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  • Writer's pictureSasha Huang

The Best Luxury Hotels in Tokyo

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Hospitality, or おもてなし (pronounced "omotenashi"), in Japanese culture, is more than a saying but a philosophical way of living. It is the pure dedication to greet and treat each guest with the best service that is given from the bottom of the heart. Tokyo, the epitome of luxury, reflects this ethos through its opulent collection of grandeur accommodations. Immerse yourself in the scene where culture and elegance converge, as we present the best luxury hotels in the vibrant capital of Japan. Here, the essence of omotenashi becomes a living art, offering an enriching experience that harmonizes with the cultural tapestry of the city.


All imagery courtesy of respective hotels.





In a poetic fusion of Japan's nature "Wood & Water" with modern luxury, Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo establishes itself as the only hotel to achieve a Five-Star rating for 9 consecutive years in Forbes Travel Guide in 2023. This thoughtfully crafted establishment, akin to a comforting sheltering tree, intricately weaves the theme into its architectural exterior to the raw commitment to omotenashi. Located in the city's heritage and central neighbourhood, Nihonbashi, Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo boasts 179 spacious accommodations that encapsulate the essence of Japanese style and design.



Address: 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, 103-8328 Tokyo, Japan | Website: mandarinoriental.com/en/tokyo/nihonbashi | Phone: +81 (0)3 3270 8800 | Email: motyo-reservations@mohg.com | Instagram: @mo_tokyo | Facebook: @MandarinOrientalTokyo 





Nestled in the vibrant heart of Tokyo, the Four Seasons Hotel at Otemachi defines modern luxury while paying homage to the timeless Japanese heritage. The exquisite establishment offers a central stage for exceptional experiences that encompasses views of the regal Imperial Palace and its respective stunning Outer Garden, Michelin-starred dining est to award-winning spa treatments. The 190 guest rooms seamlessly blend contemporary design with traditional Japanese elements, providing a sophisticated urban haven.



Address: 1-2-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan | Website: fourseasons.com/otemachi | Phone: +81 3 6810 0600 | Email: contactus.otemachi@fourseasons.com | Instagram: @fsotemachi | Facebook: @FourSeasonsHotelTokyoOtemachi




HOSHINOYA Tokyo


Synonymous with the timeless elegance of Japanese culture, HOSHINOYA's Tokyo establishment is the true epitome of the nation's omotenashi in its more traditional form, ryokan (Japanese-styled Inn). The 17-storey hotel is enclosed by an elegant exterior lattice of leaf-like patterns, or komon, and multi-hued stone benches to resemble ikebana vases, illustrating contemporary Zen garden aesthetics. The experience is unparalleled: to be greeted by staff dressed in traditional kimono, a long tatami hallway, seasonal ikebana arrangements and bamboo shoeboxes. The sound of wooden clappers signifies the arrival of the individual guestrooms, which are then connected to feature a common lounge, ochanoma, where seasonal sake and confectionery are always displayed.


Address: 1-9-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004, Japan | Website: hoshinoya.com/tokyo | Phone: +81-50-3134-8096 | Instagram: @hoshinoya.official | Facebook: @hoshinoyatokyo




Aman Tokyo


Aman Tokyo harmonizes the bustling city's vitality with Japan's serene ambience atop the iconic Otemachi Tower. Embezzled with ikebana displays, washi paper doors and engawa platforms, its ryokan-styled interiors and lobby welcome you right into the nation's culture and arts scene. The shoji sliding doors reveal spacious guestrooms and a floor-to-ceiling window of the breathtaking panoramic city skyline, while the traditional stone furo baths showcase intricate details inspired by a proud cultural tradition.


Address: The Otemachi Tower, 1-5-6 Otemachi Chiyoda-ku, 100-0004 Tokyo, Japan | Website: aman.com/hotels/aman-tokyo | Phone: +81 03 5224 3333 | Email: amantokyo.res@aman.com | Instagram: @aman_tokyo | Facebook: @AmanTokyo




The Capitol Hotel Tokyu


The Capitol Hotel Tokyu is a beautiful marriage of traditional Japanese-style architectural design into contemporary spaces. The aesthetics of its 14 suites and 251 guestrooms feature a natural wood ambience, local artworks and shoji paper screens to craft its quiet luxury. Where once stood the famed exclusive members' only restaurant Hoshigaoka Saryo by Rosanjin Kitaoji, the hotel's 5 gourmet restaurants continue its presuccessor's gastronomic experience and opulent hospitality spirit.


