Posted Jun 4, 2016
Kurumi Mansion is first of all not a new building and Tokyo does have occasional earthquakes so there are signs of minimal associated wear. The manager Mr. Sasano is very people oriented and has the room staged with notes on WI-FI connection set up, TV remote use, Air condition use and general rules for good neighbor manners. The building has a lift plus stairs and laundry facilities. The neighborhood known as Koto-ku stole my heart and even though I had a rail pass I rarely used it. Kurumi Mansion is next to the Sumida river and is so peaceful I could spend hours watching the boats go by. Walking distance to restaurants, neighborhood parks, shrines and shopping. Close by train stations are Hacchobori, Kayabacho, Ningyocho, Suitengumai, Monzennakacho and Kiyosumishirakawa. There is no Maid service and there is no doorman so please be aware of this. Private bathrooms and a small kitchenette area are just what I needed because I have very large body art and Japanese society has bathing restrictions on body art (remember it is their country, their rules). The rooms have western style beds and toilets for those who take time to adapt to another culture. Walking distance to Post Office which I passed 3 times because it's smaller to what I see in the US but perfect. 7-i and Lawson stores everywhere and 100 Yen store also in walking distance. Kurumi Mansion is not a chain Hotel and with that in mind not for the must be perfect traveler. I personally will be going back many times.