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Tama Ryokan

2.5 km from Shinjuku centre
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1-25-33 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku 169-0075, Tokyo Prefecture
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 May 2011

- Firstly let me respond to the review below who accused the owner of being rude.. The march tragedy has not only affected those directly involved but made life tough for everybody in Japan who relies on tourists. This situation was created by sensationalized media reports that unnecessarily scared people. I believe It was unfair to give a bad review...

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2Thank Jamie S
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 13 May 2011

Tama Ryokan is perfectly located close to the yamanote line in the nice Takadanobaba area with lots of restaurants. The place was clean and had a real traditional style of interior with lots of beautiful details such as flowers and decorations on the walls. The staff was very friendly but a bit sensitive about following all of the rules according...

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2Thank shimaUTA
KL, Malaysia
Reviewed 17 March 2011

Due to the radiation threat to Tokyo, my friend and I decided to cancel our trip. To any normal person, this would be an understandable decision. But when I emailed the owner to let him know I would be cancelling my reservation, he was very rude and nasty about it. He proceeded to write a long lecture about how my...

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10Thank meyueli
TamaRyokan, Manager at Tama Ryokan, responded to this review

Since this reviewer has not chosen to be anonymous, I have responded privately asking the reviewer to take a second look at e-mail from me in response to a cancellation. This e-mail was, in my view, was primarily factual, about real risks (very low), and about the real experience (hardly as bad as it's been painted in the press) of...

Reviewed 17 March 2011

Everything about the ryokan is great. But owner is rude and unhelpfull

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7Thank Crabbytree
TamaRyokan, Manager at Tama Ryokan, responded to this review

At around the time of the above review, life in Tokyo after the 3/11 quake was getting back to normal, leaving Tokyo still well worth visiting, I felt. Pointing this out (in some detail) to those canceled out of fear was taken, by a few, as rude and insulting and, in this case, "selfish." I nevertheless stand by what I...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2011

We stayed at Tama Ryokan during winter in Japan, and it was perfectly comfortable. We had a room on the ground floor at the back, and it was clean and very warm. The hosts were also very friendly and helpful. I didn't have a problem with the futon bed, although my boyfriend wasn't quite used to it. Bathrooms are shared,...

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1Thank s_phung
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 November 2010

I first visited Tama Ryokan almost a year previously. I was so impressed with its location, friendly staff and value for money that i made no hesitation in contacting Michael and Aiko to book rooms for myself and friends again. Tama Ryokan maintains a peaceful environment with no curfew whilst allowing guests a convenience of location. Takodanobaba is a great...

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2Thank therationalacademy
Nagoya, Japan
Reviewed 21 September 2010

I stayed in Tama Ryokan for a fortnight in September 2010, and the inn lived up to all of my expectations. It was clean and well-maintained, with a comfortable room, great air conditioning (vital given how hot and humid this month was!) and good facilities. The bathroom facilities are shared between rooms, but simply showering outside of peak times meant...

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2Thank HachiHoshino
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2010

We had a flyting visit to Tokyo in August (cut short because of work commitments) and found this ryokan an excellent centrally located stay, and wished we could have stayed longer.. We were travelling with small children and a teenager, often not an easy combination, and we were all made to feel very comfortable. We had two rooms, and those...

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1Thank katefromfrome
Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 July 2010

My wife and I stayed at Tama Ryokan for a seven day vacation in Tokyo, and we could not be more pleased with our experience. After doing a little shopping around, it seems to be one of the best values for Japanese style rooms in Tokyo: a few other inns may be a a tiny bit cheaper (on the order...

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Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 23 June 2010

I have been a customer of Tama Ryokan since 2004. I travel to Japan often to visit my children there! I have read some of the negative reviews on this site and I have to say that I think that in most cases they are due to a misunderstanding of Japanese culture. Ryokans are basically Japanese bed and breakfasts. In...

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Shinjuku
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 

Additional Information about Tama Ryokan

Address: 1-25-33 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku 169-0075, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shinjuku > Shinjuku
Price Range: $75 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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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)”
  • Details outside room
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  • Our room with futons
 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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