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  |   1-25-33 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku 169-0075, Tokyo Prefecture (Shinjuku)
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Tama Ryokan
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Ranked #16 of 73 Hotels / Ryokan in Shinjuku
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is absolutely amazing, so close to subway and JR lines. Also very cheap and the rooms are clean, tidy and very cute old fashioned Japanese style. Bathroom and shower separate as per most Japanese style rooms so consider this if this would be an issue for you, but we didn't have any issues. Would recommend.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place is just 2 stops from Ikebukuro and Shinjuku. Cheap and very homely. The host was nice, and made sure that what the treatment I received was hotel-standard. Rubbish was cleared everyday. Room was good! Big and comfy! No complains. One bad thing was that I bought too much and had to carry a lot up the stairs and... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you want an affordable authentic Japanese experience in a nice part of Tokyo only 5 minutes walk from the JR Yamonote line then this is the place for you. I recently visited Tama Ryokan with my wife and daughter and stayed for 6 fantastic nights. At the end of every long day we would all look forward to coming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I came to Tamaryokan with 2 friends. At first we booked for only 2 night ( Sep 11- Sep 13) and then we will go to Saitama. Unfortunately , we missed the bus and had to look for a hotel to stay in the middle of tokyo during the weekend. I searched all ~300 hotels in Tokyo and couldn't find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stayed in Tama Ryokan with a group of three. Tama Ryokan is located in near the Takadanobaba station(5min. walk) and the Yamanote and Tozan lines offer excellent transportation options for scouting Tokyo area. Mr. Turner came to meet us late in the night in the Haneda airport and helped us get through the transportation network to Takadanobaba. The neighbourhood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed staying in a traditional Japanese inn as part of my travels in japan. This added to my overall holiday experience. This inn is only a 5min walk from JR line and metro, and two stops from Shinjuku. So easy to access. The rules have been described by previous reviewers, I felt this added to my experience and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Stayed 2 nights here. The main reason we picked Tama Ryokan was because other hotels were fully booked due to the Golden Week but we were not disappointed. Though Mr Turner had some confusion on our arrival date, we were glad that he and his wife promptly prepared a room for us. There were some rules given by Mrs Turner... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I just got back from Tokyo with friends and staying for 4 nights in Tama Ryokan. Tama ryokan located in the central of Tokyo, station Takadanobaba, its a student district. so every night you can see them hanging out in front of the station. We met Aiko, the owner,she always introduce all her rules in guesthouse, such as wheel of... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My friend and I had a very comfortable 3-night stay at Tama Ryokan. This place has a great location in Tokyo and can easily be accessed using JR trains or the subway. The owners, Mr. and Mrs. Turner were very pleasant and helpful. Knowing that we are first-timers in Tokyo, they would recommend good places to eat or visit. The... More 

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Milan, Italy
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I stayed at this ryokan for 8 nights, and I recommend it. The place was a traditional japanese house, in a nice area (not too noisy and next to a JR station and a Tokyo Metro station). It was incredibly clean and the hosts where really kind.

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Address: 1-25-33 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku 169-0075, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shinjuku > Shinjuku
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.