Japan

Hotels in Japan

Overlooking the Hie Shrine, one of Tokyo’s most historic Shinto shrines, this Kengo Kuma–designed property is a quiet oasis in central Tokyo. In the 29-floor steel-and-glass tower, 251 contemporary guest rooms are understated yet elegant, with traditional shoji paper screens.

The hotel is set in Shibuya's tallest skyscraper, just west of Harajuku.

Just shy of East Tokyo, in the Higashiyama Shichijo district, is the Hyatt Regency Kyoto. The 189-room hotel is decked out in traditional flourishes—kimono fabric headboards, washi paper lampshades, and deep wooden Hiba tubs in the bathrooms—though international luxury standards still apply.

A multicourse breakfast is served by a room attendant bearing a tray laden with such morsels as grilled trout, seasonal tofu, miso soup, and a variety of teas. Sit at the low table and contemplate a view of the manicured garden at this venerable ryokan inn.

At the 202-room Shangri-La, occupying 13 floors of the Marunouchi Trust Tower Main, Chinese touches (gold-lacquered panels; silk embroidery) offset a more modern aesthetic (blond wood; statement chandeliers).

The tagline of this refined luxury hotel near Ginza—“fifty-seven rooms fifty-seven steps from Tokyo Station”—is spot-on (hotel porters will even meet hotel guests on the Narita Express platform).

The Ritz-Carlton's first hotel in Tokyo commandeers the top nine floors of the city's tallest structure, Tokyo Midtown Galleria—and its close proximity to the bustling Roppongi district gives it instant cachet.

A classic hotel with a 5-story atrium, state-of-the-art business center, and 380 rooms along the Okawa River for corporate and leisure travelers. 


Overlooking one of Tokyo's most famous shrines, the Asakusa View is a classic downtown Tokyo hotel, complete with an impressive marble lobby and crystal chandeliers. Guest rooms have a vintage feel, with wallpaper and furnishings reminiscent of the 80s or 90s, but many are spacious.

Despite its massive size, the Prince Park Tower Tokyo still manages to be is a quiet refuge in Tokyo’s Minato district.