Review: The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon, Tokyo

Looking for a stylish, modern hotel in the heart of Tokyo? Look no further than The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon! Located in the bustling Asakusa district, this hotel is the perfect place to stay in Tokyo if you’re looking for a mix of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.

The hotel’s sleek design and comfortable rooms will make you feel right at home, while its convenient location means you’ll have easy access to all of Tokyo’s major attractions. With a neighborhood full of great restaurants, bars, and cafes, you’ll never be far from the action.

So why wait? Book your stay at The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon today and experience the best of Tokyo!

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A beautiful view of Asakusa on the 13th floor

The location

The location of The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon is unbeatable. Situated in the heart of Asakusa, the hotel is surrounded by a rich culture and history that will make your stay in Tokyo unforgettable.

From the iconic Senso-Ji temple to the bustling Nakamise Dori street, you’ll find plenty to do and explore right outside your doorstep.

Not to mention, the Asakusa metro station is just a short 2-minute walk away, giving you easy access to other popular destinations in Tokyo.

The neighborhood

The hotel is found in the Asakusa district. This charming and historic neighborhood is most famous for Sensoji, a Buddhist temple that dates back to the 7th century.

As you wander the streets, you’ll find plenty of traditional shops and restaurants, making it a great place to experience the old-world charm of Tokyo.

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Asakusa is home to a vibrant coffee culture, and there are many great cafes in the neighborhood to choose from.

One popular spot is Asakusa Coffee, a small cafe with a vintage feel. They have a lovely terrace where you can enjoy your coffee and soak in the bustling atmosphere of the area.

For a more traditional Japanese coffee experience, there’s also Koffee Mameya, where you’ll find a wide selection of single-origin beans. The result is a rich, flavorful cup of coffee that will satisfy even the most discerning coffee lover.

If you’re looking for a quick fix, there’s a Starbucks only a few paces away from the hotel. You can get your favorite drinks here from early morning till late.

Starbucks Asakusa
If you’re a Starbucks lover, you’ll love this location!


The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon’s neighborhood is home to some of the best traditional and modern Japanese restaurants in Tokyo. For those seeking traditional Japanese cuisine, there are many options to choose from, such as tempura, soba, udon, and sushi restaurants.

One popular spot is Asakusa Imahan, a long-standing sukiyaki restaurant that’s been serving delicious beef dishes since 1895. Another must-visit is Taimeiken, which is known for its famous Oyakodon (chicken and egg rice bowl) and has been featured on many Japanese TV shows.

If you’d like to try some street food, nearby you’ll find Nakamise Dori street. This bustling, narrow street is lined with souvenir shops and food vendors and leads directly to the Senso-ji temple. Here, you can try freshly grilled senbei (rice crackers) or even sweet melon bread.

Kaminarimon gate & Senso-Ji temple

When staying at the Gate Hotel Kaminarimon, you’ll be within walking distance of two of the most iconic landmarks in Asakusa.

The Kaminarimon gate, with its large red lantern hanging from the center, serves as the perfect photo opportunity.

Further beyond stands the stunning Senso-Ji temple, one of the oldest and most visited temples in Tokyo. Visitors can admire the intricate architecture of the temple buildings and join in the traditional practices of lighting incense and prayer.

Kaminarimon Gate
The Kaminarimon, or often known as Thunder Gate, is a famous sightseeing spot in Tokyo.

Restaurant and bar

On the 14th floor of the Gate Hotel Kaminarimon, you’ll find the R Restaurant and Bar, with stunning views of the surrounding area, the Tokyo Skytree, and the Sumida River.

The menu offers a large range of international cuisine. You can choose from Japanese, Italian, and French-inspired dishes, along with an extensive selection of drinks, including cocktails and sake.

The chic and modern decor of the restaurant is sure to make for a memorable dining experience. Seating is available at tables, at the counter, or on the terrace.

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Look at that drink selection!

The breakfast

Guests can have a sumptuous breakfast with a view at the Gate Hotel Kaminarimon.

The hotel offers a delicious Japanese and Western buffet, which includes fresh seasonal fruits, pastries, bread, and an assortment of juices.

But the real star of the show is the traditional Japanese breakfast. It features rice, miso soup, grilled fish, pickles, and more. If you’re feeling adventurous, this is the perfect opportunity to try a traditional Japanese breakfast.

Asakusa Tokyo Hotel breakfast
I love Eggs Benedict

The rooftop bar

The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon also features the B bar on its top floor, a chic and stylish spot to enjoy a drink or two. With a lengthy cocktail menu and a well-curated selection of wine and spirits, this bar is perfect for those looking for a classy and sophisticated evening out.

The decor is sleek and modern, with plenty of comfortable seating and a relaxed atmosphere. The bar is exclusively for guests staying at the hotel and opens from 6 pm to midnight.

The top floor is open all day, so you can go up anytime to get some breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

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You can even see the Kaminarimon Gate and Senso-Ji temple from here.

The rooms

The rooms at the Gate Hotel Kaminarimon are the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day of exploring the city.

During my stay, I found my bed was so soft and cozy I fell asleep almost instantly.

