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.
2) Hotel Ryumeikan Ochanomizu Honten
Ryumeikan has been around for many years as a ryokan and was renovated and updated to a more contemporary style in 2014. The guest rooms resemble a countryside ryokan but here you get to sleep on a comfortable bed instead of on a futon. Enjoy a soothing bath in their bathtub made of Shigaraki ware. You won’t get to experience this anywhere else.
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.
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.
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.
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