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Riga, Latvia
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Enjoyed staying at this comfortable ryokan on a quiet street near Senso-ji temple. Tidy room, and facilities. Nice bath on the upper floor. Location convenient. Very pretty. Recommend the table-grill (okonomiyaki?) restaraunt across the street which was a lot of fun and quite tasty.

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our Japanese experience at this ryokan! Loved it! It was very peaceful and quiet. A big plus! The location is perfect. The breakfast was delicious and the service was top-notch! I would go back!

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1Thank Nicholas H
Olomouc, Czech Republic
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu is a nice small hotel in the quaint Asakusa area, few steps from the Senso-ji temple in a very quiet side road. The place is quite charming, with a relaxed atmosphere and the small details typical of this type of establishment. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are clean and with every comfort, even though...

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1Thank lamusi
Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I stayed in the western single room, mostly due to the cheaper cost. The bed was comfortable, the room very tiny - but not a problem since I was only sleeping in it. The room was a bit stuffy when I arrived but they turned on the air conditioning and that cooled it off quickly. I am sensitive to some...

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Poland
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This ryokan has really great location, alongside the temple. Staff was also very nice and helpfull. Breakfast was big and tasty BUT our room was really dirty! In the bathroom was a lot of hairs, toilet was just a mess and in the shower I find a mold. While we were in Japan we stay in two other ryokans and...

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1Thank Karolina_Mikolaj
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Booked the Japanese styled room through agoda for a one night stay in June 2016. Personally I feel that the room size was rather small. However it was ok for just one night. Futon was comfortable and room was clean. Good service by staff. Would recommend this ryokan as a good base to explore Asakusa area :)

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1Thank Ching C
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Upon reflection, we should have saved our time for a traditional ryokan experience in a more rural part of Japan. We spent two nights here, and it was small all-around - the rooms and the public bath. It was also showing its age. Price was also very different from reserved price, which made it much less value. Our apartment in...

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East Bay, CA
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We stayed in this ryokan for the last two nights of our trip in Japan. Let's just say that we didn't exactly end with a bang. It's not a bad place to stay, but it's not great for the money paid. What it does have going for it is location. Step out of the front door, turn right and walk...

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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 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Asakusa Shigetsu 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Executive tatami room on 6th floor or same side on 5th floor”
 of 5 bubbles thefoodieofeurope, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms ending in 5 are really small.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles JeffTNYC, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 290BarbaraK290, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in a western style room, but the Japanese rooms looked lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles RichyX83, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
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