Want to stay in room that only comes to life when the lights are turned down? What about a room whose wall decorations are all functional canvases? Well Hotel Granbell Shibuya might be the place for you. The design hotel underwent a major renovation and reopened for business last month.
The Room of Light
The gears were put in motion 9 years ago when design duo YOY and and architectural planning company UDS were brought on to help renovate the hotel. If you’ll recall, YOY, composed of Naoki Ono and Yuki Yamamoto, create whimsical, innovative designs that often incorporate an element of illusion. For this hotel they’ve installed a lot of their own work like the light lamps and canvas furniture.
The Room of Canvas
The hotel is centrally located and just steps away from Shibuya station. The rooms start at 14,000 yen (about $110) a night but you’ll have to pay up to 70,000 (about $560) for the special designer rooms.
It’s been added to our Tokyo Guide.