The Gate Hotel Tokyo

Each room is designed with modern amenities and comfortable furnishings, so you’ll have a comfortable stay. You can choose from a variety of room types, including standard rooms, deluxe rooms, and suites. The rooms also come equipped with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and tea-making facilities.

My room had a nice wooden desk. I enjoyed making my morning coffee and working a bit before having breakfast.

Watch my review in this video:

The views

What I loved most about The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon was the large windows in each room. These gave stunning views of the city skyline and the iconic Tokyo Skytree.

I just opened the curtain, and hey, it’s there – this incredible symbol of Tokyo!

The Gate Hotel Asakusa room
It’s great to wake up in the morning to a view like this.


The bathrooms at the Gate Hotel Kaminarimon are spacious, clean, and modern. My shower had great water pressure, and the bath products provided were very luxurious.

My room had a separate bathtub, which was perfect for relaxing after a long day of sightseeing – I even had beautiful views of the city from there.

The staff

From the moment I stepped into the lobby, I was greeted by friendly faces who were eager to help make my stay as comfortable as possible. They were professional, friendly, and welcoming.

I noticed their attention to detail. They were always making sure everything was just right, from the cleanliness of the rooms to the presentation of the breakfast buffet. It’s clear that they take pride in their work, and it shows in the quality of service.

The receptionists even helped me with some recommendations on things to do in the area and gave me some great tips on the local public transport. I felt like I was in good hands.

How to reserve a room at The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon?

You can book rooms directly with the hotel or by Booking. The website is easy to use and has lots of information about the different types of rooms and suites available.

The hotel’s staff are always on hand to answer any questions you might have. When arranging my stay, they were quick to answer my emails and helped me with arranging transport.

If you have any special requests or requirements, be sure to mention them when booking so that the hotel can help with your needs.

How to get to the Gate Hotel Kaminarimon?

Getting to The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon from the airport is quite easy. There are plenty of options:

  • Skyliner: This is the fastest option. From Narita International Airport, it takes only 42 minutes to get to Ueno station. From there, you can take the Ginza line to Asakusa station or opt for a taxi ride to the hotel.
  • Keisei Narita Skyaccess: This takes you directly from Narita airport to Asakusa station in just one hour, without any need to switch trains.
  • Keisei line: While this is the most affordable option, it’s also the slowest and most crowded. You’ll need to switch trains along the way, which can be confusing if you’re new to Tokyo.

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  1. Amy Chung says:

    Love the Asakusa area especially the temple as well as the street leading up to it. So many cute little souvenirs stalls and street food. On the corner there is a gorgeous stationery shop with the most beautiful paper and every time we I have to stop myself form overindulging. Think we also found a quite little ramen restaurant for breakfast down one of the side streets. The hotel looks awesome and love the view!

  2. I’ve not yet been to Japan, so this was a really useful post for me. I love the view from your window, and really like the look of your eggs benedict too! It’s also great that the temple is just in the area, and there’s a Starbucks nearby too. I need my coffee fix wherever I go!

    1. The view from the window is really nice, and the rooftop view too :)

  3. The Gate Hotel Kanimarinon is in a great location. The facilities look lovely. And you can’t beat those views. Great recommendation!

  4. What a great place to stay at! I love that it is positioned so well, with everything you might need or want to visit within walking distance! And…for me.. Waking up to that view, would definitely ve a plus! Thanks for this great review!

  5. I love that you also wrote whats around the hotel! Most of the reviews just show the room and whats inside. Looks like The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon is located in a perfect location! The rooms are really big! I remember when I was In Tokyo, I stayed in a nice hotel but I could barely move there! It was very cosy tho, and the bed was very comfortable! I love the roof top at the Gate Hotel! I wish I knew about it before my trip!

    1. It’s true that many hotel rooms in Japan are really tiny, so I was surprised that this room was large. Hope you can go back Japan one day and stay here :)

  6. Medha Verma says:

    Asakusa is, in fact, a really cool neighborhood to stay in, considering how lively it is and how accessible the bars and restaurants are from there. The hotel itself has a rooftop bar which is pretty awesome and the fact that it is very close to Starbucks is something that really adds a silver lining to the cloud for me because I cannot start my day with Starbucks iced caramel latte! Oh and yeah, Sensoji Temple is one of the key places to visit in Tokyo and the hotel is not too far from it, how cool is that!

  7. My heart always skips a beat whenever I read a post on Japan! I imagine waking up to views of the SkyTree would be just incredible. I loved my time in Tokyo and can’t wait to return. Asakusa looks like a good location for travellers too. I love how everything in Japan so accessible and efficient!

    1. I still remember that awesome feeling! I cannot wait to go back and enjoy the stay there.

  8. Wow you got such a clear view of the skytree! The rooftop bar seems like a fantastic place to hangout with an unobstructed view of the city. Besides the view, the hotel is so conveniently located, which is a big plus when traveling!

  9. The Gate Hotel Kanimarinon sounds like a great stay option in Tokyo. I love the view of the city from the rooftop bar. The room looks cozy and luxurious with lovely views. I would love to try the Egg Benedict. It looks so yummy. I haven’t been to Japan yet, however, I’ll definitely consider The Gate Hotel Kanimarinon when I’ll plan my visit.

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