Tokyo Boutique Hotels

by Mary Freeman
Boutique hotels punctuate Tokyo's slick skyline.

Boutique hotels punctuate Tokyo's slick skyline.

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Tourists know the capital of Japan for its chic, futuristic and minimalist style. Tokyo's boutique hotels capture the city's charm and style: Clean lines, muted colors and hip styling typify boutique hotels in Tokyo. Most of the accommodations in the capital of the Eastern world are luxury hotels, resorts and budget hotels, but boutiques may be found if you know where to look.

The B Akasaka

The B Akasaka aims for more of a budget-oriented clientele than most of the other boutique hotels in Tokyo. With minimalistic room design, this boutique was designed with efficiency in mind. A spa is available for guest use, and massage work can be ordered to your room. An Italian restaurant is adjoined to the hotel, and a laundromat is located in the lobby. The B is centrally located in Tokyo, nearby two subway stations, and within walking distance of shopping centers and theaters for entertainment.

Conrad Tokyo

The Conrad is on top of 37 floors of a skyscraper in the district of Shiodome. The lobby and many rooms offer expansive views of the surrounding area of Tokyo. The modern-classical style is predominant throughout all 290 rooms, with chic-looking furniture, fixtures and decoration. Four restaurants, two of them Gordon Ramsey restaurants, and a bar accompany the hotel's complimentary breakfasts. Conrad guests may use the spa and fitness center, as well as the indoor pool, outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, parking service and dry-cleaning service.

Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel

The Tokyu Hotel occupies floors 19 to 40 in the Cerulean Tower. The hotel largely appeals to Westerners, and English is commonly spoken. Because of its lofty altitude, the Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel offers sweeping, panoramic views of the Shibuya district, and sometimes even Mount Fiji. Fine dining and a lounge dwell on the 40th floor, and the first couple of stories of the Cerulean Tower have multiple restaurants. The Tokyu Hotel also has a beauty salon, fitness center, sauna, room service and babysitting by request.

Claska

Claska only has 12 rooms, meaning that a reservation months in advance is required to stay at the exclusive boutique hotel. This hotel is chic, elegant, modern and hip -- qualities that are clear in the furnishing and detailing throughout the Claska. There are two types of rooms at this hotel: Western and tatami style. Tatami rooms have traditional Japanese flooring and come with mats for sitting. The lobby's bar and lounge are often filled with locals and guests, and the hotel's restaurant serves contemporary Japanese food.

About the Author

Mary Freeman is a freelance writer. She has held several editorial positions at the print publication, "The Otter Realm." She traveled throughout Europe, which ultimately resulted in an impromptu move to London, where she stayed for eight months. This life experience inspired her to pursue travel writing. Freeman received a degree in human communication from California State University.

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