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  • This is my secret hotel in the clouds in Tokyo

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Alright, let's get back to this.

  • All right, dinner time!

  • Tonight we're whisked away by our escort through this enchanted garden

  • to enjoy an authentic Japanese stone grill Kaiseki course at Mokushundo.

  • Just before sunset, it's a calming walk to the restaurant.

  • You get a sense in the air that there's a transformation

  • developing originally a lived-in traditional Japanese house.

  • The interior has been transformed into a private dining space.

  • Just entering alone I feel like we've been invited

  • to someone's home from 200 years ago.

  • 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.