10 Luxury Hotels in Tokyo Where You Can Experience the Traditional Beauty of Japan

Around the world, Japan is known for its unrivaled high level of hospitality and customer service, so when you come to visit Tokyo, you can only expect the best from your accommodation. While the capital city of Japan has many great hotels of all sizes and for any budget, luxury hotels are where you are really going to see just what makes the world of Japanese hospitality stand miles above the rest. Check out these 10 accommodations that exemplify the very best that Tokyo has to offer and act as a gateway for you to discover the true beauty of Japan.

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10 Luxury Hotels in Tokyo Where You Can Experience the Traditional Beauty of Japan

1. Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo is conveniently located 25 minutes by taxi to JR Tokyo Station and a 10-minute walk to Edogawabashi Subway Station. There are various sightseeing spots in the surrounding area, so right after check-in, you can get out and start exploring.

Experience the distinct four seasons of Japan by staying in a room with a garden view, and although you’ll be in the heart of the Tokyo metropolis, you can still enjoy the benefits of the calming nature.

The heated swimming pool, with a retractable ceiling, allows natural light to shine in and is a resort-like space surrounded by lush greenery and can be used year-round, regardless of the weather. Work up a sweat at the fitness center, and then dive into a world of relaxation at the hot springs that are drawn directly from Shizuoka Prefecture.

There are nine restaurants in the hotel, including French, Chinese, Italian, and Japanese options. Although the hotel’s international cuisine is sublime, experience excellent Japanese cooking at Mokushundo, the Japanese restaurant, where carefully selected ingredients are grilled on a lava rock slab imported right from Mt. Fuji. The restaurant is located in a renovated Japanese house and nestled behind a grove of trees in the garden, further adding to the atmosphere.

From the stunning crimson Benkei Bridge, visitors can enjoy a variety of scenery in each of the four seasons, from the autumn leaves in fall to the fantastic flight of fireflies in summer.

2. Hotel Gajoen Tokyo

Hotel Gajoen Tokyo, with its traditional Japanese flair, is a 12-minute walk from the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum that you can visit to enjoy art and the Japanese atmosphere. The hotel is only a 6-minute walk from JR Meguro Station and free parking is also available on the premises. This hotel is also a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), a community of independently-minded travelers and independently spirited hotels across the globe.

You can visit the "Hyakudan Staircase," a tangible cultural property designated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, which has been called the "Ryugujo of the Showa Period” in homage to the underwater dragon palace of legends. Special exhibitions and other events are also held to give visitors a taste of authentic Japanese culture

At Tofutei, the in-house restaurant, you can enjoy authentic Japanese "kaiseki" multi-course cuisine unlike anything you have ever had. In addition to Japanese delicacies, the hotel also has a variety of restaurants, including Chinese food, an American-style grill, and an Italian eatery so that you can eat at a different restaurant every night without repeating.

You can also relax in the Japanese-style garden or library and enjoy the luxury of Japanese hospitality throughout your stay.

3. Grand Prince Hotel Tanakawa Hanakohro

The Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa Hanakohro is located in Takanawa, Minato-ku, and is one of Tokyo's leading luxury hotels. It is a 5-minute walk from Shinagawa Station, which makes it easily accessible to both the Haneda Airport and the "shinkansen" bullet train. A free shuttle bus service is also available for travelers with heavy luggage. The hotel is also close to Yebisu Garden Place, Tokyo Tower, and Roppongi Hills, making it convenient for visiting some of Tokyo's many landmarks.

The hotel has a variety of restaurants, offering a wide range of cuisines from Japanese to "teppanyaki" and French cuisine. There is a café and lounge where you can relax and just enjoy the ambiance of the city.

In addition, a complimentary Japanese-style breakfast is included during your stay.

Forget that you are in the heart of one of the most highly densely populated cities in the world with the calming Japanese garden. The verdant garden covers an area of approximately 20,000 square meters and features a "koi" carp pond and a bell tower. Beautiful cherry blossoms can be seen in the spring, and vivid autumn leaves are a joy in the fall.

The open space is a harmonious marriage of contemporary chic design and conservative Japanese elegance, a pairing that is peacefully balanced.

4. Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Located in the Roppongi Hills commercial complex, the Grand Hyatt Tokyo is close to more than 200 stores, restaurants, cinemas, museums, observatories, and other facilities, making it the perfect place to stay while in Tokyo. The hotel also offers a 24-hour foreign currency exchange service and a business center that can provide interpretation and translation services, making it ideal for business travelers from abroad.

The rooms have high ceilings and are stylishly designed with a modern Japanese aesthetic highlighted by wooden furniture. The shower room has a large bathtub to help you relax, as once you check in, you can leave all your stress behind.

The teppanyaki restaurant Keyakizaka is a unique restaurant where you can order from a market-style display of seasonal ingredients such as "Keyakizaka beef," an original Japanese black beef raised on carefully crafted feed devised by the chef himself. There are also nine other restaurants and bars, including "edomae" sushi, a steakhouse , and French, Chinese, and Italian options.

You can enjoy the downtown Roppongi vibes and spend a stress-free stay at a hotel that offers a variety of services to make your trip truly memorable.

5. The Kitano Hotel Tokyo

Located just off Exit 4 of Nagatacho Subway Station, The Kitano Hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to the Imperial Palace moat and the Diet Building, 9 minutes to Shibuya Station, and just 14 minutes to Ginza Station by subway. The Kitano Hotel is a globally prized hotel and has another branch in New York. The Tokyo hotel was first built in 1964 and then renovated in 2019.

