Best Luxury Hotels in Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo is an esteemed city that boasts skyscrapers that seem to touch the sky. It’s a city where you’d not only look ahead at the overwhelming hustle and bustle of this city with millions in its population, but you’d look up, at the neon sign boards flashing high up in the sky, the observation decks located 50 storeys up, at the business and shopping buildings which look as though they belong in a futuristic movie.
With all this advancement and flashy exteriors, you would expect there to be plenty of luxury options commanding great views over the city, and you’d be right. There are a limitless number of luxury properties across this dense, crazy city, making your job easy (or is it hard?) to live a life of comfort and opulence whilst you’re here.
To assist you in making a decision, below we’ve listed our selection of the top 10 best luxury hotels in Tokyo. They’re glamourous, premium, sometimes over-the-top, but staying at any of these choices will have you feeling pampered like absolute royalty.
The views alone should be enough to convince anyone who can afford it to book a few nights at this boutique luxury hotel. Andaz Tokyo, a hotel under the Andaz brand that was established by globally renowned hospitality heavyweight Hyatt, is the epitome of opulence. This hotel absolutely exudes quality, way above-standard design, and the air of elegance throughout the hotel cannot be matched. The rooms are large, spacious, and furnished superbly. And the views from the bedroom? Incredible.
The hotel offers a spa, fitness centre and an indoor pool with a view. Free Wi-Fi throughout, complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages in the minibar, free domestic and select international phone calls and a Handy smartphone are all included in your room rate without charge. There’s a spacious lounge to relax in on the 51st floor as well as the signature restaurant The Tavern – Grill & Lounge, which offers grilled meat delicacies including premium Japanese snow-aged beef.
Not impressed yet? There’s yet another feature on the 52nd floor, the Rooftop Bar, which offers panoramic views of the city. Located only minutes away from the station, this is one impressive hotel.
Guest Tips: There’s a complimentary nightly cocktail hour! The Tower View is highly recommended, a must, definitely worth the additional cost.
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Park Hotel Tokyo is listed as one of the top picks in all of Tokyo, and it’s not hard to see why. This premium 4-star hotel has gone above and beyond what hotel standards are to ensure all guests are so comfortable and pampered, they wouldn’t want to leave. The views from the bedrooms are spectacular, especially at night when the city’s sprinkled with lights. This hotel also features amazing artist room with colourful paintings made by renown Japanese artists directly on the walls.
The hotel offers in-room massage services upon request, a whopping six dining options onsite, and bathrooms are all equipped with the luxurious THANN amenities for all guests. The location is great if you’re looking to visit Hamarikyu Gardens or Tsukuji Fish Market, and Shinbashi station is literally 300 metres away. Perfection.
Guest Tips: If you’re looking for an epic place to watch the sunset, head to the foyer and grab a spot next to the window. Spectacular. If you get a corner room with Tokyo Tower views, on a clear and sunny day you might even be able to capture Mt. Fuji!
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The flashy Mandarin Oriental brand will not disappoint, ever, especially not in Tokyo. This globally renowned hotel group has really outdone themselves with their 5-star accommodation located right in the heart of Tokyo.
Boasting a slew of fine restaurants, an award-winning spa on the 37th floor, massive guest rooms with floor to ceiling windows offering sweeping views of the city, and a 38th floor fitness centre with a gym and sauna, you have everything at your fingertips. It’s located only an 8-minute walk to Tokyo Station, meaning you can access all corners of Tokyo easily and seamlessly. This is certainly one of the most aesthetic hotels you will ever come across!
Guest Tips: If you’re into jazz, the jazz bar is a must. The sauna has an incredible view so make sure you make time for that. This hotel is definitely of the best luxury hotels in Tokyo and maybe in Japan.
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Park Hyatt Tokyo is the epitome of elegance and class. We challenge you to find a hotel that oozes as much style and opulence as this because it will be quite difficult. It has seriously raised the bar as to what a 5-star hotel should look and feel like, and that’s saying something!
Located right in the heart of Tokyo, right above Shinjuku’s bustling streets, everything about the Park Hyatt Hotel commands your attention immediately from the moment you step in. The unobstructed views are breathtaking, the aesthetics within the hotel are superb, and the ambience of this hotel is pure luxury. At Club on the Park Spa, you can book in a massage, relax in the sauna, or workout in the fitness room. The 52nd floor hosts a fantastic grill restaurant with spectacular skyline views. This hotel is fit for royalty.
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The immaculately styled Conrad Tokyo hotel is a 5-star accommodation, and it definitely looks and feels like it. Boasting clean-cut modern architecture mixed with the most minimal touches of Japanese aesthetics, this hotel is pure opulence. In fact, it was even rated as the most popular Japanese hotel by international travellers in 2015!
