Japan is a country known for its hot springs and public sento baths. But if you’re looking to relax in a full-length soaking tub, your best bet is a luxury hotel. We feature some of the best properties across Tokyo and highlight each of their unique offerings. Most rooms with luxury soaking tubs are premium 5-star suites. Some suites have epic city views from the tub, and even TVs to watch your favorite shows. There are also some unique boutique offerings and rooms with a sauna. See our selection of the best Tokyo hotels with luxury soaking tubs below.

1. Hotel Gajoen Tokyo

Hotel Gajoen is a small luxury hotel billed as a museum of Japanese beauty. It has over 2000 paintings and artifacts, many of them considered national treasures. Originally a gourmet restaurant, it was rebranded as a hotel in 2017. Its culinary traditions continue with seven independent food and beverage outlets. There are 60 luxury guest suites each with a spa tub and a steam sauna. The Superior Japanese king suite has traditional tatami mat floors with a Western-style bed. But the bathroom is the real highlight, reminiscent of a ryokan Japanese inn fitted with a large modern jacuzzi tub. During your stay, there are activities like the hotel’s art collection tour, a matcha experience, and morning yoga sessions.

  • Guest Reviews: This hotel is like a traditional Japanese inn, with big comfortable rooms.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Superior Japanese suite king room
  • Address: 153-0064 Tokyo-to, Meguro Shimomeguro 1-8-1, Japan

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2. The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho

The Princess Gallery is a 5-star hotel in downtown Tokyo near the Akasaka Palace. It’s a modern high-rise with abundant use of glass and natural light. Guest facilities include a Swiss spa, indoor pool, and communal sento mineral bath. If you’re shy about communal bathing, the Designer suite has a jacuzzi tub with wide windows. The suite has numerous seating arrangements with surrounding views of the night skyline. Other rooms have tubs, but not spa baths and some don’t have city views. You can enjoy all-day dining at Oasis Garden, but the downtown location has plenty to offer.

  • Guest Reviews: Luxurious suite with a great city view. The Japanese breakfast is one of the best in Tokyo.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Designer suite
  • Address: 102-8585 Tokyo Prefecture, Chiyoda-ku, Kioicho 1-2, Japan

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3. Palace Hotel Tokyo

Palace Hotel is just east of the Imperial Palace with direct access to Otemachi Station. This 5-star hotel has views across the palace moat and its natural setting. It’s Evian Spa has an indoor pool with city views and heated communal baths for men and women. There is also a men’s dry sauna and a women’s marble sauna. For the best bath, the top-floor Chiyoda suite has a spacious balcony and a full-length stone soaking tub. If you want something more affordable, the Grand Deluxe King rooms have soaking tubs by the window too. At Wadakura you can enjoy fine traditional Japanese kaiseki or there’s Sushi Kanesaka headed up by a renowned Michelin chef. There is also a hotel take-out deli and a pastry shop.

  • Guest Reviews: Beautiful view of the Palace garden from our balcony. Really good Japanese and French restaurants.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Chiyoda suite
  • Address: 100-0005 Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-1-1, Japan

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4. The Okura Tokyo

Okura Tokyo is a premium Japanese hotel not far from the Roppongi entertainment district. Right next door is the Okura Museum of Art. The gym has full city views, personal trainers, and a 25-meter pool with a steam sauna. Its award-winning spa offers Western and Japanese fusion techniques. Junior suites in the Heritage Wing all have full-length soaking tubs, and some of them have city views.  Fine and all-day dining awaits on the 4th to 6th floors, including Chef’s Garden which features their patisserie brand. Starlight Bar & Lounge on the 41st floor has the best night views. You can enjoy a light a la carte menu or afternoon tea here.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was beyond perfect. The view, the bath, and the bed were all 5-star.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Junior suite
  • Address: 105-0001 Tokyo-to, Minato-ku Toranomon 2-10-4, Japan

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5. The Peninsula Tokyo

The Peninsula Tokyo is a multi-award-winning 5-star hotel close to Hibiya Park and Ginza shopping areas. The spa is renowned for its top-range skin care and each treatment room has a private shower. For a special deal, the Afternoon Tea spa package is well-recommended. Its 20-meter indoor pool has nice seating and relaxing areas, and there’s a gym room too. For your stay, all rooms have bathtubs but they are more deep than full-length. For tubs by the window, you should try the Deluxe or Grand Premium suites. Peter Steak & Grill has the best dining views, while Hei Fung Terrace serves fine Cantonese cuisine. There’s also a Sushi Wakon whose Kyoto branch has 2-star Michelin status.

