$319 per night

Room2 guests
Tokyo, Japan
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From American blue jeans to French pastry to Italian coffee — increasingly, Tokyo is where other countries go to see their local arts and crafts practiced at the highest possible level. The youth-oriented, high-design, hyper-social boutique hotel certainly didn’t originate in Japan, but again, it just might be in Tokyo that it finds its most perfect expression. TRUNK Hotel is the local version of something like the Ace Hotel Shoreditch or the Wythe in Williamsburg, but it’s no mere copy — as is so often the case in Japan, what sets it apart is the sheer quality of its execution, which is in turn the product of a fanatical attention to detail.

In large part this means a fanatical attention to reusing and rehabilitating what might otherwise be discarded. The location is Shibuya, known for its ties to the fashion business; so not only are the TRUNK’s staff impeccably turned out, but their uniforms are recycled from the castoffs of the local industry’s production. Not only are there bikes available for guest use, but they’re salvaged from bikes found abandoned around Tokyo and turned into functional machines by local mechanics. So too are the interiors made of salvaged materials, from the vintage furniture and rough reclaimed wood, to the ceramics in the TRUNK Kitchen restaurant — all rescued vintage pieces, on which are served French, American, and Japanese dishes, prepared with the greatest of care.

Text Courtesy of Tablet Hotels

Modern home with Exterior. Photo  of Trunk Hotel
Modern home with Living Room, Table, Rug Floor, Chair, Concrete Floor, Sofa, Ceiling Lighting, Table Lighting, and Bar. Photo 2 of Trunk Hotel
Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Bar, Coffee Tables, Pendant Lighting, and Carpet Floor. Photo 3 of Trunk Hotel
Modern home with Kitchen, Recessed Lighting, Pendant Lighting, Drop In Sink, Wood Counter, and Wood Cabinet. Photo 4 of Trunk Hotel
Modern home with Bedroom, Chair, Wall Lighting, and Bed. Photo 5 of Trunk Hotel
Modern home with Exterior. Photo 6 of Trunk Hotel
Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Floor Lighting, Coffee Tables, and Rug Floor. Photo 7 of Trunk Hotel
Modern home with Living Room, Carpet Floor, Recessed Lighting, Coffee Tables, and Sofa. Photo 8 of Trunk Hotel
Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Wall Lighting, and Chair. Photo 9 of Trunk Hotel
Modern home with Outdoor and Trees. Photo 10 of Trunk Hotel
Modern home with Bedroom, Pendant Lighting, Chair, Bed, and Carpet Floor. Photo 11 of Trunk Hotel
Modern home with Bedroom, Pendant Lighting, and Bed. Photo 12 of Trunk Hotel
Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Floor Lighting, and Carpet Floor. Photo 13 of Trunk Hotel
Modern home with Outdoor. Photo 14 of Trunk Hotel
Modern home with Chair, Pendant Lighting, Table, and Recessed Lighting. Photo 15 of Trunk Hotel
Modern home with Outdoor. Photo 16 of Trunk Hotel

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  • Kozo Takayama

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