As you would expect from a city of this size, there is a huge choice of accommodations here. You can sleep in Japanese futon or American king-size beds, pay an hour in one of the crazy love hotels, or snuggle into a tiny capsule – there’s something for every budget.
Depending on which district of Tokyo you are in, the flair of the surroundings and personal impressions also change. However, one thing is always the same: hotel rooms are tiny. So if you need a lot of space, you should adjust to the corresponding prices.
The following hotels in Tokyo are divided into three categories:
Luxurious (over ¥ 40,000)
Moderate (¥ 18,000 to ¥ 40,000)
Inexpensive (up to ¥ 18,000)
These are minimum prices for a double room with taxes and breakfast unless otherwise stated.
Located in the trendy Shiodome district, the 37-floor hotel has all the facilities and services that may be important for a luxury tourist, such as: B. a renowned wellness center and an impressive swimming pool with 25-meter lanes. Each room has a panoramic view of either the neon-colored skyline of Tokyo Bay or the green oasis of the Hama Rikyu Garden, the former hunting grounds of the emperor. There are also a variety of restaurants, theaters and shops in the immediate vicinity of the hotel.
Address: 1-9-1 Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone: (03) 63 88 80 00
A celebrity among Tokyo’s international hotels is the Imperial, which has offered impeccable service from the very beginning of the hotel in 1890. A lot has changed since then. The Art Nouveau building designed by the renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, which surprisingly survived the 1923 earthquake, was unfortunately demolished. In its place is now a completely modern, 31-story building with 1,000 rooms. The usual equipment for a luxury hotel is available.
Address: 1-1-1 Uchisaiwai-cho, Tokyo
Telephone: (03) 35 04 11 11
Park Hyatt Tokyo
Park Hyatt made its big appearance on the world stage when it became Sophia Coppola’s inspiration for the film Lost in Translation (2003). The hotel in the trendy West Shinjuku district consists of an impressive building with 52 floors, the reception of which is on the 41st floor. When checking in, guests get a first impression of the breathtaking view that gives the hotel its spectacular reputation. Both the surprisingly spacious rooms and the public areas of the hotel testify to an excellent view of beautiful design, and original works of art decorate the entire building.
Address: 3-7-1-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo
Phone: (03) 53 22 12 34
Hotel Nikko Tokyo
The spectacular, semicircular building of this urban resort hotel is located in the bustling port area of Tokyo, not far from the Tokyo Big Sight international exhibition center and only 15 minutes from the major business districts of the city. Each room has a balcony overlooking the bay. The elegant suites on the top floor even have their own gardens and whirlpools. The modern design of the hotel combines pastel colors, natural materials and works of art. The spacious ambience and excellent service make this hotel ideal for travelers who don’t necessarily want to stay in the city center.
Address: 1-9-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Telephone: (03) 55 00 55 00
This traditional Japanese guest house on a small side street is a welcome oasis of calm in the urban jungle of neon lights and giant Ginza televisions. With the help of carefully selected natural materials and an organic restaurant on site, you can reflect on traditional values and a healthier lifestyle.
Address: 3-11-3 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone: (03) 32 48 44 32
Just a few minutes from the famous Sensoji Temple, this traditional Japanese inn is the ideal base for exploring the bustling Asakusa district. The staff in the small but bright reception – in kimonos, of course – bow to greet them. Calligraphy and Japanese cabaret decorate the building, in which the spacious rooms with bath and sliding doors are kept in traditional Japanese style.
Address: 1-31-11 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: (03) 38 43 23 45
Hotel Asia Center of Japan
There is almost no cheaper hotel in the center of Tokyo. Both the price and the decor are quite old-fashioned. So if you are looking for chic, modern rooms, you will be disappointed by the Hotel Asia Center of Japan, but as a base station for a short trip to Tokyo, it is unbeatable. It is not far to the Roppongi expatriate enclave, Aoyama Itchome restaurants and bars, and other Tokyo tourist attractions.
Address: 8-10-32 Chome, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone: (03) 34 02 61 11
Hotel Villa Fontaine Shiodome
Elegant rooms and an excellent location are typical of the Fontaine, which with its minimalist Asian design follows the current trend towards Tokyo hotels. The rooms with normal double beds are quite comfortable. If you want more space and a king-size bed, you can book a Premier Business Room. The hotel is located in the dazzling district of Shiodome, where there are links to the public transport network right in front of the hotel.
Address: 1-9-2 Higashi Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone: (03) 35 69 22 20
The Tokyo Inn, which offers more than the minimum you would expect in this price range, is clean and comfortable, and is close to Shinagawa Station.
The decor is not quite the 21st century, but the furnishings do. For example, there is free internet access in the entrance hall, and some rooms are also equipped with internet connection.
Address: 2-31-6 Kitamagome, Ota-Ku, Tokyo
Phone: (03) 37 78 35 11