  • Guest Reviews: Incredible experience. Comfortable suite, a great pool, and an awesome rooftop bar.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe suite
  • Address: 100-0006 Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku Yurakucho 1-8-1, Japan

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6. Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

The Mandarin Oriental Tokyo is conveniently close to Shin-Nihombashi Station. Apart from its modern sleek design, there are several things that set this hotel apart. Its restaurants have fabulous views, particularly Sense, a Cantonese restaurant on the 37th floor. At the gym, you can book private Pilates sessions and the Wellness Package includes six gym sessions. For relaxation, try the 24k gold leaf facial rejuvenation, or multi-day retreat package at the spa. The best rooms are King suites with full-length soaking tubs by the window. If you want surrounding views of the Tokyo skyline, you should try the corner suites.

  • Guest Reviews: Beautiful room with a breathtaking view. We were treated like VIPs and the food was excellent.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: King suites
  • Address: 103-8328 Tokyo-to, Chuo-ku Nihonbashi Muromachi 2-1-1, Japan

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7. Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi

Four Seasons has a hotel next to Tokyo Station and another in the quieter location of Otemachi. The one at Otemachi though has much better views of the Imperial Palace grounds. Make sure you book the Four Seasons suite if you want direct views from the private soaking tub. Some Deluxe rooms also have luxury bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling views by the tub. For fine dining, Otemachi is home to the French restaurant Est, which is a Michelin-starred experience. For casual fare, their outdoor Italian piazza at Pigneto is especially nice. They also have special kids-friendly menu items at discounted prices. Other facilities onsite include a spa, pool, and fitness center.

  • Guest Reviews: Beautiful room with a view of Mount Fuji. Dinner and live music at Pigneto was fantastic.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Four Seasons suite
  • Address: 100-0004 Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku Otemachi 1-2-1, Japan

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8. Hotel Niwa Tokyo

Hotel Niwa is a modern Japanese designer hotel in a quiet neighborhood of Chiyoda City. It has four Japanese gardens, one on the roof terrace with panoramic views. The rooms are comparatively quite spacious with a simple aesthetic. All rooms have a bath, but the Premium Twin has a spa bath, and the Special Signature has an extra-large onsen-style bath. They serve a Western buffet for breakfast with freshly baked bread and croissants. Alternatively, you can choose a traditional Japanese breakfast set. The hotel has massage chairs you can use for free and there’s a coin washing machine and drier. Hotel Niwa is in a good location if you’re planning to explore Akihabara and Tokyo’s tech hub.

  • Guest Reviews: Incredible room in a convenient location. The relaxation room and the tea lounge were a nice surprise.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Premium twin room – non-smoking
  • Address: 101-0061 Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku Kandamisaki-cho 1-1-16, Japan

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9. The Strings by InterContinental, Tokyo

The Intercontinental Strings is a 5-star hotel next to Shinagawa Station. It’s more of a business-class hotel with the gym being the only featured facility. It does, however, have good dining options – including in-room dining. Their best restaurant is Kazane, Japanese teppanyaki, while China Shadow has private dining and a dim-sum course. For rooms, the Club Intercontinental or King suite has a large bathtub by the window overlooking Tokyo Bay. The suite also has a lounge and a spacious drawing room for meetings.

  • Guest Reviews: Good location near Shinagawa station. My room was spacious and modern.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: One-bedroom king suite with luxury view bath
  • Address: 108-8282 Tokyo-to, Minato-ku Konan 2-16-1 Shinagawa East One Tower 26-32 Floor, Japan

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10. The Westin Tokyo

The Westin Tokyo is in the more upscale district of Ebisu in Meguro City. Nearby are the Yebisu Beer Museum, Yebisu Garden Place, and the Tokyo Photographic Museum. The Westin’s most prized dining venue is the French restaurant, Victor. Its champagne selection is unrivaled to suit any occasion. Another option is Yebisu, famous for its Wagyu Beef, and the elegant Compass Rose bar for its sky views. There are, however, no less than eight fine F&B establishments to choose from. All rooms are in fine Rococo style with full-length soaking tubs. But the Imperial and Presidential suites are the best with large soaking tubs in luxurious bathrooms.

