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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 18 Taito B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Graeme S Wellington, New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
65 helpful votes 65 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We were travelling with our two teenage kids so we had the family suite on the top floor. Nice view and great to have the bath just down the hall to relax in each evening. The Japanese breakfast was fun - completely different dishes to sample each morning. We appreciated all the amenities in the room - toothbrushes, tea, sweets...... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu is a nice place to sample some basic traditional Japanese customs at a reasonable price, such as communal bathing, sleeping on tatami and futons and having miso soup, steamed rice and fish for breakfast. Added to that is the great location: right in the middle of lively Asakusa, one of the two communal tubs offers a view... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

This was our first stop in Japan and we were very pleased. Great location at temple and easy walk to SkyTree. Warm welcome when we arrived late from airport. Staff were always very gentle and considerate. Loved our Japanese style room. Think we are going to get futon mattresses for home now. Did not have hotel breakfast as we are... More

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Address: 1-31-11 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 111-0032, Japan
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito
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Hotel Class:3 star — Asakusa Shigetsu 3*
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