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I stayed there 4 nights in early February. For my first visit to Japan I wanted to stay in a traditional Japanese inn, and I wasn't disappointed. The rooms were very nice, with tatami and futon beds, and quite a lot of space. Our room...More
I am normally a budget traveller so staying in this ryokan was a little expensive for me but it was truly worth it!
- The location
Ueno was the perfect place for me because it was quiet and had easy transport links.
You are a...More
My family of 3 stayed in Tokyo during the week of Christmas, 4 nights.The place is clean and comfortable, reasonably priced. The room that we are staying is spacious (I travel to Tokyo often on business trip and have stayed in numerous business hotels in...More
We had promised my son we would take him to Japan for a couple of years but time has been difficult to arrange . We had just one week to give him a look at Tokyo and its environs. He had expressed a preference for...More
We decided on this place after much thought, and figured that the location and the hope of something less bland than a business hotel would make a decent choice.
Our perceptions of Japanese rooms was that they are all very small and cramped....More
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.