1 Chome-12-33 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 107-0052, Japan
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ANA InterContinentalIn the ARK Hills development at the intersection of the Akasaka, Roppongi, and Kasumigaseki districts (hence the name ARK), this 37-story tower is geared toward business travelers, but there’s plenty to keep leisure vacationers entertained. Interiors meld clean, simple design with touches of glam—contemporary rooms come in soothing creams and browns with brass accents; those on the upper floors impress with picture windows overlooking Mount Fuji. Guests have their choice of seven restaurants, including three offering traditional Japanese fare from sushi to teppanyaki and one helmed by Michelin-darling French chef Pierre Gagnaire, but there’s also a library, bar, open-air swimming pool, and spa for those who overwhelmed by Tokyo’s dizzying streets. Visitors pressed for time can book an executive helicopter flight service to Narita, departing next to the hotel with a flight time of 12 minutes.