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Art Works
Over 2,000 artworks decorate the various rooms, halls and facilities at Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo. The collection of art draws its inspiration from the works of poetry by Bai Juyi (772-846), a Chinese poet of the Tang dynasty. The poem “Song of Pipa” is believed to portray Bai’s experience of being spiritually healed by the melodious sounds of a Chinese lute (Pipa). The horizontal and vertical lines prevalent in the various examples of artwork symbolise the delicate strings of the Pipa, evoking the image of a spiritual oasis that welcomes all guests at Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo.

One of the main hallmarks of Shangri-La is its grand chandelier features. There are more than 50 chandeliers adorning Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, of which more than 20 were designed specifically for the hotel. Paying homage to the city of Tokyo, the hotel showcases a series of chandeliers with intricately carved crystal pieces in the shape of ginkgo leaves - a symbol of Tokyo. All chandeliers are handmade with only the finest crystals in the Czech Republic by Lasvit (except the chandeliers in Piacere, which are made in Venice), a world-renowned light design and manufacturing company.

Meet & Greet Service

Our fine reputation for personally escorting guests directly to and from Tokyo Station’s platforms has been expanded to luxurious destinations across Japan via an Express Train from Narita Airport and Japan's famed bullet trains. Allow our gracious staff to escort you from the hotel lobby to your train as you take the silent and smooth ride to your destination. Our warm welcome and fond farewell forms just part of our renowned dedication to personal attention.

For guests arriving at Tokyo Station from either Narita or Haneda Airport or via Bullet Train (Shinkansen) from other parts of the country, please contact our ‘Meet and Greet’ service at meetandgreet.slty@shangri-la.com. 

Enchanting Excursions
One-day excursion programmes, “Enchanting Excursions” are tailored for busy travelers seeking a half or full day experience of traditional Japanese culture outside of Tokyo. Each destination is only about one or two hours by bullet train from Tokyo Station. Our renowned Meet & Greet service will escort guests to the platforms at Tokyo Station and our concierge can arrange any additional sightseeing based on the guest’s preference.

Exploring the Neighbourhood

Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo is situated in an unparalleled location adjacent to Tokyo Station. The Imperial Palace and Gardens, one of the world’s prime shopping districts in Ginza, and the renewed Marunouchi commercial district are all on the hotel’s doorstep.

Marunouchi is one of Tokyo’s oldest commercial districts and its business heart, with wide avenues and modern office buildings. After the great renovation of Tokyo Station and Marunouchi area, it has now become fashionable once again, with a growing number of restaurants, bars and shops.

On the Nihonbashi side of Marunouchi stands Takashimaya, one of the oldest-established department stores in Tokyo. This historical department store has a concierge service to assist customers and even provides a complimentary delivery service of purchased items for guests staying at Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo.

The world famous streets of Ginza are just a 10-minute walk away, or 5 minutes by taxi. Ginza is home to international brand-name boutiques, galleries and exclusive restaurants, while on its edge stands Kabuki-za, the famed home of Kabuki, a theatrical art form rich in showmanship.

About 15 minutes (walking) from the hotel, guests can reach the spiritual heart of Tokyo and Japan - the Imperial Palace. Built on the ruins of Edo Castle, it is now the residence of Japan’s Emperor. Bordering the place is the Imperial Place East Garden, hosting a variety of seasonal local flowers to welcome guests on their visit.

About 15 minutes away by taxi are a range of landmark locations, such as Akihabara (the internationally famous town of animation and electronics), Asakusa (a temple town where Tokyo’s oldest temple is located) and Tsukiji Fish Market (the largest fish wholesale market in the world).

Further afield, take a journey on the JR Yamanote line from Tokyo Station, to reach Harajuku and Omotesando, the mecca of Tokyo’s stylish youth. Harajuku is also the location of Meiji Jingu Shrine, built to deify the Emperor and Empress Meiji in 1920.