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“Great find, authentic Japanese hotel, great location, great staff.”
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The Edo Sakura
Ranked #2 of 120 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
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“Great find, authentic Japanese hotel, great location, great staff.”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Our first ever visit to Japan for our young family of 4, booked at short notice, had me dealing with the first difficulty - finding good accommodation in Tokyo at short notice! Luckily a search of trip advisor turned up the Edo Sakura, which had been operating less than a month (Google earth shows the location as a building site!). As first time visitors, it had everything we wanted: Japanese style rooms with tatami mats and futons, comfortable despite being quite compact, and well appointed. Each room had own shower and toilet, small tv, and free (fast) wifi. Quiet and friendly neighbourhood, an elementary school across the road, was nice watching parents dropping off their youngsters to school (no noise from the school at all). A short walk to the Iriya subway station south exit, a convenience store just around the corner. Three options available for breakfast ranging from budget to satisfying, all Japanese style, and served in the common dining area by very enthusiastic and engaging staff. No major language issues, English well understood by all the staff we dealt with. Very happy to find the Edo Sakura and will seek it out if we return to Tokyo.

Room Tip: We liked the Japanese style rooms we had (303 and 304), it was part of the experience for us. Wester...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2013

I spent the night of July 2,2013 at the Edo. Extremely impressed. One stop (Iriya) from Ueno Station, and a short walk...8-10 minutes. Nobu checked me in and showed me my room, I think 305. Very clean room, western bath. Two chairs without legs and a table. Included a folder with easy instructions for the bed/futon and robe. I slept like a king on that futon! Provided a breakfast ($) ; computer in the attractive lobby; special door for after-hours entry. Quiet neighborhood w/a 24hr mini mart very close. I would stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for a week on a holiday with friends. The hotel is located close to the Iriya metro station, which makes transport to some of the major districts such as Taito and Ginza extremely easy.

The hotel offers the complete service in terms of attitude, communication (very good English), hygiene, room size, and price (cheap in Tokyo). I particularly liked the Japanese suites so if you don't mind sleeping on Tatami (thin mattress will be provided) then it's highly recommended.

Simply put, this is a fantastic place to stay.

One slight drawback is the limited selection of restaurants in the surrounding area. There're lots of small family restaurants that don't speak much/any English but luckily one of my friends is proficient in Japanese so we could get by easily. Alternatively, good selection of restaurants are just 5 min metro ride away.

Room Tip: Take a Japanese Suite for the complete experience, there are also western style rooms available.
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

The place is nice and neat, quite Japanese style in terms of decoration - beautiful. It is close to the Hibiya line and is still quiet -- good for sleep. The greatest point: staff speaks great English! Not common in Japan! Easy access to the airport. I like it. The only weakness is it is quite far from Roppongi and Shinjuku, if you're only going shopping in Tokyo.

Will stay here next time.

Room Tip: Ryokan is a must try.
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

We had the good luck to come across this hotel when searching for accommodation in Tokyo. It opened on the 16th of June and we were lucky to spend 3 nights there during the opening week. They have Japanese style rooms and Western style rooms. The Hotel is not far from the Iriya station and has a choice of eating places nearby. There is a Ministop (convenience store) around the corner. The staff were very friendly and spoke reasonably good English. From the Iriya station you can catch a train to Ueno and from there to other parts of Tokyo. We tried the Japanese Tea ceremony that they do at 9.30 in the morning. The hotel does breakfast but not other meals. It you want to try the Japanese experience this is a good place to start

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: The Edo Sakura
Address: 3-2-13 Shitaya, Taito 110-0004, Tokyo Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Taito
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Edo Sakura 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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