Four Seasons Vs. Aman Tokyo
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Comparing Aman Tokkyo with Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi and the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, you will discover three of the best luxury hotels in the heart of Tokyo.

Tokyo, the vibrant capital of Japan, is a dynamic metropolis where age-old traditions seamlessly merge with cutting-edge innovation. From the soaring skyscrapers of Shinjuku and Shibuya to the serene temples of Asakusa and Meiji Shrine, Tokyo offers visitors a rich tapestry of experiences.

Navigate through lively streets adorned with neon lights, bustling markets, and upscale shopping districts, or seek solace in the peaceful gardens of the Imperial Palace and Ueno Park. Delight in Tokyo’s renowned culinary scene, which includes delectable sushi and sizzling street food as well as exquisite Michelin-starred dining experiences.

Immerse yourself in Tokyo’s cultural treasures, whether exploring its museums, theaters, and traditional tea ceremonies or partaking in the vibrant energy of traditional festivals and contemporary art exhibitions. Tokyo is a city where every corner reveals a new adventure, inviting travelers to uncover its endless wonders.

The two Four Seasons hotels and the Aman are the best luxury hotels in Tokyo. Book your next luxury hotel stay, including stays at Four Seasons or Aman hotels, with our luxury travel concierge, and you will get all our free VIP benefits, including free breakfast, prioritized room upgrade, hotel credit, and more.

Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi Room
Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi Room
Credit: Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi

1. Location

The Aman Tokyo, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi, and Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi are all located in the heart of Tokyo, offering luxurious accommodations and top-notch service. However, the specific locations of these three hotels are slightly different.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi is in the bustling Otemachi business district. This modern and sophisticated hotel offers stunning views of the Tokyo skyline.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is situated in the prestigious Marunouchi business district. This intimate boutique hotel offers a blend of modern luxury and timeless elegance. Housed within the iconic Tokyo Station building, the hotel boasts a prime location with easy access to shopping, dining, and cultural attractions.

Our favorite thing about Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is the rooms overlooking the train station. This is heaven for travel nerds who can gaze down and watch the trains come and go.

Aman Tokyo is located in the prestigious Otemachi Tower in the heart of Tokyo, Japan which is a 10 minute walk from Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi. Situated in the Otemachi district, a bustling financial and business hub, the hotel offers panoramic views of the iconic Tokyo skyline and the majestic Imperial Palace Gardens.

2. Size

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi is the largest of these 3 hotels, boasting a total of 39 floors and featuring a wider range of amenities, including multiple restaurants, bars, a spa, a fitness center, and event spaces.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is slightly smaller in scale, with just 57 rooms housed within a historic location near Tokyo Station, but still offers upscale amenities and services for guests to enjoy.

Aman Tokyo has 84 guest rooms, so is mid-way between these hotels in size.

Ultimately, all hotels provide a luxurious experience, and the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi offers a larger and more expansive property with additional facilities.

3. Views

Aman Tokyo soars above the atmospheric whirl of tradition and modernity that is Japan’s capital city. Steps from Tokyo Station
and the world-famous Ginza boutiques, the hotel occupies the top six floors of the Otemachi Tower in the prestigious financial district. From here, guests can enjoy breathtaking views harmonising city and nature, with the Imperial Palace Gardens and Shinjuku skyscrapers in the foreground and Mount Fuji on the horizon.

The Aman has amazing views, but so does Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi. Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is lower down, so the views here aren’t as good.

Four Seasons Tokyo Marunouchi Room
Four Seasons Tokyo Marunouchi Room
Credit: Four Seasons Tokyo Marunouchi

3. Feel

Because of their smaller size, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi and Aman Tokyo feel more intimate and boutique than Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi.

4. Style

The styles of Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi and Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi differ due to their distinct locations, but fundamentally, both are modern hotels with big windows and modern designs.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi exudes a contemporary and sophisticated style with sleek lines, glass facades, and modern interior decor. The ambiance is upscale and cosmopolitan.

Aman Tokyo embraces its namesake’s cosmopolitan nature while staying true to a classical Japanese aesthetic. Wood, stone, and washi paper are used subtly and dramatically, creating a gentle interplay of light and shadow. The hotel’s inner garden on the reception level is surrounded by an engawa, an inner veranda leading to extensive dining and lounge areas, as well as a boutique and meeting rooms.

Rooms and suites at the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi are designed by Aman veteran Jean-Michel Gathy, so they feel very Aman even though this hotel is actually a Four Seasons. He has used a pale-gray color scheme and elegant furniture that feels more global than Japanese, but select decorative details nod to local culture, such as the wall-to-wall artwork of floating textiles inspired by Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi also has a modern design with big floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Tokyo Station. The interior may blend traditional elements with contemporary furnishings, creating a refined and inviting atmosphere.

Overall, while we love an Aman, all three hotels offer their own unique style, but my personal preference for the best room style is the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi because of the grey hues, sophisticated use of textures, and the big windows with amazing views. The Aman communal areas are stunning, but rooms have a lot of pine and, dare I say it, feel slightly dated by comparison, but this is all a matter of taste, and all three hotels are wonderful.

5. Loyalty

It’s worth mentioning that Aman and Four Seasons hotels do not embrace Loyalty schemes. There is no Four Seasons loyalty program nor is there an Aman point collecting program although you can get all our brilliant free benefits from your very first Aman or Four Seasons stay by booking with our luxury travel concierge team.

Best Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts In The World
Best Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts In The World

Tips

The best Four Seasons hotels & resorts in the world include Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, Four Seasons Lanai and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii, Four Seasons Surf Club on Miami Beach, Four Seasons Costa Rica, Four Seasons Los Cabos At Costa Palmas, Four Seasons Palm Beach, and Four Seasons Hampshire. To be honest, we wanted to include several other properties in this article, but we would have to stray into the realms of the top 20 or 30 or even top 100 properties to include all our favorite Four Seasons hotels. There are just so many great ones!

6. Families

All three hotels may offer some family-friendly amenities, but Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi, being larger, has more extensive facilities catering to families with a 20-meter (66-foot) indoor heated pool, whereas Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi does not have a pool and instead offers an Onsen Hot Spring Bath available in SPA, which is not ideal for kids.

Aman Tokyo’s wellness facilities cover almost 2,500 m² across two floors, and include Aman Spa with eight treatment rooms, a gym, a yoga/Pilates studio and a 30-metre, temperature-controlled swimming pool with expansive city views. Changing rooms feature steam rooms, showers and a traditional Japanese bath. The 30-metre swimming pool at Aman Tokyo, means that it also wins for families and is a great choice, along with the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi.

While Aman and Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi are located in the bustling Otemachi district, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is situated near Tokyo Station and within walking distance to various historic sites and attractions. Families may find the latter’s location more convenient for exploring the city with children.

7. Conclusion

Aman and both Four Seasons are incredible hotels in Tokyo and if you’re lucky enough to experience any of these hotels, I have no doubt you will love your experience. We love the setting of Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi and the views over the train station, but if you aren’t as nerdy as me when it comes to trains, you might prefer the expansive city views offered by the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi and Aman.

If you want a pool, pick the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo, Otemachi, or Aman. Aman probably has the most stunning communal areas, but we like the rooms at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo or Otemachi.

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