A hotel to support cancer treatment, located on the grounds of National Cancer Center Hospital East
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kashiwa-no-ha Park Side
(145 rooms) to open July 1, 2022
Designed to improve convenience for hospital visitors and expand life science center
Reservations accepted beginning March 29, 2022
March 29, 2022
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Mitsui Fudosan Hotel Management Co., Ltd.
National Cancer Center Japan
Tokyo, Japan, March 29, 2022 - Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, Mitsui Fudosan Hotel Management Co., Ltd. and the National Cancer Center Japan announced today that on July 1, 2022 they will open Mitsui Garden Hotel Kashiwa-no-ha Park Side (Address: 6-5-2 Kashiwa-no-ha, Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture). Reservations will be accepted beginning March 29 (reservations can be made through the official site noted below under “Project overview”).
The hotel is located on the grounds of National Cancer Center Hospital East (“NCC Hospital East”), which has one of the leading cancer hospitals in Japan, in Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City, where urban development is being promoted through a three-way partnership between the public, private and academic sectors. By working to improve convenience for patients and their accompanying families, who may have found regular visits to the hospital difficult, the project aims to provide an environment in which more people can stay to receive treatment at NCC Hospital East.
At Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City, the Mitsui Fudosan Group is working to take advantage of an environment that includes the presence of medical and academic institutions such as NCC Hospital East, the University of Tokyo and Chiba University to form a life science center that brings together major players in the life sciences industry—most recently with the opening of MITSUI LINK-Lab KASHIWANOHA 1. The Company intends to further increase the concentration of industry players, and will also utilize the hotel as a facility for the creation of new medical treatment models. This will lead to research and development into new drugs and medical devices, thus contributing to the creation of leading-edge medical care from Kashiwa-no-ha.
< Features of Mitsui Garden Hotel Kashiwa-no-ha Park Side >
- Located on the grounds of National Cancer Center Hospital East. Offers convenience and comfort for mid- to long-term outpatients and their families visiting from distant locations.
- Offers treatment support in the form of a 24-hour support service in cooperation with the hospital and through sensing devices used to help patients manage their physical condition and dietary needs.
- Also available are a cafē and restaurant designed to meet patient needs, as well as guest rooms equipped with ostomate-compatible toilets, helping to ensure guests a reassuring, comfortable stay.
1. Located on the grounds of National Cancer Center Hospital East. Offers convenience and comfort for mid- to long-term outpatients and their families visiting from distant locations.
In an era when cancer is said to afflict one in two people in Japan, the number of cancer cases in Japan is expected to exceed one million by 2021*, a number which is still on the rise.
NCC Hospital East, one of the country’s leading research and treatment organizations, also receives nearly 300,000 cancer patients from Japan and abroad each year. Still, cancer treatment places a heavy mental and physical burden on patients, and there were cases where patients living in remote areas found it difficult to commute the distance to Kashiwa-no-ha despite hoping to be treated at NCC Hospital East. The opening of this hotel will make hospital visits and in-patient treatment more convenient, contributing to improved consultation rates.
*Excerpted from Cancer Information Service Morbidity Projections:
The opening of this hotel on the grounds of NCC Hospital East will enable the hospital to accommodate those who to date have been unable to receive treatment there.
- Scenario 1: Long-term outpatient radiation treatment. Hotel used by those undergoing treatment that lasts about a week
- Scenario 2: Hotel used by family members accompanying a patient undergoing treatment
- Scenario 3: Hotel used by patients traveling from outside Japan seeking cutting-edge cancer treatment and staying for an extended period
NCC Hospital East is also unique in that many of its patients come from overseas in search of advanced treatment. With the opening of the hotel, the Company intends to extend its partnerships with overseas medical tourism organizations, which introduce cancer patients overseas to appropriate hospitals, thereby further enhancing the intake of patients from abroad. The goal is to create a highly convenient hotel environment that can handle not only patients from China and other Asian countries, but from other foreign countries as well. In addition to providing guest rooms with kitchens for patients from abroad staying for extended periods, the Company will collaborate with medical tourism organizations to provide services that meet patient needs.
2. Offers treatment support in the form of a 24-hour support service in cooperation with the hospital and through sensing devices used to help patients manage their physical condition and dietary needs.
Designing an environment safe for cancer patients as well
With the consent of the patient, NCC Hospital East will share information on the patient’s treatment status and precautions for daily life with the hotel and others. This information will be used to allow the hotel to provide optimal services during the patient’s stay.
24-hour onsite care staff
Dedicated care (nursing) staff are stationed at the hotel 24 hours a day. Guest rooms are equipped with call buttons and in-house phones that connect to this care staff, allowing for a rapid response in the event a guest is not feeling well. In addition, depending on the time of day, the service also functions as a point of contact for other assistance.
