Your Tokyo Luxury Hotel - We'll Help You Choose The Best
Find your Tokyo luxury hotel from our top 10 favorites and get ready for a truly pampering Japan vacation.
Why do we like these particular 5 star hotels in Tokyo? Well for starters they're all in great locations, their facilities rock, and the service is top notch. In truth, service in Japan tends to be good wherever you go, but the 5 star kind is second to none. At least that's our experience. Before we get to our top 10 though, here's a quick rundown of what you can expect from the best of the best in Tokyo.
What can you expect from a 5 star Tokyo luxury hotel?
The Park Hyatt in Shinjuku.
The hotel used in the film Lost In Translation.
- Politeness and courtesy that goes beyond your experience in most other countries. Actually sometimes it comes as a bit of a shock and you wonder what's going on! You will be bowed to many times!
- Rooms may be smaller than you're used to but they're still a generous size compared to regular accommodation. Remember space is an issue here so it makes sense it's one of the most expensive commodities you'll pay for in Tokyo. The bigger the room the more expensive the price tag.
- High tech toilet seats and other bathroom gadgets will be on your room menu. It's definitely a giggle to press some of the buttons on your toilet seat!
- You'll get some cracking views of the city from the top hotels here. Get yourself a window table in one of the restaurants and enjoy the night cityscape.
- At busy times of year even the most expensive hotel can get fully booked so be sure to reserve in advance. Festivals and major annual events are generally the busiest times of year.
Our top 10 Tokyo luxury hotel list
Here we go. Our favorite 5 star hotels in Tokyo coming up....
Japanese decor is subtle and elegant. We love it!
- Akasaka - ANA Intercontinental Hotel, Tokyo. Located in Ark Hills, the older sister of Roppongi Hills, the Ana Intercontinental is convenient being located close to Kasumigaseki, Roppongi, and Kamiyacho.
- Tokyo Midtown - Ritz Carlton Hotel, Tokyo. Voted in 2009 as the number 2 hotel in Asia by Conde Naste, the Ritz Carlton is in a fantastic location with great amenities and luxury at your fingertips.
- Nihonbashi - Mandarin Oriental Tokyo. Within walking distance of Tokyo station, this hotel is easy to get to from Narita Airport.
- Nishi Shinjuku - Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo. Not far from Shinjuku station, this hotel has plenty for both the business and pleasure traveler.
- Shinjuku - Park Hyatt Hotel, Tokyo. The three towers that make up the Park Hyatt stand out on the Shinjuku skyline as an easily recognizable landmark. This Tokyo luxury hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the South exit of Shinjuku station.
- Shinagawa - The Strings Hotel, Tokyo. To the South East on the Yamanote Line you will find Shinagawa, an area of Tokyo that has recently seen a face lift and is attracting the Tokyo luxury hotel market to match the new image.
- Tokyo Bay - InterContinental Bay Hotel Tokyo. The popular Shiodome area of Tokyo is easily accessible from this hotel as is the Odaiba area. The nighttime views are beautiful over the Bay and Rainbow Bridge.
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