Following a renovation of an old local hotel, Claska opened in 2003 as the first design-style property in Tokyo
. Masterminded by architect Tei Shuwa, who also designs furniture and home appliances, the Claska was renovated in 2008 and promises clean, simple, minimalist-leaning interiors. The roster of rooms comes in five categories, crafted by six Japanese creators (including Shuwa). Modern digs have antiques from various parts of Asia, while Tatami rooms combine east and west, hence tatami mats and a bed. The hotel also houses Do, a shop with Japanese artisanal home products and a gallery with exhibits that change each month.