Akasaka, a gathering place of celebrities and politicians, from ancient to modern remain its constant prosperity.
Feb 22, 2020
Akasaka, located in Tokyo's Minato Ward, has moved
from an indispensable stage in Japanese politics to the prosperity of modern
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.