A land of contrasts, Japan is where ancient traditions meet modern sensibilities. Tokyo, Japan’s capital, is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. Despite being a significant centre for business, finance, culture, media, and technology, it also has a vibrant nightlife, with many bars, clubs, and restaurants to choose from, making it a fun destination too. From relaxing in traditional hot baths called onsens to enjoying local favourites like ramen, sushi, or nato (for starters) if you’re a bit more adventurous, there’s something for everyone. These luxury hotels in Tokyo will be your home base while exploring this fascinating city.

The Peninsula Tokyo

The Peninsula Tokyo is one of the most popular hotels in the city, thanks to its prime location opposite the Imperial Palace and Hibiya Park. It’s also within a minute’s walk of Ginza, the city’s shopping capital. The hotel offers a range of facilities and amenities, including a spa, swimming pool, fitness centre and restaurants that offer Japanese, Cantonese, and international menus. There’s also Peter: The Bar for some drinks in the city.

The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

The Capitol Hotel Tokyu is a luxurious hotel in Tokyo that combines traditional Japanese-style architecture with modern amenities and breathtaking views. Designed by world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma, the Tokyu Capitol Tower is an iconic building that embodies Japanese sensibility. All guest rooms at the Capitol Hotel Tokyu incorporate traditional Japanese-style elements, such as sliding doors and partitioning shoji paper screens for an ingenious room layout. Guests can also enjoy all-day dining at Origami, drinks at The Capitol Bar, and relaxing luxury spa treatments at the spa.

Andaz Tokyo

Part of the Andaz Collection, Andaz Tokyo is one of the luxury hotels in Tokyo that merges modern design and recognizable Japanese style. It is set atop the 52-storey Toranomon Hills Mori Tower offering breathtaking views of the city and is conveniently located near some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Imperial Palace and the iconic Tokyo Tower. Whether you decide to take in the city skyline from your own room or the rooftop bar, there’s a chill spot in Andaz Tokyo for you.

Park Hyatt Tokyo

Park Hyatt Tokyo captures the serenity of Japanese forests and we’d love to have a quiet cup of green tea in this setting—The Peak Lounge, a skylit indoor bamboo garden! An in-city oasis of elegance and calm, this luxury hotel occupies 14 floors of the 52-storey Toranomon Hills Mori Tower and offers amazing views of both the bustling city and Mt. Fuji. A stay in one of the beautiful suites gives guests access to the spa, a range of restaurants and bars, the lap pool, and the fitness centre.

Conrad Tokyo

Conrad Tokyo is a luxury hotel located in the Shiodome skyscraper and close to the Shiodome Subway Station. It occupies the 28th–37th floors, offering stunning views of Tokyo Bay and the ancient Hamarikyu Gardens. Take a sip of some cold Japanese beer as the digital fireplace flickers in the background at TwentyEight, a popular bar in Tokyo, or indulge in a pampering session in one of 10 spa treatment rooms. Trust us when we say the tea hits different when you’re waiting in the calming relaxation room…

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is one of the top 5-star luxury hotels in Tokyo and for many great reasons. A boutique hotel that channels Four Seasons luxe, this hotel offers convenient access to Marunouchi’s central business district while providing guests with well-appointed rooms, international dining options (plus a bar and lounge), and access to the spa for the ultimate pampering and zen experiences.

Hotel Gajoen Tokyo

A stay at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo in and of itself is akin to experiencing Japan’s culture and history. A museum hotel featuring the beauty of Japan, this luxury stay has traditional gardens, pre-war art, and traditional design in common spaces. It is also home to the ornate and intricately detailed Hyakudan Kaidan rooms which will transport you back in time. Don’t be fooled though, guest rooms are sleek and modern, combining contemporary design with Japanese interior pieces.


Hoshinoya Tokyo is a modern luxury ryokan, or Japanese inn, located in the heart of Tokyo, located in the Otemachi district. Close to major attractions such as the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Station, it is also within walking distance of several restaurants, bars, and cafes. Guests are greeted by a contemporary zen garden, and inside, spaces honour traditional Japanese ryokan designs while exuding a modern flair. From the long tatami hallways to the bamboo shoeboxes, there’s something truly immersive, authentic, and luxurious about this luxury getaway in Tokyo.

