The Peninsula's unassuming hallways do not do justice to its accommodations, which have soaring ceilings, sexy lighting, burnt-orange carpeting, and glamorous dressing rooms (most have seated vanities, and even nail dryers).
Design wise, no hotel in Tokyo compares to Aman's first urban property.
Hoshinoya, a Japanese brand with five resorts, adds diversity to the hotel scene with this luxury ryokan that opened in July 2016.
Hibiya, a business district adjacent to Marunouchi and Ginza, has the first Western-style hotel in Japan: the 931-room Imperial Hotel, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2016.
Palace Hotel Tokyo
The hotel, built more than 50 years ago, attracted mostly a business clientele until 2009, when it was transformed into a bona fide luxury property with a renovation.
On the east side of Tokyo Station, the Shangri-La Hotel occupies the top 11 floors of the 37-story Marunouchi Trust Tower Main and has a Chinese theme throughout.
Park Hyatt Tokyo
Celebrated in the movie Lost in Translation, the hotel is probably Tokyo’s most beloved—in Americans’ imaginations, at least.
Located in Shinbashi, below Marunouchi and on the fringe of Ginza, the Conrad Tokyo seamlessly blends a business and leisure aesthetic.