Sleep on a futon on the tatami-matted floor, soak in the hot tub, share a bath all with amazing service in a cool, bit off the beaten track real Tokyo neighborhood, It's also a great bargain. The Nezu area is filled with small businesses but relatively quiet. Nothing of the crazy Tokyo night scene here. The ryoken is a 5-10 min. walk from Nezu station. The hosts are incredibly friendly and helpful, which is saying something given that the standards Japanese service standard is very high.
Things to Know: The dozen or so rooms share only two showers located with the traditional soaking tubs. That means you may have to wait for one given that folks can soak for a while. While the toilets are shared, I never had a wait. Breakfast (western) is extra but simple and good. It's a long walk to Ueno park but well worth it. Don't miss the nearby Yanaka Cemetery. Given TA's high ratings, reservations can be tough so book far in advance.
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