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20 Best Hotels In Tokyo Japan

20 Best Hotels In Tokyo Japan

Tokyo, Japan is a tourist-friendly city with many excellent hotels spanning the quality and budget range. You can choose to stay in typical western style hotel rooms, traditional Japanese onsen ryokans or anything in-between. But first, you need to choose the right Tokyo district.

In this guide we show you the most popular Tokyo districts for first time visitors and we walk you through the 20 best hotels in Tokyo for all budgets, based on our own experiences.

Our Experience In Tokyo

Photo of a couple standing below a tall torii gate in Tokyo
Here we are at 1st Torii and Yasukuni Jinja in Tokyo

We’ve been fortunate enough to visit Tokyo on two separate trips to Japan, first in October 2018 and again for the cherry blossoms in April 2023. In 2018 we were traveling on a lower budget, so we spent 5 nights in a cheap hotel called Sakura Cross Hotel between Kanda and Akihabara. But we had a healthier budget in 2023, so we spent 3 nights at a popular mid-range hotel called Sunroute Plaza, which is located close to Shinjuku JR Station.

Throughout two trips to Tokyo we’ve explored the most famous districts, ticked off the top attractions, seen the best cherry blossom and fall foliage spots, and eaten more ramen than should be possible! Tokyo is one of our favorite cities in the world and we’re sure it will surpass your expectations. Read more about us.

Where To Stay In Tokyo

Tokyo Tower lit up orange at night from a road below
Cool photo we took of the Tokyo Tower lit up at night

Like most major capital cities in the world, Tokyo is home to a range of diverse and interesting micro-neighborhoods. London has boroughs, Paris has arrondissements and Tokyo has districts.

Tokyo’s many districts are overflowing with temples, shrines, observation decks, restaurants, nightlife and parks. So it can be hard to choose which is the right district for you, especially if it’s your first time.

Here’s some questions you can ask yourself:

  • Do you want to stay near Tokyo JR Station?
  • Are you most interested in nightlife, eating out and being in a residential area?
  • Have you already decided that you want to stay in a popular area like Shinjuku no matter the cost?
  • Do you want to stay in a cheap hotel or a luxury hotel?
  • How much time are you planning to spend in your hotel versus out exploring Tokyo?
  • Would a hotel close to Tokyo Disneyland be better for your visit?

We travel the world non-stop for a living so we’re constantly booking hotels. Our priority is always to book the hotel we feel offers the best balance between location, quality and price. But your only priority might be location, or cost, or quality.

Later in the guide we’ll show you 20 amazing Tokyo hotels. But next, we’re going to summarize the most popular Tokyo districts to see if we can help you decide on a specific location within the city.

Popular Tokyo Districts

Ginza, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Akihabara and Asakusa are the most popular Tokyo districts for first time visitors to the city. But we also think the immediate area around Tokyo JR Station is a great option if you’d prefer to stay near Tokyo’s major transport links.

Personally, our favorite places to stay in Tokyo are Ginza and Shinjuku because they always have a lot going on, there’s countless high quality places to eat out and they give us the feeling we really are in the world’s most populated city.

Here’s a summary of the popular Tokyo districts with top rated hotels in each:

1. Ginza

Photo of Ginza shopping street in Tokyo tall buildings flanking an empty road with blue sky
Photo we took when shopping in Ginza

Ginza is Tokyo’s modern and glamorous shopping district with high end hotels, eateries and cocktail bars. It’s where you’ll find luxury boutiques and internationally renowned brands, art galleries and upscale places to eat out.

Similarly to Oxford Street in London, Fifth Avenue in New York and the Champs-Elysees in Paris, Ginza is Tokyo’s retail haven. Ginza is one of the best districts to explore in Tokyo because it’s near the Imperial Palace grounds, it’s overflowing with shops and top rated restaurants, and it’s close to Tokyo JR Station.

Best Hotels In Ginza:

2. Shinjuku

Tourist stood outside a neon lit restaurant in Shinjuku at night
Kristen enjoying the bright colors of restaurants in Shinjuku at night

Shinjuku is the most vibrant, bustling and colorful Tokyo neighborhood by day and night. It’s where you’ll find neon lights, karaoke bars, hole in the wall pubs, underground restaurants and an eclectic mix of people. You can easily walk to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, which is stunning in spring and fall.

