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Q. Where are you located?

Tokyo Ryokan is located in Asakusa, one of the Shi-ta-ma-chi towns of Tokyo downtown, you can experience the atmosphere of Edo, the old Tokyo. It is 4-5 min. walk to nearest metro station Tawaramachi (G18) on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (Orange Color). Asakusa station is about 8-10 min. walk. JR Ueno station is slowly 15 min. walk. Love simple map? This page shall work well.

Easy access to many popular sightseeing spots like Ueno (3 min.), Akihabara (5 min.), Tokyo main station (15 min.), Ginza (16 min.), Roppongi (20 min.), Shinjuku (25 min.), Harajuku (25 min.), Shibuya (26 min.), and you can also take ferry from Sumida River Park to the Tokyo Bay area, for instance, to visit Odaiba. Nikko can be reached by direct train on Tobu Skytree Line from Asakusa station. There are also direct connections to/from both Narita Airport and Haneda Airport. Tokyo Skytree (at Oshiage station and at Tokyo Skytree station) is in nice walking distance (about 2.1km).

Q. What is the fastest and easiest way to Tokyo Ryokan from NRT? and from HND?

NRT (Narita Airport) : Please take Keisei Skyliner (about 45 min., 2,470yen) to the last stop, Keisei Ueno station (all Skyliner is terminated at Keisei Ueno station). Transfer to Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for Tawaramachi station (G18), takes 3 min. costs 165yen or 170yen. Tokyo Ryokan is about 4 min. walk from Tawaramachi station. For the easy access, please see our map. More options are available at our access.

HND (Haneda Airport) : Please take KEIKYU (Kei-hin Kyu-ko) train, but NOT Tokyo Monorail. KEIKYU has direct train service toAsakusa.......from International terminal station, it costs JPY614 or JPY620 and it takes about 36 minutes.......from Domestic terminal station, it costs JPY655 or JPY660 and it takes about 38 minutes.

TAXI ride is easy and convenient, costs around 410yen - 890yen depending on which exit of which station (either Asakusa station or Ueno station) direct to Tokyo Ryokan.

Q. Is there curfew? Do we have to vacate the room during day time?

There is no curfew. But please consider others probably sleeping during night time. After 20:00 which is 08:00pm, please inquire us in advance, we shall have you prepared for the key for the main entrance, which should be done at your check-in time. You are welcome to stay in your room during day time until the last day of your checking out. Check-out time is before 10:00am, please.

Q. Possible early-check-in and late-check-out available?

Yes, early-check-in is available upon arrival at JPY1,000 a person. Please ask us when you arrive at Tokyo Ryokan. Availability and time condition varies.

We are sorry, late-check-out is not available. Latest check-out is 10:00AM of your last day, please. We would like to recommend that you'd book one extra night/day should you need to depart Tokyo late in the afternoon, for example, for your night bus/train/flight. Or, coin lockers are available at major stations.

Q. Does room have air-condition? Is there a room with toilet and shower?

Each room is heated in winter, cooled in summer, at good eco temperature. There is no extra cost for the air-condition. Shower room (communal use with lock inside) is available for 24 hours with hot/cold water. No extra charge required. There is no en-suit, there is no attached shower nor attached toilet. All facilities are in communal use. Tokyo Ryokan has 3 guest rooms, and a toilet and a shower room. Thank you so much for your sincere caring to share our facilities with other guests.

Q. Is the hot-spring (onsen) place nearby your house real? Or just a public bath using tap water?

It is the real onsen using hot-spring, mineral water, from 1,000 meter underneath of Tokyo city. Main mineral contained in the natural water is H2SiO3 and NaHCO3, good for maintaining your skin young. Pictures and details in Japanese is available at Jakotsuyu, please. It is only 460yen per one adult (sauna costs extra 200yen) from 13:00 - 23:40 (01:00pm - 11:40pm), except Tuesdays. First time to bath in Japan? You may refer to this page before hit the water, please.

Q. Is there any laundry service?

Not inside Tokyo Ryokan, but at above mentioned onsen place (Jakotsuyu), there are coin operated laundry machines opening 09:00am - 22:00 (09:00am - 10:00pm), except Tuesdays. When you see blue sky in the early morning, pleased to be asked for the service.

