5 new luxury hotels to stay in Tokyo and its neighboring prefectures. Consider one of these luxurious accommodations on your next visit to Tokyo and its surrounding areas.


Luxurious time spent in nature away from daily life "Shishiwa House Karuizawa.

AXIS Web Magazine

Boutique Hotel to in Nature, design Journey at Shishiwa House Karuizawa.


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Stay at a masterpiece architectural hotel where you can relax as if you were in a villa.


A glimpse of Karuizawa's famous architectural hotel, Shishiwa House Karuizawa!

T Magazine, New York Times

Views from the monumental windows will make you feel as if you are floating in the forest canopy…

Travel + Leisure

One of Japan’s best new getaways…
Designed to stimulate creativity in an isolated, rural setting.

Design Anthology Magazine

It’s not every day one has the chance to stay in a property designed by a Pritzker Prize winner.


A Shigeru Ban-designed boutique hotel in Japan is among projects shortlisted in this year’s AHEAD Asia 2020 Awards.

Forbes Japan


Daily Telegraph

Shishi-Iwa House is a perfectly crafted hideaway with 10 rooms, offering a serene mix of contemporary art, architecture and nature.

Architectural Digest

This Japanese forest oasis raises the bar on design retreats…

A tranquil intellectual retreat, infused with warmth and airiness.

Pen Magazine

イノベーティブな建築は坂 茂氏の真骨頂。

Japan Times

Shishi-Iwa House aims to create a new-generation prototype of social hospitality.

Elle Japon


Vogue Japan


Singapore Tatler

To minimise the impact on the environment, the property has been built around the existing trees; the result is a unique curved exterior that’s at one with nature.

Habitus Living

The retreat focuses on creating connections with nature from the outside inward.

South China Morning Post

Its design embodies the idea of social hospitality – about guests spending time together to exchange ideas, yet retaining their privacy.

Design Milk

The gabled roof runs a sinuous curve around the woodlands, emphasizing the outdoor spaces and natural views.


A calm retreat of shaded courtyards, enclosed gardens and vast rooms.
Conceived by its architect to be a little out of the ordinary.


Shigeru Ban developed a building approach which respects the forest while carefully curating views from the guest rooms.