Fully renovated and reopened in 2012, the Palace Hotel has a distinguished post-war history of hosting VIPs in the financial district of Marunouchi. It is located just the other side of the Imperial Palace moat, and many of the rooms have a view over its east gardens. The new design won it a place on Conde Nast’s 2013 Hot List, which also commented on half a dozen great dining options including al fresco on their terrace right by the outer moat of the Imperial Palace. Numerous modern artworks scattered throughout the hotel, including the rooms which are plush and spacious with generous bathrooms, some with private balconies with those iconic views over the jade-green rooftops of the Imperial Palace. Complimentary Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the hotel, and the swimming pool & fitness centre are complimentary (there is a separate charge for the sauna, and spa services). The Palace is just minutes away from the bullet train nexus of Tokyo but also the major subway hub of Otemachi, the ideal location for exploring the big city and beyond.