Society | Feb 13

Farewell to Tokyo's Hilltop Hotel, Treasured by Literary Giants

TOKYO, Feb 13 (News On Japan) - The Hilltop Hotel in Chiyoda, Tokyo, cherished by esteemed literary figures like Yasunari Kawabata, Yukio Mishima, and Shōtarō Ikenami as their regular retreat, closed its doors on Monday for last time.

The closing is due to the aging infrastructure of the building, with no specified timeline for reopening. On its last day, individuals flocked to its lobby and restaurant to bid a sentimental farewell to a place deeply interwoven with Japan's cultural and literary heritage.

Source: Kyodo


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