The Peninsula Tokyo

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Posted 10 Jan 2009 in Photography, Tokyo, Travel

For the missus’ birthday we decided to try out The Peninsula Hotel in Yurakucho. We opted for a Park View room, which is a little bit bigger than the standard room:

Nice big bed and sofa:

Very spacious for a hotel in Tokyo:

Big TV. Crucially important for watching J Sports:

The TV had one of those “interactive” menus, which was absolutely rubbish. It was glacially slow and totally unresponsive at times:

Nice selection of magazines under the coffee table. Japanese Esquire is surprisingly good:

Lots of input options for the TV, including memory card slots:

The hotel room comes with a mobile phone (DoCoMo), which means you won’t miss any calls while you’re wandering about town. Very clever:

There’s also a fax machine/printer/copier hidden away:

And an espresso maker:

The bathroom is a very solid-looking affair. Note the eye-catching rock “feature” above the bath:

Two sinks, just in case:

There’s a small LCD TV mounted on the wall. You can also push a “spa” button on the wall next to the bath to automatically dim the lights and turn on some relaxing (sort of) music:

The dressing room has a valet box:

Put whatever you need to be cleaned in the box, press the button and it will be dealt with for you. Your morning papers also mysteriously appear in here every morning:

For the ladies there’s a nail dryer built in to the dressing table:

The view is quite impressive. Our room was on the 20th floor:

The view from the left-hand window:

The big green building in the centre is Shiodome City Center (I think!):

Shinbashi is a bit further down:

The view from the right-hand window. Beautiful clear blue skies in Tokyo in January. Lip-chappingly dry though:

And let’s not forget the free chocolates:

The Peninsula is very handily located. It’s just a short walk to the shops of Ginza and Marunouchi:


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8 Comments

  1. k

    nice pics from the 20th floor! did staying there burn a little hole in your wallet? ^^

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  2. I’ve stayed in cheaper hotels, it has to be said, but it was very, very nice!

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  3. Kick-ass looking place! Nice choice indeed!

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  4. I’ve been to Japan twice, and I remenber all the places are so clean and beautiful. Though the hotel room space is a bit narrow, it still looks quite new. I like your photos, and I wish I can travel to Tokyo again.

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  5. Very impressive hotel room with a wonderful view as well!

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  6. You cheapskate! You should have paid the extra and got a sea view

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  7. Sarajevo

    not bad…but i like the Mandarin hotel more…

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  8. Good article. Thank you.
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