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Asakusa Shigetsu

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1-31-11 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the very first accommodation I had in Japan. It was an excellent way to start. The staff were all very helpful and the Japanese breakfast was a fun, tasty challenge for a novice like myself! I went for a western room, which was fine for the money. The Japanese rooms I walk by did look nicer however. It... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly & helpful staff. Hotel modelled on a Ryokan stay. Small and compact, but everything that you need. An excellent Japanese breakfast (they also do Western breakfast). Small but good separate M&F bathhouses on the roof. In a old part of town, very different from downtown Tokyo, with good reasonably priced restaurants nearby and the Metro will take you everywhere.... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great ryokan - perfect base for Tokyo. Very friendly staff. Great breakfast too. Asakusa, as well as having the Sensoji temple and shopping areas to see, also has the Ginza and Asakusa lines making it very easy to get to all parts of Tokyo

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Ryokan Shigestu for 4 nights when we arrived in Japan. It was a perfect location in Asakusa, walking distance to the metro and the famous shrines are on the doorstep. The room is very traditional (which we loved!) with futons on the floor and a good size. The bathroom is small but the shower was very powerful.... More 

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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Hard to found for our 1st day in J but host very kind with good recomandations. Onsen on the roof top very nice and clean...like Japanese lifestyle in fact ;-). Room not so big but it's also japanese lifestyle. Finally good resort fort first night in T.

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Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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