Wired Hotel Asakusa is a boutique hotel with a variety of contemporary and stylish private rooms and dormitories. This hotel is proud of its connections with the local community. The hotel’s sleek décor and amenities were all designed by local craftsmen and the first floor common area regularly hosts local events.
Wired Hotel has 30 private guest rooms as well as bunk beds in shared dormitories. Private guest rooms are on the 5th to 10th floors. These come in a variety of sizes with double beds, and twin beds, and there are also private group rooms with bunk beds. Luxury suites are on the upper floors. The Penthouse Junior Suite sleeps two in a King-size double bed, and includes a sofa and fantastic views overlooking the Hanayashiki Amusement Park and Tokyo Skytree. The Junior Suite with Terrace has its own balcony and can sleep 4 in twin King-size beds.
All private rooms have air conditioning and heating, a refrigerator, a flat-screen TV, a desk, a safe for your valuables, a hair dryer, slippers, and free Wi-Fi internet access. All rooms have a private bathroom with a bathtub, shower, and toilet with an electric bidet. Towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and other complimentary toiletries are all provided.
Dormitories are located in the “hostel” part of the building on the 3rd and 4th floors. There are mixed dormitories and female-only dormitories with bunk beds which all have access to shared facilities. These include the shared bathroom and toilet facilities, communal lounge, and a simple kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave oven, sink, toaster, and kettle. Each bunk has its own reading light, electrical outlet and privacy curtain.
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Breakfast & Dining
On the ground floor is a combined café, bar, and restaurant called Zakbaran – which translates as “plain speaking”; a famous trait of local folk in downtown Asakusa. Here guests can buy a typical Japanese style breakfast with rice, fish, and soup; light “continental” breakfasts; or a simple tofu donut with coffee. Lunch, dinner, and desserts can also be had here from a varied seasonal menu, and the bar prides itself on its selection of fine sake or nihonshu. The restaurant staff will be happy to help you choose a sake that complements your meal. Zakbaran is open from 7.00 – 23.00 Monday through Saturday and until 22.00 on Sundays, and holidays.
Other Services & Facilities
The reception desk is staffed 24 hours a day. The friendly staff are multilingual and are happy to help with inquiries about the area.
Cultural and community events are held regularly in the ground floor bar and café area.
The hotel was built in collaboration with the 100-seat Kyugeki Theater on the 2nd floor of the same building. The theater hosts a variety of dramatic and musical performances in a small, intimate setting. Guests can ask at the hotel reception desk about the theater’s current schedule.
Products by local artisans are displayed throughout the hotel and are available to buy in the hotel shop.
A number of rental bicycles are available for a fee.
Wired Hotel Location Map
Wired Hotel is a 5 minute walk from Sensoji Temple and a 2 minute walk from Hanayashiki Amusement Park. TX Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express Line is 5 minutes away, and the Tobu, Toei, and Tokyo Metro stations are 12 minutes away.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.