Sustainable Luxury: 3 Eco-Conscious Hotels in Japan

Japan has been at the forefront of innovations for years now – from energy efficient vehicles to miniature electronics. These advancements also now include eco-friendly hotels ranging in both size and price. Whether you prefer a lavishly large suite or simply a single-person room, these environmentally-friendly practices are being exercised even in the most popular of places. These are just some of our favorite eco-conscious Japanese hotels.

Shinagawa Prince Hotel

 

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Located in the heart of Tokyo, the Shinagawa Prince Hotel is within walking distance to Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower and the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum. In the last five years, the hotel has began selling natural mineral water straight from Mount Minamiuonuma-Hakkaisan. It has also been working on a large solar farm project “Prince Energy Eco Farm Nango”. Its amenities range from an 11-screen cinema to an aquarium and various pools. Enjoy a relaxing day of golf or opt for a beauty day in the hotel spa. Day care services are also offered if you’d like to explore more of the city. With 13 restaurants total, the Shinagawa also features a variety of Japanese cuisine along with many Chinese dishes. Rooms start at around $105 per night. If you would like to book a stay, check out their room options and pricing HERE.

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku

 

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With 970 rooms total, Hotel Gracery Shinjuku is located just minutes from Omoide Yokocho and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. Guests can choose from a standard single room up to a superior double room. The hotel even offers a triple room option should you be traveling with multiple people.  All rooms are supplied with all-natural mineral water, Japanese tea and in-ceiling Panasonic air-e ion generators. Breakfast options include both Western and Japanese menu items to satisfy guests from around the world. You may even spot Godzilla atop the hotel when you first arrive! We recommend walking to the nearby Shinjuku station to explore even more of Tokyo and the surrounding restaurants and bars. Rooms start at around $130 a night and you can book your next stay at the hotel HERE.

Hotel Monterey Akasaka

 

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Hotel Monterey Akasaka combines luxury with practicality to recreate the atmosphere of a London townhouse. Located in the center of Tokyo, guests are able to explore the city as well as major hubs such as Shibuya and Tokyo Station. The rooms vary from standard single to deluxe twin options. All rooms have a modern English elegance as well as air purifiers and humidifiers. You won’t want to miss the hotel restaurant Escale, featuring views of the beautiful Akasaka scenery and classic French cuisine. We also recommend attending their daily buffet-style breakfast to enjoy both Western and Japanese dishes. The hotel’s many banquet halls can also be reserved for your future conferences and meetings. Rooms start at just $70 per night. To book your next stay, visit their website HERE.

Not only is Japan great for experiencing the nightlife and culture, they are also enacting their own eco-friendly laws. With incentives in place for both residents and businesses, Tokyo is hoping to become the most eco-friendly city in the entire world. Hotels have adopted these environmental practices in their own businesses while also becoming leaders in both technology and green energy. Through options such as natural mineral water and solar farms, Japanese hotels are joining the movement and respecting their limited natural resources. Looking to add even more luxury to your visit? Check out our favorite Michelin Star restaurants in Tokyo for a fine dining experience you won’t forget!

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