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Ryokan Katsutaro

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4-16-8 Ikenohata, Taito 110-0008, Tokyo Prefecture
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    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I spent four nights here as a unusual option for a Japanese experience. We were not disappointed. Friendly and helpful proprietors in a small guest house/ryokan. The room was a decent size for a capital city with room for two futons, a wardrobe, shelving and a small eating area. Beautiful crisp white linen changed daily! The aroma... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Two friends and I visited Japan for the first time in November of 2014 and decided to stay at a proper ryokan. We found Katsutaro Ryokan and decided to try it out. Our stay was an absolute delight. Granted we did not spend a lot of time in the actual ryokan as we merely slept and regrouped there. The staff... More 

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A.katsutaro, オーナー at Ryokan Katsutaro, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Katustaro Ryokan and for being such a wonderful guest! We hope your stay with us was a comfortable and a memorable one. We appreciate your comments. This means so much to us for our future improvement . Thank you very much. We are very sorry that we could not accomodate you this year.Maybe you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The ryokan is located in a residential area, about 10-15 min walk from Ueno station (5 min taxi). It is run by a family who takes great care of guests. We stayed there for 4 nights in one of their room with private bathroom. Although the building is old, it kept very clean. (They clean room and change towels everyday.)... More 

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Thank you for your reservation at the Katsutaro Ryokan and for being such a wonderful guest. We hope your stay with us was pleasant and a memorable one. We appreciate your comments.This means so much to our future improvements. Thank you very much. It was good to know that you liked our surrounding neighbours. Please do come and visit us... More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We've just stayed here and really enjoyed our stay. The location is off the main drag of Ueno in a quiet suburban street, but still only 15 minutes walk from the action (ie, good for a quiet stay). The room was clean and a good size, and I recommend paying the additional extra to go for a full sized room... More 

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A.katsutaro, オーナー at Ryokan Katsutaro, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay at the Katustaro Ryokan and for being such a wonderful guest. We hope your stay with us was a comfortable and a memorable one. We appreciate your comments.This means so much to us for our future improvement. Thank you so much!! We are glad to know that you liked our surrounding neighbour. There are still... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Was disappointed by the bedding. It just didn't seem clean. The comforters were very old and gross. They were dated from the 80s or 90s, and someone had obviously spilled coffee on one of ours and it left a disgusting stain. In Japan they tend to put a fitted sheet/douvet cover over the bedding, so we weren't actually touching it,... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This hotel is about a 10 minute walk from Ueno Station and is therefore in a very quiet location. We had a room with a private bathroom which was very comfortable and clean. In addition to having free wifi in your room there is also a computer and printer available in the communal room. There are plenty of places to... More 

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A.katsutaro, オーナー at Ryokan Katsutaro, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Katsutaro Ryokan and for being such a wonderful guest. We are glad to know your stay with us was a comfortable and a memorable one. We appreciate your comment .This means so much to us for our future improvement. Thank you very much. Please do come and visit us again, maybe in another season... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We stayed in a family room at Katsutaro. Immaculately clean and the most comfortable futons we slept on for our entire trip to Japan. The location is brilliant. Wonderful for our children to be able to walk down to Ueno Park to visit the zoo. Easy walk to Ueno Station and Okachimachi markets as well as the galleries and museum.... More 

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A.katsutaro, オーナー at Ryokan Katsutaro, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Katsutaro Ryokan and for being such a wonderful guest! We hope your stay with us was a comfortable and a memorable one. We appreciate you comments!This means so much to us for our future improvement. Thank you very much. We are glad to know that you liked our neighbourhood. Please do come and visit... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This hotel maybe far from Ueno station but can walk. The neighborhood is very quite and hotel like a home big room and big bathroom. The futon very comfortable. And they have a laundry there don't go out to find a shop. I love this hotel.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We stayed here in 2012 during the winter months. Owner was friendly and rooms were good. Good sleep every night. A short walk away was a good place for coffee. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice affordable stay in Ueno.

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A.katsutaro, オーナー at Ryokan Katsutaro, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Katsutaro Ryokan on 2012. We hope your stay with us was a comfortable and a memorable one. Thank you for your comments. This means so much to us for our future improvements! Please do come and visit our homely ryokan again!! Yours sincerley, More 

Victoria
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I agree with all the previous comments and would like to add that the ryokan has a washer/dryer. 300 yen for the washer (supplies soap) and the dryer is free. Also a common fridge is handy. Found the bed to be very comfortable.....daily maid service. I would recommend giving a miss to a restaurant located just down the road towards... More 

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A.katsutaro, オーナー at Ryokan Katsutaro, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Katsutaro Ryokan and for being a wonderful guest! We hope your stay with us was a comfortable and a memorable one. We appreciate your comments.This means so much to us for our future improvements,thank you so much. Please do come and visit us again maybe in another season or so. There are still so... More 

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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.
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