The rooms at Conrad Tokyo are amongst the largest in the city, and all boast superb panoramic views of Hamarikyu Gardens or Tokyo Bar through floor to ceiling windows. There’s an onsite indoor swimming pool as well as a well-equipped gym to take advantage of, and there’s also a spa where you can book private treatment rooms and request a variety of relaxing massages. With a service-offerings list as full as this, it’s no wonder it’s situated in Ginza, Tokyo’s glitzy suburb.
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For one of the most classic 5-star hotel experiences, the Palace Hotel Tokyo is a great option. Not to be outdone by others on this list, this accommodation is situated right in the middle of the Marunouchi business district, next to the grand Imperial Palace. It boasts a whopping seven onsite restaurants, a fitness centre with an indoor swimming pool, gym, and spa, and its very own luxury spa centre, called Evian Spa Tokyo.
Views, of course, are spectacular, as are all aspects of the interior of this hotel – you could simply get lost in the beauty in and around here. It’s a 10-minute walk from Ginza, a 10-minute car ride to Tsukiji Fish Markets, and is directly connected to Otemachi Station. Stay here only if you want to be pampered, value class, convenience and comfort, and love amazing views.
Guest Tips: If you can afford to pay extra for the club access – it’s worth it.
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The Four Seasons is a classic leader in the world of 5-star luxury hotels, and the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo in Marunouchi is a prime example of how class and elegance can be bought. Instead of going down the ultra-modern route that many luxury hotels in Tokyo have done, this hotel is all about the traditional sense of class. Think dark woody tones, warm fireplaces, tall ceilings, and the slightest touches of foliage.
The designer guest rooms are furnished superbly for a comfortable stay with a relaxing ambience, there is a spa centre for guests to make use of in their down time. There are activities for kids in the rooms, and even pets can be accommodated for with advance reservation.
Guest Tips: Try the wagyu beef burger at Motif restaurant, you won’t regret it!
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The Shangri-La brand transcends borders; its reputation of class, unmatched elegance and top-of-the-line service and facilities is known right across the world, and the Tokyo hotel is no exception. Here, you will literally bathe in luxury from the moment you enter, from the timeless decor of areas like the lobby, lounge, restaurants, and the health club, to the use of premium-grade products in the guestrooms, bathrooms, fitness room, restaurants, and massage centres (Chi, the Spa at Shangri-La is the world-renowned treatment centre offered by the hotel group, and it is worth it).
There is an indoor swimming pool as well as a sauna and even hot tubs on site! The hotel’s restaurant serves fine Japanese cuisine and sushi, as well as teppanyaki – a great Japanese dining experience for those who haven’t tried!
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The glitzy Ritz-Carlton is everything you’d want in a luxury 5-star hotel and more. From its spacious guest rooms, to its refined classy decor, to its luxury features such as a massive indoor pool, eight different dining options on-site, a spa service centre (with a whirlpool!), and well-equipped gym, you’d be hard-pressed to find an accommodation that has anything to offer beyond what the Ritz-Carlton. I mean, the guest rooms feature a marble bathroom!
The city skyline views from the windows are stunning, but you know what would be better? Dining from one of the many restaurants that they offer onsite, sipping on some champagne, cutting into a juicy steak or being served up delicious Japanese dishes whilst taking in the sight. Now that is what you call luxury!
Guest Tips: If you’re lucky, you might be able to capture Mount Fuji from your window! It’s within walking distance to a range of restaurants in Roppongi. If you’re having breakfast at the hotel, don’t miss out on the French toast – amazing!
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Whilst this last option on our list does not boast the big names of the others, what it does offer is that premium-grade personalised luxury experience that you may miss out on in a larger-scale hotel. The Azabu Ten Tokyo is located in one of the most affluent suburbs in Tokyo.
It offers an onsite restaurant where incredibly skilled chefs prepare refined dishes right in front of you (like a private dining experience!), luxury interior design across its guest rooms as well as lounging areas, superb use of the spaces and high ceilings, and an incredibly convenient location, being only 5-minutes’ walk away from two different stations. Here, if you’re staying more than two nights, you’ll even receive complimentary airport shuttle service! If you’re all about luxury and elegance, but also value privacy and a personalised experience, the Azabu Ten Tokyo is the perfect option for you.
Guest Tips: If you’re having breakfast there, opt for the Japanese option, superb!
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Looking back at this list of the best luxury hotels in Tokyo, we can totally understand if you’re confused now. How can so much luxury be situated in Tokyo? How will you ever be able to choose between the Ritz-Carlton or the Shangri-La? Will you opt for a personalised luxury service? Or a full-on pampering experience, fit for a king? Well we can’t help you make that ultimate decision, but we do know that whatever you choose, you’ll be internally screaming with happiness when you arrive, you’ll definitely find it difficult to part with the views.
And for more info about accommodation in Tokyo, feel free to also read this guide: Where to stay in Tokyo.