Ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

3.9 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from uk

Quiet place in nice part of Tokyo

Posted Aug 1, 2016
Traditional Japanese room with aircon ( needed cos hot and humid in July) in a quiet street within easy walking of many interesting places. Area has an atmosphere of 'real' Japan.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Basic, quiet, good location

Posted Apr 24, 2016
Basic accomodation. Clean. Stairs are narrow and steep (expected at a Ryokan) so do not plan on large/heavy luggage or small children who may find stairs irresistable. Not many features but coffee and tea are available in the (small) entrance room. Some brochures are also available. A bus stop is nearby: the Bus is convenient for exploring the area, going to Ueno station and reaching ASAKUSA. The Riokan is anyway at walking distance from the Ueno JR Station (15 minutes) - can be partially through the park. At walking distance there is the Hotel Graphy where you can have a nice breakfast in the morning with a good coffee.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from warsaw, Poland

Close to the nice Ueno Park

Posted Mar 18, 2015
Pros: Japanese style room, localization.
Comfortable and quite spacious room, futon bedding proved pretty good night's sleep. Although staff speaks only little English it is enough to communicate, very helpful. Great localization for Ueno Park and surrounding shrines as well as temples. Close to restaurants and main shopping street. Would recommend it for a couple.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good location. Very close to Ueno park

Posted Dec 10, 2014
Had a good stay. Set in a quiet location, 15 mins walk from Ueno stations.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from MIAMI

Good experience

Posted Oct 31, 2014
Very small guest house but extremely clean ad very well located. The owners, even with very limited english were friendly and nice. The rooms were big. It was better tan wahat I expected
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Denver Co.

nice Japanese hotel, Ryokan

Posted Sep 8, 2014
Pros: Location
Cons: nothing
Location: Ueno zoo, Ueno Park, and a very large city with plenty of shopping and eating
This hotel is close to Ueno zoo,park and you can walk or take a city bus to the trains This is a good place for Tokyo tourist. We where there for six days. You can go any where by train from Ueno.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Maui, HI

Comfortable and convenient

Posted Jul 9, 2014
Pros: Best was early chk-in, host spoke some English and was very pleasant. Downstairs area had shoe storage, house slipprs, ice mkr, water cooler.
Cons: We enjoyed our stay at Ryokan Katsutaro
Location: Walk 5-15 min to Ueno Zoo, Ueno Park, Toshogu Shrine, JR Ueno Station.
Room was spacious, futon bed on floor, cold a/c room unit, window opened to street side, free wi-fi. Double room had two large futons which were very comfortable & floor table, hot water pot & tea packets. Convenience store across street always seemed open. Single shower with changing room could be locked. Toilet at end of hall with a hand rinse at top of tank was different. Stairs are narrow and steep (expected at a Ryokan) so do not plan on large/heavy luggage or small children who may find stairs irresistable. There is a small shared fridge and sink. Washer/dryer combo available - minimal cost, laundry soap provided. As it is 5-15 min walking to Ueno activities (Zoo, Park, Shrine, JR Ueno station, Ameyokocho shopping section) there are also occasional taxi passing.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good for short stay

Posted Jul 5, 2014
This place is good for people who wants to experience traditional Japanese room. Room is clean and comfortable. Only cons is that you might need share bathroom with other tenents, which might not be convenient for people who wants to stay for couple days.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Jay from Australia

Beautiful ryokan in a great location!

Posted Apr 1, 2014
This ryokan was a great find! It was clean and had a lot of room in the room we were staying in. The futon was super soft and comfortable and there was air con and heating. The staff were super helpful and friendly! The ryokan is located between two stations and is very close to the Ueno zoo, a temple and a giant street full of shops is only a 3 minute walk away! Yet it was quiet and very homely! Only one stop away from akihabara! This hotel was a great place to stay while exploring tokyo and I would gladly stay there again and again. If you are going to Tokyo and want a very reasonably priced ryokan that is clean with a lot of room plus the traditional Japanese feel this ryokan is perfect!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Charles from Hong Kong

Clean and Confortable.

Posted Mar 31, 2014
Nice, traditional japaneses style hotel. Staff is very helpful. Room is clean.