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“Excellent choice for visiting Tokyo”
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Annex Katsutaro
Ranked #22 of 125 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Not what you would think of as a traditional ryokan on the outside, it is a concrete building typical of so much modern Japanese architecture. The rooms, however are very nice tatami mat and futon sleeping arrangement with small bath.

The rooms are clean, staff is very helpful, they do have laundry machine, good wifi and speak English.

The location is great, near Nippori station on Yamanote line and just one block from Chiyoda subway. Plenty of mom & pop traditional restaurants nearby, however many close around 8 - 10, (most are tourist-friendly). 7-11 right across the street with an international ATM, morning coffee, evening snacks & beer.

The neighborhood walking up to Nippori station has plenty of traditional shops and architecture (apparently wasn't bombed during the war). The shops range from kimonos to drug stores, to anything kawaii cat merchandise.

All in all a perfect place to stay while visiting Tokyo, great neighborhood, great rates, clean place, and friendly staff.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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A.katsutaro, マネージャー at Annex Katsutaro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for staying at the Annex Katsutaro Ryokan and for being such a wonderful guest.We hope your stay with us was a comfortable and a memorable one.

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

we were unsure what to expect in our first family experience with a ryokan but everything was great, very friendly owners, nice sized room (we slept 4 on 3 futons/mats). we loved the neighborhood, cool shops and very close to the C-line metro

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Ten minute walk from Nippori Station to Ryokan which is stop for Narita airport train. Well run establishment which is situated in a pleasant and quiet residential area. Good English spoken. Fair price and quality room. We had integral bathroom on 3rd floor. Easy access to a variety of food outlets. Beer available at popup street bar nearby. Two minute walk to metro station. Serviced daily and good standard of room with nice street outlook.

Room Tip: Third floor with street view and bathroom worked for us.
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank 370albert
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A.katsutaro, マネージャー at Annex Katsutaro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for staying at the Annex Katsutaro Ryokan.
We hope your stay with us was comfortable and a memorable one.
We appreciate your comments.
This means so much to our future improvement.
Thank you very much.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Yours sincerely,

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

This Ryokan is situated in a really nice and friendly area, 5 minutes walk from the subway and 15 minutes from the Ueno park. And on their website they even put a little video to show how to find the hotel !
The little market next to the hotel is authentic (you must try the Donuts Cats Tails in this little street sooo delicious !)
The personal at the hotel is really friendly, she even offered us a little purse !
The rooms are clean, a bit small and really authentic ! And the wifi works well

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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A.katsutaro, マネージャー at Annex Katsutaro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for staying at the Annex Katsutaro Ryokan.
We hope your stay with us was comfortable and a memorable one.
We appreciate your comments.
This means so much to our future improvement.
Thank you very much.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Yours sincerely,

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Maybe we expected more considering the reviews we read on TripAdvisor, but we were a little disappointed. The rooms are tatami covered and we slept on futons, which were goodl. The bathroom was very small with a simple toilet and small shower. We had free wi-fi and there is a dining area in the lobby. We also had little refrigerator in our room. The owner (father?) was kind and polite. The only reason we took it is that it had a private bathroom and it was an OK place, but nothing too fancy. The location is great; right next to Yanaka-ginza, a nice little shopping street with souvenir shops. Their rate during the weekend is mroe expensive than weekdays.

Room Tip: Check the room to see that it fits you, but bear in mind that a more spacious room costs more.
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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A.katsutaro, マネージャー at Annex Katsutaro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Thank you for staying at the Annex Katsutaro Ryokan.
We appreciate your comments.
This means so much to our future improvement.
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We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Yours sincerely,

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

We stayed here for 2 nights after our flights from Chicago. It is about a 10 minute walk to a J rail station. Our room had western style bathroom which I did insist on with our lodging. There is a arcade(Japanese version of a strip mall) with multiple restaurants in a 2-5 minute walk from the inn. Lodging was reasonably priced, hosts were friendly and we had the advantage that my son who speaks Japanese was with us. This is a taste of real Japan, not tourist Japan

Room Tip: make sure you have a western style bathroom,
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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A.katsutaro, マネージャー at Annex Katsutaro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Thank you for staying at the Annex Katsutaro Ryokan.
We hope your stay with us was comfortable and a memorable one.
We appreciate your comments.
This means so much to our future improvement.
Thank you very much.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Yours sincerely,

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

The layout of the Japanese room was really good with its own western style bathroom for a bit more privacy. The staff were helpful, location really good. There is a 7/11 and drug store close by. Plenty of shops, restaurant/cafes nearby also. Really good Fukusuke Sake bar up the road, and Nagomi Chicken Restaurant.

Nippori station is not too far. The bus service also can take you around and provides a more authentic feel to the place. Loved the Nippori area with its local character, and hope to go back.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Graham K
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A.katsutaro, マネージャー at Annex Katsutaro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank you for staying at the Annex Katsutaro Ryokan.
We hope your stay with us was comfortable and a memorable one.
We appreciate your comments.
This means so much to our future improvement.
Thank you very much.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Yours sincerely,

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Address: 3-8-4 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Taito
Price Range: $81 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Annex Katsutaro 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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