We stayed in Shinjuku for 3 nights in April 2023 and we had a lot of fun walking around popular spots like Golden Gai and Omoide Yokocho. And trust us, eating out at night in Shinjuku is a unique experience you won’t forget in a hurry.

But because Shinjuku is so popular, the prices at hotels are considerably higher than average for Tokyo. And in truth, the overall quality of hotels is lower than average. Another downside is that it’s isolated on the west side of Tokyo so you’d spend more time on the metro.

Best Hotels In Shinjuku:

READ: Where to stay in Shinjuku Japan

3. Shibuya

Elevated photo of Shibuya Scramble Crossing looking down from above at Shibuya Sky observation deck
Photo we took of Shibuya Scramble Crossing from Shibuya Sky observation deck

Shibuya is a trendy, youthful and energetic Tokyo district. It’s where you’ll find fashion, entertainment, a fantastic culinary scene, the world famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing and Shibuya Sky observation deck.

We think Shibuya best suits families with younger kids or couples who want a more relaxing and less chaotic Tokyo experience. Both times we’ve explored Shibuya we enjoyed the vibe and the more down to earth restaurants.

Unfortunately, the selection of hotels in Shibuya isn’t as extensive as other parts of Tokyo. And it’s a little isolated, so you’d end up spend a lot of time riding the metro to reach attractions.

Best Hotels In Shibuya:

READ: Where to stay in Shibuya Japan

4. Akihabara

Bright neon lights and a pedestrian crossing in Akihabara Tokyo at night
Photo we took when exploring Akihabara at night

Akihabara is the beating heart of the technology, anime and video game scene in Tokyo. It’s where you’ll find enormous electronics stores, multi-story arcade games, endless neon lights and the Otaku culture, which essentially means “geek” culture.

We bought our first Sony camera from the LAOX store in Akihabara back in 2018! It’s an incredibly fun place to explore, try out a maid cafe, visit Kanda Shrine and soak up the eccentric Electric Town sensory overload.

Hotels are usually a little more affordable around the Akihabara area and it’s close to Tokyo JR Station, so this could be a good place for you to look if you’re visiting Tokyo on a budget. We stayed in this district the first time we visited Tokyo in 2018.

Best Hotels In Akihabara:

5. Asakusa

Photo of a couple in the gorgeous Senso-ji Temple grounds
Mark and Kristen in the stunning gardens around Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa

Asakusa is the authentic and traditional district of Tokyo. The area centers around the ancient Senso-ji Temple and a souvenir street leading to the temple called Nakamise-dori Street. Many of Tokyo’s ryokans are located around this district.

But Asakusa is also home to a growing high-end dining scene and it’s a much more affordable place to stay in Tokyo. Japan’s tallest building, the Tokyo Skytree, is also just one metro stop from Asakusa. Both times we’ve walked around Asakusa it’s been exceptionally busy with tourists.

To one side of the famous Senso-ji Temple you can walk along the banks of the Sumida River and to the other side you can sample local beers in dozens of Izakaya bars.

Best Hotels In Asakusa:

6. Tokyo JR Station

Photo of the exerior of Tokyo Imperial Palace with reflection in the moat
Reflection photo we took of Tokyo Imperial Palace near Tokyo JR Station

Tokyo JR Station and the surrounding Marunouchi district is known for skyscrapers, offices and business. But there’s also lots of convenient hotels within easy walking distance to the station where you’ll connect to Narita or Haneda airport, or catch the bullet train to another city in Japan.

Staying near the station isn’t the most authentic or glamorous but it’s certainly convenient. If you only have one or two days in Tokyo and you just want to use a hotel as a place to sleep before waking up early to catch a train or flight, this is an area worth considering.

You’ll find the majority of 5 star hotels in Tokyo are in this area near the JR Station because it’s business centric. We spent our last night in Tokyo in 2023 at a hotel just a few minutes walk from the station so we could catch an early transport link to Haneda.

