Some of the most spacious (and pricey) rooms in Tokyo can be found at The Peninsula, a 24-storey rose-tinted tower inspired by a Japanese lantern. Expect unwavering service, panoramic views from the rooftop restaurant, legendary afternoon teas and a convenient location in Yurakucho.
In Yurakucho, with the high-end stores of Ginza and Marunouchi minutes away on foot. Not to mention the loftiest of neighbours living just opposite – The Emperor.
Style & character
The 24-storey rose-tinted tower, created by Kazukiyo Sato and inspired by a Japanese lantern, is smoothly designed, with marble walkways, Japanese-inspired artworks and leafy views. It is as epic in size as it is opulent: from the 314 spacious bedrooms to the five restaurants, two ballrooms and wedding chapel.
Service & facilities
Unwaveringly helpful from the moment you arrive – whether you are being picked up by one of the hotel’s customised green Rolls Royces at the airport or simply greeted at the entrance by the smiling bellboys dressed in dazzling top-to-toe white.
Among the city’s most spacious. Large windows frame views over the Imperial Gardens and beyond. Exquisite traces of traditional Japanese design are evident among the uniform five-star modernity – from the white lanterns to the modern calligraphy on the walls.
Food & drink
Delicate Japanese kaiseki is served in Kyoto Tsuruya while the snaking queue for its afternoon tea in the lobby is legendary. For a swisher experience, head to the top floor bar and restaurant, Peter (named after the Peninsula chief operating officer), home to chrome tree installations, futuristic seating and 360-degree views.
Hei Fung Terrace
Hei Fung Terrace is the ultimate location for sophisticated Cantonese dining in Tokyo with its interior reminiscent of an exotic Suzhou garden. At lunch, bamboo baskets are filled with both classic favourites and the chefs’ own innovative interpretations. Dinner signatures include sliced Moromi pork with dark vinegar and minced garlic Szechuan paste and chilled sliced sea conch with spring onion, cucumber and coriander. For special and intimate occasions, Hei Fung Terrace offers four private dining rooms, two of which offer sweeping views of the Imperial Palace Gardens, as well as an exclusive Chinese Chef’s Table located in the kitchen area.
The Peninsula Boutique & Café
The Peninsula Boutique & Café creates tempting sweets and more. The main counter features row upon row of beautifully crafted and colourful cakes and pastries. An à la carte menu packed with quality international delights including salads and pasta dishes has made The Peninsula Boutique & Café a popular choice for a casual lunch with colleagues or friends. Weather permitting, enjoy outside dining at The Peninsula Café at Maranouchi Naka Dori avenue. For a special gift, take home a beautifully wrapped box of Peninsula hand-made chocolates, organic tea, or a bottle of premium wine.
Kyoto Tsuruya at Peninsula Tokyo is sister to the famous, three Michelin Star Kyoto restaurant which, over the last century, has served diners from around the world intrigued by Kaiseki cuisine. The 500 year-old cuisine is regarded as one of the highest forms of traditional culinary art in Japan. Using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, taste, texture, appearance and colour are balanced to create a presentation that pleases all the senses. Choose to sit at the stone top Tempura bar, another divine speciality of Kyoto Tsuruya, which wraps around the open kitchen allowing you a front row seat to watch skilled chefs preparing one of Japan’s oldest and most loved cuisine.