What are the best boutique hotels in Tokyo?

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Sandra Barron

The Claska must make any list of Tokyo’s boutique hotels. It’s as up-to-the-minute stylish on the inside as it is deceptively bland on the outside. Clean lines and fresh materials with a modern Japanese feel are the rule. There are even rooms designed with the playful, idiosyncratic touch of local designers for a more personalized feel.
Granbell  can’t be beat for location or style. Staying right in the middle of Shibuya means you don’t have to worry about rushing back for the last train. Rooms are cleverly designed to maximize space, and all feature quirky designer touches, like unexpected fabric and wall decor pairings.
The Agnes Hotel is tucked away in a residential part of Kagurazaka, a wonderful old traditional neighborhood that combines kimono shops with creperies and wine bars. This is a quiet retreat that boasts a homey feel for short or long-term visitors.

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