My partner and I stayed here for 6 nights at one of their double futon rooms. The owners speak English and were extremely helpful. Upon arrival, they gave us a little run-down of key areas in the neighbourhood using a map, including closest train and subway stations and popular places to go. There’s a storage area in the lobby where you can ask them to hold your luggage for you, we used this after we checked out as we had an evening flight and just came back for our luggage when we were ready to leave for the airport.
The room is very clean and my partner and I found it to be of a comfortable size, though we’re not particularly big people so I can understand if most find it to be a bit on the smaller side. There is a fridge but no microwave and there is a coin laundry service available for a few dollars per load.
The best thing about the ryokan though is undoubtedly its location. Nippori train station is about a 10-minute walk away, less if you walk at a reasonable pace. From there you can take a Keisei Skyliner train express to Narita Airport (takes about 45 mins). It’s also on the Yamanote Line which is the major train line that runs through most of the popular neighbourhoods and train stations around Tokyo city, including Ueno, Akihabara, Ikebukuro, Shibuya, Harajuku and Shinjuku. There are at least 3 convenience stores in the surrounding area, as well as Yanaka-Ginza which is an old street lined with interesting little boutiques, street vendor shops and cafes.
If you’re feeling lazy, Sendagi subway station is pracically across the street. My partner and I rode through here every day to Ochanomizu train station 3 stops away, which also connects to most of the major train lines. The whole trip from the ryokan took all of 10 minutes as well.
Overall, very happy with our stay and would book this ryokan again any time I’m staying in Tokyo.