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The images of ryokan (traditional inns), kominka (old houses), and hotels below display our preference for the small and specialized—places that do not impose on the land, but are part of it, complementing the surrounds and reflecting local specialties. Find what interests you and click on the image to learn more and book your stay. Be sure to check out explore and taste for regional selections and food recommendations, respectively.

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Zaborin | Hokkaido

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Healing ritual.

A sanctuary of minimalist splendor and refined luxury...

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Zenagi | Nagano

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Nature meets nurture.

Exclusive expedition hotel in the hills...

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Chiiori | Tokushima

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Chiiori is a house, and a dream.

Hidden within the "Tibet of  Japan"...

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Chiiori | Tokushima

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Chiiori is a house, and a dream.

Hidden within the "Tibet of  Japan"...

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Zenagi | Nagano

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Nature meets nurture.

Exclusive expedition hotel in the hills...

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Zaborin | Hokkaido

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Healing ritual.

A sanctuary of minimalist splendor and refined luxury...