Travel 2 minutes 17 June 2024

Where to Stay in Tokyo if You Love Nightlife

Along with being known for its culture, food, beautifully walkable streets and amazing pockets of nature, Tokyo has a fantastic nightlife scene.

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Whether you’re opting for a nightclub experience, an intimate pub, an arcade or a charming alleyway filled with bars you can pop in and out of, Tokyo has plenty to offer. There’s something for everyone – no matter what your style or preference is – and that’s the beauty of the bustling Japanese city. Just remember, you don’t have to squeeze everything into one night, and there are plenty of neighborhoods and wonderful hotels to choose from.

With so many options, it can be hard to know where to stay to optimize your nightlife experience, but MICHELIN is here to help you find the best hotels.


The Granbell is responsible for a wide range of hotels, both urban and rural, all across Japan. The most prominent — and arguably the most impressive — is the group’s flagship, the Ginza Hotel by Granbell, whose dramatic modern form stands at the western edge of this famous commercial district. Its rooms are luxurious and properly stylish as well, a touch warmer and less severe than the austerely modern public spaces. Along with all the trappings of a high-end modern hotel, it’s got convenience in spades — not only are many of Tokyo’s finest shops and restaurants set on the surrounding streets, but you’re less than ten minutes from a transit link to literally anywhere in Japan.


Grand Hyatt Tokyo

The hotel’s modern design shines through its vast lobby and unique red granite swimming pool, setting it apart from typical corporate chain hotels. The stylish rooms feature contemporary comforts like Frette sheets, high-tech entertainment centers, and traditional Japanese-style bathrooms with separate showers and overflowing tubs, creating a private spa-like experience.

Conveniently situated, the Grand Hyatt Tokyo offers easy access to Roppongi’s nightlife, with its array of clubs, bars, and live music venues. Whether you’re looking for an upscale cocktail experience or a lively dance club, the hotel’s location ensures you’re never far from the action. Enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Fuji from your room or unwind with the hotel’s exceptional amenities after a night out in Tokyo’s dynamic nightlife scene.

ⒸGrand Hyatt Tokyo
ⒸGrand Hyatt Tokyo

Hotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya

This boutique-influenced, 227-room hotel is located just a few blocks away from Shibuya Crossing and a five-minute walk from WOMB – a dance club that features headlining electronic music artists with a top-class sound system, high-quality lighting and laser productions. If a dance club is not your thing, Shibuya is also a great neighborhood to explore if you’re interested in spending your night at an arcade.

Staying at Hotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya will make you feel like you’re part of the city’s nightlife energy and action – in the best way. With a trendy fitness center, a substantial art collection, an open-kitchen omakase counter and a rooftop with incredible views of Tokyo, Hotel Indigo Shibuya provides guests with the perfect balance of trendy charm and reliable hospitality.

ⒸHotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya
ⒸHotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya


The Trunk Hotel is very tied into fashion and culture, even if it does slightly lean on some American sensibilities. This boutique hotel stands out and feels both intentional and reliable. The team behind Trunk Hotel has placed an emphasis on sustainability, with the staff wearing uniforms that are recycled from local fashion industry production. The interiors feel very intentional, too, with furniture made from salvaged materials like rough reclaimed wood.

Located in Shibuya,Trunk Hotel is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a trendy and intentional sustainability-focused hotel that's great for a moment of rest before spending the night out in Tokyo. The neighborhood has an exciting energy, and it’s filled with both bars and clubs, so it's easy to choose your own adventure, depending on what you're looking for.


Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo

The New York influence is evident at Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo, but the hotel’s stylish boutique vibe makes the ambiance feel unique and fun for visitors who are looking for a reliable, high-end place to stay. The decor ties in notes from both Japanese and American culture, a unique and memorable combination. An added bonus: Many of the rooms have park views of either Yoyogi Park or Shinjuku Central Park.

The hotel’s location is ideal if you’re open to a wide range of nightlife experiences – whether you’re looking for an upscale cocktail bar or a more casual experience that includes popping into the tiny and quaint bars in Golden Gai. Golden Gai is a particularly unique little area you should experience if you’re visiting Tokyo for the first time. Get lost in the area’s small streets as you navigate the bars and mingle with other excited visitors.

ⒸKimpton Shinjuku Tokyo
ⒸKimpton Shinjuku Tokyo
Hero Image:ⒸHotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya


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