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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.

Wired Hotel Asakusa Daruma by Frankie Cihi front desk

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

The Location

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. 

Check out our other Tokyo area guides: Akihabara | Asakusa | Mount Takao | Shibuya

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)
Sensoji Temple Asakusa main entrance lantern at night

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.

Wired Hotel Asakusa 1Mile Guide Book wall

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!

Wired Hotel Asakusa 1Mile x 100Mile Event

The Rooms

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

Wired Hotel Asakusa yes and no door sign

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. 

Wired Hotel Asakusa Terrace Twin room

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. 

Wired Hotel Asakusa Penthouse by Duxiana

The Food

Wired Hotel Asakusa Zakbaran breakfast set

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! 

 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 Service

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 Asakusa front desk

The Verdict

Best, ever. 

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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  1. This looks like an absolutely beautiful hotel. We will have to put it on the list of places to stay if we are in Japan. The only question is: which room would we pick. They all look wonderful

  2. It’s always hard to choose where to stay in a city. WIRED Hotel looks like the perfect choice. The hotel is gorgeous and welcoming. And I love that there are different price points for different travelers.

  3. First and foremost, let me just get this out of the way – your photos are magnificent that they look like they’re from a travel magazine. This is such a comprehensive and helpful guide for finding accommodation in Tokyo. I need to take note of this in future travel to Japan – I love the decor and the view from your room. Great food is always a bonus!

  4. Wired hotel certainly looks clean and comfy. I like the fact that the variety of rooms they offer suits most pockets. The location is also convenient to explore Asakusa’s neighborhood!

  5. I was lucky to stay in Asakusa on my trip to Japan, and I agree it’s an awesome area and lots to see. Wired looks like an amazing place to stay and the rooms look well designed and decorated. cool pics and that foodie tour looks good!

  6. It’s great they have rooms available for all budgets, and I love the style of the hotel! Having a balcony is something I love when I’m travelling, it’s like another perspective on a place! That breakfast also looks divine! Salmon for breakfast is the best 😀

  7. Wired hotel rooms are looking very neat, clean and tidy. Zambarkan breakfast is looking very yummy. I would love to stay there. I loved the guide book idea on the wall.

  8. Such a nice hotel! I visited Tokyo before but did not know about this place. I would love to visit here when I go back Tokyo.

  9. Japan has been a dream since… forever! And just as you thought, Asakusa is mentioned in so many guides. I like the idea of staying there, especially in a hotel that is so well located and can be budget friendly too!

  10. What an amazing hotel! I love the idea of making your own guide book – brilliant! I will definitely be looking into WIRED when we visit Asakusa. I would want to try a few different rooms!

  11. This hotel looks SO cool! And also very Japanese – in a good way of course! If I’m ever in Asakusa this looks like such an awesome option. Definitely bookmarking this for if I’m ever there!

  12. I like the fact that the hotel caters to all budgets. We plan on visiting Japan in the next couple of years and this hotel sounds promising. I love the guidebook idea and making your own tour. The rooms look funky and fun, but I would never stay in a pod room, lol. I’m more of a terrace twin girl, myself. Sounds like a great place to stay.

  13. This looks like such a cool spot. Asakusa is my favorite neighborhood in Tokyo so will definitely check it out if I have the opportunity to go to the city again (which I hope I do!).

  14. From bunkbed to penthouse they have it all. That is really impressive. I think it is winner strategy to be able to cater to all kinds of budgets. The food tour is yet another feature that won me over.

  15. Just returned from Tokyo. Your Sensoji pic is amazing, wonder how you left the crowd behind. Asakusa was one of our options, but ended up staying at Ueno just for the convenience to airport. Loved the bunk beds!

  16. I love the CAFE concept of the WIRED Hotel. It looks like the perfect base to explore Asakusa from. The shared rooms with individual pods look interesting!

  17. What a fantastic concept! I love the "build your own guidebook" idea – so much more personalized than just picking up a regular guidebook. The rooms look so beautiful – I think I’d even be tempted to stay in the shared room with the way they’ve managed to make the pods look cozy and homey. A hotel like this definitely appeals to me (I’m a designer, so aesthetics and little details make a huge difference) more than an impersonal one that’s part of a big chain!

  18. Love your photos!! And I’m absolutely in love with the bathroom 😍 a bit of a weird thing to say but the bathroom is so important to me when I travel. Plus I love the idea of events hosted by the hotel. I love Japan and would definitely keep this in mind!

  19. I am in love with WIRED Hotel’s Terrace Twin rooms. It looks so sleek, classy and artistic decor. I also liked their minimalist way of decor the entire hotel. Also, its great to know that they host a lot of events. I would love to experience my stay whenever I visit Asakusa.

  20. This sounds like an awesome place to stay! Love the decor and the mini guide books. Great tip to hit Nakamise Dori for street food. Pinning this future travels

  21. I would love to visit Tokyo one day and you have given some great tips. I would love to go on the Oku Asakusa Foodie Tour sounds really fun.

  22. I like such hotels which promote local artists and their products. The concept of helping travelers to make 1 Mile Guide Book of Asakusa is great. The foodie tour is something that I would look forward to.

  23. Wired hotel looks really interesting as well cozy. It surely has an excellent location as there are so many things nearby. The rooms too look nice and I liked their concept of using local artisans stuff for decoration. The courteous staff always gives extra marks to the place and that food tours look quite interesting.

  24. This is a really cool hotel. That is pretty awesome that each night you got to say in different rooms and really get a feel for them. That penthouse looks great. I also like the build your own guide. Glad it worked out well too.

  25. WIRED HOTEL is a LOCAL COMMUNITY HOTEL that organically integrates into the traditional neighborhood of Asakusa in Tokyo, Japan. We partnered with local Asakusa craftsmen to create our unique design and amenities, and hold regular cultural and community events in our first floor cafe ZAKBARAN. https://vimeo.com/219198155

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