What are the best places to stay in Tokyo?

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As with other major cities in Japan, Tokyo offers a variety of accommodations to fit every taste and need, from traditional ryokan (Japanese-style inns) to luxurious hotels. Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest you stay at these top Tokyo hotels:
 
1. The Peninsula Tokyo. Set in the posh Marunouchi district and just down from the Imperial Palace, the Peninsula is one of Tokyo’s most posh locales. Contemporary guest room with modern accents offer views of Hibiya Park and Imperial Gardens. You’re just steps from Ginza, or stay in and enjoy one of the five gourmet restaurants onsite.
 
2. Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi.  A boutique hotel in Chiyoda, the Four Seasons boasts just 57 spacious and luxurious hotel rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, a 3D/Blu-ray TVs, accompanying surround sound and wireless Internet access in every room. The luxe hotel has a traditional onsen bath, a fitness center with stellar city views, and an intimate spa with a variety of signature massages, body treatments and facials.
 
3. Park Hyatt Tokyo. Fans of Lost in Translation will love staying at the Shinjuku hotel from the 2003 movie. The Park Hyatt occupies the top 14 floors of Shinjuku Park Tower, giving rooms spectacular views of the city. This modern hotel boasts 177 spacious rooms and 23 suites with plasma TVs, free wireless Internet access, deep bathtubs with separate showers.
 
4. Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo. A serene oasis in the middle of the city, the Mandarin Oriental offers understated luxury and elegance. Rooms, which are done in earth tones, are filled with every modern convenience and many offer panoramic city views. The highly rated spa is the place to indulge in treatments inspired by Western and Eastern culture.
 
5. The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo. Set in the Roppongi District, The Ritz-Carlton will give you one of the best views of the city, since the hotel resides in the tallest building in Tokyo, the 53-story Midtown Tower. Our favorite place to take in the vista is from the hotel’s 46th-floor ESPA spa.

6. Palace Hotel Tokyo. An iconic fixture on the city’s luxury hotel scene since it first opened its doors in 1961, the Palace Hotel took the bold step of knocking down the entire building during a three-year redesign and replacing it with a gleaming new 23-story tower (290 rooms, 10 restaurants and spas) that opened in 2012.

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