The Gate Hotel
by: Kate Atkinson
12-14 April 2013
Me flying solo
Blessings and burning, the magic of Sensoji Temple.
Lobby at The Gate Hotel.
Japanese lanterns – Sensoji.
Spring time in Japan - cherry blossoms.
Coloured flags at neighbouring Sensoji temple
Let’s get high. Tokyo Skytree, a hop, skip and jump from The Gate Hotel.
The Gate Restaurant and Bar. Sake anyone?
Katsuhiko Hibino artwork, reflective of the Japanese vernacular.
City views of the urban landscape beneath.
Top of Tokyo town on the rooftop.
Lobby light installation with jaw dropping views.
The slick hotel lobby interiors
Looking up at The Gate – shame what goes up must come down!
The bedroom – mine is a little mini, but design is oh so Japanese.
Highs + Lows
The view – it is eye blindingly spectacular and makes the pulse of this city course through your veins.
The quintessential Japanese design vernacular – bang on aesthetic for a first trip to Tokyo.
REN Products – personal favourite – any REN hotel is a friend of mine.
Lack thereof – felt the hotel needed a gym, hotel shop or gallery for that extra va-va-voom.
Minibar could have been more intrepid.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Subdued elegance meets design minimalist.
In the old town of Asakusa – Tokyo’s former entertainment district, with old style, Japan cliché-heaven buildings.
137 rooms and suites
Typical hotel ambient style.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Shigeru Uchida – one of Japan’s most revered architects. Uchida is renowned for his work on varied design disciplines, and has designed a series of boutiques for Japanese mastermind Yohji Yamamoto. Paintings by Katsuhiko Hibino hang throughout the property.
None, but if you’re feeling energetic you can go for a run down to the canal and to the Tokyo Sky Tower.
Yes - French bistro style food like braised beef in red wine and onion gratin soup, with a jaw dropping view of Tokyo’s bright lights.
Yes – with G&Ts at only 1000 ¥ ($10 USD) The windowed view makes this drinking experience top of the town.
Possible but not recommended.
Reasonable for the views.
In the Area
浅草寺, Sensōji temple
Sensoji Temple, 2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
one of Tokyo’s most colourful temples,
and its oldest
Tokyo Skytree, 1 Chome-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo 131-0045, Japan
For a killer view of Tokyo, this is a must
Asakusa Kannon Onsen
2-7-26 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Large old school bathhouse. Strip down, get naked and steamy, Japanese style
The Gate Hotel
The Gate Hotel, Japan, 〒111-0034 東京都 台東区雷門2-16-11