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Tokyo's iconic Hotel Okura awaits the wrecking ball

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 05:50
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Water spa suite at Evian Spa in the Palace Hotel Tokyo.

Tokyo

TOKYO'S iconic nod to Japanese Modernism, the Hotel Okura, will bid farewell to its last guests next week and face the wrecking ball, despite petitions from around the world to save it.

The 1960s-era hotel, which has welcomed international dignitaries and inspired a throng of