Whether it’s the Sakura season celebrations or other festivals, a visit to Tokyo should be more than a bucket list line item. It should be a destination to visit over and over as there is always something amazing to experience in one of the world’s more dazzling cities. You will enjoy fine dining, historic temples and sites, food culture, and also shopping. While you’re there, though, you’ll need luxury accommodations, and we’ve put together a short list of options.
The Strings By InterContinental Tokyo
Promising an oasis of calm amid the bustling city, The Strings fulfills that promise. With panoramic views and fatigue-fighting beds, the hotel offers several size options for rooms including The Classic, The Deluxe, and The Premier all on the 27th to the 32nd floors. These small but efficient rooms meet the needs of any weary traveler in Tokyo. If you require a little more space to stretch out after a long day of exploring the city, you’ll want to opt for The Suite option on the 27th to the 31st floors. You can also go for the largest option, The Peak Suite on the 32nd floor. The 26th floor of the building is all about pleasing your palette and quenching your thirst. You can drink and dine in The Dining Room, China Shadow, Private Room, or Bubbles Bar.
Imperial Hotel Tokyo
Likely the most regal of hotels on our list with its history tied to the Imperial Palace, the stately Imperial Hotel is spread out wider than any other in Tokyo. The wide expanse of the hotel can be attributed to its age – founded in 1890. Today (and for many years, now), hotels and other massive structures are required to be built upward rather than outward. The expanse is most memorable as it makes the hotel even more grand. From its gorgeous rooms to its impeccable staff offering the best service, Imperial Hotel is a must-visit even if you opt to stay elsewhere.
Sukeroku No Yado Sadachiyo
For something vastly different that is a stark contrast from the other hotels on our list, Sukeroku No Yado Sadachiyo is an immersive, historical, and traditional Japanese experience. It opened in the 1950s rendering it nearly ancient compared to the modern city that has arisen around it. Filled with Edo-era style including nods to the time of the shogun, guests are greeted by a rickshaw parked out front, antiques, wood block prints, and paper lanterns. You will also be welcomed by staff in clothing from the Edo period. With public baths (separated by gender) and optional meals, guests always enjoy their tatami rooms at Sukeroku No Yado Sadachiyo.
Simple, understated, elegant, and lovely are the best words to describe Claska. This is a stunning boutique hotel in Tokyo. Interior designers crafted the 21 rooms in one of five different themes (modern, Tatami, contemporary, and DIY). Lovers of design are drawn to this unique property, and you will be too. Claska is home to a rooftop terrace with stunning views of Tokyo. You can also experience an art gallery, exhibition space, shop with hands-on events, on-site French restaurant, and a dog grooming salon – yes, a salon for dogs!
Four Seasons at Marunouchi
Although it offers everything you’ve come to expect from the Four Seasons brand, the Four Seasons at Marunouchi feels more like a boutique hotel because of its intimacy, having just 57 rooms. Located in the heart of Tokyo’s business district, the Four Seasons is the perfect setting for travelers on business, pleasure, or both. In addition to a full range of spa services, a fitness center, and an exceptional restaurant, this property is known for its knowledgeable and helpful team of concierges who will happily assist you in making the most of your visit to Tokyo.
Consider part of your Tokyo trip planning complete with these hotel recommendations. The tough part of planning will be the decision of the timing of your visit and what else you’ll want to see while you’re there. What draws you to Tokyo? While you’re in Asia, we’d also recommend the Towers of Shanghai.