Imperial Hotel Tokyo Review
The Imperial Hotel Tokyo has a reputation as being the best, a five star hotel that really delivers luxury and quality in a big way. Older than both the Park Hotel Tokyo and the Shinagawa Prince Hotel, the Imperial is the oldest one in the city of Tokyo at a minimum of 120 years. The cost of staying here can be pricey, it does have a five star rating, and it is a favorite with any celebrities or visiting heads of state and royalty. The luxury and exquisite pampering that you get in return is well worth the cost, and that is why this hotel is a popular choice with Tokyo vacation packages.
There are a number of room and suite options available at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo, but the personal attention and service that you will receive may rival that of any small ryokan Tokyo. The imperial suites offer baths which fill automatically, bidet toilets with many little extras, mist saunas, and many different high tech gadgets the Japanese are so famous for. Standard, moderate, and deluxe rooms are also available at a lower cost, but even a standard room can seem expensive. The hotel is also a favorite with well off visitors who want to go to Tokyo Disneyland, or explore the historic Imperial Palace situated just across the street. The Imperial Hotel Tokyo was originally designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
One day at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo will make you realize why the hotel is so popular. A number of restaurants are located in the hotel, including Les Saisons, a gourmet French eatery which is pricey but definitely worth it. The Brasserie offers excellent cuisine for those with a smaller budget, and there is also an authentic Teppanyaki Kamon room in the Imperial Hotel Tokyo, where it is possible to get Wagyu steaks which have been open grilled to perfection. Some Japan tours include a visit to the hotel even if tour guests do not actually stay there.