Hotel New Otani Tokyo, The Main
What We Love
- Home to Tokyo's biggest pool
- Skyline views from the guestrooms; some have views of Mount Fuji
- Huge range of dining options, with no fewer than 24 restaurants and eight bars
- Surrounded by a 400-year-old garden (with a temple, a fish pond and a waterfall)
What To Know
- The property has 1,479 guestrooms divided among three buildings
- Free WiFi
- Less than a 10-minute walk from five metro stations
- A $2 city tax per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built for the Olympics in 1964, the landmark New Otani Hotel has played host to royalty and politicians, has been a venue for several G7 summits and was a filming location for the James Bond film You Only Live Twice. Surrounded by a 400-year-old Japanese garden (home to a temple, a fish pond and a waterfall), the property has 1,479 guestrooms divided among three buildings. It also features the biggest outdoor pool in Tokyo. The rooms come with kingsize beds, slick recessed lighting and big picture windows with city views; some have views of Mount Fuji. The property boasts no fewer than 24 restaurants; highlights include Top, an Italian/Chinese/Malaysian restaurant on the 40th floor, and Sekishin-tei, an upscale teppanyaki joint in a leafy corner of the garden. There are eight bars, so there’s no shortage of drinking options, either. Sip a glass of bubbly at the Sky, a revolving bar on the 17th floor, or sample one of more than 100 cocktails at Trader Vic’s, a Polynesian-themed tavern. Treat your better half (and yourself) to a couples aromatherapy massage at the Golden Spa, or take a tour of the rooftop rose garden, which was designed by eminent English florist Kenneth Turner.
In the Area
Tokyo is a sprawling, and sometimes confusing, metropolis. Get your bearings at the Tokyo Sky Tree, the world’s tallest freestanding tower. During the day the 2,080-foot-high observation deck affords views as far as 60 miles — all the way to Mount Fuji. For a glimpse of a 1,500-year-old Japanese tradition, go to Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo’s premier sumo wrestling arena. Or get involved in a more recent Tokyo tradition at Smash Hits, the world’s largest karaoke bar.
How to Get There
3 tower type blocks linked on lobby floor. Quite confusing finding your way to various floors. Stayed in the Garden Tower, lovely room, dreadful views, low beds, 4 ghastly hard pillows to choose from, a very complicated toilet to operate! Lovely restaurant on lobby floor overlooking the garden which was really nice. Breakfast very good, massive range and choice of foods, Japanese, English etc We had a couple of evening meals there. The restaurant in the garden served excellent Wagyu steaks but the prices were very high. We ate a burger type meal in the Garden Tower restaurant bar which was pretty poor but I don’t think Japan have taken on high end burger meals anywhere as yet. Great selection of hotel shops, always empty as their prices were astronomical. The day I left, the prime minister of Japan was visiting. Apparently an old Bond film - “You only live twice”was filmed in the original hotel before the two newer blocks were added.
In Tokyo for business meetings and a few days of sightseeing. The hotel was conveniently close to the meeting location in nearby Minato-ku. The hotel is adjacent to the Akasaka-Mitsuke Tokyo Metro station. The hotel is large with 1,500 rooms and has the main tower and the Garden Tower. Centrally located, it is about 30-40 minutes from Tokyo Haneda Airport, don't fly into Narita unless you have to. The room on the 23rd floor of the Garden Tower was very comfortable with a very large king bed and had able storage with a chest and closet. The desk was very workable with plenty of power plugs. The WIFI is very adequate and there is no charge. There is a clock built into the nightstand and it also has an alarm. There are plenty of very excellent bathroom amenities and there are two 500 ml of water each day at no charge. The bed is extremely comfortable and the rooms are very quiet. Service is, of course, first class. The breakfasts in the Tower Buffet and the Garden Buffet are excellent. The Tower Buffet is on the 40th floor and gives beautiful views of the City and on a clear day, you can see Mt. Fuji. The Garden Buffet overlooks the beautiful Japanese Garden that is several hundred years old and is just beautiful.
The hotel has a unique location in Tokyo and the property has its own sightseeing: the Japanese garden and its 39 restaurants! This is my second time there and I found a whole world there, you have from salon to little convenience store, clothing and souvenirs stores. It’s famous for banquets for weddings and graduation parties. From my window I could see Mount Fuji in a very clear and sunny day. The hotel itself is a touristic point. About 100m from Akasaka Mitsuke metro station and a street full of restaurants and a hug BIC Camera store.
It’s worth to be there!!!!
Ps: breakfast is great too.
We stayed on the 25th floor in the Garden wing. What a painful shock when I woke. The soft lumpy old bed gave me very bad back pain. My friday ski plans had to be put aside. Of my dozen times visiting Japan and skiing, this is the first time experiencing a bad old bed. I planned to ski friday and saturday, to much disappointment I could only ski one day with the assistance of panadol.
This is a very grand hotel with a beautiful 400 year old garden, many upscale shops and restaurants. Breakfast room was elegant.
I loved the service mostly. Those cute bellhop girls were the best. Well spoken in English, with smiles ear-to-ear and offering freely to bring our heavy large luggage through the long corridors, elevators and taxi stand. They were the best! Giving me directions to the metro in perfect English. It’s the only hotel that has provided this great service in Japan without a translation gizmo. Every effort has been made to make a tourist feel welcomed and comfortable; with the exception of the lumpy bed of course.
Arrived in the port of Yokohama on a cruise ship and following disembarkation travelled to Tokyo and checked into the Hotel New Otani and was offered a room in the Garden Tower on the 28th floor which offered good views of the city. The room was modern, comfortable, clean and well equipped. The hotel is in a complex with a large variety of luxury shops and a considerable number of restaurants offering international, Asian, French, steak bars and cafe style cuisine. We dined on the first night in the Tower buffet in the 40th floor which offered a fixed price buffet (additional discount of 10% for hotel guests) and the choice of dishes was excellent. This restaurant is highly recommended and offers panoramic views of the city.