Construction of the South Wing, viewed from the Main Building.
Full view of the newly completed South Wing.
Full view of Hotel Okura Tokyo after the completion of the South Wing.
Shinto-style opening ceremony of the South Wing, November 26, 1973
Prince and Princess Takamatsu with President Noda at the tape-cutting ceremony of the South Wing.
Special attractions at the opening ceremony of the South Wing were kusudama opening and balloon- release by the marching band.
Princess Chichibu, Prince and Princess Takamatsu and Prince and Princess Mikasa at the Bar Highlander during the hotel tour after the opening reception of the South Wing.
Opening Reception of the South Wing held at the Akebono Room.
The Imperial Suite surrounded by rooftop gardens.
VIPs around the world stayed in this suite away from hustle and bustle of the city.
A twin-bedded room in the newly-completed South Wing with the Japanese color scheme to create a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
The Camellia Corner coffee shop (now called Dining Cafe Camellia) in the South Wing with an informal, sunny atmosphere.
La Belle Epoque at the time of opening, where traditional and nouvelle French cuisine was served in the elegant Art Nouveau interior decor.
The 20-meter Indoor Swimming Pool in the newly-completed South Wing.
The heated year-around pool had five courses with natural light streaming in through the skylight window.
The gym in the Health Club around 1974, equipped with such most up-to-date machines as treadmills and weight-training devices.
The old Pool-Side Restaurant located by the Indoor Swimming Pool.
The visitors could enjoy light meals and beverages in their swimming attires.
The old Kasuga Room, South Wing 2nd floor, was highlighted by the golden tile wall, a modern-style arrangement of Uroko-mon (Fish Scale Pattern) of Noh costume.
The Central Control Room at the time of opening of the South Wing with remote and integrated power control system as well as escalator and elevator monitors.