How often do you find a hotel in Japan that tries to suit different travel styles in one place? Whether you are a budget traveler who’s looking for an inexpensive way to hit the sack or a luxury traveler who’s willing to splurge for the sake of comfort, your needs will be welcomed at the newly opened WIRED HOTEL (ワイアード ホテル) in Asakusa (浅草). Whatever the goal of your trip, the hotel will give you a unique kind of experience in Tokyo (東京) through its various ambassadors who give guests so much information about the place and interesting nearby spots to visit.
The district of Asakusa is a popular area in Tokyo. It is near the shopping complex in Odaiba (お台場), the Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー), Sumida Park (隅田公園), Senso-ji Temple (浅草寺), and many other places, which makes WIRED HOTEL accessible.
WIRED HOTEL ASAKUSA is a newly opened hotel operated by Cafe Company Inc. (カフェ・カンパニー株式会社), a Tokyo-based cafe and restaurant company, in the spring of 2017, which offers a perfect place to stay in the heart of the city.
WIRED HOTEL ASAKUSA offers three different classes of rooms to accommodate the different travel needs and styles of guests.
- The Superior Class is located on the upper floor and is best for a luxurious and comfortable night. Rooms here are equipped with a terrace, which is great for stretching and laying out in the open air.
- The Standard Class is ideal for those who don’t have families or are traveling alone. This is simpler in nature. However, if you have friends or families with you, you can choose the bunk bed rooms.
- The Dormitory Class allows guests to interact with different persons from around the world. Here, they can share travel stories and information with each other. Both mixed dorms and female-only dorms are available for guests to enjoy.
The hotel’s cafe and bar, ZAKBARAN (ザックバラン), is located on the first floor. It offers interesting food choices which are not only limited to sweets but also breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals. Most of its food bring out the flavor of tofu (豆腐), such as its specialty sweets made from tofu and soy milk. Some of their appetizers are also made of tofu which can be paired with sake (酒).
WIRED HOTEL’s 1MILE x 100MILE event is held in the cafe and bar. The event allows a group of ambassadors (long-term expats and local Tokyoites) to tell guests about their favorite neighborhood spot (1MILE) and a getaway spot (100MILE) outside the city. They are given 10 minutes to give their presentation in freestyle. They are also allowed to bring specific samples of foods from the spots they have mentioned. This makes the place attractive not only to locals but also to overseas visitors.
The information gathered from the ambassadors is the basis for the local community the hotel wants to create. Feel free to book your stay in this hotel and meet new people who you can learn a lot from. Besides having an excellent location, WIRED HOTEL ASAKUSA is also near great places to eat, so it is highly recommended that you check-in here during your next stay in Tokyo.
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