Tokyo is known for its Onsen hot springs and public baths. Although beautiful, they can get a little crowded, and you may not want to share the experience. You can make your Tokyo vacation extra special by booking a hotel with private onsens. Here you have options, like romantic suites, 5-star hotels, and private sauna rooms. Plus, you can even find private onsen rooms big enough for the entire family. But first, here are our top picks.


Private Onsens For Families

  • Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay – Located right next to Disneyland and DisneySea, this is the best option for families with young kids. After a long day walking around the theme parks, you’ll appreciate the onsen in the Japanese Suite.
  • Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa Hanakohro – A highly-rated 5-star ryokan, the Japanese Gradn Suites is ideal for a family of 4. Past guests were super impressed with the staff and cleanliness of the facilities.

Private Onsens For Couples

  • Hotel Gajoen Tokyo – The private onsens in their Japanese Suites are a step above the rest at Hotel Gajoen. With unique dining options onsite like a Kimono lunch, it’s the most romantic stay in Tokyo. It’s also a popular venue for weddings.
  • Onsen Ryokan Yuen Bettei Tokyo Daita – Its Deluxe room with an open-air bath is ideal for two, with an intimate living area and ensuite bath. Traditional screen doors open to an open-air bath and a beautiful Japanese garden. Besides the room, guests loved the facilities onsite.

Best Areas To Stay In Tokyo

  • Ueno – Ueno is known for its tourist attractions, including Ueno Park’s cherry blossoms. The National Museum of Nature & Science and Ueno Zoo are some of the favorites. The closest place to stay with private onsens is Centurion Hotel Ueno.
  • Asakusa – This is an older part of Tokyo, known for its street vendors and riverside parks. You’ll find everything from festivals and fireworks to trendy waterfront restaurants. Stay at Cyashitsu Ryokan Asakusa if you’re planning to explore this area.
  • Shibuya – Shibuya is a popular area of Tokyo, known for its entertainment, shopping, and restaurants. Cerulean Tower Tokyu is one of the better hotels with private onsens here. It’s a 5-star hotel near the Shibuya train and metro stations.
  • Disneyland – Tokyo Disneyland is one of the world’s largest theme parks. Stay at Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay so you can avoid the busy travel from Tokyo. You’ll have direct access to the entrance gates via monorail. It’s Japanese suites offer the best Disney views and private onsen bathing areas.
  • Shinjuku – This is a buzzing nightlife district with plenty of bars and restaurants. If you want to stay at a hotel with private onsens, Hotel New Otani Tokyo The Main is about 20 minutes away by metro.

1. Hotel Gajoen Tokyo

Hotel Gajoen is a luxury hotel in the upmarket Meguro district of Tokyo. It’s easily accessible from both the Meguro train and metro stations. For the best experience, we recommend the Superior Japanese suite king room. This authentic Japanese room has all the touches of a traditional ryokan. There are tatami mats, screens, and an authentic Japanese dining area. The ensuite bath features a large private onsen and an in-room steam sauna. When it comes to dining, guests have a variety of options to choose from. You can enjoy Tokyo-style Chinese, Japanese kaiseki, an American grill, or Italian.

  • Guest Reviews: Huge bathroom with shower, tub, sauna, and bidet. One of the prettiest hotels we’ve ever stayed in.
  • 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. Cyashitsu Ryokan Asakusa

Cyashitsu Ryokan Asakusa is a traditional ryokan inn in Asakusa. As Tokyo’s oldest neighbourhood, it’s known for street vendors and riverside parks. For an authentic stay, book the Japanese-style room with an open-air onsen bath. Decorated in traditional style, each room features screens, mats, and a futon bed. You’ll love the private open-air bath and the rooftop views over Asakusa. Start the day with a teahouse breakfast; in the evenings there’s sake and snacks in the lounge. For dinner, you’ll find a selection of exciting restaurants surrounding the hotel.

  • Guest Reviews: The staff was helpful and very friendly. The Onsen on the top floor was great.
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Best Rooms: Japanese style twin room with open air bath
  • Address: 111-0032 Tokyo-to, Taitoku Asakusa 3-32-12, Japan

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3. Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa Hanakohro

Grand Prince Hotel is a traditionally styled hotel in Tokyo’s historic Takanawa area. For the best stay, we recommend the Japanese Grand Suite with a tatami floor. Each suite offers an authentic setting with low furniture, light wood, and tatami mats. The ensuite bath features a private onsen tub and a separate shower. You’ll enjoy exclusive access to the Oh-Sai lounge, pools, sauna, and whirlpool. Grand Prince also offers a wide range of dining options. You’ll find French cuisine at Le Trianon, steaks at Katsura, plus tempura and kaiseki. La Connaisseur Cigar Bar also features fine Cuban cigars and signature cocktails.

