The Imperial Hotel is so steeped in its history and tradition that it feels like a journey through time.
Since its opening at the end of the Meiji era, this place has entertained countless world VIPs, transcending the mere definition of a lodging facility to become a symbol of the hospitality Japan offers to the world. Its elegant architecture stands like a time capsule in the heart of Tokyo.
Stepping into the lobby, with its dazzling chandeliers, you enter another world. Surrounded by luxurious interiors, you can spend elegant moments in the same space once walked by past greats.
The Imperial Hotel has been beloved by celebrities and dignitaries from Japan and around the world since its inception.
In 1936, the Russian opera singer Chaliapin stayed here, and the "Chaliapin Steak" created for him is still on the menu today. The comedic legend Charlie Chaplin, during his 1932 visit to Japan, was reportedly moved by the hotel's Wagyu steak.
Furthermore, movie star Marilyn Monroe chose the Imperial Hotel for her honeymoon, and the bar still retains elements from the old Japanese Pavilion she visited.
Luxury stay experience on the Imperial floor
At the Imperial Hotel's Imperial Floor, guests are treated to meticulous and exclusive services. For instance, dedicated guest attendants are always present to cater to the individual needs of each guest. In the evenings, guests can enjoy complimentary drink service in their rooms, and the hotel’s fitness facilities are also available free of charge.
Superior twin room may feel a little small.
Japanese hotels, especially old one, are built smaller in size than their Western counterparts.
However, there are larger rooms available, so check carefully when booking.
Moreover, the rooms on the Imperial Floor are located on the 14th to 16th floors, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy the views from high above. From these rooms, guests can have a panoramic view of the Tokyo cityscape and night view, making their stay even more special.
In the hotel's arcade, there is "Ueda Jeweler," the oldest jeweler in Japan, which has been in operation since 1923. Known for its handcrafted beauty and comfortable wear, this jeweler has a glamorous history, beloved by many stars. The arcade itself, as part of the hotel's history since its opening, offers visitors a rich experience.
The best buffets at the
Breakfast at the Imperial Viking Sal in the Imperial Hotel, located in the heart of Tokyo, provides a glamorous start to the day. This restaurant is the only place where you can enjoy the hotel's traditional flavors in a buffet style, and it's a historic spot where the term "viking" (the Japanese term for buffet) originated in Japan. The Sal's breakfast buffet features an international array of appetizers, salads, soups, and roasts, each dish reflecting the long history of the Imperial Hotel.
This luxurious breakfast buffet, available for a limited time from 7 am to 9:30 am, can be enjoyed for 5,280 yen for adults and 3,190 yen for children. Meals are prepared with fresh ingredients and served warm. The restaurant also offers views of the Ginza night skyline and the greenery of the Imperial Palace, allowing guests to enjoy their meal while taking in the beautiful scenery.
The breakfast buffet at the Sal is open to both staying guests and outside visitors, providing a perfect opportunity to casually experience the Imperial Hotel's service and refined flavors.
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Sightseeing in the area
- Tokyo Station: About a 15-minute walk from the hotel, this historic building offers shopping and dining options.
- Japanese Garden (Hotel New Otani): Situated a 31-minute walk from the Imperial Hotel, where you can enjoy a beautiful Japanese garden.
- Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum: A 10-minute walk from the hotel, this museum offers a cultural experience.
- Chiyoda Line Hibiya Station: About 1 minute 31 seconds to the hotel
- Hibiya Line Hibiya Station: About 4 minutes 9 seconds
- Marunouchi Line Ginza Station: About 4 minutes 33 seconds
- Toei Mita Line Hibiya Station: About 5 minutes 11 seconds
- Yurakucho Line Yurakucho Station: About 6 minutes 33 seconds
- JR Yurakucho Station: About 6 minutes 57 seconds
- Ginza Line Ginza Station: About 8 minutes 12 seconds
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