Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about “design hotels". There have always been hotels known for their unique and innovative concepts, but design hotels are becoming increasingly popular around the world and offer unique architecture, furnishings and interior decor. Tokyo is one such place with plenty of newer design hotels for those who want to try something different and stylish. Japanese design hotels might also make good use of old buildings or have a fusion of Japanese and Western styles.
If you’re planning a trip to Tokyo sometime soon, opt for something a bit different, rather than the usual hotel chain. Pick one of these top 12 design hotels in Tokyo, Japan, and have a memorable place to stay to go along with your memorable trip!
This hotel is located just a few minutes’ walk from the Oshiage Subway Station. [email protected] is supervised by Mr. Kengo Kuma, a popular Japanese architect, who proposed a fresh design for the hotel, combining natural and industrial materials. The hotel also has a fusion of traditional and modern styles. The rooms and the charming rooftop bar, overlooking the Tokyo Sky Tree, offer a great experience for guests.
Each room has a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Some rooms also have a seating area, where you can sit back and relax after a busy day. Tokyo Sky Tower is just 500 meters (1,640 feet) away from the hotel.
Opened in November 2017, Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho is a new hotel developed by Marriott. This hotel is located just seven minutes on foot from Kinshicho Station. This is a great place to be if you want to connect with people and find about new things on your trip. Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho offers traditional Japanese hospitality, ensuring your needs are taken care of.
The rooms have a stylish design and comfortable beds to make your stay pleasant. This hotel is located in a convenient area with easy access to several tourist spots, such as Tokyo Sky Tree, Asakusa and more.
The Share Hotels Lyuro is located along the Sumida River and is just a 10-minute walk from Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station and about 13 minutes on foot from Suitengu-Mae Station. The hotel has a novel design, featuring Sumidagawa motifs. The rooms are elegantly designed. Some offer beautiful views of the Sumida River, while some select rooms boast excellent views of Tokyo Sky Tree. To ensure guests have a comfortable stay, each room has nightwear, slippers, towels and toothbrushes. Project designer Toshiki Sato has incorporated vivid blue colors in the hotel.
The Share Hotels Lyuro also offers dormitories for those traveling on a budget or for a group of friends. Tokyo Disney and the airport are a short ride by train from this hotel. Airport transport can be found at a 10-minute walk from the hotel. A short stroll will take you to Tokyo Sky Tree.
Opened in October 2017, Hotel Relief Premium is known for its cute design. This hotel is located just five minutes on foot from Kamata Station and several tourist spots can be easily accessed from here. Guest rooms have a fashionable design that attracts many travelers. The front desk of this hotel has a classic design and a fashionable atmosphere. The white organic linen uniforms worn by the staff are handmade by the fashion brand, Emmi.
Hotel Relief Premium has 120 rooms, divided into three categories: monochrome, natural and white. You can enjoy an Asian or American breakfast here made with organic ingredients. Located in Ota Ward, this hotel is a perfect choice for travelers interested in local food, clean streets and culture. Haneda International Airport is about 3 km (1.9 miles) away from this hotel.
Located in Shiodome Media Tower, Park Hotel Tokyo is just steps away from the Shiodome Subway Station. The hotel adopted the “Artist in Hotel” project in 2012 and the renovations were completed in July 2017. This hotel has 31 rooms, each with a different Japanese aesthetic. All rooms were designed by a separate artist. Although the hotel was intended to attract mainly foreigners, it also entices Japanese people to come and experience its design.
One room has a Mount Fuji theme, designed by the Japanese artist, Shihiko Taira. Another is designed by the textile artist, Mariko Kobayashi. The entire room is decorated with threads and illustrations. Another room has decor based on cats. Designed by the artist Minio Togo, the walls of the room has images of cats painted on them, all with a different expression. The Park Hotel Tokyo is in a convenient location and offers stunning views of the city. A 10-minute walk will take you to Hamarikyu Gardens, where you can relax. Tsukiji Fish Market and the Ginza shopping area are just a five-minute taxi ride away.
Park Hotel Tokyo
Address: Minato-ku Higashi Shimbashi 1-7-1
Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Soundproof rooms All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Newspapers Trouser press Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Skiing Business centre
Shibuya Grand Bell Hotel is conveniently located at a three-minute walk from Shibuya Station. This station offers direct train access to Shinjuku and Harajuku in less than 10 minutes. Narita International Airport can be reached in about 80 minutes on the Narita Express train from Shibuya Station. Daikanyama and the Shinsen area are a short walk from this hotel.
The lobby gives a feel of a designer hotel with multi-lingual tourist information. Although this hotel has a stylish atmosphere, it also offers guests a comfortable and cozy stay. This hotel includes 105 guest rooms with excellent design. Featuring modern interpretations of Western motifs, all rooms at this hotel are air-conditioned and include an en-suite bathroom. A number of room types are available to suit individual needs. Guests can opt for standard rooms or rent a suite for a special occasion. The Saku-la restaurant in the hotel is the perfect place if you want to enjoy Japanese cuisine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here.
Located just eight minutes away from Shibuya Station, the design of this hotel surprises many visitors. Shibuya Hotel En has nine floors and each floor has a novel theme, including Manga, Tenugui, Ajiki Alley, Hokusai Red Fuji, Noh Stage, Senbon Torii and more. Guests can request a room based on their preference of theme. The rooms on the ninth floor have beautiful pottery used as a wash basin. Timber is used to decorate the ceilings and walls of the guest rooms.
Ncredible, the hotel’s onsite restaurant, offers an incredible experience with its open kitchen, where you can relish authentic grilled food and several Mediterranean specialties. A DJ plays music each evening, from Thursday to Saturday. Shibuya Hotel En is conveniently located amid shops and restaurants and public transport is also easily available in the area. You can reach the 109 Building and the Shibuya Scramble Crossing within a five-minute walk. A 15-minute walk will take you to Yoyogi Park. Located in Shibuya Ward, this hotel is the perfect place to be if you are interested in food, shopping and meeting friendly locals.
Located right in the heart of the lively Kabuki-cho area in Shinjuku, this hotel is just a four-minute walk from Higashi Shinjuku Station. This hotel is designed by 21 popular artists and brands from Japan and Asia. Opened in 2013, the front desk is also decorated with rich art, offering a comfortable experience to guests. Spread over 17 floors, the Shinjuku Granbell Hotel has 485 rooms. The Superior Hollywood Twin room is designed by Hirai Shinichi and one of the main attractions is its hanging chair, which is perfect to relax or take a short nap.
One of the other rooms is designed by Huang Chien-Hua, a Taiwanese artist. It has rich wooden furniture, a leather sofa and a large window with great city views. A large world map is also installed behind the comfortable bed. Italian lifestyle brand Diesel has also developed a suite in the hotel. Situated on the top floor, this room has a pleasant atmosphere and the large windows offer a picture perfect view of Confortia Shinjuku East Side Tower.
Nibunno is a gallery where guests can also stay. Located in a quiet residential area of Tokyo, this hotel was originally a warehouse for automobile parts. Guest rooms in the gallery are located on the second and third floor. They feature modern decor and some rooms offer great city views. The rooms are decorated with white decor, including white bedding, white furniture and more, while the upper half of the rooms display art in vibrant colors.
The guest room on the second floor is designed by an artist group called Home Sweet Home. The upper half of this room depicts 88 constellations floating in the sky. The lounge, located on the top floor, gives you a feeling of relaxing in a comfortable living room. Here, you can find large artwork and magazines on display and admire the Tokyo Tower from the balcony. This hotel will only be operational until 2020 and will be disassembled after the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Address: Minato-ku, Higashi-Azabu 1-8-2
Artist Hotel - BnA Hotel Koenji is located just outside JR Koenji station. The first floor of the building has a bar and cafe, which also serves as the hotel’s front desk. At the moment this hotel just has two rooms, but it is expected to expand to about 30 or 40 guest rooms. Both rooms have a balcony and a private bathroom.
One of the two rooms is designed by artist, Yohei Takahashi. The wall behind the bed has a big image of Japanese wolves, running through the forest. NHK Studio Park is about 6 km (3.7 miles) from the hotel. The Hachiko Statue is 7 km (4.3 miles) from this property.
Artist Hotel - BnA HOTEL Koenji
Address: 2-4-7 Koenjikita, Suginami
Non-smoking rooms Terrace Luggage storage Internet services Bar WiFi Available Heating WiFi available in all areas
This hotel is just a one-minute walk from the Shimizu bus stop. Gakugei-Daigaku train station is about 10 minutes away on foot, from where you can access the Shibuya area via the Tokyu Toyoko Line. Yuten-ji Temple is a short walk from this hotel and Yebisu Garden Place is 3 km (1.9 miles) away. Its close proximity to Gakugei University makes the hotel a popular choice among European and American tourists. This design hotel has 40 rooms, created by various artists and architects. Rooms are divided into five categories to suit individual requirements.
All rooms have air conditioners and most have wide windows, offering spectacular views. The rooms have modern furnishings and some come with a glass-walled bathroom or a tatami (woven straw) floor. The hotel’s restaurant, Kiokuh, serves local food with a twist. You can enjoy an a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner at this restaurant.
Address: Meguro-ku Chuocho 1-3-18
This hotel opened in April 2017 and is located within the Asakusa Kokono Club, drawing the attention of many business travelers. This design hotel has adopted a Japanese style and features black interiors. The hotel also has decorative lanterns from Oshimaya Onda, a long established store is Asakusa. The Wired Hotel has many room options, including Superior Rooms, Standard Rooms, Dormitory and more, to suit individual needs. The Wired Penthouse by Duxiana, located on the 10th floor, gives the feel of a penthouse in New York.
Each room has air conditioning and some rooms also have a balcony, from where you can enjoy great views of the surroundings. Guests can enjoy an a la carte breakfast here. Located in Taito Ward, this hotel is perfect for those interested in visiting temples and walking around the city. Tokyo Sky Tree is a short walk away and the Japan Imperial Palace can also be reached easily from here.
Address: Asakusa 2-16-2 Taito
Stay at one of these design hotels in Tokyo
Several designer hotels have opened in Tokyo in the last few years. These hotels attract guests with their innovative design and comfortable experience. Apart from these hotels, there are many other hotels in the city you can choose from, based on your budget and personal preferences.
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