The Prince Sakura Tower, Tokyo, is one of the luxurious hotels under the Prince Hotel chain. It is also the first hotel in Japan to be a part of Marriott’s autograph collection, which consists of strikingly independent hotels around the world. Besides a luxurious stay, the hotel is known for its beautifully-maintained Japanese garden with a Koi fish pond within its premises. The garden is located at the back of the hotel and morning is the best time to take a walk around it. During spring, the garden will be blooming with cherry blossoms, presenting an amazing and romantic sight. Do take a stroll there with your loved ones if you are staying at The Prince Sakura Tower during spring!
Within walking distance to Shinagawa Station
Prince Sakura hotel is conveniently located near to Shinagawa station, a centralized railway station. Visitors can choose to walk to the station, which will take about 5 minutes. As the hotel is situated uphill, there is a gentle slope from the station to the hotel.
If mobility is a concern, you will be pleased to know that the hotel offers free shuttle at 30 minutes interval, the last shuttle will end around 9.30pm. The shuttle will stop at various Prince Hotels within the vicinity, namely Prince Sakura, Prince, Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa and Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa.
The shuttle timing is available at the reception or you can approach the concierge for information. The Prince Sakura Tower will be the first pickup point to Shinagawa station, so you can expect the ride to take around 15 minutes. It will be the last stop when returning from Shinagawa station. Walking to and from the hotel will be a faster option but take note of the uphill slope.
Ease of getting to the hotel from the airport
When arriving from the airport, you have the options to take the Narita express train, which will take approximately 70 minutes to reach Shinagawa station. The ticket will cost about 3190 JPY (26 USD) for an economy cabin seat, which is a cheaper option compared to taxi.
Very spacious rooms based on local standards!
Room rates start from around 29,500 JPY (245 USD) for a deluxe room. The rooms at The Prince Sakura Tower are unusually spacious for a Japanese hotel whereby space is usually well-utilised and tight, especially within city areas. The rooms are elegant and simple, while the comfort of the bed and pillows are excellent.
Like most Japanese hotels, Prince Sakura housekeeping service is extremely good, delighting their guests everyday. Rooms are sound-proof, so you will not be disturbed by noises along the corridor or neighboring rooms. You also have the choice of both non-smoking or smoking rooms.
Soak yourself in the bathtub after a long day out
Each bathroom comes with a small vanity corner coupled with a pretty Japanese bench as well as a standing shower area and a bathtub. The toilet, with the heated seat and bidet functions, is in a separate room. The lavender flavoured toiletries set is extremely pleasant and soothing too and they are replenished daily. There is no reason to bring your own toiletries when staying in this hotel!
Get a view of the city from your room
The rooms come with a small balcony, so you can have a good day and night view of the surrounding areas. During spring and autumn, it feels refreshing to be standing out on the balcony, especially in the early morning and at night when the city lights up.
Good dine-in options while relaxing in your room
For dining options, you can choose to visit the Italian restaurant, Ciliegio, at The Prince Sakura Tower hotel itself or in-room dining, which offers a good variety of local cuisines. If you find the options too limited, you can always take the shuttle bus to the other Prince Hotel or Shinagawa station for dozens of food choices!
For late night dining, room service is your best choice and food will be delivered to your room within 20 to 30 minutes (depending on the selection) upon placing orders. Some dishes on the menu include freshly-made delicious Japanese rice balls with different filling as well as miso soup. You can have a simple, yet fulfilling supper before sleeping.
The Prince Sakura Tower: A great choice for visitors
With its accessibility, spacious rooms and good dine-in options, The Prince Sakura Tower is a great choice especially for time-starved visitors who prefer to be near to a centralized rail station. Nature lovers who enjoy admiring the flowers in the garden and business visitors looking for a night of comfortable sleep and food options can also be assured of a satisfying stay at the Prince Sakura Tower.