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We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of the coolest hotels in Tokyo. Bon voyage!
Updated Feb 16, 2020
“Tokyo’s first ‘luxury ryokan’ is an ultra-ZEN accommodation that melds Japanese tradition with modern design and incredible service. Everything was amazing and far exceeded our expectations. Perfection!”
HOSHINOYA Tokyo is located in Tokyo, 800 metres from Tokyo Station and only 300 metres from Otemachi Station.
Each room includes a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. The rooms include a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. HOSHINOYA Tokyo features free WiFi throughout the property.
There is a 24-hour front desk and shops at the property.
Chidorigafuchi is 1.7 km from HOSHINOYA Tokyo, while Yasukuni Shrine is 2.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 15 km from the property.
“Beautiful room with a patio that had amazing views of Tokyo. The hotel is in a great location, very close to Senso-ji temple and walking distance to transit. All of the staff we interacted with were super friendly and helpful.”
Located in Tokyo, 80 metres from Edo Taito Traditional Crafts Center, Wired Hotel provides air-conditioned rooms and a shared lounge. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is close to popular attractions like Nitenmon Gate, Asakusa Fujiasama Shrine and Kappabashi-dori Shopping Street.
Guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge.
Guests at the hotel can enjoy a à la carte breakfast.
The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire is available at WIRED HOTEL.
Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Kinryu Park, Asakusa ROX Shopping Center and Drum Museum. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 32 km from Wired Hotel.
“Beautiful design hotel with a gorgeous terrace. For people who appreciate the interior design, TRUNK is a must stay. It's also very hard to find such an excellent hotel in this part of Tokyo where you can walk to Shibuya, Aoyama and Harajuku.”
Located a 11-minute walk from JR Shibuya Station, Trunk (Hotel) offers free WiFi throughout the property. A bar and 2 dining options are available at this non-smoking hotel. A designated smoking area is provided on site.
A 24-hour front desk at this hotel offers concierge service and free luggage storage. Guests can unwind in the shared garden and terrace or shop for souvenirs at the gift shop on site.
All carpeted rooms come with air conditioning, soundproofing and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. For guests' comfort, a minibar, free toiletries and bathrobes are provided. Some units include a private terrace or balcony with views as well as a private outdoor dining area.
Meiji Jingu Shrine is a 11-minute stroll from Trunk (Hotel), while Roppongi Hills is a 10-minute drive away. Nezu Museum can be reached with a 15-minute bus ride and walk.
“A new very hip boutique hotel in the middle of Shibuya. DJs for drinks time at the private bar upstairs for hotel guests. Very calming minimalist aesthetics and a fantastic bathroom with a beautiful stone tub. Highly recommended!”
Set in Tokyo, 100 metres from Ancient Egyptian Art Museum, Hotel KOE Tokyo offers air-conditioned rooms and a bar. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation features a concierge service, ticket service and luggage storage for guests.
The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a coffee machine. All rooms come with a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. The units will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle.
Popular points of interest near Hotel KOE Tokyo include Shidax Culture Hall, Magnet by Shibuya 109 and Shibuya Scramble Crossing. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 26 km from the accommodation.
“The king room was very large with a spectacular view. Perfect location just a short walk from the Oshiage metro station and the Tokyo Sky Tree. Nice design and a fantastic roof terrace!”
ONE@Tokyo offers an entirely non-smoking accommodation in Tokyo, set a 3-minute stroll from Oshiage Subway Station. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar or coffee house. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Tokyo Station is a 30-minute train ride. Free WiFi access is available throughout the entire property.
Devices including handy Smartphones that can be carried around during your stay and Chromecast, a streaming media adapter that plays online content on the TV are also available to staying guests. Beverages can be purchased from the drinks vending machine on site. Luggage storage is available at this accommodation.
A flat-screen TV is available in all rooms. Some units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. You will find a coffee machine and a kettle in the room. Each room has a private bathroom fitted with a shower. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries including a toothbrush. Hairdryers are provided.
