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Asakusa Shigetsu

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1-31-11 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #17 of 107 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I stayed in a western style room as that was the only one available for my travel dates. The room is compact but perfectly OK and very clean. There were hangers on the wall for clothes, the bathroom was adequate and I could fit my fairly small suitcase under the desk/TV unit so I had room to move. The room... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Location wise, the Inn is located very close to Senso-Ji Temple in Asakusa. We arrived at Haneda Airport and we took Asakusa line subway (about one hour journey) without have to change to different lines. The area also serve by Ginza line and Tobu line (if you wanted to go to Tokyo Skytree). Check in time is 3:00 PM, and... More 

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Los Angeles
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This isn't a place I'd pick to stay again. While the staff is great and the location is wonderful for walking around in an authentic Japanese neighborhood, the rooms are just too small. Our room had space for two futons on the floor, and an incredibly small table that was up against a wall and went to the edge of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

An excellent place to stay if you have a few days in Tokyo and want to experience a traditional Japanese inn and do some shopping and sightseeing. Close to a number of subway stations including the line to the Tokyo Skytree. The staff are very friendly and helpful - nothing is too much trouble. There are many, many shops and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This ryokan in the busy, noisy, fascinating shopping heartland of Asakusa is a marvellous place to stay. We chose the genuine Japanese style accommodation and certainly the old joints struggled with sleeping on the floor. We expected the rooms to be small but facilities were clean and adequate with a small bath tub and the option of using the public... More 

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Milano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The ryokan is in the middle of Asakusa, 5 minute walk from the metro station and 5 minute walk from the stunning Senso-ji temple. If you want to stay far from the skyscrapers, but at the same time in a turistic and lively site, you have to stay here. The staff is very kind, the rooms are clean, not big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

I loved every part of this traditional inn in the heart of the old section of Tokyo. The staff was kind, helpful and gracious. They were thoughtful. The breakfast was delicious. It is perfectly located in the cultural section. The cleanliness of the hotel was above reproach. The neighborhood was safe and fascinating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Asakusa is not Ginza or Shibuya, it is more authentic and still well connected. The ryokan is located a few minutes walk from metro (3 lines) and from Senso-ji temple and park, with lots of small and lovely streets around. Lots of food places around. On arrival make sure to tell in case of late arrival as the door will... More 

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Dalian, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Extremely friendly and helpful staff, ready to help you in a very good English, any time you need. They helped me greatly to communicate with the airport after I lost my luggage. The location is perfect, 5mn walk to Asakusa subway, 10mn to Asakusa JR lines withn many direct trains to Narita (around one hour), many nice restaurant and of... More 

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a treat to stay here it was one of the best nights sleep for my bad back! They have a Japanese public bath on 6th floor and it was just lovely to try and so calming Rooms were as expected small and nicely done and v clean. We loved our stay there The area is bustling especially over New... 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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