At a Glance
Combines the comfort and luxury of a city hotel with Japanese style and design
A peaceful haven in central Tokyo, in walking distance from Ginza, the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Station
A perfect option for those wanting to avoid branded city hotels in favour of something more unique
The views are arguably a little limited, but the ambience and atmosphere more than makes up for this
Wonderful attention to detail with shoji paper sliding screens, bamboo wardrobes and traditional tatami mats
There's no pool, but instead there's the most wonderful and traditional Japanese onsen
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Tokyo kicks off its year with cold winter days and the odd snowfall. Although temperatures occasionally drop below freezing, winter (December to February) is usually reasonable. Spring (March to May) brings pleasant, warm days, and, of course, cherry blossoms – early April is probably the best time to view the blooms. Summer (June to August) is hot and muggy. Late June can see torrential rains. The temperature and humidity are at their worst in August. Apart from spring, autumn (September to November) is the most pleasant season as temperatures cool down to a cosy level and days are often clear and fine. Autumn also means the return of the dramatic foliage season, when the parks and green areas of the city mellow into varying hues of orange and red.
To start planning your holiday to Hoshinoya Tokyo
Brilliantly located close by to Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace, Hoshinoya Tokyo is one of Tokyo's most unique hotels. Drawing inspiration from a traditional Japanese ryokan, this 17 story city hotel offers peaceful respite from the bustling city.
Located in Otemachi just north of Ginza, Hoshinoya Fuji is a hotel like no other in Tokyo; its simple and stylish design draws inspiration from a traditional ryokan and its nod to authenticity is apparent as soon as you enter with beautiful wooden screens and polite Japanese staff that come to greet you personally.
Each floor is covered in authentic tatami mats that lead you to the beautiful rooms. Every floor has been designed to feel just like an independent ryokan, with paper screens and a separate Ochanoma lounge on each floor for guests to enjoy at leisure. Filled with stylish sofas, books and refreshments, this is a fantastic place unwind and top up on your Japan knowledge over a cup of tea.
The rooms, much like the rest of the hotel, are very sleek and high quality with thick comfortable mattresses (the beds are slightly low to replicate a futon), contemporary bathrooms with huge bathtubs and the all important space where breakfast is served. Much like a traditional ryokan, traditional but elaborate Japanese food is served in room and not in a restaurant. Fortunately for some, western options are also available and we loved our fresh coffee, fluffy croissant and omlet.
Hoshinoya Tokyo is not for everyone but for those wanting a luxurious and peaceful retreat in the city this is likely to be perfect.
The rooms at Hoshinoya Fuji are wonderful and cleverly designed, reflecting traditional Japanese styles. Think shoji paper screens, futon inspired bouncy beds, crisp linens and contemporary bathrooms. Choose from Sakura, Kiku or Yuri. Sakura is the lead in category but is spacious and beautifully designed. Yuri sits in the corners of each floor so are a little wider with more space. The Kiku rooms are much larger with a dining area and walk in wardrobe. Unlike our other hotels in Tokyo, the rooms at Hoshinoya Fuji are not that of a dramatic cityscape and simply overlook contemporary buildings nearby. However, we feel that the interiors more than make up for this.
There are no specific facilities for young children. Due to the upscale and relaxed ambience, we would recommend Hoshinoya Tokyo for families with older children as well as couples wanting something unique.
Hoshinoya Tokyo is dedicated to having a relaxed ambience much like a ryokan, and therefore you won't find a range of restaurants and facilities here. There is one very upscale restaurant and a beautiful and traditional Onsen, along with a private lounge on each floor. Nearby you'll find a range of eateries.
Ancient Nikko Day Trip
Enjoy a day trip to Nikko as you explore the ancient sacred site for the Japanese and visit Shin-kyo, Rinno-ji, Tosho-gu and Taiyuin byo. Return to Tokyo by JR Train.
Choice of Half Day Family Activity
This afternoon, families can make a choice to visit either the Railway Museum or the Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
Code of the Samurai
Enjoy a one hour Samurai lesson and immerse in the code of the samurai to learn about their manners and etiquette. Practise some basic movements of Japanese swordplay.
Cruise on Sumidagawa River
Enjoy a scenic cruise along Sumidagawa river and end in the beautiful Hamairkyo garden. Relax amongst nature and enjoy a cup of tea.
Half Day Modern Tokyo
Embark on a half day tour of modern Tokyo. Discover the busy Shibuya, peaceful Yoyogi Park nestled amongst the bustle of the city. Continue to Harajuku and end with a visit to Shinjuku, a contrast of bright neon lights and tall modern skyscrapers.
Highlights of Eastern Tokyo
Discoer the highlights of the Tokyo Metropolis, exploring the Asakusa District, Sensoji Temple, Nakamis Shoping Street, Akihabara and the Imperial Palace.
Japanese Calligraphy Class
Embark on a Japanese Calligraphy class and learn about the basic art form of writing, starting from the characters!
Luxury Japanese Cuisine Cooking Class
Today you can try your hand at creating your own traditional Japanese foods.
Engage in a 2 hours Ninja lesson to discover the ancient techniques of these mysterious underground warriors who contributed greatly to the Japan's Sengoku civil war.
Sushi Cooking Class in Tokyo
Take part in a cooking class and try your hand at creating various types of sushi.
Tsukiji Morning Market
Visit the renowned Tsukiji Market in the early morning today on your own and enjoy a mouth-watering Sushi breakfast in the outer market at a restaurant that has been around for over 300 years!
Tuna auction with Tuna Dining at Toyosu Fish Market
Visit the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, Toyosu Fish Market to experience the excitement of the auction and enjoy a fresh tuna tasting breakfast after the tour.
Location & directions
Hoshinoya Tokyo is brilliantly located in Otemachi and is within walking distance from Tokyo Station, the metro and The Imperial Palace.
How to get there
12-hour International flight to Tokyo International Airport-Haneda and Narita. The hotel is an approximately 60-minutes by car or metro from Haneda or Narita Airport.
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