The DNA: Forget skyscrapers: K5 s an edgy design hotel in a refreshingly un-Tokyo space – a former 1920s bank. Its 20 rooms have high ceilings, large windows and a sleek Japandi aesthetic, plus foodie hotspot Caveman, an artisan café, plant shop and brewery. Spanning an elegant former bank building which dates back to 1924, the five-level space was given a minimalist makeover by Swedish architectural studio Claesson Koivisto Rune. Its original architectural DNA – strong concrete lines, parquet flooring, large windows and tall ceilings – is balanced with hints of modern Scandinavia and Japan. Think curved cedar walls, copper-lined elevators, geometric flooring and splashes of greenery against industrial concrete. This is a buzzy contemporary space, with a laid-back and creative atmosphere.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 20 rooms (21-77m2) (226-829 sq ft) • interior design: Claesson Koivisto Rune ❌ no parking • no pets allowed