This Ryokan is a great little set up.
Very clean, great location, 5 mins walk to subway. Very easy to access Tokyo yet stay in a peaceful older area. Traditional style but with a modern twist.
There are only 3 rooms - shared bathroom with shower toilet and double basin downstairs but no dramas. very clean and was always free when required (in fact I can't recall seeing another guest using it! )
There is also a toilet upstairs with a basin again this was spotless.
The hosts are just lovely.
On the first night after a day in the sweltering heat I had a really bad headache. They very kindly offered and walked with me to the drugs store to help me buy some medication.
The hosts' English is very good.
I also arrived early and when I came back later in the day my luggage was in my room.
Tips: recommend mister donut (on way to the subway for breakfast) ask for water they will give you a big glass.
Try somataro savoury pancake shop one evening 2 min walk from Ryokan.
Fukuoka Tempura at the end of the street from New York also very very good.
The Rox shopping centre area was good too. There's a non tourist kimono shop on the top floor.
The onsen is very nice but if you didn't grow up in a "naked house" you might find it a bit intense. There is a laundry there though if you want to do washing -takes 40 mins 200¥.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tokyo Ryokan has 3 ( three ) Japanese-style rooms, all laid out with tatami floor mats. Couples/Groups/Families can enjoy one of the rooms for private use. Each room is heated in winter, cooled in summer. There is no extra cost for the air-conditioning. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tokyo Ryokan Hotel Taito
- Tokyo Ryokan Japan