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The best luxury hotels in Tokyo [2022 Guide]

Japan is renowned for exceptional service and hospitality, with a deeply rooted “omotenashi” culture that sees customers treated with the utmost respect permeating all aspects of life.

However, Tokyo’s top luxury hotels – exquisite, upscale addresses dotted around famous neighborhoods such as Shinjuku, Akasaka, and Ginza – really take it to the next level.

The large chandelier at Shangri-La Tokyo

From an upscale, modern take on a traditional guesthouse to an iconic hotel and bar immortalized in the classic ‘Lost in Translation’ directed by Sofia Coppola, these are the best luxury hotels Tokyo has to offer. .

1. The Tokyo Peninsula

From the moment you stop at the Peninsula Tokyo, it’s clear you’re not at an ordinary hotel. A fleet of signature Brewster Green Rolls Royces shine down the driveway; porters dressed in white greet you at the door and offer to help you with your luggage.

The Peninsula Tokyo puts a local spin on the original Hong Kong icon

The Peninsula Tokyo puts a local spin on the original Hong Kong icon

Located on the edge of the upscale Ginza shopping district, Tokyo’s five-star hotel is one of the most awarded in the city and also has some of the largest rooms. The Deluxe is breathtaking, while the vast but beautiful Hibiya and Peninsula Suites could almost need walkie-talkies to help you communicate with your partner.

It's a feast for the eyes, as well as for the stomach at 'Peter'

It’s a feast for the eyes, as well as for the stomach at ‘Peter’

The culinary offerings are also worth savoring, with 40-day strip loin and Hokkaido scallops, signature dishes at “Peter” steak and grill restaurant, while “Hei Fung Terrace” serves modern Cantonese cuisine overlooking the gardens of the Imperial Palace.

2. The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

You’ll feel like you’re visiting royalty at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo. Rising above the museums, restaurants and shops of Tokyo Midtown, with stunning views of Mount Fuji, this is a five-star hotel with a well-deserved reputation.

The Modern Japanese Suite Combines the Best of East and West

The Modern Japanese Suite Combines the Best of East and West

Within its sophisticated grounds are seven restaurants and bars, including Azure 45 French and The Bar, which offers a shareable menu and specialty cocktails like the AU$28,000 “Diamonds are Forever Martini,” topped with a diamond of one carat.

The Lobby Lounge throws minimalism to the wind, creating a warm and inviting space

The Lobby Lounge throws minimalism to the wind, creating a warm and inviting space

The rooms are all a fusion of east and west, though the modern Japanese suite really embodies the ethos. It combines traditional elements such as tatami floors and shoji paper screens with high-tech gadgets and contemporary finishes.

3. Park Hyatt Tokyo

Shinjuku is one of Tokyo’s most exciting districts. an electric hub of retail and nightlife, with hundreds of hole-in-the-wall bars offering a chance to meet and share a drink with the locals.

Dive into the hotel's 47th-floor pool

Dive into the hotel’s 47th-floor pool

Near Shinjuku Station, which sees up to 3.5 million commuters pass through each day, Park Hyatt Tokyo is a haven of elegance and calm, yet close to the action and the central shopping district. business.

“For Relaxing Times, Make It Suntory Hour” at New York Grill

Occupying the top 14 floors of a gleaming 52-story skyscraper, complete with a swanky New York grill and jazz bar – the one featured in ‘Lost in Translation’, a highly acclaimed day spa and 177 chic guest rooms and suites, it’s a bespoke Tokyo hotel for Suntory’s era.

4. Aman Tokyo

There’s a fine line between minimalism and emptiness, but Aman Tokyo strikes the right balance. With simply furnished rooms, it allows the design to speak for itself, while remaining warm and inviting.

Aman Tokyo's Deluxe Palace Garden View Offers a View Worth Seeing

Aman Tokyo’s Deluxe Palace Garden View Offers a View Worth Seeing

Perched atop the Otemachi Tower in Chiyoda, the hotel is stunning from every angle. Every room is worth checking out, but the Deluxe Palace Garden View is worth splurging on.

The hotel lobby lounge is designed to look like the inside of a paper lantern

The hotel lobby lounge is designed to look like the inside of a paper lantern

The hotel’s stone lobby is also breathtaking, while each of the four restaurants – including the intimate Musashi sushi and omakase sashimi seating just eight people – offers dishes as exquisite to look at as they are delicious. ‘to eat.

5. Shangri La Tokyo

Step into any Shangri-La around the world and you’ll find impeccable service and attention to detail, plush rooms and restaurants that tickle your taste buds in all the right places. Plus, a quintessential part of the brand, glares for days.

Each room at Shangri-La Tokyo features a signature chandelier

Each room at Shangri-La Tokyo features a signature chandelier

Adjacent to Tokyo Station, the award-winning Shangri-La Tokyo offers it all – and more.

