I stayed there 4 nights in early February. For my first visit to Japan I wanted to stay in a traditional Japanese inn, and I wasn't disappointed. The rooms were very nice, with tatami and futon beds, and quite a lot of space. Our room didn't have private bath (some do I think), but the shared facilities were nice and clean. The only drawback was the heating - thermal insulation of the room wasn't great (rice paper windows...) and the portable gas stove, although it warms up the room in a couple of minutes, felt a bit stuffy at times.
The best for the end: the location. It is at the entrance of the adorable neighborhood of Yanaka, with it village atmosphere, its small shops and tortuous streets, the small buddhist cemeteries tucked between houses, etc. It is also reasonably convenient to explore the rest of Tokyo as well (15 minutes by foot to Ueno JR station, or 10 minutes to Nezu metro, slightly less convenient).
- Also Known As:
- Ryokan Katsutaro Hotel
- Ryokan Katsutaro Hotel Taito
- Ryokan Katsutaro Tokyo, Japan
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