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Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the largest city. The city mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. It is located at the head of Tokyo Bay on the Pacific coast of central Honshu. Almost every luxury hotel brand in the world has a presence in the dazzling Japanese capital, Tokyo. Tokyo is home to some of the world’s most beautiful hotels. Nearly every luxury hotel brand has a presence in the city with some of them having multiple properties around the city. Take a look at the Top 10 5 star Hotels in Tokyo, Japan.
10. The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon
The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon is located in Minato, a neighbourhood in Tokyo. The hotel offers 206 rooms and suites. Guests at the accommodations can enjoy a à la carte or an American breakfast. The Blue Room serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and light fare daily. While The Lobby Bar let’s guests enjoy a drink and relax in the bustling city. At The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. Other recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness centre. The Spa has 6 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.
Website: The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon
9. The Prince Hotel Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Located a minutes’ walk away from Akasaka-Mitsuke Station of the Tokyo Metro Ginza and Marunouchi Line, The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho features 250 rooms with gorgeous views. Washoku Souten restaurant serves contemporary Japanese cuisine, including sushi and teppanyaki, Oasis Garden is the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant featuring a “hanging garden” concept, plus buffet, à la carte and full-course menu options, Sky Gallery Lounge Levita is a cocktail bar and The Bar illumiid offers an authentic bar experience amidst a calm and soothing atmosphere. The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho features a wellness center and a sauna facility, a fitness centre, an indoor pool and a spa tub. SPA KIOI has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials and body treatments.
8. The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
Located at the heart of the downtown Roppongi area in Tokyo’s tallest building, the 53rd-story Ritz-Carlton offers elegant luxury high above Tokyo’s busy streets. The hotel offers 245 rooms and suites that offer breathtaking views of the Shinjuku area, the Imperial Palace or Mount Fuji. Restaurants at the Ritz-Carlton vary from French to Japanese cuisine, all offering spectacular views. The Michelin star rated restaurant Azure 45 serves French delicacies, while guests can enjoy live musical performance in the afternoon and evening at The Bar. Guests can pamper themselves with a treatment at the spa, or unwind in a whirlpool with city skyline views. Other facilities include saunas, a gym and bicycle rental. The Ritz-Carlton Spa has 10 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.
Website: The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
7. The Peninsula, Tokyo
The Peninsula Tokyo is directly connected to Hibiya Subway Station. Ginza and Yurakucho stations are both within a 3-minute walk, offering easy access to Shinjuku, Shibuya and Roppongi. Featuring designs with traditional Japanese influences, the 314 guest rooms and suites come with unparalleled views of the city, the Imperial Palace Gardens and Hibiya Park. A variety of restaurants at The Tokyo Peninsula cater Japanese, Cantonese and Western cuisines. Authentic high tea can be enjoyed at cafe The Lobby, while on the 24th floor Peter: The Bar offers cocktails, creative cuisine and sweeping Tokyo views. Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. The Peninsula Spa has 9 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body scrubs, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.
Website: The Peninsula Tokyo
6. Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is directly accessible from JR Tokyo Station and is a 5-minute walk from the Imperial Palace, and a 10-minute walk from downtown area Ginza. The hotel features just 57 guest rooms that are decorated with chic furnishings to create a relaxing ambiance. Join Chef Daniel Calvert for a dynamic French cuisine, crafted with a light touch and plated with precision. With seasonally updated menus and an eclectic Champagne selection, there is always something new. Meet, connect and celebrate at this sociable spot, where Four Seasons guests mingle with Tokyo residents. Savor fresh interpretations of bistro classics by Chef Daniel Calvert, presented against a canvas of gliding Shinkansen bullet trains and glittering cityscapes. Guests can enjoy rejuvenating massages at the spa, and children can play free video games in the room. A 24-hour fitness studio and free-use bicycles are also present at the hotel.
5. Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is located in Chuo, near Tokyo Imperial Palace. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from Tokyo Stock Exchange and an 8-minute walk from JR Tokyo Station. The hotel consists of 179 guest rooms and suites that feature wide windows and chic design inspired by Japanese esthetics and have gorgeous city views. Among the hotel’s 9 dining options is Sushi Shin by Miyakawa, offering edomae-style sushi and skyline views. Cantonese and French cuisines also tempt the tongue. Mandarin Bar pours cool cocktails. The Michelin starred Tapas Molecular Bar is open for both lunch and dinner. Guests can work out to city views at the 38th-floor fitness room, or relax in the hot tub or sauna. The spa offers exclusive Asian and Western-fusion treatments in a tranquil setting.
