The first and best thing about this place is we booked it once we were already on holiday. We didn't really have the time to do much research or worry about things so we did the whole thing on email. Our flight arrived at Narita Airport at 6am and I optomistically put 9am as our check-in time. When we arrived at 9.30am the guy showed us straight to our room which was all ready for us. After a long flight this was great - we got a few hours sleep before going out to explore.
They clean between 10am and 12am so it's best to be out then but if you can cope with some banging around outside and you remember to put the sign on your door it's fine.
The room was nice - two small sections - one with a TV and low table, the other with the futon bed on the floor. All felt very authentic. The bathroom was clean and with a tiny bath and shower. They provide toiletries, clean towels and clean sheets every day, plus a kimono and slippers if you want them.
The walls aren't thick and out neighbours decided a baby would enjoy a stay there but we were too tired to be kept up.
It is a 10min walk from Ueno Keisei Station but only 5 from Nezu on a different line. The owner gave us a really useful map of the local area pointing out the places we could get food, plus the area around Ueno station is full of restaurants.
Didn't see much of the staff but the lady gave us a souviner fridge maget when we left which was nice.
Free wifi was good and there's a PC in the entrance and an english language newspaper every day.
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- Also Known As:
- Ryokan Katsutaro Hotel Taito
- Ryokan Katsutaro Tokyo, Japan