Hot on the travel radar right now, Japan and its glittering capital are perfect for honeymooners and romance-seekers. Spectacular dining, entertainment, scenery and shopping – Tokyo has it all. For a post-wedding getaway or loved-up escape in the city, cap everything off by booking a room at one of these incredible hotels.
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Tucked away in the centre of Tokyo’s buzzing Otemachi district you’ll find a hideaway that’s just as sumptuous as it is tranquil. The city’s first luxury five-star rykoan, HOSHINOYA Tokyo fuses traditional Japanese culture with contemporary style to offer a truly unique escape. Think expert craftsmanship intertwined with high-tech amenities, plus touches like low futon beds, sliding paper screens and onsen baths.
Housed in an 18-storey skyscraper, HOSHINOYA is where you can relax in hot spring waters on the 17th floor before retreating to one of 84 luxe guest rooms. With tatami floors, custom-made furniture, plush beds and all the mod-cons (including glass in the bathrooms that frost at the flick of a switch), each room is connected to a traditional ochanomga lounge, laden with seasonal teas and confectionery. Top off a stay here by enjoying French-inspired cuisine made with Japanese ingredients at HOSHINOYA’s mood-lit restaurant.
Not far from HOSHINOYA Toyko and just minutes from icons like the Imperial Palace, Aman Tokyo has plenty to entice luxury-lovers. Encompassing the top six floors of a 38-storey skyscraper, this sleek retreat is blessed with some of Tokyo’s best views – especially from its 30-metre pool (feature image).
Keeping with Aman’s signature minimalist style, its Tokyo offering pairs wood, paper and stone accents with excellent modern design. The result is calming, elegant and exactly what you seek out for a luxury Japanese honeymoon. Claim one of Aman’s 85 spacious guest rooms (the smallest option is 71 square-metres) for yourselves, decked out with stone baths, daybeds and tatami mats. And though tempting, don’t spend your whole stay here – test out each of the hotel’s fantastic dining options and visit the sun-drenched spa that spans over two whole floors. Heaven.
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi
Synonymous with glamour and stellar service, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi offers a boutique hotel stay close to all the city’s action. With exciting bars, shopping, dining and nightlife at your fingertips, it’s a sensational base for enjoying it all. Undeniably cosmopolitan in design, this dazzling escape keeps the atmosphere warm with metallic furnishings, glowing lighting and dark woods. Add to this floor-to-ceiling windows that reveal amazing views and it’s no surprise that the hotel is beloved by travellers.
With a clean and modern look, the hotel’s 57 boutique-style rooms and nine suites live up to the Four Seasons’ standard – expect plush carpets, high-quality bedding and plenty of helpful tech. Don’t leave without unwinding in a onsen-style stone bath in the spa, or dining at MOTIF RESTAURANT & BAR on the seventh floor. Overlooking Tokyo Station, the restaurant celebrates ‘farm to table’ cuisine (much of the produce used comes from Hokkaido in northern Japan) and is a wonderful spot for toasting the occasion.
The Peninsula Tokyo
If location is one of the top things you look for when booking accommodation, spend your honeymoon at The Peninsula Tokyo. Situated opposite the Imperial Palace and Hibiya Park, the five-star hotel is also within minutes’ walk of the Ginza shopping capital – perfect for picking up a momento from your travels.
Inspired by a Japanese lantern, The Peninsula’s rose-hued tower houses opulent touches like marble walkways and eye-catching artworks, plus 314 grand guest rooms and suites. Featuring marble and natural stone bathrooms (with separate rain showers and deep soak baths), bamboo-woven ceilings, and breathtaking views, they offer a truly indulgent stay.
One last delightful touch? Couples can enjoy a complimentary chauffuer-driven MINI Cooper S Clubman for three hours each day and organise an airport transfer in one of the hotel’s Rolls-Royce vehicles. If you’d prefer to not stray too far, though, there’s an array of sophisticated dining options to check out, plus an acclaimed spa and 20-metre swimming pool.
Park Hyatt Tokyo
You really can’t talk about romantic Tokyo hotels without mentioning this world-famous offering. Mostly known for its sophisticated New York Bar that Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray frequented in Lost in Translation, the 52-storey Park Hyatt Tokyo takes in 360-degree views of the city and Mt Fuji. Top-class gourmet dining options, a fantastic spa and an impressive pool-with-a-view add to the list of reasons to book a stay.
After a day spent exploring the vibrant entertainment district of Shinjuku, return to one of the hotel’s 177 guest rooms or 23 suites to experience a private haven of luxury. Walk-in closets, high-tech amenities and furnishings, and more sigh-inducing views will make you feel like A-listers on a post-wedding getaway. Sounds ideal, no?
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