Tokyo Sky Tree Tower is 500 metres from ONE@Tokyo, while Sensoji Temple is 1.8 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 60-minutes via train and walk. Narita International Airport is 75-minutes via train and walk.
“Modern and elegant ambience. I loved the design and room arrangements. Very nice location near the Ueno metro station.”
Situated in Tokyo, 500 metres from The Shitaya Shrine, NOHGA HOTEL UENO TOKYO features accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a fitness centre and a shared lounge. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is close to popular attractions like Ameyoko Center Building, Saigo Takamori Statue and Atre Ueno Shopping Mall.
Guests at the hotel can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast.
NOHGA HOTEL UENO TOKYO offers a terrace.
Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Ryukoku-ji Temple, Shitamachi Museum and Marishiten Tokudaiji Temple. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 29 km from NOHGA HOTEL UENO TOKYO.
“Location was convenient to everything but in a quiet part of town. Rooms were impressively sized with beautiful views. Cocktails at the rooftop bar were excellent. The whole experience was amazing from start to finish.”
Opened in June 2014, Andaz Tokyo, the 12th hotel of the Andaz brand by Hyatt features a spa, a fitness centre and an indoor pool with a view. This completely non-smoking, 5-star hotel is centrally located just a 15-minute walk from Tokyo Tower and an 18-minute walk from the Imperial Palace. Toranomon Subway Station is a 5-minute walk away.
Rooms at Andaz Tokyo - A Concept by Hyatt include free WiFi access, complimentary snacks, soft drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages from the minibar, and a modern en suite bathroom with hairdryer. A flat-screen TV and free domestic phone calls are also included.
Next to the Andaz Lounge on the 51st floor is the main dining venue, Andaz Tavern. Guests will be served refined European provincial cuisine cooked with fresh Japanese produces. The roof-top bar on the 52nd floor offers breathtaking views of the city.
Andaz, meaning 'personal style' in Hindi, offers a variety of facilities and services. Guests can get a soothing massage at a surcharge, order room service or relax in the sauna. Laundry, dry cleaning and luggage storage services are available at the 24-hour front desk.
Andaz Tokyo - A Concept by Hyatt is located within an 18-minute walk from the fancy Ginza district and a 14-minute train ride from the Marunouchi area. Haneda Airport is just 20 km away from the hotel and Narita International Airport can be reached within 1 hour train ride.
“Amazing design! Beautiful room with Japanese furniture and low beds. Everything is carefully designed to the smallest detail. The jewel in the crown in Onsen on the rooftop. Modern, clean and perfect after a long day walking around crazy and busy Tokyo.”
Attractively situated in the Shinjuku Ward district of Tokyo, ONSEN RYOKAN YUEN SHINJUKU is situated 500 metres from Taiso-ji Temple, 500 metres from Saikoan Shrine and 600 metres from Takatsukisan Chozenji Temple. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is close to popular attractions like Shinjuku Eastside Square, Hozen-ji Temple and Itsukushima Shrine Nukebenten.
All units in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. The rooms at ONSEN RYOKAN YUEN SHINJUKU have air conditioning and a desk.
At the accommodation guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot spring bath.
Popular points of interest near ONSEN RYOKAN YUEN SHINJUKU include Jisho-in Temple, Genkyoji Temple and Full Gospel Tokyo Church. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 28 km from the hotel.
“Very stylish hotel with unique Japanese modern ryokan style inspired room design. The location is so damn good, just 3 mins away from Otsuka station where you can take the Yamanote line to any well known attraction.”
Located in Tokyo, Hoshino Resorts OMO5 Tokyo Otsuka is offers various facilities, such as a terrace, a shared lounge and a bar. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. The property is a minute's walk to JR Otsuka Station and a 20 minute train ride to Tokyo Station.
The units in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. With a private bathroom fitted with a bath and free toiletries, rooms at Hoshino Resorts OMO5 Tokyo Otsuka also offer a city view. All rooms will provide guests with a fridge.
