TOA Hotel Hong Kong 1942.jpg | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

TOA Hotel Hong Kong 1942.jpg

TOA Hotel Hong Kong 1942.jpg

As many readers have known, Peninsula Hotel had occupied by Japanese Military during from 1942 to 1945.

And in the term, the name of the hotel was changed “TOA Hotel” ( East Asia Hotel in Japanese). They used this hotel for Japanese Military and the building had discharged as “General Headquarters”.

The photo above was the box of matches provided to Japanese officers who have the right to use the hotel in Hong Kong.



Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Tuesday, June 30, 1942


This is a rare picture, thank you! We have very few photos of Hong Kong from the years 1942-5, so they are very interesting to see.

You can find many more photos of the Peninsula Hotel at:

Regards, David