8 New Hotels in Tokyo 2018: High-Tech, Boutique, Capsule & Ryokan

As Tokyo sets its sights on the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the following year’s Summer Olympics, the city is in desperate need of more accommodation options. Thankfully there are a whole host of new hotels in Tokyo to help meet the needs of the burgeoning number of tourists. Whether you’re planning a trip here or looking for the perfect staycation spot, you’ll be sure to find one to suit your style and budget in our roundup of new hotels for 2018.

Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo

Located in cosmopolitan Ginza, Hyatt Centric Tokyo provides authentic local experiences in one of the most famous shopping districts in the world. Guests staying here have the luxury of being within walking distance from the Kabukiza Theater as well as Ginza Six, and a plethora of local art galleries, restaurants, and bars. Staff members are armed with detailed knowledge of the area and able to create tailor-made experiences for guest whatever their needs may be.

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Henn-na Hotel Ginza

Tokyo’s installment of Henn-na Hotel opened in February and the company plans to open eight more of these android-driven lodgings across Japan later this year. Multilingual robots will check you in and out of the hotel, which is both a cost-saving tactic for the hotel as well as an eery-but-fun experience for guests. The next new Henn-na hotels in Tokyo will open in Hamamatsucho, Akasaka, and Asakusabashi, bringing us one step closer to the robot-led apocalypse.

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Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan

In the back alleyways of Arakicho in Shinjuku, this modern take on the traditional ryokan is a great way for visitors to experience the unique feel of sleeping on tatami without heading out into the middle of nowhere. The Japanese-style rooms offer a quiet hideaway from the busy Shinjuku streets, and the lounge area (open 24 hours) offers a great meeting point for travelers to exchange ideas, experiences, and recommendations.

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The Millennials Shibuya

According to The Millennials Shibuya, the future of travel means making the most of technology, design, and convenience. Unabashedly aimed at the millennial set, this is a new take on the ubiquitous capsule hotel. The difference is that The Millennials provides all of the convenience of this tiny lodging style, but adds a strong focus on creating social connections and using sleek design. Common areas feature a shared kitchen, dining space, bar, workspace, and even a “play zone” — all available 24 hours a day. Smartpods — that’s the name of the mini capsule rooms — use IoT technology, making your stay in this innovative hotel both comfortable and practical.

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Apartment Hotel Mimaru

If you’re looking for a home away from home where you can balance creature comforts and independent travel, Apartment Hotel Mimaru may be just the ticket. They offer apartment-style accommodation where guests can live comfortably on their own terms, making it great for longer stays. The open-plan studio rooms have kitchens, living and dining areas, and any utensils and appliances guests may need — including free Wi-Fi and smartphones guests can take with them on their sightseeing adventures. All apartment hotels are in convenient locations close to restaurants and within delivery areas of online delivery services. Three new hotels have opened this year: in Ueno, Akasaka, and most recently, Nihombashi Suitengumae.

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Hoshino Resorts OMO5 Otsuka

The fourth brand under the Hoshinoya umbrella, OMO caters to tourists looking for wallet-friendly options that are casual but also offer personalized service in convenient city locations. The first Tokyo hotel opens in Otsuka in May and will feature yagura-style scaffolding, creating a beautiful enclosure of wooden beams in each room. Guided tours around the area run by hotel staff are available so that guests can make the most of the old Showa-style charms Otsuka has to offer.

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Nest Hotel Hanzomon

The aptly named Nest Hotel is a cozy hideaway that’s a step below high-end luxury resorts, but a few notches above business hotels. Its dedication to style and comfort is visible — the interior features wood-finished walls and bright splashes of art, creating a soothing and calming environment. To further the private “nest” experience, there is a bread buffet served in the morning, where guests can pick up and toast a selection of fresh bread which they can then take up and enjoy in the quiet of their own room.

Nest Hotel plans to open another location in Shinjuku in December this year.

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BnA Studio Akihabara

Short for “Bed and Art”, BnA STUDIO Akihabara is a sister project to the artist-designed hotel BnA HOTEL in Koenji, and if it’s predecessor is anything to go by, it’ll be a very popular accommodation in the months to come. It opened its doors on March 12 and features a fascinating blend of Japanese modern and traditional culture and art. The artists who designed the otaku heaven Akihabara edition are studioBOWL (Ryohei Murakami), artist collective 81 BASTARDS and 51.3 G-WAVE a collaborative effort between Art Director Taku Sato and 51.3 G-WAVE artists NANOOK, Kazuma Ogata and Mitsuko Shimae. Each artist and artist collective has their own distinct style, making a stay here an adventure of its own.

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If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious, check out our list of five of Tokyo’s most elegant hotels:

Luxury Quintet – Five of Tokyo’s Most Sumptuous Hotels

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