A bustling complex in the center of Tokyo—restaurants and shopping arcades beneath the sixth-floor lobby swarm with crowds—the New Otani can feel frantic, but its best feature, a spectacular 10-acre Japanese garden, helps guests find sanctuary. Guest rooms in the Garden Tower, overlook the garden's ponds and waterfalls, but it's the rooms in the Main Building that are the most modern, blending Japanese touches with contemporary design. The many restaurants and bars
include La Tour d'Argent (the only branch outside France), Japan's first Trader Vic's, and the Bar, housed within a revolving lounge on the 40th floor that displays supreme city views. James Bond fans may appreciate that the hotel was used in the 1967 film You Only Live Twice.