On my most recent trip to Japan, I visited the Peninsula hotel in the center of Tokyo. The hotel is an absolutely beautiful location, overlooking the Imperial Gardens. You basically get to experience nature in the city center. The hotel is also not far from Ginza station, where you’ll be able to find trains that will take you everywhere.
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When you walk into the hotel, you’ll notice a large wooden sculpture in the lobby. This is also where are you can enjoy your breakfast in the morning. After a speedy check in, I headed up to checkout my new home for the night. The design of the room was very comfortable. There’s a giant sofa in the middle and it is all accompanied with wooden accents. The bathroom is absolutely gorgeous and had two sinks. This way you’re sure not to bump heads with your partner. There is also a giant closet which could easily be a separate bedroom.
I always love it when hotels leave me welcome gifts. This time around was a nice tray of chocolate and some special fruit juices.
From my window, I could see the Imperial Gardens on the far right hand side and on the left-hand side I had a city-view. During my stay at the hotel, I was able to experience a dinner at their notorious Peter restaurant. You’ll be sure to read about it in a separate article. Wink.
A feature of the room that I really enjoyed was the Lavazza coffee machine. It had an industrial look to it. A serious machine for serious Pierre.
Not long after exploring the room it was time to check out the hotel’s facilities. They have a very large indoor swimming pool. Just next to it is a jacuzzi and very nearby is the fitness center and spa. The gym is very extensive but if you like to run outside like me, I recommend you to run next-door in the Imperial Garden. On the same floor as the spa, they have a relaxation room which includes a dry sauna and steam room. Inside this room they also have an ice fountain which always intrigues Pierre.
The next morning I headed back down to the lobby for breakfast. Seeing that I’m in Japan, I’ve decided to stick with authentic Japanese cuisine as much as possible. For this reason, I ordered the Japanese set breakfast. Even though it took a little bit longer to arrive, the flavor was absolutely astonishing. Every item in the bento box was super tasty and enjoyable. They serve it up with fruit and carrot juice. All in a setting which is beautifully designed. Highly recommend it.
My stay at the Peninsula hotel Tokyo was short but sweet. I would love to return in the future and experience the property for longer, but for now I got a good first impression. It is in a fantastic location, next to great shopping as well as the Imperial Gardens which make this a prime place to stay. Next time you’re in Tokyo, take a look at the Peninsula hotel!
The Peninsula Tokyo
1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, 100-0006, Japan
Phone: +81 3 6270 2888