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Asakusa Shigetsu

3.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   1-31-11 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 111-0032, Japan
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Ranked #9 of 17 Taito B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I choose this Ryokan as I believed they would understand the system for obtaining Bullet Train tickets... I could not be MORE wrong! It is expensive and sells itself as the true Japanese experience - which it is not. At no other time during our stay in Japan did we experience delays or loss of service. BUT HERE they lost... More

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Trondheim, Norway
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of three stayed here for 5 nights at the very beginning of our vacation in Japan. We stayed in one of the larger Japanese rooms and it was such a lovely stay. Rooms were clean, atmosphere was quiet and staff was very friendly and helpful. Would love to come back!

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West Sussex
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Wonderful location - simple to find by public transport from Narita Airport, right next to the oldest temple in Tokyo and the close by rail station has a direct train to Nikko (World Heritage Temple complex). The hotel is charming, we stayed in a Japanese style room which, tho small, was very comfortable and made for an "authentic" Japanese experience.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our family of four stayed here on our first nights of our first visit to Japan and loved it. We booked through the Japanese Guest Houses website, which worked perfectly. We had two twin Japanese style (tatami) rooms on the 3rd floor, facing the street - 302 and 303. They are small but charming, with good natural light and tiny... More

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

we loved our stay at shigetsu ryokan. Being westerners we wanted to experience the real japanese lifestyle for a night. Longer would have been better. For Tokyo, the rooms were big enough, the stylings of the rooms and the public bath and little gardens were all impressive, and felt like we were part of traditional japanese culture. Location in Asakusa... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stayed here at the end of a three week trip around Japan, during which we had experienced a variety of different hotel styles from luxury ryokan to basic Dormy Inn. We were very happy in the charming Ryokan Shigetsu. If you are arriving by metro, pop into the Asakusa tourist office near Asakusa station and pick up a map... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

For my first two nights in Japan, this place was perfect. A really nice introduction to Japan. The staff were perfect. Good English, very polite and accommodating. I had the traditional Japanese room, which I would only stay in if you choose to stay at this hotel, otherwise you may as well choose somewhere cheaper closeby. The lovely wooden public... More

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Wonderful Boulder Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

it's been quite a while since we visited the Ryokan Shigetsu... but it was so lovely, and so well located I couldn't resist reviewing it favorably. Centrally located in the desirable Asakusa neighborhood, everything is just walking distance outside your door. The family room was small, yet the kids enjoyed it and especially enjoyed the "hot tubs" or Japanese style... More

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London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
31 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with my fiancée for a night on our first day in Japan. Very easy to get to from Narita via Ueno. If you have any trouble finding it just ask at the tourist office near the Asakusa subway station. We arrived in the midst of the New Year's Day temple crowds to a warm welcome. Rooms are a... More

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Trieste, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I was directed to this hotel by a colleague living in Tokyo, whom I asked some advice about traditional Japanese inns. Traveling solo and not knowing what was expecting me, I booked a "single room" (which is what I needed) meaning a single-occupancy JAPANESE-STYLE room. What else should one expect from a ryokan? Much to my dismay, I was assigned... More

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Address: 1-31-11 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 111-0032, Japan
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Asakusa Shigetsu 3*
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