A sleek, relaxing Tokyo stay
288 Rooms / 1 Suite
It’s not often that “relaxing” and “Tokyo” are used in the same sentence, but The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo, Autograph Collection makes it possible with its setting among a beautiful five-acre expanse of former royal garden and its emphasis on tranquility and harmony with nature.
Just a three-minute walk from Shinagawa station, The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo was fully renovated in 2013 by eminent local architect Ryu Kosaka of Aoyama Nomura Design, known for his stylish work in hotels and public spaces.
Wa modern (“wa” means “traditional Japanese”) is the concept behind the hotel. This mix extends through both its physical presence — sophisticated contemporary design nuanced with traditional architecture — as well as through its service. It is efficient and welcoming, typical of Japanese omotenashi hospitality.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• The library lounge is a standout feature of this luxury hotel. Tucked behind Ciliegio restaurant on the ground level, the room is decked out with comfortable leather lounges, small tables, a bookcase and English newspapers. Snacks and refreshments are on offer.
• The wa modern concept allows you to experience traditional shoin-zukuri-style Japanese architecture — bold wooden lines, recessed alcoves, staggered shelves, washi-paper-like design features and kogei (traditional wares) such as elegant vases and ikebana flower arrangements.
• The Japanese garden surrounding The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo also provides an authentically traditional experience — lush pine trees, enchanting winding pathways, a rock-lined pond with carp, a shrine and a mon (or gate).
• Staff members are warm, attentive, helpful and appreciative. They give the impression that they are genuinely pleased to have you as a guest — a welcome feeling for any traveler.
• Fitness fanatics will love the Tokyo hotel’s impressive gym, offering more than 25 types of Technogym equipment, personal trainers, saunas (both dry and mist), a whirlpool and a relaxation lounge with massage chairs to help you unwind post-workout.
Things to Know
• If it’s business that brings you to the Japanese capital, then you'll appreciate The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo’s dedicated conference floor, comprising 20 meeting rooms with flexible layouts and state-of-the-art equipment.
• Other hotel perks include a foreign exchange service, executive lounge for platinum members, a postal service and an onsite spa offering aromatherapy, facials and massages.
• As a guest of the hotel, you are welcome to use the facilities at the adjacent Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa and Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa, including the expansive outdoor pool and barbecue area — a real asset in the warmer months.
• The luxury hotel’s proximity to Shinagawa station is a major draw. It can be accessed by several Japan Railway lines and makes it easy to travel to nearby cities like Kyoto and Osaka.
• If you’re booking for cherry-blossom season, ask for a north-facing room for the best views of the gorgeous blooms. Just be aware that you’ll need to book around a year ahead, as these rooms are in high demand.
• Rooms at The Prince Sakura Hotel Tokyo are designed to be elegant, functional and relaxing with an air of luxury. Comfortable lounge areas, expansive wardrobes and flat-screen TVs accompany the large, luscious beds.
• Décor and linen come in soothing neutral shades of copper, gold, chocolate, white and khaki.
• In line with the hotel’s philosophy of “harmony with surroundings,” the rooms are remarkably spacious and feature large windows that allow for plenty of natural light. North-facing accommodations enjoy a view of Tokyo Tower, which is especially gorgeous at night.
• Bathrooms are also roomy, equipped with both a shower and a Jacuzzi tub, plush robes, marble-topped basins and custom-made toiletries. Toilets are separate, all fitted with a bidet.
• Ciliegio, which means “cherry blossom” in Italian, is a restaurant and café serving innovative and healthful Italian-Japanese fusion cuisine. The room has a full view of the Japanese garden outside through the large windows, making it an elegant setting for a meal.
• The buffet-style breakfast at Ciliegio offers Western and Japanese dishes with à la carte menus for lunch and dinner and pastries and small bites between meal times. The sleek bar begs for a cocktail at the end of the day or the beginning of a night.
• Nadaman on the third floor makes for an upscale dining destination. Staff members dressed in traditional kimonos serve exquisite seasonal Japanese cuisine, both traditional and modern. À la carte and kaiseki meal options are available, and there is a sushi bar.
• Set in the surrounding garden, Katsura Steak House turns out high-quality Japanese wagyu beef cooked in a variety of ways, such as teppanyaki and shabu shabu. Top-notch seafood is on the menu, too, including charcoal-broiled fish, lobster, abalone and king crab.
• The Executive Lounge has several choices for breakfast, including Western, continental and Japanese. It also has a nice selection of wines and liquor, and cheese platters for pairing.