Unlike most other luxury hotels, this is essentially Japanese, with western influence from the past. If you are looking for a typical luxury hotel with glamorous decoration and the newest rooms, this is not the place. Instead, here is a sense of a very Japanese luxury aesthetic with clean lines and pared-down minimalism. The hotel is, as a previous reviewer has said, frozen in time. However I note that Is the case with much of Japanese classic art. And personally I found it interesting to stay in a place that is so retro, all the furniture in fine condition and which would be snapped up by any collector at auction. Add to this its convenient location in central Tokyo (halfway between must-visits like Tsukiji fish market and Shibuya) and impeccable service. Downsides are the high prices, especially it's F&B. Some updating would be in order, such as re carpeting and re upholstery with the new 'retro modern' designs, and a more substantial renewal of the rooms.