My wife and I stayed at the Andon Ryokan for a week as a part of our Honeymoon. Whilst it's classified as a 'ryokan' it's not like your traditional inn - instead it's very noveau - lots of stainless steel,
polished concrete and glass with Japanese antiques interspersed thoughout.
Booking direct with their website proved no problem whatsoever and the map provided meant that we were easily able to find it by walking
from Minowa station. The staff were greeted us very warmly and we felt at home from the minute we arrived.
Admittedly the rooms are small however our intention was never to spend a lot of time in the rooms - mostly we were out and about sightseeing or shopping. The rooms come with a television and DVD player (you can borrow DVDs from reception), your own heater/air conditionr and a futon which you roll out over the tatami mats each evening. The futon was both comfortable and warm, so much so that getting out of bed in the morning proved difficult.
Bathrooms / showers are shared however there are more than enough to go around and they were always spotless. There is also a washing machine available for use and free internet access downstairs. Additionally there is a private spa style bath on the top level which can be booked in the evenings and provided an excellent way of both warming up from the cold weather outside and relaxing.
The best thing about the Andon was the staff. They were friendly and always had times to converse in a combination of Japanese and English.
The location is convenient to Ueno however word of warning - if you get caught out and about after the trains stop running you can be up for a hefty cab fare. We had to get a cab from Shibuya one night and it wasn't cheap!
Overall the Andon is an affordable and pleasant place to stay. When we make it back to Tokyo we'll certainly be staying there again.
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- Also Known As:
- Andon Ryokan Hotel Taito
- Andon Ryokan Tokyo, Japan