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The Peninsula Tokyo

Tokyo

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Edit 25 Feb 2020-26 Feb 2020 (0 guests)

There’s a lot about The Peninsula Tokyo that’s very Asian, like the 24-storey rose-tinted tower that resembles a Japanese lantern. There are also many Western influences, from the Brewster Green fleet of Rolls Royces, BMWs, Teslas and Mini Coopers (no Toyotas here) to the Lavazza coffee machines in every room. The formula works perfectly in this stand-alone hotel of 314 rooms, gorgeous spa and several superb restaurants.

Tokyo is a family destination, so bring the kids (and the dog); they will be welcomed with open arms. The Peninsula Academy offers activities for kids, and you can opt into the Pokeman experience in your room, sure to delight anyone 10 and under. When it comes to food for the kids, in-room menus and amenities like bathrobes and toothbrushes will appeal as well. Speaking of menus, it’s a good idea to book traditional tea in the lobby in advance – it’s a popular event. Dinner at Hei Fung Terrace or Sushi Wakon will be wonderful, but don’t miss the chance to dine at the futuristic Peter’s. Have a drink at the bar, and then enjoy a fabulous meal with 360 views of the city below.

Location in Tokyo is key, and the Ginza district is probably where you want to be. The Imperial Palace (visible from some rooms) is across the street, and the lively neighbourhood has an infectious effect on the hotel, creating a buzzing, unstuffy atmosphere – refreshing and rarely achieved in Japan’s hotels that often feel bland and businesslike. Here, there’s a casual and happy-go-lucky vibe that compliments the grandeur.

Rooms have vast dressing rooms, marble bathrooms with separate showers, bath and toilet stalls. Those with skyline views are the most sought-after, but all have free high-speed wifi and the use of a VOIP telephone so you can call friends and family (the office?) around the world day and night, useful if you’re jet-lagged.

When it comes to recreation, there’s a spa, electric bikes available for rent, a large gym and a 20-metre indoor pool that looks out over the Imperial Palace Gardens. If you didn’t bring a swimsuit, you can hire one on the spot. That’s just one small example of how a stay here is made special in so many ways, by the staff and facilities alike. When the time comes to leave, don’t forget to book your airport transfer in one of the Rolls Royces, the perfect finale for a Tokyo sojourn.

General information

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    How to get here

    25 minutes by road from Tokyo Haneda Airport

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    Accommodation

    314 rooms & suites

Amenities

  • Wi-FI

    Wi-FI

  • Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

  • Spa

    Spa

  • Gym

    Gym

  • Restaurants

    Restaurants

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