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Homeikan

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5-10-5 Hongo, Bunkyo 113-0033, Tokyo Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's really an experience to sleep in a ryokan. This one was really nice. Good service, everything perfectly clean and very quiet. Price is affordable, not as others. Location is 10 minutes walking from 2 metro stations. I had breakfast one morning and was good (¥1000) including rice, tea, egg with pork, miso soup, chicken and some orange. It has... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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28 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I've stayed in both the "main" Homeikan and the Morikawa annex. They are similar, but I found the staff at the "main" a lot friendlier and helpful. The rooms are old-fashioned. I've stayed here a number of times through the years, and things, like TVs, have been updated. I particularly like the rooms that have a little foyer, entry room,... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We stayed at the Homeikan for a week while my wife attended a conference at nearby Tokyo University. The facility was very reasonably priced, quiet, and we were not penalized when one in our party had to cancel. We particularly enjoyed using the family bath area which could be locked to ensure privacy. There were two subway stations within easy... More 

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Lennox Head, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

For the traditional Ryokan experience you cannot go past the Homeikan Daimachi Bekkan Ryokan (www.homeikan.com) Comfortable rooms, magnificent baths and a beautiful breakfast. I was fortunate to have a room with a balcony and a view outside. Such peace int he heart of the bustling city. A wonderful place to come home to after a busy day downtown. A 10... More 

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Paris, France
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I had stayed in the Daimachi building last year, and had loved it. Unfortunately, that building looked closed this year and we stayed in the Honkan wing, which was not as good. No garden, no balcony, no view from our room on the second floor, which thus felt small even though it was an 8-tatami room. Lights remained on all... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I stayed at Homeikan for two nights and it was a fantastic ryokan experience! The tatami mats were comfortable to sleep on, the rooms were nice and clean, the family bath was great, the house madam was super helpful with giving directions about Tokyo sites, it was quiet, the breakfast was great. It really felt like living in a somebody's... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It is my 3rd time staying at Homeikan. This is one of the oldest Ryokan in Tokyo remain no harm. It is also extremely expensive to keep such building operating as a hotel nowadays. Every time I feel appreciated by staying here. The people are lovely, the house madam can nearly remember every guest who stayed previously. Their breakfast is... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed there in May 2014 on a 3-day stint in the city w/ my two college-aged brothers. Found everything about Homeikan to be superb--from the beautiful garden at the entrance and the Japanese-style tatami rooms, to the attentiveness of the staff and the accessibility to the metro and Tokyo Dome. Excellent value for the price, especially if you are traveling... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The building itself is beautifully constructed in traditional Japanese style. Sliding paper doors and freshly woven tatami mats added to the charm of this already alluring hostel. The staff was incredibly nice - the rooms spacious and comfy. Definitely recommended.

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Minamisoma, Japan
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This Ryokan was fantastic! Very authentic and cozy. The tatami floors and wood smelled amazing, while the futons were comfortable. I mistakenly booked for 3 persons last minute, while having a group of 5, and they switched around accommodations to get us another room. The staff were extremely attentive, and the surrounding neighborhood was quaint, peaceful, and had great shops.... More 

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