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16 Tokyo Hotels With a View That Really Raise The Bar

We all know the view is always better from the top. But that phrase doesn’t quite do Tokyo justice. Japan’s eclectic neon-soaked capital offers something different with every head turn. On clear days, Mount Fuji’s snow capped summit looms large on the horizon. Geometric masterpieces, like the Asahi Beer Hall and the Cocoon Tower, tower over to 50 wards. It might be part of the experience to rub shoulders with the locals in the shoebox drinking dens of the Golden Guy, or along Harajuku’s fashion-forward shopping arcades. But a stay at one of the many Tokyo hotels with a view is a taste of the highlife – Edo style. 

 Japan with the Tokyo Tower

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With over 400,000,000 annual visitors to hotels combined, we’ve looked our database up and down for the best Tokyo hotels with a view. From these cribs in the clouds, you will be able to tower over Tokyo Sky Tree, gawk at Shinjuku, and if your timing is right, catch Tokyo’s spectacular winter illuminations. So hop in that elevator, hit the highest button, and get ready to drink in some breathtaking panoramas.

famous Shibuya pedestrian crossing,

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Top Tokyo Hotels with a View

1. Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel

Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel, Tokyo Hotel with a view

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For those stuck trying to decide on whether to stay in Shinjuku or Shibuya, Cerulean Tower provides an easy solution — both! Situated just around the corner from Shibuya and the world-famous Scramble Crossing, Cerulean’s rooms are all between the building’s 19th and 37th floors. From those dizzying heights, you’ll be able to enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo’s other poster child, with uninterrupted views of the Shinjuku skyline and Tokyo Gyonen—Japan’s answer to Central Park.

Inside, Cerulean’s amenities are all vying to drag your focus away from the venue. The hotel boasts a beautiful indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and fitness center — all of which you’ll have unlimited access to if you book a stay at one of the executive rooms. The hotel also boasts a beautiful wood-paneled sundeck, which is a rare find for downtown.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Hachikō Memorial Statue, heartwarming Shibuya memorial (400 meters)
  • Shibuya Center-gai Shopping Street, bustling commercial thoroughfare (650)
  • Bunkamura, cultural venue hosting films, ballets, and opera (800 meters)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 343 – USD 10,354
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 26-1 Sakura-gaoka-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

2. Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo hotel with a view

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If you’re like us, you were sold on Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo the moment you laid eyes on the super kawaii hello kitty room. But the hotel has much more to offer for those who are not die-hard fans of the adorable Sanrio character. It’s eleven on-site restaurants, for example, provide diverse dining options from delicately crunchy tempura to French–Italian fare. Be sure to book a table at the showstopper, Soujuan, which is divided into private tatami rooms and specializes in kaiseki — a delicate multi-course said to be Japan’s answer to haute-cuisine.

When you’re done with dinner, stop off for a nightcap and push back bedtime into the early hours at one of five excellent bars. Aurora Sky Lounge, in particular, is a memorable place for a drink, serving expertly shaken tipples on the 45th floor. Like Keio’s rooms and suites, it boasts panoramas that leave other Tokyo hotels with a view in the dust.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (450 meters)
  • Shinjuku Chūō Park (450 meters)
  • Shinjuku Juniso Kumano Shrine (850 meters)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 275 – USD 1,644
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: 2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

3. Park Hyatt Tokyo

Park Hyatt Tokyo, Tokyo hotel with a view

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Starting on the 39th floor of the 235-meter-tall Shinjuku Park Tower, the Park Hyatt Tokyo has nothing blocking its view. The numerous rooms of this luxury residence offer direct views of just about every landmark building downtown has to show off, including the Docomo building and Tokyo Skytree. You can take in this spectacular view from your room (Tip: Opt for a suite to really widen the vista). Or head up to the skylit pool and recline in a lounger while you lord it over the city.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (650 meters)
  • New National Theater (650 meters)
  • Meiji Jingu, tranquil shrine to the late emperor (2.7 kilometers)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 782 – USD 1,730
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 3-7-1-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

4. Conrad Tokyo

Conrad Tokyo

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Conrad Tokyo challenges the idea that Tokyo is “not a waterfront kind of city.” Boasting magnificent views over Tokyo Bay, Conrad looks straight over Hamarikyu gardens and straight down the water to Rainbow Bridge, which is illuminated beautifully after dark. While you’ll still need to make a day trip to explore Tokyo’s unfrequented beaches, this hotel still puts you within easy reach of renowned fish markets like Tsukiji and Toyosu, where exquisite sashimi is just one swift katana swipe away.

