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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stayed here to experience what a traditional ryokan is like and we definitely felt we got that. The rooms are really traditional and the entire place feels authentic. It is not very easy to find but it is only 7 minutes from the station so once you find your way it isn't too bad. We had to find it...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed there for some days and not only the place is highly recommended but also the staff is amazingly friendly and helpful. When we arrived we got lost and we called from a pay phone in the street and someone came to look for us and took us there in his van. The place is really quiet at night,...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed March 11, 2013

This is a traditional ryokan, built of wood and stone. Great care has gone into the placement of stones, the shape of wood, the welcome offered the guest. The garden is gorgeous. The rooms vary, but all have tatami mats. As you'd expect, you take your shoes off at the door. The staff is helpful - some have more English...

1Thank T9-Orca
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here as a female alone and I felt happy and safe the whole time. It was a bit of a difficult place to find, after walking up a massive hill with my 20kg suitcase I finally found it (by chance!). Turn right at the dry cleaners then walk up the hill opposite the mochi shop and its straight...

1Thank fluffybadger11
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Just could not make my mind clear since I was so addicted by their atmosphere. I was on business trip in late October, 2011, Half year after the earthquake and tsunami attached North East of Japan. They have three branches and I stayed with their Hon Kan branch. Was check in very late at night, their manager posted a very...

1Thank JarodZhu
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Then this is your place! Leave your shoes at the door and wear slippers inside... be sure to change into the bathroom slippers when you go to the toilet - isolate those germs! The rooms are rice mats, cot on the floor, traditional house robe is provided for you to walk to and from the bath/toilet. Bathing should be done...

Thank Nick C
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

My family of 5, 3 boys 14, 8 and 5 loved the huge room. Wonderful old world feel in the heart of Tokyo. From nearby Kasunga Station we could get everywhere. Ueno, Asakusa, Harajuku, Tsukiji were all within easy reach. The boys got a little tired one night and we got takeouts within 5 minutes walk from the ryokan. The...

1Thank PentaK
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Staying here was a highlight of our trip to Japan. Homeikan was a wonderful base for Tokyo. The rooms were very clean, the bath was comfortable, and the hosts were kind and attentive. It's in a nice area of Tokyo, with easy access to friendly local restaurants and the subway. Our guide in Tokyo was very impressed, noting that were...

3Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Decent decor for one who respects and enjoys Japanese traditional style accommodations. I love the pebble corridors with beautiful lacquered wooden steps. Tooth-brushing and face-washing tubs also reminds me of what I've only seen in comic books! The neighbourhood has many beautiful cafes and eateries catered to the Tokyo University just beside it. Facilities are fine. 24-hour public bath and...

4Thank junkbay
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed April 7, 2012

Overall I enjoyed my stay here. It it was hard to find the location, and when we finally found it we were told to we were staying in a different building several blocks away, so we had to walk even further. The bath facilities weren't as clean as I would prefer but nothing serious. The room, however, was very comfy...

2Thank caitieah
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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.
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Additional Information about Homeikan

Address: 5-10-5 Hongo, Bunkyo 113-0033, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Bunkyo > Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Price Range: $66 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 72
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Homeikan Tokyo, Japan
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“Go for the breakfast for at least one day, just for the experience.”
 of 5 bubbles G2971LGsimonm, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
“Not sure how to describe it, but the hotel has a newer, ferro-concrete wing in the back. Same Japanese style, but rooms open right into the corridor. Without my asking, the staff moved me to the older part of the building, because the surrounding rooms were filled with guys from a martial arts team. Appreciated that.”
 of 5 bubbles hashihime, Jan 11, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterK711, Oct 29, 2014 | Read review
“Check which building you are in, and go rather for the Daimachi wing”
 of 5 bubbles FL228, Oct 2, 2014 | Read review
“Don't go there!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles Brubec18, Oct 20, 2013 | Read review
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