16 Apr 2020 in Discover Japan
Experience greater Tokyo from the vibrant city of Kawasaki. Accessible for all budgets!
Planning a trip to Tokyo? Then make sure you don’t miss out on the surrounding area.
An hour south by train lies Yokohama, famed for its lively waterfront and bustling Chinatown. Beyond is Kamakura, a treasure trove of Japanese history.
And a little further south, the long sandy beaches of Sagami bay invite relaxation, snorkelling and surfing. The central point of all these destinations? The thriving city of Kawasaki, home to a new hostel-style hotel from Hoshino Resorts.
Opening June 11, 2020, Hoshino Resorts OMO3 Tokyo Kawasaki makes a great base for exploring Tokyo and beyond.
From the city’s train station, you can travel directly to Tokyo Skytree, Yokohama or Zushi beach. Haneda airport is less than 20 minutes away and Tokyo station just 30 minutes.
And then there’s Kawasaki itself – a buzzing, working city that offers a fascinating insight into urban life off the usual tourist track.
Casual and contemporary
While Kawasaki’s industrial waterfront has a moody sci-fi vibe, its inland centre is a dynamic hub for cultural and foodie creativity.
The hostel features a vast, open-space first floor combining a laid-back lounge with the long wooden tables of the dining area. The design is contemporary industrial meets Japanese minimalism.
It’s a space for hanging out and researching your next day trip from a wealth of pamphlets and insider tips posted on the wall.
A pod or a private room?
Ever wondered what it would be like to sleep in a Japanese-style capsule hotel? If you’re looking for a budget option, you’re travelling on your own, or you’re planning on spending most of your time out and about, opt for a NEDOCO Pod room. These dormitory-style beds are self-contained pods, complete with reading light, hanger rails, Wi-Fi, and a safe for your valuables.
In the communal area outside, you’ll find lockers, showers, toilets and complimentary toiletries.
Following a contest call-out for local artists, each pod is decorated with an original mural on the wall at the head of the bed. Artists were asked to convey the city’s sense of excitement and adventure in the medium of their choice – meaning that each pod has its own personality.
If you’d prefer a little more space, the COBACO Cabins are compact single rooms with a calming, meditative décor.
Alternatively, the top-floor SUMICA Rooms accommodate 2 adults – plus up to 2 children under 7 years old.
These rooms come with a shower and toilet.
Delve into Kawasaki
At Hoshino Resorts OMO3 Tokyo Kawasaki, the Rangers let you sample Kawasaki’s colour and energy first-hand.
How about following an OMO Ranger to explore local historical sights, many dating back to the city’s time as a major stopover for travellers in the Edo period? Or maybe you’d prefer to sample some of the local haunts on a night out?
From tiny eateries and historic restaurants to live music venues and old-school bars, the OMO Ranger will take you out in small groups to experience Kawasaki’s blue-collar past.
Unlimited day tripping
When it comes to sightseeing, you couldn’t be better placed.
Kawasaki itself has a number of tourist-friendly sites, including Kawasaki Daishi Heikenji Temple, founded in 1128 and visited by those who want to fend off evil and misfortune.
And, with the train station just a few minutes’ walk away, you have endless possibilities for day trips.
Hop on the Keikyu Main Line to travel directly to Asakusa, where Tokyo Skytree provides panoramic city views and Sensoji Temple offers grandiose architecture.
Travel just 20 minutes to cosmopolitan Yokohama, 40 minutes to historic Kamakura. And, in less than an hour, you can check out the local beach scene.
At Hoshino Resorts OMO3 Tokyo Kawasaki, a new experience awaits you every day.