TOKYO, Japan — For millennia Tokyoites have looked to the stars during the harvest moon celebration. More recently though, it’s the stars that look to Tokyo for the latest in fashion inspiration. In honor and celebration of both tradition and contemporary reinvention, Palace Hotel Tokyo debuts two new packages.
Moon Over Tokyo
As the autumn moon waxes above Japan, guests of Palace Hotel Tokyo can experience Tsukimi, a moon-viewing celebration that dates back a thousand years. Between September 1 and October 31, Moon Over Tokyo guests will enjoy a bottle of 1-1-1 daiginjyo sake crafted exclusively for the hotel by the famed Hakkaisan brewery. The premium brew can be sipped from a moon-inspired sake pitcher and cups set made of pure tin and gold leaf by Nousaku, which guests will be able to take home.
Rooted in Takaoka, a city which has flourished in the production of fine metalwork since 1611, Nousaku was established in 1916 to continue its hometown’s centuries-old legacy of melding traditional casting techniques with modern day innovations. Guests particularly keen to learn more about Nousaku’s unique manufacturing methods will also have the option of privately touring the company’s foundry in Toyama during their stay. (Additional costs apply.)
Rates start at JPY 97,000 for one night (breakfast inclusive) in a Deluxe with Balcony room – an ideal perch from which to take in the night sky over the Imperial Palace gardens. Learn more.
Through a collaboration with renowned Japanese kimono designer Jotaro Saito, Palace Hotel Tokyo’s fashion-inspired package will take on a seasonal twist this autumn. Offered year-round, Couture Tokyo includes accommodations as well as a JPY 50,000 gift card for use at Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi and access to a personal shopping concierge who will help guests navigate Japan’s oldest and grandest department store. (Delivery service to the hotel is also included.)
Rates start at JPY 158,000 for two nights in a Deluxe with Balcony room (breakfast inclusive).
In recognition of Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi having first opened as a kimono shop in 1673, guests who book the package for stays between 7-10 October will have the option to attend Kimono Salone, a three-day celebration of Japan’s most famous attire, including the 10 October runway show revealing Saito’s latest contemporary creations. (An additional JPY 5,000 per person entrance fee applies for the three-day event.)
The fashion extravaganza will also include activities such as interactive introductions to traditional arts & crafts, demonstrations of time-honoured textile dying methods, seminars by the participating fashion designers as well as the opportunity to be dressed in a kimono or yukata.
For stays between 1-20 October, guests can also opt to have the limited edition, Jotaro Saito-inspired afternoon tea for two at The Palace Lounge included in their Couture Tokyo experience. The visual (and of course edible) feast is a creative collaboration between the designer and the hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef Osami Kubota, and features treats inspired by Saito's “Dark Fairy Tale”-themed autumn-winter 2015-2016 collection. Guests will also receive a JPY 30,000 shopping credit to use at the designer’s boutique in Roppongi.
Rates start at JPY 200,000 for two nights in a Deluxe with Balcony room (breakfast inclusive). Learn more.