A Full English/Irish breakfast is served each morning at the property.
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is 6 km from the accommodation, while Japan Imperial Palace is 6 km away. Tokyo Haneda International Airport and Narita International Airport are 1 hour away by train from the property.
“Top flight hotel in a very convenient location. The extra cost is reflected in the experience and well worth it. I would definitely recommend this hotel. We had a great time!”
Located in the heart of Tokyo, just a few steps away from Ginza, the world-famous shopping and entertainment district. Conrad Tokyo boasts rooms furnished with modern decor, award winning restaurants and a 29th-floor spa with beautiful city views. It ranked 1st as the most popular Japanese hotel for international travelers by TripAdvisor 2015.
Shiodome Subway Station and JR Shimbashi Train Station are both located within a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre can be reached with a 25-minute monorail ride while the Imperial Palace is a 15-minute drive away.
Rooms at the Conrad are among the largest in Tokyo, and feature panoramic views of Hamarikyu Gardens or Tokyo Bay through floor-to-ceiling windows. Rooms come with a minibar, a flat-screen TV with a VOD system and a DVD player. Also offers a bathroom with rain shower. Wired and wireless internet access is available at an extra charge.
Guests can swim laps in the picturesque free-use indoor pool or work out to views of Tokyo in the spacious fitness centre. Mizuki Spa offers private treatment rooms and a variety of relaxing massages.
Conrad Tokyo houses 5 dining options with city skyline views, including China Blue.
“Stunning decor, huge rooms and beautiful attention to detail. More a studio apartment than hotel room. Perfect location close to Akihabara and Ueno which is a very good base for exploring Tokyo.”
Well located in the Chiyoda district of Tokyo, Artist Hotel - BnA STUDIO Akihabara is located 300 metres from Horin Park, 500 metres from Origami Kaikan and 600 metres from Kamezumiinari Shrine. The 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage for guests.
Guest rooms at the hotel are equipped with a seating area and a flat-screen TV. All guest rooms will provide guests with a microwave.
Popular points of interest near Artist Hotel - BnA STUDIO Akihabara include Yushima Goryo Shrine, Ochanomizu Park and Yushima Seido. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 29 km from the accommodation.
“Good central location in Shinjuku with easy access to trains. Clean and comfortable. I loved the roof top bar!”
Opened in December 2013 and situated right at the heart of the lively Kabuki-cho area in Shinjuku, Granbell Hotel offers modern and stylish guest rooms with unique design concepts. The property added new rooms in December of 2016. Higashi-shinjuku Subway Station is just a 4-minute walk away, while JR Shinjuku Station East Exit is a 15-minute walk from the property. This non-smoking accommodation features free WiFi throughout the property and a terrace bar on the 13th floor.
Fitted with an air of urban sophistication, each room comes with modern facilities like an iPod dock speaker and a flat-screen TV. Video-on-demand programmes are available for an additional fee. A fridge, an electric kettle and a telephone are also included. All rooms are furnished with Simmons beds. The en suite bathroom includes a bath and free toiletries.
The hotel features a 24-hour front desk, coin launderette and free luggage storage services for guests’ convenience. Private parking on site is available at an additional charge, if reserved in advance.
The modern-style restaurant on the 12th floor offers casual French and Italian cuisine. Guests can enjoy alcoholic drinks at the rooftop bar on the 13th floor terrace while enjoying the night view of Shinjuku. The ground floor cafe has seating on the terrace surrounded in greenery.
Hotel Granbell Shinjuku is a 7-minute walk from Shinjuku Sanchome Subway Station and a 10-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station. Popular tourist areas like Roppongi and Meiji-jingu Shrine can be reached within a 10-minute subway ride. Shinjuku Gyoen Park is a 12-minute walk away.
“Very convenient place with lots of good food close by. The rooms are quite small but very comfortable and nicely designed. Don't miss the super nice bath area on the 9th floor!”
