I had an opportunity to taste cakes of Hotel Okura (ホテルオークラ), one of the three major traditional hotels in Japan. Hotel Okura is located in Toranomon (虎ノ門), the very center of Tokyo but a bit away from any stations of subways and railways. Accordingly, only those who have something to do come to the Hotel and I see often many famous politicians, business people and show business people.
The atmosphere of the Hotel Okura is classic and formal. The taste of cakes was also same as the feature of the Hotel. It was good and tasty indeed, but no clear distinction. Considering their high fame, they could produce more unique cakes, but I believe their customers prefer such traditional style. Pursuing the trend would not be always correct. My rating is 3.5 out of 5. Gochiso-samadeshita!
Hotel Okura (ホテルオークラ) http://www.hotelokura.co.jp/tokyo/en/