Minimalist Perfection at HOSHINOYA Tokyo

 
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HOSHINOYA Tokyo brings me joy. Located in the heart of Tokyo, it was a beautifully curated ryokan. Modern and sophisticated interior. Think of a minimal place to be, with ample of space and well placed and chosen furniture. I love the natural feel of it. Everything was well thought out, from the placement of the tatami mats to the hidden television (you’ll have to find out when you get here).

We had the 14th floor room, it had a onset bath and a lounge room. More space than we ever need. We checked in at night :) I’m in love with the cushions and ceramic ware! 

The next morning we were treated to a delicious Japanese breakfast (there is also a western option for those craving bacon and eggs). Beautifully presented, a flatlay perfection. There were a range of little breakkie treats to try from miso soup to sesame pudding. We were spoilt for choice!

And don’t forget to check out the onsen at the very top floor. It was a surprise and delight. The hot spring is split into two, for men and women. I thoroughly enjoyed the full view on the sky in one part of the hot spring baths.

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Have you ever tried classic Japanese and French cuisine? We were treated to a beautiful 8 course “Nippon Cuisine” at HOSHINOYA Tokyo. The dishes were designed by Chef Noriyuki Hamada.

It was a delight as each dish were almost of miniature size, full of flavour and made with beautiful ingredients. My favourite (too many to choose from) has got to be the Five Flavours of Delight and the miniature savoury cake called Apple dish.

As much as the dishes were in small portion, it was the right amount, as by the end of the 8th dish, we were very full.

Thank you again for a wonderful time.

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HOSHINOYA Tokyo
Japan, 〒100-0004 Tokyo, 千代田区大手町1丁目9−1
 

OMO5, You Cool.

 
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Hoshino Resorts OMO5 Tokyo Otsuka is located in a cute part of town called Otsuka, or shall I say, part of Metropolitan Tokyo. Let’s get real, Tokyo is huge! The city alone has a population of 20million people, it makes Australia’s population, tiny in comparison.

I love Otsuka. There were streets filled with little Japanese restaurants and bars. It’s low key and local.

I’m loving the loft style bedroom at OMO5. Small and compact, it’s perfect for my city dream kind of dwelling. The beds appear at the top bunk, with a lounge area at the bottom. It’s a very clever and minimal design. I kept telling the staff, if I have a studio apartment, this would be the inspiration!

The guest rooms are designed in the style of traditional Japanese wooden tower called yagura. The smell of cypress wood and tatami mats, always bring me fond memories of Japan.

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OMO5 Cafe was a treat. There were ample of seating area to choose from, we picked one with the Otsuka view. You have got to try their signature morning pastry, vol-au-vents. I’ve got avocado topping for mine.

This is a cool and modern apartment style living, for those who are looking for a different hotel experience. I love OMO5, and I hope to return again.

xm

Hoshino Resorts OMO5 Tokyo Otsuka 
2 Chome-26番地1号 Kitaotsuka, Toshima, Tokyo 170-0004, Japan