Boasting honours as the world’s largest metropolis, Tokyo city is the commercial, political, historic and travel hub of Japan. Tokyo is home to 35 million people, the seat of Japanese government and the location of the Imperial Palace. As one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the world, Tokyo city offers travellers some of the most sophisticated and well-appointed luxury accommodations available worldwide.
Our Top 5 Luxury Tokyo Accommodations
1. Four Seasons, Tokyo at Maranouchi
This hotel is situated just metres from the Imperial Palace and Ginza. This is a modern hotel that offers uncluttered décor with accents of bright colour. The staff and management pride themselves on an excellent service ethic and restaurant quality, rooms and facilities. Their Premiere rooms offer extra large windows with fantastic views of Tokyo city, the bullet train and Ginza. The rooms are soundproof and allow for perfect relaxation which can only be enhanced by the spa treatments on offer at the hotel.
2. The Park Hyatt, Tokyo
You’ll find yourself at the top of one of the tallest buildings in Tokyo when you book into the Park Hyatt. The hotel is located within one of the city’s highest skyscrapers. On cloudless days, Mt Fuji is visible from your room.
Rooms are elegant and spacious and include extras like cd’s, works of literature and Japanese crafts. The New York Grill and Kozue restaurants located within the hotel are renowned for fine dining and excellent service.
3. Hotel Seiyo, Ginza
This hotel is warm, inviting and elegant and is perfect for travellers who don’t enjoy the minimalist interiors offered by many Tokyo accommodations. Hotel Seiyo is a small hotel by Tokyo standards so the ambiance is private and calm which offers travellers the air of a retreat while being located in the heart of Tokyo’s Ginza district. Butlers are on hand to provide guests with pampering and personal service and the bakery, bars and restaurants located on the premises mean you can have all your needs catered to without leaving the grounds of the hotel.
4. The Peninsula, Tokyo
The Peninsula Hotel in Tokyo offers visitors sterling views of the Imperial Gardens and is located close enough to Ginza for walking tours. The hotel is modern, but offers traditional touches like bamboo ceilings and deep bathtubs. The indoor pool is a must for visitors as it offers large glass windows overlooking the park.
5. Hyatt Regency, Kyoto
Located opposite to the Kyoto National Museum and alongside the Sanjusangendo Temple. This hotel is perfect for walking tours of Kyoto’s cultural and historic centre. The hotel has a minimalist, yet earthy style and is ideal for those who enjoy spacious, uncluttered environments. The bathrooms are spacious and fitted with Japanese-style deep, square baths. Each room is fitted wit a flat screen television. The Riraku Spa offers acupuncture, massage, moxibustion and shiatsu for guests who wish to relax and be pampered.
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