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Kimi Ryokan

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean. Traditional Japanese feeling to it. Small. Showers and toilets on every floor are shared. Worth the price. Located in a fairly nice area. Friendly helpful staff let us store our bags, and helped me make reservations at a mountain hut on Mt. Fuji.

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Thank Jennifer H
貴美旅館, マネージャー at Kimi Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear guest, We want to thank you so much for your stay in Kimi Ryokan with us, and hope you enjoyed your stay and your trip in Tokyo. We would definitely keep on trying to improve our service and also to keep the price reasonable. Please let us know if any inconvenience have bothered your comfortable stay, we are always... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Kimi Ryokan in Tokyo for 3 nights. We struggled to find the place initially due to a dodgy map we acquired but it's literally a 10 minute walk from the West exit of Ikebukaro station. The rooms are small but for the price, you can't complain. Bathrooms facilities are communal but we never needed to wait for... More 

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貴美旅館, マネージャー at Kimi Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear guest, Sorry to hear that you were struggling outside in this hot season! We would try more hard to find a way to inform our guests the closest way to our Ryokan. We would also definitely keep on trying to improve our service and also to keep the price reasonable. Please let us know if any inconvenience have bothered... More 

New York City, New York
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302 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall this felt like a dorm room with the furniture removed. I found the bedding comfortable enough and the smell seemed to be just a feature of the tatami and not a sign of poor cleaning. Overall the place is pleasant enough but I would suggest mostly going there for the value.

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Thank neur14
貴美旅館, マネージャー at Kimi Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear guest, We want to thank you so much for your stay in Kimi Ryokan with us, and hope you enjoyed your stay and your trip in Tokyo. Thank you for your precious comment as well. We are keep trying to provide the best quality to backpackers who need relatively cheap accommodations in a good location. We promise we would... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1. The mats you sleep on are very thin and as a person sleeping on them for the first time I found it quite uncomfortable. 2. The room we stayed in (203) had a very bad smell. Reading other reviews they say it's the mats but it smelled like mould to me. 3. The wash basins are essentially out in... More 

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貴美旅館, マネージャー at Kimi Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear guest, We want to thank you so much for your stay in Kimi Ryokan with us, and hope you enjoyed your stay and your trip in Tokyo. Regarding the beds, we offer extra cushion for people who find it too thin. Sorry we have failed to inform you in advance, letting you experience a big inconvenience. We try to... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stay at Kimi ryokan pretty much every time I come to Tokyo for a short visit, and find it great in every respect. Location is great--ikebukuro is both on the JR and on the metro lines, so very well connected (including airport). The rooms are clean and comfortable, Japanese-style with tatami, futon, and an oshi-ire wall cabinet to put... More 

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Thank Rebecca S
貴美旅館, マネージャー at Kimi Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear guest, It is our pleasure to serve you every time you visit us in Tokyo! We also want to thank you so much for your stay in Kimi Ryokan with us this time as well, and hope you enjoyed your stay and your trip in Tokyo. We would definately keep on trying to improve our service and also to... More 

Colorado
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210 reviews
137 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I booked our family stay at Kimi Ryokan, I was hoping to have a 'Japanese' experience. Why would I want to stay in a Hilton or Sheraton in Tokyo - these are the same all over the world. Kimi Ryokan offered a unique, local feel. We arrived, had to remove our shoes and were given slippers (that barely fit... More 

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貴美旅館, マネージャー at Kimi Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your wonderful comments for us!! We also want to thank you so much for your stay in Kimi Ryokan with us, and hope you enjoyed your stay and your trip in Tokyo. We would definately keep on trying to improve our service and also to keep the price reasonable. Please let us know if any... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Kimi Ryokan was a cute and affordable hotel for our first night in Tokyo. The first thing we noticed when got into the room (a 4.5 tatami) was an overwhelming smell of mold. We found the source by the window, and asked to switch rooms, which they accommodated with no question. The second room, however, had a very similar strong... More 

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Thank Rebecca H
貴美旅館, マネージャー at Kimi Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear guest, We also want to thank you so much for your stay in Kimi Ryokan with us, and hope you enjoyed your stay and your trip in Tokyo. Sorry for the smell you have been experiencing during your stay. Unlike other ryokans with Tatami flooring, we use the real traditional style tatami which is causing the unusual smell for... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I travelled to Tokyo on a solo trip and stayed at Kimi Ryokan for 6 nights. Kimi Ryokan is close to Ikebukuro station, which is convenient (on the Yamanote line) for many tourist attractions. The room is spacious and a 4.5 mat room was more than enough for me (a solo traveller). It was well ventilated, the aircon worked well... More 

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貴美旅館, マネージャー at Kimi Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your wonderful comments for us!! We also want to thank you so much for your stay in Kimi Ryokan with us, and hope you enjoyed your stay and your trip in Tokyo. We would definately keep on trying to improve our service and also to keep the price reasonable. Please let us know if any... More 

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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

My first impression of Kimi Ryokan was very favorable. Bathrooms, bedrooms, and communal areas are very clean. Kim at the front desk proved a good source for recommendations on what to do and places to eat. They even placed reservations on our behalf. The ryokan is in prime location a short walk from the Ikebukuro station which is served by... More 

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貴美旅館, マネージャー at Kimi Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your stay in Kimi Ryokan with us, and hope you enjoyed your stay and your trip in Tokyo. Regarding the curfew, we are so sorry if it bothered your schedule during the trip. We did not have those in the past, but we had too many foreign guests coming in late from parties... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Staff spoke excellent English and went out of his way to ensure that we get a double room (even after I've accidentally booked a single room). Fantastic service and great location. THE budget place to stay near Ikebukuro Station.

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貴美旅館, マネージャー at Kimi Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your stay in Kimi Ryokan with us, and hope you enjoyed your stay and your trip in Tokyo. We would definately keep on trying to improve our service and also to keep the price reasonable. Please let us know if any inconvenince have bothered your comfortable stay, we are always ready to work... More 

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Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium, planetarium, theme park as well as an observation platform. The popular name for the western side of this area is "Otome Road" (Maiden Road) and there are many shops selling products related to anime with a female theme. It has rapidly become the worldwide headquarters for ‘otaku’ or geek culture.
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Kimi Ryokan

Address: 2-36-8 Ikebukuro, Toshima 171-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Toshima > Ikebukuro
Price Range: $47 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 38
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