Website: Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
4. Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi is directly connected to a railway/underground station in Otemachi. The hotel features 190 guest rooms and suites are stylish and well-appointed. Pigneto offers seasonally inspired Italian cuisine and also features the lively outdoor terrazza where guests can savour sweeping Tokyo views alongside a selection of Milanese aperitivi. Est is headed by Michelin-starred Chef Guillaume Bracaval where he crafts innovative French cuisine inspired by the Japanese terroir. Virtù is the hotel’s bar where the head bartender employs modern Japanese techniques to reinterpret classic French flavours using a collection of vintage French spirits and rare cognacs while The Lounge serves afternoon tea along with delectable sweets and savouries in a convivial setting – all topped off with Imperial Palace views. An indoor swimming pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a steam room and a 24-hour fitness centre. THE SPA has 5 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include facials and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a steam room.
Website: Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi
3. Park Hyatt, Tokyo
High above Shinjuku’s lively streets, Park Hyatt Tokyo is located at a 3-minute walk from Shinjuku Central Park. JR Shinjuku Train Station is a 15-minute walk away, and Shinjuku Gyoen is a 20-minute walk. The 177 guest rooms and suites boast Hokkaido wood paneling and Egyptian cotton sheets with beautiful views of Mount Fuji or Shinjuku. The 52nd-floor New York Grill offers spectacular skyline views. Guests can enjoy a drink at The Peak Bar while watching the sun set in the Tokyo Skyline. Sumptuous cakes and seasonal sweets can be purchased at the Pastry Boutique, while modern Japanese dishes, French cuisine and a stylish cafe are also available on site. Guests can enjoy the massage or sauna at Club on the Park Spa or work out at the fitness room, which features floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel’s library offers a wide selection and the front desk is open 24-hours a day. An indoor swimming pool is also available at the hotel.
Website: Park Hyatt Tokyo
2. Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is centrally located just a 15-minute walk from Tokyo Tower and an 18-minute walk from the Imperial Palace. Toranomon Subway Station is a 5-minute walk away. All of the 164 guest rooms and suites blend traditional Japanese design with modern conveniences and offer unparalleled views of the metropolis below. Next to the Andaz Lounge on the 51st floor is the main dining venue, The Tavern – Grill & Lounge. Guests will be served refined European provincial cuisine cooked with fresh Japanese produces. The roof-top bar on the 52nd floor offers breathtaking views of the city. Bebu is a Al Fresco dining restaurant service lunch and dinner whereas The SUSHI is a sushi bar offering local cuisine. Andaz, meaning ‘personal style’ in Hindi, offers a variety of facilities and services. Guests can get a soothing massage at the Spa at a surcharge, order room service or relax in the sauna. A fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool with breathtaking city views are also present at the hotel.
Website: Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
1. Aman Tokyo
Aman Tokyo is on the top six floors of 38-storey Otemachi Tower in the city’s central business district. Aman Tokyo features 82 guest rooms including 32 suites which offer uninterrupted views and have classic Japanese minimalist design. Guests can head to Arva which celebrates bold flavours and fresh seasonal ingredients, with a menu crafted by Venice-trained chef Masakazu Hiraki. Musashi by Aman is a bright, intimate space centring on an 8-seat hinoki cypress counter where master chef Musashi serves omakese sushi in the Edomae tradition while The Lounge by Aman is renowned for its signature cocktails, seasonal afternoon teas and sweeping views of the cityscape. The Café by Aman is set in the least serenity of the Otemachi Forest at the base of the tower and serves champagne, teas and hand-crafted sweet treats whereas La Pâtisserie by Mana Tokyo offers a selection of spectacular culinary creations, from homemade breads and traditional French pastries to intricately layered creations such as the Mille Feuille Framboise, Baba a l’Armagnac and Tarte Chocolat. The hotel has a spectacular 33-metre long indoor swimming pool and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. High above the bustle of Tokyo’s central business district, the zen-like Aman Spa embraces a philosophy of balance and harmony with nature; it has a Japanese bath, steam room and 8 treatment rooms, 2 of which are for couples.
Website: Aman Tokyo
Featured image by Park Hyatt, Tokyo
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