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Ryokan Sawanoya

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Ueno, Asakusa
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.
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We had a wonderful stay at Ryokan Sawanoya during our trip to Japan in November, 2018. Everything about this little place is wonderful. The staff are friendly, hospitable, and very helpful. They gave us great advice for travelling around Tokyo, and elsewhere in Japan. Great
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Response from Sawanoya, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Read2Explore sama Thank you very much for staying with us and writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us and the neighborhood. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan. Sincerely, Sawa family
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Wonderful quiet establishment run by a multi-generational family. After each day in this hectic metropolis, it was lovely to come back here and relax in the beautiful Japanese baths. There are so many thoughtful touches in this place, including the lobby seating area with info
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Response from Sawanoya, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Giantaxe sama Thank you very much for staying with us and writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us and the neighborhood. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan. Sincerely, Sawa family
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I have a pleasant stay there. Even though it’s only for a short time that’s only makes me want to stay longer and visit there again. The room and the bed was perfect. I cannot wait to visit japan and Sawanoya Ryokan again. Thank you for the hospitality. Until we meet again.
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Response from Sawanoya, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Tirzagnes sama Thank you very much for staying with us and writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan. Sincerely, Sawa family
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Very good hotel as other post says. They are very friendly and will tell you information you may not notice but useful. All of them speaks understandable English. The restroom and shower is not in your room but is private enough when you want to use it. The only disadvantage is
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Response from Sawanoya, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya
Responded Jan 9, 2019
Dear monsekey sama Thank you very much for staying with us and writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan. Sincerely, Sawa family
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This was my fourth time staying at Ryokan Sawanoya and it was just as wonderful as each and every other time. Yanaka is a homey, old fashioned and very much residential area of Tokyo with lots of lovely shops in its little back streets. When you are at Sawanoya you feel as if
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Response from Sawanoya, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya
Responded Jan 3, 2019
Dear ngoilan sama Thank you very much for staying with us and writing a review. We are so sorry our mistakes. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us and the neighborhood. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan. Sincerely, Sawa family
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Thank you very much for your question. We have a hairdryer in our guest rooms.
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Hey Julie - the baths are used individually. They have two private, unisex baths (or they did a year ago!) - they have occupied signs as you’ve seen in the pic and privacy curtains as well. James
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We were upstairs in the larger room with ensuite. I am really allergic to dust - I was GREAT had no problems with asthma at all. Did not experience anyone smoking inside either. although that does happen in restaurants and bars! It can be tricky but if you shop around you will find good places to eat without smokers.
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Dear Sherly W Sama, This is Ryokan Sawanoya. Thank you very much for your question. Please send to us email. Sincerely, RYOKAN SAWANOYA Arata Sawa
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Dear Ashima C Sama, This is Ryokan Sawanoya. Thank you very much for your question. Please send to us email. Sincerely, RYOKAN SAWANOYA Arata Sawa
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"Our room was on the second floor by the stairs, and proved to be quiet and private despite this potentially problematic location."
"All rooms are nice and look out onto the street in a quiet neighbourhood"
"Best is upper floors, away from the kitchen, if food smells are not your thing. Not unpleasant, just may not be everyone’s cup of tea ;-)"
"My room (33) was perfectly fine. Good airco, small balcony, thinnish walls (but quiet guest)."
"My tavel itinerary meant that I stayed in 3 different rooms, all were lovely, quiet and clean."
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ryokan sawanoya hotel taito
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JapanKantoTokyo PrefectureTokyoTaitoUeno, Asakusa
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