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.