Top luxury hotels in Japan

If there ever was a land where opposites exist in zen-like harmony, Japan would be it. From geishas to cosplayers, ancient Shinto shrines to modern temples of hedonistic pleasure, the island nation exists as if in a time warp, where the past, present, and future come together in spectacular fashion.

Culture, food, nature – it’s all there for the taking, with the Japanese art of hospitality – omotenashi – ingrained deep in the culture. Other traditions are very much alive here too. Festivals are celebrated with fervor and poetic customs such as the flower viewing activity of hanami are enjoyed across the land.

​Two of the country’s most visited destinations are Tokyo and Kyoto – anagrams they may be, but the two cities also represent different sides of the same coin. One – a capital city with in-your-face pop culture and more Michelin-starred eateries than you can shake a yakitori stick at. The other – a land frozen in time, with awe-inspiring temples, atmospheric teahouses, and traditional geishas.

Two years since the inaugural publication, we’re back with a bigger and better 2nd edition of

100 BEST 2019-2020

Launched in April 2019, the second edition of 100 Best coffee table book highlights LuxuryHunt’s latest travel experiences in 26 countries across the globe, including in new destinations from Cuba to Kenya. The expanded 744-page publication now comes in two sizes and features the same gorgeous photography which has captured the essence of the journey since 2014. For the first time, the 2019/2020 edition of 100 BEST also features people, experiences and brands.

A series of launch events during 2019 brings the 2019/2020 100 BEST to Phuket, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bali, Zürich, London, Chengdu, New York and Bangkok.

100 BEST 2019-2020 Collection

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