In a prime location just south of Tokyo station, the Four Seasons is possibly the only Tokyo hotel we could describe as boutique. Starting halfway up a high-rise building, the 57 spacious rooms and studios are thoroughly contemporary but the Japanese-ness is in the details. Black laquer tabletops, ikebana flower arrangements and kimono-like cushion patterns let one know this is Tokyo. It seems to have been designed very much with the western visitor in mind, with free wi-fi throughout the hotel (still becoming the norm in japan), and an English-speaking concierge service on a par with the other luxury hotels in this part of the city. It is a haven of calm to arrive at after a long flight or busy day of sightseeing.
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.Rudyard Kipling