10 Best New Hotels Opening in Tokyo 2023

From sky-high luxury to charming neighborhood boutiques, these are the best new Tokyo accommodations

2023 is surely one of the most exciting years for the world of tourism in Japan. With borders open at last after over two years of stagnant activity, new accommodations are coming with full force to ride the wave of tourism revival, as a skyrocketing influx of visitors from around the world require the opening of new hotels to cater to the growing demand.

The following selection covers some of the most exciting new openings during 2023, featuring sleek styles and state-of-the-art design catering to luxury audiences.

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1. FAV Tokyo Ryogoku

FAV Tokyo Ryogoku
© FAV Tokyo Ryogoku

FAV Tokyo Ryogoku (FAV TOKYO 両国), in business since March 1st, is a stunning new hotel in Ryogoku. With the mission to achieve the perfect blend of style and comfort, the rooms are designed to try to balance the modern design and a classic style, suitable for the surroundings, as Ryogoku is one of Tokyo’s most traditional neighborhoods, home to many hidden gems and the city’s famous Sumo stadium.

To promote synergies with local touristic spots, besides the luxurious amenities, the rooms feature a unique sightseeing book FAV Tabi MAP PLAY! To encourage guests to explore a curated selection of spots around Ryogoku. 

This hotel is for you if you’re a history buff or a sumo wrestling enthusiast looking to immerse yourself in one of Tokyo’s most traditional neighborhoods.

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2. The Bvlgari Hotel Tokyo

The Bvlgari Hotel Tokyo
© Bvlgari Hotel Tokyo

Discover the epitome of Italian sophistication in the heart of Tokyo at Bulgari Hotel Tokyo, a concept hotel from the eponymous Italian luxury brand (stylized as Bvlgari) that opened its doors on April 4th. Located in the skyscraper Tokyo Midtown Yaesu, the hotel occupies floors 40 to 45, offering unparalleled views of the Imperial Palace and the city, including Mount Fuji on the horizon.

The 98 exquisitely furnished rooms and suites feature Italian luxury residential furniture brands, while the Bulgari Suite boasts modern Italian design with Japanese touches. Indulge in the one-of-a-kind culinary journey at Sushi Hōseki, with only 8 seats overlooking a private Japanese rock garden, or savor contemporary Italian cooking at Il Ristorante – Niko Romito. 

This hotel is for you if you have a penchant for Italian elegance and luxury, combined with breathtaking views of Tokyo.

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3. Ginza Hotel by Granbell

Ginza Hotel by Granbell
© Ginza Hotel by Granbell

Opened on April 24th, Ginza Hotel by Granbell (銀座ホテルバイグランベル) is the first premium type designer hotel of the Granbell Hotel Group. Housed in the floors 5th to 9th of the commercial complex Granbell Square and located at the heart of the district’s famous Corridor Street, this hotel is perfect for both business and sightseeing.

The open front lobby incorporates the entire roof terrace, providing a sharp design with modern motifs and materials that refine the art deco style. One of the hotel highlights is the elegant and luxurious rooftop restaurant on the 10th floor, with mesmerizing views of the surrounding areas.

This hotel is for you if you’re a trendsetter or a fashion aficionado who loves being in the heart of the action.

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4. Bellustar Tokyo, A Pan Pacific Hotel

Bellustar Tokyo, A Pan Pacific Hotel
© Bellustar Pan Pacific Tokyo

Bellustar Tokyo, A Pan Pacific Hotel, set to open around mid-May, is the perfect destination for luxury travelers seeking a tranquil oasis in the heart of the bustling city. The hotel boasts an incredible panoramic view of Tokyo, offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city below. The Sky Private Villa on the top floors features a restaurant and spa, both with stunning views and seasonal treatments using natural ingredients from Japan.

The five penthouses are uniquely designed with their own tranquil atmosphere, furnished with tasteful furniture and warm materials. Relax in the penthouse guest lounge or indulge in a personal treatment at the Tenku spa and let all your stress melt away.

This hotel is for you if you’re seeking a tranquil retreat amidst the city’s hustle and bustle.

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5. Hotel Groove Shinjuku 

Hotel Groove Shinjuku 
© Hotel Groove Shinjuku

Hotel Groove Shinjuku, a Parkroyal Hotel is the ultimate destination for party animals, art lovers, and music enthusiasts. Set in the heart of the vibrant Kabukicho district, the hotel is perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in the energetic entertainment scene of Shinjuku. Its 538 rooms are adorned with unique artworks and music, and the hotel’s main dining restaurant and bar on the 17th floor offer a fusion of cuisines and a perfect spot to connect with locals and other travelers.

With private event rooms, an open-air East Terrace, and access to TOKYU KABUKICHO TOWER’s unique entertainment facilities, this hotel is an ideal destination for creative events, celebrations, and gatherings. Furthermore, for its grand opening a special collaboration with the Evangelion franchise allowed anime fans to enjoy special decorations and exclusive items for a limited time from April 28 until July 20. 

