The Peninsula Tokyo
What We Love
- Prime location, steps from the palace grounds and the famed Ginza shopping district
- Spacious rooms would be luxurious anywhere; they’re unimaginably so in space-starved Tokyo
- Top-flight English-speaking staff, from concierges to room service, valets to spa attendants
- Tech-friendly rooms have push-button everything and free WiFi
What To Know
- Mostly business travelers (the financial district is nearby) and sophisticated leisure travelers
- The Lobby Restaurant is just that, bisected by a corridor connecting the front desk to the valet
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Peninsula brings the flair of its Hong Kong origins to the Japanese capital. Even before you reach the front desk you’re greeted by cheery bell staff wearing pillbox hats and white uniforms with Chinese collars, while an enormous bowl-shaped chandelier looms over the multistory lobby and an improbably balanced round sculpture made of nubby bamboo grabs your eye. Windows from elevator lobbies on each floor look out into an art piece called The Void, swirls of light in the darkness that run the height of the building’s interior.
Bed & Bath
Rooms are spacious and tech-forward. Massive slabs of wood form sliding doors, ceilings echo the thatch of a rustic tea house, capacious walk-in closets have built-in nail dryers, vanity counters, plenty of drawer and hanger space, and a valet cabinet where you leave your shoes for polishing (they magically reappear in a supple drawstring bag). Bedside panels control everything from the curtains to the temperature. Textured granite stone work in the bathrooms ensconces two sinks, a soaking tub and a shower.
Guests will be particularly impressed by the well-equipped gym, spa, sauna and pool — the pool deck has views of the parks across the street. Take the express elevator to Peter, the top-floor restaurant and bar, which has views across the Imperial Palace gardens, as well as perfect steaks, seafood and salads. Common areas get plenty of business visitors, but leisure travelers looking for quiet sophistication will be happy here too. And the concierges are among the best in a town known for discerning customers.
In the Area
Star attractions just steps away include the stark, minimalist gardens of the Imperial Palace, and the Ginza district, where large department stores such as Mitsukoshi tempt travelers (at least visit the basement food floors). Side streets filled with tiny yet chic galleries and boutiques beg for exploration, while Sukiyabashi Jiro, the Michelin-starred sushi bar featured in the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, sits in a nearby subway station. Tokyo’s premier venue for kabuki, the Kabuki-za Theater, reopened in April 2013 after a three-year renovation; rent the English-language earphone translation to catch the action. Or see Tokyo commerce and food at their busiest, at the Tsukiji Fish Market.
How to Get There
Stayed unfortunately only one night but what a lovely night. Swimming pool was a hit with the family. The breakfast was amazing - the staff were very helpful and helped with how to say things. Lovely canadian/japanese chap and one of the most beautifully spoken english from a very kind young man.
We slept really well in very comfortable beds after a long flight.
All in all a lovely experience.
Firest the location is great ,the view from the top is spectacular .Breakfast at lobby was very good specially the Japanese breakfast ( minimal cholesterol/ fats)
The rooms are spacious confortable but the bathroon is spectacular Everything is electronic including the toilet!!!
The hotel is fantastic. We have stayed in the Peninsula in Hong Kong since the 1960s and so had reservations about whether the Tokyo one could live up to the high standards of the Hong Kong one. It certainly does. The rooms are wonderful, the staff are so incredibly helpful and the spa/pool area really relaxing and tranquil.
Great location but breakfast and dinner in lobby area with check in is too busy. People getting on busses while your sitting there trying to have a simple meal or a quick morning meeting. Again The staff was superb. The rooms were great just need to figure out a better place for morning breakfast. FYI a Starbucks is around the corner
Everything that you come to see in Tokyo can almost be seen from this hotel! From Hibiya Park to the Imperial Garden.
On top of the spacious room, great service and kind people, the view is what sold me. What I saw outside my floor-to-ceiling window is exactly what I pictured Tokyo to be.