WEN Tokyo? Now.

Kevin Mendoza
5 min readOct 12, 2022
#wentokyo

22:10 on 10.10.22. It’s almost poetic, if a little geeky and esoteric, to be kicking this off today. 10.10-binary code-and 22-known as the “soul number” and perceived as the most powerful and creative number of all, also called the “Master Builder” or the “Master Architect” number. It holds so much power that it can turn big dreams into reality if worked upon very sincerely.

And what a big dream it is indeed that is manifesting into reality and being built in the metaverse, soon to be experienced at WEN Tokyo; a unique location offering immersive experiences in the future, now.

The WAGMI Experience Network (WEN) encompasses all things future-focused and pop culture-inspired for the progressive betterment of our human experience.

It’s #WAGMI ( We’re All Gonna Make It — a crypto meme that captures the positive and collaborative nature of the crypto community) + another meme-inspired crypto-culture movement in WEN TOKYO? (misspelled crypto-speak for “When Tokyo?”, alluding to the demand for people to return to Tokyo, arguably the global birthplace of hi-tech and crypto). A meme within a meme (hello Inception!) turned into a real-world and virtual-world experience.

WEN Tokyo is the first real gallery, museum, collaboration hub, and hotel—with a metaverse counterpart—all wrapped up in an exclusive NFT membership club for the world’s leading creative innovators and change-makers who believe in bridging the future of the metaverse to real-life experiences today.

Unlike other hyped-up-web3-metaverse-unicorn-crypto-jargon projects out there, we have a real-world, functioning hotel business that we are converting to a digital wonderland and collaborative innovation hub for people who are focused on the best-in-class and most useful applications of web3 technology and beyond.

We have a unique building located in Tokyo with easy access to the main train line and picturesque riverside views. Spanning several floors, it can house a members-only club lounge, cutting-edge work hubs, experiential digital galleries, modular event spaces, relaxing accommodations, and more.

We are carefully curating like-minded people with aligned values to explore the collective imagination of what can be possible on this new frontier, where the surreal meets the real world through technology. Our aim is to create memorable experiences with lasting impact across both the physical and digital realms.

Our venue’s lower floors will be open to the public, introducing them to web3 and metaverse technology with frictionless ease, while our upper floors will be accessible by NFT membership only, allowing access to private studios and members-only benefits tailored to creators, builders, collectors, and investors, as they steward the future in the present.

We believe in the human capacity to create the extraordinary. Through meaningful conversations, energetic cooperation, and harmonious collaboration, we can cultivate the most conducive environments for learning from, building upon, and enjoying the benefits of the web3 technological ecosystem.

Imagine acquiring a new digital collectible, where that product also serves as your access pass to a global community, one with advanced living, working, and travel experiences, with engaging content experiences and collaboration focused around the future of the metaverse…

We have an iconic building situated between a major train line and a picturesque river that is highly visible to 5 million daily commuters, providing a uniquely opportune chance to introduce millions of customers to NFTs and blockchain technology.

WEN Tokyo perfectly blends the past, present, and future of technology, entertainment, and education in a destination that offers guests a one-of-a-kind hospitality experience, complete with state-of-the-art amenities for crypto connoisseurs, gaming fans, and immersive content creators. By infusing intelligent synthetic reality into every aspect of the hotel, immersive hospitality and gaming experiences can be curated for guests in the real and virtual worlds.

Guests can enjoy the latest in interactive art and video games, experience cutting-edge entertainment, create digital and physical art and their own NFTs within the hotel, attend educational events and fireside chats, acquire exclusive merchandise, and access the most unique experiences spanning the gamut of Tokyo’s crème de la crème and vibrant underground scenes.

A specially themed and fully equipped members club with collaborative spaces and creative studios will be available for NFT holders, as well as themed restaurants and holistic wellness services to balance the digital environment.

An extended concierge service providing translation, insider tips, and complete professional services will also be available.

Access to WEN Tokyo and future locations will only be obtainable via unique NFT membership passes and collections. NFT holders will effectively be stakeholders in a metaverse experience starting in Tokyo and spanning the globe and the metaverse; receiving access to exclusive digital and physical art and experiences, as well as opportunities to participate in the future of WEN and the expanding Metaplanet ecosystem.

It’s already begun — we’ve just been busy preparing the pathways for others to join. There’s still time to get involved via brand partnerships and collaborations, but the initial opportunity is closing. If you want to get involved in manifesting this dream with us, get in touch at kevin@metaplanet.jp

Website: https://wentokyo.jp
Twitter: https://twitter.com/wen.tokyo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wentokyo_official/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WENTokyoJP
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wen-tokyo

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* Between 2016–2019, I embarked on manifesting a seemingly impossible dream; to build the first global network of crypto-based eco-resorts and hotels as safe spaces for visionaries and change makers to incubate the blueprints for a new reality. Creative builders + balanced wellness + tech resources + blockchain = a good idea at the time.

The resort began taking shape (Jaiyen), the community started growing, and the business began to walk… then COVID paid a visit… and we ground to a crawl, save for the blessings of banana trees, high-speed internet, and crypto.

During the lockdown, we were graciously assisted by many kind and generous people, and one of those amazing humans happened to make the connection to Tokyo-one of the locations I had envisioned would be part of the network years before, now being brought to the forefront of reality.

Fast-forward a few months of whirlwind calls and logistic juggling, and here we are, Tokyo-tethered and ready to embark on the next evolution of what a balanced live-work-play future could look like. Preparation is meeting opportunity, just like catching a perfect wave, and I’m so excited to ride this next chapter propped up on the shoulders of giants.

Originally published at https://medium.com on October 12, 2022.

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