From the Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo to the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk in Fukuoka, all of these group travel hotels have 1,000+ rooms.
Japan’s 20 times smaller than Australia, and yet, it has five times as many inhabitants: 126.8 million call it home. Tourism is also gargantuan here: thus, here are five of the country’s biggest hotels perfect for group travel.
Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo
With 3,680 rooms and suites across 39 floors, the Shinagawa Prince Hotel is by far the biggest hotel complex in Japan, and one of the biggest in the world. Built in 1992, it benefited from a 2012 renovation.
There are indoor and outdoor pools, a games room, indoor tennis, and 24 karaoke rooms. Then, there are no less than 11 dining options, from Food Court Shinagawa Kitchen for affordable food to go, to the glamorous Dining & Bar Table 9 Tokyo, offering panoramic views of the city.
Shinjuku Washington Hotel, Tokyo
A three star with 1,279 rooms and suites across 35 floors, another great hotelling option for group travel in Tokyo is the Shinjuku Washington Hotel. The standard triple room is great for groups, measuring in at 24.2m squared; the next largest is the superior double room, which is close behind at 20.1m squared.
There’s a health spa offering hot tubs and massages on-site, plus several dining options. Grab some Chinese porridge and boiled dumplings for breakfast at Serari-geihinkan, or the NYC-inspired Manhattan Table, serving Californian and authentic Japanese cuisine.
APA Hotel & Resort, Tokyo Bay
Now to Tokyo Bay, and the APA Hotel & Resort, a skyscraper boasting 1,001 rooms and suites across 50 floors. Last renovated in 2006, the complex has outdoor tennis, two outdoor pools and a children’s pool, plus a games room and a health spa.
Dining options include Anchor Tokyo, the Lobby Lounge and, on the top floor, Teppanyaki yasuma. The top floor is also the location of the gym,
The hotel is 60 minutes from Haneda Airport, and 45 minutes from Narita Airport. Nearby attractions include the ZOZO Marine Stadium, which is five minutes by foot, and Tokyo Disney Resort, which is 16 minutes away by train.
Shin Yokohama Prince, Yokohama
Another skyscraper hotel, the Shin Yokohama Prince in Yokohama has 1,002 rooms and suites across 42 floors. A standard room clocks in at 17m squared, while a suite proves great for group travel, measuring in at approximately 62m squared.
Dining options include the Top of Yokohama Bar Lounge & Banquet for stellar views of the city, plus Buffet Dining Kochel, which has seven live kitchens serving a variety of cuisines.
On-site amenities include a health club, spa and outdoor pool. The famous KOSÉ Shin Yokohama SKATE CENTER is a five-minute walk from the hotel.
Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk, Fukuoka
Last on our list of hotels perfect for group travel in Japan and remaining in Fukuoka, it’s the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk, which has 1,053 hotels and suites across 35 floors – and all have an ocean view!
There’s a 24-hour fitness centre, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and a massage service available. Restaurant and dining options such as Tomozuna Sushi Kappo, Kinyohtei Teppanyaki and Clouds Lounge & Bar are located 123m in the air!
Based in Hakata Bay, nearby attractions to the hotel include the 234m-high Fukuoka Tower, Fukuoka City Museum and the Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome, a 38,561-person stadium. The hotel is only 20 minutes from Fukuoka Airport.