After a day of gorging on rich fatty tuna down at sea level, head back to your digs (Read: King Room Bay View) and collapse into a cozy window seat while you watch the bay sparkle its way through twilight. Order a chilled bottle of white to make it a party. Or, if you’re feeling social, head up to China Blue, a stunning art-deco restaurant boasting private dining rooms, 8-meter walk in wine cellar, and innovative takes on contemporary Asian cooking.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Hayao Miyazaki’s NTV Clock, whimsical local landmark (250 meters)
  • Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art, intimate museum featuring crafts from East and West (250 meters)
  • Hamarikyu Asahi Concert Hall (550 meters)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 555 – USD 6,954
Guest Rating: 9.4
Address: 1-9-1 Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

5. The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon By Hulic

The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon By Hulic, Tokyo hotels with a view

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Tokyo hotels with a view might all be able to advertise a partial view of Tokyo Skytree, the city’s tallest freestanding structure. However, few places offer quite the same vantage point as this high-flying boutique hotel in historic Asakuza. Located just across the Sumida River from the iconic broadcast tower, The Gate Hotel isn’t hidden behind any awkward highrises, making it a great place to take in the nightly lighting shows.

To take full advantage of this enviable vista, The Gate Hotel boasts not one but two rooftop lounge areas: an outdoor terrace and a covered space for inclement weather. If you’re looking for a little privacy, the balcony rooms feature wide ceiling-to-floor windows that open right onto a personal terrace.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Kaminarimon Gate, iconic 10th century structure (150 meters)
  • Tokyo Hotarudō, one-of-a-kind kimonos and accessories (550 meters)
  • Isshin, Michelin Star sushi bar (1.1 kilometers)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 165 – USD 938
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 2-16-11 Kaminarimon, Taito, Tokyo, Japan

6. The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo, Autograph Collection

The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo, Autograph Collection

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“Luxury accomodation with a secret garden” is a bold claim in a city like Tokyo, and yet somehow it under sells The Prince Sakura Tower. Despite being located around the corner from Shinagawa (one of the capital’s busiest transport hubs), this elegant hotel found the space for a beautiful private park. With 17 varieties of sakura, it offers a crowd-free place to admire the flowers during cherry blossom season. When you’re ready to rise above it all, the hotel’s upper rooms afford sweeping views of Minato district, including the iconic Tokyo Tower.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Quintessence, Michelin Star French restaurant (1.4 kilometers)
  • Kōyasan Tōkyō Betsuin Temple (800 meters)
  • Sengakuji Temple, historic site housing the graves of the 47 ronin (1.4 kilometers)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 439 – USD 590
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 3-13-1 Takanawa, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

7. Park Hotel Tokyo

Park Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo hotel with a view

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It’s the Park Hotel’s uniquely decorated rooms that set it aside from other Tokyo hotels with a view. Each is decorated with a hand-painted Japanese mural, from tubby sumo wrestlers to spindly cherry blossom trees that scatter their rosy petals around the room. These artsy leanings continue at the onsite restaurants. ART Lounge, for example, serves seasonal lunches and dinners, accompanied off at night time by a 30-meter high projection of exhibited works.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Shinbashi Enbujo, performing arts center (1.2 kilometers)
  • Kabuki-za Theatre (1.4 kilometers)
  • Tsukiji Fish Market (1.5 kilometers)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 179 – USD 448
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: Shiodome Media Tower 1-7-1 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

8. Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

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It’s a well-kept local secret that the best clearest views of the city are in Odaiba, a large man-made island jutting out into Tokyo Bay. The Hilton elevates that view — literally. From sea-facing rooms at this luxury urban resort guests can see right up the sound. Rainbow Bridge and the replica Statue of Liberty are both right outside your window, beyond which the twinkle of Minato ward will catch your eye after dark.

