15 Best Hotels to Stay in Ginza: Tokyo

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Ginza district in Tokyo is considered by many to be the very heart of Tokyo. The district is located between the Imperial Palace and Yurakcho on one side all the way to Tsukiji Market area on the other.
Ginza is one of the most vibrant districts in Tokyo and is an almost 24 hours a day spot in which in day time it is a busy shopping area and by evening it turns to one of the most exquisite places to dine and go out in.

When choosing a location to stay in Tokyo, it is extremely important to remember that since the public transportation ends by midnight, choosing your hotel to be right in the heart of the nightlife area of Ginza can save you thousands of Japanese Yen in late night taxi ride back to your hotel. Ginza is also in close proximity to all the major other districts of central Tokyo such as Roppongi and Akihabara as well as in pretty close proximity to Shinjuku, Shibuya and Harajuku.

Ginza district is also one of the most expensive districts in Tokyo in terms of both shopping and living, but the range of hotels the district offer is quite wide and you can find both 2 stars hotels as well as 5 stars hotels, all within a few hundred meters away from each other.

This article will explore 15 hotels options you can choose from, starting with the most expensive 5 stars rated hotel and end with more budget friendly accommodation to choose from.

1. The Peninsula Tokyo

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By far, this is the most luxurious 5 stars hotel in Ginza and is an excellent choice if you want to enjoy Ginza to its fullest with all its glamour and beauty. The hotel is a 24 story luxury skyscraper hotel located right on the edge of the Imperial Palace overlooking the palace moat and the main gardens. The Peninsula Hotels Group is managed by Malcolm Thompson, who previously managed Park Hyatt Tokyo and now manage the only Peninsula hotel in Japan. In January 2012 the hotel was awarded as one of the top 500 hotels in the world by Travel + Leisures magazine. The hotel has an indoor spa which was also awarded the 2011 Readers Choice award for favorite Spa in Japan by Spa Finder USA. The hotel offers 314 guest rooms, 4 restaurants, business center, free internet service, and a full service spa & health club which includes an indoor pool. The hotel offers wide variety of room sizes, from 2 single beds rooms to deluxe suits.


2. Imperial Hotel

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The Imperial hotel is a 5 stars hotel which is located in front of Hibiya Park, and a block away from the Imperial Palace and Ginza station. The hotel was built in the late 1880s at the request of the Japanese aristocracy to cater to the increasing number of western visitors to Japan. The hotel was rebuilt 3 times since its original construction and the latest building was created in 1968. The hotel is a 17 story high-rise tower with 931 guest rooms, 13 restaurants, 3 bars, indoor pool, conference center, health club which includes massage & treatment rooms as well as a free airport shuttle service. The hotel offers a very wide variety of room types starting from standard single rooms, to superior main rooms for 3 people and large deluxe main room for 4 people.


3. Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza Premier

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The Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza Premier is located between Shiodome and Higashi Ginza Stations about 3 blocks from Ginza center. The hotel is the highest building in Ginza area and offer a magnificent view of the Tokyo from its many balconies and indoor facilities. The hotel boast a very luxurious restaurant with panoramic view from the 16th floor of the hotel. The same floor also host the hotel cocktail bar and lounge. Mitsui Garden Hotel has a special business center with full internet access and laptops allowing comfortable working environment for busy visitors. The hotel offers wide variety of rooms which all have magnificent floor to ceiling glass windows, starting with a premier twin beds and all the way to universal Double suit rooms.


4. Remm Hibiya

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Remm Hibiya hotel is a modern tower hotel located outside the Hibiya metro station and right in front of Hibiya Park, 3 blocks away from the Imperial Palace and Ginza center area. Remm Hibiya is a simple and low budget hotel offers 255 guest rooms with free high speed Internet connection, flat-screen TVs, minifridge and massage chairs. Each room come with tea and coffeemaker set, and in-room showers with glass partitions. Some of the hotel rooms have city or park views and the hotel also a women-only floor. The hotel offers breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel restaurant, luggage storage rooms and laundry service. The rooms variety are single room and twin rooms.


5. Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel Tokyo

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The Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel is located in front of the Ginza Kabuki theater at the exit of Higashi Ginza station in close proximity to both Ginza center as well as to Tsukiji Market area. The hotel is designed in very contemporary style and offer 329 guest rooms from single room to 6 people deluxe rooms. The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the hotel restaurant as well as full lunch and dinner. If you look for the most central hotel in Tokyo, the Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel is probably located at the most convenient place in all of Ginza and a very reasonable price.


6. Ginza Creston

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The Ginza Creston is located right on the Sumida River next to Tsukiji Market and in close proximity to Higashi Ginza metro station. The hotel is occupying the top floors of a high rise building overlooking the Ginza area. If you are looking for a hotel which is not located right in the heart of bustling Ginza but in close to both Tsuikiji Market and Tokyo Skytree, the Ginza Creston is the right choice. The hotel offer 93 guest rooms and 3 restaurants. The hotel also includes meeting rooms, laundry service, and 24 hour from desk service. The rooms tarts from Double room and all the way up to Superior twin room suits. The suits offers tatami matt floors and special living room area and are excellent if you need more space for work.


7. Hotel Monterey Ginza

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Hotel Monterey Ginza is located just off the main Showa Dori street on the edge between Ginza and Nihonbashi area. The hotel location offers excellent access to both Ginza shopping area, Nihoinbashi shopping and business area as well as comfortable access to Tsukiji Market area. The hotel offers 224 guest rooms which are all includes free wireless internet connection to all its guest and each room comes with flat TV screen, small minibar and personal safe box. The hotel restaurant serving breakfast which includes in the basic fee as well as lunch and dinner. The hotel offers 24 hours front desk service, laundry and dry cleaning service, and 24 hours a day self parking facilities at the hotel basement.


