Solo Travels in Tokyo – My Luxury Hotel Stay Experience with The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

By Kach Umandap - Howe February 13th, 2020 Posted in Asia Travel Blog, Luxury Hotel Review, Travel Blog No comments

After a few days in Osaka, I took a Nozomi Bullet Train to Tokyo. I arrived at night then took the taxi to the Capitol Hotel Tokyu where I’m staying in Tokyo. As you know, I’m still traveling solo and got lucky because we have a blog reader (Tita Evangeline) who lives in Tokyo and available to go with me that night. After I dropped my things at the hotel, we were then off to do a bit of shopping and dinner plus drinks in the best sky bar in the city – Bellovisto on the 40th floor Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel.

My Luxury Hotel Stay with The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

Philippine Passport Holders need a Japan Tourist Visa to go to this fantastic country. I got mine when I was in Serbia since I have a residence in Montenegro and it was good for 5 years (multiple entry). I’m traveling to Japan for only a few days since I’ll be going to South Korea after, but I’ll surely come back to Tokyo with my husband, Jonathan. We’re planning to travel around Japan for a month or two.

Below, I’ll be writing about my experience of staying at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu.

About The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

The Capitol Hotel Tokyu is one of the hotels by Tokyu Group in Japan. They have three brands – Tokyu Hotel, Excel Hotel Tokyu, and Tokyu REI Hotel. They are not only located in Japan but also in Taiwan and Hawaii. The one I’m staying at is Capitol Hotel Tokyu, which is awarded 2019 travel’s choice in trip advisor as well as the 2019 Forbes Travel Guide. With 13 suites and 251 guest rooms, you would surely be in awe with the fusion of traditional and modern Japanese architecture.

The Room

My Luxury Hotel Stay with The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

My room was a Deluxe King Room that has a large bed with a stunning view of the city. It comes complete with a tea set, coffee maker with different kinds of glasses (from wine to coffee.) The bathroom also has a see-through bathtub, a separate powder and wet area, and a toilet with a Japanese-styled door and a set of toiletries.

I was able to relax at the bathtub at night. I also got a welcome gift and a guide from the Capitol Hotel Tokyu. The bed was comfortable and very elegant; I had a good night’s sleep!

Here are also rooms available in The Capitol Hotel Tokyu:

  • Deluxe King Rooms – a 45 m2 room with a large bed complete with amenities and an amazing view of the city
  • Premier Corner King – a 58 m2 room
  • Premier King – a 63.5 m2 room
  • Club Deluxe King – 45 m2 room
  • Premier Corner King – a 58 m2 room
  • Club Premier King – a 64.5 m2 room
  • Deluxe Hollywood Twin – 45 m2 room with 2 single beds
  • Premier Corner Twin – a 58 m2 room with 2 single beds
  • Club Deluxe Hollywood Twin – 45 m2 room with 2 single beds
  • Club Premier Corner Twin – 59 m2 room with 2 single beds
  • Junior Suite – 64.5 m2 room with a large bed and a lounge area that separates the guests and their visitors
  • Executive Suite – 105 m2 room with features of the junior suite and a separate bathroom for guests, the lounge area is much bigger and can be used for meetings
  • Garden Suite – 124 m2 room with a large bed and a separate living room for guests, it has a wonderful view of a garden and a spacious Japanese-styled bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub
  • Sanno Suite – 185 m2 room that is similar to the garden suite, however, there’s an additional dining area
  • Capitol Suite – 223 m2 room with a large bed and a separate living room for guests, a study area, a Jacuzzi bathtub and tower, a dining area, and a bar counter for drinks

The Food

I had breakfast at All Day Dining “Origami” that serves various types of breakfast in their buffet. American, Japanese, Continental, you can choose which type fills your stomach and your taste buds.

My Luxury Hotel Stay with The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

Aside from that, when I arrived in Tokyo, I also had dinner and drinks care of Bellovisto with Tita Evangeline (a blog reader). It is a bar on the Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel, which is a sister hotel of the hotel where I’m staying. We had drinks and yummy food that has a beautiful presentation. The view of the Shinjuku skyline was so remarkable; my first day in Tokyo ended with a blast.

My Luxury Hotel Stay with The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

My Luxury Hotel Stay with The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

The next day, they arranged a great dinner for me. I invited a college friend who happened to be traveling in Japan like me. We ate at the Suiren restaurant, one of the most expensive restaurants in Tokyo which are located in the Capitol Hotel Tokyu. We had a 6-course Teppanyaki experience. The Chef prepared it in front of us, so we know how it was cooked. The chefs there were amazing – really tasty food and cool cooking performance!

My Luxury Hotel Stay Experience with The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

The presentation of the food was also world-class and it was delicious! I recommend the restaurants inside the Tokyu Group Hotels and they do deserve a five-star rating!

