The Okura, Tokyo exudes a sense of warmth and elegance, perfectly balancing traditional and contemporary luxury. While the Okura Heritage wing celebrates traditional Japanese hospitality, the Okura Prestige Tower captures the dynamism of the modern city of Tokyo.
What’s it like:
The north, west, and east are dotted with the Heritage and Prestige wing, and the Okura Museum of Art, which is a private museum of the Okura family. The Square features a picturesque water feature with the classic ichimatsu patterned granite. The hotel buildings overlook the serene waters in the Square, and a willow tree marks the central point of Okura, from which each wing of the hotel radiates.
Where is it:
Nestled on a cosy hillside, The Okura, Tokyo is surrounded by the slopes Reinan-zaka, Edomi-zaka, and Shiomi-zaka. The Okura Square, which is the gate zone and façade of The Okura Tokyo, is at the highest part of the premises. The two modern glass towers of the hotel are an 11-minute walk from a subway station, 3 km from the Imperial Palace and 5 km from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.
Each room is appointed with Wi-Fi, TVs, minibars, and tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms have spacious balconies. Plush suites feature exquisite living and dining rooms. The Okura Heritage Wing houses 140 rooms, while the Prestige tower has 368 rooms, with 98 club floor rooms. I stayed in the hotel’s Heritage Room, located in the Heritage wing. The room was tastefully designed with dim, warm lighting, and floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the city skyline. The 60 sqm room had a bath that overlooks the Okura Tokyo’s manicured gardens, providing a soothing experience. The room was also equipped with a steam sauna.
Food and Drink:
The array of restaurants at the hotel offer cuisines that range from French to Japanese dining. At Orchid, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, I dined on a wholesome breakfast spread consisting of creamy yoghurt with applesauce, fluffy pancakes with a drizzle of maple syrup, and a cup of hot chocolate. Toh-Ka-Lin serves authentic Cantonese fare with a twist. Meals are artfully prepared at the guests’ tables. Qing dynasty antiques adorn the aesthetic walls of the restaurant. Nouvelle Epoque masterfully blends French and Japanese cuisine, marrying French techniques with local ingredients. Yamazaro provides a plethora of authentic Japanese dining options, right from kappo cuisine to private rooms, and has a curated selection of sake. The tea ceremony room truly embodies the essence of the Japanese spirit.
The Okura, Tokyo provides a heavenly setting for events and meetings. It features two spacious banquet rooms, with the Heian Room sprawling over 1968 sqm, and the Orchard spanning 678 sqm. The hotel also provides 5 function rooms of varying capacity, ranging from 450 to 80 persons, along with 12 fully-equipped meeting rooms to ensure a seamless experience for all kinds of gatherings.
The hotel’s gym is perfect for grabbing a quick workout, while one can unwind in the cool waters of the hotel’s 25 m swimming pool. The hotel’s spa features a sauna, relaxation room, and seven private treatment rooms, the perfect place to rejuvenate the body and soul.
The Okura, Tokyo truly combines elegance with modernity to provide the ultimate bespoke experience for every kind of traveller in the heart of Tokyo.
- Best for Okura Art museum
- Don’t miss the hotel’s dedicated tea ceremony room
- Price Internet rates are upwards of 33,699 INR
- Contact 2 Chome-10-4 Toranomon, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan