The Prince Park Tower Tokyo: The Hotel in a Park

The Prince Park Tower Tokyo: The Hotel in a Park

 

The Prince Park Tower Tokyo is enviably located at the center of the sprawling Shiba Park, surrounded by Tokyo’s skyscrapers. It is close to many notable attractions including the ubiquitous Japanese landmark – Tokyo Tower, a mere three minutes’ walk.

The Prince Park Tower Tokyo - Living Room

Overlooking the park, guests at The Prince Park Tower Tokyo are guaranteed sweeping views of the city’s skyscrapers and green surroundings – a perfect combination for a relaxing stay. The Zojoji Temple, a Tokugawa dynastical temple, is also a stone’s throw away. Providing glimpses to that era. The Temple is well worth a visit. Seven minutes away are the Roppongi Hills known for their posh neighborhood and is a commercial area. The area is also known for its art museum, cinema, viewing deck and a public park. The observation deck on the 52nd floor of Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills offers a 360-degree view of Tokyo and the surrounding sights. For those fond of Japanese gardens, the Hama Rikyu from the Edo period is worth a visit. The garden is also minutes away from The Prince Park Tower Tokyo.

The Prince Park Tower Tokyo - Room with a view

The Shiba Daijingu Shrine, one of the oldest shrines in Tokyo dating to the mid-Heian period, is also nearby. It is only a seven-minute walk from The Prince Park Tower Tokyo. Worth paying a visit is the World Trade Center Building next to the Hamamatsucho Station. The World Trade Center also has an observation deck on the 40th floor offering 360-degree views of the city skyline. If you’re lucky you can also see Mt. Fuji, the Tanzawa mountain range, and Mt. Tsukuba, and the Boso Peninsula if it’s not raining or cloudy. Come just before sunset so you can see the city during the day and also at night. The World Trade Center is also a few minutes away from The Prince Park Tower Tokyo via the shuttle bus.

Shopaholics will be delighted to know that the Azabu-juban Shopping District is also within reach. Known for its annual Azabu-juban Summer Festival during the month of August, the Azabu-juban Shopping District transforms into an international fair featuring at least 30 countries. An assault on the senses, the festival is definitely a must-experience. Azabu-juban is also within minutes of The Prince Park Tower Tokyo. Akihabara, a sprawling complex selling electronic gadgets is also nearby. It is known for bargain prices with over 500 shops to choose from.

For those seeking to get culturally connected, the Asakusa is the perfect place to visit. As if time stood still, people’s former way of life during the Edo period is still evident today in Asakusa. Passing by Asakusa halts every passerby, awestruck by the simplicity of life there. It is a great escape from the frenetic way of city life. Asakusa also comes to life annually with its most talked about festivals – Sanja Festival (the Asakusa Shrine’s annual festival held in mid-May), Houzukiichi (ground cherry market), and the Asakusa Samba Carnival, and the Tokyo Jidai Matsuri Festival. Any of these festivals is a must-see for a culturally connected adventure.

The Prince Park Tower Tokyo - bathroom

With so many things to see and do close by, The Prince Park Tower Tokyo promises a stay infused with fun, laughter, adventure and cultural connections. More geared towards busy executives, The Prince Park Tower Tokyo is a perfect place to stay for discerning businessmen. Families can have fun too as long as they are not after the many attractions that Tokyo is known for. The hotel is a bit out of the way from the city’s other iconic landmarks. Other than that The Prince Park Tower Tokyo is also excellent for those traveling with families. Or those who prefer to languish in the hotel while taking advantage of the facilities as opposed to exploring.

Rooms at The Prince Park Tower Tokyo are quite spacious by Tokyo or Japanese standards. Guests are often surprised by the size of the rooms. Service at the hotel is stellar as can be expected from a business hotel. They are fully equipped with modern necessities including Wi-Fi to ensure guests stay connected. Although rated a 5-star and a luxurious hotel, guests will be shocked though to find that they need to pay separately if they want to use the gym and spa facilities. Breakfast may be a bit over the top and/or costly too.

The yen is the preferred currency in most stores and insisting on using dollars might prove challenging. It is best to convert dollars into yen before going to the hotel or entering Japan for that matter. Having currencies changed at a city bank or at the airport rather than waiting to get to the hotel will ensure the best rate. Conversion rate might be a bit lower at The Prince Park Tower Tokyo or any other hotel in Tokyo. Although credit cards are normally accepted, Mastercard usually does not work. Cash is the best option. Learning some Japanese terms would not only impress the locals but also help a lot in getting around. Or even in getting to The Prince Park Tower Tokyo, the hotel within a park.

Disclaimer: Words written by me for justelite.com; all photos are from justelite.com. Reposting with permission. Originally published here.

 

The Prince Park Tower Tokyo: The Hotel in a Park

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