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Hotel Kaminarimon

1-18-2 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Taito
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I have been in many different hotels around Japan. This trip was centered in Tokyo and I wanted to re-visit my favorite spots at the city and get some shopping done. Thus, I wanted to stay at an easily accesible hotel. Hotel Kaminarimon's locations is just perfect. You can get there easily by Ginza line, Asakusa line and train lines,... More 

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Annemasse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I've been to Japan 15 times and stayed in 3 different ryokans in Tokyo. The Kaminarimon is indeed very well situated next to one of the most touristy places in the country. My single room, 207, was quite small, but had the tradional low table, tea set, and futon. There is one bathroom on the floor, as usual, for each... More 

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ホテル雷門, オーナー at Hotel Kaminarimon, responded to this review

We highly appreciate for your warm words and happy to know that you have enjoyed the typical Japanese style ryokan at our hotel. We locates one of the best positions in Tokyo and easy to access to lots of tourists spots and interesting places. All the staff do the best to make every guests relax and comfortable during their stay.... More 

Messingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Staying in Hotel Kaminarimon late March 2015 put the icing on the cake of a wonderful holiday. A long time can be spent analysing rooms and reception and tea making facilities etc etc of any hotel but to be made to feel "truly" welcome is rare in my experience. All the staff we met including reception (usually 3 or 4... More 

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ホテル雷門, オーナー at Hotel Kaminarimon, responded to this review

We deeply appreciate for your wonderful words to us. All our staffs try best to make every guests relax and comfortable more like staying at home.As you mentioned we locates one of the best positions in Tokyo and easy to access to lots of tourists spots or interesting places. Just next to our hotel,there exits the famous temple named "SENSOUJI"therefore... More 

Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This hotel is a wonderful place to stay. It is really close to trains, subway, temple, shopping, tourist information and loads of bars and restaurants. But it is the comfort and hospitality that make this the place to stay. The staff are so helpful and friendly. Nothing is too hard or too much trouble. When we couldn't do our laundry... More 

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ホテル雷門, 支配人 at Hotel Kaminarimon, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate for your wonderful words to our hotel. We locates at one of the best positions in Tokyo and easy to access to several tourists spots or other interesting places. There are many shops and restaurants near the hotel ,so it is very convenient to stay. Asakusa is a very traditional town in Tokyo and the very famous... More 

Orangg1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was surprised just how close the hotel was from Asakusa subway (about 1 minute walk!). I arriving from Tokyo station, it's a train ride to Ueno, followedy by 3 stops on the subway. The hotel is nicely decorated and has a nice vibe and helpful staff. We stayed here for our last night in Tokyo and it was really... More 

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ホテル雷門, マネージャー at Hotel Kaminarimon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate your kind words. We do our best to change the decorations often so that every visit would be a new experience for the guests. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused you regarding our curfew and shower hours. Please understand that we have these policies... More 

Quezon City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The hotel is located right at the Asakusa Temple door. The Metro is a few steps away and lots of restaurants and groceries nearby. Asakusa is a bit way east in Tokyo but if you want to be near Ginza, Tokyo Station, Ueno and Akihabara, this is a good hotel in that vicinity.

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ホテル雷門, マネージャー at Hotel Kaminarimon, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We very much appreciate your time in sharing your thoughts about our hotel. We will continue to do our best to give the best experience for our guests. Please consider staying with us again upon your next visit to Tokyo. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Had a fantastic stay at this place. The staff are lovely - very helpful, courteous and all had enough English that we managed just fine. The whole place is spotlessly clean - we've been traveling round Asia for 8 months and this is the cleanest place we've stayed. The wifi signal is good, there is also a laptop available for... More 

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ホテル雷門, マネージャー at Hotel Kaminarimon, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about our hotel. We are very happy to have been able to accommodate you. Our hotel has one of the best locations in Asakusa. Around our hotel, we have traditional Japanese restaurants, gift shops, places to go sightseeing, and subway stations only a few minutes away. In some of our rooms, you could see... More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We had booked a triple Japanese room but it turned out to be the same size as a double room with an extra mattress. And there was no room for our luggage. However, on complaining they gave us an extra single rom (without bathroom) for a nominal extra charge so in the end it worked out fine. The staff were... More 

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ホテル雷門, マネージャー at Hotel Kaminarimon, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay in Japan. Since Tokyo is a very crowded city, Japanese style hotel rooms in Tokyo are very small compared to many hotels worldwide. But we are glad you have enjoyed your stay after all. We hope to serve you again soon. More 

Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

If you want to have a taste of traditional Japanese style inns , this is the place to go. They have rooms with either an attached bathroom or rooms sharing a bathroom. You will sleep in a futon and will be provided with robes and slippers. The rooms are airconditioned though but expect to hear some level of noise from... More 

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ホテル雷門, マネージャー at Hotel Kaminarimon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our hotel is located near the Kaminarimon gate in Asakusa where many people from around the world visit. Therefore, you can easily access to many traditional stores and restaurants to enjoy. We are very happy to have been able to accommodate you. We will take your opinions in thought and try harder to make our... More 

Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Spent 7 nights in Tokyo and stayed here for 5 nights after a disastrous 2-night stay at a nearby hostel. This is a Ryokan style hotel. The hotel comes with rooms with and without bathrooms attached. Of course there is a difference in rate. However, the hotel does provide public bathroom for guests who opt for rooms without bathrooms. The... More 

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ホテル雷門, マネージャー at Hotel Kaminarimon, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about our hotel. Our hotel is one of the nearest to Asakusa station and the big Kaminarimon gate. Also, we have many Japanese traditional places to eat at near the hotel. Therefore, there is no problem looking for places to eat out. We are very happy to have been able to accommodate you. We... More 

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Ueno, Asakusa
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.
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