The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
What We Love
- The hotel's close proximity to the Tokyo Midtown shopping complex for all your retail therapy needs
- Multi-course kaiseki meals at Hinokizaka, the acclaimed Japanese restaurant onsite
- The hotel bar stocks 120 different varieties of whiskey (including private bottle lockers for VIPs)
- The “four-handed” Harmony Massage (an especially restorative treatment that involves two therapists) at the 46th-floor spa
What To Know
- Club Level rooms provide guests with a dedicated concierge
- The hotel is situated in Tokyo’s tallest building
- The four abstracts in the hotel lobby are the works of Californian painter Sam Francis
- At $16,200 a night, this hotel houses Japan’s most expensive hotel room—the Ritz-Carlton Suite
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Using ingredients sourced from Tsukiji Fish Market, a meticulously prepared meal at Azure 45, this hotel’s famed French bistro, is an apt metaphor for its elegant Euro-Japanese underpinnings. In a past life, these 20 acres were the site of a feudal family’s villa (one of the building’s retaining walls still displays the original residence’s rock work). Some of the newest suites here, decked with futon-style bed frames, rice-filled pillows, tatami floors and floral fusuma paper sliding doors, were inspired by traditional tea rooms, while others are more Art Deco-inflected, with glossy flourishes and minimalist lines. If you opt to swim laps in the 65-foot pool, you’ll be treated to Mt. Fuji views from the mullioned windows, though if it’s a more relaxed dip you’re craving, you’re better off at the circular plunge pool at the spa-in-the-sky (it’s perched on the 46th floor). Other highlights here include a cedar dry sauna, a traditional stone massage, and a “jet-lag reviver,” featuring restorative aromatherapy oils, fits the bill—serious spa devotees may want to consider booking the Fuji Spa Suite, a VIP-worthy treatment room with its own bathing area.
In the Area
The hotel’s enviable Roppongi location—long regarded Tokyo’s culture and entertainment hub—means you’re just a five-minute walk from institutions like the Suntory Museum of Art, the site of weekly tea ceremony performances (the concierge can pre-book a viewing spot for you) and the National Art Center, which eschews a permanent collection in favor of 14,000 square feet of exhibition space. For a glimpse of feudal Edo—Tokyo’s former name—make your way to nearby Asakusa, home to Sensoji Temple and the city’s largest spread of souvenir stalls, which hawk bean curd cakes, woodblock prints, and parasols, among other traditional goodies.
How to Get There
Ben from Ritz Carlton check-in took my five year old to the "kids check-in" section where my son got the best hotel experience of his life. He got to do a bit of a role-play, received a cuddle toy which he does not sleep without. Ritz provided kids coloring books and toys that kept him extremely engaged and happy.
The house-keeping team also was extremely nice, when they found my son's doodle's on the desk, they left a note saying " Dear Tyler, I noticed you love to draw, so I left you a drawing book". I was super impressed with the service but unfortunately I forgot to write down the name of the staff.
I want to thank Ben, and the housing keeping team for the great experience. I really appreciate it.
From the moment we walked in every single interaction with the team members was absolutely fantastic. Our every whim was taken care of. The in house restaurants were some of the best I've ever experienced. The room was clean and spacious and it seemed every time I returned to the room it was straitened up and refreshed with new towels. I highly recommend this property.
We were lucky to be able to spend a week in Tokyo this year and stayed a few days at the Ritz Carlton before moving to Disney’s MiraCosta Resort. From the moment we checked in (no check in desk - in room check in) to our departure everything was superb and beyond expectations. The staff were attentive, knowledgeable and very helpful. Everyone spoke impeccable English and called me by name by the first evening. Our room was amazing right down to the bidet and ..... yes.....heated toilet seats. Tokyo itself was amazing!!!! Can’t wait to go back. I’d highly recommend this Hotel. It was definitely worth it!