephone: +81742262662.
Address: 1167 Takabatakecho, Nara, 630-8301, Japan.

17. Ryokan Hakone Ginyu, Kanagawa

Hakone Ginyu is located in the grand Hakone Mountain Range, featuring multiple traditional-style bathing pools, a hot-spring stone pool, and a hot tub.

The surrounding beauty represents a splendid color scheme in every season.

So, whenever you come, you will be blessed with an eye-catching natural scene.

And, your every moment will be filled with romance and affection.

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: Around $575.
Official Site: hakoneginyu.co.jp/en/
Telephone: +81353680790.
Address: 100-1, Miyanoshita, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa.

18. Iwaso, Miyajima Island

Nothing can match the feeling of being circled by an ocean!

Sited on Miyajima Island, one of the most panoramic spots in Japan, Iwaso ryokan has lovely maple tree gardens.

View of Miyajima Island

Each of its cottages has a different design, and among them, Cottage HANARE is loved by many celebrities.

Momijidani park

You two can relax with the soft sound of the stream while being evolved in the natural scene of Momijidani Valley.

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $307 to $409.
Official Site: iwaso.com/english
Telephone: +81829442233.
Address: 345-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0522, Japan.

19. Zaborin, Hokkaido

While the weather is cool, romance can make you warm!!

Yes, coming to Hokkaido in winter will be a chilling experience for you, and when you have your lover along, Zaborin ryokan is where you should head to.

It is set in the middle of a forest and just 15 minutes away from a ski resort.

Hokkaido mountain snow

Their villas are individual suites and have their own private indoor and outdoor onsen filled with volcanic spring waters.

As Hokkaido is the snow paradise of Japan, I will suggest you come here during the cold season to enjoy the free-falling snow and the warmness of your love.

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: $650 to $1,778.
Official Site: zaborin.com/en
Telephone: +81136230003.
Address: 76-4 Hanazono, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0084, Japan.

20. Hidatei Hanaougi, Takayama

The architecture of this hotel uses famous Japanese timbers like Jindai Keyaki Japanese Zelkova, Jindai sugi Japanese Cedar, and Yoshino sugi Japanese Cedar.

It is believed that trees have a natural soothing fluctuation effect like sunlight and breeze.

So, your vacation here will be full of relaxation and love.

Approximate Cost & Contact Info:
Per Night Cost: Around $365.
Official Site: hanaougi.co.jp/english/
Telephone: +81577362000.
Address: 411-1 Honobumachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0003, Japan.

Anyway, I have provided romantic hotels that are available to rent per night, but sometimes you go to some city for sightseeing and need an hourly hotel to rest.

In such a case, there are lots of love hotels in Japan, which you can consider too.

To name a few, Love Hotel Zebra in Tokyo, Hotel Alfa Kyoto, and many more.

Okay, we are at the end of our discussion.

Let’s move to the conclusion.

Conclusion

Well, by this time, I hope you have gathered enough information about some of the best romantic hotels in Japan.

Now, it’s time for you to choose where you’re gonna take your other half for a romantic stay.

And, lastly, I wish that only happiness leads your path, and nothing can separate you two from each other.