"The Luxury Japan Award" honors Japan's leading luxury hotels, ryokan, and restaurants. The award will be held for the second time in 2022, and a restaurant category has been newly established.
Based on the original selection criteria, the best 10 hotels in each category are selected by the selection committee chaired by Kengo Kuma, and the best 10 facilities will be awarded the titles of Hotel of the year and Restaurant of the year.
Kanolly Resorts was established in Hakuba Village, Nagano Prefecture in December 2022. This private villa with butler service is limited to one couple per day and features three gassho-style roofs that resemble the three mountains of Hakuba. The villa boasts 400 square meters of space, including three bedrooms, an outdoor bath, a living room, and a private garden. For meals, guests can enjoy meat dishes at the adjoining steak restaurant, which is connected to the villa by an inner corridor, as well as dishes prepared by a sushi chef and other chefs from restaurants in Tokyo that are difficult to book.
"Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama Honten" is a top-class ryotei restaurant founded by Teiichi Yuki, who was called the god of Japanese cuisine. Currently, the third generation chef, Kunio Tokuoka, is the executive chef, continuing the teachings of Mr. Yuki. The restaurant's location is excellent, and it is already a favorite of many wealthy people from abroad. His cuisine, which is based on tradition but also makes use of free ideas, is full of warmth and surprises that will make you feel at home, and you can enjoy the best hospitality in a space that changes with the seasons and has a calm and serene atmosphere.
The Selection Committee members nominated candidates based on the following selection criteria, and all Selection Committee members cast their votes in advance from among the nominated candidates. After disclosing the results of the voting, all members of the selection committee deliberated and decided on the 10 best hotels in each category. The establishments with the highest scores were selected as Hotel of the year and Restaurant of the year.
Luxury Japan Tourism Organization is an organization established to promote luxury tourism in Japan by attracting wealthy travelers from around the world.
It hosts the Luxury Japan Virtual Travel Market (LJTM), a B-to-B platform for luxury travel, and has more than 85 overseas travel agents and 40 leading accommodation providers in Japan as members.