Watch as the mighty Shinkansen bullet trains zoom into historic Tokyo Station from the free rooftop gardens of KITTE and the Shin-Marunouchi Building’s (marunouchi) HOUSE Garden from where you can get some of the best views of central Tokyo while taking a rest from your busy sightseeing day. Both KITTE and the Shin-Marunouchi Building offer a range of nice dining and shopping options, while the latter let’s you order food from its 7th floor dining floor and take it outside onto the rooftop garden to enjoy.
Further down the road you will find the world-famous Tokyo International Forum which frequently hosts large international events and congresses and which is one of Tokyo’s most impressive architectural structures. Take the elevator up to the top floor and enjoy the marvelous view of the building’s interior and its zig-zag walkways which are beautifully illuminated at night.
At micro FOOD & IDEA MARKET you fill find a delicious deli/ design store which provides a welcome break spot for people working and exploring the area. The restaurant offers very reasonably priced meals deli meals (all-day) and grill plates (evening-only) and a relaxing spot to stretch your legs.
To reach the Aman, take the hotel’s very own elevator up to the 33F of Otemachi Tower, upon entering you will find yourself in a serene world of groundbreaking traditional Japanese design paired with sleek interiors, one of Tokyo’s best cocktail lounges and an unbeatable view of the city. Back on the ground floor, surrounded by a small urban forest, the Aman also boasts a small, but sleek café inside a modern glass cube which serves wonderful desserts, afternoon tea, and warm cuisine.
Over at the Palace Hotel’s ground floor lounge you can enjoy a classy afternoon tea with a view of the Imperial Palace moat while being surrounded by exquisite pieces of traditional Japanese lacquerware, ceramics and flower arrangements which are displayed throughout the hotel’s first floor.
In the same underground shopping area you will also find Tokyo Ramen Street where you can try various styles of Ramen from all over Japan, as well as the wonderful basement food section of Daimaru department store where you can buy any kind of Japanese or Western food, desserts, drinks and more to takeaway, perfect for a picnic nearby.
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