The Peninsula Tokyo embodies some of Japan’s most beautiful qualities – elegance, innovation and charm – all three of which are showcased throughout the interior of the hotel. The architect, Kazukiyo Jato envisioned the 24-storey tower to be a traditional Japanese lantern, while the hanabi firework-inspired crystal chandelier, placed front and centre in the lobby, makes entering the space almost surreal.
Situated in a prime location in the capital’s Marunouchi district, minutes’ walk away from the famed shopping hub of Ginza, expect to be surrounded by luxury. Impressively, the hotel is also home to thousands of artworks by Japanese artists and occasionally hosts art fairs, making embracing the city’s culture all the more simple.Elsewhere, the faultless staff are adept at making you feel totally at ease during your stay, as does the renowned spa, which offers an array of treatments that will help cure pesky jetlag.
With an indoor heated swimming pool and adjoining outside terrace providing views of the Imperial Palace Gardens and Hibiya Park, spending time in the hotel is just as worthwhile as exploring the city. Not to mention the generous-sized bedrooms with their a contemporary Japanese aesthetic.And since most bathrooms in Tokyo cause major excitement among tourists, it’s worth noting that the ones at the Peninsula don’t fail to deliver with TV screens embedded in the mirrors, talking toilets and a bath on a peddle stool facing the skyscrapers.
There are also several acclaimed restaurants found in the hotel, from specialised sushi to steak and grill, meaning a multitude of international cuisines to choose from. All in all? A property guaranteed to give you a hotel stay just as memorable and diverse as Tokyo itself.
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