The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon
As locations go, the Asakusa entertainment district’s Gate Hotel couldn’t be better situated. Just a few steps from the historic Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) of Sensoji, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo
, the hotel is also only a ten-minute drive to Tokyo Skytree, Japan’s one-time tallest building visible from the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows. But there are plenty of places on site to train your eye: The property’s architecture and interiors center on art and clean design, as seen in the lobby, where an abstract lighting installation mimics the curves of a sinuous leather banquette, and in the guest rooms, which feature dark upholstered walls that offer a dramatic backdrop to brightly colored contemporary paintings.