Yuzawa Quattro provides the familiar comfort of a Four Seasons with the aesthetic of a traditional Japanese homestay. Each individually themed suite comes equipped with comfy luxurious beds, a private open-air hot spring bath and balcony, and modern facilities like LCD TVs, Bose audio system, free Wi-Fi and a coffee machine. A traditional Japanese multi-course dinner is served every night, and guests can request a Western-style breakfast served in their room. Easily accessable, the Four Seasons Yuzawa Quattro is a 5-minute walk from JR Echigo-yuzawa Shinkansen (bullet train) Station. Free pick-up services are offered from the station and luggage storage services are offered for free as well. Ski equipment rental is available onsite, and Yuzawa Kogen Ski Resort and NASPA Ski Garden are both within a 10-minute drive.   Address: 〒949-6101 Niigata Prefecture, Minamiuonuma District, Yuzawa, 1926-4 Website: www.quattro-yuzawa.jp Tel: 03-5379-5668

Address: 2485, Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi-ken Website: www.hotel-shikisai.co.jp    Tel: 0288-55-1010

Nestled in the mountains in the heart of Nara Prefecture, Yunotani Senkei is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, offering guests the perfect place to get away from it all. Opened in October 2017, a stay at this secluded ryokan offers an exquisite encounter with traditional Japanese hot spring culture in the privacy of your own room. Though the ryokan itself is new, the area has been famous for its curative waters for over 560 years. Yunotani Senkei continues the tradition of this illustrious area with water taken straight from the spring source —a rarity even in Japan — and sent to its baths at a piping 50 degrees Celsius. For those in the mood for some company, the shared facilities boast a sauna and several baths that can be enjoyed around the clock. Address: Totsukawa Tosenji Onsen, 714-2 Musashi, Totsukawa-mura, Yoshino-gun, Nara Website: takumihanga.com    Tel: 0746-62-0888

Address: 2-5-25 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka Website: www.ritzcarlton.com    Tel: 06-6343-7000

The Key Highland Izu is ideal for honeymoons or just some self-pampering. Toast Champagne or local Izu sake at the 5-star resort's lounge or dine at the on-site gourmet restaurant where chefs create signature cuisine using fresh local seafood and produce. Take a dip in the luxurious seasonal outdoor swimming pool or stroll through the beautiful, sprawling gardens to truly escape at this paradise located in the onsen resort town of Ito. Each accommodation comes equipped with air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, electric tea kettle and mini-fridge. Select rooms offer a private balcony while all guests are welcome to take advantage of the resort's outdoor terrace. Just a 100-minute train ride from Tokyo, The Key Highland Izu also offers free shuttle rides from Shizuoka Airport. Address: 413-0232 Shizuoka, Ito, Yawatano 1253-25 Website: highland-izu  Tel: 0288-76-2032

Address: 10-5 Shinsen-cho, Shibuya-ku Website: nadeshiko-hotel.jp/en/    Tel: 03-5489-3667

First launched in 2009, Nine Hours now has eight locations around Japan, including at Narita Airport, and in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Sendai. They have a women’s only hotel in Kanda, and their newest property opened in Akasaka on May 10. Since capsule hotels are meant to offer short stays for urbanites, Nine Hours has created a design style and ambiance that encourages guests to get out and about and explore the city. Walking past their Akasaka property, you can glimpse the cute, comfy capsules through the huge glass windows, so there’s a sense of no barrier between inside and outside. And their name? It’s based on the total amount of time generally needed for the three basic actions of each guest: shower (one hour), sleep (seven hours), get dressed (one hour) = nine hours. Address: 4-3-14 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo Website: ninehours.co.jp    Tel: 03-5545-1516

Somewhere between a capsule hotel and a business hotel, First Cabin offers rooms that are a little more spacious than your average capsule accommodation. The company was founded in 2006, and has expanded to include 19 locations nationwide, with eight locations in Tokyo alone. The word “cabin” is the perfect term to describe the compact suites on offer. Depending on your budget and how much space you want, you can choose between four different types – First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy Class, and Premium Class. Except for the Premium Class cabins, the capsules are divided up into men’s and women’s areas, and they offer public baths, showers, powder rooms, and even a bar at some of the locations. Address: 2-11-10 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Website: first-cabin.jp    Tel: 03-6240-9798

Address: 436-25 Okuhida Onsengo Nakao, Takayama, Gifu Website: www.nakaodaira.co.jp/en    Tel: 0578-89-2568