Rooms are decorated in a relaxed atmosphere with colors inspired by the four seasons of Japan. The rooms are designed to create a homey stay, and suites are equipped with a kitchen and laundry facilities.

The hotel has a tea ceremony room where guests can enjoy a cup of coffee or a light meal in authentic Japanese fashion. Keeping with the spirit of hospitality, the layout of the traditional alcove is changed and garnished according to the season.

The Kitano Hotel Tokyo's iconic bamboo grove can also be viewed from the tea ceremony room. Enjoy matcha in peace and quiet while gazing at the tall bamboo stalks and thin leaves swaying in the wind.


6. The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon

Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon opened in 2020 and is the luxury line of Marriott International, which also owns the highly acclaimed Ritz-Carlton brand. This is the first of its kind in Japan, and world-renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma was involved in its design. The hotel is characterized by an open space that incorporates Japan's unique history and traditions while at the same time offering a sense of Tokyo’s modern vibrance as well.

As far as food and drinks go, traditional Japanese set menus are available, and there are four onsite bars in the hotel. If you’re feeling in a special sort of mood, room service is also available 24 hours a day.

Even the details in the room, such as the small black teapot, have a distinctly Japanese feel that will make relaxing in your room all the more special.

Amenities are sustainable-conscious, with toothbrushes and hairbrushes made of bamboo and wood. Even the room key is made of bamboo in order to help cut down on plastic waste.

7. The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

Directly connected to the Tameike-Sanno and Kokkai-Gijidomae subway stations, The Capitol Hotel Tokyu provides direct access to Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Ginza areas, making it an excellent location to base yourself in the city. World-renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma was also involved in the construction of this building, which was designed to have a natural, wooden ambiance. Among the many amenities, a fitness center and spa are also available to meet all your needs.

The interior is decorated in a traditional Japanese architectural style that features shoji screens and fusuma screens, creating a peaceful atmosphere. Some rooms offer views of the National Diet Building and other parts of Tokyo that are especially lovely at night. Guests can also take advantage of a wide variety of room service options that changes with the current season.

A wide range of culinary options are also available, including Japanese and Chinese fine dining restaurants, a standard dining room, a lounge, and a hotel bar.

The "ikebana" flower arrangement at the main entrance changes every month, allowing visitors to enjoy the changing of the seasons without even having to step outside. Also on display suspended over the main lobby is a wooden structure called "tokyo," an interlocking bracket designed by Kengo Kuma that was inspired by the wooden structures that support the roofs of traditional Japanese temples and shrines, but with a modern spin. You can feel the warmth of the wood and the spirit of Japanese architecture in a way that is distinctly traditional Japanese yet definitively contemporary.

8. Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

A 5-star hotel located in the Nihonbashi area, the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is directly connected to the Mitsukoshimae Subway Station and JR Shin-Nihonbashi Station, making it convenient for tourists to get to and from Tokyo Station. Rooms are decorated with chic designs and large windows inspired by the scenic beauty of Japan.

The hotel lobby embraces a warm wooden feel, and here you will find the highest caliber of Japanese hospitality.

Japanese breakfast is available via room service, and a choice of rice porridge comes recommended for travelers who have uneasy stomachs from nights of eating out.

The hotel offers many restaurants, including Japanese sushi. Sushi Shin by Miyakawa-Tokyo is the first Tokyo location of a Hokkaido sushi restaurant that has been awarded three stars by an international guidebook. The interior incorporates the sophisticated traditional Japanese craft of "kumiko," which consists in assembling wooden pieces without the use of nails.

9. Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel

Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel is located in the beating heart of Shibuya, with Shibuya Station only a 5-minute walk away and Meiji Jingu Shrine and Harajuku only a 2-minute train ride from your front door. Some rooms are furnished with "tatami" mats, giving the interior a Japanese taste so that even in the big city, you can still feel traditional Japanese culture.

The Cerulean Tower, which houses the hotel, also has a noh theater so that you can experience traditional Japanese performing arts without having to leave the vicinity.

All rooms are located on the 19th floor or higher and offer outstanding panoramic views of the city. You can enjoy room service breakfast in your spacious room for the perfect start to your day.

The hotel offers a variety of international cuisines, such as Japanese, Chinese, and even a patisserie.

10. Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills - a Concept by Hyatt

Andaz Tokyo - a Concept by Hyatt is a 5-star hotel located a 5-minute walk from Toranomon Subway Station. It is also close to Haneda Airport and Tokyo Station, making it a perfect location for exploring Tokyo's many magnificent sightseeing spots.

With the goal of bringing you closer to nature, even in the big city, the rooms are decorated with lots of wood, and guests can view the lush greenery of the outer gardens of the Imperial Palace and the Tokyo Skytree® from their rooms.

Traditional Japanese motifs are found throughout the hotel, including bonsai trees and mats with traditional "kumiki" wooden patterns.

On the 52nd floor, with a spectacular view of Tokyo, you will find "the SUSHI," a sushi restaurant with only a small number of counter-seats for a truly exclusive culinary experience. Sake imported from all over the country as well as original cocktails that pair excellently with the sushi are served, making for an absolutely unforgettable meal.

In Summary

While Tokyo may be one of the biggest and busiest cities in the world, it still retains much of its unique Japanese charm and picking a hotel that perfectly balances these two elements can really elevate your trip to the next level. No matter the occasion, any of these 10 hotels in Tokyo make for an incredible place to stay and will shine a spotlight on just how next-level Japanese hospitality is!

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The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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