Hotels in Tokyo
Bold, stylish, sleek—hotels in Tokyo are world-class. At the forefront are the likes of the Park Hyatt (of Lost in Translation fame), the Peninsula, and the Mandarin Oriental. All of this swank comes at a price, but may be well worth it for the outstanding amenities.
One of the best hotels in Tokyo is the Peninsula, which has hi-tech details and a prime location across from the Imperial Palace.
For those travelling with family, the National Children's Castle Hotel is a reliable option. This Tokyo hotel is connected to the National Children's Castle, a huge where kids can play.
For a more residential feel, try the Homeikan. Close to the campus of the University of Tokyo, this property is a traditional ryokan dating back to the Meiji era. This is a great place to feel for how things used to be in Japan. Finally, the Tokyo Station Hotel is peaceful despite the fact that the bullet train railway is right above.
Despite its massive size, the Prince Park Tower Tokyo still manages to be is a quiet refuge in Tokyo’s Minato district.
Years after its starring role in the hit indie film Lost in Translation, the Park Hyatt Tokyo—housed in the upper floors of a handsome steel Kenzo Tange tower near Yoyogi Park in Shinjuku—continues to draw moviegoers and discerning travelers alike.
With a prime location on a corner facing the Imperial Palace and Hibiya Park, and within walking distance of Ginza and the newly named “Golden Triangle” (Hibiya, Marunouchi, and Yurakucho), The Peninsula Tokyo wowed travelers when it opened September 2007, book-ending the city’s hotel boom.
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).
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.
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).
Located on the 20th through 35th floors of the Southern Tower building just above Shinjuku station, the Hotel Century Southern Tower is known for its offering of views in every direction. The lobby is sparsely furnished with dark wood floors and a minimalist (but comfortable) feel.
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.
Understated Japanese style, with expert service and an art museum spotlighting more than 2,000 Buddhist works.
This hotel puts you on Tokyo's jam-packed shopping street, with many of the city's best restaurants, including the three Michelin–starred Japanese Koju, and L'Osier, by renowned French chef Bruno Menard.
The hotel is set in Shibuya's tallest skyscraper, just west of Harajuku.
Located on floors 14—17 of a quiet office building in the business district, the Celestine Hotel caters to corporate travelers but provides plenty of amenities for leisure guests, as well.
Located near Tokyo Station in the Mitsui Tower, the Mandarin Oriental rises above the historical merchant district of Nihonbashi—and enjoys unprecedented city views. Inside lies a sophisticated and modern oasis of calm.
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.