Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
This property in Shibuya City, the Silicon Valley of Tokyo
, opened in 2001 in the area’s tallest skyscraper. Interiors mix Western and Japanese aesthetics. Simple, unfussy guest rooms are located on floors 19 through 37 of the 184-meter, stone Cerulean Tower and have calming colors; some have unobstructed views of Mount Fuji in the distance. The gorgeous, flowing stone garden in front of the lobby is the handiwork of celebrated landscaper Shunmyo Masuno. The property also has a Noh theater, typically unheard of in a hotel. Noh is the oldest traditional theater art still performed in Japan; guests can tour the theater on days when no performances are scheduled.