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Last updated: 18 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Rob Goss

Atop a skyscraper that towers over the Nihonbashi district, this five-star hotel has remained one of Tokyo’s swankiest addresses since it opened in 2005.

Style-wise, everything here has a contemporary elegance, from the rooms and suites to the highly-rated spa and dining venues like the Michelin-starred Tapas Molecular Bar and Sushi Shin.

It also has a superb location. Nihonbashi has a lovely mix of the traditional and modern to explore, while nearby are the Imperial Palace, major business districts, and the boutiques, department stores, and wining and dining of Ginza.

And it caters to all sorts of traveller – whether business, leisure or family – anyone who can afford the hefty bill.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Sumo wrestling

Tokyo, Kanto, Japan[2.1 miles]

Drama and tradition combine in this 1,000-year-old sport. It’s a mesmerising and atmospheric spectacle – and Tokyo’s Ryogoku neighbourhood is the centre of it all.

Best for ages: 8+ | £15 | 2-3 hours

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Museums of Ueno Park

Tokyo, Kanto, Japan[3.2 miles]

A collection of six excellent in one park, including the Tokyo National Museum. Also one of the city’s most popular sites for hanami in Cherry Blosssom season.

Best for ages: 6+ | Varies | 2-3 hours

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Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo, Kanto, Japan[3.6 miles]

Japan’s oldest and largest art and cultural museum, is a must-see for anyone interested in Japan’s fascinating history. Collections include samurai armour and swords, ancient Buddhist sculptures even tea ceremony utensils.

Best for ages: 8+ | £6 | 2-3 hours

Sensoji Temple

Tokyo, Kanto, Japan[3.7 miles]

With towering gateways and a five-storied pagoda, this busy temple in Asakusa is a standout. If you have time for just one temple in Tokyo – make it this one.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free | 2-3 hours

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Imperial Palace & Gardens

Imperial Palace & Gardens

Tokyo, Kanto, Japan[1.8 miles]

The Imperial family’s current home is off-limits to visitors, but you can steal photogenic glimpses and stroll the pretty East Gardens.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free | 2-3 hours

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Exterior of the Japanese Sword Museum in Ryogoku

Japanese Sword Museum

Tokyo, Kanto, Japan[2.3 miles]

This museum in Ryogoku exhibits a collection of around 190 supremely crafted historic katana (samurai swords) – some designated national treasures – and documents how they are made.

Best for ages: 8+ | £7 | 2-3 hours

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Kiyosumi Gardens

Tokyo, Kanto, Japan[2.3 miles]

One of the city’s finest traditional ‘stroll gardens’, set out in the sukiya style, tucked away in an under-visited pocket of greenery in eastern Tokyo.

Best for ages: 13+ | £1 | 2-3 hours

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Rows of tuna fish on palettes at fish auction at Tsukiji fish market.

Tsukiji Outer Market

Tokyo, Kanto, Japan[2.5 miles]

The wholesale fish market has moved to Toyosu island, but much of it gets delivered back to Tsukiji – browse the stalls and have a sushi breakfast – restaurants open at 5am.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free | 2-3 hours

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Kanto, Japan

A dizzying mixture of old ways and modern style, crowds and calm, and arguably the best food scene on the planet.

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