The stunning Aman Tokyo is a sight to behold and your jaw will undoubtedly drop when you first enter this minimal-yet-awe-inspiring urban sanctuary. Everything at this hotel is of the highest quality: the service, the design, the food, and the amenities. With an aesthetic that combines Japanese sensibilities with modern touches, you’ll be transported into a world that you’ll never want to leave.
Ask the hotel about their adventure packages. They offer opportunities to fight like a samurai, explore the fish markets, or arrange trips outside the city.
Featuring the biggest entry-level rooms in Tokyo, guests are met with chicly designed accommodations that have chestnut floors, sliding shoji walls, black banquettes, and simple wood furnishings (that the TV pops out of via buttons by the bed). The beds face the enormous windows – offering a view of Tokyo as if it were a painting or the star of a movie on a wide screen. The rooms are simply stunning.
The bathrooms have black granite floors (don’t worry they’re heated!), Toto automated toilets and Aman bath products. There’s an open shower and a separate – giant – furo soaking tub that sits against the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The hotel provides a handy bathing etiquette manual that will walk you through the proper way to use the tub and savor the experience. They also give you an herb pouch and citrus to help with blood circulation. It’s pretty heavenly.
You won’t see anything else like it in Tokyo. The majestic lobby has black tiled floors, an impressive water feature, comfortable gray couches, and wooden tables. But look up, where the 30-meter high ceiling makes you feel like you’re in a museum and the entire hotel is on display.
On one side of the lobby is the hotel’s small library filled with books on Japanese art and design. You can also hole up here and play some chess while admiring views of the city.
The hotel boasts it has the largest indoor lap pool in Tokyo (who are we to argue). Set against floor-to-ceiling windows, the views are rather epic. Inside the locker rooms, guests will be treated to Japanese-style baths and steam facilities.
At the Aman Spa there are eight treatment rooms that provide a wide range of massage services and facials. Each of the rooms have sweeping views as well.
The Fitness Center has both TechnoGym and Life Fitness machines along with free weights for full workouts. Additionally, there’s an aerobics area with reformers and Pilates equipment. The hotel offers private classes, but you’ll have to pay extra.
Along the lobby level, guests will find the dining outlets. For Italian lovers, you’ll be pleased with Arva. Open for lunch and dinner, they serve a mean Cacio e Pepe. The Café by Aman meanwhile, is a casual French dining space with an outdoor terrace.
The Aman is right by Chiyoda Park and the Imperial Palace Gardens which is a great walking or jogging destination. The hotel is also just steps away from Tokyo Station, which is perfect for getting to any spot in the city with ease.
For some of the most inventive dining you’ll ever experience, head over to the Mandarin Oriental’s Tapas Molecular Bar (10-minute walk) a one Michelin star restaurant that’s unlike anything else. If you want some mouthwatering teppanyaki or sushi (or both), check out the Shangri-La hotel’s Nadaman (9-minute walk), which also has incredible wine and sake pairings.
At the Palace Hotel’s Royal Bar (5-minute walk) you’ll get to experience the perfect martini. If whiskey is more your speed, head over to the Tokyo Station Hotel’s Oak Bar (5-minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
The hotel is stunning in every way and from the moment you enter you’ll be amazed by the level of detail to both service and design. With the biggest entry level rooms, you’ll never go wanting for space (though you’ll pay for that privilege). The Aman has an incredible pool, savory restaurants, and an unbeatable spa – and from every part of the hotel there are views for days. Price maybe the only thing not to like – but the hotel does everything in their power to make it worth your while.