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The Peninsula Tokyo Our Tokyo

Tokyo’s allure is the way it defies description. Even Albert Einstein found it puzzling: “I have been in Japan for two weeks”, he wrote on a train travelling from the city in 1922, “and yet there are as many mysterious things as on the first day”. With all of its diverse districts and offerings, this teeming metropolis of 13 million may be too busy pursuing new things to have a sense of itself, but what is certain is that it has never offered a finer array of ways to enjoy the good life.

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PenCities by LUXE City Guides

Developed exclusively for The Peninsula Hotels by stylish travel publisher LUXE City Guides, PenCities is a unique, luxury lifestyle journal spanning all nine Peninsula cities, featuring the finest in dining, entertainment, shopping, design, nightlife, spa and wellness. Updated weekly, PenCities presents a tightly edited selection of opinionated and informed recommendations, covering the latest openings, classic favourites, special events, seasonal celebrations and smart things to do. Welcome!

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Staff FAVOURITES


  • By Mr. Yusuke Saito - Senior Front Desk Receptionist

    Opened in 1913, the Toden Arakawa Line is the sole survivor of Tokyo’s once thriving streetcar system. Running between Waseda Station in Arakawa-ku and Minowabashi Station in Shinjuku, these retro streetcars are a unique way to explore the city. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. 


  • By Ms. Hitomi Takeuchi - Spa Receptionist

    Find yourself in food heaven at the oldest department store in Japan. It has been referred to as the “Harrods of Tokyo”, but the Mitsukoshi Ginza Food Hall is certainly in a league of its own. The department store’s two basement levels are dedicated to serving an array of sumptuous fare from fresh fruits to Japanese and Western sweets, pastries, Japanese bento and much more. 

    Levels B1 & B2

    104-8212
    4-6-16, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo


  • By Ms Toki Nakano - Uniform Attendant

    Reopened in 2009 after a three-year renovation, the stunning Nezu Museum, designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma, houses the private collection of traditional Japanese and Asian artworks owned by Meiji-period railroad magnate and politician Kaichiro Nezu. The Museum is also home to one of the finest Japanese gardens in the heart of Tokyo, surrounded by trees and boasting a vast five acres of waterfalls, rolling paths, teahouses and ponds.

    6-5-1 Minamiaoyama

    Minato-ku, Tokyo


  • By Mr Yasuo Watanabe - Guest Services Transportation Officer

    Immerse yourself in authentic local culture at Yanaka Ginza, a small street market frequented by residents for everything from groceries to toys, clothing and everyday necessities. A short walk from Nippori station, row upon row of rustic, mom-and-pop shops lend an air of nostalgia and old town ambience to this charming destination.

    - Shops range from groceries and necessities to clothes and toys for local residences
    - The closest station is Nippori JR Station or Sendagi Subway Station
    - "Yanaka" is named because the location is in a valley between Uenodai and Hongodai.

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