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“Clean, modern and close to railway/subway stations”
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Via Inn Asakusa
Ranked #27 of 120 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
Shanghai, China
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192 reviews
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“Clean, modern and close to railway/subway stations”
Reviewed November 23, 2009

Nice hotel, modern and new rooms. Breakfast could be improved , as there is a limited choice (far too little fresh fruit), but there is a Starbucks coffee shop just 100m down the road, so rather take your coffee there.
The location though is great and if you want to go anywhere in Tokyo or to the outskirts of this city, there are two main stations and the subway in walking distance.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 14, 2009

The Blue Wave Inn in Asakusa is a pleasant and very well kept hotel. The rooms are small but very clean and the service is daily! The rooms have a small firdge, kettle so you can make yourself tea or coffee. The bed was great to sleep in and very comfortable. There are plenty of local stores that you can buy everyday food for travel or even breakfast!
The Blue Wave is a perfect place to stay for sight seeing as your are close to one of the best temples 'Senso-ji' and the Ginza and Asakusa train lines, making it easy to get around.
Asakusa is a lovely, lively place to walk around and there are loads to see, and you are close to the Sumida River which is lovey to walk along and good for boat trips.
Its a quieter area at night, but that is a benefit if you have been sight seeing all day!
I enjoyed my stay at the Blue Wave Inn and would stay there again just for its great location. The only thing I could complain about it the toilet paper is very thin! But that said you could always go buy some of or your own if you so wished to. I would reccomend staying at the Blue Wave and would return.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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Beppu, Japan
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Reviewed November 7, 2009

The price is very reasonable for a relatively new hotel, with spacious and contemporary decorated rooms. If you are on a free and easy trip, spending the last day of your trip in Asakusa will be relaxing. It is also easy and cheap to make your way back to Narita Airport on the next day [Asakusa (Metro, 160¥) - Ueno (Skyliner,1920¥) - Narita Airport]. Staying in Asakusa Blue Wave Inn is highly recommended for its location, comfort and price. It is right next to the Sensoji and Nakamise shopping street. Nakamise is a good place for last minute shopping for souvenirs, such as senbei (rice crackers), keychains, lucky charms etc. There are also many sushi, seafood and bbq joints to feed your stomach in Nakamise (refer to photos for a recommendation for friendly boss and reasonable priced Unagi don).

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 22, 2009

Room was reasonably spacious, extremely clean with crisp white bedding. We found the staff to be very friendly and would certainly not hesitate to stay there again

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
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Property: Via Inn Asakusa
Address: 2-33-7 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 , Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #27 of 120 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
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Hotel Class:3 star — Via Inn Asakusa 3*
Number of rooms: 190
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