AMBASSADORS
WIRED HOTEL’s diverse group of
Tokyo-based AMBASSADORS from
all different fields of work, ages, interests,
and nationalities are here to act as
your personal “concierge.”
Our local and unique community
can introduce you to
Tokyo’s 1MILE (Local) and
100MILE (Outskirts of Tokyo) travel
destinations
and experiences to
enjoy with your friends and family.
1MILE, 100MILE

1MILE = a local haunt within walking distance of your house,
100MILE = a place just out of the city, good for a day-trip.
Through our 1MILE × 100MILE event series,
our Ambassadors have given us
their recommendations for their two favorite spots.
From Asakusa locals born and
raised the neighborhood to long term expats
who bring their own unique perspective to the city,
our Ambassadors will certainly
have something to meet your tastes.

Andrew Edsall
Birthplace
USA
Job
1mile
Pizza Slice @Shibuya/Omotesando
100mile
Ishikawa Brewery @ Haijima
1mile
Pizza Slice @Shibuya/Omotesando
When a guy from New York says the pizza is good, then you know it is! Pizza Slice is one of the only resturants in Tokyo that offers real New York style pizza, which we promise you will be craving after a few days of Ramen. Located in the heart of Tokyo, not only is Pizza Slice easily accesible, there are also no corn or weird strings of unknown vegetables, just good old pepperoni and sausage slices. The best part of this shop is that the slices come in American size boxes so you can share it easily at a home party or with some friends at a picnic!
100mile
Ishikawa Brewery @ Haijima
While most of us would take the hour long train ride to Haijima from Shibuya, Andrew likes to bike the Tama river to this longstanding Japanese sake factory, Ishikawa Brewery. Known for their famous Tamajiman sake, this Brewery has been in business since the late 1800's and continues to produce sake using the local tama river water and paying homage to the nature filled Tama area. Not only can you learn about the history of the brewery itself, you can also sit down for a nice meal after your tour at the restuarant on site!
Eguchi Ikkei and Igarashi Keisuke
Birthplace
Japan
Job
1mile
Nakamura Tea Life Store @ Kuramae
100mile
Southern Beach Cafe @ Oiso
1mile
Nakamura Tea Life Store @ Kuramae
This tea-specialty store actually fits into both the 1-mile and 100-mile categories! Located within walking distance from the hotel in the Kuramae, this tea store specializes in organic tea directly sourced from a small farm in Shizuoka. With a variety of tea-pots and teas, ranging from powdered matcha tea to fresh leaf barley tea, the owner will let you try any of the teas you would like. Make sure to check out the virtual reality glasses where you can look at the farm where the tea is grown in Shizuoka!
100mile
Southern Beach Cafe @ Oiso
Eat breakfast while looking out at the sunrise over the ocean in the Shonan area of Kanagawa! This cafe offers spectacular views of the ocean and offers easy access to the beaches. Chari-ya offers a tour from Asakusa to Shonan in which you start with breakfast here and continue on the ride beside the sea and the famous Eno-den train that is famous for running periously close to the homes nearby.
Tac Aquino
Birthplace
Phillipines
Job
1mile
Syuuichi Curry Tsukemen @ Nishiazabu
100mile
Suntory Musashino Beer Factory @ Musashino
1mile
Syuuichi Curry Tsukemen @ Nishiazabu
Take two of Japan's most famous dishes and bring them together and you have Syuiichi Curry Tsukemen! One of the rare cheap eats located in Ebisu, this place doesn't sacrifice quality but rather provides a delicious meal for less than 1000 yen! According to Tac, this dish is best when eaten with Imo Shochu (Sweet Potato Liquor)!
100mile
Suntory Musashino Beer Factory @ Musashino
There are plenty of places where you can drink good beer in Tokyo, but there are not alot of places in which you can experience the beer from start to finish! In Suntory's Musashino Beer Factory, you can learn about beer production from harvest to bottling and try various types of Beers made fresh at the factory for free! End your tour with beer flavored souvenirs and candies to take back to your family.
Darryl Baker
Birthplace
USA
Job
Golf Instructor, Consultant, Musician
1mile
Spicarbo @ Komae-shi
100mile
Natural Action Outdoor Tours @ Fujinomiya
1mile
Spicarbo @ Komae-shi
Spicarbo is a small open-air standing bar located in Darryl's local stomping grounds, Komae city located in the western part of Tokyo. While craft beer has become quite the trend lately, this small shop boasts 8 different beers available on tap every couple of days. Not to mention the array of appetizers available to eat with a cold beer. Run by two brothers who live in the area, Spicarbo is a great spot to spend a night during any season.
100mile
Natural Action Outdoor Tours @ Fujinomiya
For those looking for a bit more excersize and adventure, Darryl suggests the outdoor sports tour company Natural Action Outdoor Tours in Fujinomiya. About 87 miles (139 km) away from Tokyo, this place has it all. Rafting, Mountain Bike, SAP, and even Snowboarding and Skiing Tours in the winter. Whether in a small group or by yourself, this place offers options for everyone. You can enjoy cooking barbeque with your friends and the owners. Gear is also available for purchase and rental!
Vivienne Sato
Birthplace
Japan
Job
1mile
Bansho @ Asakusa
100mile
Hoshi Onsen @ Gunma
1mile
Bansho @ Asakusa
Vivienne's 1 mile recommendation was hard for her to choose but ultimately, she couldn't help by recommend Bansho. This small hidden gem in Asakusa is run by a lady in her 80's who's hobby is wearing kimono's. From the outside, you can't tell what kind of restuarant, but once inside, you find yourself teleported back to 80's Showa Japan with small dishes and a nice selection of Shochu. Most of the Customers are older, but it is a quaint little bar that makes you feel at home. It's definitely a place that is local, cozy, and the real Japanese Izakaya vibe.
