The Gate Hotel is another hotel with a famous view on one of Tokyo's landmarks, the Tokyo Skytree (if this sounds too touristic - actually it's a must visit). The hotel is located in the 'cultural' Asakusa area with the popular Sensoji temple and Philippe Starck's 'golden flame' Asahi building just a short stroll away. The hotel fuses traditional and contemporary and the rooms are stylish with subdued dark colours (but also feel a bit spartan). The staff is very welcoming. The bar/restaurant on the 13th floor, serving reasonable priced good food and drinks and boosts an outdoor terrace (with good views of course), has long been a secret spot loved by Tokyoites.

www: The Gate Hotel

Location: Tokyo, Japan

What: Modern Hotel

Visited: Aug 2016

What cost: 25.661JPY/night B&B

Where booked: At Hotel

Special: Location, Views

What to do: Explore Asakusa

Breakfast: Buffet

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