Tokyo Station Hotel
Here’s a property with a fascinating history. A year after Tokyo Station opened in 1914, this European-style hotel with 58 rooms and banquet facilities welcomed its first guest. The destruction of the station roof by bombing during World War II necessitated repairs to the hotel; it reopened in 1951. As part of renovation work on the station’s Marunouchi Building, the hotel closed in 2006 for conservation, restoration, and construction work, remodeling its facilities and officially reopening in October 2012. Reimagined by British interior design firm Richmond International, it reflects the European essence of the station. Hotel facilities command views of the Imperial Palace and the Marunouchi area, considered by some the heart of Tokyo. Guest rooms, spread across the second to fourth floors of the Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building, come in 15 different options, including large suites, two-story maisonette-style rooms, and digs designed around the North and South Cupola domes.
By Sanjay Surana, AFAR Contributor
1 Chome-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 100-0005, Japan