Tokyo Station was built in 1914 in the tradition of Europe's great train stations; the Tokyo Station Hotel opened a year later. Although the station itself has grown crazily over the years, the historic section containing the hotel, which faces Marunouchi with a handsome brick facade, retains its century-old glory. And luckily, the hotel has its own dedicated entrance (as well as direct access to subway and train stations, handy in inclement weather), so it’s away from the chaos that reigns in the station and has little foot traffic. As Japan Railway’s flagship hotel, it retains many of its original features, including a high-ceilinged lobby lounge, which once served as the first-class waiting lounge, and the original 330-m.-long (1,082-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, which are fairly standard and also dark, since they face another building, to Dome Side Rooms, which face a concourse with the spectacularly restored reliefs from the train station's Cupola domed ceiling. With both fine and casual dining 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. Train buffs won't want to stay anywhere else.