Grand opening of hotel zen tokyo, a teahouse-inspired hotel with the concept of Japanese zen minimalism

Grand opening of hotel zen tokyo, a teahouse-inspired hotel with the concept of Japanese zen minimalism

The hotel and a bar opened on March 22. They also have a women-only floor and a variety of amenities

Sen Inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, CEO: Taro Kagami) opened a teahouse-inspired hotel with the concept of Japanese zen minimalism, hotel zen tokyo, on March 22, 2019. You can now book a room on their hotel website and other hotel booking sites.


Grand opening on March 22! What is hotel zen tokyo, the world’s first hotel with the concept of zen minimalism?

hotel zen tokyo is a capsule hotel with the new style and the world’s first hotel created with the concept of Japanese zen minimalism. The hotel is based on the idea, “a teahouse where you can stay.” Each room’s design was inspired by the great teahouse “Tai-an”, created by a Japanese tea master, Sen no Rikyu, in the late 16th century. They designed the rooms to create more modern atmosphere to fit the traditional style to the 21st century.

In contrast to compact rooms, they have ample shared facilities, such as a big bar lounge, a work lounge, and shower rooms with rain shower head. They also have a women-only floor.

Japanese modern space with enough room and a high ceiling

Every room has a high ceiling, which is more than two meters (6.5 feet), and a Japanese painting on a wall. Although rooms are small, guests can experience a high-quality Japanese atmosphere. There are five types of rooms with different sizes of beds and rooms, and there are 78 rooms in total.

The hotel is fully equipped with toiletries, towels, hair dryers, and hair irons. You can leave your luggage in a big locker and belongings in a safe in your room

They have a locker that you can put your luggage in, and there is a safe for your laptop and valuables in each room. The hotel is fully equipped with travel necessities such as toiletries, hair brushes, hair dryers, and hair irons.

It’s a shared facility, but with a luxury rain shower

As one of the shared facilities, they have shower rooms separated by gender. Each shower room is equipped with a rain shower head that adds a high-class atmosphere.

Relax at the basement bar lounge with Japanese liquors and wines at night

If you want to relax, visit a bar lounge in the hotel. Their drink menu was made by Kota Narusawa, the general manager and chef sommelier of Restaurant TOYO in Tokyo Midtown Hibiya. All the liquor, wine, and sake on the menu are made in Japan. The bar has a stylish atmosphere with the tearoom made of iron as a piece of art.

After this spring, they are planning to launch limited-time food menu in collaboration with Restaurant TOYO. Through the marriage of food and wine or sake, they express minimalism, the value Restaurant TOYO and hotel zen tokyo cherish.







One-min walk away from Ningyocho Station and five-min walk away from Suitengumae Station

When you exit the hotel, you will see Ningyocho Station right in front of it. The area is lively and very convenient as many restaurants are around the hotel. And from Ningyocho, you get easy access to Asakusa, Ginza, Akihabara, and more tourist spots, and Tokyo Station, Haneda Airport, and Narita Airport. The hotel is convenient both for tourists and whom visiting Tokyo on business.


About hotel zen tokyo

Address: 1-5-8 Nihonbashi Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Directions: 1-min walk from Ningyocho Station, 5-min walk from Suitengumae Station

Number of Rooms: 78

Price: 6000 yen ~ (Currently on opening sale)

Establishment: March 22, 2019




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■About Sen Inc.

Address: Chuo-ku, Tokyo

CEO: Taro Kagami


■About Taro Kagami, CEO of SEN Inc.

Born in 1987 in Tokyo. After graduating from Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering of Waseda University, he joined Dentsu Inc., where he mainly worked as a commercial planner as a copywriter. In 2014, after Tokyo was selected as 2020 Summer Olympic games host, he left the company with a strong ambition to face issues in big cities as an architect. Then he graduated from the Department of Urban Planning and Design of Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 2017. In 2018, he founded Sen Inc. He received the first prize at the 30th Yomiuri Advertising Awards and the 4th Rental House Design Competition of Daito Kentaku.

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