The hotel New Otani group is one of the 3 most famous Japanese hotel chains. Its hotel in Tokyo has a great Japanese-style garden.
The garden dates back over 400 years. It was owned by the Ii clan during the Edo period. This was a very powerful family at the time. Some worked as an advisor of the Tokugawa shogun.
This has a whole package for the Japanese-style garden like ponds, waterfalls, Karesansui (small garden consisting only of rocks and sand), stone lanterns and more.
I had wanted to come see the garden. And it was actually as amazing as I had expected. Especially, I was impressed that the historical garden matches the prestigious hotel and gives it an elegant atmosphere.
There are ‘teppanyaki’ Japanese-style BBQ restaurants in the garden.
I really wanted to have dinner here enjoying the beautiful night views some day.
The Hotel NewOtani website: http://www.newotani.co.jp/en/group/index.html