Talking about accomodations in Japan, usually people will imagine tiny rooms with super-narrow bathroom and compact spaces. Or maybe you will imagine capsule hotels, with many of those capsule beds which are not cool for claustrophobics.
It is also possible that you would imagine ryokan-type accomodations, with tatami floor and hot bath to enjoy anytime. Or, maybe you will imagine its love hotel which is .. “ahem ahemmm”. And there is one more thing you need to know. Accomodations in Japan can also identify with the words quirky. Eccentric. Unique. Weird. You name it.
Japan is surely known as a country filled with unique things and creative innovations (some even tends to be weird). And, as the capital of Japan, it makes sense if Tokyo also becomes a place with many unique places – including the accomodations.
Interestingly, there are some hotels in Tokyo that look like ordinary hotels, but it turns out that they have thematic rooms which will make us scream “Wow!”. The rooms are usually limited in number, so if you are interested to try it out, make the reservations as soon as possible!
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1. Travelling to Tokyo, You Must Stay in CLASKA Whose 21 Rooms With 21 Different Themes.
The first hotel with unique room that deserves to be tried on while being in Tokyo is CLASKA. This hotel is standing on an 8-storey building. Inside the building, there are many functions and facilities, starting from the restaurants, art galleries, shops, studios (can be rented for exhibitons or wedding), and of course, the hotel.
One of the cool facilities of the hotel is Rooftop Terrace, because there you can enjoy the merry atmosphere of Tokyo – including to admire the beauty of Tokyo Tower and enjoy the scenery of Mount Fuji (when the weather is nice).
The photos of atmosphere in CLASKA can be seen as below:
But, CLASKA is not famous just for having various facilities. Instead, it is because the hotel has rooms with unique concepts. CLASKA has 21 rooms, and all the rooms were designed in different styles. Generally, there are 5 main themes at this hotel: Modern (9 rooms), Tatami (3 rooms), Contemporary (3 rooms), D.I.Y (3 rooms), and Weekly Residence (3 rooms). Guests can choose their own room according to each of their own taste. The glimpse of room atmosphere is more or less like this:
Weekly Residence (minimum stay 7 hari)
Then, where are the thematic rooms?
From all the rooms at CLASKA, the D.I.Y rooms are the rooms designed with specific theme. There are about 3 rooms in total (no. 701,702, 707), and all those three have totally diferent designs. Room no 701 were designed with workshop concept, while 702 are filled with dolls (and it’s totally unique!), and room 707 will make you imagine the atmosphere of a ship cabin (although the concept is far from navy nuance). The room atmospheres can be seen at the parade of photos below:
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2. Grand Pacific Le Daiba Has Rooms With Gundam Theme!
Odaiba is one of the popular tourism spots in Tokyo. Here you can visit many cool shopping centers, see many famous landmarks (such as a copy o Liberty Statue, Gundam statue in scale 1:1, and Rainbow Bridge), or simply just walk around. If you are interested to make Odaiba as your tourism destination in Tokyo, especially is you are a Gundam fan, then Grand Pacific Le Daiba will suit you very well.
How come it is Gundam?
Before talking about Gundam, let’s get to know first with Grand Pacific Le Daiba. This hotel is a 4-star hotel located right beside Daiba Station, and it is quite near to the beach. Facilities at this hotel is pretty complete because it features several shops to satisfy its guests’ shopping taste, saloon, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and restaurant with the view facing the Rainbow Bridge, a landmark of Odaiba and Tokyo.
Seeing the pictures above, it seems that this hotel is not too different with other hotels in general, doesn’t it? But don’t get it wrong, any fans of Gundam franchise series would feel comfy and homey to stay at this hotel.
That is because Grand Pacific Le Daiba has rooms with Gundam theme! In total there are 3 categories of Gundam themes to offer, and the whole room were designed to be “very Gundam”. From the wallpaper, chairs, towel, room key, up to the small things like shampoo, soap, and such; every single things are Gundam-related. Ain’t it awesome?
Randomly, the images of room atmosphere are about like this:
Those were just a bit of atmosphere at one of the Gundam thematic room. But if you are not a Gundam lover, no need to worry. This hotel has more ordinary rooms than the Gundam rooms. The sample of atmosphere is such below:
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3. Park Hotel Tokyo, For You Who Loves High-Valued Pieces of Art.
Are you claiming yourself to be an admirer of arts? Or perhaps you are an artist looking for fresh new ideas? If that’s a yes, then Park Hotel Tokyo needs to be your basecamp while you are travelling to Tokyo. Park Hotel Tokyo is located on Shiodome.
From outside, this hotel looks like a regular building. But you will be surprised when finding out that this hotel has several thematic rooms decorated with real artistic products. The word “decorated” doesn’t simply mean just putting the art product (like a painting or sculpture) inside the room, but the artists intentionally made a mural or any other piece of art just special for that particular room only. Isn’t it great?
Here is several samples of room decorated with real Japanese artists’ work:
Besides the thematic rooms, Park Hotel Tokyo also has modern rooms which are just as cool. Especially because from this hotel you can enjoy the views toward Tokyo Bay and Tokyo Tower. If you are lucky, you might probably get the room with the view of Tokyo Tower, whose sparkling lights are just like a giant lamp if seen at night.
And, here are other atmospheres at Park Hotel Tokyo:
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4. “Choo.. Choo.. Choo..”, The Sound of A Train at The Train Room of Akihabara Washington Hotels.
