Travel Tuesday | Tokyo Escape - Hoshinoya Hotel
Tokyo – one of my favourite cities on earth, a place for food, culture, people and history. And in the middle of the bright lights, swarms of people, shiny shopping malls and delicious restaurants is the most beautiful hotel – well more of an escape, Hoshinoyo Tokyo is divine.
Traditional in its approach but with modern features and a lot of luxury – it is a 5 star knock out in the centre of Tokyo. With 17 floors and 84 rooms (there is only approx. 6 rooms per floor), and with traditional elements such as its requirements to walk around the hotel and your room barefoot, we love that!
The top floor of Hoshinoya Tokyo consists of two bath halls, separated by gender. The baths are fed by hot spring waters drawn from 1,500 meters below the ground. Due to its high saline content, the bath water is pleasant to the skin, gently relaxing the body while improving its ability to preserve heat. Each bath hall contains an indoor and outdoor bath, connected by a cave-like tunnel. The outdoor bath is located at the bottom of an open-roof chamber with soaring walls that frame the sky above. Through the open roof, guests are presented with a private viewing of a dynamic tapestry painted with the ever-changing colours of the sky and decorated with clouds of many shapes. At night, pleasantly cool breezes blow in, bringing seasonal aromas with them.
There’s one feature that we love so much we had to share - every floor has a communal living room where attendants serve complimentary roasted green tea, sake, onigiri and miso-soup and for the night owls there is instant Ramen to curb your cravings, yay for that!
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