Janu unveils its inaugural hotel in Tokyo

Janu Mercato at Janu Tokyo, Japan
Janu Mercato at Janu Tokyo, Japan

Janu Tokyo offers Japanese style and elevated luxury amid the innovative new community of Azabudai Hills

Janu opened its inaugural hotel in Tokyo earlier this week, launching the brand’s pipeline of 12 properties. Drawing on the legacy of its sibling hospitality company, Aman, Janu aims to infuse playful design narratives into its properties.

Janu Tokyo is located in the capital city’s newly redesigned neighbourhood, Azabudai Hills. The neighbourhood was reconceptualized by Mori Building Co. Ltd. with the pillars of green and wellness in mind. Guests at Janu Tokyo may enjoy unrivalled access to the hub of nature, culture and art as Janu is the first hotel in the quarter. The Janu site offers 122 guest rooms and suites, eight venues for dining and socialising and a 4,000 sqm spa and wellness centre. Rooms and suites spread across the hotel’s eight floors range from 55 sqm up to 519 sqm. With interior design by Jean Michel Gathy of Denniston, the rooms aim to combine Japanese minimalism, symmetry and harmony.

The hotel’s spa and wellness centre span across four floors. Guests can expect to enjoy a 340 sqm gym as well as five movement studios that include spinning, yoga, golf simulation and boxing. Planned daily programmes range from yoga and breathwork to Outrace and Skill X fitness. A hydrotherapy and thermal area with a 25-metre indoor lap pool and heated pool lounge are accessible to guests while the wellness centre features two Spa Houses, a hair and nail salon and seven private treatment rooms. A limited number of Wellness Collective memberships are available to non-guests and the local community.

Culinary options are influenced by European and Asian cuisines. Janu Mercato features open kitchen counters for homemade pasta, fresh seafood and European charcuterie and cheeses. Meanwhile, the adjoining Janu Patisserie offers Parisian-style pastries. Pulling from local flavours, Iigura’s Edomae-inspired sushi features a la carte and omakase dining. Limited to 13 seats per dinner, Sumi’s contemporary interpretation of Sumibiyaki pairs seasonal ingredients with wine and sake. Janu Grill hosts a show kitchen and two wine cellars while Hu Jing, a Cantonese inspired concept, offers dishes ranging from Peking duck and Wagyu fillet to a full vegan menu. Afternoon tea can be enjoyed at the Janu Lounge and Garden Terrace while taking in views of the nearby Tokyo Tower. At Janu Bar, guests can sip on cocktails designed by the self-described “Grand Mixologist” Shuzo Nagumo.

“The strategic decision to launch Janu reflects our commitment to evolving alongside the desires of today’s dynamic travellers,” said Vlad Doronin, Chairman and CEO at Aman Group. Janu plans to offer events and experiences in partnership with local artisans and institutions reflecting the brand’s commitment to bringing authentic experiences to guests.

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