Best Western adds two Japan destinations

10th Dec 2011
Best Western adds two Japan destinations

Global hotel chain Best Western International has further boosted its presence in Japan with the opening of two new hotels in Nagoya and Yonezawa. Both properties are the first Best Western in each destination.

The 99-room BEST WESTERN The Japonais Yonezawa in the city of Yonezawa in Yamagata Prefecture, enjoys an ideal location close to shops and transportation networks and is a great choice for business and leisure travelers. Comfortably furnished and inviting, the guestrooms feature high speed LAN Internet allowing guests to stay connected, while facilities include a breakfast restaurant and ample car parking.

The 140-room BEST WESTERN Hotel Nagoya is conveniently located in Nagoya, the largest city in central Japan and capital city of Aichi Prefecture. It offers business and leisure travelers easy access to the Nagoya Terminal station and the Sakae shopping, dining and entertainment centre. The chic guestrooms feature Simmons® beds, high quality towels from Imabari city and fine amenities including high speed internet access. Facilities include a restaurant, coffee shop, laundry service, safe deposit boxes and meeting and banquet rooms.

“Best Western is always thrilled to add to its growing network in Japan, especially when the newest hotels are in new destinations. The opening of BEST WESTERN The Japonais Yonezawa, BEST WESTERN Hotel Nagoya and other new properties in the near future, is evidence of our commitment to what is one of Asia’s most fascinating destinations. Best Western is extremely proud to be taking part in promoting Japan’s tourism to more and more of the world’s travelers,” said Best Western International’s Vice President International Operations – Asia & the Middle East, Glenn de Souza.

Yonezawa boasts beautiful natural scenery, with picturesque forests and mountains to the south, east and west which provide for great skiing. It also offers numerous hot springs and is famous around Japan for its delicious Yonezawa Beef and Yonezawa Carp delicacies. Rich in culture and history, Yonezawa was once a castle town home to the Uesugi clan and among the city’s many enchanting shrines which can be explored today is Uesugi Shrine.


Nagoya is the fourth most populous urban area in Japan and one of the country’s main sea ports. Its two most famous attractions are Atsuta Shrine – known as the second most venerable shrine in Japan – and Nagoya Castle, originally built in the early 17th Century. The city also offers many museums focusing on traditional and modern art, handicrafts and industrial high-tech and the natural and scientific fields.


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