The Kitano Hotel is the recent reinvigoration of the long-honored Kitano Arms apartments, centrally located in Chiyoda City, the district containing the Imperial Palace. The Kitano is geared especially toward international guests, seeking to care for visitors who could be overwhelmed by the intensity of urban life in Tokyo with an attitude of wa, a sense of calm or harmony. Owing perhaps to its previous life and times, the Kitano’s rooms have a touch of the mid-century modern, though thoroughly refreshed with ample lighting and natural wood accents. Guests can enjoy pan-Asian health and beauty treatments at the hotel’s medi-spa; dining options include Sant Pau for Catalan fare and Ohmi for sushi. Japanese tea service is available for an afternoon respite, as is a rooftop terrace lounge for after-hours cocktails.
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