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Tama Ryokan

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 8 May 2016

It was located very close to JR Takadanobaba station (about 5 min walk). It was convenient to get to places like Shinjuku, Harajuku and Shibuya. Theres quite a few places to eat around the hostel. There was also a McDonalds nearby and a small department store nearby. The owners were really welcoming and polite. However, there is a lack of...

Thank Michelle S
TamaRyokan, Manager at Tama Ryokan, responded to this review

Believe it or not, I gave this review an upvote for its criticism, not for its praise. My wife now has a helper, so I now only get glimpses in passing of how housekeeping is done. When I was working with my wife on the rooms, our intrusions were mostly limited to going into rooms to empty the wastepaper baskets....

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

I love this place, it's cozy and very japanese styled. It is also near a train Station, 7-11 and some places to eat. The lady owner is very nice and friendly. I just didn't get the chance to say goodbye before we leave. I will definite come back here.

Thank Rohaiza
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We had a great time staying at the lovely Tama Ryokan. Eiko-san made us feel very welcome and, despite our late check in hour, very kindly took the time to show us around and explain everything, including an arrival snack! Michael responded to all emails promptly and was very helpful making sure everything was ok before our arrival. Cosy traditional...

Thank Alister D
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Had the pleasure of spending several nights at the Tama this December. First as a couple and then later as a group of seven. It is no frills but is a warm and welcoming place. I would recommend this accommodation to most travelers. It is very central, located just outside the center of Shinjuku. It is worth noting that a...

Thank Ross C
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Great things about Tama Ryokan: Michael responds very promptly to emails and bookings! Eiko-san was awesome! She made sure to walk us through everything in the Ryokan. She also gave my brother a nice Japanese banner as a present on his birthday, also brought us sweets to our room daily. Very clean Affordable The futons were very comfortable A lot...

1Thank Louie M
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

if you don't mind the no-frills accomodation this is for you. Beds are mattresses that you set up on the floor every night. Bathroom is common with hot shower working very well. Very clean room and bathroom. The place is excellently located just beside the subway station and bus station is just across the street. Lots of nearby restaurants and...

1Thank Zippyfilly
TamaRyokan, Manager at Tama Ryokan, responded to this review

Just a few points of clarification (a point that's buried down in this review): we're very close to one of the Tozai line subway. There's no noise from it, though a VERY sensitive person might sometimes feel very faint rumbling through the floor -- at least, that's what I think I feel sometimes at 4:30 AM, when it's very quiet....

Reviewed 8 September 2015

Location-wise it is pretty good, not in the absolute heart of Tokyo but a pleasant neighbourhood. Great value if you want to spend your money on things other than accommodation. There were a few housekeeping rules especially with the tatami room with paper doors but I can understand the need for it. I am already quite a neat person and...

1Thank Selina T
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Tama Ryokan is very welcoming and friendly. If you're not shy of a few housekeeping rules its a pleasant stay. The location is probably not as convenient in that it is a couple of stops from Shinjuku and then Shibuya. However my friends and I had a pleasant two night stay in a traditional setting. The owners are helpful and...

1Thank Stephanie Q
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 23 July 2015

I recommend Tama Ryokan for many reasons. First of all, the location is great. It is easy to find from the main street, and is located right next door from Starbucks and convenience stores like Family Mart. It is also close to the Takadanobaba stop that can take you on the Tozai Line, the JR Yamanote Line and the Seibu-Sjinjuku...

2Thank Bettina1234
Somersworth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I found this place after doing some research on internet and because I don't want to spend a lot money on hotels, so this is the place! It's located in central shinjuku; stores, starbucks, restaurants are within a short walking distance. The ryokan is so close to takadanobaba station (just 1 mile). From this station you can get out at...

1Thank vigalz11
TamaRyokan, Manager at Tama Ryokan, responded to this review

This review says we're "just 1 mile" from Takadanobaba station. This is incorrect. Walking briskly, in three minutes you can reach the part of the station where you can catch both the Yamanote line and the Seibu-Shinjuku line. From our door, you can reach the entrance of the Tozai line part of Takadanobaba station in about 5 seconds.

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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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Tama Ryokan provides basic accommodation for a reasonable price in a central Tokyo location. It is about 3 minutes walk from the Yamanote line, and literally seconds from the Tozai subway line. It is also convenient to the Internet - we have a WiFi throughout the building, and 24-hour access to one desktop computer. ... more   less 

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Address: 1-25-33 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku 169-0075, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shinjuku > Shinjuku
Number of rooms: 7
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Tama Ryokan Shinjuku, Tokyo
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“Choose a room with a tatami floor to complete the Japanese experience”
 of 5 bubbles GlobeTrotter_80days, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Email the ryokan to communicate with the owners ahead of time.”
 of 5 bubbles sevan1028, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The room upstairs next to the refrigerator is the best (big and private)”
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 of 5 bubbles Bettina1234, 23 Jul 2015 | Read review
“BOOK WAY IN ADVANCE. I booked a good few months in advance and it was only two weeks or so before my flight that I confirmed the booking. Phew!”
 of 5 bubbles ChewChewChewChew, 28 Apr 2013 | Read review
“There is 1 room that is not tatami, but has a western style bed. I think it's better to chose tatami room if it's available.”
 of 5 bubbles Paul4970, 11 Nov 2011 | Read review
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