A small room with no windows and bare walls sounds like a prison cell, but it could be your Tokyo hotel if you don’t take a look at our list! Read on to find out how to bag yourself a beautiful room with an urban vista that makes you swoon.

Hotels with sweeping views in Tokyo tend to be more expensive than those facing concrete walls — and rightly so. But we are Cheapos after all and have found some affordable gems on the horizon too.

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Marunouchi

Stay above the train tracks in this Executive Corner Twin Room. | Photo by Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Marunouchi

High above Tokyo Station — from the 27th to the 34th floor of the Sapia Tower — lies Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Marunouchi. Here, you’re bound to get a unique and sparkling view of Tokyo’s cityscape. There are a wide range of rooms, including ones that float above the tracks (a perfect choice for the train lover in your family) and ones where you can enjoy a skyscraper backdrop with your bubbly bath. Rooms without city views are also available; they face the hotel’s courtyard instead (but that’s not why you’re reading this list are you).

This hotel is directly connected to Tokyo Station and has convenient access to Tokyo’s main destinations. Prices start from ¥15,511. Book here.

Remm Roppongi

The view from a 17th-floor room at Remm. | Photo by Gregory Lane

While the rooms at Remm may be compact, that’s to make way for the spectacular vista from your window. The hotel is in a prime location, being only 2-minutes from Roppongi Station, and its towering height means plenty of rooms deliver a stunning skyline, with some even featuring Tokyo Tower — just remember to check that option when you book. But as long as you’re above the 9th floor (rooms go from the 5th to 20th), you’re pretty much guaranteed a clean, undisrupted view of Tokyo.

Prices start from ¥11,118 and are available to book below.

Sequence Miyashita Park

view of Shibuya scramble from Miyashita sequence hotel
Sequence Hotel rises above Miyashita park, with incredible views. | Photo by Chris Kirkland

Sequence Miyashita Park is situated on top of the Miyashita Park shopping complex and because of this, even the lowest rooms get great views. Plus this means that there are no blips in the panorama and you can — within reason; binoculars still exist — leave your curtains open all day and night.

Prices start from ¥16,740. Booking information and a full review is in the link below.

Park Hotel Tokyo

You may see Tokyo Tower or Tokyo Skytree from your bedroom. | Photo by Park Hotel Tokyo

Park Hotel Tokyo is unique not just for its incredible views of Tokyo Tower, but also for the beautiful paintings on its walls. All rooms have generous windows that face out towards the Tokyo skyline — the hotel is on the top ten floors of the Shiodome Media Tower. If you’ve had enough of staring through the windows, the 31st floor is designed with incredible murals on the guestrooms’ walls, such as paintings of sumo wrestlers, dragons, and other traditional Japanese motifs.

You’ll also be able to use the museum-like open atrium for free. Perfect if you need a space to breathe 25 floors above the ground. Prices start from around ¥16,884 a night. Book here.

The Blossom Hibiya

The Blossom Hibiya
The Superior Twin sure has a superior view. | Photo by The Blossom Hibiya

The Blossom Hibiya boasts “a panoramic view behind each door”, and they aren’t lying; all guestrooms are above the 19th floor and feature high windows with views of either Hibiya Park or Tokyo’s skyscrapers. If you are facing south, Tokyo Tower will also give you a twinkle. Having only opened in 2019, the hotel has a sleek look inside. Spot the number of flowers in the interior design, including ikebana displays and embossed wallpaper.

Prices start from around ¥19,049 a night. Book here.

Park Hyatt Tokyo

New York Grill
Cheapo tip: Head to the New York Bar on the 52nd floor to see their night view for the price of a fancy cocktail. Or spend a little more (from ¥7500 at lunch) at the New York Grill. | Photo by Alex Ziminski

Warning: this is the super-luxurious option. If you can’t leave Japan without one last splurge, you couldn’t do any better than Park Hyatt Tokyo. Anyone who has seen the movie Lost in Translation knows this hotel; it is famous for its jazzy New York Grill bar with an accompanying jaw-dropping nightscape. It’s not much different in your room with windows that cover most of the wall. You’ll be so high up you’ll feel like you’re in the clouds.

On a good day, prices start from a whopping ¥150,000. Book here.

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

This was our panorama from a room with a bay side view. | Photo by Alex Ziminski

For a landscape with a splash of water, head to Odaiba and stay at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba. The panorama changes depending on which side of the building you’re on, but the rooms with the best views of the bay — including Rainbow Bridge — are above the 20th floor. That’s not to say you won’t be able to see distant skyscrapers from the 6th to 19th floors; you’re just more likely to be closer to the action.

Prices start from ¥24,600. Book here.

The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu

The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu
We didn’t need to look at a watch while on the balcony of our Executive Twin Room with Park View. | Photo by Alex Ziminski

Last but not least is a hotel that’s a little farther afield. Yokohama is under an hour from Tokyo and while still a bustling city, it offers a different perspective than a Tokyo city view does. For one, you’re right next to the sea, but Yokohama also benefits from a giant Ferris wheel and amusement park which brighten up the nights. This view is exactly what you can see from The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu. Most rooms in the hotel come with balconies, so you can better enjoy the kaleidoscope of color.

Prices start from ¥22,500. Book here.

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