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15 Best Luxury Ryokans in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the world’s busiest and most modern cities, but still retains elements of traditional Japanese peace and tranquillity. This is evident in its luxurious ryokans and ryokan hotels, where classic Japanese architecture and furnishings transport you back to old-world Tokyo while also treating you to opulent comforts and convenient locations.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the best of these luxury ryokans in Tokyo. Many of them place you close to some of Tokyo’s top attractions, such as the Imperial Palace, Hanayashiki Amusement Park and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. However, all of them provide utter serenity and a holiday haven to call home.

Luxury Ryokans

Top 8 Luxury Ryokans

Hoshinoya Tokyo

Hoshinoya Tokyo bedroom

Located in the centre of Tokyo’s financial district, the 5-star Hoshinoya Tokyo is a marvel of intimate relaxation, traditional Japanese hospitality and contemporary elegance. The award-winning ryokan is fronted by a modern Zen garden and features natural bamboo decor and welcoming staff dressed in kimonos. The top floor has two hot spring bath halls with indoor and outdoor baths, while the on-site spa has pampering therapies.

The other floors have about six rooms each, along with communal lounges with tatami mats, seasonal teas and confectionary. The ryokans feature paper window screens, small desks, Japanese futons and deep-soaking baths. You can choose from the Kiku (Executive Triple), Yuri (Corner Deluxe King) and the Sakura (Deluxe King). 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • A short walk from the Imperial Palace and Ninomaru Garden.
  • Traditional Japanese craftwork, shoji paper screens and contemporary tatami mats in the Corner Deluxe King.
  • Delicious Nippon cuisine served at the on-site restaurant.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 318 – USD 1,250
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: Chiyoda-ku Otemachi 1-9-1, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Hotel Ryumeikan Ochanomizu Honten

Hotel Ryumeikan Ochanomizu Honten bedroom

Classic Japanese beauty meets modernity and functionality at Hotel Ryumeikan Ochanomizu Honten. The Corner Room is filled with natural light through its shoji paper walls and also features a deep earthenware bath, LCD TV, mini bar and body massage shower. You can also stay in the Standard Room for tatami mats, work desk, bath and bathrobes.

On-site dining is highlighted by the intricate menu of green tea-inspired recipes and fresh local ingredients at Restaurant 1899 OCHANOMIZU. You also have access to a private library, complimentary Wi-Fi and an on-site laundry.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Traditional Japanese decor, such as paper doors and earthenware baths in the ryokans.
  • Surrounded by shops and restaurants, including the Kanda Matsuya soba noodle shop.
  • The unique green tea beer at Restaurant 1899 OCHANOMIZU. 

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 330 – USD 563
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: 3-4 Kanda-surugadai, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Sadachiyo

Sadachiyo bedroom

Experience an Edo-era atmosphere at Sadachiyo, a central ryokan with traditional Japanese meals served on-site, including sashimi, unagi (boiled eel) and pickled vegetables. Don’t forget to soothe your weary muscles in the on-site communal bath, which features a stone bath and wooden bath.

Remember to remove your shoes when you enter your traditional room, all of which boast straw-filled tatami mats, paper walls and doors, complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning and TVs. The surrounding area reveals some of Tokyo’s top attractions, including the historic Hōzōmon gate, Hanayashiki Amusement Park and Asakusa Public Hall. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • A short walk from numerous attractions, restaurants and shops.
  • Authentic Edo-era ryokans with traditional furnishings.
  • Sumptuous Japanese cuisine served on-site for breakfast and dinner. 

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 76 – USD 357
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 2-20-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo, Japan

Ryokan Sawanoya

Ryokan Sawanoya

The award-winning Ryokan Sawanoya creates a welcoming and peaceful environment with its classic interior design and subtle luxuries. You’ll find two Japanese-style baths, one made of timber and one of ceramic, along with a traditional Zen garden and shower room. You also have access to free coffee and tea in the dining room, an on-site laundry and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The rooms at Ryokan Sawanoya feature paper walls, tatami mats, traditional tea areas and, in some, deep-soaking baths. Don’t forget to take advantage of the on-site bicycle rentals, which make sightseeing easier. Outside you’ll find Ueno Zoo, the Yayoi Museum and Tokyo National Museum all within easy cycling or walking distance. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • On-site bicycle rentals and communal baths.
  • Traditional ryokan with authentic rooms and furnishings.
  • An authentic lion dance takes place in the lobby some nights. 

Star Rating: No Rating
Price: USD 50 – USD 149
Guest Rating: 10
Address: 2-3-11 Yanaka Taito-Ku Tokyo, Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan

Edo Sakura

Edo Sakura bedroom

The architect-designed Edo Sakura showcases the traditional architecture of Kyoto while providing exceptional luxury and comfort. The ryokan has a classic tea room serving tea every day, along with a breakfast dining room, public bath and a courtyard with a Zen garden.