This seductive skyline doesn’t stop Hilton Tokyo Odaiba from having easy access to downtown, with three rail lines a short walk away. As a Tokyo Disney Resort® Good Neighbor Hotel, it also provides free shuttle services to and from the park, which is just a 15-minute drive away.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Odaiba Beach, swimming beach with city views (1.0 km)
  • Giant Sky Wheel in Palette Town (1.6 km)
  • Odaiba Ōedo-onsen-monogatari, all-day onsen resort and spa (2.0 km)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 299 – USD 1,005
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: 1 Chome-9-1 Daiba, Minato, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

9. The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

The Capitol Hotel Tokyu, Tokyo hotels with a view

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The intensely private Imperial Palace is off-limits to the public—though you can book tours of the grounds here. That being said, you’d be hard-pressed to find a Tokyo hotel with a view that puts you closer to the royal digs than Capitol Hotel Tokyu. Located in between the National Diet and Hie Shrine, this luxury residence has the exclusive privilege of looking directly over the royal park.

The rooms are a tribute to this regal vista, incorporating elements of traditional Japanese design, such as paper screens and drop-down lanterns, into a sharply contemporary room. All deluxe rooms are between the 27th and 29th floors and offer palace park or city views. Upgrade to the Executive Suite, though, and you’ll be staying directly over the National Diet’s iconic art deco roof, a set-up you won’t find anywhere else in the city.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Parliamentary Museum (850 meters)
  • Garden Lounge, cocktail bar with views of Akasaka Palace (1.0 kilometers)
  • Kioi Hall, prestigious music venue (2.6 kilometers)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 354 – USD 1,837
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: 2-10-3 Nagatacho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

10. The Peninsula Tokyo

The Peninsula Tokyo

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Located seconds away from Ginza, Tokyo’s most elegant commercial district, The Peninsula spoils guests with unbroken views of Hibiya Park and the Imperial Palace Gardens. From the Grand Premier Park Rooms’ ceiling-to-floor windows, guests can see right down the imperial moat and enjoy an areal vantage point over the outer battlements.

Broken city views surround the hotel’s incredible indoor heated pool, which is more than worthy of an Instagram post. They’re easily beaten, however, by the city-wide panoramas that are visible from Peter: The Bar, which on weekends fuels Tokyo’s young and glamorous crowd with signature cocktails.

Attractions Nearby:

  • The Tokyo International Forum (550 meters)
  • The Imperial Theater (600 meters)
  • Idemitsu Museum of Arts (700 meters)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 638 – USD 3,140
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

11. Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, Tokyo hotels with a view

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Situated in Nihombashi, with its iconic 19th-century bridge and buzzing after-work scene, Mandarin Oriental Tokyo places you in the middle of it all. The views from its 157 rooms and 22 luxury suites offer something different depending on where in the building you’re staying. The Tokyo Skytree Views grant you an uninterrupted lookout at the 634-meter-tall broadcast tower. Check in to a city view room and you’ll wake up to Mount Fuji every morning. Corner rooms offer the best of both worlds. Many rooms offer a spa-like bathroom.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Mitsui Memorial Museum (270 meters)
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange (1.0 kilometers)
  • Royal Bar, cozy lounge with great cocktails (1.5 kilometers)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 879 – USD 2,929
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan

12. Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Marunouchi

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Marunouchi, Tokyo hotels with a view

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Adjacent to a central bullet train station, this Tokyo hotel with a view turns day traveling to Kyoto and Osaka into an easy day trip from the capital. Thanks to its proximity to the Imperial Palace, you’ll also be able to admire the marvelous East Gardens from certain rooms. The spacious king corner rooms, meanwhile, offer an uninterrupted 90º lookout over downtown that comes alive when the city lights up at night. Hotel Metropolitain also offers a hearty buffet breakfast and easy access  to both Narita and Haneda airports.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Mitsui Memorial Museum, iconic collection of historic artefacts (550 meters)
  • Marunouchi Plaza, historic 19th century square (600 meters)
  • Tapas Molecular Bar, Michelin Star Spanish restaurant (700 meters)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 198 – USD 539
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 1-7-12 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

