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Asakusa Shigetsu

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1-31-11 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
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Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right beside Nakamise Street Market. Short walk to the Ginza Line station. Easy to either airport from here. Very nice people runs this Ryokan. The breakfast was great, the public bath was nice (not very big). My only critique was that my comforter was too short ( I am 6'5") but I can accept that for 99% of people that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Great location, close to 3 train lines and the temple. Real clean. We came here to try it out a ryokan, ryokan factor was kinda meh. The ladies were nice and the breakfast was decent. We had some old guy yell at us for a good 5 minutes cause he thought we booked for the wrong amount of people. Then... More 

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Honolulu
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47 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

My husband and I spent two days in Asakusa. This establishment is right in the area near the Sensoji Shjrine and within steps to the "nakamise dori" which is a wonderful area to walk and shop for more traditional Japanese goods. The ryokan is within walking distance of the Asakusa train station making arrival from NRT convenient. The staff speaks... More 

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Los Angeles
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This is the third time we've stayed here. While this is the smallest accommodation we've had in this ryokan (try to stay away from the rooms ending in 05!), we've enjoyed each stay. They serve breakfast (in a room that was remodeled since we were there last and is much improved) and offer either Japanese or western style. I asked... More 

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

It's hard to find a nice Ryokan in Tokyo but this is one of them. Took the family to this one so they could experience a night in a traditional Japanese inn. The really enjoyed it. It is just around the corner from the Sensoji Temple which is a must for first timers to Tokyo.

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Thank travelledswede
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

While this ryokan has the expected tatami mats & futon sleeping/sit on floor experience, the ambiance is lacking. More shabby than chic. The staff is polite & speak English. Wait time at 3 pm check in may be delayed. Advise check in before & leave luggage. Shopping area in vicinity.

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Orkney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Location is excellent, just steps away from Nakamise shopping street & Sensoji temple. A very friendly welcome by the owners, limited english but effort made to answer all queries. Rooms are traditional japanese tatami mats & floor beds, very comfortable. Public bath on upper floor has great view across to temple & pagoda.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

This Ryokan offers an experience very different from staying in a soulless hotel. Located a few steps from the amazing Sensoji Temple and in the heart of the fascinating Asakusa area with hundreds ov restaurants and small bars.. The Ryokan itself offers a genuine Warm welcome and very comfortable accommodations.. For a taste of the real Japan I highly recommend... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

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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Ueno, Asakusa
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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