Japan attracted almost 20 million tourists in 2016 and with the upcoming 2020 Tokyo (東京) Olympics, that number is only expected to increase. Tokyo, the glamorous and fashionable capital of Japan, is a fantastic city hosting hundreds of things to do, from the historical and traditional to the fashionable and futuristic. No matter what your taste, Tokyo has something for everyone. Due to Tokyo’s immense size, there are many hotels to choose from. Your accommodation is a huge part of your trip, and you have to make sure that you choose a place best for you. This isn’t always easy, however.
Relux, a hotel and ryokan (旅館) website, hand-picks luxurious hotels to ensure you get only the best to choose from. To meet the criteria and be featured on Relux, each hotel must meet the expectations of the staff and promise a comfortable and trustworthy service to all their customers. Here are 32 hotels in Tokyo hand-picked by Relux that you should stay in this 2019!
The Tokyo Station Hotel (東京ステーションホテル) prides itself on the concept of “classic contemporary”. The Tokyo Station (東京駅) building, which is over 100 years old, is a figure of timeless elegance. The hotel hosts 150 rooms, each unique, with views of the Imperial Palace Gardens (皇居) and the cityscape of Marunouchi (丸の内).
The Tokyo Station Hotel offers a morning buffet for breakfast, offering 70 different kinds of food. There is also Bar Oak (バー オーク) to visit in the evening, with custom-made drinks made by the bartender. Stay at the Tokyo Station Hotel for a tasteful and world-class experience.
The “Hill of Stars”, or Hoshioka (星岡), and the area has long been renowned for luxury hotels. Modern touches are added often to the Capitol Hotel Tokyu (ザ・キャピトルホテル東急) so that frequent visitors can enjoy new things each time they visit. This hotel offers an indoor pool, spa, and breathtaking night views. For a luxurious stay in the heart of Tokyo, visit the Capitol Hotel Tokyu.
Described as a “luxury garden oasis” in the heart of the city, Hotel Chinsanzo Tokyo (ホテル椿山荘東京) offers a very special experience with views of greenery, historical buildings, and traditional Japanese gardens. With selected ingredients from nine different luxurious restaurants on the premises, Hotel Chinsanzo Tokyo offers only the best for its guests.
The hotel offers a heated pool with moveable roof, an outdoor jet bath, and a hot spring. There are also nine on-site restaurants to choose from.
This hotel was established in 2007 and follows the theme of Japanese “Zen (禅)”, featuring a charming mix of the ultra-modern and the peaceful Japanese garden. Enjoy a luxury meal offered at one of the hotel’s themed restaurants and gaze upon the surrounding nature. The hotel offers an indoor pool, fitness facility, and gorgeous night views of the city.
Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo (アスコット丸の内東京) is conveniently located near Ginza (銀座), Tokyo’s fashionable and high-class shopping district, and the Imperial Palace, a must-see for visitors. The hotel offers apartment-style accommodation appropriate for both business and leisure guests, and an optional traditional tatami (畳) mattress for those seeking an authentic experience.
This luxurious hotel offers a stunning view of Ginza and Tokyo Tower (東京タワー), which you can see from the restaurant on the 16th floor as well as your private bedroom.
The offered breakfast is named “health” and is the perfect way to start your day in Tokyo. Spend time at this “urban resort” and enjoy a calm atmosphere above the bustle of the city.
Hotel Okura prides itself on Japanese beauty and hospitality and specializes in luxury-level food for its guests. This stunning hotel incorporates modern facilities and traditional Japanese aesthetics for a real, authentic experience.
The hotel includes room service, a fitness facility, and spa to ensure you’re fully relaxed after a long day out exploring Tokyo. The hotel also offers a range of meals, including breakfast which you can opt to be brought to your room.
This European-style hotel boasts a world-class restaurant, “heavenly beds” for its guests to guarantee a luxurious night’s sleep, and a “super foods” menu to ensure your body and mind is completely rejuvenated.
Gajoen takes Japanese architecture and maximizes its potential to give you a stunning setting. The rooms, including the newly-renovated 7th floor, are an ode to tea rooms, and the classic Japanese garden is celebrated in its exterior.
Gajoen Tokyo (ホテル雅叙園東京) is home to western, Japanese and Chinese cuisine as well as a cafe and bar to ensure comfort, satisfaction, and style all under one roof. The bedrooms are inspired by Japanese architecture and culture, ensuring you an authentic and luxurious stay.
This hotel offers both western and traditional Japanese style rooms so you can choose to your taste. Located in central Tokyo, the Hotel New Otani offers breakfast and dinner in The Sky restaurant with a variety of cuisines from around the world.
This Otani hotel boasts a fantastic view of an enormous Japanese garden from its 40-storey tower building. The top floor offers both the Tower Cafe (タワー・カフェ) and Bella Vista (ベッラ・ヴィスタ), where you can enjoy a high-class meal while enjoying the stunning views of the city and gardens.
The Executive House Zen (エグゼクティブハウス 禅), The Main, and Garden Tower Otani hotels are all of the same family, so no matter which you decide to stay in, you are guaranteed professionalism, comfort, and first-class service.
Just a five-minute walk from Shibuya (渋谷) is the Cerulean Tower Tokyu (セルリアンタワー東急ホテル), where you can enjoy great views of one of Tokyo’s most enjoyable districts. This hotel has a Japanese traditional “Noh (能)” theater, a jazz club, and a restaurant that caters to your needs.
“Choice, tradition, creation” is the concept of this hotel, and with its excellent location and dedication to world-class, you’ll be hard-pressed to find better.
