5 Super Cool Themed-Hotels In Japan For Your Year-End Holidays

Dharshaini Grace

Dharshaini Grace

Last updated 07 October, 2022

After more than two years of closure and strict border measures, you can now travel to Japan freely starting 11th October 2022! This was announced by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a news conference in New York back in 22nd September 2022. 

Officially removing its daily cap of 50,000 people, tourists are now able to travel independently instead of travelling with authorized tour groups. Not only that, selected countries will enjoy Visa exemptions - yes, that includes Malaysia! 

If you’re planning to travel there, you definitely need to check out these super cool hotels in Japan. Let’s go! 

1. Keio Plaza Hotel Tama - For Hello Kitty Fanatics japanhotel-08

Source: Keio Plaza Hotel Tama Instagram

Hello Kitty enthusiasts, you’re in for a kawaii treat at Keio Plaza Hotel Tama! This 4-star hotel houses Hello Kitty rooms with Hello Kitty walls, furniture and decorative pieces. You may be stunned by the overwhelming cute Hello Kitty in the rooms but other than that, the hotel features a karaoke room on the 47th floor. 

Starting price: RM644

Website: Keio Plaza Hotel Tama 

 

2. Tokyo Disneyland Hotels - Where Disney Characters Come To Life


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Want to live your very own fairytale dream? You’re in for a magical adventure because Tokyo Disneyland offers 3 hotels - each with its own unique Disney-themed room design! 

  • Tokyo Disneyland Hotel 

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Source: Tokyo Disneyland Hotels

Choose from 4 fairytale-themed rooms featuring Tinker Bell, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella. 

Starting price: RM1,750

Website: Tokyo Disneyland Hotel 

  • Disney Ambassador Hotel

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Source: Tokyo Disneyland Hotels

Lie in bed with your favourite Disney animal characters! There are themed-rooms of Mickey and Friends, Chip and Dale and even Stitch! 

Starting price: RM1,089

Website: Disney Ambassador Hotel 

  • Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel

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Source: Tokyo Disneyland Hotels

Obsessed with Toy Story characters such as Buzz Lightyear and Woody? Then you simply have to stay at Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel! Let your imagination go to infinity and beyond at this Pixar Toy Story-themed hotel. 

Starting Price: RM1,265

Website: Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel 

 

3. Grand Chariot Awaji Island - Especially For Naruto Fans! 


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Source: Grand Chariot Awaji Island 

Bring out the ninja in you at Grand Chariot Awaji Island! Everything here, right from the bedroom to the washroom is decorated with Naruto-themed items. Plus, there’s a clear half-dome window for you to star-gaze at night. Not only that, but you can also take home memorabilia offered by the hotel. Perfect for Naruto fans! 

Starting price: RM2,599

Website: Grand Chariot Awaji Island

 

4. Hotel Gracery Shinjuku - Have Godzilla Lurking Over Your Bed


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Source: Hotel Gracery Shinjuku Instagram 

Have a roaring day with Godzilla! Because everything at Hotel Gracery Shinjuku revolves around this iconic Japanese character. Opt for the “Godzilla View Room” and you’ll be able to see a huge Godzilla!

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The rooms are also furnished with lots of Godzilla posters, decorations and themed treats. 

Starting price: RM853

Website: Hotel Gracery Shinjuku 

 

5. Henn Na Hotel Kyoto - World’s First Hotel Run By Robots


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Source: Henn Na Hotel Kyoto 

The world’s very first hotel that’s staffed by robot - specifically robot dinosaurs - by Guinness World Records is Henn Na Hotel Kyoto! Walk into the hotel and check in with robot dinos waiting to greet you. If you aren’t amazed by that yet, these robot dinos are programmed to speak in multiple languages, so you don’t have to worry about speaking in “robot” language. They’ll even carry your luggage to your room! 

Starting price: RM531

Website: Henn Na Hotel Kyoto

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