The Aman Tokyo is easily among the best city hotels that we have ever stayed in. We knew that Japanese hospitality is hard to rival, but the Aman took it to a whole new level of perfection. As you know, we’re not ones to write gushing reviews, but this one is for good reason – we don’t know where to start singing its praises. Perhaps the majestic design of the lobby is a good place, with a giant bonsai-like tree set in a still pond, in a serene atrium – looking up, it seems like an infinite portal to the heavens.
The public spaces are modelled on engawa (wooden passages between rooms in traditional houses) and walking through the beautifully lit spaces made us feel like members of the imperial family. Our one bedroom corner suite just blew us away – grandiose, exceptionally large for the city, boasting beautiful, minimalist design features and a wrap-around view of the city and Imperial Palace – complete with everything you’d need in a luxury apartment and more – plus an in-room bathhouse, just to remind you where you are.
Beautiful gifts arrived nightly in the form of sweet treats to make us feel loved. Breakfast was epic, and the Italian- Japanese fusion dinner was also good. Try the spa, we know you’ll love it.