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VIP-favorite Okura Tokyo back in business with $650 average rooms

Hotel's storied history includes stays by US presidents and Princess Diana

 The lobby of the new Okura Tokyo's Prestige Tower harks back to the old hotel. (Photo by Konosuke Urata)

TOKYO -- A renowned Tokyo hotel across the street from the U.S. Embassy will reopen next Thursday after a four-year renovation, offering rooms with Japanese-inspired interior design and rates averaging about 70,000 yen ($655) a night.

The Okura Tokyo, renamed from Hotel Okura Tokyo and the flagship of Hotel Okura Co.'s network, showed off its new look to reporters Friday.

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