This long-established hotel has been a feature of the Tokyo luxury scene since right after WW2. One of the original three high-end, Japanese-style hotels in the city, it’s a perennial Selective Asia favourite. All the top international chains are represented across the city, but it's refreshing to stay somewhere that is Japanese owned and has a more independent vibe.
This is a property with real provenance, occupying one of the world’s most valuable plots of real estate across from the Imperial Palace with views over the serene palace gardens. The sense of calm within the suites is amplified by the silhouette of Tokyo's highrise skyline sweeping through the expansive windows; a visceral reminder that your peaceful haven is just minutes away from the city’s buzz. It certainly hasn’t sat on its laurels over the decades, despite having been razed and rebuilt, and can still impress even the most fastidious of guests.
It feels fitting that a hotel as elegant as the Palace is situated in the plushest neighbourhood between Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace, surrounded by chic streets with easy access to anywhere in the city.
Overlooking the Imperial Palace grounds
Eclectic range of restaurants
Connected to Otemachi station
The Palace embodies the true essence of a luxury hotel.
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Japan does luxury well, especially in the elegant fusion of Japanese and European styles that the Palace represents so excellently. Crisp lines, minimalist style and a sense of order and process permeate. You can feel yourself relaxing into its reassuring harmony as soon as you walk through the door.
The high quality service starts as soon as you arrive, with instant and all-encompassing attention lavished on you. After a long flight, settling into your twice-daily serviced room and looking out onto the beauty of the Emperor’s garden is just perfect. It provides another talking point, and is a spectacular way to arrive in Japan.
Wander along the ancient trails of Kumano Kodo and its spiritual shrines, enjoying the peaceful, and enchanting surroundings as well as taking in the hospitality of local families along the way.