  • Guest Reviews: Staff were amazing at Hanakohro. Most of their staff can speak English.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Japanese grand suite with tatami floor
  • Address: 108-8612 Tokyo-to, Minatoku 3-13-1, Japan

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4. Hotel Minato

Hotel Minato is a slick Tokyo hotel that blends modernity and tradition well. For luxurious accommodation, you’ll want to book the King Suite with spa bath. This contemporary Japanese-themed suite features a king bed and bespoke seating area. It opens onto an ensuite bath and a private open-air bathing area. For couples, you’ll love the two onsen baths and the atmospheric walk-in rain shower. You can also relax and unwind in the suite’s private sauna. Every morning, guests are invited to enjoy a fresh ala carte breakfast. For other food options, several restaurants, bars, and cafes are steps away from the hotel.

  • Guest Reviews: Excellent room with a great selection of amenities. Truly enjoyed the sauna.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: King suite with spa bath
  • Address: 106-0031 Tokyo-to, 港区西麻布1-13-17, Japan

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5. Onsen Ryokan Yuen Bettei Tokyo Daita

Yuen Bettei Daita is a relaxing ryokan set in Setagaya, a peaceful Tokyo suburb. For the best room, book the Deluxe twin room with an open-air bath. Ideal for couples, this room features a subdued seating area and a walk-in shower.Sliding glas s doors open onto a private terrace with an onsen tub and a Japanese garden. In the shared public spaces onsite, there’s a larger onsen area with separate baths for men and women. You can also enjoy an aroma mist sauna for women and a dry sauna for men. Breakfast features fresh omelettes or fish, while dinner is a kaiseki or hotpot. The spa also offers full body massages using their original aroma oils.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was comfy and clean, and the spa was great.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe twin room with open-air bath
  • Address: 155-0033 Tokyo-do, Setagaya-ku Daita 2-31-26, Japan

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6. Tsuki Tokyo

Tsuki Tokyo is a stylish and cosy modern hotel in the Chuo district of Tokyo. Decorated in light wood and natural colours, each room offers a homely design. The Premier Room with bathtub comes highly recommended. There’s a large double bed, comfortable seating, and a flat-screen TV. Your ensuite bath features a wooden hinoki bath and a separate walk-in shower. Outside the room is the hotel’s communal wooden bath for all the guests to enjoy. Later at night, venture out to a sake bar as the ideal spot to relax. Most will offer a selection of local sakes paired with a variety of small dishes.

  • Guest Reviews: A fantastic hotel that was spotless and comfortable. The staff were lovely.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Premier room with bath tub
  • Address: 104-0045 Tokyo-to, Chuo-ku Tsukiji1-9-4, Japan

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7. Stay Sakura Tokyo Asakusa Yokozuna Hotel

Stay Sakura Yokozuna is a new-style Japanese hotel in Tokyo’s Asakusa District. A converted sumo wrestling stable, it’s close to temples, shrines, and other attractions. For families or groups, choose the Deluxe suite with spa bath. With two beds, sofa beds, and futons, this light-wood suite is big enough for six. There’s a large dining table, a kitchenette, and an ensuite bath with a tub and shower. But its main feature is the open-air bathing area with its private spa tub. There’s no restaurant onsite, but restaurants, bakeries, and more are all close by.

  • Guest Reviews: Huge room size with apartment-type amenities. A little bit far from the train station.
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe suite with spa bath
  • Address: 111-0032 Tokyo-to, Taito-ku Asakusa 3-30-5, Japan

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8. Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel

Cerulean Tower Tokyu is a 5-star hotel within Cerulean Tower’s dizzying upper floors. Located in Shibuya, it’s a short walk to the Shibuya train and metro stations. To enjoy a private onsen, we recommend booking a Japanese-style room. This room features a Western-style open-plan bedroom offering amazing views of the city. What guests really love is soaking in the private Hinoki cypress bath. There’s a variety of dining options, including Chinese, Teppanyaki, and sushi. Later enjoy a cigar at Cigar & Rock, live jazz at the Jazz Club, or amazing views at Tower bar. At the spa, they offer an indoor pool and jet bath, plus a relaxing sauna and massage chairs.

  • Guest Reviews: The Hotel is great but it could do much better on breakfast.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Japanese-style room
  • Address: 150-8512 Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku Sukuragaokacho 26-1, Japan

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9. Hotel New Otani Tokyo The Main

Hotel New Otani is a 5-star hotel in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward, home of Japan’s Imperial Palace. It’s surrounded by a 400-year-old Japanese garden and within walking distance of 5 subway lines. The Deluxe room with a cypress bath offers floor-to-ceiling views of the garden and Akasaka Place. Each room offers a contemporary Japanese design, a king bed, and a separate seating area. Enjoy a cup of complimentary sake while you soak in the ensuite’s private cypress tub. They serve a range of breakfasts for their guests and other dining options. There are familiar flavours at Trader Vics, plus French, and traditional Japanese. For a relaxing break, their Golden Spa offers an indoor pool, body treatments, and a dry sauna.