Best Hotels Near Tokyo JR Station:

Best Hotels In Tokyo By Reviews

Five story pagoda at Senso-ji Temple with patterned door and roof
Fun photo we took of the five-storied pagoda at Senso-ji Temple

We always look at guest reviews when booking our hotels in new travel destinations. Previous guest reviews are a fantastic resource to use because you can see genuine unbiased pros and cons from a wide range of real people.

But it’s important to use reviews as a guide only because you might not necessarily agree with others. Let’s take a look at the best hotels in Tokyo Japan as per genuine user generated reviews from popular online resources.

1. Booking.com

According to previous guest reviews on Booking.com, your three top rated hotel options are:

2. Hotels.com

According to previous guest reviews on Hotels.com, your three top rated hotel options are:

3. Google

According to previous guest reviews on Google, your three top rated hotel options are:

4. Tripadvisor

According to previous guest reviews on Tripadvisor, your three top rated hotel options are:

Tokyo Hotels Map

Click or touch the map below to activate. Zoom in and out, move around the area to see exactly where each hotel is located.

Map key:

  • Green stars – Low budget
  • Red stars – Mid range budget
  • Blue stars – High budget

Note: We’ve included outlines around Tokyo’s major tourist districts so you get a good feel for the city and so you can see where each hotel below is located.

How We Order Hotels

Photo of Meiji Jingu Ichino Torii from below with green leaves behind
Artsy photo we took of Meiji Jingu Torii between Shinjuku and Shibuya

We’ve hand picked 20 Tokyo hotels for you to consider booking by taking into account previous guest ratings, location, value for money and our own experiences in the area. Read more about our editorial process.

Hotels in this guide are listed in order of average nightly cost. We analyzed nightly prices on three future dates in different seasons so we could order with a degree of accuracy.

You’ll find 7 x cheap hotels, 7 x mid range budget hotels and 6 x luxury hotels. We periodically update our guides to ensure the previous guest ratings from Booking and Google reviews are accurate.

1. Asakusa Kokono Club Hotel

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 9.1 / 10
  • Google – 4.7 / 5
Inside a guest bedroom at a hotel in Tokyo with two beds on a wooden floor and large windows
Photo courtesy of Asakusa Kokono Club
  • Price: Cheap $
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, terrace, laundry, breakfast included, on site cafe, free bikes
  • Location: Asakusa
  • Metro: Asakusa Station

Asakusa Kokono is one of the best cheap hotels in Tokyo. It has an excellent location near Senso-ji Temple, it has exceptional reviews and it’s incredibly affordable. If you pay a little more and upgrade to a deluxe room you’ll get a balcony with city views.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities, value for money and location the highest at Asakusa Kokono. It takes a clean sweep across the board which is rare for a lower budget hotel. You should definitely consider this hotel if you want to stay near Senso-ji Temple or Tokyo Skytree.

BOOK: Asakusa Kokono Club Hotel

2. JR-East Hotel Mets Akihabara

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 9.0 / 10
  • Google – 4.5 / 5
Inside a guest bedroom with two twin beds and a small tv
Photo courtesy of Hotel Mets
  • Price: Cheap $
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, laundry, on site restaurant, breakfast included
  • Location: Akihabara
  • Metro: Akihabara Station

JR East Hotel Mets is a superb cheap hotel in Tokyo if you want to stay in the heart of Akihabara. It’s located at Akihabara Station which is on the JR Yamanoto Line and it gives you easy access to the rest of Tokyo.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities and location the highest at JR East Hotel Mets. This affordable Tokyo hotel gives you location, quality and low rates. It’s the perfect place to stay if you want those neon-lit Electric City surroundings at bargain bin prices.

BOOK: JR-East Hotel Mets Akihabara

3. The Gate Hotel Ryogoku

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 9.0 / 10
  • Google – 4.7 / 5
Inside a guest bedroom with two beds on a carpet
Photo courtesy of Gate Hotel
  • Price: Cheap $
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, on site restaurant and bar, breakfast available, laundry, rooftop terrace
  • Location: Ryogoku
  • Metro: Ryogoku Station

The Gate Hotel is a hidden gem Tokyo hotel with excellent ratings and affordable prices. It’s located on the eastern banks of the Sumida River next to the National Sumo Arena, and it has easy access to Tokyo JR Station, Akihabara and Asakusa.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities, value for money and location the highest at The Gate Hotel. It takes a clean sweep because it’s a fantastic place to stay in Tokyo and it’s affordable. We recommend booking a room with river views at this hugely underrated hotel.

