Cool, High-Tech Tokyo Hotels
Tokyo is famous for its high tech and modern atmosphere. This technology driven city is filled with energy and lights. Movies like "Lost in Translation" poke fun at the sometimes extraordinary tech amenities found in luxury hotels throughout the city. If you're hoping to experience some of this culture yourself, below we've recommended four hotels that won't disappoint. From surround-sound systems to electronically controlled blinds, you'll quickly be overwhelmend with the fun gadgets found in these hotels.
1-8-1 Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku ,
The Peninsula Hotel is, perhaps, the most famous "high tech" hotel in Tokyo. It tops many lists of world famous hotels for it's integration of technology and modern amenities. The hotel offers such impressive amenities as bedside curtain controls, nail polish dryers, a 24 hour electronics service department, in-room Internet radio, and ambiance controls. These high tech rooms are even so connected that the television will mute when the phone rings.
The rooms themselves are large and elegantly designed. They offer some of the best views of the city and look out on the Imperial Palace Gardens and Hibiya Park. Interior decorator Yuko Hashimoto has decorated the rooms with earth tones, natural woods, and marble to give an elegant, yet functional design.
The hotel is conveniently located in the business district of Marunouchi, right across from the Imperial Palace. It's a short walk from the shopping capital of Ginza and is surrounded by a vibrant and active neighborhood.
6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-Ku ,
In total this hotel offers 387 rooms and suites that are eached designed with a modern style and state of the art amenities. The Japanese style fitness center has a hot tub, Panasonic massage chairs, a sauna and more. There are also in room electronic controls for the blinds, and lighting. The bathrooms also come equipped with their own televisions.
This luxury Tokyo hotel is located in the Roppongi district, which is famous as the international part of the city with strong influences from business, culture, fashion, and fun. You can easily reach the shopping district of Ginza as well as the city's government district in Kasumigaseki. It's also an hour and a half by bus from Narita International Airport and less than an hour from Haneda Airport.
There is also a popular and delicious restaurant on site. The Oak Door Restaurant has wood-burning ovens and impressive cuisine. If you're looking for a more casual dining experience you can try the French Kitchen, which is also delicious. Other amenities available to guests include a red granite stone swimming pool, business facilities, and meeting rooms.
1-6-3 Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku ,
This family-friendly hotel is dramatically located in a state of the art skyscraper in Tokyo. It occupies the 24th to the 38th floors of the Shiodome Tower and the rooms offer breathtaking views of the city. Guests can also reach the Shimbashi and Shiodome subway stations through an underpass. It's located near the Hamarikyu Garden, Tsukiji Fish Market, and Mitsukoshi. Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, this hotel is ideally located.
The rooms are a little small but are kept very clean and comfortable. There is a strong focus on detail and guests can enjoy everything from an in room massage chair to modern furnishings. The rooms themselves are also incredibly quiet and you can sleep comfortably in the cotton pajamas that are provided to guests. Other amenities include business facilities, meeting rooms, laundry facilities and more. There are also restaurants found on the 1st, 24th, and 25th floors. In total there are five restaurants and a bar and lounge area available to guests.
1-11-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku ,
This luxury hotel is small and personal, with only 57 impressive rooms. The staff provides individualized service and personal care. The rooms have floor to ceiling windows that provide plenty of natural light. Every room also has a 3D/Blu-ray built in television with a surround-sound system and Blue tooth. The rooms are furnished in a contemporary style and there are many different luxury touches.
The hotel is split between 6 floors of a glass tower in the Marunouchi central business district. It's also just a few blocks from the Imperial Palace and is directly connected to Tokyo Station. You can easily access the Ginza shopping district as well as many of the city's top tourist attractions. You can also arrange for a 2-day hike to the top of Mt Fuji through the hotel. You'll have a personal guide and a once in a lifetime experience. If you're hanging out in the city, the hotel's chefs will be happy to prepare a picnic lunch for you.
Other amenities available to guests include a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center and plenty of kid friendly activities. Guests have free use of PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo games. The whole family will be happy and impressed with your stay at this state-of-the-art hotel.
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