The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo | Hotel Review

The views at Ritz Carlton Tokyo are legendary and unmatched.

Name: Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

Location: Tokyo Midtown 9 Chome-7-1 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan

Price: $300+ per night
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Property:

  • 360-degree panoramic views of Tokyo including Tokyo Tower and Mt. Fuji
  • 245 rooms and suites
  • Sky lobby on 45th floor
  • Multiple restaurants for every budget and preference
  • Beautiful lounge & bar
  • Café
  • Spa & Fitness center with fabulous views
  • Event facilities including wedding chapel

Best tip: Upgrade to a club room for access to the 53rd-floor club lounge which includes INCREDIBLE views and 5 complimentary meals a day.

Stay here if…
...you want incredible views of Tokyo
....you want an upscale experience
...you love luxury

Overview of my stay at Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

I have been lucky enough to stay at beautiful hotels all around the world and am amazed that Ritz-Carlton is still the best around blowing its competition clear out of the water. They know how to take care of you on a personal level without seeming pretentious. Most importantly it always feels comfortable and quickly becomes a home away from home. My every need was met times ten. Add in a superb location, a comfy bed, and fast flawless WiFi and you have yourself a perfect hotel. Read on for more details on why you should 100% stay at the Ritz-Carlton.

Checking into Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

Enjoying breakfast in the Club Level Lounge

Enjoying breakfast in the Club Level Lounge

We arrived very early (close to 9 am) to the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo expecting to drop our bags at the front desk and return closer to check in time. Upon entering the immense lobby and reception floor - located on floor 45 - our jaws dropped at the insane view. The entire space is glorious with high ceilings and panorama windows. The front desk informed us we had been upgraded to a club room and our check-in was even further up in the 53rd-floor club lounge.

We took the elevator up a couple of floors, with a kind employee helping us with our bags, and were welcomed with more amazing views. The club level was intimate yet upscale and provided us with personal check-in service. While our room was personalized with finishing touches we were brought fresh hot towels to refresh us and told to help ourselves to breakfast. First impressions are key and you will not be disappointed at Ritz-Carlton Tokyo.

Our bags were whisked off to our room while the staff quickly checked us in. Instead of sitting at a desk to check in we were encouraged to enjoy a full meal and soak in the phenomenal views which happen to be the highest in all of Tokyo. Not long after a waiter quietly set our keys down at our table, signaling our room was ready whenever we were. 

The room at Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

Can't get enough of this view at Ritz-Carlton Tokyo!

Can't get enough of this view at Ritz-Carlton Tokyo!

The rooms at Ritz-Carlton Tokyo do not disappoint. Asia is known for small rooms, and especially in a city like Tokyo where space is limited, I had no expectations for spreading out. Ritz-Carlton jerks this trend and you are treated to rich mahogany walls with a large entryway, bedroom, and sitting area. The bathroom, done in pure marble is also spacious with both a tub and shower to take advantage of. 

My (amazing and talented) photographer Rabia and I each had our own closet in the room as well as our own vanity in the bathroom. We shared a huge king size bed and were each provided with soft linen Ritz-Carlton pajamas at night as well as slippers and bathrobes. We were also welcomed to the room with a variety of sweets from the chef. 

The views are what makes this place unbelievable and unique. Our room overlooked the sprawling city and electronic shades made viewing them quite easy. There are so many different style rooms to choose from at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, you can find out about each unique room here.

Wifi at Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

I can't complain at all. Wifi speeds were flawless and it was quick and easy to connect. I answered emails, researched activities and even streamed Netflix on the wifi.

Dining at Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

The food doesn't disappoint at the Ritz Carlton Tokyo

Due to time constraints, we never had the chance to eat at any of the hotels six (!!) restaurants and I deeply regret that. But sacrifices must be made in a city with so much to do like Tokyo. Ritz-Carlton Tokyo does offer a wide variety of restaurants and it's safe to say there is something for everyone. Find out about dining options more here. 

What we did do was take full advantage of the club level. Both days we were there right as it opened at 7 am. The club level offers five full meals each day. All are served buffet style, with la carte options as well. The food was consistently prepared to our liking and dietary restrictions (we are both pescatarians) were noted before we even arrived. 

Why you need to upgrade to a club room at Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

While any room at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo will amaze you I highly recommend upgrading to the club level rooms. Not only are the views incredible from your actual room (and from your bed!) but you also are allowed access to the Club level which is an elevated experience not to be missed on its own. 

From the moment you arrive, you are given personal service. Skip the line at check in on the 43rd floor and head straight to your own personal check-in desk on the 53rd. Enjoy coffee and food while your bags are brought up and keys are made for you. You are also offered complimentary pressing service upon arrival. Every time you visit, hot towels are dispensed the second you sit down and coffee or tea is brought to you as you relax and relish in the views. 

The Club Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton has just been recently upgraded and features four distinctly unique spaces – reception, garden terrace, dining room, and library lounge. It is located on the top floor and on clear days you can view stunning Mount Fuji. Also, special afternoon tea service is offered to guests during their Club level stay (3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday).

Is the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo a good location?

Rest assured that you are in a superb location when staying at Ritz-Carlton Tokyo. You will be staying in the trendy Roppongi District - home to foreign embassies and locals walking away in Chanel and Gucci. The subway was extremely convenient and no matter your budget you should definitely use it while in Tokyo! I loved the short walk to the Roppongi station and was happy to find this station connects you with some of the best sites in Tokyo. I zipped around the city and didn't have trouble coming back to the Ritz at midday to freshen up. Something that is key for me when I am spending long days sightseeing.

You can find full directions to the hotel - from anywhere in Tokyo - here.

Pictures of Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

Final Thoughts

Stay here. Stay here. Stay here. Book your stay at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo here.

Also, don't be too overwhelmed. I know planning for Japan can feel like a lot but once you are there it is actually quite easy to get around and choose things to do. Enjoy it!

One last thing... even though researching ahead of time is great, I definitely recommend bringing a guidebook along with you. Here are some books I recommend...

A super common question I get is: what camera do I use for my travels. The body is a Nikon D3300 and this is the wide angle lens I use and love - I am seriously obsessed with it. 

My full guide that includes all the camera gear I take on every trip is here.

 

And of course, if you have any questions DO NOT hesitate to reach out to me via Instagram, Twitter, or just shoot me an email (tessajuliette@gmail.com). 

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