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Annex Katsutaro
Ranked #22 of 155 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Annex Katsutaro was very convinent with only a 10 minute walk to the Nippori station which has connections doing a loop around the city. This is also a stop on the way to and from the airport, but is not a major station so may require changing to the subway and hence getting another ticket for some destinations. The Nishi-Nippori subway is closeby too but I wasn`t smart enough to use that.
Around the corner from the post office and lots of food nearby. Also relative close to the Ueno Park which makes for a nice morning run - only slightly hilly.

There is serval internet connections so even if your connection is not working for any reason, you will be able to use another one. The customer service is lovely even with a little thank you present on check out. It is these little details that make it an enjoyable stay. iPad / iPhone speakers in the room to charge your phone, however it was a little fiddly. I just placed a towel behind the phone and by propping it forward it worked a treat. That was my only issue.

The rooms are clean and relatively large (compared to my previous accomodation). Again its the little things that make it an enjoyable stay - a hanger for any small washing items in the bathroom, kettle, mirror in bedroom as well as bathroom, etc. I wasnt able to find any English-speaking TV channels but I didn`t really try either - there is too much to explore in Tokyo!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Cassie A
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A.katsutaro, オーナー at Annex Katsutaro, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2013

Thank you for staying at the Annex Katsutaro Ryokan and for being such wonderful guest.
We hope your stay with us was a comfortable and a memorable one.

We appreciate your comment .This means so much to us for our future improvement !!
We would like to keep up what is good and improve more what is to be needed from our guests.
Thank you so much!!

Please do come and visit us again,maybe in another season or so.
You will experience a different atmosphere of our oldfashion "shitamache" town.

Until then , please take care.

Yours sicnerely,

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed here for 3 days and loved it, it's right on Yomise-dori so there's plenty of places to eat and shop nearby. It's right by the Nippori station on the Yamanote line so it's convenient to get around Tokyo as well as getting to Narita airport (Keisei narita line makes a stop there). Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Brian F
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A.katsutaro, オーナー at Annex Katsutaro, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2013

Thank you for staying at the Annex Katsutaro Ryokan and for being such a wonderful guest!

We hope your stay with us was a comfortable and a memorable one.

We appreciate your comment .This means so much to us for our future service!
We are willing to keep up what's good and improve more what is needed.
Thank you so much!!

We are glad to know that you enjoyed our surrounding neighbourhood.
Please do come back and visit us again, maybe in another season or so.

You are always welcome in our homely ryokan!!

Yours sincerley,

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

I completely agree with all of the other excellent reviews of this very professionally run Ryokan. The innkeepers are incredibly helpful, guiding you to excellent restaurants. The location is perfect, filled with charm, lovely boutiques, and far from the hustle and bustle of downtown Tokyo. But not too far as Ueno Park is a short walk away. The rooms are immaculate. Really a perfect place to bathe and rest your head after a busy day of sightseeing. My wife and I stayed with our 23 year old son, and we fit very comfortably in a single room. We would return to Annex Katsutaro without hesitation!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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A.katsutaro, オーナー at Annex Katsutaro, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2013

Thank you for staying at the Annex Katsutaro Ryokan!
We hope your stay with us was a comfortable and a memorable one.

We appreciate your comment ! This means so much to us for our future improvement,thank you.

Please do come and visit our old fashioned neighbour.There is still so many places to explore!

You are always welcome in our homely ryokan.

Until then, please take care.

Yours sincerely,

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We had a great stay at this perfectly located gem. The area is in an older art of town, lots of character, much calmer than central Tokyo, and surrounded by good spots to get coffee, eat, enjoy some shopping, and sight-see. The room interiors were bright, well-equipped, and very comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay. It's also a very quick ride to the center of the city and has a lot of things close by to see and do.

The staff are very helpful! One night we forgot our key, returning at 1am to find it carefully placed out for us - so thoughtful!

Oh and the Tonkatsu place down the road is so great! One of our favorite meals in Japan. It's called "Ari-Ya" and is listed on the map provided by the hotel staff when you check in.

We would definitely stay here again, highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Caroline F
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A.katsutaro, オーナー at Annex Katsutaro, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2013

Thank you for staying at the Annex Katsutaro Ryokan and for being such a wonderful guest!

We hope your stay with us was a comfortable and a memorable one.
We are glad to know that you liked our surrounding neighbour.There are so many to explore!

We also appreciate your comment .This means so much to us for our future improvement.
Thank you so much.

Please do come and visit us again, maybe in another season or so.You are always welcome in our homely ryokan!!

Until then please take care .

Yours sincerely,

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

This Ryokan is well-located in the old part of Tokyo (Yanaka) in a neighbourhood that is not as hectic as some parts of Tokyo. Reception is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and well maintained. We stayed with four people in one room and this was quite comfortable. The breakfast is not fantastic and I would recommend taking breakfast in one of the small restaurants in the neighbourhood. All by all it is an excellent place to get acquainted with the principle of the Japanese Ryokan in Tokyo.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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A.katsutaro, オーナー at Annex Katsutaro, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2013

Thank you for staying at the Annex Katsutaro Ryokan and for being such a wonderful guest!

We hope your stay was a comfortable and a memorable one!

We appreciate your comments!!
This means a lot to us for our future improvement.We would like to keep up what's good and improve more of what is lacking.Thank you again.

We hope there will be an oppurtunity to serve you in the future again,maybe in another season or so.

Yours sincerely,

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed at this hotel in June, for just one night. The hotel is clean, well equipped and quiet.

The hotel is very conveniently located in a charming area.
The hotel owners, who are friendly and helpful people, were very gracious with our late arrival, and had looked after our luggage which we had sent ahead.

The area itself has lots of local charm, interesting restaurants and a market on weekends. Plus, at the local train station there is a direct, express train to Narita. It is very convenient.

We liked the hotel so much that I'm shortly going to make a group booking for later this year.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Michelle D
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A.katsutaro, オーナー at Annex Katsutaro, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Thank you for staying at the Annex Katsutaro Ryokan and for being such a wonderful guest!

We are very glad to know that you liked our surrounding neighbour .
We hope your stay was a comfortable and a memorable one.

Thank you also for your comment! This means a lot to us for our future improvement .
We would like to keep it up!!

We look very much forward to your reservation for group guest.
You are always welcome in our homely ryokan!!

See you soon, and take care.

Yours sincerely,

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

I stayed her for 4 nights in June 2013. This is a wonderful little Ryokan in a really great little neighbourhood. It is a short walk from Nippori Station (direct line to Narita) on the JR Yamanote line and about 2 minutes from the Shendagi stop on the Metro line, so it's very easy to get everywhere. The neighbourhood is a wonderful area and you can easily walk up to Ueno to the museums, etc found around there. The hotel itself was really lovely with private bathroom and very friendly owners and your room is made up every day. Can't recommend this highly enough and I will definitely stay again when I return to Tokyo. It's wonderful to return to an old fashioned part of Tokyo after a day out in the city.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Simon B
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A.katsutaro, オーナー at Annex Katsutaro, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2013

Thank you for staying at the Annex Katsutaro Ryokan and for being such a wonderful guest.

We hope you are doing well back at home.

We appreciate your comment!! This means a lot to us for our future improvement !
Thank you so much!!

We are glad to know that your stay with us was a comfortable and a memorable one.

We hope you would come back and visit us again,maybe in another season or so.
You are always welcome in our homely ryokan!!

Yours sincerley,

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Address: 3-8-4 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Taito
Price Range: $66 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Annex Katsutaro 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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