BOOK: The Gate Hotel Ryogoku

4. Hotel 1899 Tokyo

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 9.2 / 10
  • Google – 4.6 / 5
Inside a small guest bedroom at a cheap Tokyo hotel with bed on wooden platform and desk with small window
Photo courtesy of 1899
  • Price: Cheap $
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, on site restaurant, breakfast available, complimentary tea
  • Location: Shinbashi
  • Metro: Shimbashi Station

Hotel 1899 is a top rated boutique hotel in Tokyo with outstanding guest reviews and affordable prices. It has a quieter location, but it’s close to two metro lines so the busier areas can be reached within 10 minutes.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities and value for money the highest at Hotel 1899. Comments are extremely positive about the design, furnishings, quality and tea service. This is a fantastic place to stay if you want a relaxing escape but you also want to be close to the action.

BOOK: Hotel 1899 Tokyo

5. Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 9.1 / 10
  • Google – 4.3 / 5
Inside a plush and large guest bedroom at one of the hotels in Tokyo Bay with beds and a desk
Photo courtesy of Prince Hotels
  • Price: Cheap $
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, on site restaurant and bar, hot spring bath (onsen), laundry, breakfast available, fitness center, sauna
  • Location: Koto City (Tokyo Bay)
  • Metro: Shiomi Station

Shiomi Prince Hotel is the best cheap hotel near Tokyo Disneyland theme parks and one of the overall best hotels in Tokyo for families. It’s located in a quiet residential area of Shiomi, just 7 minutes from Tokyo JR Station and 9 minutes from Disney by train.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities and value for money the highest at Shiomi Prince Hotel. The facilities are excellent, rooms are huge for Tokyo, and at these low prices the whole set up is ready made for families or groups of friends.

BOOK: Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel

6. Daiwa Roynet Hotel Tokyo Kyobashi

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 8.8 / 10
  • Google – 4.4 / 5
Inside a guest bedroom with two beds and a window
Photo courtesy of Daiwa Roynet
  • Price: Cheap $
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, laundry,
  • Location: Ginza
  • Metro: Ginza Station

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyobashi is the best cheap hotel near Tokyo Station. It doesn’t have the sky high ratings of other hotels in this list, but it’s a fantastic option if you want to stay close to the JR Station on a budget.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness and facilities the highest at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyobashi. Ginza and the Imperial Palace are within walking distance, Tokyo JR Station is 2 blocks away and you have instant access to all major transport links from this convenient hotel.

BOOK: Daiwa Roynet Hotel Tokyo Kyobashi

7. Daiwa Roynet Hotel Nishi-Shinjuku Premier

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 8.8 / 10
  • Google – 4.4 / 5
Inside a triple guest bedroom with three beds and a seating area
Photo courtesy of Daiwa Roynet
  • Price: Cheap $
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, laundry, breakfast available
  • Location: Shinjuku
  • Metro: Nishi Shinjuku Station

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Premier is the best cheap hotel in Shinjuku. It’s located in a quieter spot within easy walking distance of the much busier Shinjuku area. This is a high quality hotel with affordable prices for such a popular area of Tokyo.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness and facilities the highest at Daiwa Roynet Premier. Guest rooms and bathrooms are larger than average for Tokyo and especially at this lower price point. This is a superb Shinjuku hotel for families and couples who prefer comfort over prime location.

BOOK: Daiwa Roynet Hotel Nishi Shinjuku Premier

8. Dormy Inn Premium Ginza

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 9.1 / 10
  • Google – 4.5 / 5
Inside a Japanese style guest room with three beds and a table
Photo courtesy of Hotespa
  • Price: Mid Range $$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, hot spring bath (onsen), sauna, free ramen, on site restaurant, breakfast available
  • Location: Ginza
  • Metro: Higashi-ginza Station

Dormy Inn Premium is a popular Tokyo hotel offering a perfect blend of western and Japanese themed guest rooms, an onsen and free nightly ramen in a great Ginza location. We’ve stayed in similar hotels in Nara and Hakone, and it really is something you should try once when you’re in Japan.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities and location the highest at Dormy Inn Premium. This is a fantastic place to stay if you want a traditional experience without committing to an authentic Japanese onsen ryokan.

