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The Absolute Best Tokyo Hotels for Design Lovers

Paul Feinstein | July 09, 2018

Architecture and design fiends have tons to love in Tokyo. From the meticulous gardens to the soaring skyscrapers, Tokyo hotels are modern and traditional, sleek and rustic and all with immense attention to the smallest details. Here are some design-lover dream spots.

#9

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

Why it made the list

While the hotel itself is fine, it’s the gardens that are worth paying attention to. 17-acres of pristine foliage, ponds, and bridges, dot the back of the hotel that lead to a 600-year-old three-story pagoda. You’ll also find a 100-year-old vintage tea house that’s considered a national treasure.

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#8

Hyatt Centric Ginza

Why it made the list

Housed in an old newspaper building, this boutique pays homage to both the great days of print publications and the worlds of art and film. Design pieces throughout the hotel reflect the fashionable neighborhood it resides in with a distinct focus on media and entertainment.

Cool and laid back, the Hyatt Centric Ginza is a lifestyle b Read More

#7

Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho

Why it made the list

Considered a lifestyle brand, Moxy is a hip hotel with an eclectic eye on design. Mismatched furniture helps encourage guests to mix and mingle with a variety of pop art and games strewn throughout.

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#6

Trunk Hotel

Why it made the list

A lifestyle boutique hotel, Trunk combines old and new with a variety of repurposed materials that supports local artisans and embraces its roots. Inside the guest rooms, all furniture was created from scratch and all rooms are wholly unique with varying art and design touches.

Bucking the trend of the staid Tokyo hotel, Trunk is a moder Read More

#5

Tokyo Station Hotel

Why it made the list

Built in 1915, this old-world hotel is a European-designed masterpiece that evokes a Colonial era. With a massive renovation in 2012, the classic spot now boasts all modern amenities within its hallowed halls.

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#4

Westin Tokyo

Why it made the list

This hotel was one of the first international brands to build a hotel in Tokyo, and the property they erected is an ode to 19th Century European palaces. Everywhere you look, you’ll find grand staircases, marble floors, sweeping stairs, and brass enhancements fit for royalty. 1. This hotel was one of the first international brands to build a hotel in Tokyo, and the property they erected is an ode to 19th Century European palaces. Everywhere you look, you’ll find grand staircases, marble floors, sweeping stairs, and brass enhancements fit for royalty. Tokyo Station Hotel: Built in 1915, this old-world hotel is a European-designed masterpiece that evokes a Colonial era. With a massive renovation in 2012, the classic spot now boasts all modern amenities within its hallowed halls.

The Westin Tokyo is a regal property that evokes a European Read More

#3

Aman Tokyo

Why it made the list

From the moment you enter the jaw-dropping lobby, you’ll realize that a lot of money was spent on the design of this urban luxury hotel. The lobby features a 30-meter ceiling hovering over a rock and water garden with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the city. The rooms, meanwhile have a minimalist aesthetic that combines modern amenities with Japanese touches.

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#2

Claska

Why it made the list

Every room inside Claska has a unique design motif that fits into four categories of modern, tatami, contemporary, and DIY. Tatami rooms have a traditional Japanese feel with low-to-the-ground beds, shoji screens and light wooden floors while DIY accommodations have handcrafted furnishings and fittings.

Sleek and chic, this out-of-the-way boutique hotel is a desi Read More

#1

HOSHINOYA Tokyo

Why it made the list

You wouldn’t necessarily realize it from the outside of this straight-lined skyscraper, but within, Hoshinoya takes high-design and applies it to the traditional ryokan Japanese inn. Rooms are replete with tatami mats and shoji screen walls while a minimalist aesthetic is prevalent throughout.

Combining authentic ryokan living with high-end luxury, Hosh Read More

  • 9. Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo
    2–10–8 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo,Japan,112-8680
  • 8. Hyatt Centric Ginza
    6-6-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku,Tokyo,Japan,104-0061
  • 7. Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho
    3-4-2 Kotobashi, Sumida-ku,Tokyo,Japan,130-0022
  • 6. Trunk Hotel
    5-31 Jingumae Shibuya-ku,Tokyo,Japan,150-0001
  • 5. Tokyo Station Hotel
    1–9–1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo,Japan,100-0005
  • 4. Westin Tokyo
    1–4-1 Mita Meguro-ku,Tokyo,Japan,153-8580
  • 3. Aman Tokyo
    The Otemachi Tower, 1–5–6 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo,Japan,100-0004
  • 2. Claska
    1–3–18 Chuo-cho,Tokyo,Japan,152-0001
  • 1. HOSHINOYA Tokyo
    1-9-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo,Japan,100-0004

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