TripAdvisor.com ranks the Capitol Hotel Tokyo as the fifth best hotel in Tokyo but it well may be Tokyo’s #1 most gay-friendly hotel. The hotel has applied to join the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. It and would be the first hotel in Tokyo to be a member of the IGLTA, according to Masaki Higashida, IGLTA’s Ambassador to Japan.
The hotel is a good fit for the gay market. Everything about the hotel is first rate and it includes a pool and gym.
The Capitol Hotel Tokyo hotel is on a hill across from the national government offices, including the Prime Minister’s residence. Most have sweeping views of downtown Tokyo. The hotel has a direct entrance to Tokyo’s subway system.
The Capitol Hotel Tokyo opened first as a Hilton in 1963. Twenty years later, it changed hands and was renamed Capitol Hotel Tokyo. In 2006, as part of the renovation project that went on all around the property, the hotel was town down and replaced. The hotel now artfully combines the latest high-tech technology and furnishings with traditional Japanese touches such as sliding wood and paper doors.
Capitol Hotel Tokyo By the Numbers
251 spacious rooms (13 of which are suites)
5 restaurant and bars
5 banquet venues
$300, starting room rates
60% of guests are from Japan
80-90% of guests are on business
500 year old Hie Shrine is next door
Capitol Hotel Tokyo five stars
The SF Gay Travel Examiner is proud to give the Capitol Hotel Tokyo its highest five star review.