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Survey: The most expensive luxury hotels in Japan

Updated: January 31, 2018

A beautiful resort located in the coastal city of Shima, home to Japan’s most sacred Shinto shrines, has been revealed as the country’s most expensive luxury hotel in a new survey by

The survey looked at rates at high-end hotels and resorts across the country, using the cheapest double room during the months of January and February 2018 as the point of comparison. These months are typically the time of the year when accommodation costs in Japan are at their highest.

Overlooking the calm waters of Ago Bay, the hot spring resort of Amanemu came top of the survey’s rankings with a minimum rate of $1,204 per night. The second and third most expensive options, according to the survey, are the Gora Kadan resort in Hakone, and the Aman Tokyo, with rates of $1,140 and $1,006, respectively.

Situated at the summit of the 40-storey Otemachi Tower in the city’s main business district and part of the same hotel group as the Amanemu resort, the Aman Tokyo emerged from the survey as the Japanese capital’s most expensive hotel. Meanwhile, the city is represented by an additional four hotels in the Top Ten, including the Peninsula ($680) and the Four Seasons ($669).

The table below shows the 10 priciest luxury hotels and resorts in Japan. The rates shown reflect the cost for the cheapest available room in each property during January and February 2018.

  1. Amanemu (Shima) $1,204
  2. Gora Kadan (Hakone) $1,140
  3. Aman Tokyo $1,006
  4. Asaba (Ito) $917
  5. Beniya Mukayu (Ishikawa) $758
  6. Sankara Hotel & Spa (Yakushima) $682
  7. The Peninsula Tokyo $680
  8. Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo $669
  9. Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo $610
  10. Park Hyatt Tokyo $606

About the survey

The survey was conducted in December 2017. For every luxury hotel in Japan, the cheapest available rate for a double room during the months of January and February was recorded, based on prices given by leading hotel booking websites. Only 2-3 night stays were considered for the survey, excluding Sunday-Monday. More affordable rates may be available for stays of four nights or more.

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