Views from every window of this Ritz showcase Tokyo’s unending, pristine cityscape, and many feature the majestic snowcapped Mount Fuji in the distance. Our room offered such a spectacular view that we purposely spent an hour each day enthralled by it. Just outside our large suite (fitted with two sinks-what a nice touch when traveling in a pair!) the club lounge consistently provided us with exceptional service and international food round the clock. For a true Japanese cuisine experience, Hinokizaka, the Ritz’ 2009 Michelin Star restaurant, is an engaging exploration of authentic Japanese flavors with modern presentation. Our lovely server guided us through the steps of indulging in fresh crab and a platter of delicately prepared blowfish. Japanese food is renowned for it’s visual appeal, but I am yet to be more impressed by a restaurant that could rival’s Hinokizaka’s obsession with detail on every plate.
Another reason to revere Tokyo’s Ritz: The hotel is ideally centered in the Roppongi District, the city’s modern entertainment, business, and food nucleus. Nearby temples and shrines are a reminder of this city’ and nation’s deep cultural roots.
The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo makes a dramatic statement with notable luxurious and modern accommodations, yet somehow nurtures and preserves a traditional Japanese experience for its fortunate guests.