Posted on May 15, 2010
The Hotel Okura is considered among the best hotels in Japan. Its location and amazing dining options make it a tourist spot in itself.
When you arrive, even before the plane lands, it is impossible not to be amazed at the constant succession of towering skyscrapers and aura of perfection that surrounds Tokyo.
Fast-paced and frantic, Tokyo invites travelers to discover and understand. But we must remember that a peculiar culture takes time to be really grasped (and enjoyed).
A sophisticated way to live Tokyo is undoubtedly opt for the Hotel Okura (deToranomon district, special district of Minato).
Huge and glamorous, the Okura has 834 rooms spread over two wings and is synonymous with comfort and luxury (has every amenity imaginable.) Food is one of its strengths: it has 8 restaurants, 3 bars, a café and a typical Japanese tearoom.
In his notable culinary range, highlight the Orchid Room (with its continental cuisine menu, ideal for business lunches), Kyubei (only sushi), Toh-Ka-Lin (Chinese and, specifically, Cantonese), La Belle Epoque ( fine cuisine and atmosphere for celebrations) and Sazanka.
This last restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2007. In your letter, include beef cuts of Kobe City (known in Japan for its vaccine production) and grilled vegetables prepared just the way Japanese.
Food aside, the Okura is a very convenient geographical point to plot routes for the rest of Tokyo. You can walk to discover the attractions of Toranomon business district. And, just five minutes away, are the neighborhoods of Roppongi (with lots of nightlife and a favorite for foreign residents) and Akasaka (where the palace the same name and most important embassies).