When you think of Tokyo, you imagine huge skyscrapers with tall buildings looking much more like a concrete jungle. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a luxury garden stay right in the heart of the city at Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, a five-star hotel with a long history dating back 700 years ago. It is surrounded by a beautiful garden oasis with luxury rooms and warm Japanese hospitality.
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo’s land used to be the home of wild camelias which are flowering plants. It was featured by an artist named Ando Hiroshige in his woodblock print. The gardens were only formally established in 1861 with its name “Chinzanso” being given by Yamagata Arimoto, a field marshal in the Imperial Japanese Army. It was assigned to Baron Fujita Heitaro in 1918. However, the garden was destroyed during the World War II which led to its reconstruction in 1948 under Fujita Kanko (the founder of the hotel). In his vision, he imagined building a green oasis right in the middle of Tokyo. It was a hard task as it included the transportation of 10,000 trees!
As expected, the garden is very spacious which literally makes the hotel unique among the rest. Imagine a garden of flowers blooming throughout the year. It gives you that rich fragrance of a forest coupled with the serene sound of spring water. Garden walks are definitely recommended.
They’ve even been organized into six walks: Historic Walk, Healing Spot Walk, Popular Spot Walk, Evening Walk, Morning Walk and Wedding Walk. Each of these walks provides different sites which are all uniquely interesting.
Services in the hotel are very personal and the concierge staff is at your disposal 24 hours a day. From the moment you wake up in the morning, you can enjoy your meal with a view of the vast garden in the comfort of your own room before having a luxurious spa. Some of the services include a private bar, valet parking service, wake-up call, voicemail, laundry service, mending service, car wash and babysitting. Also, expect a comfortable sleep with custom-made Sealy mattresses which are 100% cotton.
This luxury garden oasis in Tokyo will surely give you that pampering you need all throughout your stay. What better way to relax than experience the best of Japanese hospitality in the urban community.