If there’s one thing Ginza takes seriously, it’s luxury. From massive high-end, high-rise shopping and accommodation complexes to niche boutique outlets, the streets are practically overflowing with opulence. Also, rather suitably, the neighbourhood is positioned right near the Imperial Palace, as well as a number of the city’s best cultural icons and high-end hospitality hubs. If you’re partial to the finer things, then here are some of the best hotels in Ginza.
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One of the oldest hotels in the city, the Imperial Hotel is arguably one of the city’s best, too. All about prestige and glamour, the hotel has been offering the ultimate in first-class luxury since 1890. If you somehow manage to drag yourself away from the plush interior of the hotel, you’ll find that Ginza, Hibiya and Yurakucho stations are all within a five-minute walk of the hotel doors, meaning it’s incredibly easy to get around both on foot and via private and public transport.
With unforgettable views of the neighbouring Imperial Palace gardens and the city beyond, the utmost in luxurious comfort and personalised hospitality that makes you feel like royalty, The Peninsula Tokyo is where to go if you really feel like you need to be pampered. The interior design of the towering complex is stylishly modern with small authentically Japanese finishes, making for a perfect balance of the senses. Even if you don’t decide to stay here, afternoon tea in the lobby is highly recommended.
A three-minute walk from Shimbashi Station is The Celestine Ginza – a comfortable, stylish and welcoming hotel ideal for those who want a little extra luxury in their lives. A fantastic retreat for those wanting a peaceful escape after a long day of exploring the city, The Celestine Ginza’s tranquil atmosphere and warm hospitality will make it feel like it’s your home away from home the moment you step through the doors.
Just five minutes from Shimbashi Station on foot, the Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza Premier’s central location is just one of its many charms. All of the chic and stylish rooms here are located above the 16th floor, which means that you’re guaranteed stunning views of the city below – a scene that’s particularly breathtaking at night. If you’re interested in exploring the city in a little more depth and on street level, be sure to visit Tsukiji Fish Market, which is less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Are there any two words more synonymous with luxury than Hyatt and Ginza? If you answer yes, then this hotel begs to differ. Situated in the heart of the high-end neighbourhood, discreetly tucked between the mega shopping outlets of the district, the Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo is one of the city’s prize hotels. More understated in its charm than some of the city’s bigger luxury establishments, it’s the simple beauty that makes this hotel so impressive. With a single restaurant, a 24-hour gym and a small lobby library, it’s proof that bigger doesn’t always mean better.
For something far more simple than the luxury hotels scattered around the city, why not get back to basics and opt for a stay at Tokyo Ginza Bay Hotel, a capsule hotel positioned in central Ginza. A far more budget-friendly option, this hotel offers everything you need for a comfortable stay and nothing you don’t, so you can spend more time enjoying the city.
Located on top of the Ginza Itchome Station on the Yurakucho Line and just a 15-minute walk from Tsukiji Fish Market, the Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza is a perfect place to set up home base if you’re an adventurous traveller who wants to really get out and see the sights. The stylish but relaxed hotel offers affordable, family-friendly rooms and a location that’ll ensure you get the most out of your time in Tokyo.
A meeting point of traditional Japanese hospitality and modern Tokyo comforts, the Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel Tokyo is an elegant but laid-back complex right in the middle of all the Ginza action. The spacious rooms and youthful energy are attention-commanding features, of course, but arguably the hotel’s best attraction is its secret underground café, GINZA SAI, offering mouthwatering breakfast and lunch options daily.