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
- 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
Every hotel detail was expertly attended to by a friendly, caring staff, from check-in to check-out. Our corner room on the 47th floor was spacious and elegant with spectacular unobstructed views. Remote-controlled drapes. Sun pouring into the room in the morning, glittering skyline with Tokyo Tower at night. The morning buffet is incredible, the best and freshest, with a huge selection of Western and Japanese breakfast choices. It's the perfect way to start the day. Located in Roppongi, it's easy to reach other parts of Tokyo.
I can't give enough praise to the Ritz Carlton Tokyo. We had the opportunity to stay in the Peninsula Tokyo as well but the Ritz was still our favorite.
We opted for a Club Level room with lounge access. The room had amazing views of Tokyo from the 53rd floor. The bathroom large and had some really great amenities. The king bed was perfect and had some great sheets.
In our opinion the club lounge was worth the extra cost. High quality food and drinks all day long with the absolute best views of Tokyo. If staying in the club lounge, Towers restaurant, is also an option for breakfast. It is one of, if not, the best hotel breakfasts we have ever had.
The staff was absolutely superb! Even before we arrived the concierge assisted us with multiple important things. My girlfriend is allergic to tree nuts and the concierge printed a card with a warning of her allergy written in Japanese! It was so helpful when we went to Japanese speaking restaurants. Also, they were able to get me a reservation at the famous Sukiyabashi Jiro Ginza! Best sushi of our lives! We wouldn’t have been able to make it with out the help of the Ritz Carlton concierge. The rest of the staff from arrival to the moment we left was amazing. I honestly cannot say enough.
If you are looking for a luxury hotel option in Tokyo, look no further than the Ritz Carlton. Next time we are in Tokyo this will be our first choice.
This is such a fantastic hotel and I highly recommend staying here. The hotel itself is beautiful with fantastic attention to detail, high end finishes everywhere, and constant upkeep maintaining its pristine state. The staff is incredibly wonderful, very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable of the area. If you are worried about making a reservation at a restaurant without speaking Japanese they are happy to assist you and book the reservation on your behalf. The rooms are gorgeous, large, and have many amenities. The view is fantastic from all locations especially the club level lounge. If you have the opportunity definitely stay here.
6 months ago, I was planning to visit Osaka from San Francisco. I was planning to go to Osaka on June 19th morning. On June 18th Monday, Osaka had an earthquake, I have to alter my iternary and have decided to stay at Ritz Carlton Tokyo (instead of Ritz Carlton Osaka). Actually, when I was planning my trip 6 months ago, I have exchanged "numerous" email with Ms. Junko Noda (Ritz Carlton Osaka) about my stay.
Since I altered my trip in such a short notice, I totally forgot about the arrangements. To my very surprise, when I arrived Ritz Carlton Tokyo, thanks to Junko & Ms Sayaka Goto, all the previous arrangements were magically transferred to Tokyo!
Thank you BOTH (Tokyo & Osaka Ritz) for a very pleasant stay.
Will be back again for sure.
The Ritz Carlton supersedes your expectations with every detail. It's the perfect location to explore Tokyo. Spectacular views and great amenities. Most importantly very detailed personal service which made all the difference in our stay!