Feb 22, 2020

Akasaka, a gathering place of celebrities and politicians, from ancient to modern remain its constant prosperity.

Akasaka, located in Tokyo's Minato Ward, has moved from an indispensable stage in Japanese politics to the prosperity of modern fashion.

Every change in Akasaka has brought about changes in Japan. During the Edo period, as a residential gathering place for children of the Wu family and Daimyo, Katsu Kaishu and Ryoma Sakamoto met in Akasaka, leading Japan to the Meiji Restoration. With the end of the Pacific War, Japan ’s economy has soared, pushing the geisha culture there to a peak. It is said that in the 1970s, there were more than 70 art galleries in Akasaka, and there were more than 400 geisha. The literature society even voted for the first geisha star, Wanlong, to make Akasaka's fame even more famous. In 1964, for the first Tokyo Olympics, many restaurants opened in Akasaka, attracting countless people at home and abroad, and pushed Akasaka to modernity and prosperity. Beginning in the 1980s, the decline of the flower street culture, the art museum gradually transformed into a pavilion, with his unique flavor cuisine and privacy, attracted many celebrities and businessmen gathered here. However, with the passage of time, the aging of the building has taken away the culture of the old pavilion, but it has not taken away the gorgeous and elegant Akasaka since ancient times. Today's Akasaka retains traces of history and changes in entertainment culture, giving this area its own unique cultural style.

The first project of WACLASS's new hotel brand, [Hotel abode akasaka], is about to bring everyone into the history and modern prosperity of Akasaka.