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
I am quite a tough hotel critic and I can not fault the Ritz Carlton Tokyo. We requested an early check-in, and they were able to accommodate this.
Our club room had amazing views of the Tokyo tower and everything felt like a luxurious cocoon. The bathroom really beautiful with excellent amenities and products. We had access to the Club floor and all staff are so incredibly helpful who really go above and beyond to make your experience special. A special mention to Fumie who was fantastic who made a special occasion extra special for us. She really went above and beyond.
The breakfast buffet was amazing, everything you could dream of including all your favorite Japanese breakfast items.
Every time walking back into the Ritz Carlton, it feels like you are coming back home. It is truly a very special hotel with world class hospitality. We will definitely return
Beautiful building, lobby and restaurant on the 47th floor with amazing view on Tokyo. Wonderful service on every step. Everything as it should be in Ritz-Carlton. I wish I would spend more time there.
We arrived to find us in rooms that were far part from one another. The staff did a great job of getting us connecting rooms very quickly. However I must say the best part of this hotel is the amazing breakfast they served every morning. It is by far the best breakfast of any hotel I have stayed at over the years.