|Above, a budget hotel such as the Asia Center of Japan is just fine for me. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
When I look for a hotel in Japan (or anywhere else, for that matter), I usually look for location, cost, amenities and restaurants (either in the hotel or nearby). I go to places to go see things, not sit in the hotel room, so I am not concerned if it is a five-star or a two-star hotel. Just as long as it is not a dump with bedbugs and no need for a CSI kit to inspect the room.
However, other people want to have a taste of luxury while traveling. If they can afford it, more power to them. That's just not my priority for accommodations while traveling.
TripAdvisor.com has their Travelers' Choice Awards list of the top 25 hotels in Japan and, naturally, most (if not all) of them are five-star hotels. If you prefer and, most importantly, can afford a five-star hotel, you will enjoy seeing what they look like and why they made the Travelers' Choice Awards.
I have to admit, they all look nice!
To see them, go here.