“Located in one of the quietest areas of Tokyo, Nui. Hostel is definitely a good place to get some rest after exploring the hustle and bustle of this crazy city. The interior is designed with the help of carpenters known for building tree houses, which is something you’ll notice as soon as you step inside. Everything is made out of wood – there even is a tree inside functioning as a bar. It might not come as a surprise that the name Nui. comes from the Japanese word for ‘hand-made’. Not ready to go to bed yet? Hang out with the locals in the bar lounge!”
Tokyo is a big, big place so it might be hard to find the perfect area to stay. Kuramae is located nearby Asakusa, one of Tokyo’s oldest districts. You’ll find the famous Senso-ji Temple at walking distance from Nui. Hostel, but it also means you have to travel a bit longer to districts like Harajuku or Shibuya. The underground station is just around the corner though, so I found it the perfect location for a stay in Tokyo. It’s also a lot cheaper than more central options.
The hostel itself is beautifully designed. Wood is an important element in the design, which gives the place a natural, bohemian vibe. The rooms are sober but are intended to be like that. Like a lot of things in Japan it seems they’ve thought of every detail. It all fits together – the logo, the interior, the fonts, even the breakfasts (I still dream of that granola). Another typical Japanese thing though are the mattresses – very thin! I was too tired after exploring Tokyo to really notice this though and it is something you’ll find in a lot of places in Japan.
Not fully convinced yet? Definitely take a look at their website which definitely reflects the vibe of the place.
Staying in Kyoto as well? Check out their other hostel Len.