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City: Tokyo Station Hotel

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Nary a bullet-train rumble can be heard from the 150 serene rooms of the Tokyo Station Hotel—a surprise given that the hotel is directly above Japan’s busiest railway hub. Located in the renovated Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building, one of the few remaining examples of pre–World War II architecture in Tokyo, the property reopened after an exhaustive six-year overhaul that restored century-old historic details, including the ornate yellow domes in the lobby. Tokyo Station Hotel delivers all the modern amenities you could hope for (Toto toilets; goose-down-topped beds; mini-bars stocked with top-shelf Hibiki whiskey). The clincher, though, is the covetable location in the heart of Tokyo, a short stroll from the Imperial Palace and just steps from rail lines that connect to all corners of the country. thetokyostationhotel.jp. $$

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City: Tokyo Station Hotel

Nary a bullet-train rumble can be heard from the 150 serene rooms of the Tokyo Station Hotel—a surprise given that the hotel is directly above Japan’s busiest railway hub. Located in the renovated Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building, one of the few remaining examples of pre–World War II architecture in Tokyo, the property reopened after an exhaustive six-year overhaul that restored century-old historic details, including the ornate yellow domes in the lobby. Tokyo Station Hotel delivers all the modern amenities you could hope for (Toto toilets; goose-down-topped beds; mini-bars stocked with top-shelf Hibiki whiskey). The clincher, though, is the covetable location in the heart of Tokyo, a short stroll from the Imperial Palace and just steps from rail lines that connect to all corners of the country. thetokyostationhotel.jp. $$

Courtesy of The Tokyo Station Hotel

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