BOOK: Dormy Inn Premium Ginza

9. Nohga Hotel Akihabara Tokyo

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 9.1 / 10
  • Google – 4.6 / 5
Inside a Tokyo hotel guest bedroom with beds and sofas
Photo courtesy of Nohga Hotel
  • Price: Mid Range $$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, on site restaurant and bar, breakfast available, gym, laundry
  • Location: Akihabara
  • Metro: Akihabara Station

Nohga Hotel is the top rated hotel in Akihabara and it’s a superb Tokyo hotel overall because it offers that all important blend of quality, location and price. There’s a very popular pizza restaurant located on site and we noticed countless positive comments about the showers in rooms.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities, value for money and location the highest at Nohga Hotel. It takes a clean sweep in scores, which makes this a wonderful place to stay if you want the Akihabara location.

BOOK: Nohga Hotel Akihabara Tokyo

10. Mitsui Garden Hotel Toyosu Premier

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 9.1 / 10
  • Google – 4.4 / 5
Public hot spring bath onsen at a hotel in Tokyo Japan at night
Photo courtesy of Garden Hotels
  • Price: Mid Range $$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, on site restaurant and bar, breakfast available, hot spring bath (onsen), cocktail lounge
  • Location: Koto City (Tokyo Bay)
  • Metro: Toyosu Station

Mitsui Garden Toyosu is an affordable luxury hotel in Tokyo Bay. It’s located between Tokyo JR Station and Disneyland, it has exceptional guest ratings and you get a lot of quality for your money. It’s joined to Toyosu metro station, LaLaport shopping mall and Kidzania theme park.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities and location the highest at Mitsui Garden Toyosu. The hotel occupies floors 33-36 of a tall building, so the views from guest rooms are sensational. It’s definitely not one of the best Tokyo locations, but you absolutely get more for your money.

BOOK: Mitsui Garden Hotel Toyosu Premier

11. Cyashitsu Ryokan Asakusa

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 9.4 / 10
  • Google – 4.6 / 5
Inside a traditional Tokyo ryokan with tatami floor and dim lights
Photo courtesy of Cya Shitsu Ryokan
  • Price: Mid Range $$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, terrace, bar, hot tub, open air bath, breakfast included
  • Location: Asakusa
  • Metro: Asakusa Station

Cyashitsu Ryokan is one of the best traditional ryokan hotels in Tokyo. It’s completely authentic with Japanese style rooms, a tea ceremony and a breakfast with extremely positive comments. The ryokan is very popular and we’ve noticed it has very little availability, so get in quickly.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities and location the highest at Cyashitsu Ryokan. This popular Tokyo ryokan hotel is located just 2 minutes from Senso-ji but it’s a good 15 minute walk to Asakusa Station, the nearest metro. The last thing to mention is the “staff” score is near perfect.

BOOK: Cyashitsu Ryokan Asakusa

12. Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 9.2 / 10
  • Google – 4.4 / 5
Inside a spacious guest bedroom with bed and seating area leading to large window
Photo courtesy of Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo
  • Price: Mid Range $$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, hot spring baths, spa, massages, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, 3 on site restaurants, bar, breakfast available
  • Location: Sekiguchi
  • Metro: Edogawabashi Station

Hotel Chinzanso is a unique Tokyo hotel to consider on your visit to Japan. It’s a luxury 5 star hotel set in a forested oasis with leaves that change color throughout the seasons and it’s extremely affordable. However, it does have an isolated location to the north of Tokyo.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness and facilities the highest at Hotel Chinzanso. This is where to stay in Tokyo if you want to explore the city by day and then return to a secluded and historic hotel surrounded by trees at night.

