Tokyo: the very name conjures visions of technicolour skyscrapers, futuristic trains and exclusive gourmet hideaways. The world’s most populous city has something for everyone – no matter how long you stay, it’s never long enough. Ultra-modern, uncompromisingly stylish, and offering (by far) the most Michelin starred-restaurants in the world, Tokyo is a can’t-miss destination, and its best hotels are worth the price of admission. Below, some of our very favorite luxury hotels in Tokyo:
Favorite Luxury Hotels in Tokyo #1: Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
The Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is the only hotel in Japan today to have achieved a Forbes Five Star rating for six consecutive years. Superbly located within Nihonbashi, one of Tokyo’s business and cultural hubs, the hotel offers 179 rooms and suites, all with breathtaking views of the capital. The hotel neighbors the original Mitsukoshi department store, as well as centuries-old shops offering products from traditional artisans. On top of it all, guests are within easy walking distance of the Imperial Gardens, the very heart of Tokyo.
The hotel offers spectacular views in all its rooms and public areas that create a dramatic yet calming ambiance. Guests can make use of fully equipped work areas in their spaciously elegant room or suite. A global array of gourmet dining choices are on tap, perfect both for hosting clients or enjoying a night off. Don’t miss the Molecular Tapas Bar, a boldly innovative dining experience that will light up all your senses and spark your imagination in ways you never thought possible!
The Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo has been recognized as the best hotel in Japan in three categories at the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ Awards. The hotel was ranked first in Japan in the Top Hotels, Luxury, and Best Service classifications in the travel site’s list of Best Hotels 2017. Never before has a Japanese hotel topped these three categories at one time since the awards began fifteen years ago. That says it all!
Favorite Luxury Hotels in Tokyo #2: The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo is a Forbes’ Five Star luxury hotel that transfixes guests from the moment of arrival in its magnificent sky lobby. Set in the bustling Roppongi neighbourhood (a favourite for visitors and locals alike), you’ll be right in the heart of the action!
Featuring 247 elegantly appointed guestrooms, including 35 suites with 360-degree panoramic skyline views of Tokyo, this hotel has it all. A world-class rejuvenating spa, state-of-the-art event venues and acclaimed restaurants await guests who secure a booking at this top-notch property. Don’t miss a meal at the Michelin-starred French dining Azure 45 and authentic Japanese restaurant Hinokizaka, which offers diners the very best from four of the country’s major cuisine styles (kaiseki, sushi, tempura and teppanyaki). The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo offers the ultimate urban oasis set atop a dramatic skyscraper.
When not taking in the breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji and the Tokyo Tower, guests can enjoy a string of authentic on-property experiences to immerse themselves in the colorful world of Japanese culture. Favourites include a private sake or whisky tasting, or a tea experience in Kokushoan, a Japanese traditional folk house 200 meters above the ground! Try your hand at Shorinjiryu Karate, one of Japan’s oldest and most unique forms of martial arts. Above all, there is unwavering personalized attention for business and leisure travelers alike.
Favorite Luxury Hotels in Tokyo #3: The Peninsula Tokyo
Superbly located opposite the Imperial Palace and Hibiya Park, and mere minutes on foot from the shopping capital of Ginza, The Peninsula Tokyo offers commanding views of the Japanese capital skyline. Modern and contemporary with Japanese accents, this gracious free-standing hotel offers 314 spacious guestrooms, including 47 suites, five unique restaurants and bar, a fitness center, and the award-winning Peninsula Spa. Unlike the others on this list, this hotel occupies the entire building – so as soon you walk inside the front door, you’re welcomed as a VIP guest!
Guest rooms start from 54 square meters, one of the most spacious offerings in Tokyo. All rooms have an expansive self-contained dressing rooms where guests can keep all of their luggage and belongings. Luxurious bathrooms have double vanities, a deep soaking tub, and a separate shower booth. Dim light and healing music provide the perfect environment for winding down after a long day of exploring Japan’s incredible capital!
One of our absolute favourite features at The Peninsula Tokyo is their famous “Peninsula Time” – the ultimate in flexible check-in/check-out times. No longer do guests have to abide by the standard 12:00 noon check-out, fingers crossed for an approved request. When you stay at the Peninsula Tokyo, you can check-in at any time on the start date of your booking – the same goes for your check-out. If you’ve got an early-morning arrival into Tokyo, or a late-night departure, this makes all the difference in the world! Make the most of your final day in Tokyo, knowing that your room is yours to enjoy until the minute you leave for the airport.
These properties are just a sample of The Luxury Travel Agency’s exceptional Tokyo Partner Hotels. From glittering skyscrapers to intimate inns, we have the perfect property for your journey to the Eastern Capital. Contact us now to book your next trip to Tokyo!