In the first of our three-part Insider’s Guide to Tokyo, Trip Designer Orsolya Kako offered a few of her favourite places to get a taste of Tokyo. Here, she presents her picks for the Tokyo hotels where you can do so much more than simply rest your head.


Four “Beyond Great” Tokyo Hotels

Tokyo hotels

The Peninsula
International in design but Japanese by inspiration, this landmark hotel opposite the Imperial Palace is close to the Ginza shopping area and definitely not to be missed.


Tokyo hotelsThe Grand Hyatt
With 387 rooms and suites, the Grand Hyatt sports a modern design and is located in Roppongi, a lively district known as a centre of business, culture, fashion and leisure, providing easy access to the Ginza shopping district and Kasumigaseki government district.


Tokyo hotelsThe Shrangri-La
Within a 10-minute walk of both the Imperial Palace and Ginza shopping district, the Tokyo chapter of the Shrangri-La is a sight unto itself, boasting an exclusive art collection of 2,000 pieces by Japanese, Chinese and Western artists, and an attractive, modern interior.


Tokyo hotelsThe Mandarain Oriental
Located in the heart of the city the Mandarin Oriental offers guests a bird’s eye view of the breathtaking Tokyo skyline. Surrounded by the chic shops and offices of Nihonbashi, the hotel has a crisp, cutting-edge style befitting its setting in the core of this modern metropolis.


About the Author

Orsolya Kako

Trip Designer Orsolya Kako plans experiential and in-depth excursions to locales as varied as Japan, Morocco and Iceland from her home base in Toronto. Her name gets butchered a lot, but she’ll usually respond to “Ursula.”







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