Kimi Ryokan is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Toshima, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.
Close to some of Toshima's most popular landmarks, such as Ikebukuro West Entrance Mosaiculture Enchan (0.2 mi) and Ikefukurou Statue (0.3 mi), Kimi Ryokan Hotel is a great destination for tourists.
The rooms offer a refrigerator and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.
Kimi Ryokan features newspaper and baggage storage. In addition, as a valued Kimi Ryokan guest, you can enjoy complimentary tea that is available on-site.
If you like Asian restaurants, Kimi Ryokan is conveniently located near Nakiryu, Tsuta, and Mutekiya.
Toshima is also known for some great history museums, including Ancient Orient Museum, Rikkyo Gakuin Exhibition Hall, and Toshima History and Traditional Crafts Museum, which are not too far from Kimi Ryokan.
Enjoy your stay in Toshima!
We spent several days at Kimi after skiing. The location was great - an easy walk to well connected train and subway station. The room was clean and tidy and the staff were helpful and friendly. Best of all, after leaving my airpods behind, they graciously organised for them to be posted back to me - much appreciated!
Kimi Ryokan is a great option if you’re on a budget and a single or couple. I wouldn’t recommend a family stay here. The location is excellent. We loved Ikebukuro and all the restaurants nearby. This was the first time I have stayed in accommodation with a shared bathroom and I was a little apprehensive. It wasn’t too bad in the end. The showers are completely private. I just didn’t love the basins which were all in the open on floor 2 and unisex. Kind of weird brushing your teeth next to strangers, but you get over it quickly. But after 4 nights I was really looking forward to my next hotel with a bathroom. The staff are helpful and friendly. The rooms and bathrooms are very clean. I loved the free hot green tea on tap in the common area. My only complaint is the system for booking the private bath doesn’t really work. There’s only one private Japanese bath, which is truly wonderful, and I tried it one night. But I tried to access it on 3 other occasions and each time I asked it was being used. The problem is you can’t book it, you just ask at reception. But they also don’t know when it will be available again. So you have to keep coming back and asking every 30 minutes. That got very annoying after a while so I gave up. So I only used the bath once which was disappointing considering I was there for 4 days. I suggest they write down the time the bath key is taken so if you inquire they can let you know when to come back and check if it’s available. Not sure I’ll be booking a ryokan with a shared bathroom again as I do enjoy privacy and the convenience of having a bathroom. But I’m glad I had the experience of a traditional Japanese inn at Kimi Ryokan. …
Three and a half stars. On the one hand, the staff is friendly and this place is well-situated as Ikebukuro is a great area to stay in Tokyo and it is nearby the train station. Also I think it is a great deal for people traveling alone or as a couple. For a family of three or more, however, since the price is per person, just note that we have stayed in regular hotel rooms in Japan for cheaper (and yes those rooms were smaller but also included a private bath). We have also stayed in a more traditional ryokan in Kyoto that offered more all around (more room floor space, free tea within the room, private bath, etc). In comparison to that place, which felt like cozy rooms in a big house, Kimi feels more like a hotel with rooms decorated in the traditional style. But ryokans are hard to find now so the tatami-mat rooms here are admittedly a nice alternative to Western-style rooms in Tokyo. I was leery of the shared bathrooms at first but they ended up not being so bad, and they were very clean, everything there was, in fact. There is also a furo on the second floor, which was quite relaxing. The rooms weren’t insulated that well but the heaters help with that. And again the staff is quite kind and helpful. I obviously really struggled to write this review as I have mixed feelings about our experience, but if you are solo and traveling on a budget, it is worth a try. …
I usually stay with friends when I’m in Tokyo, but my family wanted to spend Christmas and New Year’s in Japan this year so we booked several rooms at Kimi Ryokan. We couldn’t have been more pleased with our stay. The staff is friendly and since most of my family cannot speak more than basic Japanese phrases, it was really helpful that almost everyone was fluent in English. The facilities are clean and there are a bunch of convenient amenities such as washer/dryers, kitchenette, lounge, furo, and vending machines. The location is convenient as well. There is a 7-11 around the corner for food and ATM, about 2 minutes from Romance Street (shopping district with great restaurants, arcade, karaoke, etc), and only 5 minutes from Ikebukuro station so you can easily enjoy the rest of Tokyo. There is a curfew from 2:00 am to 7:00 am, I’m not sure if the staff can accommodate otherwise, since I missed last train, I ended up spending those nights with my friends. With the shared lounge and bathrooms, there’s plenty opportunities to make new friends. We saw several rotations of guests of different nationalities. With its affordability and convenience, I highly recommend Kimi Ryokan, especially to visitors experiencing Japan for the first time.…
Kimi Ryokan is the perfect accommodation for a solo Tokyo traveler. It's got cozy rooms, it's clean, tidy, the price is in-expensive and it's in Ikebukuro West which is super convenient and near to the train station. It was my 2nd time staying here, this time over 7 days, and everything was a breeze! The staff are helpful, there's a common area for hot water, tea and vending machines, and the showers are clean and easy to use and so are the toilets. No fuss, easy breezy and just great!
On my trips to Tokyo, I have been staying at the Kimi Ryokan in Ikebukuro for about 40 years. Good quality accommodation at a reasonable price. Ikebukuro Station is only 10 minute walk away. Most of the walk can be underground once you find your bearings. Very good shopping at Ikebukuro and Yamanote line takes you to Shinjuku, Shibuya, Takadanobaba, Sugamo, Tokyo etc.
We spent 3 nights at Kimi Ryokan. It is well located at less than 10 mns from Ikebukuro station, in a quiet area. Japan room is clean and size is correct, kitchen is useful too Thanks to Kimi and his staff for welcoming A place in Tokyo that I recommend
Kimi Ryokan is a great and affordable gateway to Tokyo. The location is great, everything is very clean, the people are super helpful and you get the real traditional ryokan feeling. Highly recommended!
Stayed four nights here. The staff is friendly and helpful. You leave your shoes at the entrance (they have storage spaces for the shoes), and they give you slippers. The rooms are small but comfortable. The only issue my boyfriend and I found was a slight mildewy smell, but it wasn't strong enough to be disturbing. The showers and bathrooms are shared, but I never found that to be an issue and was always able to take a shower and use the bathroom when I wanted to. There's a breakroom on the first floor in which you can eat meals and get a drink as well as a rooftop area where you can get a nice view of the surrounding buildings. The place is on a quiet street in Ikebukuro and is conveniently within waking distance of Ikebukuro station. There are also a lot of restaurants and bars around. Overall, I recommend it— definitely good value.…
We stayed 6 nights at Kimi Ryokan and it was a great place to visit Tokyo. The ryokan is located in the Ikebukuro neighborhood, which is a great neighborhood to stay in, despite the fact that it is not included in tourist guides. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants and an overall great atmosphere, not insecure at all. The hotel is located in small and narrow streets, which makes it protected from the noise. The room are tatami style, with shared toilets and bathrooms. There’s as well a shared kitchen/living room that we did not use. People running the hotel are very discreet and polite. One bémol though for us: the room was located on the last floor, just under the roof where some very noisy ventilations are regularly running, which is a shame as once again, the neighborhood is pretty peaceful. Pretty annoying during the night if light sleeping. Would anyway definitely recommend the place, great and cheap place to visit Tokyo and a good first ryokan experience. …