"A nice ryokan"
This ryokan was quite nice. It's very close to Ueno Park and the Chiyoda subway line. If you come in from Narita airport, it`s a little challenging to get to. (Keisei Main Line) We went through the park, but it's a lot of stairs. The ryokan was clean and the owner was very nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Japanese style room"
Overall the stay was very nice. The hotel is a bit small but for Tokyo it was a good deal. The place was clean. The hotel is in a quiet area about 10 minutes walk from the Ueno station. The lady at the front desk only speaks Japanese. It wasn't an issue but it would have been nice for someone to speak English to guide us around the area. There was a […] mini fridge in a common area but there was no microwave. They also supplied tea and coffee in the common area but we had to ask for them to refill it multiple times. The japanese style mats for sleeping were comfortable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable and convenient"
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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"tradition, price and location"
I stayed at the Ryokan Katsutaro for 3 nights in July 2014, and really liked. It's a great experience of Japanese traditional life, the price is very good, rooms are large and clean, and the location is convenient: a quiet neighborhood with a metro station at 5 min walking distance and a large hub (with direct connection to the airport) at 15 min. Very […] close to the ryokan are a park, temples, museums, restaurants and a convenience store. You can visit all this by renting the cheap bicycles offered by the hotel. Free WiFi in the rooms, and two PCs available for use, with internet and printer. The only problem is if you want to have some nightlife, because there is none in the neighborhood, and the metro stops at midnight. No breakfast is offered, and the whole place is a bit run down. Overall, I definitely recommend this ryokan. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely place close to the Ueno zoo and museums"
This is a beautiful ryokan tucked away from the bustle and noise of the city. Walking distance to zoo and museums. Everything we could have needed was provided at this quaint Japanese style hotel. We loved the experience!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good for short stay"
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.Genuine Expedia guest review
If you are looking to 'live' like a Japanese, Ryokan Katsutaro is the place for you. It is furnished like a typical Japanese home with futons for beds and tatami flooring. It was very comfortable and cosy which makes it good for families. It is located about 15mins walk away from the very well connected Ueno station.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful ryokan in a great location!"
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! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean and Confortable."
Nice, traditional japaneses style hotel. Staff is very helpful. Room is clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
Cozy clean ta ta mi while the sink in the bathroom isn't working well. Served by a nice old lady who is the owner although only speaks Japanese. Closed to the bus stop 18 and Nezu metro station in Chiyoda line. There is a short cut to the station opposite the bus stop. Around 700 Yen by taxi from Keisei Ueno Station where you can catch the sky liner […] to NRT airport. All in all then, it is a nice place to stay within the budget. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"For a Ryokan quite roomy"
quiet, excellent location for Ueno museum-goers. Kimono provided, very clean, good air (ability to open windows). No idea if the price was good or not: it seemed very reasonable for the location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
方便Genuine Hotels.com guest review
由Jr上野步行差不多20分鐘，慢步也要30分鐘。 但根津步行5分鐘左右，但路比較靜。 房間很乾淨，吹風機暖氣機都有，注意暖氣機需要換氣，我室外10度其實也不用開。 隔音非常不好，我不算淺睡的人，在淩晨二點被街外的人吵醒了。 搭車真的很方便，價格非常便宜，會再來。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice japanese style hotel with big rooms"
Big, clean rooms, friendly atmosphere and a nice, quiet area. It's easy to get to if you don't mind walking a bit. Only one toilet and shower, so sometimes there was a lineup. Washing facilities, fridge and free wifi and computer use. Friendly staff, but only spoke japanese. I stayed for four nights and was very pleased with the experience.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
老屋改建 傳統蹋蹋米 室內有點狹小 樓梯也有點陡 但是維持的很乾淨清潔ㄏ離上野站走路約10-15分鐘 如果行李或是買很多東西會覺得有點累 但是一路上環境清幽安靜風景優美 對面有一家營業到22：30左右的雜貨店 還算方便 從上野到哪裡都還算容易到達 還算合理價位Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Facile d'accès depuis l'aéroport Narita. L'hôtel est à 10 minutes au bout de la rue en face de la station Nézu sortie 2. On a choisi ce ryokan dans ce quartier pour son caractère typique japonais et son calme. L'hôtel est très agréable, calme et très propre. Le propriétaire se débrouille en anglais et est très serviable. On y a passé 5 jours très agréables […] et reposant. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice ryokan, nice people, a bir far away"
The ryokan and it's owners are very nice but the place is a just bit remote.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Trevligt hotel i lugnt område men nära till allt. Serverar inte frukost men det finns kaffe el te och kyl om man vill handla själv. Trevlig familj som alltid finns på plats. vi hade inte bad på rummet men en bra duch fanns som var gemensam. Ett Onsun låg på samma gata (badinrättning) Vi har bott där 10 nätter.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
ไม่ไกลมากจากสถานี UenoGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Lo mejor de este ryokan es la ubicación, aunque en general, la relación calidad precio no está mal.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
네즈역에서 내려 찾는데 조금 어려웠음. 허나 한번 익숙해지면 먼 거리도 아니고, 나름 괜찮았음. 넓은 객실과 친절한 사장님. 네즈역 2번출구(?)로 나와 5분정도 걷기되는데 2번출구 바로앞 yoshi?어쩌구, 체인점이었는데 24시간식당이 있는데 맛이 아주 괜찮았습니다. 건너편렌 대형마트가 있는데 알콜을 제외한 20엔할인쿠폰을 증정해주어 먹을거리를 사는데 큰 도움이 되었고, 약국 편의점 드럭스토어 가 있고, 괜찮은 술집도 몇몇 보였습니다. 시부야(신주쿠)까지는 30분이 채 걸리지 않는 거리에 위치하고있습니다Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel simple et traditionnel"
Hotel traditionnel avec douche et wc collectif, le tout reste très classique voire trop tant au niveau du service que de l'hôtel en général.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ryokan bien placé et très calme."
