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Every Tokyo guide book mentions that the traditional neighborhood of Asakusa is worth visiting. It certainly is, but we believe that if you want to truly experience Asakusa, you should stay there while in Tokyo, Japan. We happen to know exactly where to stay in Asakusa, WIRED Hotel.
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WIRED Hotel in Asakusa, Tokyo
WIRED Hotel is owned and operated by CAFE Company based in Tokyo. CAFE Company is known for their cafes and restaurants all over Japan but recently expanded with the opening of their first hotel, WIRED Hotel in April of 2017.
CAFE stands for Community Access for Everyone, the company’s motto and clearly reflected in WIRED Hotel, built on the concept of being a local community hotel. The goal is to provide a welcoming space where travelers from all over the world can come, mix, mingle, share, and in the process create memories that’ll last a lifetime.
With rooms available for all budgets, we highly recommend staying at WIRED Hotel in Asakusa, especially if you’re a first time visitor to Tokyo! From hostel-style shared rooms to luxurious superior rooms, WIRED Hotel has it all. But it’s not just the rooms that make staying at WIRED Hotel different, it’s the amount of detail put in that makes every part of the stay enjoyable.
Address: 2-16-2 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Check in: 3PM
Check out: 11AM
Phone number: +81 3-5830-7931
For more information, visit the official website.
WIRED Hotel is located in Asakusa, which happens to be one of our favorite neighborhoods in Tokyo. Asakusa offers a more traditional side of Tokyo being home to Sensoji Temple, an ancient Buddhist temple and Hanayashiki, Japan’s oldest amusement park.
Neighboring Hanayashiki and a 5 minute walk from Sensoji Temple, WIRED Hotel allows you to be right in the middle of Asakusa. Don Quixote and countless other options are nearby for your shopping needs. If you’re a fan of street food, we recommend taking a stroll along Nakamise Dori and eating everything that catches your eye.
WIRED Hotel is a 5 minute and 11 minute walk from two very different Asakusa Stations. The Asakusa Station that is 5 minutes away is home to the Tsukuba Express. The Asakusa Station that is an 11 minute walk from WIRED Hotel has much more accessible Tokyo metro lines:
- Tobu Skytree Line (TS-01)
- Toei Asakusa Line (A-18)
- Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G-19)
PRO TIP: If you’re staying at WIRED Hotel, seeing Sensoji Temple illuminated at night is a must! Seriously, how can you not? It’s SO close.
Dive into Asakusa
To help guests get accustomed to the area, WIRED Hotel has a wall located next to the front desk where you can build your very own 1 Mile Guide Book of Asakusa! All of the selections for the guide book are carefully curated by local ambassadors of WIRED Hotel. The DIY guide book became invaluable to us during our stay, we ended up dropping our planned itinerary and essentially just went through the guide book which went amazingly well.
Oku Asakusa Foodie Tour
In addition to the guide book, WIRED Hotel also hosts a number of events to keep you busy and entertained! We took part in their Oku Asakusa Foodie Tour, which provided an in-depth look into the local food scene. The food tour occurs every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 5-6PM and was great! We ate at many of the places shown to us during the tour throughout our stay.
1Mile x 100Mile Event
We were also fortunate to be staying at WIRED Hotel during their 1Mile x 100Mile Event, a few of WIRED Hotel’s ambassadors share their favorite finds and locations within one mile and one hundred miles. We learned about hidden spots near and far, but the best part was that the speakers also brought along snacks from the locations mentioned for us to enjoy. Yum!
Standard Bunkbed A Room
We stayed at WIRED Hotel for three nights and had the opportunity to spend each night in a different room. The first night was spent in one of WIRED Hotel’s shared rooms with an individual pod for everyone. It was amazingly cozy.
Standard Compact Hollywood Twin Room
The second night was spent in WIRED Hotel’s Standard Compact Hollywood Twin room which boosts a beautiful washi paper wall. Many of the decorations and items found around the hotel and in the rooms are made from local artists and artisans.
Terrace Twin Room
Our third and final night was spent in one of WIRED Hotel’s superior class rooms, the Terrace Twin room. The room itself is beautiful beyond words. The bathroom’s shower and tub reminded us of a Japanese bathhouse and was simply gorgeous. The terrace that wraps around two sides offers a view of Hanayashiki and Tokyo Tower in the distance. So many different aspects that made us feel even more comfortable than home. We almost didn’t leave the room that day.
Penthouse by Duxiana
We got a peek at the Penthouse located on the top floor of WIRED Hotel. The views are unlike any other you’ll find in Asakusa, but the real star of the room is the super luxurious Duxiana mattress and bed. Add staying a night here onto your life bucket list, because we certainly have.
Zakbaran Cafe & Bar
Food and drinks can be found at Zakbaran, the WIRED Hotel’s cafe and bar located on the first floor. We recommend the seasonal breakfast set to start your morning right. We got the salmon option and it was hands down the best breakfast of our trip.
Just like the rest of WIRED Hotel, Zakbaran has a great energy and the aesthetics are on point. The cafe space is used for some of WIRED Hotel’s events, such as the 1Mile x 100Mile Event. Zakbaran is the perfect place to grab dessert or a coffee and get some work done. Open to all!
Address: 1F 2-16-2 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Hours: Open Daily 7AM – 11PM (10PM on Sundays)
For more information, visit the official website.
The staff at WIRED Hotel is fluent in English, making communication extremely easy. There are even decorative signs in English around the hotel! Everyone we interacted with was pleasant and went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. Our guide for the food tour was wonderful and every time we passed the front desk we were greeted with smiles.
WIRED Hotel is the embodiment of all our hotel hopes and dreams. They always say save the best for last, and that’s exactly what we did by ending our month long Japan trip at WIRED Hotel in Asakusa. We wish we didn’t have to leave.
We were guests of WIRED Hotel, but as always all opinions are our own.
(Arigatou gozaimasu / ありがとうございます / Thank you!
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