A historic, luxury hotel overlooking the Imperial Palace moat in the heart of Tokyo. Spacious south-facing rooms look out over the palace gardens with a line of futuristic skyscrapers in the distance. Don’t miss Wadakura, a network of intimate Japanese food spaces, and the Grand Kitchen for an epic breakfast.
It may be in the heart of the city – the economic and retail hub of Marunouchi – but its setting overlooking the Imperial Palace moat, with its surrounding green grounds, result in a spacious, uncrowded feel.
Address: Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-1-1, Tokyo, 100-0005, Japan.
Style & character
The hotel dates back nearly half a century but recently underwent a three-year makeover: the original building was replaced with a shiny new 290-room hotel before reopening in 2012. The end result? An elegant hotel with splashes of modern art, understated design and, despite its size, the atmosphere of an opulent residence. It also has spa that is cool, modern and minimalist.
Service & facilities
As flawlessly discreet as the check-in desk – which is hidden in a second lobby around the corner from the hotel’s grand entrance, with walls of glass, double-height ceilings and views overlooking the moat.
- Fitness centre
- Room service
Contemporary and spacious: an airy palette of whites and light greens complement walls of glass around the bathroom, with 300-thread count Imabari bed linen and Anne Semonin toiletries boosting the luxury factor. An unexpected treat (and unusually for hotels in Tokyo): most rooms have spacious balconies. South-facing rooms offer the best views, over the Imperial gardens and the distinctive green palace rooftop, with a line of futuristic skyscrapers – plus Tokyo Tower – in the distance.
Among its 10 restaurants and bars is the sixth-floor Wadakura – a network of intimate Japanese food spaces ranging from Tatsumi, a tiny tempura bar offering sakura and seaweed “salt tastings”, and Go, which serves sizzling teppanyaki. Other highlights include the epic breakfasts in the Grand Kitchen (nab a table on the terrace overlooking the moat).
Poised and refined, Crown’s elegant interiors complement the sophisticated dining offered.
All-day dining serving an array of American, French, Spanish and Italian – with a touch of Japanese.
A tribute to one of the most refined Japanese dining experiences to be had – kaiseki.
An intimate six-seat tempura bar, Tatsumi plates up some of the freshest seafood in Tokyo.
Experience the freshest bounty from land and sea, sliced and seared on teppanyaki grills.
Serving the finest Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisine, from peking duck to dim sum.
The Marunouchi outpost of Michelin-starred Chef Shinji Kanesaka and his team.
Bars & lounges
Palace Hotel Tokyo’s wonderfully situated bars and lounges round out Tokyo’s most dynamic eating and drinking collective.
From the brooding refuge of Royal Bar to the cheerful disposition of The Palace Lounge and the chic sophistication of Lounge Bar Privé, each cultivate a distinct ambiance.
For ultimate exclusivity, the Club Lounge located on the southeast corner of the 19th floor, is available to our suite and Club guests.
Access for guests with disabilities?
There are five accessible rooms.
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