13. Hotel The Celestine Tokyo Shiba

Hotel The Celestine Tokyo Shiba, Tokyo hotels with a view

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Located in Minato ward, The Celestine boasts striking views of Tokyo Tower and the skyline after dark. History buffs will also be interested to learn that this Tokyo hotel with a view stands on the site of the former residence of the Satsuma clan, one of feudal Japan’s most powerful families. You can pay your dues to the noble family in The Tsumugi Room, a corner twin decorated with distinctive crafts from the Satsuma’s ancestral homeland.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Shiba Park, beautiful landscaped park new Tokyo tower (350 meters)
  • Zojo-ji Temple, Buddhist temple dating to 1600s (900 meters)
  • Tokyo Tower (1.1 kilometers)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 177 – USD 462
Guest Rating: 8.6
Address: 3-23-1 Shiba, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

14. Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo

Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo hotel with a view

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With easy access to the Maru Building’s luxury boutiques, the Shangri-La promises plenty of retail therapy to those that chose this Tokyo hotel with a view. Its Deluxe Rooms, meanwhile, give a hard sell. Outfitted with classic rosewood paneling and muted contemporary furniture, it mixes traditional Japanese aesthetics with the modern luxuries of a truly five-star stay. These include walk-in rainforest showers, toiletries by L’Occitane, and 300-threadcount cotton linens. To really pamper yourself, book a deep-tissue Kisetsu massage at the onsite spa, CHI.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Masataka Contemporary, private gallery (500 meters)
  • Gyoko Dori, beautiful tree-lined avenue (950 meters)
  • Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Queen-Anne style museum (1.0 kilometers)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 504 – USD 1,047
Guest Rating: 9.6
Address: Marunouchi Trust Tower Main, 1-8-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

15. Andaz Tokyo – A Concept by Hyatt

Andaz Tokyo - A Concept by Hyatt, Tokyo hotel with a view

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Just 25 minutes away from Haneda Airport, this Tokyo hotel with a view is the perfect place to recharge at after a long haul flight. The rooms at the Andaz look out to Tokyo Tower and Odaiba island, but the city lights look best from it’s 52nd-floor rooftop bar. From 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. nightly, this well liquored perch serves draught beer, premium sake, and cocktails accented with teas and seasonal fruits.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Atago Shrine steps, historically significant landmark (170 meters)
  • NHK Museum of Broadcasting (350 meters)
  • Nissho Hall, locally renowned music venue (350 meters)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 525 – USD 1,861
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 1-23-4, Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

16. Asakusa View Hotel

Asakusa View Hotel, Tokyo hotel with a view

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Asakusa View’s location in Taito ward beats out most other Tokyo hotels with a view for souvenir shopping. A short walk away from Senso-ji Temple and its iconic thunder gate, it puts guests on the doorstep of countless boutiques, kimino tailors, and mom-n-pop restaurants. Asakusa View complements the idiosyncrasy of its surroundings with a total of eight distinctive bars and restaurants. Head to ICE HOUSE on the 28th floor for after-dinner drinks and an aerial view of Taito’s Edo-era architecture.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Kappabashi Utensils Street, hub for cookware and utensils (270 meters)
  • Tanuki Street, strip of traditional restaurants and kimono sellers (500 meters)
  • Orange Street, one-stop destination for souvenirs and keepsakes (650 meters)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 182 – USD 3,020
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: 3-17-1 Nishiasakusa, Taito, Tokyo, Japan

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Take It All In At These Tokyo Hotels with a View

Tokyo cityscape where night view and river

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Though Japan’s eclectic capital might offer something for everyone, you can’t truly appreciate its unique character until you’ve seen it from the top. Check in to one of these Tokyo hotels with views on your next visit and you’ll see why the view from above elevates every Edo experience.

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