Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi
Guests arriving by train can expect a memorable welcome: staff of this hotel located right by Tokyo Station, the terminal for Shinkansen, Narita Express, and all major Bullet trains, will meet visitors on their arrival platform and escort them to the property. The smallest Four Seasons in the world, it resides on seven floors of the 31-story Pacific Century Place Marunouchi Tower. Rooms are done up in modern, minimalist decor, and furnishings mix wood, stone, and tactile fabrics. All accommodations come with 3-D televisions.
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The hotel is in the heart of the Marunouchi business district, surrounded by office towers and buildings. The Imperial Palace and its gardens are a short walk away, and the hotel concierge can map out a five-kilometer running loop of the palace’s moat. The Renaissance Tokyo Station is a pretty landmark right by the hotel, while the shops and diversions of Ginza lie just to the south.
Need to Know
Rooms: 51 rooms, 6 suites. From $450. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options: Motif Restaurant and Bar, launched in April 2015 and designed by Andre Fu, has three sections. The Social Salon offers farm-to-table French fare using Japanese ingredients; Living Room has more casual dishes, afternoon tea, and cocktails; Gastronomic Gallery serves buffet breakfast, à la carte lunches, and tapas-style dinners. Spa and gym details: The spa has two treatment rooms and a steam sauna, jet showers, and traditional onsen bath. The gym is open 24 hours.
Who’s it for: Four Seasons junkies; wealthy Asians; corporate bigwigs; habitual train users. Our favorite rooms: One-bedroom suites have 270-degree corner views of Tokyo and egg-shaped bathtubs. If traveling with kids: Advise the hotel, so staff can stock child-size bathrobes in the room.