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If it weren’t for the black and red rickshaws embossed with the Aman logo on the side of the Otemachi tower, you’d easily miss it. Don’t. Instead walk past the smiling doorman and the dimly lit pre-lobby, step into the elevator, shoot up to the 33rd floor and step out into a world that’s far removed from the hubbub below. Calling the Aman Tokyo lobby spiritual might be a stretch but it comes close. Designed by American architect Kerry Hill it’s an ethereal landscape of black granite pillars and teak woods. Massive floor to ceiling windows offer views of Tokyo’s cityscape and above, a 98 ft high light well made of white washi rice paper filters sunlight onto an ikebana flower arrangement flanked by the shimmering waters of a rock pool and zen gardens… it might not be a far-flung UNESCO setting, but the Aman Tokyo captures the essence of what makes an Aman hotel to perfection. Inside, you’ll find the usual suspects. Aman junkies, millennial dot-com millionaires and anybody who wants to experience the most exclusive hotel brand in the world. If the zen of the lobby and your room aren’t enough, head to the spa, a light filled space offering onsen-style stone baths, a 30-metre pool and views of Tokyo’s cityscape.