Address: 2-10-3, Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0014 | Website: tokyuhotels.co.jp/capitol-h/ | Phone: +81-3-3503-0109 | Instagram: @thecapitolhoteltokyu | Facebook: @capitolhoteltokyu




Palace Hotel Tokyo


Rich in history and heritage, Palace Hotel Tokyo initially served as the Forestry Office of the Imperial Household, drawing architectural inspiration from the West. Post-war, it was transformed into the nationally owned Hotel Teito under the General Headquarters of the Allied Forces in 1947. Now, the hotel boasts 266 rooms and 18 suites adorned with leafy motifs and earthy colour palettes reminiscent of the Imperial Palace garden visible through its window. With 10 restaurants and bars, and an Evian SPA inspired by the Alps, Palace Hotel Tokyo offers a luxurious experience that promises to enrich your stay.


Address: 1-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan | Website: palacehoteltokyo.com | Phone: +81 3 3211 5211 | Instagram: @palacehoteltokyo | Facebook: @PalaceHotelTokyo




Shangri-La Tokyo


Situated beside Tokyo Station, Shangri-La Tokyo is an oasis of tranquillity with panoramic views of Metropolitan Tokyo, including the Imperial Palace and TOKYO SKYTREE tower. The hotel, a Forbes Five Star recipient in 2022, offers 200 spacious rooms, 3 restaurants, and a bar. Each beautifully furnished room reimagines the elegance of timeless luxury and each staff represents the uniquely Japanese hospitality scene. Being within a short few stations from Asakusa, Odaiba and Roppongi neighbourhoods, Shangri-La Tokyo is a wonderful place to begin and end your travel.


Address: Marunouchi Trust Tower Main, 1-8-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8283 Japan | Website: shangri-la.com/jp/tokyo/shangrila | Phone: +81 3 6739 7888 | Email: tokyo@shangri-la.com | Instagram: @shangrila_tokyo | Facebook: @shangrila




The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo


In the pristine and bustling Roppongi District, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo captures a stunning skyline of the city from the Tokyo Bay Area to the National Stadium to Mount Fuji as it is perched atop the 53-story Midtown Tower. The grand hotel boasts 245 rooms, an exclusive Club Lounge and 7 restaurants and bars all designed in a soft blend of East and West, even its spa menu that offers innovative therapies like the Sakura treatments or the Zenrenity treatments. Its golden location is not just easy access to the Shinjuku area, Imperial Palace and many signature destinations, but a sophisticated neighbourhood of trending hotspots.


Address: Tokyo Midtown 9-7-1 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 107-6245 | Website: ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/japan/tokyo | Phone: +81-120-892-688 | Instagram: @ritzcarltontokyo | Facebook: @ritzcarltontokyo




The Okura Tokyo


The Okura Hotel was founded by Kishichiro Okura in 1962 seeking to redefine a truly Japanese luxury hotel. Today, The Okura Tokyo sits as a masterful succession of its heritage in authentic elegance and its prestige in contemporary luxury. Hosted many important figures from U.S. President Gerald Ford in 1974 and Britain's current King Charles III and first wife Princess Diana in 1986, the hotel is a true testament to Japanese omotenashi and aesthetics. Everything is delicately designed to encapsulate the Okura spirit and to provide an unparalleled world of elegance and opulence.


Address: 2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan | Website: theokuratokyo.jp | Phone: +81(3)3582-0111 | Instagram: @theokuratokyo | Facebook: @The Okura Tokyo 




Hotel New Otani Tokyo


Hotel New Otani Tokyo's breathtaking 10-acre garden entails a history of more than 400 years ago. At the centre of the bustling streets of Tokyo, stroll through several ancient stone lanterns, a landmark scarlet bridge over the stunning koi ponds, a lavish waterfall and an artful stone garden that paints a different scene each season. First owned by samurai lord Kato Kiyomasa, later turned over to the powerful Ii family in the Edo period, then to the Fushiminomiya family in the Meiji period, and was sold to the luxury hotel's founder Yonetaro Otani after the Second World War. Its beauty is to be admired in person, especially for those staying in its impressive 1474 guestrooms.


Address: 4-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8578, Japan | Website: newotani.co.jp/en/tokyo | Phone: +81-3-3265-1111 | Instagram: @hotelnewotanitokyo | Facebook: @HotelNewOtaniTokyo

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