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Ryokan Sawanoya

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2-3-11 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wanted to stay in a ryokan to soak up more of Japan's culture and it adds an element to our holiday. I found this ryokan with high marks and when I enquired about the price it was very economical. We were able to book the room with an en suite. The ryokan is about 10 minutes from the Nezu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ryokan is perfect. It is located in a quiet residential area of Tokyo but it is not too far away from other top Tokyo spots. The owners take great care and attention to ensure that the accommodation they offer is the best it can be. It is all immaculately clean and although the rooms are smaller than westerners may... More 

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Sawanoya, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya, responded to this review

Dear Ioana B san Thank you very much for staying with us again and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan. Sincerely,... More 

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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ryokan is just perfect! It is located in a lovely area of Tokyo, full of wonderful temples and craft shops. The rooms are clean and comfortable, communal Bath is so cool with a window on the internal garden. This place is traditional and quiet. Owners are just awesome, they give you a lots of advices about where to eat... More 

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Sawanoya, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya, responded to this review

Dear Greenappletree san, Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us and the neighborhood. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan.... More 

Paris, France
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47 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Old style room very comfortable. We had the ensuite bathroom room and it was perfect. The owner is very helpful. The ryokan is a little far from the main train station though. I really recommend this place to experience a family stay.

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Sawanoya, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya, responded to this review

Dear Niniiiiiii san, Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan. Sincerely, Sawa family More 

Dublin, Ireland
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64 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We loved our stay in the Ryokan Sawanoya. The location is fantastic, there is so much to explore in the area, and it is really quite charming. Breakfast is basic but substantial and cheap. It would be nice to have a coffee machine instead of instant coffee, but that's ok. The rooms are small of course but perfectly adequate. Our... More 

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Sawanoya, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya, responded to this review

Dear joolsdeb san, Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us and the neighborhood. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Friendly polite people offering a spacious tranquil environment. The bath area is very relaxing and more or less traditional. Room with bathroom was excellent, we felt as though it was an entire apartment on a smaller scale. The bath/shower room is spacious and 20th century modern. We are returning here soon.

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Sawanoya, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya, responded to this review

Dear Chris B san, Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan. Sincerely, Sawa... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very decent environment, location of the ryokan is close to Nezu station, walking around the ryokan is very pleasant. The ryokan is very clean and tidy, even the public bathrooms and toilets. The staff is wonderful and the stay is very memorable.

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Sawanoya, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya, responded to this review

Dear 326andyw san, Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us and the neighborhood. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan.... More 

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495 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I've been going here several times first by myself and later with my wife. I love "shita-machi" where down to earth Tokioites live. This family owned ryokan is quaint and price very reasonable. But, most rooms are very small and only two rooms have toilet inside the room. Rest is toilet in the corridor. So, you need to be adventurous... More 

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Sawanoya, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya, responded to this review

Dear Yori O san, Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us and the neighborhood. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We stayed at a lot of nice Ryokans in Japan, but Sawanoya was the best of them all. Extremely friendly owners, nice clean tatami rooms with soft mattress a pillow, great (private) hot baths, cheap optional breakfast ... and the rest of Tokyo is easy to get to. Absolutely recommended.

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Sawanoya, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya, responded to this review

Dear JMoonLa san, Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan. Sincerely, Sawa family More 

Rowayton, Connecticut
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We loved visiting this ryokan. The family who owns this is so warm and welcoming. The rooms are comfortable, but a bit small when the beds are rolled out. But the ambience is well worth it. I would return!

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Sawanoya, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya, responded to this review

Dear row8on san, Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan. Sincerely, Sawa family More 

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