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Situated in economic hub Otemachi only a few minutes from the Imperial Palace, Hoshinoya Tokyo is uniquely created as a Japanese ryokan reminiscent of a tower, embodying the company's 100-year expertise in the business. Relax in a tatami-floored room equipped with an onsen bath and indulge in seasonal cuisine. While an experience like this is more common in the countryside, Hoshinoya Tokyo brings the best of Japanese hospitality to the heart of the capital. Feature image courtesy of Hoshino Resorts. Address: 1-9-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku Website: hoshinoya.com/tokyo/en Tel: 050-3786-1144

A secluded onsen ryokan located on a hill overlooking Ago Bay, Basaratei is one of the most luxurious accommodations in the scenic area of Ise-Shima and makes for a delightful weekend getaway from the hustle-and-bustle of Tokyo. All rooms have an open-air bath and the complex has three private chartered hot spring baths. All baths are exclusively sourced from Ise-shima Kashikojima Onsen. Each bathing facility differs in design for guests to enjoy a variety of bathing experiences. Address: 3618-74 Agocho Ugata, Shima-city, Mie, 517-0501 Website: basaratei.com/en/ Tel: 0599-46-1189

After driving up a long winding road, offering expansive views over the rolling mountains and towns of Shizuoka, you arrive at Katsuragi Kitanomaru, a dream-like castle resort constructed from seven 200-year-old repurposed country homes. Pass over the impressive moat and main gate, and you will enter the spacious grounds of the hotel resort, boasting not only beautifully designed tatami rooms with original beams and sunken hearths, but also a vast Japanese garden, three public baths, and two golf courses, all perfectly blending history with modernity. Make sure to stay in one of the Japanese-style suites and let yourself get transported back to the Edo-era. To complete your modern castle experience, indulge in one of the hotel's splendid kaiseki dinners, which combine the region's best produce and meat in a beautiful succession of courses you will never forget. Address: 2505-2 Ugari, Fukuroi, Shizuoka Website: www.yamaharesort.co.jp    Tel: 0538-48-6118

Shimokitazawa is the ultra-stylish area of Tokyo located on the Inokashira or Odakyu lines. The area is known for secondhand shops, music, stylish cafés. Now with illi Shimokitazawa you can also experience the ultimate sleepover experience. The concept is simple – a stylish sleepover for the millennials on-the-go. Amenities aside, the large apartment is easily big enough to comfortably sleep six friends in this open room design. The room (lacking any partition walls) flows from the bedroom, to the living room and kitchen with separate rooms for the washroom and shower room. • Bookings available through Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and other sites. • Price fluctuates depending on the season, etc. Up to 6 guests per room. • Number of rooms: 4 rooms (Each room occupies an entire floor) How Much: ¥20,000 per night Address: 3-6F San Monique Shimokitazawa, 2-24-12 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo Tel: 03-6805-3331 Website: http://shimokitahostel.com 

This hotel boasts a luxurious terrace and lounge on its 14th floor. Various services are offered throughout the day, including a vegetable-rich breakfast, coffee, buffets, a delicious dinner and even late-night snacks. While sipping your cup of joe, guests can browse the library and learn about Hiroshima's rich culture. Address: 16-5 Teppo-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Website: www.intergatehotels.jp/hiroshima/  Tel: 082-224-6110

Perfect for those who want to do some sightseeing, this Kanazawa hotel has a coffee counter in the center of the lobby that represents Japan's traditional tea ceremony and the everyday life of Kanazawa. Feel a sense of the history and culture of the city through the hotel's design and decor, including the walls which are inspired by the ishigaki (stone walls) of Kanazawa Castle and translated into a contemporary design. Address: 2-5 Takaokacho, Kanazawa city, Ishikawa Prefecture Website: www.intergatehotels.jp/kanazawa/    Tel: 076-260-7200

Address: 1491, Gakutou, Hikawa-cho, Izumo-shi, Shimane-ken Website: www.yuyado-souan.jp    Tel: 0853-72-0226

How Much: from ¥3,000 per night Address: 2F Shinsaibashi Daiwa Bldg., 1-12-20 Higashi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka Website: thedorm.jp    Tel: 06-4708-7441

Taketomi Island, one of the southernmost Okinawan islands in Japan, is a rare untouched paradise with only three villages. There, Hoshinoya Taketomi Island offers a tropical getaway like no other. Stay in a traditional Okinawan bungalow, surrounded by vast greenery and white coral sand roads with sweeping views of the ocean. The resort boasts a 46-meter long pool, that is open day and night — perfect for stargazing and sunbathing alike.  Address: Taketomi, Taketomicho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa Website: hoshinoya.com/taketomijima/en/ Tel: 050-3786-1144

Address: 8-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku Website: hotelgajoen-tokyo.com Tel: 03-3491-4111