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The best small luxury hotels in Japan

Boasting unique locations and world-class service, small luxury hotels are becoming a hugely popular option for the world’s most discerning travellers. Here we’ve selected seven of the best in Japan

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Whether it’s a lakeside retreat, an authentic townhouse in the foothills of a mountain range or a wellness beach resort, Japan’s range of small luxury hotels rivals the boutique accommodation in chic destinations across the globe. While it may be tempting to opt to stay in the some of the country’s larger, more established hotels, small luxury hotels often offer a unique experience ‒ and you’ll enjoy superb, personalised service, too. Here we’ve picked seven of Japan’s finest small luxury hotels to inspire your next visit to the country.



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