BnA_WALL - Stay in a Giant Japanese ArtBnA_WALL  

BnA HOTEL, which operates unique hotels where you can stay inside artworks, opened BnA_WALL in the Nihonbashi, the business district of Tokyo, in 2021.

In Japan, art and daily life are separate, so BnA's concept of bringing them together created a hotel plastered with murals. Thus, the WALL was born. The hotel acts as a hub for engaging with art and supporting artists.

The WALL is BnA's fourth art hotel, following Koenji, Akihabara in Tokyo - which we have featured in an article, and Kawaramachi in Kyoto.

Type: Art
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
BnA_WALL Hotel Building
Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

BnA_WALL is not just a hotel; it's a complete creative facility. You can see a large mural on the wall as soon as you enter the hotel. The hub also includes artist studios, residences, and a lounge, adding a new and exciting atmosphere to Nihonbashi.



BnA_WALL Hotel Facade
Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

Artists were involved from the very beginning of the hotel's construction, working with architects to consider the shape and materials of the rooms and the type of experience they wanted guests to have.


The interior design, furniture, and lighting of the rooms are also part of the artwork, and guests complete the art by staying there.



BnA_WALL Hotel Entrance
Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

BnA HOTEL has a unique feature where a portion of the accommodation fee is returned to the artist. By staying at the hotel, you can support the artist. This accommodation fee return system is a new initiative, the first of its kind in the world, and it is hoped that it will help make art more sustainable.



BnA_WALL Bar
Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

The bar on the first floor is run by SHIBUYA OIRAN, a center of music culture in Shibuya. It provides a hub for the international culture scene, focused on art and music enthusiasts.



BnA_WALL - Lounge
BnA_WALL Lounge - Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

The lounge also has a cafe and bar and is open to non-guests.



BnA_WALL - Lounge Bar & Mural
Photo by Takeshi Sasaki

The giant mural "WALL" that takes up two floors in the lounge gets repainted monthly by talented young artists, and as a guest, you can experience the art-making process during your stay.



BnA_WALL - Artwork in Process
Photo by Takeshi Sasaki

BnA HOTEL is a platform to connect people traveling in search of encounters with local artists.



BnA_WALL - Factory
BnA_WALL Factory, Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

The factory in the hotel's basement serves as a studio for artists, providing a space to witness art creation. It also hosts regular events and workshops.



"A Room with a Column" by Haruna Kawai
"A Room with a Column" by Haruna Kawai - Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

BnA WALL features 26 rooms designed as "art pieces you can stay in," created in collaboration with 23 artists and art directors.



"An Urban Nest" by Kanto Iwamura
"An Urban Nest" by Kanto Iwamura - Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

The hotel offers guidebooks and audio guides to help guests fully experience the art rooms.



DAM room by Mariko Mukumoto
DAM room by Mariko Mukumoto - Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

These guides provide detailed explanations of the design concept through textual and visual aids.



SUSHI WARS by Mako Watanabe
SUSHI WARS by Mako Watanabe - Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

"SUSHI WARS" is a vibrant and playful space decorated with colorful artwork that combines sushi, space, and holographic wallpaper.



Daytime's Daydream by EVERYDAY HOLIDAY SQUAD
Daytime's Daydream by EVERYDAY HOLIDAY SQUAD - Photo by Kengaku

Float by YOSHIROTTEN
Float by YOSHIROTTEN - Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

HARDCORE by magma
HARDCORE by magma - Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

"HARDCORE GAME ROOM" features walls decorated with Othello boards, a basketball hoop suspended above the bed, tissues, and light switches emerging from giant nostrils, creating an atmosphere of playfulness.



Framed Function by Daisuke Motogi
Framed Function by Daisuke Motogi - Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

BnA HOTEL is not just a place where artworks are displayed in the rooms; you can stay inside the artwork itself.



HYO-BO by Yuji Kamiyama
HYO-BO by Yuji Kamiyama - Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

NEWTOPIA TOKYO by Ocho Nigamushi Tsuyoshi
NEWTOPIA TOKYO by Ocho Nigamushi Tsuyoshi - Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

NEWTOPIA TOKYO bathroom by Ocho Nigamushi Tsuyoshi

PLAY WALL ROOM by BIEN
PLAY WALL ROOM by BIEN - Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

The Room With A Pink Carpet by Colliu
The Room With A Pink Carpet by Colliu - Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

The World After Five Minutes - Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

In the "The World After Five Minutes" room, a mirror image of another world is reflected in a large photograph, allowing visitors to experience the extraordinary alongside the ordinary.



Visible Ambiance by Konel
Visible Ambiance by Konel - Photo by Tomooki Kengaku

"VISIBLE AMBIENCE" — The visible world comprises the invisible world. A painting resembling a laboratory is attached to the ceiling.


A special microscope runs vertically and horizontally across the surface of the painting, projecting the artwork onto a monitor. This allows the painting to be viewed through a microscopic lens, revealing details that are otherwise invisible to the naked eye.



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