Hotel Gajoen Tokyo

Hotel Gajoen Tokyo

What kind of hotel is Hotel Gajoen Tokyo?

The hotel is one of the best small Japanese-style luxury hotels in Tokyo.  There are 60 suite rooms only.  This is like a gorgeous traditional art and craft museum.  If you are keen on Japanese culture, history, garden, food, etc. I would recommend it.

Once we entered the property, we felt the luxury and authenticity, and we were overwhelmed by the beauty of decorations, paintings, and sculptures, etc.  This is a spectacular place to stay with attention to every detail.  You can fully experience a variety of first-class Japanese culture on the property.

Then if you are staying here for the first time, I would recommend spending some time inside the building.  Because there are some interesting activities available.  Also, there is a beautiful tangible cultural property called Hyakudan Kaidan.  One night stay wouldn’t be enough.

On the other hand, if you want to see wonderful Tokyo city views from hotels, this is not for you.  The hotel is not a skyscraper.  Perhaps if you have lots of activities or attractions in Tokyo City, you might want to stay near Tokyo Station.  The location of the hotel is not very convenient.

The ambiance is serene, cozy, and unique.  The hotel would be great for couples, families, small groups, business persons, or solo travelers.

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Is the location easy to access?

Yes, the hotel is located near Meguro Station, but it takes 10min on foot.  There is a steep slope on the way to the property.  You might want to get a free shuttle bus or TAXI when you visit here.  It takes 5min by taxi and costs around JPY500.  Free shuttle service is available from Meguro Station or  Shinagawa StationRefer to the info.  

JFYI, it takes 20min from Tokyo Station to Meguro Station, 45min from Haneda Airport to Meguro Station by train. 

Where is the best accommodation for anniversaries?

If you are looking for a good place for a special occasion in Tokyo, the property would be one of the best.  The staff arranges flowers and cakes to celebrate an anniversary at additional charges if you request in advance.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend a modern Japanese room.  All rooms are luxurious, stylish, and spacious.  Each room has a wonderful sauna and jacuzzi.

Is this child-friendly?

Yes, baby cots are available for borrowing if you request in advance, but you need to book a Japanese-western room or an executive suite room.  One child *ages 6 and under per adult will be free of charge for co-sleep.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, pajamas, a coffee machine with capsules, welcome chocolate, and a Japanese tea set, etc.  There were Omnisens skincare products and bath amenities in our bathroom for women and men.  You can travel light. Turn-down service is available. Then free smartphone service is available.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  The Free Wi-Fi reception was good.  There are some convenience stores around Meguro Station.

How about the executive lounge?

There are an amazing executive lounge and a library on 8F.  All guests who stay here have access to the executive lounges and the library.  The nice food presentation is held 5 times every day as below.  Also, Matcha Tea Ceremony is held on every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

  Breakfast              7:00-11:00
  Tea Time             11:30-13:00
  Afternoon tea      14:00-17:00
  Evening Cocktail 17:00-20:00
  Night Cap            20:00-22:00 

Overall, the food is high-end.  If you are a gourmet, you must be so happy.  Breakfast at the club lounge is buffet-style Japanese western cuisine.  Then complimentary coffee, tea, fresh juice, and baked sweets, etc., are available during tea time.  Complimentary Japanese sweets, sandwiches, fruits, chocolate, matcha cakes, macaroons, coffee, tea, etc., are available during afternoon tea.  Also, beer, wine, Japanese sake, gin, vodka, shochu, whiskey, soft drinks, and finger food, etc., are available during Evening Cocktail.  Then complimentary cocktail, whiskey, and soft drinks are available during the nightcap.  It couldn’t be better.
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How about In-house Facilities?

There is a gym and a swimming pool.  You can use Konami Sports Club nearby for free.  It’s open from 9:00-23:00 on weekdays and Saturdays, from 9:00-20:30 on Sundays.  It’s closed on Monday.  *A minimum age requirement of 16 applies
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Then if you are staying at the hotel, you may want to join a complimentary art tour.  It starts at 9:00 AM every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.  It’s truly worth it. 

Also, we enjoyed complimentary “Meguro temples walking tour”.  If you are keen on historical spots in Tokyo, you may want to join it as well.  It starts at 9:00 AM every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.  You need to book at the reception by 5:00 PM the day before if you want to join them.

Then this is a universal design.  There are some rooms for wheelchair users.  Also, wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring someone with weak legs, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they arrange a room near the lift.
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Then there is a spa treatment shop.  If you want to have a treatment service, you need to make a reservation at least 5 days in advance.
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My impressions

Overall, the hardware is clearly outstanding.  The hotel has great value for money if compared to others in Tokyo, but the software, personnel, and service tend to be patchy.  If you cannot find English speakers at the reception, you might want to write on paper what you want to say.  Most of the staff would understand English sentences.  I hope you don’t mind. 

At last, the hotel is one of the well-known spots for wedding parties and family gatherings in Tokyo.  The venue would be so crowded in the daytime on weekends and Japan’s public holidays, especially the spring and the fall season.  If you want to chill out at the property, you might want to visit on weekdays.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Hotel Gajoen Tokyo from the below space.  Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Hotel Gajoen Tokyo

Style Small Luxury Hotel
Check-in and out times
15:00/12:00
Estimated Price 45,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-Mail Address
 front@hotelgajoen-tokyo.com
Internet Connection Free Wifi in the hotel
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available  
Location Hotel Gajoen Tokyo’s MAP
Access 10min walk from Meguro Station
Address and TEL 1-8-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro-Ku,
Tōkyō-to 153-0064 
Tel +81 3-3491-4111
Official Homepage Hotel Gajoen Tokyo’s HP

*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.