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Ryokan Sawanoya

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Finally had the pleasure of staying at this ryokan. I had tried before on a previous trip to Tokyo but they were closed for renovations. This time we managed to book a room for one night. I had heard about the ryokan from a friend. All I can say is that the ryokan did not disappoint. Mr Sawanoya was so...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my third time staying there. The owners recongnised me immediately and felt right at home. Easy check in. Room small (what I expected) but clean and very well presented. As a single room there is a basin available but no shower or bath. I have no issue as there is a traditional (what do you expect) bath/shower available...

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Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely to experience a traditional Ryokan and we really liked the quiet & attractive neighbourhood. We were there during the cherry blossom and the Ryokan is a short walk from Ueno Park. When I looked on the website, rooms were available for 3 nights. I didn’t complete the online form as it says ‘we may take a time before we...

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澤  新, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya, responded to this review

Dear CillaL-D sama Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us and the neighborhood. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan....

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and found the staff very friendly from start to finish. They provide a nice map of the local area highlighting restaurants and shrines. A western style breakfast of eggs on toast is available at a very good peice. There's two traditional japanese baths downstairs that you can use first come first serve. Great location for...

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澤  新, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya, responded to this review

Dear Tod G sama Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan. Sincerely, Sawa...

mullumbimby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place. It was spotlessly clean. Lovely older couple run it and we're very helpful. It has two traditional baths which were divine after walking all day. It is in a quiet picturesque neighbourhood. A real bargain. Wish we had booked two nights.

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澤  新, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya, responded to this review

Dear kissme sama Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan. Sincerely, Sawa family

Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed her as a family of there, myself, husband and 8 yr old son, for 4 nights during the Easter Holidays. We chose this Ryokan based on the reviews here and because we want to experience something authentic whilst in Japan rather than a bland city hotel. We were delighted with our choice. We were welcomed warmly after a...

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澤  新, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya, responded to this review

Dear natalierankin sama Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us and the neighborhood. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan....

Park City, Utah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely family run traditional Ryokan in the older section of Japan - Ueno. Wish I had found this earlier in my planning. We wanted to stay in a traditional Japan hotel. The owners are lovely, gracious and so helpful. We actually started walking in the wrong direction and the owner ran half way down the street to tell...

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澤  新, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya, responded to this review

Dear Barbara W sama Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us and the neighborhood. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed four nights here and it was such a wonderful stay! If you are looking for a location that is quieter than Ginza, Shibuya or Shinjuku, this is your place. The hosts are so accommodating, helpful and kind. The location of the inn is in the Yanaka-area which has an old-town feel but is close to Ueno station and...

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澤  新, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya, responded to this review

Dear Taro27 sama Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us and the neighborhood. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan....

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 23 March 2017

You never know what to expect when you book a place to stay on the other side of the world, in this case a Japanese-style room, for what does that actually mean? Turned out to be exactly what we needed. A family-run place with personal service and attention. Very clean, cozy, warm (we traveled in February), quiet, in an old,...

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澤  新, Sawa family at Ryokan Sawanoya, responded to this review

Dear cwcasa sama Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us and the neighborhood. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The Sawanoya family were so lovely and helpful to our family. They even organised a birthday cake for my mum! Fantastic place to stay in a quiet neighbourhood, really clean and gorgeous baths. Would love to stay again. Thank you so much. Susan

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Dear sueJ645QP sama Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us and the neighborhood. The Sawanoya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you and your family during your future visit to Japan....

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Staying in Ueno, Asakusa

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Ueno, Asakusa
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.
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Additional Information about Ryokan Sawanoya

Address: 2-3-11 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Ryokan Sawanoya Hotel Taito
Ryokan Sawanoya Tokyo, Japan
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“all rooms looked good.”
fambamm2017, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The ensuite room(s)”
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“All rooms are traditional tatami style.”
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“I recommend the room with toilet. The shared facilities are fine though.”
sandbag7, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“From Narita, take Kesei Express. Taxi from Ueno is only about Yen1000.”
EugalB, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
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