Anyone who loves shopping in Tokyo must stay at The Peninsula, which is by far, the best located hotel for convenient shopping.
Granted, Shibuya has hotels too, but they are not as nice as the Pen. Rooms are luxurious, with well-thought-out amenities, and comfortable beds. Even standard rooms have a sofa and coffee-table facing a large flat-screen TV, and a roomy walk-in wardrobe with dressing table.
Service is professional and friendly, and food is great, although pricey. I particularly like their Chinese restaurant, Hei Fung Terrace, and its Cantonese food and courtyard-style decor.
The lobby cafe is modeled on the one in their flagship Hong Kong hotel, and has excellent live jazz music in the late afternoon.
But the shopping! The hotel is located at the start of Ginza, which has been renewed and re-invigorated as a stylish shopping district. The main road is even closed to traffic on Sundays.
International luxury brands are well-represented here, as well as local stores like Uniqlo (largest in the world), a new Barney's New York, which is next to Comme des Garcons' first Dover Street Market outside London.
Fuddy-duddy Mitsukoshi department store has been stylishly made-over, as well as the stunning Hankyu mens store. There is a new Marui store with m10 floors of fashion and food. Top Tokyo labels like Beams, United Arrows, Estnation and Tomorrowland, all have outposts within the sidestreets that branch off the main road, and everything is within walking distance of the Peninsula, so watch your wallet!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Peninsula Tokyo offers 314 spacious guestrooms, including 47 suites, five restaurants, a modern lounge bar, two ballrooms, six elegantly designed function rooms, a wedding chapel, a Japanese ceremony room, a fitness centre, The Peninsula Spa, a fleet of Rolls-Royces, Mini-Coopers, and BMWs, and two jewellery shops. Guestrooms are among the largest and most technologically advanced in Tokyo and offer stunning views of the city, the Imperial Palace Gardens and Hibiya Park. Interior designer Yukio Hashimoto, an alumnus of renowned Japanese interior design firm Super Potato, intertwines rich earth tone colours, woods, lacquer, marble and stone with design and functionality to create a luxurious living environment described as "international in design, but Japanese by inspiration." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Peninsula Tokyo Hotel Chiyoda
- Peninsula Hotel Tokyo
- Peninsula Hotel Chiyoda
- Peninsula Tokyo
- Chiyoda Peninsula
- The Peninsula Tokyo Japan