BOOK: Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

13. Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 8.8 / 10
  • Google – 4.2 / 5
Inside a dimly lit Tokyo hotel guest room with bed and seating area leading to window with a city view
Photo courtesy of Tokyu Hotels
  • Price: Mid Range $$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, 8 on site restaurants and bar, breakfast avilable, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, sauna, hot tub
  • Location: Shibuya
  • Metro: Shibuya Station

Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel is the only luxury hotel in Shibuya. This popular Tokyo hotel is expensive for the area but it occupies rooms above the 18th floor of the Cerulean Tower building, which means you could have stunning views over Tokyo or even Mt Fuji if your room is west facing.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities and location the highest at Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel. The gym and pool areas look lovely, but be prepared to pay extra to use the amenities. If you’ll be splurging on a room at this hotel, you might want to eat outside of the hotel to save money.

BOOK: Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel

14. Oakwood Premier Tokyo

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 8.9 / 10
  • Google – 4.6 / 5
Inside a plush apart-hotel in Tokyo with seating area and bed
Photo courtesy of Discover ASR
  • Price: Mid Range $$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, bar, breakfast available, fitness center, kitchen, washing machine
  • Location: Tokyo JR Station
  • Metro: Tokyo Station

Oakwood Premier is a luxury serviced apartment hotel in Tokyo. It’s one of the best places to stay in Tokyo for long term trips because the apartments have fully equipped kitchens and washing machines.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities and location the highest at Oakwood Premier. This popular apart-hotel has an immensely convenient location just steps from Tokyo JR Station, which provides instant access to all areas of the city and both major airports.

BOOK: Imperial Hotel Tokyo

15. The Tokyo Station Hotel

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 9.3 / 10
  • Google – 4.5 / 5
Inside a luxury Tokyo hotel guest room with large bed on a carpet and huge windows draped in curtains
Photo courtesy of The Tokyo Station Hotel
  • Price: Luxury $$$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, on site restaurant and bar, breakfast available, fitness center, spa, laundry
  • Location: Ginza
  • Metro: Ginza Station

The Tokyo Station Hotel is a luxury Tokyo hotel with a classical European theme set inside the JR Station on Marunouchi Square. It’s a wonderful accommodation option if you have a higher budget available, thanks to its extremely high quality and unbeatable location.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities and location the highest at The Tokyo Station Hotel. Scores for comfort and cleanliness in particular are very high. This historic building with stunning architecture is one of the very best luxury hotels in Tokyo.

BOOK: The Tokyo Station Hotel

16. The Okura Tokyo

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 9.5 / 10
  • Google – 4.4 / 5
Inside an upscale guest room with bed and seating area next to floor to ceiling windows
Photo courtesy of The Okura Tokyo
  • Price: Luxury $$$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, spa, sauna, garden, 5 on site restaurants and high floor bar
  • Location: Toranomon
  • Metro: Toranomon Hills Station

The Okura is a 5 star luxury Tokyo hotel located half way between Ginza and Roppongi, two of the most famous tourist neighborhoods in the city. It’s a little isolated but this hotel is all about outstanding quality, which it has in abundance.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness and facilities the highest at The Okura Tokyo. The scores for comfort, cleanliness and facilities in particular are near perfect. This is a great place to stay if you want the utmost luxury near Roppongi Hills.

BOOK: The Okura Tokyo

17. The Aoyama Grand Hotel

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 9.3 / 10
  • Google – 4.4 / 5
Artsy photo of a guest room with lights reflecting in a mirror and the ends of beds with city views
Photo courtesy of The Aoyama Grand Hotel
  • Price: Luxury $$$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, on site restaurant and rooftop bar, breakfast available
  • Location: Kita-Aoyama
  • Metro: Gaiemmae Station

The Aoyama Grand Hotel is a top rated luxury boutique hotel in Tokyo with exceptional reviews. It has a unique location close to both Roppongi and Shibuya in Aoyama, which is one of the wealthier areas in Tokyo. This is a different sort of hotel with a great vibe and a classy overall experience.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities and location the highest at The Aoyama Grand Hotel. It has sky high scores, upscale rooms with city views and a cool rooftop bar to relax with a drink after a long day exploring the city. Gaiemmae metro station is also just steps from the entrance.

