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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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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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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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Hanoi
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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 

Maenclochog
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The owners were friendly and spoke good English. It felt authentic and a good price. The room was clean but basic. Although the bathrooms were shared, they were clean and we never had to wait to use them. The location was good and close to a shopping center. Only downfall was that there was a wait for the hairdryers! A... 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 sorry to hear that you have waited fo the hair dryer! We have more dryers prepared with us in our reception, please let us know next time! We would definately keep on... More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Kimi Ryokan is exactly what you want if you're looking for an authentic Japanese experience in Tokyo. We were very lucky as we arrived in Tokyo with nowhere to stay (TIP: make sure you don't do this, Tokyo can be a nightmare when it comes to last minute accommodation!), and found this little gem! Very friendly staff who are also... 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 that the smell of our vapourisers, we would try to change the smell. It was to let everyone feel good but maybe it did not work! T T We would definately keep... More 

Tijuana, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stayed at Kimi Ryokan for 6 days 5 nights, it was our last stop while in Japan as we have been traveling from Osaka all the way up to Chiba. It wasn't that hard to get to but depending on which exit you take from the subway or train, it will be a little confusing if you've never been... 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. First of all, we are so sorry you had a hard time with your back. As we are trying to offer a traditional japaness style ryokan on a cheep price for the area, we also... More 

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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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