Service in The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

Japanese staff is very efficient, friendly, and polite. They are truly top-notch and hospitable. From the ones in the reception to the chefs and waiters in the hotel, they are second to none. The best service for the best hotel!

Location

The location is nothing but perfect as it is connected to the Tameike-Sanno Station and a few minutes walk to the other stations. It is also located in Chiyoda City that’s the same as the Imperial Palace. A plus is that the bus to the airport stops here, so it’s very convenient. Across the hotel is a Hie Shrine, I got a great view of this place from my room. Since it’s a Shinto Shrine, you will see the famous red gates.

My Luxury Hotel Stay Experience with The Capitol Hotel Tokyu11

Capitol Hotel Tokyu is in the heart of Tokyo and it is between Roppongi (for high-end shops), Shinjuku (Government Seat), and the Imperial Palace. There are also shrines, coffee shops, restaurants, and convenience stores within the area. You can also go to famous spots easily like Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Tower, Hamarikyu Gardens, Tsukiji Fish Market, and many more.

Things to do near The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

1. Go to a cooking class

My Luxury Hotel Stay with The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

Learn authentic Japanese dishes from a local! I had a great morning with Yuca, my Japanese cooking teacher, in her house. I got to experience making ramen and gyoza thanks to Tinggly Experiences.

Suggested Tour: Unique Japanese Home-cooking Class in Tokyo

2. Imperial Palace

Things to do near The Capitol Hotel Tokyu
Photo by dconvertini CC BY-SA 2.0

Ever want to see where the Imperial Family lives? Go to the Imperial Palace, which is just a 5-minute drive to the hotel. See also the Imperial Palace East Garden; they are free! Hopefully, you’ll be prepared for long walks as the area is so huge!

Suggested Tour: Tokyo Walking Tour

3. Shop at Roppongi Hills

Things to do near The Capitol Hotel Tokyu
Jesse Chan

With hundreds of options to shop, dine, or site, Roppongi Hills is a place you should visit while in Tokyo! There are many high-end restaurants and international brands in this classy place. You could also get a panoramic view of Tokyu in their observation deck!

Suggested Tour: Roppongi Hills Observation Deck ”Tokyo City View“ Admission Ticket & Mori Art Museum Ticket

4. Buy Souvenir at Tokyu Hands

My Luxury Hotel Stay with The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

If you want to buy items that are unique to Japan, you can shop at Tokyu Hands. There are many things available, such as beauty products, ceramics, art supplies, snacks, and many more. There are large stores in Shibuya and Shinjuku and many more around Tokyo, so get your souvenirs from there!

5. Cross Shibuya Crossing

When you are in Japan, one of the must place to visit is the world-famous Shibuya Crossing. Cross to the street with hundreds of pedestrians while it’s still okay to do so. Afterward, find the popular Hachiko statue and take a picture with it!

Frequently Asked Questions on The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

1. How much is the rate in The Capitol Hotel Tokyu?

To inquire about rates, availability or promo, check the links below:

Own website | Agoda | Booking.com

2. Do they accept walk-ins?

Yes, they do. However, for peak seasons, it is always best to make reservations.

3. What is the check-in/ check-out time for The Capitol Hotel Tokyu?

Check-in is at 3:00 PM, while check-out is 12:00 PM

4. Is late check-out okay?

Yes, you can have late check-out; however, there will be additional charges 30% if up to 3:00 PM, 50% until 6:00 pm, and 100% if beyond 6:00 pm.

5. What credit cards are accepted?

They accept major credit cards such as AMEX, DINERS, JCB, VISA, DC, SAISON, TOP, TOYOTA, UC, DISCOVER, and UnionPay.

6. Is there a parking area?

Yes, there is; however, there are charges for parking; it’s JPY 4,000 per night for stay guests.

7. What are the facilities in the hotel?

There’s a swimming pool, spa, and fitness center. They may have additional charges, e.g. Jacuzzi, Sauna, fitness center.

8. Where exactly is The Capitol Hotel Tokyu?

2-10-3, Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0014

Why I love my Experience Staying at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

Capitol Hotel Tokyu is perfectly located in the bustling capital of Japan in Tokyo. It’s near the train stations, so you won’t spend much time walking from one place to another or getting a taxi. The airport limousine bus also stops at the hotel so it was very convenient for me to go to the airport with all of my luggage. The rooms are enormous and very comfortable.

The style is truly a mix of Japanese traditional and modern styles. I enjoyed the view of the city from my room as well as the relaxing bath on the tub. The food was also world-class, from breakfast to dinner. The staff was also very friendly and polite; this made my stay excellent. Overall, I felt like a royal in this superb hotel and will definitely come and stay here again. It’s truly top quality!

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Written by Kach Umandap - Howe

Co-Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 143 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she got married then a year later bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.

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