It’s both a convenient home base for work and play, with the top-floor Horizon Club – available to guests in Horizon Club-level rooms – offering an assortment of daily perks like breakfast, canapes and afternoon cocktails, and two hours of meeting room rental.

Nadaman Restaurant is part of a historic culinary family

Nadaman Restaurant is part of a historic culinary family

Whether you’re in the mood for Japanese in Nadaman, part of a culinary group that’s been serving diners since 1830, or modern Italian in Piacere, the hotel has you covered.

6. The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon

Although not yet a household name, Edition is building a deserved reputation with its collection of serene and evocative oases in the world’s greatest cities. The Tokyo to Toranomon edition, in particular, is definitely worth your attention.

Imagine yourself sitting at the garden terrace

Imagine yourself sitting at the garden terrace

The 206-room hotel boasts mesmerizing skyline views, with The Jade Room and Garden Terrace – its new signature restaurant and rooftop bar by star chef Tom Aikens – offering incredible views of the Tokyo tower in the manner of Eiffel.

The Gold Bar lives up to its name

The Gold Bar lives up to its name

Beyond the terrace, there is The Blue Room, with its neon blue decor and abundant greenery, as well as the Gold Bar and a Lobby Lounge where you will happily linger. The location is also perfect, with access to Kamiyacho, Roppongi-Itchome and Toranomon subway stations.

7. Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

From the Grand Presidential Suite to its entry-level Deluxe Room, every room at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo offers stunning city views. If you can take your eyes off the decor, of course.

A large king room at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

A large king room at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

Located in the financial district, this luxury Tokyo hotel is divided into two buildings: a modern tower and the heritage-listed Mitsui Main Building. It is home to 57 retro-futuristic rooms and 22 suites, 10 delicious restaurants and bars, and an award-winning spa.

The 37th-floor 'Sense' restaurant combines Cantonese cuisine with an impressive view

The 37th-floor ‘Sense’ restaurant combines Cantonese cuisine with an impressive view

Celebrating the location, it also offers guests a taste of local culture, with immersive experiences ranging from rickshaw rides to geisha shows, food tours and boat cruises at their fingertips.

8. Hoshinoya Tokyo

Combining the intimacy of a traditional ryokan guesthouse with the sophistication of a five-star hotel, Hoshinoya Tokyo is a very different experience. And yet, the feeling of luxury and sophistication that pervades every inch cannot be denied.

Hoshinoya Tokyo is where tradition meets modern glamor

Hoshinoya Tokyo is where tradition meets modern glamor

Just 17 stories tall, the unique design of this multi-award-winning hotel features extensive use of tatami flooring, shoji paper screens and cypress-framed furniture. Each floor is also designed to function as its own six-bedroom ryokan, complete with a common living room.

An unexpected highlight is its rooftop onsen, a hot spring with two gender-separated bathrooms, each filled with mineral-rich water pumped from 1,500 meters underground.

The Sakura Room is a welcoming sanctuary in Tokyo's financial district

The Sakura Room is a welcoming sanctuary in Tokyo’s financial district

Guests are also encouraged to wear traditional yukata clothing while staying at the hotel.

9. Tokyo Station Hotel

Tokyo Station Hotel is an icon of the city. If its red brick walls could talk, they would tell stories of renowned writers and public figures who have called it home for over a century, but this isn’t just a hotel for history buffs.

The red-brick Tokyo Station is an icon of the city

The red-brick Tokyo Station is an icon of the city

Inaugurated in 1915 and completely renovated in 2012, the Station effortlessly dances the line of classic charm and modern comfort, with 150 rooms and suites that would be out of place in a large European hotel.

Two-story Maisonette suites are nestled in the corner tower of Tokyo Station

Two-story Maisonette suites are nestled in the corner tower of Tokyo Station

When hunger strikes, diners have a choice of ten distinct restaurants and bars, ranging from French to Italian, Japanese and Cantonese. There’s also a relaxing wellness spa and artificial hot spring on-site to help soothe weary travelers.

10. Capitol Hotel Tokyo

In the heart of Tokyo’s political heart, opposite the Prime Minister’s Office, the Capitol Hotel Tokyu is a regular haunt of visiting dignitaries and VIPs. It is also right next to Hie Shrine, making it well placed for sightseeing and business.

The surrounding area is one of the best cherry blossom sights in town

The surrounding area is one of the best cherry blossom sights in town

Fusing Japanese and Western design, with sliding room dividers, shoji screens, and plush beds, each of its 251 rooms and suites is a quiet, inviting sanctuary. Additionally, there is a ‘SaRyoh’ Executive Club with meals, drinks and more.

Enjoy views of the National Diet Building, the center of political activity in Japan

Enjoy views of the National Diet Building, the center of political activity in Japan

Several fine dining and bar options round out the experience, ensuring guests have plenty of opportunities to experience the proud “omotenashi” hospitality that Japan is so renowned for.