BOOK: The Aoyama Grand Hotel

18. Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 9.1 / 10
  • Google – 4.5 / 5
Photo of a luxury hotel lobby with tall glass windows and city views
Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
  • Price: Luxury $$$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, fitness center, spa, laundry, pet friendly, 9 on site restaurants (1 Michelin Star), bar, breakfast available
  • Location: Nihonbashi
  • Metro: Shin-Nihonbashi and Mitsukoshimae Stations

Mandarin Oriental is a 5 star luxury hotel in Tokyo located between Ginza and Tokyo JR Station right above 2 different metro lines. Guest comments are near perfect for immaculate service, outstanding quality and immense views over the Tokyo city skyline.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities and location the highest at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo. Guests can eat at fine dining restaurants and relax in an award winning spa after a long day exploring the city.

BOOK: Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

19. Park Hyatt Tokyo

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 9.2 / 10
  • Google – 4.5 / 5
Photo of a 5 star Tokyo hotel bar with luxurious seating and large glass windows with a view
Photo courtesy of Hyatt
  • Price: Luxury $$$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, breakfast available, high floor restaurant and bar, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna
  • Location: Shinjuku
  • Metro: Shinjuku Station

Park Hyatt Tokyo is the only true 5 star hotel in Shinjuku. It has by far the most luxurious facilities of any Shinjuku hotel including indoor pool, gym with floor to ceiling windows and a famous upscale high floor bar you might recognize from the movie Lost In Translation, which overlooks Tokyo and Mt Fuji.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities and location the highest at Park Hyatt Tokyo. Comments are exceptionally positive about service, quality and views from the amenities. It costs a lot more than anywhere else in Shinjuku but this luxury hotel is definitely worth the splurge!

BOOK: Park Hyatt Tokyo

20. Palace Hotel Tokyo

Guest ratings:

  • Booking.com – 9.5 / 10
  • Google – 4.4 / 5
Inside a luxury hotel in Tokyo with bed on carpet and plush bathroom
Photo courtesy of Palace Hotel Tokyo
  • Price: Luxury $$$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, 7 on site restaurants, bar, breakfast included, spa, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, laundry
  • Location: Marunouchi
  • Metro: Otemachi Station

Palace Hotel is a luxurious 5 star Tokyo hotel located along the Imperial Palace moat just a few minutes walk from Tokyo JR Station. It’s by far the most expensive hotel in Tokyo but it comes with exceptional service and amenities.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities and location the highest at Palace Hotel Tokyo. This hotel has near perfect scores in everything except value for money (naturally!) because it’s so expensive. If money is no object for your visit to Tokyo, this hotel is hard to beat for quality.

BOOK: Palace Hotel Tokyo

Affordability

Photo of a couple in Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in cherry blossom season
Mark and Kristen in Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in cherry blossom season

Tokyo’s hotel rooms are very expensive when compared to other popular tourist spots in Japan like Kyoto, Osaka or Hiroshima. If you plan to visit Hakone, you’ll find hotel prices are similar to those in Tokyo.

From experience, we’d say that only Singapore and Hong Kong are comparable to Tokyo for high hotel costs in east Asia. There are cheaper hotels available in Tokyo but they’re usually in less desirable areas and far from the popular tourist hotspots.

Similar to London or Rome, you’ll find that guest rooms in Tokyo are usually very small. So you don’t get a lot for your money. You’re paying a premium simply because it’s Tokyo.

Added Tax

Bear in mind when booking your hotel that you’ll pay 10% VAT (hotel tax) on top of your base rate.

So let’s say the basic nightly room cost at a cheap hotel is $200.00 USD for one night, your actual total cost is going to be $220.00 USD.

  • When booking your hotel using Booking.com look under the price for includes taxes and fees. This means the price you see is final and will not be subject to further add ons.
  • Conversely, if you see text reading something like +$20 for taxes and fees, that means you’ll pay the hotel room cost + the additional 10% tax.

Certain hotels may also add on a property service tax which will show in the included taxes section. These are just things to be aware of so you avoid any nasty surprises when you come to pay.

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We hope this guide to the best hotels in Tokyo helps you book the perfect hotel for your visit to Japan!

Please let us know if you have any questions about any of the hotels in our list by commenting below.

Happy Booking,

Mark and Kristen
Best Hotels Anywhere

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