Built on the site of the old Akasaka Grand Prince Hotel, the long-awaited Garden Terrace is sure to achieve instant landmark status in the Kioicho-Nagatacho area – with a total of 38 floors in the main tower and 23 in the residential complex next door, this one competes with sheer scale. The most interesting feature, however, is the fully restored Kitashirakawa Palace, originally built in 1930 for Yi Un, the last crown prince of Korea and lieutenant general in the Imperial Japanese Army. Now rebranded as 'Akasaka Prince Classic House', it will host fancy restaurants, a café and a glittering banquet hall. Look out for additional opening announcements in the months to come.
Open July 27, 2016 (some shops and restaurants from May 10)
|Venue name:||Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho|
1-2 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku
|Transport:||Nagatacho Station (Yurakucho, Hanzomon, Namboku lines), exit 9a; Akasaka-Mitsuke Station (Ginza, Marunouchi lines), exit D|