Conveniently set in Nagatacho, Tokyo's center and close to the Imperial Palace, National Diet Building, and popular Marunouchi, Ginza and Roppongi districts, the hotel is in a great location for jogging around the palace or visiting adjacent Hie Shrine. The Shinto site, built in 1659, offers wonderful year-round strolls amid lush greenery. With such surroundings, the Capitol Hotel Tokyu is your calm oasis from the bustling metropolis.
Enjoy your precious time elegantly in the spacious comfort of the 63 square meter and 57 square meter rooms, perfect for special anniversaries or family accommodations. Connecting rooms and rooms adapted for universal design are also available.
The Club Floors
The Club Floors located on the top three floors have exclusive access to the "Library Lounge" on the 27th floor. The lounge staffs are more than happy to provide services for the needs of each guest, offering careful consideration and attention to details.
Complimentary Japanese green tea and black tea, coffee set , slippers, bath towels, face towels, hand towels, bar soap, bath gel, bath powder, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush set, beard trimmer, shaving gel, shower cap, brush, body wash towel, q-tips, cotton swabs, cosmetic cotton, bathrobe, body lotion, shoe shine sponge, scrunchy
Restaurants and Bars
Suiren" epitomizes the hotel's theme of "Japanese Modern Hospitality" - featuring the best of Japanese cuisine including teppan-yaki, sushi and the fine art of Kaiseki.
Enjoy quality Chinese cuisine in a stylish and elegant setting.
All Day Dining Origami
ORIGAMI" is open all day regardless of the hours.
Spend an elegant time, enjoying the view of the trees and the gentle movement of water in the garden.
The Capitol Bar
Release tension and relax in this stately and calm ambience. Cigars are also available.
Pastry Boutique ORIGAMI
The hotel's pastry shop is in a location with great access from the subways. There you can find confectionaries prepared with care by our patissier, as well as the hotel's breads.
Start the day in a dining room flooded with light and with a view of the garden
All Day Dining "ORIGAMI" serves four types of breakfasts that complement the varying lifestyles of guests. Enjoy an elegant morning with freshly squeezed juice and Toarco Toraja coffee blend made with the highest grade of Arabica coffee beans.
Sanno Matsuri Grand Parade
A spectacular festival parade winding through Tokyo
The Sanno Matsuri Grand Parade takes place every even numbered year in mid June. It is part of the Sanno Matsuri Festival which is one of the 3 most famous festivals in Tokyo. It occurs every other year, taking its turn with Kanda Matsuri which runs during odd numbered years in May. During the 11 day festival period there are many other smaller events on, which are advertised on a Japanese only website, but the main attraction is the grand parade.
The parade begins and ends at Hie Shrine (or Hie Jinja) near Akasaka. Hie Shrine is a very important shrine as it is believed to be the shrine responsible for the protection of Tokyo. The shrine is also associated with the Tokugawa family who ruled during the Edo period (1603-1867). They used this shrine festival to celebrate Edo becoming the new center of Japan. (Edo was the former name for Tokyo).
The parade has over 500 participants dressed in traditional costumes, playing drums and carrying floats decorated with animals. The most important part of the parade are the three mikoshi (portable shrines), which are carried along the festival route. The shrines are decorated with a phoenix on each roof. The parade is a colorful spectacle and many children, families and workers line the streets to watch the parade pass by.
The parade runs for nearly 20km and follows a path that leaves Hie Shrine at 7:45 a.m., tracks around Yotsuya Station at 8:45 a.m. and to Yasukuni Shrine by 10 a.m. There is a half hour stop at the Imperial Palace until 12:15 p.m. The parade then continues past Tokyo Station and has a one hour stop at Nihonbashi Hie Shrine from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. The parade passes Ginza clock tower at approximately 3:15 p.m., Shimbashi Station at 4:30 p.m. and finally finishes by 5 p.m. back at Hie Shrine.
At Hie Shrine people line up to pass through the large straw ring that is set up during the festival. Passing through this ring is believed to purify you from all your sins of the last 6 months. There are also food stalls and vendors to help satisfy your appetite after a long walk through the city.
Closest train stations to Hie Shrine are Akasaka-mitsuke Station on the Ginza & Marunouchi lines or Tameike-sanno Station on the Ginza line or Kokkai-gijido-mae on the Chiyoda or Marunouchi lines.
about 2 minutes by walk from The Capitol Hotel Tokyu
Tokyo Run: The Imperial Palace Loop
Exercise & sightseeing - a double win during spring!
There is no doubt about it, the 5km loop around the Imperial Palace in Tokyo is fantastic. Whether you judge a running circuit on ease of access, facilities, lack of traffic lights or attractive surroundings, the Imperial Palace loop has it all. There are marker points along the footpath indicating the distance traveled from the start point which is near Takebashi Station. Each marker has a flower representing one of the prefectures of Japan.
Alternatively, you may choose to start your loop from one of the many other nearby train stations including Hanzomon, Otemachi, Nijubashimae, Hibiya or Sakuradamon. Some people find starting at Hanzomon or Otemachi more convenient choices as they have nearby Runner's stations. For a small fee you can use the lockers, showers or have a dip in the public bath. You can also rent towels or even clothes to run in. Along the loop there are also 3 sets of clean public toilets, drinking fountains and vending machines.
Wherever you choose to begin your run, you will be able to enjoy the range of spring flowers that are currently blooming along the Palace loop. As you wind your way alongside the moat you will notice bright purple and blue hydrangeas, tiny yellow and white daisies and vibrant pink azaleas.
The path itself is quite flat and even beginner runners will find it at a comfortable level. There is only a short incline near Takebashi Station and a longer downhill section from the 3.6km marker point. While you cruise along by the power of your own steam, you will be rewarded with views of Tokyo Tower, the National Diet building and of course the Palace buildings themselves.
There are also a few recommendations sign posted along the route. "Priority is given to pedestrians, large groups should not spread or block the footpath, be prepared to walk single file on narrow sections, walk or run counterclockwise, don't run too fast"...the list goes on. The main thing to be aware of are the clusters of tourists near the Imperial Palace East Gardens during the daytime and peak hour for runners on the loop between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on weeknights. Sadly there have been incidents of runners being rude to pedestrians and shouting at them to get out of their way. Fortunately I have not come across this behavior yet, the runners I have come across tend to overtake me without any problems!
It is also quite safe to run after dark, if you don't mind a crowd of brightly dressed locals joining you, there are many police boxes stationed along the route and it is well lit up at night. I will definitely be returning to enjoy the views and get some exercise at the same time.
about 25 minutes by walk from The Capitol Hotel Tokyu
Map & Directions
2-10-3, Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0014
Direct access from Kokkaigijido-mae Station (Exit 6, Chiyoda and Marunouchi Subway Lines)
Direct access from Tameike-sanno Station (Exit 6, Ginza and Nanboku Subway Lines)
10 minutes by car from Tokyo Station
100 minutes by airport bus from Narita International Airport
30 minutes by car from Haneda Airport
20 minutes by car from T-CAT (Tokyo City Air Terminal)
Nearest interchange: 3 minutes from Kasumigaseki Exit on the Shuto Expressway