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Tokyo Hotel Guide - 10 Boutique Hotels In Tokyo

Updated Sep 28, 2018

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:

1. Shibuya Hotel En

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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 (see map)

Access: 7-minute walk from JR and Tokyo metro Shibuya Station

Contact: +81 3-5489-1010

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2. The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon by Hulic (from USD 92)

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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 (see map)

Access: 2-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Station

Contact: +81 3-5826-3877

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3. Hotel Bar GRANTiOS

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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

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4. Granbell Hotel Shibuya (from USD 122)

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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 (see map)

Access: 3-minute walk from JR and Tokyo Metro Shibuya Station West Exit

Contact: +81 3-5457-2681

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5. Roppongi Hotel S (from USD 122)

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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 (see map)

Access: 7 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Roppongi Station or Oedo Line Roppoingi Station

Contact: +81 3-5771-2469

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6. Claska (from 112 USD)

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Claska is a small but one of the most frequently visited hotels in Tokyo. It consists of solely 20 rooms but is jam-packed all year round. Advanced bookings become a prerequisite especially in the case of Claska. The lobby area is visited by the locals, who stop by to enjoy some fine dining and conversations over drinks. The rooms are very well-kept and are priced at super pocket-friendly rates. Take your pick from the basic standard rooms to the swanky modern rooms with a theatre. Some of the amenities offered here include free Wi-Fi, free parking, essentials, 24-hour concierge and front desk and of course some mouth-watering restaurants to dine at.


Address: 1-3-18 Chuo-cho, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Price: from 112 USD

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7. Hotel New Otani Tokyo - Executive House Zen (from 387 USD)

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The swanky New Otani hotel cater to the executive clientele. It consists of 62 rooms which overlook the grounds of the Akaska Estate. It is one of the only green spaces in town. The hotel never seems to lack liveliness as it is choco blocked all year round. Enjoy the best vacation here with some of the best facilities ranging from Ferragamo bath products to the Pierre Hermé croissants in the lounge. The hotel has been decorated to perfection with intricate detailing all throughout. Some of the rooms offer luxury facilities such as spa-like bathrooms while some of them are picked for the extraordinary views they offer. Executive house guests have access to 38 restaurants serving Japanese and other international cuisines. Fab place isn’t it?

Hotel New Otani Tokyo - Executive House Zen

Address: 4-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Price: from 387 USD

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8. Trunk Hotel (from 281 USD)

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Trunk Hotel is located in Shibuya, the fashion capital of Tokyo. Besides being known for its exemplary services, the hotel is known for being eco-friendly. The staff are well-dressed with uniforms created from recycled castoffs of the local industry’s production. The interiors too are finely decorated using discarded vintage pieces. Best out of waste practices are something that this hotel is an expert at. The hotel consists of 15 rooms which are priced at competitive rates. Free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour front desk, bicycle rentals and great restaurants are some of the facilities offered here.

Trunk Hotel

Address: 5-31 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Price: from 281 USD

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9. Aman Tokyo (from 1,291 USD)

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The Aman Tokyo range of hotels has a global presence and is known to be as one of the finest luxury hotels. It consists of 84 rooms with over 30 floors. The view from the 33rd floor is to die for, so be sure to check it out during your stay. The interiors are well-designed and represent the authenticity of Japanese culture. It is located close to the famous Imperial Gardens and is ideally located. Both European and Japanese cuisines are served here and will surely tantalize your taste buds. The rooms are tastefully designed and the ambience is relaxed and tranquil. It is truly a wonderful place for a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway.

Aman Tokyo

Address: 1-5-6 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, The Otemachi Tower, Tokyo, Japan

Price: from 1,291 USD

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10. Hotel Koé Tokyo (from 477 USD)

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The fabulous Hotel Koé located in Shibuya is more than just a mere hotel. It has an entire floor dedicated to lifestyle and apparel shops. This hotel is also used as a multi-purpose venue which organises spectacular events such as a DJ night. The hotel consists of 10 rooms which are in high demand all year round. In spite of being located in the bustling locality of Shibuya, there is immense peace and tranquillity all throughout the hotel’s premises. It is a great place to feel detoxified and relaxed. The rooms are the highlight of this place, as the interiors are aesthetically pleasing and the beds provide utmost comfort.

Hotel Koé Tokyo

Address: 3-7 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Price: from 477 USD

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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!

This article was originally published on May 26, 2016

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