Otemachi Tower, 1-5-6 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Photo courtesy of Aman, Tokyo
Aman, TokyoThe first true city property for the minimalist luxury hotel brand, this 84-room hotel occupies the top six floors of the Otemachi Tower, in the Otemachi financial district. The design uses traditional Japanese materials like camphor wood, washi paper, and stone, while the centerpiece of the lobby is a 100-foot architectural element that climbs six floors through the heart of the building and re-creates the interior of a Japanese paper lantern. At its base sits a tranquil inner garden. All accommodations come with a large furo, the deep-soaking tub that is a key component of the Japanese bathing ritual, and panoramic views, including those of the Imperial Palace Gardens. The Resident’s Library is lined with books on Japanese art and culture, and it also displays some Japanese artifacts.