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A traditional Japanese bath house with all the amenities that comes with it. For a small fee you can access this bath house using its locker and showers. Be aware not all bath house allow foreigners in. Make sure you know/respect the rules when utilising this bath house in order to blend in with the Japanese locals.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you stay at Ryokan Sawanoya you will get friendly and personal service absent from most stays in Japan; you will get help with tour and dining recommendations, a personal map, help with luggage, and in my case the arranging of the delivery of a book I left behind which was forwarded to my hotel in Kyoto. The room rates...

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

Dear sandbag7 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....

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first stayed at Sawanoya over 20 years ago. It is amazing how little has changed. The family are lovely and the service is very gentle and kind. We stayed in one of the regular rooms on the first visit and then a few days later stayed in a larger room that had it's own bathroom. This I truly recommend....

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

Dear EugalB 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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spend 3 nights in the ruokan Dawanoya during our honey moon in Japan in November. It was a great experience. The room are very traditional, they have their own traditional Bath, that you can privatise to experience it privately. The hosts are incredibely kind and did everything they could to surprise and delight. The house is in a great...

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

Dear Sylvain P 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...

Regina, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I knew I had to stay at Ryokan Sawanoya after reading all the glowing reviews and it did not disappoint! It's a beautiful, traditional style inn that is impeccably clean with the most polite and helpful hosts you can imagine. I was a bit worried about not having a toilet in our room, but I never had to wait to...

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

Dear FangirlIncorporated 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....

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a fifty-something couple on a moderate budget I can think of no better place to stay in Tokyo. I have not surveyed other ryokan in Tokyo so I can not really say this is the best, but: - The owners are very friendly, speak English well enough and are very polite and obliging, even by high Japanese standards. -...

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Dear DKA255100 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....

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for honeymoon. It was such an amazing experience in this Ryokan. The owners and hosts are very warm welcoming, and pay attention to every detail to ensure their guests have the best experience. We would highly recommend this place for everyone visiting Japan. The location is great, in an traditional area where it is great for shooting...

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Dear Puccachoo 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 4 weeks ago

This was the first place myself and my friend stayed at when visiting Japan and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. Everyone was so accommodating and so very helpful. We were very lucky enough to get one of the rooms with a bathroom and it was amazing, it was so clean and so looked after. Breakfast (toast with...

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Dear Jessica S 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...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first time I stay in the Japanese hotel, everything perfect. Look classic by wooden furniture and luxury in house. Price not so night. Receptionist very friendly and advice me many thing helpful when I stay there.

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

Dear tombeo123 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

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ryokan Sawanoya was the perfect place to spend our 5 days in Tokyo. A short walk from the Nezu station, it's easy to get to, but also located near the old neighborhood that is fun to explore. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. The room is small ,but very clean.The shared bathroom facilities are spotless and can be used...

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Dear elena_tache 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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

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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“I recommend the room with toilet. The shared facilities are fine though.”
 of 5 bubbles sandbag7, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“From Narita, take Kesei Express. Taxi from Ueno is only about Yen1000.”
 of 5 bubbles EugalB, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good but there are only 2 with private bathrooms, the others you have to use a communal bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles O6032HYjessicas, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are similar in size - one on the first floor has a sink in its porch, but that is one of the only points of difference.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelwK2129QD, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Take a room WITHOUT a private bath, you will not regret it.”
 of 5 bubbles gee_girl16, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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