Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Sponsored by Squarespace This is my secret hotel in the clouds in Tokyo [Music] So we're going to do this video a little bit different. I'm going to show you a hotel in the clouds in Tokyo. That's pretty freaking awesome, but what's different is I'm going to bring my son Wolfie who's only 11 months. It's gonna be his first time sleeping anywhere but our home, so it's gonna be kind of an interesting experience. I don't know what's going to happen; hopefully he takes to it. Like always, if you want to see what I'm doing on the daily, check out my Instagram account. If you want to help support the channel, check out the Tokyo merch. And if you have any questions about Japan or your Japan travels, check out my Discord community. That all said, let's check in! So here we go y'all, our first hotel experience with our baby boy at hotel Chinzanso Tokyo. The hotel is located in Tokyo, about a ten-minute walk away from Edogawabashi station. Surrounded by Japanese heritage and natural blessings, the hotel has been welcoming guests for over 70 years. They've got an amazing Japanese style room, spacious enough for Wolfie to play, all overlooking a real deal Japanese garden in the clouds. So we gladly accepted when they invited us, but to be clear, we weren't paid to make this video. Just wanted to share with you some family love. So we've just checked into the hotel, and, as you can see, it's pretty dope. It's like your very very Japanese style room: it has the tatami, it has tea sets, it has all of the Japanese amenities that you would want. I think someone is coming. Hey, you want to sit here? This room is actually a lot more space than our apartment in terms of just free open space like that area over there is just so open for him to crawl and, yeah, you can just play. Right, Wolfie? He really loves this place. Papa, yes you wanna play with papa. All right, we're gonna go play for a little bit so, yeah, we'll be back. I wonder if you keep this? I think it's meant to keep, it's a present. Oh really? I think so. I think Wolfie wants to get some fresh air, so it's probably the perfect time to check out the Japanese garden in the clouds. Damn, walking through this serene landscape, we quickly forgot that we are in one of the most densely populated cities in the world, Tokyo. The garden itself hosts various historical sites, like these Ito Jakuchu stone statues of Rakan, which I think Wolfie has taken a liking to. And for guests who want more historical background information, the garden offers an English audio tour or you can be just like us and simply enjoy the surroundings. And although we're in spring, just after the cherry blossom season, the garden changes with the seasons from colorful autumn foliage to fireflies floating in the fresh green summer. It's truly a nice escape from the busy Tokyo streets. We love touching all this stuff. The garden even has a giant sacred tree that's over 500 years old. There's also a pagoda here that's a national cultural asset dating back to the Muromachi era. And this is the Shiratama Inari Shrine which was moved from the Shimogamo Shrine and Fushimi Shrine in Kyoto. It's been the guardian of the hotel since it was built. After that scenic stroll, I think Wolfie wants to play in the room a bit. So what's pretty cool is that they're setting up the futon right now, and I've actually never seen it before, but they're setting up these memory foam mattresses which you don't really ever see in a lot of Japanese hotels. I think it's made by the company Tempur. I think Wolfie is negotiating with them right now. He's just testing out the mattress. Anyways, it's pretty cool that they're setting up these really cool memory foam futons. Before Maiko and I go to dinner, we've got a first feed Wolfie. Luckily, the hotel offers a baby food in various stages, so we went for the last stage. This is also his first meal outside of our house. All things considered, that wasn't bad for his first time. At least it's good practice for future trips, but let's see how bath time goes. Also, another first. You're missing how cute your son is. The room comes with a baby bath care package, so we didn't need to bring everything from home. Before I continue on, I want to give a quick shout out to our sponsor for this video - Squarespace. If you don't already know, Squarespace is the number one way to build your online presence. In fact, I use it for my site Tokyo Zebra. Here are just some of the reasons why I love Squarespace so much. Whether you're starting your passion project or building a business, Squarespace has all the tools to get it done, while also looking ultra sleek and professional at the same time. They support numerous portfolios and gallery designs, which you can customize and even password protect, so the right people see your work. 