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“Very Good Ryoksn Experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Kimi Ryokan
Ranked #2 of 55 Hotels / Ryokan in Toshima
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Very Good Ryoksn Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Booked here after reading reviews on tripadvisor and Lonely Planet. This was our first time at a Ryokan and it was superior to the hotels that cost double the price in Shinjuku. There is plenty of space (for Tokyo) in the rooms, the staff were very welcoming and friendly, they spoke English and Japanese and the common areas, (kitchen and rooftop) were good places to met others or just hang. Recommend to anyone after a traditional Japanese experience near the heart of Tokyo.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I am so, so glad I ignored my friends' hotel recommendations and took a chance and stayed @ the Kimi Ryokan!

I arrived to the hotel around 10:00pm from Narita, jetlagged and exhausted. The staff (who spoke excellent English) met me at the door, were incredibly polite and friendly and showed me to my room. They even took the time to show me where the bathroom was and how everything worked. The rooms are small but manageable (it's Tokyo, large spaces come at a premium), the futons were quite comfortable; the bathrooms were clean and pleasant, and considering you're in Tokyo, the rooms are quiet so you're able to get a good night's sleep!

Wireless internet was ok - not very fast but pretty consistent connection. Don't expect to be able to stream HD videos all the time, but great for checking e-mail, browsing, skype, etc.

The real gem of this place is it's location - you're IN Tokyo but not in the midst of the chaos, noise, crowds, etc. You can easily get downtown: maximum 5 minute walk to Ikebukuro Station, 5 minute walk to Starbucks, and other small stores/restaurants.

Overall, great experience and amazing value. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This was my first Ryokan experience and it was the best. The staff went above and beyond, and were always welcoming. The common area always had calming energy and warmth. The rooms were always cleaned and the sharing of bathroom was never an issue. We only planned to stay 7 nights but ended up booking for the remainder of the time spent in Tokyo. It was a home away from home, Japanese style.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

I booked for KR after reading the reviews of it. And I also wanted to be staying somewhere close to the JR and the city center of Tokyo. Although it's price is slightly higher than a dorm hostel, it's really worth it. Because, you get your own private room! The environment is also very clean and comfortable.

The staff that I met with were all extremely helpful and I really appreciate it, answering my queries and many questions. The toilet area also provides toothbrushes (clean ones of course).

The only downside was that I was staying right infront of the lounge area and it could get a little noisy at times.

But other than that I'd highly recommend KR for anyone who wants a ryokan experience in Japan!

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is my second time stay at this ryokan. The reason i repeat this ryokan is the ryokan itself very clean and worth to pay. The location also good and familiar for me. Go anywhere is convenience , the staff still nice as always

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My husband and i stayed at Kimi Ryokan for 12 days in May and it was a wonderful experience. At first we were rather apprehensive since the bathrooms were shared but it was no problem at all! Everything was so clean! And there was never a time we had to wait for a space at the sink or shower.

The rooms were cleaned every three days or so and towels replaced. The futons were comfortable too. We took a 6-tatami room and there was more than enough space for our 2 huge luggages and lots of shopping.

It was very convenient having laundry facilities and a small kitchen as well. Especially when we were too tired at the end of the day to eat out and bought bentos from the nearby convenient store back to heat up.

The hot tub was good too! Especially after two days and more than 12 hours each day of walking around Disneyland.

Staff were very friendly and helpful and got to know you after a few days. When we come back, they automatically get your room key for you.

We will definately stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I've stayed twice and both experiences were great. It's an unexpensive and really well located ryokan. The place is quiet, the rooms are comfortable, and the showers and toilets are always clean. The staff is very helpful.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kimi Ryokan
Address: 2-36-8 Ikebukuro, Toshima 171-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Toshima > Ikebukuro
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Toshima
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Toshima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 38
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