Gajoen Art Tour Now Taking Place at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo

21.June.2018 | SPOT

Hotel Gajoen Tokyo is a museum and hotel that underwent revamp last April and is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. The establishment opened its new Gajoen Art Tour for guests on June 18.

The tour will take place every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 9am for an hour and a half. Guests staying at the hotel will be guided through the myriad of marvelous art displays on show at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo.

The hotel is known for hosting wedding ceremonies and opened as Japan’s first wedding complex. Weddings take place at the Oumi-den which is home to colourful wooden carvings of cranes and deer, which are divine messengers, as well as the auspicious plum blossom. There’s also folding fans spread out on the ceiling as a good omen.

The tour will also introduce people to the many special rooms in the hotel, including the Gyokujo, a striking Japanese style banquet room with beautiful mother-of-pearl inlays and artwork by Japanese painter Gyokujo Masuda. There’s also the Hyakudan Kaidan, or 100 Steps Staircase, which was registered by Tokyo Prefecture as a Tangible Cultural Property. Guests can look forward to commentary of the artwork on display in the hotel.

There’s also the temple and shrine walking tour that began on June 19 which will take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9am. People will be guided around the temples and shrines near the hotel including Daienji, Gohyaku Rakanji, Ryusenji, and more.

Get involved with the Hotel Gajoen Tokyo art exhibition.

 

■Information

Gajoen Art Tour

Start Date: June 18, 2018

Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 9am-10:30am

 

Shrine & Temple Walking Tour

Start Date: June 19, 2018

Schedule: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9am-10:30am

 

Reservations for either tour must be made by 5pm the previous day. Places are open on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Hotel Gajoen Tokyo

Address: 1-8-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro, Tokyo

TEL: 03-3491-4111

Website:http://www.hotelgajoen-tokyo.com/

 

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    When the museum opens in July, visitors will be able to enjoy the wonderful texture and flavour of candy lampshades, enjoy the artistic and charming glow of candy mushrooms, and gaze in bewilderment at an antique vase baumkuchen cake. 

    To commemorate its grand opening, customers who spend more than ¥5,000 (after tax) on display items or on the sweets shop range will receive either a soft gummy brain or soft gummy dentures. This campaign will be running throughout July. 

    Along with the grand opening of the art museum, there will also be Ginza-limited products on sale that are completely unique to the Ginza branch. The lineup includes sweets made from ingredients that are rarely seen in Japan. This includes colourful and fruity chocolate such as rocky roads and soft candy sweets made from snow sugar. PAPABUBBLE will also sell souvenirs that represent Ginza such as Kirihako boxes which are beautiful boxes made from wood. 

     

    If you are in Tokyo, you just cannot miss this museum that is overflowing with originality.

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