You can choose from a range of Japanese-style rooms with air conditioning, Japanese bathrobes, tatami mats, TVs and fridges. These rooms also have tea rooms, while the Deluxe Japanese Room offers views of a Zen garden outside. However, you can also choose to stay in the Western Room for queen-size beds and a work desk. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • A range of Japanese-style and Western rooms.
  • Authentic ryokan facilities, including a tea room and bath house.
  • Located close to restaurants and shops along Kototoi Dori.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 64 – USD 207
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 3-2-13, Shitaya, Taito, Tokyo, Japan

Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu Hotel Tokyo

Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu Hotel Tokyo

Having welcomed guests for more than 80 years, Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu Hotel Tokyo has won over HotelsCombined visitors with its attentive staff and excellent location for shopping. This popular ryokan is also a short walk from Hōzōmon gate, Sensōji Chingodō and the Sumida River. Along with a traditional on-site breakfast of grilled fish and egg dishes, the ryokan features a cypress bath overlooking Tokyo Skytree.

The Deluxe Suite offers Japanese-style accommodation with two rooms on the sixth floor overlooking Senso-ji Temple. The Deluxe Suite, Suite and Standard Room come with paper doors, tatami mats and tea rooms, while the Single Room provides cost-friendly Western-style accommodation.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • A range of Japanese and Western rooms to suit all travellers.
  • Located near the Nakamise shopping street.
  • Indulgent on-site bath overlooking the city.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 81 – USD 342
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: 1-31-11 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo, Japan

Ryokan Kamogawa Asakusa

Ryokan Kamogawa Asakusa

A few streets back from the Sumida River, Ryokan Kamogawa Asakusa provides an old-world ambience within one of Tokyo’s top shopping neighbourhoods. The first floor features a large Japanese-style bath with complimentary skin lotions, along with the on-site restaurant serving delicious Japanese-inspired breakfasts.

All the rooms showcase classic Japanese comforts, such as tatami mats, kimonos, tea rooms and paper doors. The Superior Single Room is ideal for solo travellers and the Deluxe Room can accommodate five guests, while the Superior Room is perfect for couples. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Surrounded by popular restaurants and sights, including the Portrait Studio and Asakusa Public Hall.
  • Japanese futon beds, tatami mats and summer kimonos in the rooms.
  • Both Japanese and Western-style breakfasts served in the on-site restaurant.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 69 – USD 439
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 1-30-10, Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo, Japan

Miyabiyado Takemine

Miyabiyado Takemine

Enjoy luxury and comfort in Miyabiyado Takemine, a stylish ryokan with attentive service that extends to handmade Japanese lunches and dinners served directly to your room. The ryokan also provides a complimentary smart phone in every room and a cosy lounge area for chilling out.

Soak up traditional Japanese architecture in the various rooms, including the Superior Room with Tatami Area and Standard Room with Tatami Area. The Premium Rooms also feature private open-air baths, while the Compact Double Room has more of a Western influence.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The king-size futon, tea room and open-air bath in the Premium King Room.
  • Gourmet Japanese cuisine served straight to your room.
  • A short walk from Nishizaka Park and Shimo-Ochiai Yachō-no-mori Park.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 106 – USD 540
Guest Rating: 8.6
Address: Nakaochiai 1-1-3, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Hotel Location

Luxury Ryokan Hotels

Top 7 Luxury Ryokan Hotels

The Tokyo Station Hotel

The Tokyo Station Hotel bedroom

Part of the enormous Tokyo Station transport, shopping and dining complex, The Tokyo Station Hotel is a picture of classic luxury. Its opulent guest rooms and suites combine Asian and Victorian influences, providing vaulted ceilings, light-filled windows antique-style furnishings. The two-storey Maisonette rooms offer city views, while the suites feature spacious lounge and dining areas.

On-site dining ranges from French cuisine at Restaurant Blanc Rouge and Northern Italy dishes at Ristorante & Bar Enoteca Norio to seasonal seafood at Sushi AOYAGI. You can work out in the state-of-the-art gym, indulge in pampering spa treatments at Spa Tokione or soak in the Japanese-style baths. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Opulent Victorian-inspired rooms and suites with plush bedding.
  • Located in the centre of Tokyo near the Imperial Palace.
  • The unique ELEMIS spa therapies at Spa Tokione. 

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: USD 300 – USD 2,020
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Hotel Niwa Tokyo

Hotel Niwa Tokyo bedroom

Positioned near the Kanda River, Hotel Niwa Tokyo features boutique accommodations blending Western and Japanese styles. The Standard Rooms offer budget-friendly accommodation with LCD TVs, shoji window screens and baths, while the Superior Double offers wider bed and the Comfort room has a seating area and balcony. Alternatively, stay in the Premium room for a Jacuzzi.

