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Palace Hotel, Tokyo


Photo: Shinichi Ito/Monocle

1-1-1 Marunouchi
Tokyo, 100-0005, Japan
TEL: 81-3/3211-5211

Set apart from the city’s skyscrapers, its trillion lights twinkling in the distance like some futuristic fever dream, the 290-room Palace Hotel Tokyo stands out not with blatant bling but whispered serenity. With a reported 10-figure investment, the new 23-story building has replaced the historic Palace Hotel on the banks of the Wadakura-bori moat, which surrounds the Imperial Palace grounds. And it is, in its considered details, the most Japanese of the city’s luxury hotels: the wall of gray aji stones in the entrance, meant to inspire calm; the balletic formality of the service; the understated plushness of the rooms; the lovely green calm of the Imperial Gardens just beyond your hotel window.

Room to Book:

Ask for a Deluxe Balcony Room on the 17th floor. You can sit outside and take in the Imperial gardens from above.

Insider Tip:

The tucked-away outdoor terrace at the Lounge Bar Privé makes for an ideal cocktail spot. Head there in the early evening and watch the sun set over the Imperial Palace Plaza.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Fee
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi

Year Opened: 2012

Number of Restaurants: 7

Number of Rooms: 278


Number of Bars: 3

Number of Suites: 12


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