Service using sensing devices to manage physical condition and diet
At the hotel, sensing and other devices will be loaned to patients, and with the consent of the patients themselves, services will be provided that use the vital data from these devices to manage patients’ physical condition. Further, the hotel will offer a dietary management service that will recommend meals suited to the individual patient’s condition.
Trouble-free hotel reservations in collaboration with the hospital
The Company plans to set up a dedicated hotel reservations booth in NCC Hospital East to make it easy for patients to reserve a room in conjunction with their next hospital appointment. This reduces the burden of making hotel reservations.
Care staff (image)
Sharing information on precautions (image)
Sensing device (image)
3. Also available are a cafē and restaurant designed to meet patient needs, as well as guest rooms equipped with ostomate-compatible toilets, helping to ensure guests a reassuring, comfortable stay.
(1) Common areas
1st floor cafē and restaurant
The restaurant will offer Western-style dishes that can be eaten with chopsticks, using local seasonal produce for a gentle, Japanese flavor. In addition to menus designed to meet the needs of patients, the restaurant will also respond to requests regarding portion sizes and detailed seasoning. It also plans to offer takeout menus aligned with the needs of cancer patients. Guests can dine in their rooms or, on sunny days, in Kashiwa-no-ha Park, which is located directly in front of the hotel.
2nd floor lounge
The hotel’s dedicated care staff is on duty 24 hours a day and can quickly respond to emergencies while also offering support for guests during their stay. In addition, events for cancer patients and seminars on palliative care, which were previously held at NCC Hospital East in cooperation with outside companies, are scheduled to be held in the hotel’s lounge.
1st floor convenience store (Seven-Eleven)
The convenience store will offer food and sundries, but also a selection of daily necessities guests may need during their stay.
2nd floor NCC Hospital East expanded outpatient area (planned)
Plans call for a portion of the hotel’s second floor to be used as an outpatient exam area for NCC Hospital East’s cancer patients.
(2) Guest rooms
Spacious rooms ranging from about 22 m2 to about 60 m2 are available, depending on guests’ symptoms and length of stay. All rooms are designed with safety in mind, with equipment including fall prevention bars and call buttons that connect to the hotel’s dedicated care staff. Rooms have been set up to allow guests to continue working while visiting the hospital for treatment. Some guest rooms are equipped to handle mid- to long-term stays, with kitchens and washing machines installed in some rooms, and others with ostomate-compatible toilets that include sinks and showers, and longer toilet seats with a wider opening in front. Further, services are available to support cancer patients during their stays, tailored to their individual conditions.
Guest room composition
|Guest room type||Number of rooms||Size (m2)||Bed width (mm)/
Number of beds
|Moderate double||60 rooms||22.8||1,400×1,960/1|
|Superior twin||68 rooms||30.0||1,220×1,960/2|
|Superior twin (with ostomate-compatible toilet)||4 rooms||30.0||1,220×1,960/2|
|Executive twin (with kitchen)||3 rooms||45.7||1,220×1,960/2|
|Suite (with kitchen and washing machine)||4 rooms||60.1||1,220×1,960/2|
|Deluxe twin (barrier-free design with ostomate-compatible toilet)||1 room||47.0||1,220×1,960/2|
|Deluxe twin (barrier-free design)||5 rooms||47.0||1,220×1,960/2|
Total number of rooms: 145 / Maximum capacity: 303 guests Check-in 3:00 p.m. Check out 11:00 a.m. (planned)
Note: All rooms are non-smoking (smoking not allowed on the grounds of clinical research core hospitals)
|Name||Mitsui Garden Hotel Kashiwa-no-ha Park Side|
|Location||6-5-2 Kashiwa-no-ha, Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture|
|Access||Five minutes by car from Kashiwa-no-ha Campus Station on the Tsukuba Express Line|
|Landowner||National Cancer Center Hospital East|
|Building owner||Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.|
|Management||Mitsui Fudosan Hotel Management Co., Ltd.|
|Site area||Hotel portion: Approx. 42,758 ft2 (3,972.43 m2)
*NCC Hospital East site: Approx. 128,241 ft2 (11,914.00 m2)
|Structural scale||Steel construction 7 aboveground floors|
|Number of guest rooms||145 rooms|
|Total floor area||Approx. 89,662 ft2 (8,329.89 m2)|
|Ancillary facilities||Cafē & restaurant (1st floor), convenience store (Seven-Eleven/1st floor), expanded NCC Hospital East outpatient area (planned/2nd floor), lounge (2nd floor)|
How to make reservations:
Reservations accepted through the official website beginning March 29, 2022 (Tuesday).
Official website: https://www.gardenhotels.co.jp/kashiwanoha-parkside/