  • Guest Reviews: Wonderful stay at a beautiful hotel. Great service, great food, and great views.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Imperial suite
  • Address: 153-8580 Tokyo-to, Meguro-ku, Mita 1-4-1, Japan

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11. Villa Fontaine Premier Haneda Airport

Villa Fontaine Haneda Airport is one of the best luxury hotels with a Japanese onsen for their guests. The water, rich in iodine and calcium chloride, is considered good for dry skin and improved circulation. There are both spacious indoor and outdoor baths with loungers overlooking the Tama River and the airport. For exclusive bathing in your own quarters, try the Premier suite. It has a gorgeous full-length bath set into a black marble frame. For a feminine touch, the Fontaine suite has a free-standing French bath while all other rooms have a standard full-length tub. Izumi Tenia serves excellent izakaya-style cuisine with views that can stretch to Mt. Fuji. The Throne & Lounge is just as scenic but more open and relaxed. 

  • Guest Reviews: Nice new hotel close to the airport. Loved the rooftop spa and onsite onsen.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Premier suite room
  • Address: 144-0041 Tokyo-to, Ota-ku Haneda Airport 2-7-1, Japan

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12. The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

The Ritz-Carlton is mid-town opposite a beautiful strolling park and close to the Roppongi entertainment district. It’s a blend of Western and Japanese aesthetics with the Modern Japanese suite being its best presentation. It has screen doors, partial tatami flooring, and an onsen-style bathroom. The TV sitting in front of the bathtub adds an extra modern touch to the room. If you prefer something more modern, you can admire the city views and watch TV from the tub in the Millenia suite. For dining, restaurants at the Ritz-Carlton showcase French and Japanese cuisines and cooking techniques. The Bar in the Lobby Lounge is another popular hangout area at night. Other facilities you’ll have access to include the spa, pool, and fitness club.

  • Guest Reviews: Spacious room with views of Mt. Fuji. I enjoyed the cocktails, live music, and city views in the lobby lounge.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Modern Japanese suite
  • Address: 107-6245 Tokyo-to, Minato-ku, Akasaka 9-7-1 Tokyo Midtown, Japan

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13. Hotel Allamanda Aoyama Tokyo

The Allamanda is a chic and young urban hotel in one of Tokyo’s most fashionable districts. It’s a 10-minute walk to Omotesando Station and 1-minute to the Ginza Line Gaienmae Station. Spacious suites, superbly and tastefully designed, are the hotel’s forte. One of the more popular rooms is the Stadium suite. From here, you can watch a live game from your room and also have access to a sauna and bathtub. All other rooms have full-length soaking tubs with the most luxurious in the Royal suite king. For a workout, there’s a 25-meter indoor pool with a jacuzzi, or you can request a personal trainer at the gym. On the 8th floor, Portofino café opens for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Guest Reviews: Awesome hotel in a nice area. Beautiful spa, pool, and jacuzzi.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Royal suite king
  • Address: 107-0061 Tokyo-to, Minato-ku Kita Aoyama 2-7-13, Japan

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Best Tokyo Districts with Luxury Soaking Tubs

  • Tokyo Station – Tokyo Station, famed for its historic façade, is within walking distance of the Imperial Palace Gardens. The nearest hotel with a soaking tub is Palace Hotel Tokyo. It’s just 8 minutes on foot from Tokyo Station Marunouchi North Exit or 2 minutes from Otemachi Station one stop from Tokyo Station.
  • Imperial Gardens and Chiyoda – The Tokyo Imperial Palace and Gardens is in the heart of Chiyoda City which includes most of Tokyo Station. You can easily join guided tours of the palace gardens. The closest hotel with luxury soaking tubs to the popular East Gate is Palace Hotel Tokyo. Another choice is Four Seasons Otemachi or The Peninsula Tokyo near Hibiya Station.
  • Nihombashi – Nihombashi is a unique mixture of classical and modern architecture. It’s home to the Bank of Japan, the historic Mitsukoshi Department Store, and the Mitsui Tower. You can browse a number of art galleries here and catch a tour boat at Nihombashi Dock. The best hotel for a soaking tub is Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo.
  • Akasaka Tokyo Midtown – Akasaka, Tokyo Midtown, is an upscale business and entertainment district. You can enjoy Billboard Live shows, visit the Suntory Museum of Art or 21-21 Design Site, and stroll the scenic Hinokicho Park. The best hotel with a luxury soaking tub is The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo. Its Modern Japanese suite is highly recommended.
  • Haneda Airport – Haneda Airport isn’t near any sightseeing locations, but a hotel with a soaking tub is perfect before jetting off. Hotel Villa Fontaine Premier (in photo) is the perfect spot with direct access to the airport shuttle. Apart from a large soaking tub in your room, you can relax in the onsen mineral baths overlooking the Tama River. There are exclusive dining and lounge options too.

Best Time To Visit Tokyo

By far, the two most popular times to visit Japan are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The best timing for spring cherry blossoms tends to be late March around the 19th to 23rd and about 10 days after that. Fall leaves tend to peak around late November. But winter illuminations start mid-November and into late December or even early January. This could be the ideal period if you’re staying at a hotel with hot soaking tubs or spa baths. However, considering its metropolis status, any time can be great for visiting Tokyo. There are plenty of indoor attractions and busy shopping locations, or you can enjoy the luxuries of your hotel.

Soaking Tub Features To Consider

  • Views – A luxury soaking tub with a view is one of the best ways to take in Tokyo’s incredible skyline. Full-length windows and the view angle can make all the difference. The best hotels for a view bath are the Mandarin Oriental and its King Suites. The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho’s Designer Suite, and the Four Seasons Suites (in the photo) are also excellent options.
  • TV – The Kioi and Designer suites of Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho are the best for a TV with a fabulous view bath. Or, try the Premium twin suit at the more affordable Hotel Niwa for an extra-large, direct-facing TV. Alternatively, there are the Premier suits at The Peninsula Tokyo.
  • Sauna – Hotels with a steam room or a sauna in addition to a luxury soaking tub are a rarity. All suites at the Hotel Gajoen Tokyo, however, have a steam sauna. For a dry sauna, there’s the Master suite at the Allamanda Hotel in Aoyama. The Designer suite at Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho has a lower-temperature sauna with mist and a jet tub.

Soaking Tubs vs Onsens

A soaking tub is a long full-length bath for stretching out and soaking in water up to your neck. Long soaking tubs are not that common in Japan in either hotels or homes. So it’s a huge luxury if you find a hotel with private baths. While soaking tubs are great for relaxation, they’re different from Japanese onsens. An onsen in Japan refers to natural mineral waters or basically a hot spring. The springs are natural in some areas, but water is often pumped from underground or transported to a public onsen. At an onsen, there are various large and also single-person baths in a communal setting. Everyone will be butt-naked! Sometimes, you can also get a private onsen bath in your hotel room. See more unique places to stay in our articles:

Best Tokyo Hotels With Soaking Tubs For Couples

  • Hotel Gajoen Tokyo (photo above) Gajoen is a historical hotel with traditional Japanese interiors, beautiful gardens, and cultural art treasures. Suites all have private onsen baths, some with garden views. There are also exquisite dining choices so you don’t have to venture far.
  • The Prince Gallery Tokyo KioichoThe Deluxe Corner and Premier King suites have fantastic night views as well as a luxury soaking tub by the window. There is also fine Japanese dining, an elegant sky lounge, and the acclaimed Spa Kioi by Swiss Perfection.

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Find More Tokyo Hotels with Private Tubs


Tokyo HotelsBest Rooms
Hotel Gajoen TokyoSuperior Japanese suite king room
The Prince Gallery Tokyo KioichoDesigner suite
Palace Hotel TokyoChiyoda suite
The Okura TokyoJunior suite
The Peninsula TokyoDeluxe suite
Mandarin Oriental TokyoKing suites
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at OtemachiFour Seasons suite
Hotel Niwa TokyoPremium twin room – non-smoking
The Strings by InterContinental, TokyoOne-bedroom king suite with luxury view bath
The Westin TokyoImperial suite
Villa Fontaine Premier Haneda AirportPremier suite room
The Ritz-Carlton, TokyoModern Japanese suite
Hotel Allamanda Aoyama TokyoRoyal suite king
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