Starting the year off by sharing this lovely and economical place to stay in Tokyo. These folks are creating a new approach to Japanese hospitality!
When and how did you start the business? What is the concept?
We opened Nui. on September 2012 as the second hostel of Backpackers' Japan ,.ltd. The concept of our hostels is "beyond all borders". Which means the place where locals and foreigners can gather and go beyond all borders ; nationality, religion, job, age, gender. We hope everyone can enjoy and spend a time by their own styles.
What do you love about your city? What inspires you?
Tokyo is such a big city as you know. There are many good and cool shops, restaurants, cafes, museums and events. Tokyo is a really exciting city. And we want to and are getting to know our generation people who are doing amazing work so we can collaborate with them to create new things.
What inspires your work?
Locals, staying guests and Nui's staff are gathering and hanging out at lounge.
Where would you tell someone to go on their first trip to Tokyo?
In Tokyo, lots of places with different characters. I recommend some places below.
Kuramae: Nui. stands in Kuramae as known creative design and manufacturing area. There are lots of good and cool shops of crafts, stationery, general goods.
And cloth to Asakusa which is famous for historical area in Tokyo. Yanesen(Yanaka, Nezu, Sendagi) :Yanesen are kind of nick name for following places(Yanaka, Nezu, Sendagi). There are lots of old japanese houses and some of the are renovated as shops and cafes in this quiet and traditional area.
Daikanyama / Ebisu : Those places are close to Shibuya.But more quiet.
There are many fancy and cool places to visit.
Check out their three branches in Tokyo and Kyoto: