The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

Tokyo's sky-high tower
VERIFIED LUXURY
The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo towers over Roppongi, the city’s pulsating nightlife district. The hotel takes up residence on the top nine floors of the 53-story Tokyo Midtown, one of the city’s tallest buildings.

Its location means that the luxe hotel delivers amazing views, whether you’re having the popular afternoon tea in the airy 45th-floor art-deco-influenced Lobby Lounge while overlooking the Shinjuku district or enjoying desserts and cordials in the 53rd-floor Club Level lounge with Mount Fuji in the backdrop.

If you’re mesmerized by The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo’s views, make them the scenery for your wedding day. The hotel’s chapel, which is filled with wood and Swarovski-crystal-embellished artwork, overlooks Hinoki-cho Park.

Another way to see the skyline is from the 21,000-square-foot spa. Perched on the 46th floor, the ESPA spa lets you soak the surroundings in the circular hot tubs and the 66-foot-long pool. Though you won’t care too much about the view when you’re getting pampered by two therapists in the four-handed Harmony Massage.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The dramatic vistas alone will warrant a visit to Tokyo’s highest building, no matter if you admire them from one of the restaurants, the spa or your elegant guest room.
  • Hinokizaka maintains separate dining areas for each of its Japanese specialties (sushi, teppanyaki, etc.), but try a private dinner in its more than 100-year-old Japanese teahouse.
  • Azure 45 is one of Tokyo’s top French restaurants. It adds a Japanese flair to dishes like spring vegetable ravioli with hamaguri clam jus, and roaster pigeon de racan, gorgeously plated with braised cabbage.
  • The hotel’s experience curator arranges unique trips for guests. For example, meet sumo wrestlers during their morning training and then share a special chanko nabe breakfast with them, or have the curator help you navigate the bustling Tsukiji, one of the largest fish markets in the world.
  • Unwind with the 46th-floor panoramas at The Spa at Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo. Try the Sakura, a tailored massage that takes inspiration from the cherry blossom's cycle and uses rose quartz crystals and warm essential oils to loosen tight muscles.
Things to Know
  • Ride in style: the hotel’s limousine service will transport you in a Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
  • Aside from housing the hotel, Tokyo Midtown also encompasses Suntory Art Museum, Midtown Garden and Hinokicho Park (a great place to see the spring cherry blossoms).
  • The newest addition to The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo's impressive culinary suite is La Boutique, a trendy 45th-floor sweets shop helmed by celebrated French pastry chef Jimmy Boulay. Be sure to try the fruit-flavored cube cakes, which come in a rainbow of hues and flavors that change with the seasons. 
The Rooms
  • Imbued with sage, yellow and tan shades, the contemporary rooms come with featherbeds topped with Frette linens, flat-screen televisions with CD/DVD players, and a bedside panel that controls the drapes, the lights and the “do not disturb” sign.
  • One of our favorite touches is the postcard that’s propped near the windows. It shows a wide panorama of the view before you and points out all of the notable landmarks.
  • Decorated with a mix of medium wood and handsome forest green and cream marble, the spacious bathrooms come with a pair of vanities, a tub, a shower with rainforest fixtures and perfumed Asprey toiletries.
  • We’re partial to the Club Level rooms, which are larger than the rest and give you a dedicated concierge. Plus, you get access to that aforementioned lounge, which sits on the top floor of the hotel.
  • For accommodations that really reflect the destination, book the Japanese Carlton Suite, which has two rooms whose floors are lined with tatami mats, and it has traditional shoji doors as well as a Japanese-style futon bed.
The Restaurants
  • Azure 45 will dazzle you with 45th-floor vistas of the Eiffel Tower-like Tokyo Tower and the city, but the meticulous modern French fare will impress you even more. Chef de cuisine Shintaro Miyazaki makes use of the fresh catch from the Kanazawa and world-famous Tsukiji fish markets and centers the menu around seafood.
  • Towers gives you a glimpse of Tokyo Tower and Skytree (nab the Chef’s Tower table for a great vista of both skyline standouts) while you nosh on classic steaks and grilled fare. Go there for the American-style weekend brunch, which includes a table-side risotto service.
  • If you want Japanese food, Hinokizaka serves it in any way you could want. It offers teppanyaki, sushi, tempura and kaiseki (a traditional Japanese multicourse meal).
  • Seek out The Ritz-Carlton Café and Deli for some of the housemade chocolate. Or head out to the terrace to watch the shoppers in Tokyo Midtown while savoring a softball-sized cream puff or the café’s own take on the cronut.
  • Make a beeline for The Bar and order whiskey, Tokyo’s liquor of choice. The Bar keeps about 120 different whiskey selections on offer, and it provides private bottle lockers for its VIP guests.
Amenities
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Bar
Gym
House car
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Restaurants
Spa
Getting There
Tokyo Midtown 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6245 Japan
TEL81-3-3423-8000
NEARBY AIRPORT(S)
HND (20-28 min)   NRT (1 h-1 h 15 min)  
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