Experience the elements of Japanese culture and customs: living in a room with Tatami (straw mat) flooring, changing into a typical Yukata (robe) after taking an Onsen hot-spring bath, sleeping on a Futon (bedding) put down directly on the Tatami floor, and etc. in a ryokan, a traditional Japanese hotel.
9500yen/night~ Dinner course 7000yen~
2-20-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0032 Japan
The location is great as it is right behind the Asakusa Sensoji Temple and close to shops and restaurants and is a little quieter than most of Tokyo.
The ryokan rooms are traditional tatami-mat rooms, with the standard low table, a dresser including a small refrigerator. Provided some rooms include a private shower and bath, why not try the two public baths, which are outstanding!
Enjoy a ryokan experience in Tokyo surrounded by Japanese traditional décor and hospitalities.
Kanda Surugadai 3-4, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo,Japan
Established in 1899, it is located in quiet neighborhoods, being in walking distance of the used-book district around Jinbocho, as well as Akihabara the electronic town.
It is a great experience sleeping in Futon on tamtami mats like Japanese do traditionally.
The room is clean and spacious, staffs are friendly and helpful.
It will makes you feel much more local and not faceless touristy as one might get in the larger hotels.JR Ochanomizu station 3min walk, which is a good news for JR pass holders.
1-30-10 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 111-0032, Japan
Looking for an unique experience in Tokyo?
This is an ideally located ryokan if you are planning on scoping out the Ueno and Asakusa areas. It is a 2 minute walk to Sensouji temple and Nakamise street.
A good portion of western style breakfast (toast, fruit juice, coffee) is only 550yen, which would be the price of a cup of coffee in Tokyo.
If you get the bathroom included in your room, make sure you are small enough to fit in the bathroom. Public bathroom “Onsen” is available, as well as a shower room for shower lovers. A room with western style toilet can be selected on demand.
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