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Asakusa Shigetsu

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1-31-11 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #16 of 106 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2007
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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2007

My fiance and I stayed here for 5 nights in March/April 2007. Tokyo is so big that it can be difficult to decide where to stay, but we chose this Ryokan because of the good reviews on Tripadvisor and the fact that it is located in an older, more traditional part of Tokyo. We were definitely not disppointed. I will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2007

Brilliant location only 50 mtrs from Asakusa Market, the Sensojii Shrine and close to riverboats and railway. This area is chosen by the Japanese to come for relaxation, theatres, restaurants etc. Ryukan is a very traditional establishment, choice of traditional or western style rooms. Only difference is that the bed is not on the floor. Same choice for breakfast, western... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2007

My husband, my 2 sons (ages 12 and 9) and I stayed at this little gem for 4 nights during the latter part of June. We loved this little ryokan. We ended up reserving 2 separate rooms instead of 1 large room (it was less expensive this way and we had access to 2 restrooms instead of one). The baths... More 

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Montréal, Québec
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2007

I stayed at Ryokan Shigetsu twice, once with my wife (in May 2001) and once, alone, two months later. I would go back without hesitation, because it is hard to find a traditional ryokan in Tokyo. Well, almost traditional, because Shigetsu has a modern exterior look, and contrary to ryokans elsewhere in Japan, it does not serve meals in your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2007

We loved being able to stay in a Japanese ryokan in Tokyo for our last night in Tokyo. The location was terrific being next to a temple, lots of small shops and many restaurants. We were even able to walk to the "plastic food model" street. From the women's furo (bath), I could see the temple lit up at night.... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2007

I recently stayed at Ryokan Shigetsu (April 6th 2007) for 4 nights. I paid about $124.00 US) per night. I was delighted with it. The inn is traditional in its atmosphere. The lobby, while small, is soothing and lovely. There is one laptop computer in the lobby area which is free for guest use. They ask that no guest use... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2007

I stayed in this wonderful little ryokan in February 2007. I fly to Tokyo a few times a year and finding a reasonable-priced, clean, friendly accomodation isn't easy. I booked this ryokan close to the Asakusa temple because a friend recommended it to me, but for the price I had no expectations (I have stayed in overpriced 5-star hotels in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2007

Frommer's Tokyo guidebook recommends this property and we have to agree with the recommendation. The tatami rooms are comfortable and well appointed. The men's bath is excellent (when we were there the bath had just been renovated and the new hinoki wood was very aromatic, had 6 baths in 1 day!) It is located in a great area of Tokyo... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2007

One of our friends who lived in Tokyo reccommended this little ryokan and we were not disappointed. Although it's a little bit far from the lively neighbourhoods of Tokyo (Ginza, Roppongi, etc...) it is located right near a metro station and getting to these places never took more than 30 minutes on the metro. Also, there is enough to do... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2006

We had a lovely two-night stay here. The hotel is in a great location - an easy walk from the Asakusa metro station. The area around the ryokan is crazy busy with the temple and shops, but our room, which faced the street, was quiet. Good little sushi and noodle places nearby, as well as an espresso shop. The room... 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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