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.More
- Free Wifi