Best Places to Stay in Japan, Travel Guide — The sights, sounds, smells, and cuisine of Japan have enticed millions of world travelers to her shores. There’s an energy—not to mention, a clear aesthetic—to the country that draws you in. It truly lets you know: you’re in a place like no other. While some gravitate to the adventurous countryside to stroll through thick forests and hike up towering mountains, others prefer to vacation in the other fast lane: city living. Both Tokyo and Okinawa are world-renowned for their technical innovation, superior restaurants, and unique accommodations. You get almost everything you’d want in these big cities, including any kind of specialized Japanese food tour you could imagine, breath-taking performances from street shows to packed theaters, and a whole lotta’ culture. Additionally, for those travelers who aren’t fluent in the language, you’ll find a decent concentration of English speakers in Tokyo and Okinawa… though, we highly recommend learning some common phrases and brushing up on your Japanese etiquette before your trip. When it comes to your hotel, it can seem overwhelming to pick from the thousands of offered accommodations—but fear not! YRH has put together a short-list of best places to stay in Japan for every kind of traveler.