The First Unique Boutique Hotel in Japan: Claska, Meguro, Tokyo

Imagine this: A new hotel in Tokyo, but instead of offering hundreds of hotel rooms, it only has 36. And of that number, 27 are reserved for monthly boarders, so just 9 are available as hotel rooms.

This is no ordinary boutique hotel, however. Claska is one of the coolest, best-designed, hippest, and most definitive entry anyone has seen, with way cool interior design by a UK firm called Tomato, a lobby lounge where you want to hang until 4am drinking, listening to the DJ spin CDs, and stretch out in the spacious space.

Claska is not near the city center. It’s a very long taxi ride from the main tourist spots. It’s not close to the train station, either. But it’s a great property with low rates, about $90 US for a basic single room. Or you can upgrade to a more impressive room with a corresponding price tag.

A: 1-3-18 Chuo-cho, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo, Japan


Posted by Gil Zeimer on March 14, 2007 in Travel

Comments (1)

  1. David Ourisman
    David Ourisman says:

    This is a great find. Go to the hotel’s website ( and look at the pictures of the guestrooms. They are contemporary, clean, and very attractive. As you say, the downside is location, location, location. But for travelers on a budget, this is a great possibility.

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