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One of the (many) great pleasures of a luxury holiday in Japan is the quality and variety of the accommodation. In fact we defy anyone to be unimpressed with the futuristic luxury on offer in the best skyscraper hotels of Tokyo with their amazing views across the city (and sometimes all the way to Mount Fuji), incredible restaurants and uber-mod cons. Away from the capital the absolute must is a stay in a luxury ryokan traditional inn. These small guesthouses offer an invaluable insight into Japanese home life and traditions, with their futon beds, tatami walls and yakata dressing gowns, but most of all thanks to the exceptional multi-course kaiseki dinners they serve. Raw fish fan or otherwise, this is genuinely one of the most memorable experiences in travel: