Located in Asakusa – a place where the traditional and modern mix – &AND HOSTEL is not only a “smart hostel,” incorporating Internet-of-Things smart devices, but also a futuristic entertainment facility that’s a sightseeing destination in itself. These many high-tech devices can be accessed through the hostel’s dedicated application, &IoT, making the hostel both a must-see for techies and convenient for the rest of us. Address: 2-4-7 Nihon Kan, Taito-ku Website: https://andhostel.jp/asakusanorth/ Tel: 03-5808-7978

Address: 1-17-7 Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku Website: bookandbedtokyo.com/en/tokyo/index.html Tel: 03-6914-2914

Head down Chiba's Boso Peninsula for a getaway experience with a few unique twists. Named one of the “Top 5 Airbnb Places to Stay in Japan” by Vogue Japan, Reef Break Resort is a private campsite overlooking the ocean, and boasts a large, dark green yurt in the center of a wooden patio, tables and chairs out front, in front of an outdoor rotemburo, which the owner explains he made entirely himself “out of old and recycled cans.” A slice of heaven for escaping a hectic Tokyo city life. Address: 589 Ohara, Isumi-shi, Chiba Website: http://www.reefbreakresort.com/contact-us.html Tel: 090-9392-8605

Address: 41-1 Shinshoin-cho, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima-ken Website: www.shiroyama-g.co.jp Tel: +81 (0)99-224-2200

Tokyo Tower: the famous landmark has always been quite a sight to see, but with newer landmarks constantly popping up all over the city, it’s no surprise that the good old tower…

Founded 50 years ago, Zagyosoh – which is set within Izu’s Ukiyama hot spring district as well as the Fuji Hakone National Park – has transformed over the years from a small four-room traditional inn to a luxury resort spanning 16,528 square meters. It’s the first Abba Resort in Japan, and as of 2017 it’s also the first and only Japanese ryokan to be accepted as a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) group. Its closest station, Izu-Kogen, is just 120 minutes by train from Tokyo, making it an easy retreat from the city, even if just for a night. Address: 1741 Yawatano, Ito-shi, Shizuoka Website: zagyosoh.com/en    Tel: 0557-53-1170

Address: 2-14-14 Akasaka, Minato-ku Website: www.m-innsomnia.com   Tel: 03 3568 3456

Address: The Otemachi Tower, 1-5-6 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku Website: www.aman.com/resorts/aman-tokyo    Tel: 03-5224-3333

Address: 1-23-4, Toranomon, Minato-ku  Website: tokyo.andaz.hyatt.com    Tel: 03-6830-1234

Just 26 minutes from Tokyo Station, this high-rise hotel is a landmark of Saitama city and offers breathtaking views reaching all the way to Mt Fuji. It serves as a great base for those planning a visit to the historical Railway Museum (www.railway-museum.jp/en) or Saitama Stadium 2002 (www.stadium2002.com/en/), which is the largest soccer stadium in Japan. Address: 2-5-1 Nakacho, Saitama-shi Website: www.royalpines.co.jp/urawa/english   Tel: 047-827-1111

This  hotel is located right next to Tokyo Dome, the home stadium of the Yomiuri Giants baseball team. Just outside the doors of this conveniently situated hotel are an amusement park, a huge hot spring complex, and a traditional garden called Koishikawa Korakuen. For dining, drop in at Rilassa restaurant on the third floor. For an unforgettable view, visit The Artist’s Café on the 43rd floor, where you can enjoy live music and a variety of fine cuisine from 150m above ground. Average Price: Lunch ¥3,000 Dinner ¥5,000 Address: 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku Website: www.tokyodome-hotels.co.jp/e/   Tel: 03-5805-2111

Located in the port area of Naha in Okinawa Prefecture, Loisir Spa Tower Naha features a natural hot spring and spa facilities. All rooms come furnished with balconies – and some with in-room onsen – to make for the utmost luxury during your stay. If you’re feeling peckish, you can drop in at the all-day dining restaurant Fontaine, or try Okinawan cuisine at Ryukyu Dining HANAFU. There’s also Planet, a bar with a spectacular oceanside view, and the sunset terrace, Papillon. Address: 3-2-1 Nishi , Naha Website: www.loisir-spatower.com   Tel: 098-868-2222