8. Hotel Gracery Ginza

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Hotel Gracery Ginza is located around the corner from Ginza Kabuki Theater and about 5 minutes walk from the Higashi-Ginza station in central Ginza. The hotel is a very low key styled and offers grates rates for its superb location. Hotel Gracery Ginza offers 270 guest rooms, each come with free Wi-Fi internet connection, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridge and tea/coffee maker set.  The hotel offers also a very stylish bar & restaurant which serves French/Japanese mixed cuisine. Guests can enjoy a very large and comfortable lounge area at the hotel entrance, as well as take advantage of the business center area which offers both wired internet connection and a comfortable working environment. The hotel desk offers 24 hours service and you can even use the hotel hair salon which is located on the first floor. The available rooms are starting for double room and up to 4 people rooms with chose of double beds or single 4 beds.


9. Hotel Monterey La Soeur Ginza

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Hotel Monterey La Soeur Ginza is located in the heart of Ginza just a couple of blocks away from Ginza center bordering Nihnbashi area. The hotel location is perfect for shopping, sightseeing and for business purpose, and at the same time, give you a feeling of quite in the middle of bustling Ginza. The hotel offers 141 guest rooms designed to look like a Parisian apartment building in the middle of classic Ginza. The hotel offers free wireless internet connection to all its guest, has a restaurant inside serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel offers 24 hours front desk service, luggage and safe facilities, daily laundry and housekeeping, as well as a special space for events in a very european style decor. The rooms varied from single bed room and up to 5 people room.


10. Ginza Grand Hotel

The Ginza Grand Hotel is located very close to Shinbashi Station on the edge of Ginza bordering the Shiodome area. The hotel is a very polished and modern looking red bricks and marble styled building and offers 256 guest rooms. It is an excellent location for both shopping or going out in Ginza area, as well as offer access to both Tsukiji market area and Roppongi and Tokyo Tower area. The hotel has a very plush restaurant inside it as well as a coffeeshop and a restaurant outside the building called Northern Terrace Diner Tokyo with 53 seats which includes both indoor tables and outdoor cafe style tables. Each room comes with a special ice dispenser unit, kids set, bath salts and a small sewing kit. The hotel also offers small business center, dry cleaning service and massage services.


11. Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Ginza

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The Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Ginza is a very modern looking 13 floors hotel, located 2 minutes walk from center Ginza and the Higashi-Ginza station. The hotel offers 209 guest rooms which are all designed in a very contemporary and minimalistic Japanese style. The rooms price is a bit high compare to other 3 stars hotel but its superb location and its interior design might explain the price. It is a very beautiful and luxurious 3 stars hotel which offers around the clock desk services,dry cleaning and laundry services, and a hotel restaurant, called Furutoshi, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel offers single rooms, double room, twin and premium twin rooms, as well as Executive double suite.


12. APA Hotel Ginza-Takaracho

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the  APA Hotel Ginza-Takaracho is located right off Ginza district outside the Takaracho Station in the heart of Kyobashi area. It is an excellent location for comfortable access to Ginza, Nihonbashi, Tasukiji and the Tokyo Station area. The 13 floors hotel offers very luxurious 108 guest rooms which ll includes flat screen TV, small refrigerator designed in a very contemporary and clean style. The hotel offers single room, double room, theater room and deluxe twin rooms. The theater room includes a massive TV screen hanged on the wall with a full entertainment system included. The hotel restaurant called the Kyushu Izakaya Bar Katete serves breakfast as well as offers a bar in the evenings. The hotel also offers self service coin laundry room, dry cleaning service, and PC rental for business or private use.


13. Ginza International Hotel

Ginza Kokusai Hotel, or Ginza International Hotel as it is translated to English, is located a couple of blocks away from Ginza center and in very close proximity to Shinbashi Station. The hotel is an excellent access point to both Ginza as well as to Roppongi, Tsukiji Market and the Hamarikyu Japanese Garden which is one of the most famous spots for Cherry Blossom in Tokyo. The hotel offers free newspapers to all its guests and a basic breakfast at the hotel restaurant. There is also a very stylish Karaoke restaurant at the hotel entrance called “The Pandora” which offers single and group rooms and is open all day and evening hours. The hotel offers single, twin or double rooms in a very competitive price for its prime location.


14. HOTEL UNIZO Ginza-itchome

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Hotel UNIZO Ginza-itchome is situated between Ginza and Nihonbashi area, just behind the Monterey La Soeur building and offers very modern rooms which all come with free Wi-Fi internet service, flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and tea and coffeemaker. The hotel top floor rooms are women-only area and are very comfortable if you are a women and looking for a place where you can relax and serve by women only staff and relax in a beautiful women only lounge with contemporary furniture and art decoration. Hotel UNIZO serves a daily breakfast buffet with Western and Japanese food and at nights, guests can relax with an alcoholic or soft drink at Bar Dompierre Tutto Felice.


15. Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza

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Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza is one of the newest hotel in Ginza and was opened in December 2015. The hotel is located just outside the Ginza Itchome station of Yurakcho line in the very heart of Ginza area. The hotel offers rooms with free WiFi internet access and a stylish Italian restaurant where guests can enjoy a buffet with Japanese and Western dishes for breakfast. Each guest room comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge and an electric kettle for tea or coffee. The bathroom offers both shower and a bath and comes with a hairdryer, free toiletries and and persona hygiene kit. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk service with luggage storage at the hotel as well as massage service, and free laundry and dry cleaning services.


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