TOKYO—Fujita Kanko Inc. plans to open Hotel Gracery Asakusa here in the fall of 2018. The hotel will be the 10th and newest property in the company’s Hotel Gracery group.
Asakusa, known for its venerable temples and shrines, traditional eateries and artisan shops, is a popular sightseeing area for international visitors with its nostalgic downtown atmosphere reminiscent of old Tokyo.
“While almost every international visitor to Tokyo comes to Asakusa to experience ‘Old Tokyo,’ there aren’t many sizable hotels in the area,” said Akira Segawa, president and CEO of Fujita Kanko. “With the opening of Hotel Gracery Asakusa, we want to help international guests experience a historic part of Tokyo like locals.”
The 125-room hotel will also offer access to Narita and Haneda airports and other key shopping/entertainment districts of Tokyo (16 minutes on subway to Ginza, four minutes on Tsukuba Express train to Akihabara).
Future scheduled Gracery openings include Hotel Gracery Seoul in South Korea in 2018 and Hotel Gracery Taipei in Taiwan in 2019.