5 luxurious hotels in Tokyo

1) Hoshinoya Tokyo

A luxury ryokan (Japanese inn) that offers you an extraordinary experience, just a 10-minute walk from Tokyo Station. The building is surrounded by several skyscrapers, and this contrast makes the hotel even more extraordinary. There is an open-air hot spring only for guests.

Hotel Hoshinoya Tokyo

2) Yuen Bettei Daita

Although just a half-minute walk fromthe nearest station, Yuen Bettei Daita provides respite from Tokyo’s busy streets with its open-air bath and spa facilities. They also offer a day-trip plan with use of the bathing facilities and a meal. They also serve an amazing breakfast.

Lobby at Yuen Bettei Daita

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3) Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

Chinzan literally translates as a ‘mountain of camellias’ as this place used to be a beauty spot where wild camellias grew. The hotel opened in 1992 on the site of the Chinzanso wedding centre. Guests can enjoy its gorgeous garden throughout the year.

interior of Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

4) Imperial Hotel

The hotel is as Japanese as it gets. Opened in 1890, this was the first hotel to offer a laundry service and buffet-style restaurant in Japan. In Japan, an all-you-can-eat buffet is often called baikingu, or Viking. The president of the hotel at that time was inspired to call it like that by a scene in the film The Vikings, in which a band of Vikings attack their food with gusto.

the penthouse room at Imperial Hotel

5) The Peninsula Tokyo

Needless to say, this hotel belongs to the chain of Peninsula Hotels. Since its opening in 2007, the hotel has received five stars in the Forbes ranking and several other awards. The guest rooms are decorated with natural wood in a distinctive Japanese style. The restaurants facing the Imperial Palace are an excellent choice for lunch.

interior of a bathroom at the Peninsula Tokyo

1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku

+81 (0)3-6270-2888


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