From ‘Lost in Translation’-style living to USD$17,500 a night rooms, here are some of the city’s most luxurious accommodation options.
Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho
A pretty recent addition to Tokyo’s world of luxury hotels, the Prince Gallery Tokyo sits atop the 30th to 36th floors of the Tokyo Garden Terrace in central Tokyo. Featuring everything you’d expect from luxury hotel accommodation, its most stunning feature is arguably the bar with its floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing guests to watch the transforming city scape over a perfectly crafted cocktail. It also has four separate restaurants on site, so the most stressful thing about your stay will be deciding where to eat.
1-2 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-8585, +81 3 3234 1111
Located in the Tokyo Midtown tower, Tokyo’s highest tower hosts the famous Ritz-Carlton hotel. Arriving at the entrance, which is located on the building’s 45th floor, guests are welcomed by the breathtaking sky lobby, which just oozes Roppongi extravagance. From there it only gets better, the bedrooms occupy the top nine floors of the building, each offering incredible views. Beyond that, the hotel has a spa, a huge selection of dining options and event space fit for an emperor. To book the Ritz Carlton Suite you’ve got to be prepared to part with around 73,500 yen (USD$7,350) for just one night.
9 Chome-7-1 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo 107-0052, +81 3 3423 8000
The Peninsula Tokyo
Sitting opposite the Imperial Palace and Hibiya Park in Tokyo’s high end Marunouchi district is The Peninsula Tokyo. Voted as the Best Hotel in Tokyo for 2017 by Travel & Leisure readers across the globe, these guys know how to do luxury. Home to a spa and a selection of different dining options, one of the most popular features of this hotel is its high tea offerings. For those with a sweet tooth, book a ‘Strawberry Afternoon Tea’; if you’re after something savoury, maybe it’s worth checking out the ‘Dim Dum Afternoon Tea’ menu. For the luxurious, The Hibiya Suite it costs 1,750,000 yen per night (USD$17,500), but there’s still one more level of luxury, The Peninsula Suite, which is only available for reservation by phone.
〒100-0006 Tokyo, Chiyoda, Yurakucho, １丁目８−１, +81 3 6270 2888
Not ones to take the term luxury lightly, the Park Hyatt hotel located in the neon-drenched heart of Shinjuku is the ultimate in luxury holiday experiences. Overlooking Tokyo, and with views reaching all the way to Mt. Fuji, it’s no wonder this has been a high-end Tokyo staple ever since it opened almost 25 years ago. If the place looks familiar to you, that’s because it was also the main setting for the 2003 cult film ‘Lost in Translation’ starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. Want to try the Presidential Suite? Be prepared to fork out 989,000 yen (USD$9,890) for an overnight stay.
〒163-1055 Tōkyō-to, Shinjuku-ku, Nishishinjuku, 3 Chome−7−1−2, +81 3 5322 1234
Sprawling across the top six floors of the rather new Otemachi Tower is Aman Tokyo, one of the city’s newer hotels, oozing with modern charm. Though it’s only been around for about four years now, it’s definitely gaining a reputation for being one of the city’s most impressive high-end accommodation hotspots, but that’s no surprise given that Aman is the world’s most exclusive hotel brand. Though it is modern, each room features a deep bath, which pays a tasteful tribute to the Japanese tradition of onsen and sento bathing. Stay a night in the Aman suite, and you’ll be spending around 300,000 yen (USD$3,000).
〒100-0004 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, Ōtemachi, 1 Chome−5−6, 大手町タワー, +81 3 5224 3333
This one is food the foodies, even though its views are incredible, the rooms chic and the design impeccable. Arguably the greatest asset the Mandarin Oriental has is its incredible dining. It’s the only hotel in Tokyo, which boasts three Michelin-starred restaurants. If you’re on a culinary adventure, there’s a number of different cuisines on offer, but for something authentically Japanese, be sure to try the hotel’s famous Edo-mae style sushi bar. A night in the Oriental Suite will set you back 190,000 yen (USD$1,900) a night.
2 Chome-1-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chūō, Tokyo 103-0022, +81 3 3270 8800
Sitting in the heart of Tokyo, the Shangri-La Hotel is located just an easy 10-minute walk from both the Imperial Palace and the high-end Nihonbashi area. The hotel is located on the top 11 floors of the Marunouchi Trust Tower Main building. The hotel is home to three stunning restaurants and CHI Spa, where the treatments are the based on ancient Asian curative traditions. For those feeling like they need to make the most of the facilities, also pay a visit to health club and take a dip in the 20-metre heated indoor swimming pool. For the highest end Premier Suite you’re looking at 208,667 yen (USD$2,000) a night.
〒100-8283 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, Marunouchi, １丁目８−３ 丸の内トラストタワー本館, +81 3 6739 7888
Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
Taking up the top six floors of the Toranomon Hills skyscraper, this newer property on the Tokyo luxury scene is part of the Hyatt-owned Andaz boutique brand. Over the years, the Andaz name has garnered a reputation for working local design elements throughout their hotels. Here you’ll find traditional Japanese washi paper artworks and bonsai trees decorating the hotel’s main space. Looking out onto the Tokyo skyline, the hotel offers incredible views from every room including the AO Spa, which overlooks the Imperial Palace. If you’re looking for something a little more local but no less high end, this is your spot. The must luxurious Sky Suit Room costs 768,400 yen (USD$7,700) per night.
1 Chome-23-4 Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo 105-0001, +81 3 6830 1234