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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.
Rooms and cleanliness are not bad but can be improved. Breakfast buffet and refillable drinks all day are awesome. Located strategically between Asakusa and Tawaramachi Stations and nearby malls and stalls. Good value for the price.
The 1 Star is for the breakfasts they were really good.
But every thing else was just bad. The rooms should not be dorms, they were too small and physically impossible to move in to pack your bags upon departure.
There were too many pointless...More
As a world traveller who leaves the bed in the early morning and gets back at night, there is no need and waste money to rest at some hotels.
This hostel responses customer's request. It locates at Asakusa center near Sensoji temple and nakamise shopping...More
Don’t expect anything luxurious but for a cheap price you get good location, abundant free breakfast, towels and bathroom amenities, free wifi and coffee/tea at any time and a place to sleep. It’s not the cleanest but it’s not dirty either.
The breakfast was awesome and had tons of food options. It's really well located, walking distance to a metro stop, and the whole area is filled with interesting places to visit on foot.
Just be aware that the 'top' bunk is reaaaaaaally high! I've never...More