The Insiders Guide to Tokyo – The Three Best Ways to Add Some Japanese Culture into Your Lockdown Life

Whilst staying indoors, looking ahead to the future and thinking of places you’d like to visit is a great way to stay positive

Whilst staying indoors, looking ahead to the future and thinking of places you’d like to visit is a great way to stay positive. Japan, a country on so many peoples bucket lists, is teeming with amazing experiences and hidden gems.

It’s been almost two months since we cannot travel anywhere. How have you found your ‘new’ isolation life? While Tokyo as well as the rest of Japan is currently in a state of emergency, The Capitol Hotel Tokyu has recently launched a “Stay Home” project on their Instagram channel, to share hospitality content and ideas such as home cooking classes by the executive chefs, professional housekeeping lessons and virtual tours of the hotel to inspire future visits.

All content is created for those travellers dreaming of visiting Japan in the future months to come.

Here the Capitol Hotel Tokyu have made a list of some of the best things/places to inspire you for further trips:

  1. Origami your towels into beautiful swans – Why don’t you surprise your partners with professional origami skills by learning from the professionals? In order to show the highest quality of hospitality, attention to detail is important, and setting up towels following the Japanese traditional ‘origami’ method is an essential part of housekeeping.
  2. Have a luxury breakfast with the secret recipe for a ‘fluffy’ omelette – When you stay at hotels on your trips, you have breakfast which is very luxury and one of a kind which might be a part of umami in travelling. However, what if you can make it happen at your house very easily? The hotel chef shows you how to make ‘fluffy’ omelette just like a professional. In the main dining restaurant “ORIGAMI” at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu, you can have an omelette cooked by skilled chefs in front of you for your breakfast. But today, you’re the chef in your house!
  3. Virtual spirit trip to the precious Japanese shrine – Located in the heart of the biggest city in Japan, Tokyo, The Capitol Hotel Tokyu is adjacent to the Hie Shrine which was established in the early 13th century. All guests can experience the unique Japanese culture in The Capitol Hotel Tokyu such as praying in the shrine and a beautiful geisha dinner at the traditional restaurant in Akasaka, just a five minutes walk from the hotel. You can experience this beautiful shrine through the virtual tour on IGTV (@thecapitolhoteltokyu)

The Capitol Hotel Tokyu continues to play a leading role in the growth of Japan’s hotel industry. With its long history it remains a beloved hotel for many VIPs from all over the world, including international musical greats, movie stars and popstars. The refined Japanese architectural style designed by Kengo Kuma, one of the top trending architects in the world, created an atmosphere perfect for relaxation whether travelling to Tokyo for business or leisure. The Capitol Hotel Tokyu is a member of Tokyu Hotels Group, one of the biggest hotel chains in Japan, and Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing 739 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences and unique hotel groups across 85 countries.