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  |   2-3-11 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ryokan Sawanoya
Ranked #1 of 98 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
4.5 of 5 stars 303 Reviews
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We chose this ryokan based on previous trip advisor recommendations, and we're so glad that we did. We chose ryokan style accommodation for our whole trip and this one was our pick of the three that we stayed in. It is a bit of a walk to Ueno station but we did it every morning and afternoon (while carrying a... More 

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

Dear Julie K 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 

Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 5 nights in Ryokan Sawanoya and did not at all regret our decision. The minute we walked in, we understand immediately why it's rated no 1 on tripadvisor! We checked in a bit late (after 11 pm ) because we were caught up in Kyoto, but the son of Mr Sawa gave us a very warm welcome... More 

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

Dear MissNike 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 

Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights in November. Very clean and well looked after accommodation. Staff are very helpful, able to assist with all enquiries and provide a wonderful orientation on your arrival. Convenient location for subway and plenty of local restaurants if you don't feel like wandering too far. Definitely recommend for a budget traditional Japanese accommodation experience

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

Dear BelindaL0301 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 

Carnforth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a very comfortable family-run ryokan, with bathing facilities to die for, English speaking owners who bend over backwards to be helpful, and all manner of small touches that make you feel you are in a special place, then this is the ryokan for you. If you appreciate good rail connections to central Tokyo and Narita... More 

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

Dear Ralph S 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 

Mount Gambier, Australia
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163 reviews 163 reviews
76 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great find in Tokyo with its excellent English speaking staff, great location near the Nezu shrine clean rooms and timeless Japanese ryokan style. Wonderful bathroom in my room looked brand new and great for a Japanese style soak. Plenty of local bars around

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

Dear Bomoh 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 

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is: Inexpensive (compared to other options in Tokyo), the staff is great and speak enough english, close enough to Ueno station and the Yamanote Line. But the main selling point is the bathing facilities - they are just awesome and I'm currently experiencing Japanese bath-withdrawal syndrome!

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

Dear Jonas W 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 

USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time staying with the Sawas at Sawanoya. I really can't say enough about the kindness of Sawa san senior and his family. I was ill while in Tokyo and Sawa san made sure that my room was cleaned first (I had to change rooms that day), so that I could go and lie down. Sawa san... More 

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

Dear ngoilan 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 

Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice and quiet neighbourhood. Love soaking in the onsen everyday after all the walking in the day. There are nice eateries around the neighborhood as well, very convenient if you want to stay in the area.

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

Dear Gleniselwm 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 

Toulon, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice, friendly and quiet place to stay after all day visiting noisy Tokyo . The area of Yanaka is incredibly calm place to stay , taking the rest and recharging battery for the next long day of walking. The Sawa familly makes everything possible for you to feel just like at home. They are example of the japanese hospitality.... More 

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

Dear Andrzejtoulon 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 

Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

This was my third time at sawanoya. I love the place. I like the feel of ueno and of being in a residential area. With the nezu metro nearby it is not hard to get places and ueno jr is not so far either. Great place to get your on yukata (they sell them). This time special esperiences were: being... More 

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

Dear LLL825 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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Address: 2-3-11 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Ryokan Sawanoya Hotel Taito
Ryokan Sawanoya Tokyo, Japan
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Taito

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