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Asakusa Shigetsu

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Booked the Japanese styled room through agoda for a one night stay in June 2016. Personally I feel that the room size was rather small. However it was ok for just one night. Futon was comfortable and room was clean. Good service by staff. Would recommend this ryokan as a good base to explore Asakusa area :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon reflection, we should have saved our time for a traditional ryokan experience in a more rural part of Japan. We spent two nights here, and it was small all-around - the rooms and the public bath. It was also showing its age. Price was also very different from reserved price, which made it much less value. Our apartment in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in this ryokan for the last two nights of our trip in Japan. Let's just say that we didn't exactly end with a bang. It's not a bad place to stay, but it's not great for the money paid. What it does have going for it is location. Step out of the front door, turn right and walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in this wonderful gem on our first night in Tokyo. Although we were turned around in the marketplace area after leaving the train station, all the shop owners were very nice and helped us to find our way. After a great meal at a local restaurant, we washed off the 20 hour travelling time from the US by a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Stayed here for a week on a first trip to Japan. It was a great choice for a lot of reasons: 1. Affordable - much cheaper than fancier Ryokans 2. Clean! - was worried after seeing older reviews complaining of bed bugs, but did not see any during my stay here, and they cleaned the room everyday. *They actually as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Shigetsu. People are very nice and do their best to help you. Discreet yet efficient. The location is just perfect both to visit the area and take the transportation to any other places in the city. The breakfast is excellent (for those who appreciate the true value of Japanese food). Very nice onsen. Great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

I only stayed here one night due to a booking problem at my regular hotel but it was every bit its equal. Clean, modern - yet traditional. Good bathroom facilities. Good WIFI. Very centrally located to lots of shopping, subways and sights to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

The location which is a two minute walk from the Shinsoji Temple complex and the whole older neighborhood around it is great - yes, it's a touristy scene during the day (especially with Japanese and Chinese tourists). You're also a 5 minute walk from the Gion line subway (which goes all the way to Shibuya) and four stops from Ueno... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Right beside Nakamise Street Market. Short walk to the Ginza Line station. Easy to either airport from here. Very nice people runs this Ryokan. The breakfast was great, the public bath was nice (not very big). My only critique was that my comforter was too short ( I am 6'5") but I can accept that for 99% of people that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Great location, close to 3 train lines and the temple. Real clean. We came here to try it out a ryokan, ryokan factor was kinda meh. The ladies were nice and the breakfast was decent. We had some old guy yell at us for a good 5 minutes cause he thought we booked for the wrong amount of people. Then... More 

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Staying in Ueno, Asakusa

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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 are by the Nakamise avenue, and a short walk from Asakusa Station, If you are planning to visit Ueno, Ginza, and Nikko, you can reach directly. We have Japanese style baths on 6th floor. There are two rooms separated for male and female. Please enjoy your bath time with the sight of five-storied pagoda. Traditional Japanese cuisine, "WASHOKU" was placed as a UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage in 2013. Traditional "WASHOKU" breakfast is composed of TAMAGO-YAKI (Japanese-style omelet), YAKI-ZAKANA (grilled fish of the season), NI-MONO (seasonal boiled dishes), SHIRU-MONO (soup dishes) and GOHAN (boiled rice). The quintessence of "WASHOKU" is to take the full advantage of seasonal ingredients. Menu varies with the seasons. Beside its tastes, "WASHOKU" breakfast is served with special attention to its appearance and nutrient balance. Please enjoy the authentic "WASHOKU" breakfast in Ryokan Shigetsu. Asakusa is one of the most well known and popular towns in Tokyo. The roads leading to the famous shrine there provide an abundance of cultural curiosities ,from sweets to yukatas to good luck charms. Ryokan Shigetsu is located right around the corner of the main street "Nakamise-dori." You can relax in the Japanese style room and bath just as comfortable and convenient as using an ordinary hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Asakusa Shigetsu

Address: 1-31-11 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
Price Range: $104 - $308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Asakusa Shigetsu 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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