Claska: The Tokyo Hotel where Culture Never Sleeps


Like Hotel Koé, Claska is much more than somewhere to dump your suitcase and stay for the night. Art and Japanese culture can be found on every floor.

There’s a restaurant with French influences, as well as some small shops selling everyday objects made by artisans. These items are more than just souvenirs; they represent the soul of Japanese décor. More surprisingly, there’s also a grooming parlour, an art gallery and a photo studio.

Instead of demolishing the building, built in 1969, the architects decided to renovate it. Its 20 rooms have been redesigned in different but complementary styles, transitioning smoothly from a room with tatami beds to more contemporary, classic décor. But the highlight is the rooftop, which offers a stunning view over Tokyo. It’s no surprise that open-air cinema events are held in the summer.