Crafting a New Boutique Hotel in Tokyo's Historic District

How did Asakusa, a district that uniquely fuses the historic and traditional atmosphere with modernity, influence the design of the hotel? What concepts were at the heart of the project?

To find out, please watch the discussion between Nobuykui Fujimoto, the hotel's architect, and Kyoko Yokoyama, head of project management at Housing Japan, who provided design supervision for the project.

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Grand Opening and Blessing Ceremony

We are incredibly excited to be opening our boutique hotel today. A stone’s throw away from Sensoji, (the most famous temple in Tokyo), you are invited to embark on a cultural journey by staying with us in the heart of Asakusa. Enjoy our luxurious themed suites, all exhibiting unique aspects of traditional Japanese art and furnishings with a modern twist.

At our grand opening, we are delighted to share that a ritual named Shoubaihanjokigan (商売繁盛祈願) was performed by a Shinto priest. This traditional ceremony, although more a societal custom than religious, is said to bring prosperity to all involved in a new business.

We are looking forward to welcoming guests and helping them experience the arts and crafts of this unique neighbourhood of Tokyo.

 


Measures to prevent COVID-19 infections

Measures to prevent COVID-19 infections

November 1, 2021

 

Asakusa Kaede has implemented the following measures against COVID-19 infections in accordance with the guidelines set by the national government and Taito Ward in Tokyo.

We would also like to ask our guests for their understanding and cooperation with the following measures so that they can enjoy staying at our hotel with peace of mind.

 

Measures taken within the hotel

  • Regular ventilation and disinfection of public areas
  • Provision of hand sanitiser dispensers
  • Disinfection of furniture and equipment during room cleaning
  • Ensuring hygiene in the Kaede Lounge
  • Installation of a splash protection partition at the front desk
  • Cashless payment system at the front desk

 

Initiatives for employees

  • Employees are encouraged to take their temperature before work and to gargle, wash their hands and disinfect their hands
  • Wearing of masks by all employees, including when leaving for work
  • Ensuring social distance

 

Requests to our guests

  • Please take your temperature and disinfect your hands when you arrive
  • If you have a fever, please refrain from visiting
  • If you feel any change in your health, please contact our staff