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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 Jul 29, 2019
“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.”
Situated in the Taito district of Tokyo, Wired Hotel is 700 metres from Sensoji Temple. Featuring a shared lounge, the property is located within 1.9 km of Tokyo Skytree. Attractions in the area include Edo Tokyo Museum, 2.7 km away, or Ryogoku Kokugikan National Sumo Stadium, located 2.8 km from the property.
Free WiFi is accessible to all guests, while some rooms here will provide you with a balcony. The rooms will provide guests with a fridge.
The restaurant at the hotel serves Japanese cuisine.
The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire is available at WIRED HOTEL.
Speaking Arabic, Catalan, English and Spanish, staff will be happy to provide guests with practical advice on the area at the reception.
Marunouchi Building is 6 km from the accommodation. Tokyo Haneda International Airport is 32 km from the property.
“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 the Shibuya Ward district of Tokyo, Hotel KOE Tokyo offers a bar. This property is located a short distance from attractions such as Hachiko Statue and Shibuya Center Town. Guests can enjoy a selection of European dishes in the in-house restaurant.
At the hotel, rooms come with a wardrobe. Featuring a private bathroom, rooms at Hotel KOE Tokyo also boast free WiFi. The rooms will provide guests with a fridge.
Speaking English, Japanese and Russian, staff are always on hand to help at the reception.
Nezu Museum is 2.1 km from the accommodation. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 26 km from the property.
“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 bathrobes, 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.”
2.5 km from Sensoji Temple, Nohga Hotel Ueno offers a 4-star accommodation in the Taito district of Tokyo. The property is set 3 km from Edo Tokyo Museum. Attractions in the area include Tokyo Skytree, 3.3 km away, or Ryogoku Kokugikan National Sumo Stadium, located 3.7 km from the property.
At the hotel, every room has a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. All guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge.
Breakfast is available every morning, and includes continental and buffet options. The restaurant at NOHGA HOTEL UENO serves European cuisine.
At the accommodation guests are welcome to take advantage of a fitness room.
The reception can provide advice on the area in order to help guests plan their day.
Marunouchi Building is 4.4 km from Nohga Hotel Ueno. Tokyo Haneda International Airport is 29 km away.
“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.
“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.”
Situated in Tokyo, 2.9 km from Japan Imperial Palace, Artist Hotel - BnA STUDIO Akihabara offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The property is located 2.9 km from Marunouchi Building, 3.2 km from Ryogoku Kokugikan National Sumo Stadium and 3.6 km from Yasukuni Shrine. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space for guests.
All guest rooms at the hotel come with a seating area. The private bathroom is fitted with a hot tub and free toiletries. The units in Artist Hotel - BnA STUDIO Akihabara are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a hair dryer.
Chidorigafuchi is 3.7 km from the accommodation, while Edo Tokyo Museum is 3.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 29 km from Artist Hotel - BnA STUDIO Akihabara.
“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 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.
“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.
“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 recommend this 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 Jul 29, 2019