Hotel Niwa Tokyo (庭のホテル 東京) has spacious “Edo (江戸)-era concept” rooms, views of its own special garden and unmissable night views of the city. With a relaxing lounge, exquisite food and its mix of the ultra-modern and ultra-traditional, Hotel Niwa Tokyo is definitely worth a try for luxury accommodation.
Overlooking Ginza is the Millenium Mitsui Garden Hotel (ミレニアム 三井ガーデンホテル 東京), which offers superior rooms including a wide bathtub, large windows inviting natural light, and 3-meter high ceilings to ensure your comfort and enjoyment in this modern, luxurious establishment.
Although not as central as some of the hotels listed here, Futakotamagawa Excel Hotel boasts fantastic views of Mt. Fuji (富士山) from its balconies and a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of more metropolitan areas.
In the morning, you can enjoy a pleasant view of the Tamagawa (多摩川) river on the 30th floor while you try the buffet-style chef’s breakfast. If you’re a fan of French cuisine, sample the available European-style specialties available for lunch and dinner too.
This hotel specializes in themed rooms, including Manhattan and Los Angeles. The topmost floor, which was renovated in 2016, offers executive services for a premium stay. At a location where you can easily enjoy the stunning night views from the lounge, it’s a must-stay for city lovers looking for that extra bit of comfort.
With a garden view, an outdoor pool classic European style in the architecture and 450 sparking chandeliers in the lobby, the Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo (リーガロイヤルホテル東京) offers a unique experience to all its guests.
Guests rooms offer a homely yet luxurious atmosphere to ensure an enjoyable stay.
The Keio Plaza Hotel (京王プラザホテル) prides itself on its restaurants offering many kinds of exotic and local foods. The first skyscraper high-rise hotel to exist in Japan, its popularity quickly grew. If also offers top-class accommodation, a fitness facility, spa and outdoor pool, and impressive night views from its observation deck and Sky Bar.
This “Hotel in the Sky” only has bedrooms on the 28th floor and above, ensuring spectacular night and train views whichever part of the building your room is in. The decor reflects the style of the local Marunouchi area and is appropriate for visitors both for business and leisure.
If you’re interested in art, the Park Hotel Tokyo (パークホテル東京) is for you. With night views and excellent opportunities to spot Mt. Fuji, this hotel prides itself on its art collection in its guest rooms as well as a first-class stay.
Hotel East 21 Tokyo (ホテル イースト21東京) boast an enormous garden pool with Jacuzzi and heating room, a spa, and a fully equipped gym. During seasons where the pool cannot be used, the garden is used for weddings.
This area used to be a resting place for Shogun (将軍) samurai (侍), a place to relax, drink tea and see the cherry blossoms in season. This concept has been carried through the ages to create a peaceful and elegant stay for its guests.
The Sheraton Miyako is an “oasis among urban mania” and specializes in greenery around the hotel, include the guest rooms. It is recommended you visit during spring to see the fresh flowers, or autumn to see the leaves turning bright red.
Gorgeous day views and stunning night views are offered at the hotel. Enjoy a tea break or a glass of wine as you gaze at the gorgeous views the Sheraton Miyako offers.
This hotel oozes elegance and beauty. With its 24-hour lounge area including a terrace, salon and restaurant with delicious cuisine offered morning, noon and night, this hotel is perfect for a pampered stay.
In the heart of Ginza, one of Tokyo’s most desirable areas, likes the Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel. Bedrooms are included with extra space and comfortable nightwear. This hotel sets comfort at its highest priority.
This is a unique hotel declaring itself as “the hotel that never sleeps”. 24-hour facilities include a fitness center and a cafe offering free freshly brewed coffee. This space is deal for parties, business meetings, and social gatherings.
Each guest room at Hotel S Roppongi (六本木ホテルS) is differently themed, ensuring something new each time you stay. The Japanese style rooms give you the feeling of an authentic experience despite being in the center of Japan’s biggest metropolis.
With a choice of western or Japanese-style bedroom and a breakfast which consists of Chinese or Japanese food, you’ll be spoiled for choice if you stay at Hotel Cadenza Hikarigaoka (ホテルカデンツァ光が丘). Conveniently located and surrounded by lush greenery, it’s an excellent choice for more flexible luxury accommodation.
Nestled between the Tamagawa River and the mountains are luxurious villas enriched in Japanese culture. The meals are prepared with the freshest ingredients according to season, and there is a hot spring where you can calm your mind and body.
The hotel is a little way out so you can enjoy all the luxuries of the Japanese countryside, but still near enough to the Tokyo city center so you’re not missing out on anything. Try a night or two in Matsuno Hot Springs and stay refreshed during your trip.
Offering one of the best views of Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー), The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon is located in Asakusa (浅草), one of Tokyo’s hottest districts for travelers.
On the 13th floor of this hotel, it seems you are taken to an entirely different world with endless entertainment from the concert area and 24-hour restaurant. This hotel prides itself on an “intimate” world of friendliness and comfort and guarantees you a relaxing stay in one of the capital city’s most desirable areas.
This hotel is located near the Imperial Palace, Tokyo Skytree, and even a national theater for if you’re interested in experiencing real Japanese Kabuki (歌舞伎)! This calm and quiet hotel aims to offer all the amenities of a modern hotel, but with the serenity of a ryokan, or traditional inn.
Directly accessible from Tachikawa Station (立川駅), Palace Hotel Tachikawa (パレスホテル立川) uses local ingredients for its restaurants, ensuring you authentic and fresh dishes. There are seven different types of guest rooms with Europe-inspired decor.
With Relux’s luxury hand-picked hotel selection, it is hopefully much easier to decide where you would like to spend your time in Japan. Whether it’s the ultra-modern, lush greenery, spa, or traditional you’re after, this list has everything you need for an ideal stay in Tokyo!
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