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Best Hotels In Tokyo To Experience Unmatched Luxury

Read on to find out the best hotels in Tokyo that pack in as much luxury as sensory pleasure with its decor, architecture, food and more.


By Shubhanjana Das Published on Jul 27, 2023, 04:00 PM

Best Hotels In Tokyo To Experience Unmatched Luxury
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There’s a saying about the capital of Japan by famed architect Toshiko Mori that describes the city quite perfectly, “More than any other city, Tokyo demonstrates that “city” is a verb and not a noun”. Its dizzying speed contradicted by its calm temples and gardens, its international, ahead-of-the-curve technology coexisting with deep-rooted Japanese culture, Tokyo has everything you can expect after reading multiple itineraries, and then some more.

Even when it comes to hotels in Tokyo, the city offers a bit of everything for travellers of every kind – traditional ryokans, an outpost of a multinational chain, or a boutique hotel. Whether you are looking for unmatched luxury to complement your Japanese adventures or a memorable stay experience which adds an unbeatable charm to your time there, Tokyo has got it all.

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Read on to find out the best hotels in Tokyo that pack in as much luxury as sensory pleasure with their decor, architecture, food, spa treatments and of course, panoramic views of the city.

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Best hotels in Tokyo

Mandarin Oriental (Best Overall)
Starting from INR 66445

Located in the financial district of Tokyo in Nihonbashi Muromachi, Mandarin Oriental is hands down one of the best 5-star hotels in Tokyo, and your go-to address if you are looking for a trusted name in the luxury hotel sphere. With five suites, four rooms, one connecting room and connecting suite for bigger families, Mandarin Oriental welcomes groups of all sizes.

The highlights, however, are the twelve restaurants and bars housed on the premises, including the Michelin-starred Sushi Sin by Miyakawa which will have you awed by its sushi and the unobstructed view of the Tokyo Skytree. But if you want an even more panoramic sight of the city, head up to The Spa, located on the 37th and 38th floors of the Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower offering magnificent views and top-notch Asian and Western-inspired wellness and beauty treatments. Hands down one of the best luxury hotels in Tokyo for the hedonist in you.

How to reach: Located in Tokyo’s Toyko Station and Marunouchi area, directly connected to Mitsukoshimae Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza and Hanzomon lines.

User reviews:

Booking.com: 9.1/10
Trip Advisor: 4.5/5
MakeMyTrip: 4.5/5

Image credit: Mandarin Oriental/ Facebook

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo Otemachi (Best Overall)
Starting price on Booking.com from INR 84306

If you’re looking for hotels in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan, the city’s buzzing shopping district, the Four Seasons’ latest opening in Otemachi (besides its longstanding Marunouchi property), is a stone’s throw away. Also, a great choice if you are looking for business hotels in Tokyo, the Four Seasons at Otemachi delivers its signature hospitality fused with Japanese design simplicity.

Of course, the unbeatable views of Mt. Fuji, Tokyo Skyline and the Imperial Palace from the rooms and suites don’t hurt. Tired of all the travel and going around? Book yourself for a tailored spa treatment for a massage, ofuro (Japanese baths) or a luxurious facial. After, you can drop into its Michelin-starred French restaurant ‘est’ to relish delicacies whipped by Chef Guillaume Bracaval.

How to reach: Located steps from Otemachi Station, a short walk from Tokyo Station, and right next to the Imperial Palace.

User reviews:

Booking.com: 9/10
Trip Advisor: 4/5
MakeMyTrip: 4/5

Image credit: Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo Otemachi/ Facebook


Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills (Best for business trips)
Price starting from INR 77342

Many luxury hotels own a piece of Tokyo’s skyline, but few are like Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills where guests check in at the Andaz lounge, perched on the 51st floor. Once you’ve checked into one of the 164 rooms or suites that blend traditional Japanese design with modern conveniences, you can pop over to the semi-open rooftop bar to enjoy a drink while admiring the sparkling lights of the Tokyo Tower or the fast-paced metropolis below.

For your meals, you can pick from the sushi which offers traditional omakase courses in an intimate setting, The Tavern – Grill & Lounge for its premium grilled snow-aged Wagyu and other meats, the Pasty Shop for sweet treats, or the Rooftop Bar on the 52nd floor to experience innovative cocktails that highlight premium teas and seasonal fruits of Japan.

How to reach: From the Haneda Airport, take the Keikyu line to Shimbashi Station (Exit Karasumori) and then take a taxi, or transfer to the Ginza subway line for Toranomon Station (Exit 1). Around (40 minutes) of travel time.

