ICI Hotel Akasaka, TOKYO イチホテル赤坂 (room tour) | 30-day Japan Trip Travel Vlog #2

ICI Hotel Akasaka, TOKYO イチホテル赤坂 (room tour) | 30-day Japan Trip Travel Vlog #2


In this video, I’m gonna share: A hotel room and amenities tour at one of the most
upscale areas of Tokyo which is Akasaka Dining at restaurants in Akasaka Shopping and eating lunch at the
fashion district of Tokyo in Ginza Stopping by a park in Akasaka and trying a recommended
curry pan in Shimokitazawa It’s our 2nd week in Japan and right now
we are transferring to our next hotel We rode 2 subways that
crosses here in Harajuku station The 2 lines were not physically connected so
we had to get out of the first line to get to the second Look! The station is a rustic-looking place
with a cutesy vibe to it (っ◕‿◕)っ We are headed to Akasaka which is
where our hotel is located at. This is our next lodging place.
The name is ICI Hotel We booked it through Agoda.com Just upon entering, we noticed that the feel of
this boutique hotel is already young and hip At the lobby, you can play the pool for free The receptionists were busy when we arrived but
they were so kind to still accommodate us. Waiting guests can have some self-serve refreshments
such as fruit-infused water, tea or coffee. It was very thoughtful of them
as we were dead thirsty when we arrived! Snacks and bottled drinks
are available for purchase. We just checked-in! Let’s take a quick
room tour before it gets messy! 😀 They gave us this card that we can use to
swipe on the door so it can unlock automatically Then the card is placed in this slot
so the room will have power Here you can hang your jackets and pants Here are slippers for indoor use. A vanity mirror is right by the door Magnetic “Do not disturb” and “Clean room” signs
can be placed outside the door There’s a mini fridge here too,
let’s check that later. This control is for the air conditioner Let’s check out the bathroom. The tissues and controls for the
Japanese toilet is in front of seat. Now that’s conveniently smart! Fresh hand and body towels are replaced everyday. Close to the sink, there are
disposable toiletries such as comb, cotton buds, floss,
tooth brush,tooth paste and razor Although, we brought our own stuff and
didn’t use the ones they provided because well, it’s nice to save the environment
from too much disposables Here’s the shower and bath tub area Shampoo, conditioner and lotion
are available for consumption. Heading on to the rest of the room We have these 2 twin beds each has a robe on top. The TV hangs on the other side. On the desk, there’s a built-in socket,
a room spray, an old-fashion alarm clock, charging cables, tissue, remote, pen, notepad, and oh! A room control tablet that can change the temperature
of the aircon and various lights in the room. Under the desk, there’s a water boiler
and some tea bags and mugs There’s also a safe and an air filter I’m checking if there are some freebies
in the fridge. But oh well! There is none. It’s understandable because Akasaka, where we are right now, is one of the most expensive areas in Tokyo. Hotel prices in Japan are crazy expensive! The room that we got is only 16sqm
which is what fits in our budget 😀 Once we place the luggage on the floor,
there is no place for the feet to walk on anymore! Let’s open the window to check out the view Interesting, right? If you only look from outside on the street,
there’s no way to tell that there are indoor and
rooftop gardens on those buildings Between the beds, there are
reading lights, usb charging and power slots Having washing machine everywhere is
the most convenient and stress-free feeling! We are already 1 week in our Japan trip
so I had to go and do our laundry. Yep! They have a vending laundry as well in this hotel You can even enter a passcode so that
nobody can touch your clothes when it’s done washing! Isn’t Japan so genius?!?! ლ(́◉◞౪◟◉‵ლ) A little later that day, it was already night time
and we had an idea to check out the roof top. The view was pretty nice We then head out for dinner
and found this Turkish Bar close by It’s a fun atmosphere to have a belly dancer and
a few customers who are so ready to party! They serve nice food too! The owner is friendly Turkish guy. With that fact, there’s no question
on the authenticity of the food! Sorry I forgot to take a photo of the food.
I was too distracted by the visual events 😀 The link to the location of this restaurant
is in the description below so you can check it out later! On the next day, we headed to
Uniqlo at Ginza to shop for my jacket At that time, It’s the biggest branch
of Uniqlo in the world! It’s located at Ginza which is
a popular shopping district in Tokyo I went for this one.
It costs around ¥6000 (₱3000 or $60) Uniqlo Ginza is connected to
another building by this walk way. You can see the street below! It was already lunch time and we were starving
so we roamed around to find a restaurant. When we passed by this restaurant
and saw that there were a lot of people inside, we immediately craved for Chinese food The name of this restaurant is: 上海湯包小館
(Shànghǎi tāng bāo xiǎoguǎn) We ordered some noodles,
sesame balls, and some dumplings. Everything was quite tasty! After eating, we headed back to our hotel in Akasaka. There was a park on the way
so we stopped by there for a while. It was spring time in Japan and we
couldn’t help but notice this huge sakura tree. There’s also a playground for everyone to enjoy. Traveling is so exhausting especially for the feet. Hmmm… It’s nice to have this park close by to breathe
and appreciate a little bit of nature in a bustling city. There were a lot of pigeons and
beautifully sprouted flowers around. When you look up, you can see the blue sky,
flying pigeons and pink cherry blossoms It was very relaxing to look at Later that night, we went to the outskirts of Tokyo to try a curry pan that
“Paolo fromTokyo” recommended in his channel It was suuuper far! We spent around an hour and a half just to get there. The place’s name is Temma-ya Curry in Shimokitazawa Here’s how the pan looks We had 2 different pans,
1 with beef and 1 with chicken. Both were just sweet without any spice
like how we expect an Indian curry should taste And the fillings weren’t that much But I don’t know. We are all different.
Maybe you guys prefer it that way I still like Paolo’s informative videos about Japan Don’t you like how residents use bikes often?
Go for nature! We went back to Akasaka and
ended up eating at this restaurant for dinner The name is Taberna Yuki,
and It is right in front of ICI Hotel. The owner works alone
so you can sense a homey vibe. He’s the waiter, chef, and bartender
all at the same time (ง’̀-‘́)ง We just shared a seafood pasta
that had shrimps and scallops in it. And yes, it. Is. delicious! So that’s it for this video!
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