K5: Hotel in Tokyo
In the heart of Tokyo, the K5 hotel blends Scandinavian style and Japanese influence with a contemporary touch in a multifaceted setting.
A former bank converted into a hotel
The K5 hotel, which opened in 2020, is located opposite the Tokyo Stock Exchange in the business district of Nihonbashi.
Originally a former bank from the 1920s, the five-storey building was converted into a hotel in 14 months by the Swedish architecture and design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune. Many elements have been retained such as the stone façade with Japanese details, the concrete structure, parquet floors, windows, and double-height ceilings. The interior design is based on the design concept “aimai”, a Japanese word meaning blurred boundaries. It is a type of design where furniture, textiles, and plants are used instead of walls to create a more subtle division of space.
K5 counts 20 spacious rooms spread over the three upper floors, accessible through large copper doors. The rooms are fitted with raw concrete walls, dark cedar wood beds with integrated custom-made shelves and desks, hand-dyed indigo circle curtains, a hanging washi lantern-style paper beehive lamp, a tatami-inspired Kasthall wool rug, armchairs with sleek black leather, scarlet red upholstery, and flower pots. The bathrooms are fitted with three-meter-high sliding cedar wall panels, black sinks, custom-designed mirror lamps, and tiles produced by Marrakech Design.
The hotel’s first floor and basement include areas for eating, drinking, and socializing. The Caveman restaurant celebrates Nordic and Japanese fusion cuisine. Ao, a small red-colored bar, serves tea-inspired cocktails. The plant-filled Switch café is also a flower store by Yard Works. Brooklyn Brewery is a brewery in the basement.
Ideally located in the Japanese capital, the k5 hotel creates an urban oasis.
We love K5 for:
Scandinavian style and Japanese influences
Double room from 170 € per night during low season.