V&T has rounded up six new hotels in Tokyo for 2024. From independent properties to international chain brands, you will be spoilt for choice at every price point.
There are plenty of new Tokyo hotels that are more than just somewhere to sleep – they also offer illuminating experiences with new and established hotels creating exciting concepts, many catering to longer stays and meeting the needs of modern travellers. Think functional, convenient yet still unique to Japan that promises to deepen your travels.
Looking for a unique place to stay? Here are a few upcoming new Tokyo hotels in 2024 vying for your attention.
The concept of Alfit is simply to be “all fit for you”, a hotel offering space and time to meet various guests’ needs. Rooms vary from approximately 14.5 to 45 square meters; décor also varies. The central Akasaka location makes it a great base to explore Tokyo and the stand-up bar is set to become a haunt of savvy locals.
With an increasing range of stay options around Haneda airport, this property offers the essence of the location. The design evokes evolving periods of Tokyo from the past to the future with a concept called “Tokyo Eclectic”. The design elements highlight tradition, handicrafts and the history of the Haneda neighbourhood. A convenient all-day dining restaurant, a bar, and a fitness centre make it ideal for a stopover or short stay.
Location: 10-minute drive from Haneda Airport
Suitable for short and long stays, this property offers a range of apartment types. Facilities include a co-working lounge, a social kitchen, a laundrette, a lobby cafe and a gymnasium. Located in Kyōbashi, a central neighbourhood east of Tokyo Station and one of the city’s oldest commercial districts.
Rooms/Apartments: 140 units
Located in Tokyo’s newest international business hub, and not far from Tokyo Tower, this property offers modern professionals a convenient and comfortable space for rest, work and play. Guestrooms are designed using natural and sustainable materials, blending Japanese elegance with Scandinavian aesthetics.
Guestrooms: 205, including 30 suite rooms.
This new Hyatt opening in Tokyo is one to watch in terms of convenience. Rooms come complete with a comfy living area, a fully fitted kitchen, a washer, a dryer, and a dining/workspace. The rooftop garden, lounge and bar offer communal spaces for residents to socialise and connect. The hotel also has an indoor pool and fitness room.
The Royal Park Group is known for its attention to detail and this property is part of their THE collection. Fun and vivid décor with a theme of “Ginza pop” uses bright colours and patterns borrowed from nearby Kabukiza blended into a bold modern retro design. The hotel embodies the Ginza culture of preserving tradition whilst embracing the future. It’s an expression of old and new that co-exists harmoniously.
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MIMARU Tokyo Pokémon Room
MIMARU offers apartment-style hotels with kitchens in 15 locations in Tokyo’s favourite tourist spots. The Pokémon Room is one of their most popular room types, bursting with adorable little Pokémon designs. With a giant stuffed Snorlax on the bed and Poké Ball tableware, this unique space is irresistible for Pokémon fans. But note, it’s best to book ahead as there are only five Pokémon rooms for each hotel in MIMARU Tokyo Ueno East, MIMARU Tokyo Ginza East, and MIMARU Tokyo Hatchobori.
Stay SAKURA Tokyo Asakusa Yokozuna Hotel
Inspired by the ancient Japanese martial art of sumo wrestling, Stay SAKURA has been renovated into a hotel where sumo wrestling culture can be felt everywhere. Including room plates bearing the names of past grand champions, known as yokozuna. You’ll find a wide range of accommodation: from twin rooms to suites. With some rooms are stocked with official goods from the Japan Sumo Association. A convenient location for sightseeing in Tokyo, just a five-minute walk from Asakusa Station. All rooms have a kitchen and laundry facilities, perfect for long-term stays.
ONSEN RYOKAN YUEN SHINJUKU
Sink into the warmth of the natural hot springs amid the atmosphere of a ryokan, ONSEN RYOKAN YUEN SHINJUKU is a traditional Japanese inn in Tokyo’s heart, just a 20-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station or a seven-minute walk from Shinjuku-gyoemmae Subway Station. The experience of staying in a traditional inn is unique to Japan, fusing classic Japanese and modern sensibilities. The open-air bath on the top floor is only available to hotel guests, where you can drink in the sweeping view of Shinjuku skyscrapers while soaking in hot spring waters brought from the source in Hakone. A wide variety of rooms includes doubles, twins, suites, and universal rooms that are wheelchair accessible.
Opened in April 2023, this Japanese auberge (dining-focused inn) inherits part of a famous restaurant’s historic estate and garden on the outskirts of Tachikawa, about 30 km from Shinjuku in Toyko’s west. Enjoy quality time relaxing in one of Auberge TOKITO hotel’s four guest rooms with open-air baths flowing from a natural hot spring. Yet the hotel’s soul is the dining room, where Michelin-starred chefs create new styles of Japanese cuisine. Taking you on a dining experience that conveys the depth and richness of Japan’s food culture.
The Shubou-Tamajiman guesthouse offers hands-on experiences on the grounds of the Ishikawa Brewery, which has operated since 1863. The idyllic scenery of lush greenery in Fussa is unique to western Tokyo’s Tama area providing a stunning backdrop to this idyllic setting. Amid the warm wood interior of the hotel are 28 capsule bedrooms divided into men’s and women’s sections, with three additional Japanese-style rooms. Plus, a restaurant serving dishes made with local ingredients and sake from Ishikawa Brewery. Beyond the rooms, take a sake brewery tour or a tasting workshop on making fresh toner from salted rice malt.
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Main image: ONSEN RYOKAN YUEN SHINJUKU © Nacasa Partners