The Okura Tokyo

When it comes to luxury hotels in Tokyo, The Okura Tokyo is one of the most well-known and beloved. This historic property first opened its doors in 1962, and has since been host to celebrities, dignitaries, and everyday travellers alike. It consists of two buildings: the Heritage Wing and the Prestige Tower, with spacious suites reflective of Japanese design and harmony. On-site, there’s the Okura Fitness & Spa, The Salon, the exclusive Club Lounge, and a host of restaurants and bars.

Shangri-La Tokyo

Adjacent to Tokyo Station and conveniently located in the heart of metropolitan Tokyo, Shangri-La Tokyo offers luxurious accommodations with expansive views of the cityscape, the Imperial Palace, and Tokyo Skytree. On-site, this classic luxury hotel has three restaurants and a bar, and is only a minute’s walk away from Tokyo Station. Nadaman, shown in the photo, offers authentic heritage menu items masterfully prepared by seasoned Japanese chefs!

The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

Sushi bar with a view of Tokyo? Yes, please! Housed in Midtown Tower, one of the tallest buildings in Tokyo, The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo wows guests with sky-high vistas of Mt. Fuji, seven on-site restaurants, and luxurious rooms and suites. Honikizaka (shown in the photo) is a Michelin-star restaurant and is known as one of the best traditional yet contemporary restaurants in downtown Tokyo. This perfect balance of the Eastern and Western culinary atmospheres makes it especially great for foreign travellers.

Trunk (Hotel)

Another one of the more boutique-style luxury hotels in Tokyo, Trunk combines contemporary design with traditional Japanese lines and minimalist disciplines. Perfect for young travellers, the interiors feel straight out of home and living magazines while simultaneously exuding Japanese sensibilities. Dark and edgy from the outside, artsy from within, Trunk Hotel adorns its spaces with upcycled furnishings and modern art pieces. It’s a 10/10 from us.

The Tokyo Edition

We love luxury boutique hotels here at View Retreats, and The Tokyo Edition, part of the Edition Hotels collection, is a perfect example of why we do. It is eye-catching, stylish, luxurious, and warm—complete with locally inspired spa treatments in the custom-designed spa, three restaurants, three lounge bars, and a special outdoor terrace with views of the iconic city skyline. This modern oasis is also only steps away from Tokyo’s top attractions.

Onsen Ryokan Yuen Shinjuku

Looking for an authentic ryokan experience? Onsen Ryokan Yuen Shinjuku is one of the few truly traditional Japanese inns right in the heart of Tokyo. Compared to the other entries in our list, this ryokan presents understated luxury but offers one of the most authentic Japanese inn experiences. From the outside, its simplicity may be underwhelming, but past the authentic sukiya-style gate, you’ll be enveloped by a tranquillity that takes you away from the hustle of Shinjuku. From its hinoki cypress and paper room dividers to its warm baths, Onsen Ryokan Yuen Shinjuku will spoil you with a serene, memorable, and luxurious experience of Japanese hospitality.

Mesm Tokyo

Mesm Tokyo perfectly captures urban luxury. The name is drawn from the word “mesmerise” and it does so at every turn. From its eye-catching interior lighting to its chill rooftop bar with great downtown surrounds, Mesm Tokyo is filled with little marvels. Our favourite? Whisk–a vibrant social hub serving handcrafted cocktails and Japanese Sarutahiko coffee with contemporary tunes playing in the background. Irashaimase and chill!

Hotel New Otani Tokyo the Main

Our list of the best luxury hotels in Tokyo would not be complete without Hotel New Otani Tokyo the Main. Surrounded by an amazing 400-year-old Japanese garden, this 5-star hotel is nestled in the 10-hectare garden that transforms throughout the seasons—a sight to behold! Inside, there is a range of rooms and suites to choose from, all with superb amenities for a perfect stay. Apart from the stunning heritage garden where you can do some forest bathing, we’re impressed by the plethora of restaurants, bars, and cafes to choose from! Enjoy teppanyaki, sushi, steak, French pastries, Chinese food and so much more with a stay at this iconic hotel in Tokyo.

Tokyo is an exciting and vibrant city, with something to offer everyone. Whether you’re interested in Japanese culture, or just want to experience a different way of life, Tokyo is the perfect destination. Book your ultimate Tokyo getaway at viewretreats.com.

Image credit: HOSHINOYA Tokyo

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Powered by copious amounts of caffeine, Tracy is a cat lady who loves island hopping in Asia. A writer by profession and an interior designer at heart, she loves synergistic aesthetics that breathe life and character into spaces. She finds inspiration from the grand and the mundane, and dreams of living by the beach.