Ota City’s Kamata neighborhood has been known for generations for its manufacturing. From factories and small workshops, craftsmans produce high-quality metal products, machinery, metal parts and provide high-level processing. The craftsmans here labor in a spirit of monozukuri. This philosophy expresses pride in technical skill and precision in the manufacture of things. The Oriental Express Hotel showcases Ota Ward’s monozukuri craftsmanship and materials in its design and decoration and takes advantage of digital technology to provide guests with a comfortable and convenient stay.
The Oriental Express Hotel has a concept, “a small museum”. This hotel cleverly connects guests to the industrial town’s culture from the reception to the rooms, and back out again to modern Kamata. At the reception area and in the elevator lobbies on each floor, guests see an antique lathe, meticulously crafted signage, and a variety of finishes—all attesting to the industrial heritage of the district. Learn more at the reception desk where you receive a map with a QR code to connect to On the Trip, a smartphone app that includes a guided audio tour starting in the hotel. Take your time to appreciate the hotel’s superbly crafted signage and artifacts of the manufacturing culture. The guided audio tour extends beyond the hotel into the Kamata neighborhood. Carry your smartphone out the door to continue your guided tour of retro taverns, standing sake bars, and kuroyu bathhouses.
After your exploration of Kamata food and sights, a comfortable room will be waiting. The Oriental Express Hotel accommodates a variety of travelers with single, double, and triple rooms. The attention to detail is apparent the moment you step into your room: décor at once both sleek and visually appealing; incorporating warm, laminated wood shelving; brushed-steel clothes hangers; and wooly-textured wood cement wall panels. All rooms are provided with Bluetooth speakers, Apple TV, Wi-Fi, and USB connections. Each room also has a refrigerator, alarm clock, and humidifier/air purifier. Put on cozy Uniqlo pajamas provided in your room and watch a movie or listen to music.
The monozukuri spirit extends to the café where guests can get breakfasts served in attractive bento boxes. Guests are welcome to take their bento box meals to their rooms or socialize in the spacious café area.
3 min. walk from Keikyu Kamata station (Keihinkyuuko Line)
1-3-15, Minamikamata, Ota City, Tokyo