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Kimi Ryokan

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2-36-8 Ikebukuro, Toshima 171-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Conveniently located, 5 minutes away from the Ikebukuro JR station (accessible with some of the Narita Express trains), in an area full of restaurants. Rooms are small but clean (little space to walk around the tatami + futons once you've open your luggage) Bathrooms are shared and very much clean.The staff speak good English and they are very responsive to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great budget Ryokan in Tokyo. Location is good. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The common room is nice, with a great hot tea machine, fridge and supplies. They supply the basics for a nice stay in Tokyo. Rooms were small but fine for the two of us. Our room did have a funny smell, so that's why 4... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good budget option for staying in Tokyo. It has small but comfy Japanese style rooms with tatami mats. The showers and sinks are shared but clean and nice. There is also a small cypress-style bath. It has a roof terrace and convenient vending machines as well as a small lounge area with free grean tea and water... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Goup or 3 friends. We spent 18 days travelling in Japan, and this was one of the better places. They allowed us to keep our one extra big bag there while we toured on trains. This alone was a super plus factor. I did email them about it before we got there. A very good place for families and small... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It can be tough to find good budget accommodation in Tokyo but this place is great. The rooms are small but perfectly formed with shared bathroom amenities, as you generally find in ryokans but always clean and I never had to wait to use them. It's in a great central location and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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貴美旅館, マネージャー at Kimi Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your stay in Kimi Ryokan with us, and hope you enjoyed your stay and your trip in Tokyo. Thank you so much for your beautiful comments! We would definately keep on trying to improve our service and also to keep the price reasonable. Please let us know if any inconvenince have bothered your... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A beautiful ryokan with all the traditional decor, I mention this as we stayed at another ryokan that was more modern. There is a communal sitting room and the baths. It was perfect for our visit, a very reasonable price and it gave us a better taste of the culture. Fantastically located with great access to the JR and the... More 

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Dear guest, Thank you so much for your stay in Kimi Ryokan with us, and hope you enjoyed your stay and your trip in Tokyo. Thank you so much for your beautiful comments! We would definately keep on trying to improve our service and also to keep the price reasonable. Please let us know if any inconvenince have bothered your... More 

West Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It is super nice! Even though it is cheap, it offers all the great facilities that you can expect from a traditional Japanese guesthouse. It is inside Tokyo, so don't expect the grand scale as in Hokkaido, remember it is inside a metropolitan area, and the peacefulness you can enjoy is invaluable! Tatami and Japanese hot tub!!! You definitely need... More 

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貴美旅館, マネージャー at Kimi Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your stay in Kimi Ryokan with us, and hope you enjoyed your stay and your trip in Tokyo. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the stay with us !!!!! We would definately keep on trying to improve our service and also to keep the price reasonable. Please let us know if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is my second stay in Kimi Ryokan.(stayed a few years ago and the quality is the same) I returned for four days because it is the best budget accommodation I have found in Tokyo. It is located in Ikebukero, so it is super convenient to get just about anywhere. There are numerous signs to help you find the ryokan.... More 

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貴美旅館, マネージャー at Kimi Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your stay in Kimi Ryokan with us, and hope you enjoyed your stay and your trip in Tokyo. We would definately keep on trying to improve our service and also to keep the price reasonable. Please let us know if any inconvenince have bothered your comfortable stay, we are always ready to work... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Appreciate the clean room albeit a bit small even for 1 person but then again this is Tokyo. Open air rooftop very nice touch! Very helpful with pre-arrival enquiries (thank you very much). I have to agree the mat flooring emits strong rattan smell, may require some getting used to. Shared facilities not congested even though inn was full and... More 

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貴美旅館, マネージャー at Kimi Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your stay in Kimi Ryokan with us, and hope you enjoyed your stay and your trip in Tokyo. I understand foreigners could feel the tatami is too thin. As we are trying to maintain our traditional Japanese style, the special smell of tatami is also an inevitable part of it. Please kindly understand... More 

Bacoor, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Me and a friend stayed here for 4 days. The room was clean but a bit tight for two. Somehow, we managed. There was a space where you could park your luggage, so that was a plus. Though the shower rooms and toilet were shared per floor, I was always able to use it in the time I want. They... More 

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貴美旅館, マネージャー at Kimi Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your stay in Kimi Ryokan with us, and hope you enjoyed your stay and your trip in Tokyo. We would definately keep on trying to improve our service and also to keep the price reasonable. Please let us know if any inconvenince have bothered your comfortable stay, we are always ready to work... More 

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Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium, planetarium, theme park as well as an observation platform. The popular name for the western side of this area is "Otome Road" (Maiden Road) and there are many shops selling products related to anime with a female theme. It has rapidly become the worldwide headquarters for ‘otaku’ or geek culture.
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