Experience world-renowned Japanese hospitality through the spiritual philosophy of their ancient inns with the ryokan collection. Secret Retreats offers an extensive collection of the best traditional Japanese ryokan set amongst luscious rural landscapes.

The east Asian island nation of Japan is renowned for maintaining its deeply rooted traditions while embracing a modern and technological future. The result? A fascinating land of unique contrasts. Also known as Nippon, Japan is divided into 47 prefectures and its culture dates back thousands of years.

Due to the traditional etiquette involved in using onsen baths, this experience can often be missed by visitors to Japan. Let Secret Retreats’ concierges introduce and guide you through our ryokan collection so you don’t miss this authentic Japanese experience from luxury ryokan with private onsen to traditional onsen ryokan and the truly authentic Japanese experience.
Akita

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Akita

Hokkaido

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Hokkaido

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa

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Kyoto

Kyoto

Kyushu

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Kyushu

Nagoya

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Nagoya

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Tokyo

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Situated in the Pacific Ocean in East Asia, the island nation of Japan simultaneously embraces both its past and its future. Divided into 47 prefectures and also known as Nippon, Japan’s spiritual culture dates back thousands of years. Beyond the bustling life and skyscrapers found in its capital Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima and other vibrant cities, this land is filled with a treasure trove of temples, gardens, museums and natural wonders. Its indigenous arts include: tea ceremony, calligraphy, pottery, origami, ikebana (flower arranging), abundant festivals, and exquisite cuisine. Discover Nippon’s welcoming spirit and unique customs.

Not far from Tokyo, amidst mountains and views of Mount Fuji, Hakone is famous for its hot springs and walking trails. Laden with historical treasures, charming Kyoto is a spectacular voyage in itself. Wilderness enriched Hokkaido, filled with national parks and abundant wildlife, is a nature lovers paradise, drawing ski enthusiasts to its winter wonderland slopes in and around Niseko. Okinawa Prefecture in the south and Kyushu Japan’s third largest island also have their own charm. Endless sights, sounds and tastes— purify the spirit in the “Land of the Rising Sun”.