Hotel Pulitzer Jiyugaoka: A Relaxing Stay in a Stylish Tokyo District
We introduce Hotel Pulitzer Jiyugaoka, a stylish accommodation facility located in Tokyo's Jiyugaoka area. The hotel interior is decorated in a European style with Japanese accents. Guest rooms are furnished with spacious beds and amenities so that visitors can relax after a day of sightseeing.
Let's Head to Jiyugaoka!
Photo by Pixta
Jiyugaoka is frequently listed as one of Tokyo's most desirable places to live. This sophisticated town is lined with fashionable boutiques, miscellaneous goods shops, and chic cafes. With many tasty bakeries, it's also known as the frontline for sweets.
Both the Tokyu Toyoko Line and Oimachi Line extend as far as Jiyugaoka Station. Shibuya and Yokohama, as well as Shinagawa Station can be accessed very easily from here.
Moreover, the nearby area is dotted with popular leisure destinations such as Daikanyama and Musashi Kosugi.
For lovers of fashion and cafes or those wanting to explore Shibuya and Yokohama, why not stay overnight in Jiyugaoka?
Our recommendation is Hotel Pulitzer Jiyugaoka, which offers stylish guest rooms.
Two Minutes on Foot from Jiyugaoka Station
Hotel Pulitzer Jiyugaoka is conveniently located just two minutes on foot from the station. After dropping off your luggage at the hotel, you can immediately start sightseeing!
Nearby, you'll find a wide variety of shops including drugstores and supermarkets. In other words, you can easily purchase whatever you need.
An Elegant European-Style Interior
Hotel Pulitzer Jiyugaoka became Jiyugaoka's first hotel when it opened in 2002. The building was formerly home to a financial securities firm. It was fully renovated and exudes an elegant ambiance.
The hotel interior is based on the image of a small French hotel. The premises are also decorated with Japanese traditional crafts that blend in beautifully with the interior.
For example, the lobby is adorned with a large folding screen inlaid with kumiko (*1) wood crafting (see above photo). Additionally, guest rooms feature lamps made with Kutani-ware ceramics. Visitors can experience an authentic Japanese-style atmosphere.
*1 Kumiko: a traditional Japanese woodworking technique that incorporates a series of geometrical patterns and shapes crafted out of wood without the use of nails. It also refers to objects created through this technique.
Upon entering the lobby, your eyes are naturally drawn to a seasonal floral arrangement in a large vase. This elegant display was created by a staff who has French flower arranging credentials. The beautiful arrangement allows guests to sense the beauty of the four seasons.
Impeccable Hotel Service in Multiple Languages
The front desk is ready to serve guests 24 hours a day. Even if you have a concern in the middle of the night, someone will be available to assist you.
In addition to English, service is provided in multiple languages, including Chinese and Vietnamese. This multi-lingual service ensures a worry-free stay for guests.
Guest Rooms are Uniquely Different. Which One Will You Choose?
At Hotel Pulitzer Jiyugaoka, each guest room has its own unique setup. Visitors can choose an accommodation that suits their tastes from an assortment of Japanese-style and European-style rooms.
The hotel has a total of 30 rooms. This article will feature our choice of recommended guest rooms.
Something that all rooms have in common is a large, comfortable bed to relax after a full day of sightseeing.
Single Rooms: Beautiful Shoji Screens with Kumiko Woodcrafting
The best way to experience an authentic Japanese atmosphere is through the kumiko woodcrafted shoji adorning the single rooms (Japanese-style).
Sunlight softly enters the room, peeking through the elaborate woodwork of the window's shoji screen. The wallpaper is reminiscent of traditional Japanese paper, giving the entire space a comfortable and relaxed mood.
The 17 square-meter room (about 183 square feet) has a large bed measuring 140 centimeters wide (about 55 inches). Solo travelers can fully relax after a satisfying day of fun activities.
Deluxe Double Rooms: An Accommodation Also Serving As Your Meeting Room
The deluxe double rooms (European-style)—a spacious 33 square meters (about 355 square feet)—feature king size beds that are 180 centimeters wide (about 71 inches). It also features a beige color scheme and has ample natural light coming in.
The sofa that seats three to four people is ideal for gathering and relaxing when families and couples stay here. Additionally, companies use these rooms to hold meetings.
The bathrooms are equipped with a jacuzzi bath and shower. A soothing soak in the bathtub will be the ultimate relaxation moment for your tired body.
The Triple Room: Ideal for Families and Groups
The triple room (European-style) is suited for families and groups (only one room available).
This 30 square-meter room (about 323 square feet) features three beds, each 120 centimeters wide (about 47 inches). With a spacious bathroom and sink, the entire family can enjoy a leisurely stay.
A Full Selection of Cute Amenities!
Guest rooms have an assortment of amenities including toothbrushes and soap. We were told that the staff carefully select these products based on their comfort level and ease of use.
During your stay, the eye-catching and original packaging of the amenities will lift your spirits.
Guest rooms are also decorated with a cute folded paper crane. Hotel staff put their hearts into folding each one of them.
Jiyugaoka is an Interesting Mix of Old and New
"While Jiyugaoka is a small town, you'll make many interesting discoveries if you go for a stroll," the hotel manager Mr. Masuda shared.
When asked for his recommended way to spend time here, he replied, "Please allow an entire day for exploring Jiyugaoka. In addition to visiting popular confectionery shops, it's also a good idea to walk around the ancient Joshinji Temple (also known as Kuhonbutsu) area with its historic townscape and experience this town's atmosphere—a unique mixture of old and new."
There's also La Vita Jiyugaoka, a commercial complex that faithfully recreates the streetscapes of Venice—the "City of Water." Then there's Green Street (Kuhonbutsugawa Ryokudo), a relaxing promenade that locals love. In other words, this area has no shortage of highlights.
Even experienced travelers to Japan who have visited popular spots such as Asakusa and Shinjuku will find that Jiyugaoka is the perfect destination.
Easy Access to Haneda Airport, Shibuya, and Yokohama
Yokohama. Photo by Pixta
Mr. Masuda added, "Jiyugaoka is easily accessible from the main areas of Tokyo and Yokohama. Furthermore, it's only one hour from here to Haneda Airport, eight minutes to Shibuya, and 17 minutes to Yokohama. It can serve as your sightseeing base."
Currently, Jiyugaoka is undergoing redevelopments. In 2022, there are plans to connect the shinkansen stop of Shin-Yokohama Station with the Tokyu Toyoko Line, making access even more convenient here.
On your next trip to Japan, please schedule a visit to Jiyugaoka, a district that's attracting a lot of attention recently.
By staying at Hotel Pulitzer Jiyugaoka, you can fully enjoy the atmosphere of the surroundings. Let Jiyugaoka be your sightseeing base as you embark on your travels!
Written by Moeko Sugata
Photos by Hiromi Kurokawa
Supported by Japan Ryokan and Hotel Association Tokyo Branch
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