When visiting Japan, many will stop by the capital city of Tokyo. From luxurious streets like Ginza to cultural areas like the Nezu Shrine, Tokyo is filled with excitement. There are plenty of famous landmarks, such as the Tokyo Sky Tree, in addition to many great eateries, a lively nightlife, and many places to shop. Choosing the right type of hotel is crucial and depends on whether you are looking for an extravagant and grand hotel, a budget choice, such as capsule hotels, or concept hotels. Here are some interesting and fun-filled hotels you can find in Tokyo:
A theatre? An art gallery? No, it’s Shibuya Hotel En
Located just 7 minutes from Shibuya Station by foot, Shibuya Hotel En is a hotel overflowing with creativity. The hotel, opened in February 2016, has a total of 9 storeys that are designed based on different concepts, such as Japanese culture and tradition, nature, and movies.
The corridors along the 2nd storey are designed in an anime-style, illustrating a girl riding on a motorbike. The 8th storey, on the other hand, will make you think you are walking in a spiritual forest, reminiscent of the acclaimed Ghibli film, Princess Mononoke. There are also designs that replicate the Senbon Torii (1,000 Torii gates – Torii gates are found in shrines and they serve as a boundary between god and humans) found in Kyoto, as seen in the photo.
The rooms, unlike the corridors, are designed in a simple manner and provide a perfect atmosphere for resting.
Shibuya Hotel En has a restaurant called Incredible Bistro Moderna & Bar Tokyo, which provides high quality Mediterranean cuisine. Quality black wagyu beef and seafood are popular, and you can enjoy both lunch and dinner there.
Shibuya Hotel En
Address: 1-1, Maruyama Cho, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo
Access: 7-minute walk from JR and Tokyo metro Shibuya Station
Contact: +81 3-5489-1010
Enjoy Tokyo’s night view at The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon by Hulic
The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon by Hulic is not just convenient, but is also the ideal place to enjoy the night views of Tokyo. The hotel lobby, found on the 13th storey, provides a splendid view of Tokyo city and the Tokyo Sky Tree.
The rooms in The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon by Hulic have a simple design and come with basic amenities. The beds provided are from Slumberland, a renowned brand that was used even by the British Royal Family.
Though the room gives you a great city view, you can also access the rooftop observatory that is open from 6:00 to 24:00. There is also a bar up there where you can spend some relaxing time while enjoying the magnificent sights.
Breakfast is served at a restaurant within the hotel and comes with fresh fruit juice, salad, and more.
Located just 1 minute from Kaminarimon – a popular landmark of Tokyo located in Senso-Ji Temple – and 20 minutes from Tokyo Sky Tree, The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon by Hulic is great for those who are planning to explore the city.
The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon by Hulic
Address: 2-16-11, Kaminarimon, Taito Ward, Tokyo
Access: 2-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Station
Contact: +81 3-5826-3877
The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon by Hulic
ueno , asakusa
Bar 24-Hour Front Desk Terrace Non-smoking Rooms Dry Cleaning Internet Elevator Express Check-in/Check-out
The bar style hotel: Hotel Bar GRANTiOS
Hotel Bar GRANTiOS was previously called the Classic Hotel Omori Seiyokan. It is just 3 minutes from Omori Station by foot. The stylish hotel’s lobby is on the 2nd floor, and right behind the lobby is the hotel bar, after which the hotel was named. The bars boasts a wide selection of drinks; enjoy more than 150 options, including whiskeys, cocktails, and champagnes.
Created by the same renowned designer who took charge of the famous “aquarium restaurant & bar deep blue” at Roppongi, the hotel has a stylish ambience and many wooden details. There are 5 different styles of rooms in Hotel Bar GRANTiOS, with letters from A to E. They vary according to their sizes and the number of people that they can sleep. Some rooms feature relaxing Jacuzzis. Twin rooms have terraces that are beautifully lit up at night. Head up to the terrace in the evening and relax!
Extensive services are available at Hotel Bar GRANTiOS. You can look forward to delights like tasty Japanese cuisine, international dishes, Italian fare, and even shabu-shabu (a Japanese hot pot dish) when you order a bite to eat from room service. You can also take your breakfast in your room.
Hotel Bar GRANTiOS
Address: 6-24-4 Minami Oi, Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo
Access: 3-minute walk from JR Omori Station
Contact: +81 3-3768-2011
Fun to stay - Granbell Hotel Shibuya
Granbell Hotel Shibuya is just a 3-minute walk from Shibuya Station, and its entrance is a huge brown door, unlike the automatic glass entrances of other establishments. The hotel aims to replicate a hideout in the city. There are several branches of Granbell Hotel, found in Shibuya, Akasaka, and Shinjuku. All are based on a “Fun to Stay” concept that aims to provide guests with a relaxing yet enjoyable time.
Granbell Hotel Shibuya was designed taking into account minimalism, pop, and art. You’ll notice these elements within the rooms. Vibrant yet relaxing, Granbell Hotel Shibuya is almost like a work of art itself. There are also various suites available in the hotel, including the Feminine Suite, Penthouse Suite, and Business Suite. They all have a different concept, for example the walls in the Business Suite (shown in the photo) glow brightly when you turn off the lights!
Granbell Hotel Shibuya provides free breakfast, including Japanese food, western food and toasted bread. As there is only 1 suite room of each type, make sure you reserve your choice early to avoid disappointment!
Granbell Hotel Shibuya
Address: 15-17, Sakuragaoka cho, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo
Access: 3-minute walk from JR and Tokyo Metro Shibuya Station West Exit
Contact: +81 3-5457-2681
Shibuya Granbell Hotel
shibuya , shibuya
Restaurant Room Service Bar 24-Hour Front Desk Non-smoking Rooms Dry Cleaning Internet Elevator
Hotel and Residence Roppongi - Roppongi Hotel S
Roppongi Hotel S is located just 7 minutes from Roppongi Station by foot. located at one of the most high-class areas in Japan. The hotel has 3 different buildings – hotel, restaurant and residential building.
Roppongi Hotel S is designed based on the concept of “a secret base for adults who know how to have fun in the heart of Tokyo” and has various themes and designs in the different rooms. Some of the designs available are Japanese Zen and Japanese garden, which will provide you with not just accommodation but an interesting experience. Apart from enjoying culture, some rooms even come in a glorious maisonette style with the shower room on the second floor.
The COCONOMA Season Dining found within the restaurant building runs with the concept “wine dining eating with chopsticks” and serves Italian cuisine. The dishes have a marvellous harmony of Italian and Japanese tastes.
Roppongi Hotel S
Address: 1-11-6, Nishiazabu, Minato Ward, Tokyo
Access: 7 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Roppongi Station or Oedo Line Roppoingi Station
Contact: +81 3-5771-2469
Roppongi Hotel S
roppongi , roppongi
Parking Restaurant Room Service Bar 24-Hour Front Desk Non-smoking Rooms Dry Cleaning Ironing Service
Not just for sleeping
With various artistic qualities, these hotels are certainly great for those who are looking for an exciting accommodation. These places are reinforced with convenience and are definitely worth choosing when visiting Tokyo!