The Peninsula Hotel in Tokyo opened on 1st September, 2007.
The Peninsula Tokyo, stands 24 storeys high and is superbly located in the fashionable district of Ginza.
Architect, designers and sculptors worked well together to achieve something very special for The Peninsula Tokyo. Architect Kazukiyo Sato had a vision of The Peninsula Tokyo as a traditional Japanese lantern at the entrance of Marunouchi and Ginza districts. To complement this, well known Japanese designer Keisen Hama has created a magnificent bamboo masterpiece in the heart of the lobby. The enclosed atrium soars to 70 metres and from the 8th to the 23rd floors, three windows on each floor provide glimpses of a specially commissioned sculpture created by international artists Ben Jakover and Yannick Yu.
Rooms are among the city’s largest and have stunning views of the Tokyo skyline, the Imperial Gardens and Hibiya Park. All guest-rooms and suites boast with ultra modern furnishings and a style inspired by Japanese heritage and culture.
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amstel (2388) 2010-12-13 3:09
Very well exposed picture - I like it. However, I would do two things here:
1. make the exposition longer - the building would be the same, but the car lights would form lines and that would emphasise the traffic flow.
2. avoid showing the building like it is shown now - it is not straight, resembles of the Leaning Tower a bit:-)
Anyway, good one here!
patdeph (35748) 2010-12-13 10:23
superb blue hour,where the orange lights of the tower are superbly standing out the dark blue sky!Very well done!
hispic (9652) 2010-12-13 19:36
Beautiful capture of The Peninsula Tokyo, "Dream Luxury Hotels". the atmosphere of a traditional Japanese lantern is brilliantly depicted thanks to photographing in blue hour
Vignetting effect enhances its beauty further. Lovely work with the informative note.
Best wishes, Hisashi
batalay (38591) 2010-12-25 12:04
Excellent light management at the blue hour. I've visited the Ginza area a couple of times, in 1987 and 2000, and the Peninsula was not around. It's a gorgeous hotel in one of the most expensive stretches in any city. Thanks for sharing the photo and note.