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Meguro Gajoen is a luxury hotel along the Meguro River in Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Originally Hosokawa Rikizo, who was born in Ishikawa Prefecture and managed the restaurant Shibaura Gajoen, was a restaurant opened in 1931. After that, it became Japan’s first general wedding hall. In 2017, the management team changed and the name was changed to Hotel Gajoen Tokyo.
The grounds of Meguro Gajoen are very large and include a beautiful Japanese garden, fashionable restaurants, cafes, wedding halls in Japanese, Western and Chinese. This hotel is also popular with travelers from overseas, and it offers tea ceremony and kimono dressing experiences, and traditional crafts.
The grounds of Meguro Gajoen are very large and include a beautiful Japanese garden, stylish restaurants and cafes in Japanese, Western and Chinese, and a wedding hall. This hotel is also popular with travelers from overseas, and it offers tea ceremony and kimono dressing experiences, and traditional crafts.
The most famous of the Meguro Gajoen “Hyakudan-Kaidan” (Hundred Steps) is a wooden structure built with zelkova board in 1935, and corresponds to the 3rd building of Hotel Gajoen Tokyo.
Meguro Gajoen was a restaurant where soldiers and celebrities gathered before the war. The banquet hall called “Hyakuda-Kaidan” was a magnificent and wonderful collection of the best of those days.
High-quality furniture and works by famous painters have also been collected, and it has been reported that the number has reached thousands. There are 7 banquet halls where a festive banquet takes place every night, connected by a 99-step stairway. Each room has a different taste and is decorated with luxurious decorations such as lacquer work, Japanese paintings and ceilings.
Meguro Gajoen’s “Hyakuda-Kaidan” is designated as a tangible cultural property in Tokyo. According to recent research, decorations can be linked to the Azuchi-Momoyama period and Edo culture such as Kabuki. In addition, it is said that the decoration culture of the luxurious Nikko Toshogu is also taken over. “Hyakuda-Kaidan” is built using the latest technology at the time, and is said to have reached the pinnacle of beauty.
Can you guess what this is?
What do you think this place is? I suppose it is in the building, but a river flows, and a bridge is built. Can you guess?
Luxury Japanese restaurant?
In addition, the picture such as the Ukiyoe is displayed on the walls. It seems like the luxury Japanese restaurant.
The passage spreading out here like this.
In fact, it is a restroom of one million dollars.
It is in Meguro Gajoen hotel of Tokyo called the Dragon’s Palace of the Showa era. All rooms are suites more than 80 square meters, here is a super luxurious hotel outstanding in Tokyo.
The whole hotel is a wonderful work of art
The Meguro Gajoen hotel has a history since 1928, and the buildings called “Hundred Steps” “Jippo Room” “Seiko Room” are designated as registered tangible cultural properties of the country. Japanese paintings decorating ceilings and walls, sculptures and anything are first-class items as art objects. The whole hotel is a wonderful art piece.
The origin of the name of “Gajoen” is a Chinese word meaning “a place where liberal artists and hobbies can not get bored all day”. As its name suggests, fine decorations are given everywhere in the building, and it is a spot where you can enjoy just walking by looking.
Going in from the entrance, the corridor which is the first sightseeing spot appears. It is “colored carved wooden boards” which was decorated at the opening of business to color the walls. The colorful “colored carved wooden boards” filling the corridor, which may be 100 meters, is a masterpiece. As you go through the corridor, you will see the “Invitation Gate” with a mysterious mood. On the tile roof there is a knot-shaped decoration, which seems to mean love fulfillment. On the other side of the “Invitation Gate” there is a toilet like a gorgeous resting place. As soon as you enter there, a river flows. There is a bridge in the room and it is made luxuriously. It is surprising that there is a garden in the toilet. When crossing the bridge there is a sink in the left and a private room in the back. The door of the private room is vermilion-lacquered, with a pattern of Raden workmanship. “Raden” is a traditional craft that embeds shells shining with iridescent in black lacquer. That Raden is used luxuriously here and there. The interior of the spacious area is a calm atmosphere which made the light a little dark. On the ceiling there is a beautiful figure decorated with gilt around. The toilet was originally in the old building, but it was relocated in 1991 and rebuilt further gorgeous with improvements added. It is worth rebuilding in the hall over the cost of 85 billion yen in the economic bubble period.
Tokyo’s best luxurious restroom
You can not see inside of the room if you do not stay in, but use the restroom of the first-floor free of charge. Do you think that it is just a restroom even if I say it is so luxurious? No, do not despise it. The restroom has a relaxed atmosphere, and the illumination is darkened. I just looked up and found a painting of beauties on the ceiling. The restroom of Meguro Gajoen is very famous, and everyone is surprised at the magnificence. It is a Tokyo’s best luxurious restroom.
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|Name:||Million dollar restroom|
|Adresse:||Shimomeguro 1-8-1 Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0064|
|Access:||JR Yamanote-sen line "Meguro-eki Station” (3 minutes walk)|