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Tama Ryokan

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the price, the location is good..walkable to train station and close to Shinjuku & Shibuya..the place looks Aged but clean & enables one to experience Japanese lifestyle.. There are strict rules to be adhered to..so make sure u listen carefully to them when u check in.. esp with regards to cleanliness, thus I'm sure the place is kept rly... More 

Thank vonvonchua
Lund, Sweden
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34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very rustic hotell which I guess is ok value for the money if you get a better room than we did. We were four people staying in one room without the possibility to lock the door. Shared bathroom.

Thank Guslor
TamaRyokan, Manager at Tama Ryokan, responded to this review

Our Japanese style rooms do lock from the inside, and we can secure any valuables if you like (although theft here is so rare that I can't remember the last time it happened). I try to explain the experience on request, but in the end it is up to our customers to understand what a Japanese style room is. As... More 

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72 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Good location, near Takabobaba JR station, it was a friendly personal stay of the old style Japanese inn. Much enjoyed and would have stayed there on return to Tokyo but no vacancies! Several places to eat locally, between the inn and the station for breakfast.

Thank murraymint48
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The location of this Ryokan is perfect, right next to a subway place and a 3 minute walk from the train station which has the yamanote line. The owner of the Ryokan is very nice, the rules are a little strict, but to be fair, they are there to keep the building clean and well maintained. Overall, this place is... More 

Thank Danielle H
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5 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is a quaint place to stay a few nights in the otherwise busy neighbourhood of Takadanobaba. There are a few rules to be followed, but this goes with every ryokan I've stayed in. I joined a group of friends here who occupied the "official" rooms, there was a smaller room available for me that met my needs. The rooms... More 

Thank Dick W
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I worked with Michael to book a room at the Ryokan. He had a very reasonable cancellation policy, spoke great English, and provided details about the surrounding area (and Mt. Fuji). For travelers arriving at the major airports late at night, I have been told that Michael sometimes meets his guests at the terminals to help them get to their... More 

Thank sevan1028
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

My father, sister, two sons (ages 7 and 10) and I stayed at Tama Ryokan in June 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Eiko was so kind and helpful. My 10 year old referred to her several times on our trip to Japan as the nicest lady he has ever met! Michael was very prompt in returning emails and answering... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Our host was exremely friendly and our room was beautiful. We even received small gifts before checking out. The location was perfect for moving around in Tokyo with a subway and a railway station around the corner. There were also many good restaurants around the ryokan.

Thank 794markusp
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

It was located very close to JR Takadanobaba station (about 5 min walk). It was convenient to get to places like Shinjuku, Harajuku and Shibuya. Theres quite a few places to eat around the hostel. There was also a McDonalds nearby and a small department store nearby. The owners were really welcoming and polite. However, there is a lack of... More 

Thank Michelle S
TamaRyokan, Manager at Tama Ryokan, responded to this review

Believe it or not, I gave this review an upvote for its criticism, not for its praise. My wife now has a helper, so I now only get glimpses in passing of how housekeeping is done. When I was working with my wife on the rooms, our intrusions were mostly limited to going into rooms to empty the wastepaper baskets.... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

I love this place, it's cozy and very japanese styled. It is also near a train Station, 7-11 and some places to eat. The lady owner is very nice and friendly. I just didn't get the chance to say goodbye before we leave. I will definite come back here.

Thank Rohaiza

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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tama Ryokan provides basic accommodation for a reasonable price in a central Tokyo location. It is about 3 minutes walk from the Yamanote line, and literally seconds from the Tozai subway line. It is also convenient to the Internet - we have a WiFi throughout the building, and 24-hour access to one desktop computer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tama Ryokan

Address: 1-25-33 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku 169-0075, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shinjuku > Shinjuku
Price Range: £55 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Tama Ryokan Hotel Shinjuku
Tama Ryokan Shinjuku, Tokyo
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“Email the ryokan to communicate with the owners ahead of time.”
 of 5 bubbles sevan1028, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The room upstairs next to the refrigerator is the best (big and private)”
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  • Our room with futons
 of 5 bubbles Bettina1234, 23 Jul 2015 | Read review
“BOOK WAY IN ADVANCE. I booked a good few months in advance and it was only two weeks or so before my flight that I confirmed the booking. Phew!”
 of 5 bubbles ChewChewChewChew, 28 Apr 2013 | Read review
“There is 1 room that is not tatami, but has a western style bed. I think it's better to chose tatami room if it's available.”
 of 5 bubbles Paul4970, 11 Nov 2011 | Read review
“Room on the downstairs has the best A/C unit.”
 of 5 bubbles MattilaJ, 5 Oct 2011 | Read review
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