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Tokyo Station was built in 1914 in the tradition of Europe's great train stations; the Tokyo Station Hotel opened a year later. After a six-year massive renovation that restored the brick Marunouchi facade and century-old domed station to its former glory, the Station Hotel reopened in 2012 as Japan Railways' flagship hotel. Luckily, the Marunouchi side is just a small part of sprawling Tokyo Station, so the hotel itself receives little foot traffic and has its own dedicated entrance (as well as direct access to subway and train stations, handy in inclement weather). Much of the old hotel remains, including the high-ceilinged lobby lounge, which once served as the first-class waiting lounge, and the original 330m-long (1,100-ft.) corridor leading to rooms. Even Hisashi Sugimoto, at the hotel since 1958, is back at the historic Bar Oak concocting his signature cocktails. Six different styles of rooms, all with high-vaulted ceilings and expansive windows, are available, from Classic Queens that are fairly standard but are also dark since they face another building, to Dome Side Rooms that face a concourse with the spectacularly restored reliefs of the domed ceiling. With its fine and casual dining, spa facilities, and Old World ambience, not to mention easy access to one of the busiest train stations in the world, this is a unique property in Tokyo.