What We Love
- The onsite convenience store hawking treats like coconut popcorn and locally brewed beer
- The hotel’s aromatic signature cocktail—a blend of Ogasawara Island rum, green tea, almonds and star anise
- The cushions on the outdoor deck were engineered from old boat sails
- Custom-crafted wooden furniture by Osaka-based firm Truck in every guest room
What To Know
- Families should book the Balcony Junior Suite, which is furnished with bunk beds and a private terrace
- The more casual dining options here include a kushiyaki, or skewer stand
- The complimentary candy tins in your room come courtesy of 100-year-old Tokyo confectioner Sakuma
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Subdued Shibuya sanctuary featuring contemporary Japanese art, a rooftop chapel, and bursts of greenery
As one of the early entrants into Japan’s fledgling design hotel scene, this metropolitan gem exhibits an unabashed reverence for all things Tokyo. From its fleet of up-cycled city bikes to hyper-local amenities like the packets of dried fruit in guest rooms sourced from a beloved neighborhood grocer, it’s clear this boutique hotel is rooted firmly in its surroundings. While the hotel’s exterior is an austere mix of glass, steel, and stone, timber decks and a Zelkova tree (strung with fairy lights lit post-sundown) add just the right dose of whimsy. Be sure to take in all the public art, ranging from inventive botanical installations to handcrafted washi paper creations and indigo patchwork wall hangings—a nod to a Japanese dyeing technique that dates back to the 10th century. The versatile lounge, which whips up Rosto Japan coffees (including a custom blend just for the hotel) and hosts a revolving door of live music performances and workshops, is quickly becoming a sought-after community hangout.
In the Area
Trunk is tucked away on Cat Street, a hipster-heavy lane crammed with cafés and zany shops (like an ode to collectible figurines) at the crossroads of frenetic Shibuya and fashion-forward Harajuku. From here, you’re almost equidistant from the Meiji Shrine, Tokyo’s most famous Shinto place of worship, and the free-spirited boutiques of Takeshita Street. If you’re looking to ditch the tourist trail and immerse yourself in something truly special, sign up for one of the hotel’s signature “experiences,” like an all-access tour of the Tsukiji Fish Market or a meet-and-greet with sumo wrestlers.
How to Get There
The hotel staff clearly have an attitude issue. They are also not trained on how to communicate with their own clients (apart from their hotel clients). They are rude and speak in condescending manner when you are not Japanese.
This is my first encounter with this hotel and I am absolutely shocked!
Very convenient and full of great service and good food.
Thank you for a superb service you have my family.
My whole family of 6 stayed at the suite, it was perfect for us..
We would definitely stay there again. The location is very good, there is a walking only commercial street a block away full of energy and nice cute little stores.
The bar at the lobbyists a lot of life, even in the mornings.
I would recommend to stay here for a short or long stay.
If you're looking for a hip hotel in a great location then Trunk Hotel is the place for you! The staff was friendly and helpful with any of our needs. The rooms were bright and well designed. The restaurant was especially nice offering optional gourmet vegan meals with fresh baked breads in the mornings. I would definetly stay here again, the location was great for exploring shops and restaurants by foot.