When in Tokyo, we immerse in the city’s fast pace and retreat to the intimate 57-room Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi. The boutique hotel’s small size allows the staff to provide an unusually high level of service whether it’s the concierge arranging dinner or the staff remembering your breakfast preferences. We like the chic, well-appointed rooms with city views that can include the soothing visual of trains arriving to and departing from Tokyo Station a few stories below.
This location makes the Tokyo luxury hotel an excellent base for an easy weekend getaway or gateway to the rest of Japan. From the hotel, we walked to the Imperial Palace and Gardens, favorite Ginza shopping spots (multiple times, of course), and even the old Tsukiji Market.
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WHAT I LOVE
- Tokyo Station platform escort service
- Location near favorite Ginza stops and shops
- Breakfast at Motif
- In-room pajamas (I bought a pair in the spa)Intimate feel with outstanding service
- Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits
GOOD TO KNOW
- It’s a small hotel with one restaurant Dean and Deluca, Lawson’s, and multiple (fantastic) dining outlets in Tokyo Station are steps away.
- The Narita Express train, shinkansen to the rest of Japan, and other metro lines depart from Tokyo Station below the hotel.
- Book sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment as it’s a small property.
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo Guest Rooms and Suites
Looking for a room with a view? The Four Seasons Tokyo has ample accommodations overlooking the Marunouchi neighborhood with views through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Rooms channel the Japanese aesthetic with open floor plans and spacious layouts decorated in natural tones.
Luxury amenities are standard at this tasteful boutique hotel. Rooms include custom Four Seasons beds, terry cloth bathrobes and pajamas provided at turn-down, down duvets and pillows, 3D televisions, DVD players, CD players, satellite TVs, in-room safes, and refrigerated private bars.
There are two styles of rooms and three types of suites.
You can take in Tokyo’s skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows in the Four Seasons Tokyo Deluxe Rooms.
The 474-square-foot rooms have one king bed and sleep up to three adults, or two adults and one child. They come with a multifunctional workspace.
Deluxe King Rooms offer views of the Tokyo Station and the Marunouchi business district whereas Deluxe City View Kings offer a Sotobori Street and Marunouchi city views.
Two Deluxe King Rooms can connect and this is the arrangement we stayed in during our last visit.
Both the Premier Rooms and Premier Deluxe Rooms overlook Pacific Century Place Courtyard or the Tokyo International Forum. The 560-square-foot Premier Rooms come with one king bed or two queen beds.
Deluxe Premier Rooms offer more space at 700 square feet.
The 775-square-foot Executive Suite provides an ideal setup for doing business abroad with its multifunctional workspace and separate bedroom.
Floor-to-ceiling windows offer impressive views of Tokyo’s Marunouchi business district. One king bed plus one rollaway or crib sleeps up to three adults, or two adults and two children.
One-Bedroom Suites provide comfortable and spacious living at the corners of the building. The living room is separate from the bedroom for privacy.
A seating area gives you the space to host friends for an informal get-together. The 947-square-foot One-Bedroom Suites have a king bed, a full bathroom, and a guest bathroom.
They sleep up to three adults, or two adults and two children. You can also upgrade to slightly larger 1,098-square-foot Deluxe One-Bedroom Suites.
Experience the ultimate Tokyo getaway with panoramic views of the city in the Chairman’s Suite.
The spacious 1,722-square-foot suite represents the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi’s largest accommodation.
You can expect a king bed, a 10-seat dining room table, and a home theater system. The suite has one full bathroom and a guest powder room.
Views overlook Tokyo Station and the Marunouchi business district skyline.
Dining at Four Seasons Tokyo Hotel
MOTIF Restaurant and Bar
Michelin-starred chef Hiroshi Nakamichi and Head Chef Hiroyuki Asano take your culinary experience to the next level at MOTIF by blending the flavors of Hokkaido and France. MOTIF is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner.
The restaurant has three separate dining areas that flow together nicely. Through floor-to-ceiling windows guests watch trains arrive to and depart from Tokyo Station below the building.
The Social Salon is the light-filled main dining room with wood floors, two walls of windows, tray ceilings, and comfortable, modern furnishings that make it feel like you’re in someone’s living room.
It’s perfect for enjoying a meal with friends or family. Do plan to eat breakfast here.
The Gastronomic Gallery serves buffet-style breakfast and lunch by day, and tapas and cocktails by night.
Casual window seating for two or four borders the windows here.
Breakfast guests also receive this delicious apple compote and sweet oranges complimentary.
Spread either on toast (they also passed around complimentary croissants) or drop an orange in your glass of water. Outstanding.
The Living Room is the restaurant’s lounge and bar area where you can sip craft cocktails and wines.
Some tables are near a cozy fireplace while others boast city and Tokyo Station views.
At the time of our most recent visit, they were offering a lovely evening happy hour with complimentary bar snacks.
If you prefer to dine in your hotel-provided pajamas, room service is an outstanding option.
Hungry after a late-night arrival? Leaving early in the morning, or simply wanting something to nibble on any time of day or night? Take advantage of 24-hour room service whenever hunger strikes.
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi Amenities
Nestled in the heart of the Tokyo business district, The Four Seasons offers a Zen-like escape from the hustle-and-bustle of the city with its onsen hot springs, 24-karat gold facial treatment, and 24-hour fitness center overlooking downtown Tokyo. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also standard.
Spa and Wellness
At this Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo, guests can unwind with lavish spa treatments. The luxurious baobab oil used in the “A New Life” treatment promises head-to-toe relaxation. You’ll “Shine from Within” with a Kohaku Gold & Amber facial that infuses the skin with real 24-karat, nanonized gold followed by an amber massage.
The Spa has its own in-room Shiatsu massage service available from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Also, you can sign up for a range of services that include afternoon spa and tea packages, facials, Valmont skin-care rituals, and body treatments.
The Spa and Wellness Center also contains wet-spa facilities including a traditional Japanese onsen (hot spring) as well as a steam room, sauna, and jet showers.
Guests can work up a sweat while observing downtown Tokyo at the hotel’s 24-hour fitness center. Treadmills and stationary bikes face floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Marunouchi.
Tokyo Station Platform Escort Service
We’ve been to Tokyo multiple times and navigating massive Tokyo Station between the JR Shinkansen lines, Narita Express, and metro is still overwhelming to me. It’s no joke when people call it the most confusing train station in the world.
One of the best perks of staying at this Tokyo luxury hotel is complimentary Tokyo Station platform escort service. Staff will meet you at the train platform and walk you to the hotel. They’ll also walk you from the hotel to your train platform. If you’re lost in the station, they’ll come find you.
When you’re coming from the airport or another destination, they bring a luggage cart so you don’t have to worry about bags.
It’s complimentary and very helpful.
Stunning Floral Arrangements
Our most recent stay was long enough to see several changes of flowers. Of particular note is the bonsai art on lobby level.
And the other flower arrangements scattered throughout were equally stunning.
Kids are welcomed with a fun coloring amenity and cookies. When my daughter was younger, bath toys and kids’ bath amenities were left for her use as well.
Babysitting can be arranged for parents who may want to enjoy dinner out or a spa treatment.
Staff is welcoming to kids and the train to Tokyo Disneyland Resort departs close to the hotel’s Tokyo Station entrance.
The Marunouchi Neighborhood
The Marunouchi neighborhood is a business district with luxury hotels, world-class cuisine and premier shopping mixed in. There are a lot of reasons why we prefer this location.
It borders the trendy Ginza neighborhood where we love to shop and eat. From Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, it takes less than 10 minutes to walk to Mitsukoshi department store and its famous food basement, for example.
You can also jog or take one of the hotel bikes to the Imperial Palace and Imperial Palace Gardens nearby.
For neighborhood entertainment, besides shopping and dining in the bustling area, try stopping by Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum followed by lunch at Marunouchi Brick Square, a European-style courtyard behind the museum. There are lovely shopping streets here with more local designers.
Tokyo Station isn’t your average train station either. It’s the biggest station in Japan and home to a ramen street, a character street, souvenir shops galore, and more Japanese confectionaries than one can eat in a single trip. This location makes visiting Tokyo with kids easy.
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi Reservations
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is one of the luxury hotels we can book for you with agent-exclusive amenities that will enhance and add value to your stay. Please send your dates and I’ll tell you what’s on offer.
- Daily breakfast for two in the Hotel restaurant
- Hotel/Resort Credit* (based on room category booked):
• Guest Rooms: USD 100 credit per stay
• Suites and Specialty Suites: USD 200 credit per stay
• Private Retreats: USD 200 credit per bedroom per stay
- Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in**
- Welcome note at check-in acknowledging you and your travel agency and the benefits that are being extended
- Complimentary standard Internet in all guest rooms and premium Internet in all suites
*Hotel/Resort Credit may be applied to select incidental charges incurred at the Hotel or Resort. Must be used in conjunction with the initial stay and will be applied at check-out. May not be applied towards the room rate, taxes, resort fees, service charges, conference fees, or any charges from outside vendors. Exclusions may apply; contact the Hotel/Resort for more details.
When a suite is reserved in connection with another guest room or suite, the cumulative credit (based on room category booked) value applies.
The Private Retreats credit applies to Villas and Residences with a minimum average rate per night (before Resort fees and taxes) of USD 1,000.
**Category upgrade based on availability at time of check-in excludes Specialty Suites, Villas and the Private Retreats collection of Villas and Residences.
Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).
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