The Peninsula Tokyo
A good looking maze of artful lighting and intricate latticework, the lobby at The Peninsula Tokyo is a sight to behold. It’s notably buzzy - the sort of place you might meet friends for a pre-dinner glass of white or bump into somebody rather beguiling over a heady nightcap. Live musicians entertain from a concealed balcony, setting the tone for the activity down below.
Rooms are as slick as they come (think heavy sliding doors, sizeable soaking tubs and a clever humidity control dial) with a peppering of carefully considered traditional touches. There’s plenty of space, airy silken drapes and some come complete with mesmerising gilded ceilings. After a day (or night) navigating the Japanese capital, the marshmallow-soft beds really come into play.
With floor-to-ceiling windows and dizzying city views, Peter restaurant is pretty glorious, boasting a menu of grilled dishes worth crossing oceans for. Order the world-class Kobe beef steak, paired with a glass of Peninsula’s very own red wine. For downtime, the spa is gorgeously cocooning with just the right amount of glam. Swim off your excesses in the pool before unwinding with a restorative holistic experience or ESPA treatment - the Advanced Super Active Facial being the real showstopper.
Best room: Go for a Grand Deluxe room to make the most of the leafy views across the Imperial Palace Garden or Hibiya Park.
Dress code: Tailoring is the way to go.
1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0006
Doubles from £250