Designed to cater to VIPs, The Capitol Hotel Tokyu exudes discretion and exclusivity. From personal dining rooms in the restaurants to private gardens, the property is perfect for those who value silence and solitude. Luxurious suites with individual entrances mean that your privacy is assured.
The quiet elegance of The Capitol Bar continues this theme, even though it’s a public space. Relax in the stately atmosphere as you sip rare cognacs and high-end Japanese whiskies, and try a prime selection of cigars.
Speaking of melting tension, the Carju Rajah Tiado spa’s tranquil environs and holistic treatments make this comforting spot a must-visit. A dip in the salt bath and a premium Suina massage are sure to have you walking a bit taller.
The hotel’s signature restaurant, Suiren, is the place to sample all of Japan’s finest cuisines in one place. Suiren’s opulent menu includes teppanyaki grilled meat, kaiseki imperial courses and delicious sushi carefully selected fresh daily from Tsukiji fish market.
Seasonal, housemade desserts are another highlight of the menu. The German apple pancake, for example, is one of the Capitol Hotel Tokyu’s signature items. It is outstanding in its simplicity. The large, concave crepe-like creation is inlaid with thin, crispy apples slices and served with hot butter and syrup on the side. It’s not to be missed.
Suiren is surrounded by a Japanese pond in a separate building with private dining rooms and traditional gardens that can be reserved by visitors. The serene atmosphere is the perfect place to sample masterfully prepared cuisine that is served with pizzazz.
If you prefer Chinese food, sample the classic offerings of Star Hill. And for afternoon tea or a snack, head to Origami, an all-day eatery that even has a pastry boutique.
If you’ve never given much thought to flower arranging, then a trip to Tokyo will change all of that. Ikebana is Japan’s own aesthetic art of flora — seasonal flowers and plants are used to make spectacular arrangements.
Capitol Hotel Tokyu supports the local art of ikebana and installs artworks throughout its campus that prove just that. The most prominent arrangement is on display in the lobby. Created by the world famous Sogetsu Ikebana School, the remarkable sight changes monthly.
Not many urban hotels in Japan are supplied with spring water. The Capitol Hotel Tokyu is one of the few. The property shares pure spring water with the Hie Jinja temple, a 500-year-old shrine. Apart from bathing in this water, which is pumped throughout the luxury hotel, you can check out the lovely shrine itself and its natural spring. The spectacular setting is a great place to take photos, and you may be able to catch a wedding or two there, if you’re lucky.