Photo courtesy of The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon
The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon
Opened by a Japanese real-estate developer in August 2012, Gate Hotel is located in the district of Asakusa, a few steps from the historic Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) of Sensoji temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. Asakusa has developed as an entertainment hub, a reputation enhanced by the 2012 opening of Tokyo Skytree, a broadcasting tower that’s the tallest structure in Japan and now a popular tourist destination. In a way, the area is a beguiling mix of old and new Tokyo. The hotel’s architecture and interior focus on art and clean design. The lobby has wide floor-to-ceiling windows, while guest rooms in subdued dark colors have brightly colored accents of art on the walls.