As travel restrictions continue, we’re all still left dreaming of our next trip. A holiday in Japan probably comes with a pretty long wishlist already but here’s two more items to add: a stay in the heart of Tokyo hosted by Japan’s cutest mascot, Hello Kitty, and a unique heritage museum that combines Japan’s obsessions for craftsmanship and miniaturisation. You’ll find many more travel ideas on our website and our Instagram, so stay inspired and visit us later.
Make Your Stay Adorable at Asakusa Tobu Hotel
When you’re finally able to visit Tokyo, you’ll want to be in the best location for making the most of your time in this incredible city. The just-opened Asakusa Tobu Hotel is the perfect base for a Tokyo stay, being in walking distance to TOKYO SKYTREE, TOKYO mizumachi, the many sights of the vibrant Asakusa area. It also offers visitors a unique opportunity to snuggle up with one of Japan’s most beloved cartoon characters, the iconic Hello Kitty. Choose from one of two Hello Kitty-themed rooms, the traditional aesthetic of the Sakura Tennyo (Cherry Blossom Maiden) room or the more modern style of the Wa-Modern (Japanese Modern) room. Each room can sleep up to four guests who will also receive limited edition Hello Kitty goods to commemorate their stay. You can also hit the Hello Kitty store in TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN for even more Hello Kitty goodies. You’ll need to book this adorable experience well in advance (currently taking online bookings in Japanese only).
Round the World at Tobu World Square
We’re all feeling travel starved right now so wouldn’t it be nice if we could see the whole world in just one day? That’s exactly what’s on offer at Tobu World Square, a theme park near Nikko featuring richly detailed 1:25 scale reproductions of many of the world’s most famous buildings and world heritage sites, divided into six zones. At this distinctively Japanese showcase of craftsmanship and kitsch, you can stroll from the Sphinx to the Palace of Versailles, then past the Statue of Liberty and Angkor Wat until you find yourself among some of Japan’s most impressive architectural structures from both past and present. Tobu World Square is in Nikko, a two hour train ride from Asakusa. It’s perfect for a short break or combined with Nikko’s other incredible sites for a longer tour of the area. Make sure to allow enough time for a trip to Kinugawa Onsen, a hot spring resort nestled along a dramatic gorge that’s just one stop away by train.
Tobu’s Commitment to COVID-19 Countermeasures
The Tobu Group is committed to implementing appropriate measures to protect our customers and visitors from the risk of infection. At TOKYO SKYTREE, we’ve introduced a suite of measures including enhanced cleaning schedules, masks and other PPE for employees, and temperature checks for visitors on entry. Visitors are also required to wear masks for the duration of their visit. We’ve also introduced similar measures on our trains, for example regular disinfection of train interiors and ensuring windows are kept open for better ventilation. Passengers are also requested to wear masks while on our trains.