Hoshinoya Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

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. Fall 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.

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Insider's View

Check out the hotel’s free experience(s) during your stay such as Sake tasting & Grand Kagura performance or the Gagaku Performance.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Hoshinoya Tokyo or take a look at our itineraries to Tokyo

Description

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.

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Accommodation

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.

Childcare

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.

Facilities

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.

Experiences

  • 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.

  • Full Day Tokyo City Tour

    Discover Asakusa today and explore Sensoji before proceeding to the Tokyo Skytree, the tallest structure in Japan that offers great panoramic views. Head to Edo Tokyo Museum and if time permits, make a visit to the Meiji Shrine.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ninja Experience

    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.

  • Private Day Trip to Hakone from Tokyo

    Today you will travel from Tokyo by private car to Hakone National Park which is a beautiful and scenic area of Japan especially known for its views of Mt Fuji and as an area rich in naturally warm hot springs.

  • Private Tour of Eastern Tokyo

    Spend the day with your private guide exploring the vibrant and dynamic city of Tokyo. This is one of the world's most fascinating metropolises and you will make your way around the city using the super efficient subway system, an experience in itself!

  • Private Tour of Western Tokyo

    Spend the day exploring the huge variation of districts in Tokyo, from historical monuments like the Meiji Shrine and calm gardens of the Imperial Palace to the vibrant district of Harajuku and world famous Shibuya Crossing.

  • 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!

Location & directions

Tokyo, Japan

Hoshinoya Tokyo is brilliantly located in Otemachi and is within walking distance from Tokyo Station, the metro and The Imperial Palace.

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