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Top-Rated Pet-Friendly Hotels in Japan

By Guidable Writers Nov 24, 2022

Do you want to go away for a weekend – or two – but you don’t want to leave your dog or cat behind? Keep reading on to find out some of the top-rated pet-friendly hotels to spend some days with your furry and not-furry family.

Pet-Friendly Hotels to Spend Time Away with Your Pet

Village Izu Kogen (Ito, Shizuoka)

Renewed in 2021, one of the three buildings that make up Village Izu Kogen is exclusively for guests who want to stay overnight with their dogs. The facility also has a large dog run where you can play with your dogs and they are free to run around without a leash. More rooms have been added for you to enjoy your resort stay with your dog.

Ace Hotel (Kyoto)

Ace Hotel in Kyoto is the regional Japanese branch of an artsy hotel company where pets are considered precious members of the family. You can reserve a room that allows you and your dog to stay together. All dog-friendly rooms are equipped with a range of amenities to give you the most comfortable stay, such as: cookies made by a pastry chef, dog beds, food and water bowls, toiletries, deodorant spray, sterile wet wipes, humidifying air purifier, hair remover cleaners. The receptionist is available to offer information on nearby salons, restaurants, and cafes where you can enter with your dog and other places where you can spend time with your dog.

You’ll need to pay a fee of 14,300 yen per dog per night (tax included), and a maximum of two dogs (under 15 kg of weight) per room can stay together. As a measure to ensure all guests’ safety, proof of rabies vaccination is needed, and you will also have to sign a liability waiver upon check-in.

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Fuji Premium Resort Forest Village (Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi)

Forest Village, part of Fuji Premium Resort, has 85 square meters rooms where up to two medium or large dogs and four small dogs are allowed. 

Dogs can stay free of charge, or a separate fee of 2,200 yen could be charged, depending on the plan.

All rooms have a private and separate dog run, so even dogs that do not get along with other ones will be able to run around freely.

Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel (Tokyo)

Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel is a pet-friendly accommodation located within the city, overlooking Tokyo Bay in Urayasu.

The dog-friendly suites are equipped with signature Sheraton amenities, both for humans and non-humans. The latter include dog beds, mats with food bowls, and an in-room dining menu that was created specifically for dogs.

A dedicated dog lounge and dog-friendly rooms are available to ensure comfort and provide convenient services at every point of the stay. A dog cabin service from 9 AM to 9 PM is provided if you need to leave your dog for a short time when you go out. Finally, the hotel is located in close proximity to Tokyo Disney Resort, allowing you to walk right into the park with your dog.

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Yutorelo Tateshina Hotel with Dogs (Nagano)

Yutorelo Tateshina Hotel with Dogs, located in Nagano prefecture and easy to reach by car and with public transportation, is the perfect hotel getaway for your and your dog. 

Immersed in nature, the hotel is surrounded by a 400 meters long forest trail where you can walk or run along with your dog while enjoying the woods and the fresh and clean air when you feel the need to get out of the bustling environment of the city.

Within the hotel premises, two external and one internal dog run have been set up for dogs to be able to walk and run around freely without the constraint of a leash and for guests to be able to spend time with their beloved pets without any worry.

If you feel like exploring the area, Shirakaba Lake and Utsukushigahara Open Air Museum are close by, around 20-30 minutes by car.

Book Your Stay at One of the Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Japan

If you already gave up the idea of being able to go away on holiday with your pet, book a room in one of these best-ranked, cozy pet-friendly hotels for a change of scenery.

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