User reviews:

Booking.com: 9.1/10
Trip Advisor: 4.5/5
MakeMyTrip: 4.5/5

Image credit: Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills/Facebook

Aman Tokyo (Best for business trips)
Prices starting from INR 114538

Late Australian architect Kerry Hill, whose admiration for Japanese design was no secret, considered the Aman Tokyo structure one of his best works. Aman hotels around the world are known for a certain Zen-like quality, but Aman Tokyo is perhaps the pinnacle of it, with its ikebana displays, washi paper doors and engawa platforms. The ryokan-style bedrooms are designed to offer a sanctuary of peace and calm, hovering over the whirl and rush of Tokyo.

While it goes without saying that the food and the service are top-notch, the spa steals the show with treatments that draw on the Japanese understanding of nature and balance. You can experience the Kampo herbal healing derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine that dates back to the seventh century or the Misogi which is a Shinto purification ritual.

How to reach: Aman Tokyo is directly connected to Otemachi Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai and Marunouchi, Hanzomon and Chiyoda lines, and Toei Mita line. By train, the property is a 5-minute walk from Marunouchi North exit of Tokyo Station.

User reviews:

Trip Advisor: 4.5/5
MakeMyTrip: 4.5/5

Image credit: Aman Tokyo/Facebook

The Peninsula Tokyo (Best for families)
Price starting from INR 74310

The Peninsula Tokyo, located opposite the Imperial Palace and Hibiya Park in the Marunouchi district, and within five-minute walk of the shopping capital of Ginza, is hard to miss. It is, after all, designed like a Japanese lantern. Its suites command unobstructed views of Tokyo, the hotel features eight restaurants with global cuisines and cocktails on the menu, and the five-star rated Peninsula Spa offers bespoke Oriental, Ayurvedic, and Aromatherapy treatments to revitalise the mind, body, and spirit. The Peninsula Tokyo also offers the ‘Life Lived Best’ initiative which incorporates fitness, mindfulness, and nutritional goals, hands down one of the best hotels in Tokyo for those who are keen to stick to their wellness plans even on vacation.

How to reach: The Peninsula Tokyo is directly connected to exit A6 of Hibiya Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya and Chiyoda and Toei Mita lines. It’s a 2-minute walk from the Hibiya exit of Yurakucho Station on the JR Yamanote Line.

User reviews:

Booking.com: 9.1/10
Trip Advisor: 4.5/5
MakeMyTrip: 4.5/5

Image credit: The Peninsula Tokyo/Facebook

The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon (Best for families)
Starting from INR 93236

Housed in a 38-storey skyscraper in Tokyo’s Toranomon district and designed by Kengo Kuma, The Tokyo EDITION in Toranomon is Japan’s first Edition outpost and synonymous with hip parties. The property features 206 guest rooms including 22 suites with panoramic views of the Tokyo skyline with the Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Bay; the rooms starting from level 31 even have private terraces.

The hotel’s design includes 3 restaurants – modern comfort food at The Blue Room restaurant, The Jade Room by British chef Tom Aikens, The Gold Bar, and The SPA for facials and body treatments using products made in Japan. When staying here, you can visit the nearby Zojoji Temple, The National Art Centre, Atago Shrine, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Kotohira Shrine, and more.

How to reach: From Kamiyacho Metro Station Toranomon exit, walk towards Metro City Kamiyacho and you have direct access via a dedicated underground passageway to the entrance of The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon.

User reviews:

Booking.com: 8.5/10
Trip Advisor: 3.5/5
MakeMyTrip: 3.5/5

Image credit: The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon/Facebook

Hotel Gajoen Tokyo (Best for adults)
Starting from INR 67428

Formerly known as the ‘Palace of the Dragon God’ when it opened its doors in 1928 to luxury society weddings and social events, Hotel Gajoen Tokyo is the end result of careful restoration of the original retreat; a boutique hotel immersed in omotenashi (which means to wholeheartedly look after guests) hospitality that welcomes travellers from around the world. Its entrance hall houses the original Invitation Gate of Meguro Gajoen.

As you look around, keep your eyes peeled for antique features such as ornately carved wooden panels and Japanese lacquer work. Out of its 60 luxurious suite rooms, the ones that are 80 square meters or larger feature an in-room sauna and whirlpool bath. You can pick from 8 different eateries and restaurants on the property, including Chinese Restaurant ‘Shunyuki’, Japanese restaurant ‘Tofutei’, an American grill ‘Kanade Terrace’, ‘Yui-An Cafe & Bar’, and ‘Hama’ steakhouse.

How to reach: The hotel offers a hotel bus for airport transfers.

