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Reviewed 8 November 2011

This is a typical ryokan (Japanese Inn) with tatami floors and futons and communal baths on the top floor. They do have western rooms too. It is very close to Senso-Ji temple and surrounded by Asakusa centre with shops selling traditional products and plenty of restaurants. It is close to subway stations. The place is spotless if wearing slightly and...

2Thank Buckster21
Reviewed 26 August 2011

I stayed for 6 nights in a western style single room and I can't complain about anything. The cleanliness is not perfect but still good. The whole Hotel is a bit worn by a lot of guests that stayed there. The service is very friendly and they try to help you as good as they can but since the staff...

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Reviewed 11 August 2011

Everything is nice in this place, the location, the atmosphere, the people, the onsen, the look of the rooms...I just wish they could get rid of these bed bugs that have been mentioned every now and then in past reviews. Having seen no mention of them for the last couple of years, I assumed the problem had been solved, but...

2Thank JeroendeFrans
Reviewed 19 June 2011

Truly a 3-min walk from train, with one connection from Narita airport. Easy enough for a first-time Japan tourist! Has both Japanese rooms and western rooms. MOST helpful staff. Can't say enough about the desk clerk who walked me to the room, introduced me to when and where I should wear the slippers and robe. She came back with a...

Thank Kitcat22
Reviewed 16 May 2011

I stayed in the Asakusa Shigetsu for 5 nights with my family (4 of us, all adults) in their "special" room which is the biggest and the nicest. If you like shopping and enjoying a bustling atmosphere, this is the perfect place because it is right in the middle of the "Nakamise" area, a wonderful spot for finding good buys...

Thank choralmelody
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 10 April 2011

We stayed here twice on our holiday and the staff were very nice. They only have traditional rooms now so each pair stayed in a ?6? mat room with 2 very comfy futon, a small table, tv, hairdryer and tea making facilities. It became my friend's and my habit to buy fabulous cake from Ueno JR station and then take...

1Thank spiceg01
Reviewed 2 February 2011

The Shigetsu Ryokan is located Asakusa, a short walk from the main metro line linking many of Tokyo's attractions. It is also a short walk from Tokyo's largest Buddhist temple. My family and I stayed there over New Year 2010-2011 so it was great to witness the pilgrims to the temple. Also the temple grounds have outdoor food stalls where...

Thank Donny74
London, UK
Reviewed 14 July 2010

I stayed at the Asakusa Shigetsu with 2 friends for 1 nights in June 2010 and was please with our choice. Location: Good. On a small side street 5-10mins walk from station. Close to local sights. Apperance: Small, clean and tidy. Staff: Excellent. Helpful and accomodating. Good level of English. Made restaurant reservations for us and assisted when we locked...

Thank The_Last_Unicorn
Udine, Italy
Reviewed 15 June 2010

It is right next to Asakusa temple - perfectly located for sightseeing, and a bit of souvenir shopping. You can reach central Tokyo in 15 mins. There are plenty of Japanese restaurants nearby. The rooms are quite roomy and the communal bath with overview of the pagoda deserves surely a visit. The staff speak fluent English - a plus in...

1Thank dierna
washington, dc
Reviewed 16 May 2010

We stayed here for a number of nights in April and for various reasons we stayed in 3 different rooms. Be sure to ask for a corner room - they are a bit bigger than the interior rooms and that little bit of space makes a difference. We stayed one night in the suite - it was GREAT, very spacious....

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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 

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Address: 1-31-11 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
Price Range: $122 - $421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Asakusa Shigetsu 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“All the rooms are tiny and tight with very tiny bathrooms. Not much choice here.”
 of 5 bubbles 2swapna, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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