The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
A Sky-Scraping Stunner
What it is
A 245-room-hideaway in Tokyo’s tallest building.
What it isn't
Overwhelming. Doting staff and comfortable interiors bring the experience down to earth.
What we think
It’s not often you’ll find yourself checking in in a lobby lofted 45-floors over the cityscape. But the Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, is no ordinary bolthole. It has a truly jaw-dropping 360-degree view (yes, that’s Mt. Fuji resplendent in the distance), plus rooms as cosseting as any you’ll ever find (book the Modern Japanese Suite for an only-in-Tokyo look, complete with a futon, tatami mats and a shoji door). As with all Ritz-Carlton’s, service is exemplary—guests are pampered with 24-hour room service, twice-daily housekeeping and, that rapidly disappearing act, evening turndown service. Bliss.
You're here because
You’re traveling with kids, and the Ritz-Kids program is one of the best on earth. (Where else will they be able to bed down in an in-room safari tent complete with an LED-lit Home Planetarium for constellation-gazing?)
Stepping into the spa on the 46th floor was like entering another world—a place where the frenetic pace of city life simply doesn’t exist. In its place: total paradise. After your organic green tea salt exfoliation, you feel as renewed as a butterfly leaving the chrysalis.
Restaurants & Bars
- Azure 45 - contemporary French fare
- Towers - modern bistro
- Hinokizaka - contemporary Japanese cuisine
- The Lobby Lounge - afternoon tea
- The Bar - innovative cocktails and incomparable views
About 90 minutes from Narita International Airport in the hotel’s Rolls-Royce Phantom. Once on-site, you’re mere footsteps from Tōgū Palace and Takahashi Korekiyo Memorial Park.