User reviews:

Booking.com: 9.6/10
Trip Advisor: 4.5/5
MakeMyTrip: 4.5/5

Image credit: Hotel Gajoen-Tokyo.com

Hoshinoya Tokyo (Best for adults)
Starting from INR 23759

A short walk from Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace, the 17-story Hoshinoya Tokyo is located in the economic centre of Tokyo. One of the best boutique hotels in Tokyo, Hoshinoya prides itself in offering unmatched Japanese ryokan-style hospitality to its guests. Marvel at the seamless marriage of reimagined Japanese design as you walk (shoeless) through its hallway leading to a lounge called the ochanoma for some delicious confectionery and sake.

Step into the serene silence of your ryokan, and just like that, the buzz of one of the world’s busiest metropolises shuts down. Immerse yourself (quite literally) further into Japanese culture in an indoor hot spring bath fed from 1,500 meters below Tokyo.

How to reach: The resort is a 10-minute walk from the Marunouchi North Exit of Tokyo Station. It is also located just outside Otemachi Subway Station.

User reviews:

Trip Advisor: 4.5/5
MakeMyTrip: 4.5/5

Image credit: Hoshinoya Tokyo/Facebook

Tokyo Station Hotel (Best for adults)
Starting from INR 46946

Experience Tokyo Station’s rich heritage and cultural significance at the recently refurbished Tokyo Station Hotel with 150 guest rooms that bring together classic European decor with modern comforts. Guests can choose between unique accommodations such as the bi-level maisonettes, guestrooms positioned along the Cupola domes of Tokyo Station and the palatial Imperial Suite.

The hotel features 6 restaurants – Blanc Rouge, Sushi Aoyagi, Teppanyaki Shichi Jyu Ni Kou, Cantonese En, Yakitori Seo, and Enoteca Norio – along with bars and shops for travel souvenirs. At the basement of Tokyo Station is its ‘An Spa’, a fitness lounge, and a bath and relaxation facility with an artificially carbonated hot spring, man-made hot spring, cold bath, dry sauna, and steam sauna.

How to reach: The hotel offers a private limousine and an airport taxi service for airport transfers.

User reviews:

Booking.com: 9.3/10
Trip Advisor: 4.5/5
MakeMyTrip: 4.5/5

Image credit: Tokyo Station Hotel/Facebook

K5 (Best for fun)
Starting from INR 37688

Housed in a 1920s bank building, K5 is a treasure trove of Swedish design and traditional grace, designed by architect Claesson Koivisto Rune with just 20 artfully conceived rooms. The hotel’s concept is guided by the Japanese word ‘Aimai’ which means vague, obscure or ambiguous, used in Japanese in a positive, poetic sense to denote the benefits of erasing borders.

And its philosophy is evident in K5’s spaces. Its bar is in a library, the coffee shop doubles as a lounge, which also flows into a wine bar and restaurant. Even its food is an intermingling of Japanese, French and Dutch influences. Searching for the coolest hotel in Tokyo? This is it.

How to reach: Take the Tokyo Monorail to Hamamatsucho, transfer to Asakusa Line for Nihombashi Station (approx. 35 min) or via Keikyu to Nihombashi Station (approx. 45 min).

User reviews:

Booking.com: 9.3/10
Trip Advisor: 5/5
MakeMyTrip: 5/5

Image credit: K5/Facebook


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What are the best stay options to explore in Tokyo?

Answer: You will find some of the best luxury hotels in Tokyo in Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, Asakusa, Ginza and Tokyo Station.

Question: What are the top tourist attractions in Tokyo?

Answer: Sensoji Temple, Meiji Jingu, Hamarikyu Gardens, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree, Sumida River, etc.

Question: What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

Answer: Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest tower, teamLab’s Planets, Senso-ji temple, Sakurai Tea Experience, Shibuya Square tower, Yoyogi Park, Yayoi Kusama Museum, etc.

Question: What are the in-budget stay options at Tokyo?

Answer: You can look for budget hotels, capsule hotels, and hostels in Ueno, Akihabara, and Asakusa.

Question: What are the most expensive stay options in Tokyo?

Answer: Aman, Hoshinoya, The Ritz-Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons Hotel Otemachi, and The Peninsula are some of the best 5 star hotels in Tokyo.

Question: What are the best food to explore at Tokyo?

Answer: Donburi, tempura, tsukemon (dipping noodles), Abura Soba (oil noodles), Monjayaki (savoury pancake), Tokyo buns, Omurice (fried rice topped with an oval-shaped omelette), and Sushi.

Question: What are the best workation options at Tokyo?

Answer: The (tefu) lounge in Shimokitazawa, Japan Rail Cafe Tokyo at Tokyo Station, and Tsutaya Bookstore Marunouchi.

Question: What are the best hotels near railway station/airport at Tokyo?

Answer: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, Grand Hyatt Tokyo, The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Haneda, The Tokyo Station Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo At Marunouchi, Mandarin Oriental, or Hoshinoya Tokyo.

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Shubhanjana Das

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