You can dine on site at Lieu, which serves French-inspired dishes, or at Yukuri, which has authentic Japanese cuisine. The hotel also offers a pair of function rooms, a business centre, gym and refresh lounge with massage chairs. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The authentic Kaiseki dinners at Yukuri.
  • Across the river from Tokyo Dome City theme park and mall.
  • Two flexible meeting rooms for business travellers.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 63 – USD 443
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 1-1-16 Kanda Misaki-cho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower

Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower bedroom

The modern Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower is ideal for business and leisure travellers with its numerous banquet and meeting rooms and on-site restaurants. Dining options include the 19th-floor Japanese restaurant, Horikawa, and the 20th-floor Southern Tower Dining restaurant.

All the rooms at Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower have luxe furnishings and large windows overlooking the city. Stay in the compact Single Room or enjoy extra space in the Executive Room, which has a seating area, walls of windows and a two-metre-wide bed. Alternatively, the King Room offers views of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden or city skyscrapers.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Delicious Chinese fare and sweeping city views in the New York-style China Grill Xenlon Tokyo.
  • Located close to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and the Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum.
  • The extra-wide bed and panoramic city views in the Executive Room. 

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 140 – USD 623
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 2-2-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba bedroom

Experience a unique side of Tokyo at the 4-star Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba, which sits on the harbour overlooking Tokyo Bay. This stylish hotel features a range of on-site facilities, including a flower shop, fitness centre, gift shop and the indulgent Sanatio Spa. There are more than 10 restaurants and bars covering a range of cuisines, including Japanese, Cantonese and Italian.

The Regular Floor, from the 6th to the 24th floor, features cost-friendly Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and Luxury Rooms with modern furnishings and city views. The Executive Floor, from the 25th to the 28th floor, features Authentic Style rooms and Breeze Style rooms. The former blend Western and Asian influences, while the latter overlook the water. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The Tokyo Bay views, Jacuzzi and dining table in the Royal Suite Room.
  • The seasonal swimming pool with sun loungers.
  • Travel goods, fashion, flowers and beauty products sold in on-site boutiques.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 99 – USD 1,245
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 2-6-1, Daiba, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo

Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo

Looking for traditional Japanese accommodation in a luxurious and modern hotel? Stay in one of the Ryumeikan Premium rooms at Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo. All of these rooms have tatami mats and sliding paper doors, while the Suite Room also has city vistas and a unique Japanese bath.

Take advantage of the on-site facilities, including the guest laundry service, Japanese tea room and business centre. Enjoy classic Japanese cuisine at the on-site restaurant, Hanagoyomi, which features Japanese-style tables with tatami mats. Outside the hotel, you’ll find Tokyo Station and the historic Ikkoku Bridge Stone Marker for Lost Children.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Well-connected to the rest of Tokyo via Tokyo Station.
  • Boutique Japanese-style rooms and Western-style rooms.
  • Gourmet on-site dining with fresh seafood at Hanagoyomi. 

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 126 – USD 401
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 1-3-22, Yaesu, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan

Park Hotel Tokyo

Park Hotel Tokyo is an art-inspired hotel that showcases Japanese traditions and culture with informative exhibits in its atrium. It also highlights the culinary arts of Tokyo at its on-site restaurants and features rooms adorned in unique murals created by artists staying at the hotel. Check out the ART Lounge for light bites or The Society for over 100 kinds of single malt whisky.

The affordable Standard Rooms feature mini bars, slippers, work desks and large windows, including the Park Suite, which also comes with views of Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Bay. Alternatively, stay in one of the individually-designed Artist Rooms, such as the Artist Room Zen, which has been inspired by the spirit of Zen. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Unique artist-designed rooms with authentic Japanese inspirations and influences.
  • Multiple on-site restaurants and bars.
  • Located next to the Edo period-inspired Hamarikyu Gardens.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 133 – USD 445
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Shiodome Media Tower 1-7-1 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku

JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku bedroom

Boasting a serene ambience in the middle of Tokyo, JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku features inviting rooms with large, sundrenched windows, cosy bedding and large Japanese-style baths. The modern rooms cater to a range of travellers, from the Standard Single and Standard Double to the Standard Twin and Deluxe Twin with a sitting area.

Along with complimentary Wi-Fi and an on-site laundry, the hotel features local artwork and a fine-dining restaurant serving a buffet breakfast and Japanese-inspired dinners. Outside you’ll find a range of alluring neighbourhoods, such as the Shinjuku Golden Gai, where you can find cosy taverns down narrow alleys. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Caters to various types of travellers with its single, double and twin rooms.
  • Close to exciting neighbourhoods and attractions.
  • On-site art gallery and restaurant. 

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 126 – USD 554
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 2-6-2, Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Hotel Location

Utter Indulgence in Tokyo’s Ryokans

Whether you want to stay in a traditional ryokan or prefer to mix Western with Japanese styles in a ryokan hotel, Tokyo has a wealth of luxury accommodation options to keep you pampered and cosy. These ryokans and ryokan hotels often provide authentic Japanese furnishings, along with on-site dining, nearby attractions and attentive staff.

Which ryokan or ryokan hotel appeals to you? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Ben Stower

I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.

Ben Stower
I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.
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