Palace Hotel Tokyo
The Palace Hotel Tokyo, located right next to the moat of the Imperial Palace Garden, originally opened in 1961,
leaving behind countless historical memories over half a century. Over 40 years later, with an investment of one
billion US dollars, the hotel was rebuilt on the same site and reopened in 2012 with a magni cent new 23story
building, shining even brighter than before.
The hotel has a total of 266 rooms and 18 suites, o ering a wide range of 17 di erent room types. The room sizes
range from 45 square meters to the largest 255 square meters, with over half of them featuring rare private balconies,
providing unobstructed views of Imperial Palace Garden. Looking into the distance, one can see the skyscrapers of
Tokyo‘s everchanging skyline.
A long time ago, a pair of swans migrated from the north and settled here, nding solace in the moat as their
sanctuary. During our visit in July this year, whether from the hotel restaurants or from our room, we saw the white
swan in the ripples of the moat every day. It had lost its partner during the pandemic and had been lingering in the
same spot, refusing to y away. Amidst the backdrop of the towering modern city, it appeared so beautiful.