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Last updated: 18 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Rob Goss

Smack in the middle of the trendsetting triangle of Harajuku, Omotesando, and Shibuya, this boutique hotel is all about hipster luxury.

Spread over two buildings that house 15 rooms created by local designers, the options here range from spacious self-catering suite and ‘living suite’ complete with a ceiling projector for movie nights to standard rooms with lofts or terrace spaces.

Like the uber-mellow Trunk Bar and carefully curated Trunk Store – which feels like a convenience store for creatives – it’s all geared to a well-heeled millennial crowd. It’s the kind of place that will scream pretentiousness to some but feel like paradise to others.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine

Tokyo, Kanto, Japan[1.4 miles]

Surrounded by 170 acres of lush forest, this calming, functioning shrine in otherwise heaving Harajuku is one of central Tokyo’s most tranquil spots.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free | 2-3 hours

Museums of Ueno Park

Tokyo, Kanto, Japan[8.5 miles]

A collection of six excellent in one park, including the Tokyo National Museum. Also one of the city’s most popular sites for hanami in Cherry Blosssom season.

Best for ages: 6+ | Varies | 2-3 hours

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Sumo wrestling

Tokyo, Kanto, Japan[8.8 miles]

Drama and tradition combine in this 1,000-year-old sport. It’s a mesmerising and atmospheric spectacle – and Tokyo’s Ryogoku neighbourhood is the centre of it all.

Best for ages: 8+ | £15 | 2-3 hours

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Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo, Kanto, Japan[8.9 miles]

Japan’s oldest and largest art and cultural museum, is a must-see for anyone interested in Japan’s fascinating history. Collections include samurai armour and swords, ancient Buddhist sculptures even tea ceremony utensils.

Best for ages: 8+ | £6 | 2-3 hours

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing

Tokyo, Kanto, Japan[0.5 miles]

Like a thousand-person scrum, this is purportedly the world’s busiest road crossing – with as many as 3,000 people crossing at any one time. Grab a photo from above at the Crossing View observation deck.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free | 2-3 hours

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Drinks in Golden Gai

Tokyo, Kanto, Japan[3.3 miles]

This collection of ramshackle alleyways in Shinjuku is home to some of Tokyo’s tiniest, but most unique bars.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free | 2-3 hours

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Many Samurai costumes are shown in exhibition hall inside the Samurai museum at Shinjuku

Samurai Museum

Tokyo, Kanto, Japan[3.5 miles]

A fairly new museum stocked with an impressive collection of sparklingly sharp samurai swords, elaborate, colourful armour, guns and other samurai paraphernalia. Visitors can try the armour on and play at pretend sword fighting.

Best for ages: 6+ | £12 | 2-3 hours

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Imperial Palace & Gardens

Imperial Palace & Gardens

Tokyo, Kanto, Japan[5 miles]

The Imperial family’s current home is off-limits to visitors, but you can steal photogenic glimpses and stroll the pretty East Gardens.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free | 2-3 hours

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Kanto, Japan

A dizzying mixture of old ways and modern style, crowds and calm, and arguably the best food scene on the planet.

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