Originally built in the 1970s, CLASKA Hotel in the heart of Meguro, Tokyo was renovated in 2003 to become the boutique hotel it is today. With only 21 rooms in the entire venue, each room is sleek, beautifully designed and unique. The rooms are put into five different categories – Modern, Tatami, Contemporary, D.I.Y and Weekly Residence.
While no two rooms are the same, the interior design of the hotel has been heavily influenced by Japanese aesthetic.
After the drastic renovation, CLASKA looked outside their company and created partnerships to expand their services. CLASKA has now added a dining café, a gallery shop and a studio to their facilities.
During our time at the CLASKA, we learned about the collaboration between CLASKA and TOKYOBIKE, a bike brand that specializes in Dutch style cruisers. CLASKA runs a bike rental service with these bikes for their customers. Biking is an essential part of contemporary Tokyo life, especially in the neighborhood of Meguro, and bike rentals from CLASKA undoubtedly enhance one’s experience in Japan.
We had the chance to meet with Mr. Shinji Miyajaki, the marketing manager at CLASKA to see what initiated their desire to provide a bike rental service for their customers. You can catch the conversation in our previous volume of Far Ride, Volume00.