2024 will see the arrival of Janu Tokyo, an urban sanctuary in Azabudai Hills that integrates modern luxury with the beauty of Japanese craftsmanship
Located in Azabudai Hills, Janu Tokyo will open its doors in March 2024, the first of 12 upcoming global projects by hotel, residence and lifestyle brand, Janu. The younger sibling to the renowned Aman brand, Janu hotels will showcase a youthful and lively energy, and the brand’s first outpost will follow in Aman’s footsteps with a commitment to transformative experiences and crafting meaningful connections between guest and place. Janu Tokyo aims to create a lasting impression of Tokyo’s charm, leaving a positive impact that extends beyond guests’ stay.
Janu Tokyo’s design
Designed by Pelli Clarke & Partners, Janu Tokyo showcases a modern interpretation of traditional Japanese techniques. The pared-back rooms and suites are Asian-inspired and adorned with European accents, with a strong focus on minimalism and symmetry to create a harmonic balance of energy for guests. Each room showcases expansive bathrooms, spacious walk-in wardrobes and inviting living areas, and the majority of bedrooms feature private balconies, providing guests with immersive views of the bustling city skyline or the serene greenery surrounding Azabudai Hill.
The considered use of glass and textured moldings reflects the soft, glowing light and embellished lattice woodwork ceiling, showing a high level of craftsmanship in the reception. Spaces such as this reveal an energy that is distinct from Aman’s composed character.
“Janu Tokyo’s DNA exudes a youthful energy, brimming with liveliness and playfulness that sets it apart from the poised and composed character of Aman,” said Jean-Michel Gathy, award-winning international architect responsible for the Janu’s interior design.
Janu Tokyo features 122 rooms, eight dining venues, two boutiques, a 4,000 square-metre wellness centre and an exclusive members-only lounge. The wellness centre blends traditional Japanese customs with modern wellness techniques.
The centre includes a hydrotherapy and thermal area, notably acknowledged as a central hub for socialising in Japan. It features a 25-meter heated lap pool, a separate lounge pool, two private spa houses, and cold and hot plunge pools. The facilities consist of five movement studios for group exercise, Tokyo’s largest-scale gym, along with nine treatment rooms and a recovery studio with a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber. For non-hotel guests, Janu Tokyo offers Wellness Collective memberships, providing access to facilities, programming, and the members-only lounge.
Janu Tokyo offers eight dining experiences, including Italian restaurant Janu Mercato, a decadent European pastry shop, Janu Patisserie, two Japanese restaurants – Ligura and Sumi, as well as Janu Grill, Hu Jing, Janu Lounge, and Janu Bar.
Janu Tokyo hotel reservations are now open for stays from March 2024, with nightly rates from USD $944.