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.
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
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.
Location & Directions
Hoshinoya Tokyo is brilliantly located in Otemachi and is within walking distance from Tokyo Station, the metro and The Imperial Palace.
When to go
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.