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
On first sight the New Otani Main was overwhelming, especially after our long haul flight. Don't be put off by the size, it's worth getting lost in. We usually prefer smaller boutique hotels & were surprised by enjoying our stay so much. I chose it over others only because I wanted to see the famous Otani garden ! I/we weren't disappointed by either. Our only difficulty was having to wait 4 hours for our room. Had it not been raining heavily we would have started exploring despite being exhausted. Our room when available was fabulous with a glorious garden view, & especially comfy bed. We made use of the shower, strolled round the garden, our first of many Japanese gardens, ate well in one of the many restaurants, then had the best night's sleep ever. We ate a hearty breakfast in the Garden Tower which also gave us our first glimpse of Mt Fuji ! We were lucky to have clear views of the city & Mt Fuji both mornings. The Otani staff were the most helpful, most efficient & most polite we've ever encountered. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend & return ourselves.
Myself and 3 other family members stayed here for the last 2 nights of our visit to Japan. From the outset I would like to say that the service here is absolutely fantastic. Staff were very welcoming, friendly, and helpful, and catered to our every need. Also, this hotel is huge, We stayed in the Garden Tower and the rooms were very spacious and immaculate. Wifi was excellent, and there were plenty of options for dining. We quickly became big fans of the buffet breakfast at the Garden Lounge which had a view of the beautiful 400 year old garden. I can't fault our stay but have a few things to note. First, it was easy to tell that the Garden Tower building is older as the hallways are a little in need of refurbishment, however this is quickly forgotten once you're in the fantastic rooms. Second, it is a little isolated and you will most likely use taxis to get to and from the hotel. The nearest train station Yotsuya has limited drop-off options. Finally, this may not be an option if your on a tight budget as rooms and dining can be quite expensive. However, with all that said, my family and I had a wonderful stay and we would definitely stay here again.
We travelled to Japan with Riviera Travel. Arrived tired after an eleven hour flight. What a superb hotel to be booked in with breakfast included. It is in a central position in Tokyo with a beautiful garden at the back for sole use of guests. Great place to relaxed. Staff were brilliant and could not do enough for you. Could not praise it enough. Breakfast was first rate!
Great location and service, lots of restaurants and shops
The room has a lot of complementary items and it provides free newspaper and water every day.
It's near a JR and a metro station and is the first stop on the bus limousine
I was for a business trip for 1 week in Tokio and stayed in this hotel. Most warm welcome with a fruit basket. The hotel is big and also used for big groups of tourists and business conferences. A lot of restaurants and bars. A great historical garden. Food and service is excellent. Excellent location in Central Tokio.