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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Kimi has a real "backpackers" feel about it. Our room was clean with air-conditioning, but had an odd smell. We didn't have a great night's sleep here, the tatami mats were a bit thin and we could hear people coming and going, the walls aren't very sound proof. The shared bathrooms were clean and we didn't have to wait at... 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 sorry to hear that you have found the room a little noisy due to the thin wall. We have changed all of our doors to make some difference on the sound affair. Please... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I was recommended this place by a friend who frequents Tokyo. Definitely didn't disappoint! I loved the simple style and the staff were very friendly. Ikebukuro is a very convenient location for traveling around Tokyo. And if you're too tired, there is plenty to do in the area! I would stay here again.

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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 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Kimi Ryokan was the first hotel we booked for our trip around Japan and was by far the cheapest we had booked. Actually, after experiencing the wonderful trip abroad I have come to realise this was easily the best hotel. The hotel itself is not massive and does not have really any entertainment but makes for a relaxing place to... 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It was my first time visiting Japan and our first stop was Tokyo. I came with a group of 8 friends on our own tour and my friend Anne booked Kimi Ryokan in Toshima near Ikebukuro station in Tokyo. At first the hotel was situated in the middle of secondary street but the location even like that is very convenient... 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 remember you buying Yukata! 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... More 

Drysdale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I first stayed at this quaint and well located hotel in 2009 with my family. So when returning to Japan with friends this year I recommended it in favour of staying in generic western style accommodation. And six years later it was exactly as I'd remembered it with friendly helpful staff and clean and cosy rooms. They have nice touches... 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 

Hanoi
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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The ryokan is quite well located at Ikebukoro station. It is a short walk from the station and there is quite some restaurants around (area for ramen noodles). The staff was very nice and the room was clean (although a bit small). The shared bathrooms are very clean and there is laundry rooms as well. Enjoyed the stay.

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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 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It's our second stay there in less than 6 months time. The staff are helpful and friendly. We were unable to find a place to store our luggage while venturing out of Tokyo and they are kind enough to let us leave our luggage there. Thanks again! Within walking distance from Ikebukuro and all sorts of restaurants and shops. Love... 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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