THE GATE HOTEL KAMINARIMON
2-16-11 Kaminarimon, Taito
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The northeastern Tokyo neighborhood of Asakusa has seen centuries of creative change and growth, from its time as a center for Kabuki theater during the Edo Period (1603-1868) to its legacy as a Japanese entertainment hub in the 1900s. Now, directly adjacent to of some of Tokyo’s most important historic sites, a contemporary creative center emerges. The Gate Hotel stands poised between the cultural heritage of one the city’s oldest districts and luminous modern day Tokyo. Step out of the elevator and into the 13th floor lobby with its minimal, modern furnishings and large marble reception desk and you are treated to a gently, curving panoramic view of the city below, as well as stunning views of the Tokyo Skytree—the highest freestanding broadcasting tower in the world at the 634 meters. Across the street, the Kaminarimon Gate houses sculptures of Shinto deities and a four-meter tall lantern. Guests can also take in Asakusa’s cultural contrasts from the 14th floor terrace, which is open 24 hours a day, or unwind with a drink in the hotel’s sleek, atmospheric restaurant that offers a distinct take on casual French fusion cuisine. Comfort is key in the Gate Hotel’s 137 rooms and suites, each of which feature a spacious bed, textile designs by Marimekko designer Masaru Suzuki, and original artworks by the painter Katsuhiko Hibino.
Poised between the cultural heritage of one the city’s oldest districts and luminous modern day Tokyo, the Gate Hotel offers a gateway to one of Tokyo’s founding districts.
LOCATION OF THE GATE HOTEL
The Gate hotel is located close to Kaminarimon in Asakusa, one of the most historical downtown district’s of Tokyo. The Kaminarimon (“Thunder Gate”), almost in front oft The Gate Hotel, is the outer of two large entrance gates (11.7m high, 11.4 m wide). The gate with its lanterns and statues is a popular tourist attraction in Tokyo. There are various other historic landmarks and popular tourist attractions close by, such as the Sensoji Temple, Tokyo's oldest temple and the Asakusa Shrine built during the Edo period (both survived the air raids of 1945).