From so many districts in Tokyo, Akihabara clearly is the heaven for otaku. So, it makes the perfect sense if at this area, there are many spots that could spoil up all the otakus. For example, we have Akihabara Washington Hotels, which intentionally dedicates one of its room for train otakus, with its Train Room.
Before talking about the Train Room, let’s just get to know with Akihabara Washington Hotels first. This hotel has a strategic location, as it is just about one minute away from Akihabara Station. So it is very strategic for you the first time travellers who plan to explore Akihabara or Tokyo, because this Akihabara Station got through by the Yamanote Line (a loop train track).
One of the main attraction of this hotel, especially for the train otaku (=biggest fans of trains) is that this hotel has a room with train theme. It is called The Train Room. This room is more than just a normal room decorated with all train decorations. But, at this single room, there is a big-sized diorama of trains with perfect detailings, completed with its control machine, several popular landmarks such as Tokyo Tower and Tokyo SkyTree, and a little bit of ocean.
Wow, the rooms above must have been all the train maniacs feel like paradise! But if you are not really interested in trains, other room at this hotel is also pretty cool to enjoy. The atmospheres are about like this:
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5. Watch Out For Diabetes If Staying At Q-Pot Room of Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort!
Huh? Staying in a hotel could give you diabetes? Is the hotel made of sugar or what?
Maybe that’s what you have in mind when reading the title above. Actually, such kind of though is not really wrong, although it is not entirely right either. To understand it, let’s first get to know with Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort.
Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort is a hotel within the area of Tokyo Disney Resort. From this hotel, you can easily access Tokyo DisneyLand, Tokyo DisneySea, and other popular tourism spots such as Ginza and Odaiba. Or you can also say it that this hotel is fun for you who loves having fun and really want to make Tokyo DisneyLand and Tokyo DisneySea as your main destination while travelling to Tokyo.
What needs to be highlighted is, this hotel has a special excecutive suite called Q-pot Room. This suite room is the result of a collaboration project with Q-Pot, a brand of cutesy accessories products. Q-Pot Room was designed by Tadaaki Wakamatsu, a former model who is currently a designer in Q-Pot.
So don’t be surprised if this excecutive suite will be filled with all cute and sweet decorations: guest room with dark chocolate nuance, bathroom decorated with strawberries and cream, snack corner, TV covered with melted chocolate, and other things at this rooms which are identical with all sweet snacks. Such a room to “raise up your sugar level”, ain’t it?
What if we get hungry for staying at Q-pot Room? Well, you can also try staying at the non-thematic rooms of this hotel. There are several types of room, starting from the standard room, superior, deluxe, family room, up to exclusive rooms. The atmosphere is about like this:
Additional info, if you want to try staying at Q-pot Room, it is suggested to make your reservation as soon as possible, because this room will be closed for business on July 8th, 2016.
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6. Hotel Gracery Shinjuku Will Make You Terrified-Yet-Amazed For Sleeping In A Room With Godzila.
Have you ever encountered a Godzilla? Wanna know how it feels like to get close to this monster created from a nuclear radiation? Then, you really need to stay at Hotel Gracery Shinjuku. From outside, it looks like just a common hotel. But who knows, this hotel turns out to have a giant replica of Godzilla’s head in a scale of 1:1 placed on the 8th floor rooftop. Ooooh, scary!
The Godzilla doesn’t just visit the rooftop. Hotel Gracery Shinjuku also presents several room with Godzilla theme. Generally, there are two Godzilla rooms offered: Godzilla Room dan Godzilla View Room.
For the Godzilla Room, guests will be taken into the world of Godzilla. At this room, there is a Godzilla statue in human size, many posters and memorabilias of Godzilla, and decorations of Godzilla’s claws. Meanwhile, Godzilla View Room offers the views facing the Godzilla statue on 8th floor rooftop.
Too scared to meet the Godzilla? Don’t worry, there are still many other normal rooms at this hotel. The types are varied from Standard Single, Standard Single (Ladies), Standard Double, Superior Double, Standard Twin, Deluxe Twin, and Standard Triple. The atmospheres are about like this:
And here are the other looks of Hotel Gracery Shinjuku:
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7. And, Here is Everyone’s Favorite: Hello Kitty Room at Keio Plaza Hotel.
Who doesn’t love Hello Kitty? Even there are men who secretly admire this cute mascot from Japan. Well, if you claim to be a Hello Kitty lover who wants to experience how it feels to stay in a Hello Kitty world, prepare yourself to make Keio Plaza Hotel as your choice of accomodation while you are in Tokyo.
Keio Plaza Hotel has a strategic location, which is on the district of Tokyo governmental center (Shinjuku) and can be accessed directly through the Tochomae Station. This hotel is also quite popular amongst tourists who wants some comfort and luxury while they are in Tokyo. But for Hello Kitty fans, this hotel is popular for having rooms with the theme of Hello Kitty.
Yes, this hotel has 2 types of Hello Kitty rooms: Princess Kitty and Kitty Town, all are located on Southern Tower. Princess Kitty room is a room with more elegant image, and the Hello Kitty is portrayed as a princess.
Meanwhile, Kitty Town rooms seem to be more cheerful with bright and colorful wallpapers portraying the town of Hello Kitty. Both types of room are equipped with many accessories with Hello Kitty theme, and you can even order breakfast with Hello Kitty patterns.
How about the other rooms? There are a lot of other room types that are just as interesting to try out. Keio Plaza Hotel offers quite many variations of room, starting from the standard type, deluxe, and even the suite room which was designed in two kinds of style: modern and traditional Japanese.
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