After Kyoto I returned to Tokyo and decided to stay at the other InterContinental property near Roppongi.
As soon as you walk into the lobby you know you’re in a classy place. Check-in was super efficient and I got a personal welcome from the manager due to my IHG Ambassador status.
I’d been given an upgrade to a “Mount Fuji view room” but the weather wasn’t going to be nice to me during my stay and since I was only on level 22 I think there was an office building in the way so wasn’t able to see Mount Fuji from my window.
The room was very nice, and the bed was magnificent!
The view from my room at night looking south west down the Inner Circular toll road with Ark Hills on the left of the photo.
The hotel is in the diplomatic area and close to the National Diet building and all the Japanese Government departments.
There are a couple of close, but not really close, railway stations but it was easier for me to get the Airport Limousine Bus to Narita when it was time to head home.
I didn’t eat at the hotel as the Ark Hills complex next door was filled with a decent selection of Japanese and non-Japanese restaurants to partake of.
A couple of places that stood out for me were
- Tonkatsu Kazuyuki – great, authentic Katsu restaurant
- Bubby’s, which was an American style cafe had the best coffee I’d had in Japan!
Lots more to explore in the area around the hotel when I stay there next time.