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Asakusa Shigetsu

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Love the authentic Japanese style room, look out of the window, it's the antique sensō ji temple street, feels like living in ancient Japan 😀 Just one little thing, hotel don't provide any wine glasses or ice, if you are looking for a party, you might need to DIY 🙃

Thank Veronica L
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our 2nd visit (last time was 2 years ago) & we weren't disappointed. The location is great for sight seeing around Asakusa but also easy access to other Tokyo wards via subway & JR Lines. Area is surrounded by variety of restaurants & bars, also great variety of shops. Our room was very clean & comfortable with toilet & shower...

Thank Karen M
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here recently because the Ryokan we usually stay at was booked. Although a bit more expensive than we usually pay, the accommodation and service was excellent. Amazing family sized room - super comfortable futons and a large bathroom. Much larger room than we have in the other place so you pay more here but you get more. Delicious...

Thank Barbara T
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed here twice. Once in 2007 and once in 2017. The staff have changed, but the warm welcome, the garden, the clean rooms, hot baths, and delicious breakfast are the same. This is an Oasis in a GREAT location in Tokyo. The small staff goes out of their way to meet every need, answer every question, make recommendations and...

Thank mgphillips1
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This is a sweet little ryokan in a great location. The typical narrow, Japanese street has character but is very quiet at night. Two excellent restaurants next door and across the street. The room was small, but adequate. By far, the highlight was the breakfast room and the sento or baths. The breakfasts were delicious and served in a beautiful...

Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We stayed in Asakusa Shigetsu for a day and a half. Just enough time to see Tokyo hotspots before taking flight out of Narita airport. It was a total disappointment. I had read reviews of it and was prepared to see small rooms - but not this tiny!! Our deluxe room for two was barely big enough for my husband...

Thank 2swapna
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Overall delighted with the ryokan. On the positive side: great location in asakusa pedestrian shopping area, extraordinarily quiet at night (double glazing), good understanding of English. On the other hand, onsen public bath is small and not well appointed, rooms very small, and in-house rule a bit tight (you are required to be out of your room from 10.30 till...

1Thank JC64Madeira
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Ryokan with modern amenities, though they don't have heated (I was spoiled by this while in Japan) toilet seat. The staff we're very nice and helpful and they always tell you "if you need anything please let us know" every time you talk to them. This place have breakfast (I think 7 am - 9:30 am) but you have to...

Thank OelmeB
Riga, Latvia
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I stayed in Asakusa Shigetsu for 6 months back in 2001. The place has not changed! Thats good and bad, but mostly good. Yes, its showing a little wear around the edges. But the heart beat is the same. I love the location of Asakusa and the mix of real time and tourist time. Theres something for everyone here. The...

Thank thefoodieofeurope
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

In an old quieter part of Tokyo this is a beautifully run ryokan with amazing breakfasts and attractive rooms. The staff are delightful and futons comfortable. But it's not great for relaxing on a rainy day with only hard chairs in bedrooms.

Thank Richard b

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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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We are by the Nakamise avenue, and a short walk from Asakusa Station, If you are planning to visit Ueno, Ginza, and Nikko, you can reach directly. We have Japanese style baths on 6th floor. There are two rooms separated for male and female. Please enjoy your bath time with the sight of five-storied pagoda. Traditional Japanese cuisine, "WASHOKU" was placed as a UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage in 2013. Traditional "WASHOKU" breakfast is composed of TAMAGO-YAKI (Japanese-style omelet), YAKI-ZAKANA (grilled fish of the season), NI-MONO (seasonal boiled dishes), SHIRU-MONO (soup dishes) and GOHAN (boiled rice). The quintessence of "WASHOKU" is to take the full advantage of seasonal ingredients. Menu varies with the seasons. Beside its tastes, "WASHOKU" breakfast is served with special attention to its appearance and nutrient balance. Please enjoy the authentic "WASHOKU" breakfast in Ryokan Shigetsu. Asakusa is one of the most well known and popular towns in Tokyo. The roads leading to the famous shrine there provide an abundance of cultural curiosities ,from sweets to yukatas to good luck charms. Ryokan Shigetsu is located right around the corner of the main street "Nakamise-dori." You can relax in the Japanese style room and bath just as comfortable and convenient as using an ordinary hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Asakusa Shigetsu

Address: 1-31-11 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
Price Range: $126 - $441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Asakusa Shigetsu 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“The higher the floors the better the views.”
mgphillips1, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are tiny and tight with very tiny bathrooms. Not much choice here.”
2swapna, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Executive tatami room on 6th floor or same side on 5th floor”
thefoodieofeurope, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms ending in 5 are really small.”
mxs0755, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask. Some of members at reception speak good English and they'll be very honest with you about room choices.”
JeffTNYC, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
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