Q. Any amenities?

Very sorry, no amenities, we do not provide bathrobe, tooth brush, tooth paste, yukata....... Therefore, it is advisable to bring your own, please. There is only one hair-dryer available at the office for all three rooms. No worry for basic night. There is a feather pillow (please ask us for buckwheat-husk if you have allergy on feather) and sleeping facilities with sheets provided. Only Japanese style futon on tatami mat, but there is no western bed available. Hurt your back after long flight/s? Foot-ache-leg-ache after long walk? How about hot spring in 2 - 3 minutes walk (above mentioned Jakotsuyu)? or Onsen tour or professional massage in front of Tokyo Ryokan?

Q. Meal provided at Tokyo Ryokan?

We are sorry, but there is no meal served at Tokyo Ryokan. Although, there are so many restaurants including Kaiseki, Tofu, Sushi, Inari, Tempura, Ramen, Sashimi, Udon, Soba, Tsukemen, Tonkatsu, Takoyaki, Taiyaki, Chahan, Yakimeshi, Yakitori, Yakiniku, Yakisoba, Okonomiyaki, Monjayaki, Hiroshimayaki, Shabushabu, Sukiyaki, Unagi, Kara-age, Gyudon, Oyakodon, Tendon, Katsudon, Butadon, Unadon, Onigiri, Fugu, Oden, Gyoza, Shumai, Kushikatsu, Nabe, Chanko, Izakaya, Robatayaki, Teppanyaki, Sake, Shochu, Umeshu and more. Also French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Brazilian, Egyptian, Mexican, Danish bakery, German bakery as well, all in a short walking distance. Local Restaurant Guide

Q. Bicycle rent, rental cycle, anywhere nearby? Also PRIUS, GT-R, LEXUS, and more.

Taito-ku has these without your smart phone. Any 4 hours between 06:00am and 08:30pm is only JPY200, or whole day (06:00am to 08:30pm) is JPY300. Above 12 years old only. Asakusa, Ueno, Akihabara, Ginza, Tsukiji, Odaiba has flat road. Tokyo has these with your smart phone. AsakusaGuide.jp has every information you need. And would you also like to enjoy driving Japanese Car here in Japan? We would like to recommend Nippon-Rent-A-Car or Toyota-Rent-A-Car both nearby us. Or would you like to ride on Jin-Riki-Sha (Jinrikisha) available in English and highly recommended. Just need cheap and simple one from Tsukuba Express Asakusa station? 4 hours (until 20:00) is JPY200, one-whole-day (up to 20:00) is JPY300. 3-day-rent including night-parking is JPY800. What is life without MotorBike? We always recommend Japan-Bike-Rentals.

Q. Internet surfing is available with my personal device?

Inside Tokyo Ryokan
Yes, you may please surf on our WiFi at free of charge.

Outside of Tokyo Ryokan
Taito-ku (Asakusa, Ueno, Yanaka and more)
Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi (all over Japan)

Rental Pocket WiFi or Rental SIM

Pre-paid Data SIM at Yodobashi Ueno (next to Keisei Ueno station)

Shinkansen between KagoshimaChuo-Hakata-ShinOsaka-Tokyo =>
Free Wi-Fi

Q. Which card can I use to withdraw Japanese Yen at Japan Post Bank? and at Seven Bank (7-eleven)? and at Lawson? and at FamilyMart?

VISA, VisaElectron, PLUS, MasterCard, Maestro???, Cirrus, AmericanExpress, DinersClub, JCB, China UnionPay and DISCOVER can make withdrawals at the following locations throughout Japan.

Japan Post Bank
Seven Bank (7-eleven)

News also available at this page.

Short walk distance between Tokyo Ryokan and Tawaramachi station has all of above ATMs good for your non-Japan-issued credit card (credit card issued in your own country).

Need printing-out some document/ticket/coupon/pdf? Network-print and Media-print is available at above mentioned convenience stores. Indeed, very convenient (^^)

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