One of our resident rugby fans heads to a special annual tournament in Tokyo to take in the world class matches, festival-like atmosphere... and tasty libations (off the clock, of course).
Situated slap bang in the middle of Tokyo, right next to the Imperial Palace, the Grand Arc Hanzomon is, as one would expect, extremely well-connected. With easy access to the subway, via Hanzomon Station and consequently easy access to both Narita and Haneda airports.The hotel has a wide range of rooms, varying from Western-style single rooms, to Deluxe Japanese-style rooms with tatami floors. All rooms have a generous selection of amenities, including a cable television with pay-per-view movies, high speed Internet, refrigerators, kettles, Japanese tea bags, telephones (for both domestic and international calls), paper & envelopes, hairdryers, trouser presses, slippers, towels, bathrobes and toiletries. The hotel can also provide ironing boards, newspapers, massage and laundry services. There is free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel.
A winner of Best Service in the Traveler's Choice Award 2012, the Hotel Niwa Tokyo is one of the top 10 hotels for service in Japan. For a country that is world-renowned for its excellent service, that is a serious accolade. The word niwa means "garden" in Japanese, and the hotel's convenient location in Central Tokyo between two stations, Suidobashi and Jimbocho, makes it a real oasis of calm in an otherwise bustling metropolis.
Have an open afternoon in Tokyo on September 8th? Ever wanted to see traditional Japanese mounted archery? Well, now's your chance...for free!