TORANOMON 2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo +81(0)335820111 www.okura.com/tokyo Design is like a James Bond film from the 70's. A favorite of Marc Newson's: his name there is Docteur Newson. Extraordinary service. Delicious Japanese style breakfast in the basement, if you can handle fish and miso soup and various other delicacies early in the morning. It is very close to Tokyo Tower as well.
MEGURO Claska Hotel, 1-3-18 Chuo-ku, Meguro-ku, Tokyo +81(0)357738620 www.claska.com One of the only Boutique hotels in Tokyo : few rooms, nice small bar, especially crowded on week-ends. The 9 rooms are spacious suites, each different from the other. There is a wonderful lobby where many people who live in Tokyo like to come to to enjoy the environment. There is also a pet hair salon which is part of the hotel. Wonderful gift shop that is famous for their selection of goods from all over Japan. The only down side of staying there is that it is a little far from where all the central stores and restaurants are. If you are only planning on being in Tokyo for a short trip and are looking for somewhere quiet and restful, we recommend Claska.
The hotel originally opened in 1947 as Hotel Taito. It thank opened officially as the Palace Hotel in 1961. It is located directly in front of the Imperial palace. It was renovated again by our friends again 2009 and reopened in 2012 as a new luxury hotel. With it’s reconstruction, many of the original installations that made the hotel famous were repurposed and restored. Even a for a drink at the bar, it’s worth a visit.
6-10-3 Roppongi Hills, Minato-ku, Tokyo +81(0)343331234 tokyo.grand.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp THE best hotel in Tokyo. The leader. More than 99% ratio of occupancy, so you must book well in advance. Contemporary design, very attentive service…And managed by one of our good friends. Wonderful service, Great restaurants and bars.
CERULEAN TOWER HOTEL
SHIBUYA 26-1 Sakura-gaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo +81(0)334763000 www.ceruleantower-hotel.com/en/ 5 minutes from Shibuya station, very practical for a short stay. Beautiful Noh Theater. Wonderful Service.
GRANBELL HOTEL SHIBUYA
Shibuya 15-17 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo +81(0)354572681 www.granbellhotel.jp/index_e.html firstname.lastname@example.org A boutique hotel 5 minutes from Shibuya station for those that prefer the privacy of a smaller hotel.
3-7-1-2, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo +81(0)353221234 tokyo.park.hyatt.com The bar made famous by Sophia Coppola in her movie "Lost in Translation". Go there for the amazing view, but not necessarily for the people that you'll meet there. The restaurants are very good as well. On a clear day you can clear see Mt. Fuji while you enjoy your lunch.
Pacific Century Place, 1-11-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo +81(0)352227222 www.fourseasons.com/marunouchi A former business district, Marunouchi is getting more and more trendy. The Four Seasons is a boutique-style hotel of "only" 57 rooms, inside a glass-clad tower.
CITY HOTEL N.U.T.S
Shinjuku 1-6-5 Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo +81369083566 http://hotel-nuts.com/eng/index.php The hotel is quite convenient, being close to Shinjuku, but most importantly rooms are well disposed and decorated for a reasonable price.
MARUNOUCHI 1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo +81(0)362702888 www.peninsula.com/Peninsula_Hotels/en/default.aspx#/Tokyo/en/ Tokyo's new landmark hotel, with great views on Imperial Gardens and Hibiya Park. Wonderful bar on the top floor with a beautiful view of Tokyo, fantastic martini’s and caviar.
9 Hours Capsule Hotel
For Business trips, travels, or overtime work. What features are required for overnight stays in urban hotels? Resetting your day, from one day to the next, needs three basic actions: take a shower, sleep, and get yourself dressed. This extraordinary capsule hotel simply replace these actions with the time spent: one hour + seven hours + one hour. Based on this most straightforward concept of staying in a hotel, ninehours offers ideally simple urban stay unlike any other in the world.
If you are traveling around Japan, you will probably want to spend as much time seeing everything you can so it’s very convenient to spend as little time to rest. You can leave your luggage at the capsule and walk around. If you have large luggage you can also leave it at the lockers in major stations.
The capsules are clean and surprisingly cozy with enough room to sit up and read before you sleep. the bed sheets are of the same quality as those that are used in a four-star hotel. A system designed by Panasonic wakes you up gently with light. You are provided with sleepwear and everything that you need for a shower. Everyone is wearing matching uniforms. Of course the mens side and a womens side separated by different elevators. The feeling is kind of like being a clone in a Stanley Kubric film. A good experience for one night.
The first location opened in Kyoto in 2009 but with it’s popularity they have opened new locations at Narita airport, Sendai, Shinjuku, Kanda, Takebashi, Akasaka, and Kamata.
Trendy Boutique Hotel in the central Tokyo
5 Chome-31 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
"Andaz Tokyo" is a lifestyle hotel. It is located on the top floors from 46th to 52nd of Toranomon Hills, allowing you to enjoy excellent view overlooking Tokyo. Its simple and sophisticated atmosphere allows you to relax as if you are at home.
Address: 1-23-4, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Hoshino Tokyo Ryokan
HOSHINOYA Tokyo lies in the city's economic center, a short walk from Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace. In contrast with its grand facade, the 17-story hotel offers a relaxed ambience with a sense of intimacy and surprise--qualities that are rooted in traditional Japanese hospitality. Each floor is an exclusive domain, accessible only by the guests staying there, and with a dedicated staff in place to meet their every need, as well as to maintain the elegant customs that have been honored for centuries at the traditional Japanese inn--the ryokan.
1 Chome-9-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0004, Japan