Tokyo Green Palace Hotel

Tokyo Green Palace hotel is conveniently located one minute’s walk away from exit # 5 or 6 of Yurakucho Subway Line’s Kojimachi Station.

Check-in is unemotionally quick and efficient, and after a quick copy of passport, my key is handed over and I see my assigned room is 802.

Room 802 is a twin room with large 42 in TV, basic amenities, bathrobes (Yukata), slippers, air humidifier, air conditioning, washlet toilet, tea/coffee, mini (empty) bar fridge, and a large window with a view over neighboring buildings.

And it is tiny.

I am not surprised though as Japanese studio-type hotel rooms are generally very small. But what they lack in space is made up in the unique way furniture and storage space is created and placed.

The bathroom is the real winner for me. It is made of moulded plastic and is complex in its simplicity. As mentioned the washlet toilet has an automatic bidet built into it, with the sound of running water to help you along (if needed). The basin, although small, is functional and deep. Bathroom amenities include a shaving kit, shave cream, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, hair tonic, cleansing foam, and toothbrush – so you really don’t need to bring anything from home.

The restaurant serves a buffet breakfast for 1200 yen or slightly cheaper is pre-purchased at check-in, and serves a selection of hot and cold Western and Japanese delicacies. Lunch is also a buffet-style affair, and dinner a la carte.

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