With artsy hotels in hip neighbourhoods like Koenji and Akihabara, Tokyo’s popular hotel operator BnA (short for ‘Bed and Art’) has launched its newest venue in Nihonbashi. The area was once considered Tokyo’s answer to Wall Street. The five-storey hotel is located across the street from the very chic Commissary food hall.
BnA Wall is more than just a place to stay – each of the 26 rooms is unique and designed by one of 23 different local emerging artists. Some have taken a minimalist approach, while others have decorated the room with all the colours of the rainbow. Plus, there are even some hidden interactive gadgets and gizmos. It’s almost like staying inside a small art gallery – just make sure you look into every nook and cranny so you don’t miss the small details.
The lobby bar is run by the team behind Shibuya Oiran, a popular hangout spot among locals and tourists for the past 10 years. Sip on the speciality CBD-infused lassi, a seasonal sake or even a Japanese non-alcoholic cocktail while you observe the massive six-metre-tall mural that runs all the way down to the basement – you’ll find more of the artists’ creations down there. You can also grab bar snacks including soup, steamed dumplings and locally made senbei rice crackers.