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Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu

Style: Ryokan Hotel

Price Per Person:
¥7,000 ~ ¥15,000

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Address (English)

1-31-11 Asakusa
Taito -ku

Address (Japanese)

東京都台東区浅草1-31-11

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Welcome to Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu. Located in the most traditional part of urban Tokyo, this six story Ryokan Hotel has 28 Japanese and Western style guest rooms. Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu is centrally located near Nakamise-dori, which is the main street in Asakusa. On the 6th floor there are shared Japanese "hinoki" (cypress) baths for both women and men (same gender only) with views of the Asakusa district. On the 1st floor of the hotel there is a restaurant called Hozuki which serves traditional Japanese cuisine. Guests can connect to the Internet in the hotel lobby, and there is also Internet connectivity in the guest rooms. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00 am.

Welcome to Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu. Located in the most traditional part of urban Tokyo, this six story Ryokan Hotel has 28 Japanese and Western style guest rooms. Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu is centrally located near Nakamise-dori, which is the main street in Asakusa. On the 6th floor there are shared Japanese "hinoki" (cypress) baths for both women and men (same gender only) with views of the Asakusa district. On the 1st floor of the hotel there is a restaurant called Hozuki which serves traditional Japanese cuisine. Guests can connect to the Internet in the hotel lobby, and there is also Internet connectivity in the guest rooms. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00 am.

Facilities

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GUEST ROOMS

  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath and Toilet
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet Only
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Towels

HOT SPRINGS and BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Hot Spring Bath in Guest Room
  • Private Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Hot Spring Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Hot Spring Bath

REGULAR BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Outdoor Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Bath (Both Genders)

MEALS

  • Dinner and Breakfast Plan Available
  • Breakfast Plan Only Available
  • No Meal Plan Available

SPECIAL MEAL REQUEST

  • Special Meal Request (e.g. No Pork)
  • Vegetarian Meals (with fish)
  • Vegetarian Meals (no fish but with fish broth)
  • Western-style Breakfast

DINING ARRANGEMENTS

  • Dinner Served in Guest Room
    N/A
  • Breakfast Served in Guest Room

OTHER

  • English Ability of the Ryokan Staff/Owners:
    Good English Spoken
  • Internet Connection:
    Lobby Computer
  • Parking:
    No Parking
  • Curfew Time:
    23:00
  • Pickup Service:
  • Single Guests:
  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
  • Pay with a Credit Card:
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Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu

Sandra

Month of Visit: March

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu was our first stop during our trip to Japan. It was incredibly comfortable and clean. The location is great for sightseeing and well connected to public transportation stations. We got great suggestions for dinner and the breakfast served at the Ryokan was excellent.

I've returned 3 times and will keep coming back!

Bannister

Date of Review: March, 2019

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Canada

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu was the first hotel I stayed in on my first trip to Japan and I fell in love with it immediately. The location (within spitting distance of Senso-ji) is one of the best in Tokyo, and the main bath with a picture perfect view of the Tokyo SkyTree is just what you need to sooth what ails you after a day of exploring. English is very limited among the staff, but that doesn't stop everyone from being overwhelmingly helpful, warm, and welcoming. Do yourself a favor and take advantage of the amazing breakfast they offer.

Simply lovely

Alain

Month of Visit: March

Country Of Reviewer: France

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Perfect in a practical and traditional district. The staff is welcoming. The breakfast (japanese - the only one breakfast worth having when traveling in Japan) is changing everyday and served in a nice room on the first floor. Anyway I really liked this place and want other tourists to share this.

Excellent Ryokan

Kelsey

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

Staff was fantastic, location was great, Japanese breakfast was delicious, but not overkill like some places, very pleasant stay overall, really loved this place. The Japanese public bath on the top floor was really lovely too, because it was really nice inside and had a wonderful view of the city. It was the perfect first Ryokan in Japan for us. Only a 4 on the room though because it was a bit small and description said we'd have a view of the Senso-ji shrine but our only view was of the alley. Not a big deal, everything else was really really great. Again, the staff were super kind.

Loved it!

Month of Visit: November

Country Of Reviewer: Canada

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

This was a great place to stay. Fantastic staff, superb location, beautiful though basic rooms - it was perfection even for a spoiled clean freak like myself. It is a wee bit hard to find (most smaller ryokans and shops, etc are)but you can always ask any of the nice people on the street to help you out.

Brilliant!

Month of Visit: March

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

A lovely place! Very atmospheric, the staff were very helpful, and the rooms were very clean too! Its close proximity to Asakusa Stations and Shrine makes it an excellent place for proper Tokyo-based holiday shenanigans!

Would love to go back

Month of Visit: July

Country Of Reviewer: New Zealand

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Shigetsu was the first place we stayed on our first visit to Japan and we loved it. We had rooms 302 and 303, at the front overlooking the street. They each sleep two and have private bathrooms. They were immaculately clean and very pleasant, with good natural light.They are small, and the bathrooms are very small indeed - but of a design not uncommon in Tokyo, where all reasonably priced hotel rooms are tight. If you are a large person who travels with a lot of stuff, be warned. We did not eat at Shigetsu,simply because the neighbourhood is so full of interesting places to go. I have rated the food 5 out of 5 only because there's no option to pass on that question. The restaurant area looked fine, however. The communal baths on the top floor are nice, with views over the city. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The older gentleman has very limited English but does his best to try to work out what you want. The great thing about staying here is that although it is a modern ryokan it is still a thoroughly Japanese experience for a newcomer to Japan. Arriving on your first night you really know you are in a new and very distinctive country - as opposed to arriving in a Western-style hotel room which, apart from the view out the window (if there is one) could be anywhere in the world. A tatami room has a distinctive, subtle mown-hay smell and even a small room feels relatively spacious because there is no bed taking up most of it. Given that your hotel room in Tokyo is going to be small (unless you have plenty of money or someone else is paying) you might as well take advantage of the Japanese genius for living comfortably in a small space. We stayed four nights at Shigetsu and would happily have stayed longer. We loved the area and it is easy to explore the rest of Tokyo from there - the subway is less than 10 minutes\' walk from the ryokan. If we go back to Tokyo, which I hope we will, we would stay at Shigetsu again without a moment\'s hesitation.

A Great Ryokan in Tokyo

Month of Visit: August

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

A lovely atmospheric ryokan tucked away beside Asakusa temple. The location is great for sight seeing, shopping, and eating traditional Japanese food and snacks. The staff are wonderful; they remembered me and had my key ready for me before I could even give them my room number. This ryokan has all the traditional aspects of Japan in a clean modern building with a great location.

A Perfect First Stop

Month of Visit: October

Country Of Reviewer: United States

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu is a great Ryokan in the Tokyo Asakusa area and was our first stop on a 10 day tour of Japan. The staff is fantastic and went out of their way to help us with directions and recommendations on what to do in the area and the close proximity to Asakusa station makes it a perfect home base from which to explore Tokyo. The rooms are exceptionally clean, quiet and comfortable. If you're looking to immerse yourself in Japanese Culture, this is the perfect place to stay.

Will Come Again

Month of Visit: November

Country Of Reviewer: Hong Kong

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 4

A good hotel ryokan. The wooden baths on the 6th floor were some of the best we had during our 2 week visit to Japan. The breakfast was good and on the last day they had a koto concert. The location is good for a first time visitor or frequent visitor to Tokyo. I'll stay here again for sure.