10 minutes walk from our hotel, we can arrive at Ichiran Asakusa Rokku Ramen restaurant. Many guests waited for so long time to enter this ramen store before COVID-19, but now you do not have to wait, so this is a great chance for Ichiran ramen lovers. Ichiran is a very famous ramen brand in Hakata – Fukuoka, we see so many franchises in Hakata, especially Nakasu store is 24 hours open, we can enjoy ramen for breakfast. Ichiran ramen is a real Hakata pork bone (tonkotsu) ramen. Ichiran Asakusa Rokku has a souvenir corner with good Japanese culture taste, good to share via Instgram.
A lot of guests stay in this hotel, but still there are available rooms, so we offer available rooms for rental meeting room. Many of the users of rental meeting room are repeaters, they use this room alone for online interview / ZOOM meeting. This hotel has only 4 rooms so guests can enjoy high speed wifi, also can enjoy quiet environment, so very good for online meeting. But there are variety of usages of this rental meeting room. Yesterday a whole day fortune telling event was held, we worked like a reception of fortune telling room. Most customers of this fortune telling event are young ladies, make Asakusa town more fashionable. Today an online therapy class is held. Teacher seems to be in Thailand now, students are attending online therapy class in our room. Some guests use our room for maajang game. The table of the room can be used as a maajang desk, guests can enjoy maajang with no other guests so no need fear COVID-19 infected by others. Sometimes this room is used for girls’ party with cooking, sometimes used for YouTube shooting. Variety of usages, interesting. If you think of an interesting usage of this hotel, please contact Tetsuro!
Hello! I am Tetsuro, owner of HOTEL LITTLE BIRD OKU-ASAKUSA. 10 months passed since I opened this hotel, during this time I welcomed many guests although suffering from COVID-19 pandemic, and I also come to remind old memories related with this hotel. So hereby I start this blog. In this blog I want to introduce stories we create with guests in this hotel, what Tetsuro has been thinking, etc.
For this first time, I want to introduce an episode which was posted on my personal Facebook and got a lot of likes.
A 72 years old woman who just came back from France stayed in our hotel for 2 weeks for self quarantine. She checked out several days ago. Our hotel has no elevator, just stairs, so I felt sorry to ask this old woman to use stairs everyday, but finally we experienced a wonderful 14 days. This guest was born in Fukushima prefecture, and she made a pickled cucumber made in Fukushima, saying “I couldn’t get this kind of cucumber when I was in France”, and she shared a piece of this pickled cucumber to me. Very fresh cucumber with sesame – it was too yummy. She sometimes shared rice with me, and I shared Dorayaki ( a famous Japanese cake) which is made by Kameju, Asakusa in return. She also showed pictures of her grandson in France – so cute! She always says “No I will go out” to me when she walks around Asakusa, and when she returns to hotel, she always says “Now I come back” to me. We were really like a family when she was staying in our hotel. But the day has come – she checks out. She waved hands to me, says goodbye. I really missed her after she checked out. No matter what nationality the guest is, I always feel long staying guests like my family, but the guest must be apart as we are only hotel owner and guest. For this joy, and also for this grief, I will run this hotel with sincerity.