Originally opened in 1928, Hotel Gajoen offered Tokyo visitors and residents an experience quite unlike any other. The high quality cuisine, hospitality and especially the building and its surrounding grounds were so unique that it became known as the Palace of the Dragon God and fast became a hotspot for society weddings and other social events.
Today, the original retreat has been transformed into a boutique hotel that could pass for a museum of antiquities and remains true to its original credo of omotenashi and which continues to welcome wedding parties and travellers from around the globe.
Inside Hotel Gajoen, a different world awaits. Discover enchanting galleries filled with Japanese pre-war art, tranquil gardens with a river flowing through them and traditional banquet halls for weddings, events and exhibitions. Throughout the hotel visitors can find ornately carved wooden panels and Japanese lacquerwork and a sense of calm pervades the property.
Hotel Gajoen has a variety of rooms and suites to choose from, all with free wifi and most with in room sauna and steam bath and either views of Hotel Gajoen’s gardens or of the city beyond.
For dining, the hotel offers a variety of options, including Japanese, Chinese, Italian and steak house serving prime wagyu beef. There are also options for afternoon tea or for cocktails in the evening.
For a hotel experience in bustling modern day Tokyo that allows you to sense the beauty and elegance of times gone past, Hotel Gajoen offers a stay unlike anywhere else.
Stepping into Hotel Gajoen Tokyo transported me to a world of elegant opulence that you have to see to believe. The huge, sweeping roof conceals a complex filled with museums, galleries, tea rooms, waterfalls, ponds filled with koi carp, and my personal favourite, a bathroom coated in gold leaf! Despite the sprawling building, there was never a moment where I felt lost as I was escorted straight to an elevator which swept me up to the front desk. Immediately greeted by a kimono clad concierge, the omotenashi hospitality and friendly service made my stay a delight. With only 60 luxurious suite rooms, Hotel Gajoen Tokyo is the perfect choice for travellers who want to experience traditional Japan with all the luxury of a five star hotel.Reviewed by Rebecca
- Address: 1 Chome-8-1 Shimomeguro Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0064, Japan
- Tel: 03 34914111
- Access: Three minutes' walk from the Meguro Station
- Number of rooms: 60
- Check-in: 15:00
- Check-out: 11:00
Tel: 01865 841443
Fax: 01865 841445
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