  • Guest Reviews: Superb Japanese garden. I would recommend the Garden Tower restaurant for its wonderful view.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe room with cypress bath
  • Address: 102-8578 Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku Kioi-Cho 4-1, Japan

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10. Prostyle Ryokan Tokyo Asakusa

Prostyle Ryokan is a charming inn found in Tokyo’s historic Asakusa district. It’s close to Asakusa station and is easily accessible to four subway lines. For a traditional experience, check out their Japanese-style suites, particularly the corner suite. This top-floor room features two double beds and is ideal for a family of four. It’s traditionally designed, with tatami floors and low furniture. Slide open the shoji panel window for a stunning view of the Sumida River and Tokyo Skytree. More importantly, the rooms come with a shadowy and slick marble onsen bath. Dinner is served from 5pm and includes Shabu-shabu, hot pots, or grilled meat dishes.

  • Guest Reviews: We loved the beautiful room, great view, terrace and bath!
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Japanese style suite
  • Address: 111-0033 Tokyo-to, Taito-ku Hanakawado 2-12-11, Japan

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11. Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel

Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay is a quality hotel with easy access to Tokyo Disney Resort. With its close proximity to the park, rooms are a bit more pricey. For families, check out the Japanese suite which can accommodate up to six people. There’s a separate seating area, a traditional dining space, and an ensuite bath. Inside the bath is where you’ll find a private onsen tub and a separate shower. Outside the suite, Oasis offers a variety of family activities, including a kids’ area. The relaxation facility features indoor and outdoor pools, plus an indoor whirlpool. For food, Grande Café offers all-day dining, while Maihama features Teppanyaki.

  • Guest Reviews: Great for kids. Food options were lacking. The breakfast buffet is overpriced for what you get.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Japanese suite room
  • Address: 279-0031 Tokyo-to, Maihama 1-9, Japan

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12. Centurion Hotel Ueno

Centurion Hotel is a designer hotel in Tokyo’s Ueno district. It’s within walking distance of Ueno Park and nearby subway and train stations. If you’re travelling as a family, we recommend the Japanese-style room with an open-air bath. While there are enough beds to sleep 7 people, previous guests have commented on the small room size. Inside, it’s decorated with bamboo partitions, tatami floors and traditional artwork. It opens onto an open-air deck where you’ll find a round Hinoki onsen bath. At Torebian restaurant, you can enjoy a full-course Japanese menu. The nearby Ameya-Yokocho market also offers a variety of family dining options.

  • Guest Reviews: Easily access to JR station, attractions, and shopping. is quite small.
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Best Rooms: Japanese style room with open-air bath
  • Address: 110-0005 Tokyo-to, Taito-ku Ueno 2-3-4, Japan

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Best Time To Visit Tokyo

The best times to visit Tokyo are March and April when there are cherry blossoms. During this period, it does get very cold so private onsens in your room will be ideal. From mid-September to early December, you can see the bright autumn leaves. The temperature is much more comfortable for outdoor activities in Tokyo. keep in mind, these are also the more expensive times to book hotels. So if you’re on a budget, plan a trip out outside the cherry blossom and autumn leaves seasons.


How To Get Around Tokyo

Tokyo is a great city for public transportation, with trains, subways, and buses crisscrossing the city. For first-timers, Japan Rail (JR) and metro subway lines are easily accessible and the best options. If you’re staying outside central Tokyo, the city’s bus system is a convenient alternative. Although they can be hard to figure out if you’re not a local. Taxis are more expensive, but if all else fails, they’re also readily available. You can find taxis around stations, taxi stands, and sightseeing spots. In central Tokyo, it’s easy to flag down a taxi while standing on a busy road. If you want to stay near a subway or JR station, these are the best hotels:


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Best Tokyo Onsen Rooms

Tokyo HotelsOnsen Rooms
Hotel Gajoen TokyoSuperior Japanese suite king room
Cyashitsu Ryokan AsakusaJapanese style twin room with open air bath
Grand Prince Takanawa HanakohroJapanese grand suite with tatami floor
Hotel MinatoKing suite with spa bath
Onsen Ryokan Yuen Betti Tokyo DaitaDeluxe twin room with open-air bath
Tsuki TokyoPremier room with bath tub
Stay Sakura Tokoyo Asakusa Yokozuna HotelDeluxe suite with spa bath
Cerulean Tower Tokyu HotelJapanese-style room
Hotel New Otani Tokyo The MainDeluxe room with cypress bath
Prostyle Ryokan Tokyo AsakusaJapanese style suite
Sheraton Grande TokyoJapanese suite room
Centurion Hotel UenoJapanese style room with open-air bath

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