by: Kate Atkinson
Vacation (And breaking my Nippon virginity).
My London-based gal pal/guru Rose & I.
Hotel Lobby: Cozy, cool.
Bedroom with stylish monotone décor –
Swedish inspired and just how I like it
Chic & minimalist tiled bathroom.
Amenities: so neatly packaged I could hug them.
Taxi Talk: Konnichiwa!
Hotel Lobby: All aboard the hipster mobiles…
Gallery + Shop: Kikunoi signage
Dogma: Hilarious canine grooming establishment. Arooooo!
Hotel Gallery + Shop: Japanese bric a brac to die for.
Hotel Gallery + Shop: More funky Nippon junk.
Hotel exterior: a jumbo rubicks cube
full of cool people and cool stuff.
Highs + Lows
Dogman – A dog grooming salon, decked out with kitsch and crazy dark décor to boot, in the heart of hyperactive, neon, pulsing, vibing Tokyo - almost wished I was canine.
Do The Claska shop & gallery– Sickeningly trendy and helpful. Every intricate and handicrafted item you have ever wanted. Heaving with chopsticks, artisan Japanese bowls and fabrics, with some Aesop products and hipster pencil cases to boot.
Tokyo by Tokyo – Who doesn’t love a hotel with a paperback bespoke guidebook that shits all over Superfuture? Designed by in the know Tokyo hip squad, who know every damn back alley in the business.
Addition of a gym with WII interactive exercise tools would catapult this hotel to full marks.
Woulda loved an exhibition while I was there – but I’m really clutching at straws now.
Night room service delivery by Johnny Depp look alikes could help?
- Mini Bar
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Design Hotel and a dang trendy one at that.
Industrial & conceptual Japan minimalist cool.
In decidedly hip Meguro, nestled among the city’s coolest design stores and a hipster-well-heeled hood.
15 unique rooms and a little dog (grooming parlour) too!
Ambient & hip hop
- Year Opened
A revamp of what was originally Hotel Meguro in 2003 with an overhaul in 2008.
- Designed By
English design whizzes Tomato, with rooms by a gaggle of Japanese designers and up and comers.
Zip and zilch.
Claska Restaurant & Bar with varied seasonal menus with western fare. And Kiokuh – Japanese contemporary dining with banging brown rice and to nosh taunt your five senses. Healthy, quintessentially Japanese and oh so tasty.
Yes, with a cocktail list Gatsby himself would be proud of.
Bring them and leave them in the dog parlour for grooming.
Design hotel heaven that won’t empty your coin purse. And it ain’t no pretentious Park Hyatt either.
In the Area
Japan, 〒150-0013 Tokyo, Shibuya, 恵比寿１丁目７−４
Japanese hawker street food heaven.
An Aladdin’s cave of furniture goodness.
3 Chome-24-9 Higashi, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0011, Japan
Whisky bar with matching records to boot.
Japan, 〒152-0001 Tokyo, Meguro, Chuocho, 1−3−18
Hotel Location: Japan, 〒152-0001 Tokyo, Meguro, Chuocho, 1−3−18