A friend of mine referred this place to me. When I went to book, only the mid-sized rooms were available and I was allowed to book it, at a small extra charge. I arrived, the staff helped me with my luggage and showed me around and to my room. The room was very good for just one, even with me making a big mess of it, with bags all over the place. The yukata, futon and towels were very good. Whenever I asked the staff for some info, they were very helpful and speak very good English. You get free amenities, such as tooth brushes in the bathroom area. At this moment, you are probably wondering what the faults are. Well, I found that the window in the room wasn't completely sound proofed, so in the night, I'd hear allot of noise from people with trolleys or speaking in the street. Also, there were no curtains or drapes, to prevent the light from coming in when the sun starts to go up. These are the reasons I gave 3 and 4, respectively for sleep quality and rooms. As for the cleanliness, this is due to some mold or fungus that could be seen in some of the shower curtains. The other reason was the smell or urine that was in the bathrooms. While this last is mostly related to the habits of the guests, it still isn't very nice. You do have some slippers to use whenever you need to use the toilet.
Also, one of the things I didn't like was the lack of respect some guests had to others. One came barging in at 1 a.m. making allot of noise and instead of excusing himself, he just said "I know the owner". Whether he did or not, I don't know. If he did, I'd kindly ask Mr. Kisaburo to ask his friends to keep the noise down. Still, this has nothing to do to the ryokan itself.
So, overall, when I go back to Tokyo, I will gladly stay at Kimi Ryokan, and I highly recomend it.
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- Kimi Ryokan Tokyo, Japan