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“Great hotel - authentic Japanese style”
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The Edo Sakura
Ranked #2 of 121 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
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“Great hotel - authentic Japanese style”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

My sister and I just returned from Toyko where we stayed at the Edo Sakura hotel. We absolutely loved this hotel and were so glad that we found it. It is very convenient to the subway (take the exit 4 from the Iriya station and you will be 3 - 4 blocks from the hotel). It is in a neighborhood which we found delightful. Since the hotel is very close to the subway, we found it very easy to get around Tokyo (you can buy an all day pass for $10 USD) and to Narita.

We stayed in one of the traditional Japanese rooms and it was very clean and comfortable. The staff was extremely nice and helpful and they make you feel like family. We had the salmon for breakfast and it was excellent (worth the 800 yen). We attended the traditional tea ceremony and it was very interesting (I had to buy one of the whisks they use to make the tea).

In summary, I cannot say enough good things about this hotel and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Tokyo.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

For our first Tokyo trip, we really wanted to try for traditional japanese room (ryokan), we searched quite sometime until we come across this newly open edo sakura. They have very good service, very friendly staff ( we were served by friendly yoko-san whom speak very good English !)
We opted for Japanese style room and the room is splendid ! (the rooms are beautifully decorated and very clean ) For Japanese style room we have the chance to laid out our own bed (futon) which is something very new and we are glad to get a chance to sleep like the Japanese ! Room are bigger compare to other hotel we stayed ~ They even have a public bath for 500yen per session for 40 mins (max 2 person), worth trying (we couldn't even stand for 30mins, but we feel refreshed after the hot bath). For breakfast we need to pay extra 800yen but for such delicious breakfast, it`s worth it ( i have tried their salmon breakfast set , TWICE ) They even provide tea ceremony for free where u get to learn tea making.
We have no problem locating the hotel using google map. You can also take the JR line to uguisudani station, but it`ll be quite far from the hotel and the chances of getting lost is higher so we took hibiya line to iriya station* exit 4* ( which is quite near about 3-5 min walk) There is a convenience mart nearby the hotel, just in case you feel hungry.
The only weakness for this hotel is it is too far from the city like shinjuku, shibuya and other tourist spot. It is near to ueno zoo tho. Plus hibiya line is a local line and its very inconvenient to look for when u are in shinjuku or shibuya.

Room Tip: Op for their japanese style room and their japanese style breakfast !
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Spotlessly clean and very modern but in the style of a traditional Ryokan. The owners speak good English. It is comfortable and pleasant. The location near Ueno is not in the thick of things but it suited us for a couple of nights at the end of the stay because its near the train back to Narita. There was a (small) charge to use the public bath which seemed a little petty when you've paid for a room. Breakfast was not included and we ate out. The price isn't too bad though. There was just something about it I can't quite put my finger on that would stop me staying again....It feels a bit like you are being watched as you have to flip a token on a board in the lobby to tell the owners whenever you go out. When you arrive the staff take you to the room and there is what feels like a lengthy induction about how everything in the room works when you really just want to be left alone. Also I found the staff\owners to be a little overly welcoming to the point where it felt like forced sickly insincerity which felt very unjapanese. Obviously they were trying very hard which isn't really a negative point and these are minor points so overall I would be being unfair if I didn't say it is very good.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Venice, Italy
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

If you attend Tokyo after Kyoto and other country side in Japan,
there are so many smart people but very cool, i think.
At last you can find heart warming owner at Edo Sakura Hotel.
rooms are calm!, cosy and bit surprisible Japanese style.
unfortunately,people of Tokyo says JR Uguisudai station is not safety.
you can better to use metro.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here. The room was in true Japanese style, the hospitality from the staff was excellent, and the location was very good. Wish I could have stayed longer. Definitely beats the boring and typical Western hotel experience! As a travel agent who travels all over Asia, this is among my top favorite places.

Stayed November 2013
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Reviews by others are pretty accurate--nice staff, clean place. Only thing I would add is the bathrooms are essentially identical to what you find on a cruise ship. Small, but it works.

So, on to directions. We spent probably 45 minutes trying to find this place. It took 2 smartphones (of very friendly Japanese locals), lots of pantomiming and and old couple who happened to know where it was to finally get there. In retrospect, a cab would have been a smarter choice, but I am generally pretty good with directions, and their website made it look so easy to find.

From (JR Yamanote) Uguisudani station: go to the bottom of the hill, turn right onto Kototoi Dori, heading east. (rd 319) Turn left onto Showa Dori (rd 4)

You will pass by the Iriya station (for the Tokyo Metro, which can be used to go through the center of the city, as opposed to JR Yamanote which goes in a big circle around the city). Continue on Showa Dori for ~3-4 blocks.

When you get to Tokyo Travel Agency (which in the 3 days we stayed in Tokyo was never open), turn left. You will see a Mini-Mart on your left. Then, take your first right. Edo Sakura is at the end of that alley (on the left).

Their website said a 10 minute walk from Uguisudani; I'd say more like 15-20, and Iriya as only 4 minutes away; I'd suggest more like 7-10.

There is not much to eat around there, so take that into consideration.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

What a lovely place. after 3 weeks in Japan, we stopped here for two nights prior to our return home. Our reception was warm and friendly. Hot tea, gracious English speaking staff and small but elegant lobby and accommodations. We chose a Japanese style room, Tatami mats etc. Two small windows provided cross ventilation, traditional deep soaking tub/shower etc. This hotel is brand new and very clean and well kept. Breakfast is either 400 or 800 Yen, and both Japanese or Western style is offered. Our next trip to Tokyo we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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