The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon

2–16–11 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0034, Japan

Paul Feinstein

The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon is a simple property with few amenities but a big emphasis on service. This intimate spot in the heart of Asakusa is a modern alternative amidst the landscape of traditional Japanese inns. Soaring high above the neighborhood, guests will find great views, a stellar restaurant, and a welcoming staff that’s eager to help make your time here enjoyable.

room

Rooms are bathed in purple carpets and purple chairs against standard gray walls. Make sure you ask for a room with a view of the nearby Senso-ji Temple. All rooms come with complimentary Nespresso machines, water, and tea and have Slumberland mattresses.

bathroom

In standard rooms, you’ll find Toto toilets and small bathtubs with separate showers. It’s a tight fit, but the bath products are by Margaret Josefin, which is a nice touch.

lobby

The lobby is on the 13th floor and has sweeping views of the city and Tokyo SkyTree. The lobby is a decent hangout spot with red banquettes and blue leather cushioned furnishings. The lobby level is also home to the hotel’s restaurant.

dining

There’s no room service in the hotel, but R (that’s the name of the restaurant) is open 24/7 for staying guests. R is a French bistro that serves a delectable menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

There’s live piano music on Fridays and Saturdays and a jazz night that takes place the last night of every month.

drinking

Dubbed B, the 14th floor bar is only open to hotel guests from 6pm-midnight. This darkly-lit spot has orange leather chairs and crisp views of the city below.

During summer months, the hotel opens its beautiful terrace that has epic views of Tokyo SkyTree and the rest of the city.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Everything is pretty easy to walk to in Asakusa, and the hotel is mere minutes away from major attractions, restaurants and bars. The Gate Hotel is also practically next door to the subway station so you can bounce around town with ease.

Restaurants

Japanese curry on your mind? Head over to Unsuke (10-minute walk) for piping hot goodness. Sushi fans might want to head to Asakusa Sushiyu (10-minute walk) for mouthwateringly fresh fish.

Bars

If you like history with your drinks, go to Kamiya Bar (3-minute walk) for classic cocktails and a history that dates back to 1880. Craft beer hounds might want to check out Campion Ale Asakusa (7-minute walk), an English pub with lots of suds and fried bar food.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Gate Hotel isn’t trying to be something that it’s not. It’s a small and simple property with a welcoming and helpful staff, a very solid restaurant and bar, and not much else. But that’s okay – the rooms are spacious and clean, the price is moderate, and the location is perfect for anyone who wants to spend time in the historic neighborhood of Asakusa.

QUICK FACTS

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133 guest rooms, 3 suites
Breakfast Yes
Lunch Yes
Dinner Yes
Bar Yes
Cafe No
Room Service No
Free
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 03-5826–3877

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