This hotel is for you if you’re a night owl, an art lover, or a music enthusiast eager to explore Shinjuku’s vibrant entertainment scene.

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6. Hotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya

Hotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya
© Hotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya

Indulge in the creative and dynamic vibe of Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing at Hotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya (ホテルインディゴ 東京渋谷), opened in October 2023. With its prime location just moments from Shibuya’s renowned retail, dining, and cultural attractions, this urban sanctuary offers a unique experience that aims to celebrate the neighborhood’s art, design, and gastronomic vibe.

It’s the perfect location for guests to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Shibuya. From the elevated vantage point of the 272 rooms, guests can enjoy panoramic views that stretch to Mt. Fuji. The hotel’s restaurant on the 11th floor serves an international menu with a Japanese twist, accompanied by local art in gallery-like spaces as well as an outdoor terrace.

This hotel is for you if you’re fascinated by the dynamic and creative spirit of Shibuya.

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7. Janu Tokyo

Janu Tokyo Aman Hotels
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Get ready to experience Tokyo like never before at Janu Tokyo (ジャヌ東京), a luxury hotel located in the dynamic Azabudai district. Opening in autumn 2023, Janu Tokyo is set to become a soulful haven in the heart of the city’s newest and most progressive development, Azabudai Hills.

With stunning views of Tokyo Tower, the hotel’s interior design by renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy brings lightness and vibrancy to its 13 floors. Indulge in the hotel’s signature dining venues, unwind at the expansive Janu Wellness Centre, and embark on unique local experiences. Janu Tokyo is the perfect destination for a city break like no other.  

This hotel is for you if you’re looking for a soulful and luxurious experience in Tokyo’s newest development of Azabudai Hills.

[Note: hotel inauguration ended up delayed to March 2024]

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8. Mercure Tokyo Hibiya

Mercure Tokyo Hibiya
© Mercure Tokyo Hibiya

Mercure Tokyo Hibiya (メルキュール東京日比谷), set to opened in winter 2023, pays homage to the history and culture of Hibiya, a renowned entertainment and cultural hub in Tokyo during the Showa period. The hotel’s design takes inspiration from the unique costumes, glamorous lighting, and filming equipment traditionally seen in theatres, with a touch of art deco interiors.

The hotel offers 178 rooms, a restaurant with an outdoor terrace and garden, a fitness center, an executive lounge with a theater and cigar room, meeting rooms, among other facilities. With its central location and locally-inspired experiences, Mercure Tokyo Hibiya is set to become a memorable destination for both business and leisure travelers seeking a taste of Tokyo’s rich cultural heritage. 

This hotel is for you if you’re a history and culture enthusiast intrigued by Tokyo’s Showa period.

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9. Trunk Hotel Yoyogi Park

Trunk Hotel Yoyogi Park
© Trunk Hotel Yoyogi Park

Trunk Hotel Yoyogi Park is a new hotel that opened in Tokyo in Autumn 2023, located in the trendy Tomigaya neighborhood, close to coffee shops, fashion stores, and local specialty shops. Trunk Hotel Group is already notorious for its art-filled guestrooms and innovative dining concepts, so the hotel’s 30 rooms will feature a relaxed Japandi aesthetic (a mix of Japanese and Scandinavian style) with custom designs by local creators.

Guests can dine at the hotel restaurant, relax at the rooftop pool and bar with panoramic views of Yoyogi Park which is one of the hotel’s greatest highlights, or explore the vibrant Shibuya district nearby.

This hotel is for you if you’re drawn to a relaxed, Japandi aesthetic and enjoy being close to nature.

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10. Hotel Toranomon Hills, Unbound Collection by Hyatt 

Hotel Toranomon Hills, Unbound Collection by Hyatt 
© Hotel Toranomon Hills, Unbound Collection

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is expanding its luxury brand in Japan, “The Unbound Collection by Hyatt”, with the new Hotel Toranomon Hills, housed inside the new Toranomon Hills Station Tower. Located in Tokyo’s emerging business center, the hotel opened in late 2023.

The hotel aims to offer a sophisticated yet convivial space for socializing and work, with seamless connectivity, inspiring social opportunities, and comfort-first luxury. The interiors are designed by Danish design studio Space Copenhagen, and the hotel features the signature restaurant Le Pristine Tokyo by michelin-starred chef Sergio Herman. 

This hotel is for you if you value sophisticated social spaces and seamless connectivity in a burgeoning business district.

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Photographer, journalist, and avid urban cyclist, making sense of Japan since 2017. I was born in Caracas and lived for 14 years in Barcelona before moving to Tokyo. Currently working towards my goal of visiting every prefecture in Japan, I hope to share with readers the everlasting joy of discovery and the neverending urge to keep exploring.