Tokyo, the bustling heart of Japan, is a city of contrasts, blending the vibrant energy of a metropolis with moments of tranquility. Amid this harmonious city lies Four Seasons Tokyo at Marunouchi, one of two Four Seasons hotels in Tokyo and a boutique hotel that offers unparalleled luxury and convenience for travelers exploring the city. Meg from Team O recently stayed here and can speak from personal experience as to what makes this hotel one of our top recommendations for your stay in Tokyo.
Luxury Amenities and Personalized Service
Although Four Seasons Tokyo is a boutique hotel with only 57 rooms, it aims to provide exquisite service and attention to detail. This is one of the smallest hotels in the Four Seasons portfolio with an ambiance that is intimate and relaxing; like coming home. From the moment you arrive at the airport to the moment you check out of the hotel, the staff goes above and beyond to ensure your stay is nothing short of exceptional. They even make the effort to address guests by their names, adding a personalized touch to your stay.
Despite its location in central Tokyo, the hotel is buffered from outside distractions by triple-glazed windows and a secluded, cocoon-like position; tucked away from the busy street it sits on. Most of the hotel facilities including the restaurants and spa are on the seventh floor. This makes for great city views from all sides of the hotel and assures little to no noise coming from the busy streets below.
Upon arrival at Narita Airport (NRT), Meg was greeted by a Four Seasons driver just beyond customs, making it quick and easy to locate him before the 45-minute drive to the hotel. For first-timers leery of getting to and from places during their stay, the hotel offers a greeting service in which guests can be escorted by a staff member to and from the airport or the train station. The hotel is located within a 5-minute walk of the Tokyo train station and this greeting service can come in very clutch when navigating the chaotic station — the attendant walked Meg all the way through the station to her train car! Now that’s service.
Stylish Rooms with Captivating Views
The rooms at Four Seasons Tokyo at Marunouchi are spacious by Tokyo’s standards, ranging from 44 to 65 square meters. With only a handful of rooms on each floor, you can expect privacy and very little noise during your stay. The contemporary design, employing natural woods and neutral color schemes of ecru and charcoal or off-white and back, offset by splashes of color creates a relaxing atmosphere with an abundance of natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Each room features high-quality amenities, including wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, Bose stereos, leather-covered desks, and international power ports. Plush carpeting, USB docks, and multidirectional lamps add to the convenience and comfort of your room.
The enormous Italian limestone bathtub was a personal favorite of Meg’s and each bathroom is complete with bidet toilets placed behind frosted glass panels and separate showers, complete with L’Occitane toiletries. To go above and beyond, the hotel adds daily fresh flowers and fruit trays to your room.
For an upgraded experience, the hotel houses nine suites, including one-bedroom options with separate living areas and a Chairman’s Suite, featuring its own 10-seat dining room and home theater system.
Pro Tip: Room numbers that end in 03-07 have the most encapsulating train station views, perfect for showcasing the city that never sleeps with the constant action of trains, lights, and traffic abuzz at all hours from within soundproofed quarters.
Unforgettable Culinary Experiences
Food enthusiasts will be delighted by the dining options at Four Seasons Tokyo at Marunouchi. The hotel boasts two exceptional restaurants that cater to diverse palates.
Sézanne is a two-Michelin-starred French culinary haven. Ranked as the number two restaurant on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List 2023 and Best Restaurant in Japan on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023, Sézanne offers a gastronomic journey that you will surely remember for years to come. The cuisine is seasonally updated and is plated with precision. Choose from a variety of eclectic champagne bottles and classic desserts. Reservations in advance are a must!
The hotel’s second restaurant, Maison, is a Parisian-style bistro that provides stunning views of the Shinkansen bullet trains and cityscapes. Indulge in a delightful daily breakfast spread, featuring a combination of a large buffet and a la carte menu. Plus, when booking with Team O you are granted a complimentary sumptuous breakfast experience.
Location, Location, Location
Four Seasons Tokyo at Marunouchi is situated in one of the most convenient locations in the city. Right outside the hotel’s doors, you’ll find The Ginza, Tokyo’s renowned upmarket shopping, dining, and entertainment district. Whether you’re in the mood for exploring high-fashion department stores, boutique shops, art galleries, or enjoying a meal at a top-rated restaurant – The Ginza is within a 10-minute walk and has it all!
The location of the hotel being adjacent to Tokyo Station is a boon for business travelers and families alike. Travelers can easily connect between Narita Airport, downtown Tokyo, and day trips to other cities. For a seamless travel experience, the hotel offers a chauffeur service that will escort you directly from the hotel to your train, making navigation through the busy and complex station a stress-free experience.
Experiences That Cater To Every Age
To make families traveling with kids of all ages feel welcome, the hotel greets kids with their own special welcome amenities, ensuring a memorable stay for the whole family.
Family-friendly promotion: The littlest guests are invited to play with the Takara Tomy Plarail toy train system as they watch real Tokyo transit trains go by. Plus, families can enjoy 10% off their room rate, daily breakfast, children’s amenities, and more. Offer valid for travel now through December 31, 2023.
The hotel may have a smaller gym and spa compared to others in the area, but it caters well to your wellness needs. The facilities are suitable for the smaller room count at the hotel, allowing you to stay active and feel rejuvenated throughout your stay. There is no hotel pool, however, BMW bicycles can be borrowed at no extra charge to explore the city.
Climbing Mount Fuji is regarded as a remarkable accomplishment by outdoor enthusiasts and lifelong adventurers. Now, thanks to Four Seasons Tokyo at Marunouchi, this formidable journey can be transformed into a luxurious adventure with an exclusive two-day hike guided by an experienced professional. Throughout the expedition, a chef and butler will tend to your needs with Four Seasons care. You will dine on gourmet meals before and after you climb, capture breathtaking photos at the most picturesque vantage points, and relax in private hot springs along the way. When you return to the hotel, treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa day and massage, a well-deserved reward for an incredible accomplishment!
Let Us Help You Plan Your Trip to Four Seasons Tokyo
Whether you’re traveling to Tokyo for business or leisure, Four Seasons Tokyo at Marunouchi provides an unmatched combination of luxury, convenience, and personalized service. This ultra-contemporary boutique hotel offers a haven of tranquility in the heart of the city, allowing you to explore Tokyo’s vibrant neighborhoods and experience its unique culture. From its gourmet dining options to stylish rooms with captivating views, every aspect of your stay at Four Seasons Tokyo is designed to exceed your expectations.
As a Preferred Partner at Four Seasons, we are able to offer our clients exclusive benefits when they book their stay through our complimentary Virtuoso booking tool or directly through a team member:
- Complimentary room upgrade of one category (STA)
- Daily breakfast credit for up to two guests per bedroom, served in a hotel restaurant or through in-room dining
- 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
- Early Check-In / Late Check-Out (STA)
- Welcome note at check-in
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Four Seasons Preferred Partner can generally be combined with any rates you’ll find directly with Four Seasons. The upgrades through Preferred Partner are also prioritized over upgrades through other programs, so you’ll want to use Preferred Partner over a program like Virtuoso or Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts. As a Preferred Partner agency, we can make Preferred Partner bookings on your behalf. We also carry a TOP 30 advisory status for every Four Seasons hotel so we know that our clients are in the best hands wherever they stay.
Additionally, for $200, you can work with our Hotel Plus team to assist with any reservations, activity scheduling, concierge assistance, and more.
If your travel dates are flexible, we highly recommend visiting during the Cherry Blossom season in late March.
If you also have time to explore Kyoto, we recently reviewed HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO if you’re planning a multi-route trip!