The once-scruffy downtown district of Asakusa seems to be going upmarket these days – no more so than with the opening of this plush, Shigeru Uchida-designed hotel, just across the road from the iconic Kaminarimon gate. The 13th floor lobby at The Gate Hotel affords some impressive views of Tokyo Skytree and the surrounding area, while guests are granted exclusive access to a rooftop terrace (open May-October only) that offers an even better vantage point. The bistro-style restaurant is open 24 hours a day to guests (6.30am-midnight for the rest of us), and boasts an outdoor terrace that's likely to become one of the toughest reservations in town. Two-person rooms start at around ¥25,000 per night, though there are discounts available if you book online.
|Venue name:||The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon|
2-6-11 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo
|Transport:||Asakusa Station (Ginza, Asakusa lines), exit 2|