Conveniently centered between 3 different train stations, Hotel Felice Akasaka is just a 3-minute walk from Akasaka Station, 4-minutes away on foot from Akasaka-MItsuke Station and a 5-minute stroll from Tameike-Sanno Station. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property and free luggage storage is available. Guests can also unwind in the public bath on site.
There is a safety deposit box in each guest room for the comfort of guests. An electric kettle is also provided in rooms. The private bathrooms come with a bath, shower, toilet, hairdryer and free toiletries.
With a breakfast-inclusive rate, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast at the property. There are also many restaurants, bars and dining options within a 5-minute walking distance from the property. A convenience store is located just a 2-minute walk away from Hotel Felice Akasaka.
TKP Akasaka Station Conference Center is just a 3-minute walk from the hotel. Tokyo Tower is a 22-minute train ride away. Guests can take Chiyoda Line for approximately 30 minutes to reach Tokyo Imperial Palace. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 50 minutes away via Keikyu-Kuko LIne and Ginza Line from the accommodation.
“Very cool and modern design, but still super warm atmosphere. The location was perfect, 10 min walk to Shinjuku station. Great value for money.”
In a prime location in the Shinjuku Ward district of Tokyo, Bespoke Hotel Shinjuku is located 300 metres from Inari Kio Shrine, 500 metres from Samurai Museum and 600 metres from Koizumi Yakumo Memorial Park. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is close to popular attractions like Korea Museum, Godzilla Head and Full Gospel Tokyo Church.
At the hotel, every room is fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. All units at Bespoke Hotel Shinjuku include air conditioning and a wardrobe.
Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Okubo Baptist Church, Shinjuku Eastside Square and Shinjuku Golden Gai. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 29 km from Bespoke Hotel Shinjuku.
“Very clean and quiet hotel. Nice views, friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are larger than most of the hotels in Tokyo.”
Open from June 2018 and located in the Shinagawa district of Tokyo, Mitsui Garden Hotel Gotanda is 2.2 km from Ebisu Garden Place and 3.9 km from Roppongi Hills. This 4-star hotel offers free WiFi. The property is 3.9 km from Mori Art Museum and 4.1 km from Tokyo Tower.
The rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. The private bathroom is equipped with a bath. At Mitsui Garden Hotel Gotanda every room is fitted with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.
A buffet breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. There is an in-house restaurant, which serves a variety of Italian dishes.
Round-the-clock assistance is available at the reception.
Nezu Museum is 4.2 km from the accommodation, while Hachiko Statue is 4.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 9 km from Mitsui Garden Hotel Gotanda.
“Loved the simple and practical interior design. The color scheme was very mind soothing. Fantastic location that's easy to find from Ueno station.”
Situated 1.5 km from Sensoji Temple, MIMARU Tokyo Ueno North provides free WiFi in all areas. The accommodation features a hot tub.
The units have a kitchen with a microwave and a fridge. There is a private bathroom with bath and free toiletries.
A coin launderette is available on site.
Edo Tokyo Museum is 2.6 km from the aparthotel, while Tokyo Skytree is 2.8 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 18 km from MIMARU Tokyo Ueno North.
“Very futuristic vibe. The capsule felt like I was on a spaceship. Extremely cool experience and very clean. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to experience a capsule hotel.”
Situated just a 2-minute walk from JR Shin-Okubo Station, nine hours Shinjuku-North offers capsule units in Tokyo. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. There is a 24-hour front desk on site at this non-smoking accommodation.
Shinjuku Station is a 3-minute train ride from the property on JR Yamanote Line. 30 minutes away on foot is Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, a popular park in Tokyo. Tokyo Dome is approximately 25 minutes away via train. Shibuya Station is 10-minutes away via JR Yamanote Line.
All capsules are air conditioned and heated. Bathroom facilities including showers are shared. A hairdryer and free toiletries are provided in some rooms. Lockers are available for guest's convenience.
There are many dining options within a 3-minute walk from the property. Guests can reach a convenience store and grocery store via a 3-minute walk.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Feb 16, 2020