100mile
Hoshi Onsen @ Gunma
Hoshi Onsen is a lesser known Onsen in Gunma, but its highlight is the large wooden mixed bath which is very rare to find in Japan nowadays. While there are times for female only bathing and seperate outdoor female and male baths, the gorgeous cathedral esque space is definitely worth the trip to go see. Good for a day trip out of Tokyo or for a short weekend stay, this place also has Ryokan rooms and a restuarant included in the premises. The website warns however, to bring cash with you as there are very few ATMs in this quaint rural area.
Atsushi Takamizawa
Birthplace
Japan
Job
1mile
Tateishi @ Katsushika-ku
100mile
Yasuokamura @ Nagano
1mile
Tateishi @ Katsushika-ku
Tateishi is famous in Tokyo as a showa-style izakaya hub! Atsushi recommends the restaurant called “Torifusa” which sells mouthwatering grilled chicken which falls right off the bone! But with tons of restaurants to choose from, from yakitori restaurants to ramen shops and “senbero” shops where you can get sloppy drunk off of 1000 yen, Tateishi has something for everyone.
100mile
Yasuokamura @ Nagano
A fan of nature, Atsushi recommend the scenic town of Yasuokamura located in Nagano prefecture. About 4.5 hours away from Shinjuku by bus and 3.5 hours from car, Yasuokamura is located in the mountains and is famous for its camping, river trecking and the chance to eat different types of wild game meet, such as deer ham. Perfect for those looking for a bit of adventure.
Autumn Smith
Birthplace
USA
Job
1mile
Crazy Café 「」@ Asakusa
100mile
Mexicali @ Hino
1mile
Crazy Café 「」@ Asakusa
Thanks to her interest in Coffee, Autumn has managed to find some of the best coffee shops in Tokyo in her short time here. Crazy Café 「」 stands out from other cafes in the area because of its proximity to WIRED HOTEL, as well as its aim to become a “café you can define yourself.” With delicious award winning milk used in its lattes and its stylish interior, this café is well worth the walk to get there.
100mile
Mexicali @ Hino
While most people coming to Japan want to try traditional Japanese food, some of us start to long for the flavors back home. Mexicali, located in Hino, not only offers authentic Mexican food, but they also boast a huge selection of tequila and an ever growing community of locals and expats. Open most days of the week, you can enjoy a cold glass of beer or a shot of tequila and tacos after a climb on Takao or a visit to nearby Tachikawa!
Austin Auger
Birthplace
USA
Job
1mile
Honey Baked Ham @ Kamiyacho
100mile
Takanaya @ Yokohama
1mile
Honey Baked Ham @ Kamiyacho
While Japan has managed to bring KFC, McDonalds, and other chains to its shores, finding good quality American Ham is hard to come by. Located in Kamiyacho in Minato-ku, Honey Baked Ham provides the same quality ham as American ham for your holiday and party needs.
100mile
Takanaya @ Yokohama
Austin makes it a point to eat at Tanakaya, originally one of the 53 towns on the Tokaido road connecting Edo to Kyoto, at least once a week. Over the restaurant’s 150-year history many influential people have dined in its halls, and the restaurant continues to provide customers with the same high-quality Japanese food. If you want to experience the traditional hospitality and flavor or Japan after a day wandering around Yokohama, feel free to stop by Tanakaya!
Rieko Arai
Birthplace
Japan
Job
1mile
Saryoichimatsu @ Asakusa
100mile
Eric's Kitchen @ Nagano
1mile
Saryoichimatsu @ Asakusa
For her 1mile recommendation, Rieko introduces Saryo-ichimatsu, a traditional Japanese style tea house that specializes in fugu (Blowfish) and other seafood dishes. The first restaurant to have a female chef licensed in fugu preparation, this restaurant offers a seasonal fugu course and in colder weather, fugu nabe. Founded in 1952, this restaurant has a long history in the Asakusa area and its beautiful garden and tatami rooms are perfect for any season.
100mile
Eric's Kitchen @ Nagano
This family run restaurant located in Nagano prefecture takes the best of American and Japanese culture and puts them in thriving local community. Eric built this shop with his friends in the small community of Suwa in Nagano famous for Lake Suwa and its famous Shinto festival Onbashira, which happens every six years.
Ron Celestine
Birthplace
USA
Job
1mile
Bubbles @ Shibuya
100mile
Mazda Sky Lounge @Hakone
1mile
Bubbles @ Shibuya
After winding through the streets of Shibuya, you find yourself at this little known Izakaya, Bubbles, which boasts a wide selection of foreign and Japanese cheeses. From Hokkaido to Nagano, this Izakaya offers plenty of cheeses to try along with its collection of wine, sake, and beer. On Thursday, you can find Ron behind the counter schooling his customers on cheese and cars!
100mile
Mazda Sky Lounge @Hakone
A common day trip from Tokyo, Hakone offers breathtaking views, onsen, and great food. For the Car Enthusiast, however, Hakone offers a great driving location, the Mazda turnpike, known for its beautiful scenery and views of Mt. Fuji. After driving across the 13km turnpike, relax in the Mazda Sky Lounge while taking in the sunset over Mt. Fuji and enjoying seasonal dishes.