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Mikawaya Honten

  |   1-30-12 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture (Ueno, Asakusa)
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Ranked #42 of 104 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The location near Asakusa is great but the rooms are pretty cramped, and for the money, I felt the value was just OK. One word of advice: there is a smoking room on the 4th floor (maybe on other floors too, not sure). We had the room right next to it and even though we had a Non-smoking room, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Recently stayed for 3 nights. I was expecting a much more smaller room given the room size shown on Agoda but maybe because the room has minimal and compact furniture it seemed much more spacious. It is very clean and has big bottles of toiletries rather than those tiny packages. Staff is very friendly, speak English. I had a problem... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Ryokan Asakusa Mikayawa is a good place to be your first traditional Japanese accommodation, the location is strategically located near the perennially tourists-packed Nakamise-dori & Senso-Ji! It's very easy to reach here from subway station, which is just 5 minute walk away, countless restaurants and souvenir shops in proximity, don't forget to try the famous tempura restaurant nearby. Also...with subway... More 

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28 hotel reviews
323 helpful votes 323 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The guest house is located right in the atmospheric temple and shopping district of Asakusa. It's easy to find and about 200m from the train station. Shopping and cultural attractions start right away when you leave the comfortable inn. There tourist centre (with computers and Internet for free) is very close, too. Rooms are Japanese or Western style, have baths... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

It has been some time anyone posted on this hotel and it may give the wrong impression it is a lesser among the other two Ryokans beside. This is a fine place with good wifi access, even at the fourth floor. I was fortunate to stay in a japanese styled room and western styled room one night each. I prefer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

It isn't that easy to find the ryokan when you've never been to Japan before. Print out a map, it will save your life! The hotel lies about 5 minutes from Ginza and Asakusa Line Station "Asakusa" in a little street near to the famous Nakamise. The owner is heartwarming friendly and treated me like I'm the only guest. Internet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

We travelled to Japan for first time, and we stayed in the typical japanese room (6-tatami size). Still quite small, even the bathroom, it was clean and placed in a very strategic place in Asakusa. We have not tried the typical breakfast in Mikawaya Honten. The host family were very kind, and provided to us very useful information about how... More 

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012 via mobile

The location of this Ryokan is really great. Easy access to Asakusa Subway station and near to some major tourist attractions such as Sensō-ji temple and Ueno park. Hotel has a very good internet connection (free) at the lobby. Always also green tea served for the guests.  Only drawback was that the room was a bit wornout already (yet very... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

Stayed in this ryokan for one night due to over booking from the Ryokan next door. Was a little hesitant due to the older outlook of the Ryokan. I was given an ensuite room on the top floor close to the balcony. As in JP, all rooms are small again. And having an ensuite room, makes it just seemed more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

I stayed in the ryokan for 8 nights in October 2010. The room is, as expected from a ryokan, very small, with a small bathroom. There is a futon, small table, a TV. My room was on a 4th floor, with a window towards a quiet street. I didn't have any problems with noise. The hotel itself is really more... More 

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Address: 1-30-12 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
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Number of rooms: 20
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Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.