Best Hotels in Tokyo, Japan

We list the best hotel in Tokyo as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only list hotels which have a review rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.

Known officially as the Tokyo Metropolis, this city is the capital of Japan, a role it has held since 1869. The city is the seat of the Emperor of Japan, the Japanese Government and the National Diet. The city is unique from a typical city; it is not even officially a city. Instead, Tokyo is a metropolitan prefecture which combines the elements of a city and a prefecture.

Tokyo is one of the largest urban agglomeration in the world and one of the most populous metropolitan area in the world. In 2011, the city hosted 51 of the Fortune Global 500 companies, the highest number at the time which further reflects Tokyo as being a major economic, investment and finance center.

Tokyo was ranked first by TripAdvisor’s World City Survey in the category of “Best Overall Experience” in the year 2014. This survey combines the nightlife, shopping, local public transportation, and cleanliness of streets which all suggest that Tokyo is an indeed a tourism haven.

The Michelin Guide has awarded Tokyo by far the highest Michelin Stars of any city in the world. Tokyo is visited by millions of people throughout the year annually.

Through the recommended hotels listed below, you can easily find the best places to stay in Tokyo, Japan.

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F.A.Q.

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Tokyo?

The land of the rising sun, Tokyo, the busy capital of Japan is an eclectic blend of traditional and modernity. Historical temples to skyscrapers jostle from space in the skyline. Although it is one of the busiest capitals, it is known for its law and order.

Shinjuku
The world’s busiest railway station holds testament to the popularity of this place. It is home to premier hotels and restaurants catering to the commercial crowd. Golden Gai boosts a fabulous nightlife. Japan’s biggest red light area is found here. There are several parks and departmental stores, and also the largest twin towers.

Shibuya
It translates into “Astringent valley” and is famous for its Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Garden. The shopping malls cater to the young and happening crowd. Top hotels and vibrant night-clubs attract a huge influx of tourists. It is the favourite destination for the ones from Hollywood.

Ginza
It is one of the posh localities with stores of opulent designer labels and boulevard housing famous hotels. It is considered to be one of the most expensive areas with cafes and bars offering gourmet food to the eminent crowd.

Kenji
It offers the much-needed respite from the cacophony that rest of Tokyo has to offer. Look street is famous for its bargaining and affordable bed and breakfast options.

Odaiba
It is an artificial island which can be accessed by Japan's first futuristic train. It is an advanced entertainment zone, providing a breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji from the Ferris wheel and robotic interaction at the museum. You can enjoy the sights while dining at the famous sushi bars along the quay.

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