Japans Hauptstadt zählt zweifelsohne zu den spannendsten Metropolen der Welt. Und die Symbiose aus Tradition und Moderne macht auch vor den neuen Foodie- und Hotel-Trendspots nicht halt – und diese zu absoluten Musts für den Tokio-Besuch.
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Are these the coolest new spots in Tokyo?

Tadaima*, Tokyo: Japan's capital is undoubtedly one of the most exciting metropolises in the world. The symbiosis of tradition and modernity, East and West does not stop at the new foodie and hotel trend spots - making them absolute musts for your next trip to Tokyo.

March 17, 2022

*I'm back. Anyone who has visited Tokyo in recent years has probably named places like HOSHINOYA Tokyo, a ryokan with a modern twist, or the foodie paradise Meiji Kinenkan as must-visits on their travel bucket list. 

But it should hardly come as a surprise that Tokyo - the city that looks back with pride on its long history on the one hand and is known for its forward-looking attitude on the other - now has a few new hotspots to offer. And these will certainly convince Tokyo returnees ...

Konichi-wow! Tokyo captivates with its ambiguity. © Erik Eastman (left), Yoav Aziz (right)

Three new trend hotels in Tokyo

The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon

At the end of 2020, The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon opened its exclusive doors in Downtown and has since become one of the best addresses in the Japanese metropolis. Lush greenery reminiscent of Japan's forests, fine woods, and soothing earth tones set the tone at the five-star property. Those who have not yet been won over by the chic ryokan-meets-modern design will become regulars at the latest when they see the Tokyo skyline from the Blue Room.

Neues Trendhotel in Japan: THE TOKYO EDITION, TORANOMON

The Blue Room guarantees a visit for all senses. © The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon

Why the Toranomon:

The luxury hotel from Marriott is located in the center of Tokyo, just a stone's throw away from the best sights. With the best cuisine and numerous opportunities for physical rest and relaxation, you can still escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a short time. An ideal combination.

The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon
4-1-1 Toranomon, Minato Ku,Tokyo, Japan,105-0001
Tel: +81 3-5422-1600
Web: marriott.com
Price from € 420,-/night for 2 persons

In the suites of the Toranomon, you always fall in love with the Tokyo skyline. © The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon

Aloft Tokyo Ginza

The Aloft in the Ginza district is particularly trendy. The sleek design alludes to the youthful subculture movement "Miyuki-zoku" from the 1960s, a stylish combination of bright neon colors and urban art. The Marriott hotel chain's Aloft series is known for its proximity to music and art, and this is naturally evident at Ginza through innovative programs and a focus on social life in-house. Perfect for trendsetters, artists and anyone who likes it really cool.

What we like:

The many social areas at Aloft, such as THE WAREHOUSE, where you dine all day, or the W XYZ Bar, where Live At Aloft concerts are held.

Aloft Tokyo Ginza
6-14-3 Ginza Chou-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
Tel.: +81 3-6278-8122
Web: marriott.com
Price from € 160,-/night for 2 persons 


The AOYAMA GRAND HOTEL rightly describes itself as a center for fashion and culture. However, business travelers will feel just as comfortable in the five-star hotel as artists, as the chic interior alone promises: the AOYAMA is unobtrusive, with lots of wood and green, stylish color accents and statement pieces. 

Das Aoyama Grand Hotel in Tokio – ein echt cooler Spot.

Through the door and into the elegant coolness of THE AOYAMA GRAND Hotel. © THE AOYAMA GRAND HOTEL

The dining options in the hotel are also great - you should definitely try out the ambience as well as the cuisine of the multifaceted restaurants; from Italian cuisine in the "Trattoria Andrea Rossi" to Japanese countertop cuisine in the "Shikaku" to the rooftop bar "The Top" with a panoramic view over Tokyo (really top!).


You won't want to check out of the rooms and suites in mid-century style. Really chic! 

2 Chome-14-4 Kitaaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0061, Japan
Tel.: +81 3-6271-5430
Web: aoyamagrand.com
Price from € 285,-/night for 2 persons

Urban chic with a view: This is how great it is to sleep and relax at THE AOYAMA GRAND. © THE AOYAMA GRAND HOTEL

Three new foodie spots in Tokyo

New Sushi Hotspot: Shimazu's

Shimazu, an exclusive restaurant that already has a reputation as one of Tokyo's top sushi spots, opened in Shirokane at the end of 2020. Omakase is served here - the resourceful chef and owner Yukichika Shimazu decides what goes on the table. And it's convincing: from the L-shaped counter, you can see Shimazu in action as he chops fish into fine slices and creates fresh uni maki, masunosuke or iwashi from them.

Sushi in Tokio - immer eine hervorragende Entscheidung

Host Shimazu has already made a name for himself as a talented young chef at "Ranmaru" - his own restaurant is already one of Tokyo's top addresses. © Ivan Samkov

English is not spoken here, but when the host's quick Japanese, coupled with sincere enjoyment of Japanese culinary arts, pours over you, you still understand what it's all about: enjoying life.

Good to know:

Reservations (at: omakase.in) should be made sooner rather than later, because the Shimazu with its eight seats and reasonable price-performance ratio is highly sought after!
Shimazu's 島津

French Cuisine: SÉZANNE

Anyone who climbs into the elevator at the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo and rides up to the 7th floor also lands directly in seventh heaven of pleasure. The SÉZANNE presents itself in pure elegance of white marble and fine silk, bathed in delicate shades of pink and gray. 

Das SÉZANNE in Tokyo

The best French cuisine in an elegant setting. © SÉZANNE

Here, up-and-coming star chef Daniel Calvert embarks on a culinary journey to the West. In the middle of Tokyo, he serves modern French creations, with subtle local notes also happily straying into Clavert's cuisine. 

The varying Menu du Jour á la Omakase includes caviar with avocado and sachi or Akkeshi oysters with Koshihikari rice. Sweet taste buds will blossom with the wonderful desserts from pastry chef Elwyn Boyles. Superb!


For unique culinary experiences, reserve an evening at the Chef's Table and let Chef Daniel Calvert personally present the highlights of his gourmet dishes.

The view from the Chef's Table shows chef Daniel Calvert at work. © SÉZANNE

La Pâtisserie by Aman Tokyo

La Pâtisserie attracts those with a sweet tooth to Aman Tokyo with French dessert dishes and snacks - from fruity mille-feuille-framboises to fine sandwiches.

Aman Tokyo, Japan - La Patisserie_landscape

Tucked away at the luxurious Aman Tokyo, gourmands will find delightful cupcakes and fine sandwiches. © Aman Tokyo

The setting is just as spectacular as the creations, which are prepared with great sensitivity by head chef Yoshihisa Miyagawa. On level B2 of the Otemachi Tower, a patisserie with show kitchen is revealed, a dream of contemporary design and selected materials, which is more than worth seeing in its restrained elegance. What is surprising is that the prices are not too high.

Why La Pâtisserie:

Yoshihisa Miyagawa is able to transport a piece of Paris to Tokyo. Fine cakes like the airy Charlotte aux poires or Baba a l'Armagnac captivate with restrained sweetness and outstanding flavors.

At Aman Tokyo, you might enjoy Tokyo's best dessert creations. © Aman Tokyo

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