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Our host is also our chef tonight, grilling all the food on real lava stones from mount Fuji, right in front of us. What an incredible dining experience! I hope Wolfy is doing all right. We had to get a babysitter for this portion of the video, so that Maiko and I could eat and enjoy. But since we are in Tokyo, we were able to get a babysitter. She's watching him right now, he should be sleeping and then, you know, we'll be back in a couple hours. It's just like a very different environment for him. Yeah, I'm kind of guessing that he's not going to be sleeping when we get there. But, I mean, all in all, it's been good so far, really beautiful here. Yeah, I love this place! Like it just fills the entire area with smoke, and fog, and mist, and you're just kind of engulfed in all of this and you really feel like you are just like in a different world. It was a little bit too much for Wolfy at one point I think. It just got too foggy for him. - Paolo: Here is the beef fillet. - Maiko: So good. It's a good texture, I like the fact that they have four different sauces for you guys. - Paolo: They have pink lemon that's... - Maiko: I actually like that one. They have miso, they have wasabi, they have like a regular steak sauce. Kuroge wagyū [Japanese black beef] has just arrived. And look at that. That's really tender. You can taste how the meat was marbled and every bite that has kind of this fat little pockets. All the juices explode, but it's not like oh it's so much fat, because you can also taste all the meat in there as well. I'm quite satisfied with this. Alright, so I think we're gonna have to finish this off quicker than normal, because we want to see Wolfie and make sure he's doing okay. It's gonna close it right here and he'll see us next in the room. All right, we have just finished dinner. We just got through here and the mist is going, we are literally in the clouds. - Maiko: I cannot see. - Paolo: Yeah. Oh, I can see now. [whispering] Okay, so we just got backand Wolfie is sleeping. Looks like he slept this entire time. The babysitter just left. I actually want to go show you the onsen, so let's do that right now. So we're walking through, this just right here. All right, just behind me you have the communal onsen, and then just to the right you have the private stalls where you take a shower just before you go into the onsen. And then here, to my left, you have the sauna. And just next to the onsen, they even have a swimming pool and a jet bath. I can't wait until Wolfie is old enough to be able to go in the pool with me. It's gonna be so awesome, but for now I'm gonna go back upstairs. [whispering] So I just got back, let's see how they're doing. [whispering] So looking into the room, it looks like they changed positions. So maybe Wolfie woke up while I was gone, but it looks like they're back to sleep again. So I think we're okay for right now. One of the nice things is that we do have like a separate room, so I can continue to work in here and do stuff, but anyway it is kind of getting late, so I think I'm just gonna go hit the hay and then I'll catch y'all in the morning. Oh, he's up. Again... and again... Good morning everyone, it is 5:30 in the morning and this guy, I think, he wants to play. Wolfie, he slept like... it's all right. He woke up twice last night, at least that I know of. Maiko took care of him. It's a good pose, dude, I like your pose right now. The view is just amazing from this room. Are you trying to serve? Where's Wolfie? Oh, there he is. So breakfast has just arrived. Behind us, set it all up, we've got the American breakfast and the Japanese breakfast and then his breakfast is coming soon. Unfortunately, since Maiko had kind of a long night, she's still sleeping. Wolfie and I have been playing. I don't know if I'll be able to eat the breakfast until Maiko's ready to go, so we'll try to feed him right now, and then maybe Maiko and I will have a breakfast later. Just you and me, okay? So we have this food here. Oh yeah, good job. Okay? [whispering] All right, so it's about 8:15 right now. I've just got Wolfie to sleep, Maiko is still sleeping. Breakfast is still sitting there, probably already really really cold, but I guess that's how it goes when you have a baby at the hotel. Now a little bit of quiet time, maybe an hour, an hour and a half until he wakes up again, so let's just have breakfast. [whispering] How did you sleep? [whispering] I feel better now. I need a coffee. I wish I can wear makeup before I talk to you guys, but I guess it's nice I'll talk to you with no makeup. Don't get scared, it's still me, Maiko. I'm gonna take a shower, really quickly. We had a really rough night with Wolfie, Last night we woke up at 11.00, 1.40, 2.40, 4.00. He's up since then and he [Paolo] took over from 5.30. Let me just eat the scramble, it looks really good. Good morning, Wolfie. Oh you like the doll you got yesterday? You should give him a name. You got it from the hotel Chinzanso, so why don't you call him Mr.Chin? Hi, my name is Mr.Chin. How are you? Oh, no, you threw me. You're stealing Daddy's rice? Did you wake up, just now? In Japanese culture, you're supposed to take this, spoon it out and put it in the smaller dish and then eat it properly. Did you know that? All right, so we're gonna end the video here. It's just getting too long and there's just so much stuff that we recorded.