The Best Boutique Hotels in Tokyo

Paul Feinstein | June 29, 2018

Boutique hotels come in all shapes and sizes, but what makes them special is that they are wholly unique. Tokyo is a city with massive skyscrapers and hotel chains but hidden amongst the tall trees are small boutiques with personalities as large as their corporate counterparts. Here are some of the best.


the b akasaka

Why it made the list

A boutique chain, the b focuses on the five b’s of hospitality, which include balance, breakfast, bedrooms, benefits, and business. The hotel hits most of the marks with a decent restaurant and comfortable accommodations. Unfortunately, they miss out on a sixth ‘b’ with no bar.

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Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi

Why it made the list

Normally a Four Seasons would never be put on a list of boutiques, but this particular iteration happens to be the smallest Four Seasons in the world. And while service is typically this hotel’s specialty, it’s heightened even more here as the size allows all staff to refer to you by name.

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Hotel Niwa Tokyo

Why it made the list

This relaxed and quiet hotel has the feel of a ryokan (Japanese inn) but the amenities of a modern hotel. The hotel has a lovely Japanese restaurant set against a meticulously pruned garden. For people who are concerned about the big one demolishing the city, the hotel is built in a seismically isolated building that absorbs earthquake shocks!

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Park Hyatt Tokyo

Why it made the list

This small boutique that’s a member of the Hyatt family has a personality all its own. Housed in a former newspaper publishing building, the hotel is built around four themes: media, landscape, fashion, and entertainment. All throughout the hotel, you’ll see these themes at play through art, design, food, and drinks.

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Wired Hotel Asakusa

Why it made the list

Set in the heart of Tokyo’s old-world neighborhood of Asakusa, this modern boutique is anything but ancient. Inside are colorfully designed rooms that range from hostel-style dorms to large suites. Downstairs, a chic bar and restaurant specializes in tofu and sake. Yum.

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Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho

Why it made the list

Though it’s part of the Marriott group, this lifestyle boutique has little in comparison to its corporate overlords. The check-in desk is a bar that’s open 24-hours, there are DJs playing raucous parties, and a happy hour that encourages drinking on the cheap. The hotel is fun, original, and attracts a clientele to match.

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Why it made the list

This out of the way design hotel has rooms broken down into four categories: Modern, Tatami, Contemporary, and DIY. Each room has unique features with sleek and original furniture and art. If you head to the back of the lobby, peer through the circular windows and you’ll spot a bunch of furry friends at a dog-grooming studio.

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Trunk Hotel

Why it made the list

The coolest hotel in Tokyo, Trunk is a lifestyle brand that encourages guests to mix, flirt, eat, and drink. The hotel’s 15 rooms all have individually designed furnishings made with repurposed materials and supports local artists. The lobby area is the hotel hub with a top-rated bar and DJs to get you in the mood to mingle.

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