Calme et familial. Bien sûr les cloisons entre les chambres sont fines. Il faut du bon voisinage mais ce fut notre casGenuine Expedia guest review
"A great hotel"
日式的居家陳設，卻能同時擁有專業現代的服務及設備。還要謝謝勝太郎老闆的協助，讓我們找回了遺失在公車上的東西，而且趕在隔天我們離開時送交我們手上。 A hotel with tradition Japanese room setting and modern service. We want to thank the hotel to help us find the backpack that we lost on the bus. Next day, before we leave, we got the backpack back through his help. Thanks a lot.Genuine Expedia guest review
雖然從地鐵走到旅館可能需要個10分鐘，但走走看看也不錯Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Basic but confortable."
Basic accomodation. Very Clean. 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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice traditional Japanese Ryokan"
We slept one night there. it is located in a quiet neighboorhood near Ueno Park.Genuine Expedia guest review
Nice hotel but far from train station. The room is big and clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"근처 환경이 좋았던 료칸"
료칸이어서 호텔보다는 프라이베잇한 면에서는 많이 떨어지지만 편하고 조용하고 일단 잠이 잘오는 분위기가 좋았습니다. 근처에 유명한 장어덮밥집, 야키토리집, 또한 공원등이 있어 정말 좋았네요!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
좋은 분위기였습니다. 다만 전철에서 도보로 조금 거리가 있어 짐을 들고 다니기에 다소 불편함이 있었습니다.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
個室のドアを開けると玄関があるのが嬉しい。 畳の間、少し深めの風呂、気持ち良い敷布団、掛け布団。 心配りが感じられる、旅館の方達の応対。 今回の日本の旅の最後の数泊、家族共々、旅館の良さをを知るよい経験になりました。 根津、上野周辺の散歩も手軽で、新しいものと伝統的なものの調和を楽しむ事が出来ました。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Como en casa, cómodo, muy tranquilo y apacible."
El señor a cargo fue muy amable y cálido, nos dió un mapa y nos indicó la forma de llegar al metro y el autobus que podíamos tomar y el precio del mismo, fue muy claro e ncluso nos permitió hacer check in a la 1 :30 de la tarde, sin siquiera pedirselo él nos dijo de inmediáto que estaba bien.!! Buena experiencia.Genuine Expedia guest review
"hôtel idéal pour les familles"
Hôtel traditionnel super. La dame de l'hôtel et l'homme qui l'aide sont très sympas et souriants, ils parlent un peu anglais, nous ont aidé à monter les bagages à l'étage ... et ont offert des Mikado à mon fils ... lol La chambre familiale était très propre, les futons étaient très confortables et la pièce très grande, comme la salle d'eau avec une […] baignoire et l'eau chaude sans soucis. Des taxis passent souvent devant l'hôtel, mais prévoir quand même une adresse ou un plan détaillé car les taxis se sont perdus à l'aller et ont confondu avec un autre Ryokan. L'hôtel est situé à seulement quelques minutes de la station de train (le skyliner qui va à Narita, le tgv local) et juste derrière le Zoo de Ouéno qui est génial (y'a un ours polaire !) Le rapport qualité prix de l'hôtel est largement correcte, malheuresement y'a pas de ptit dèj, mais en face se trouve une épicerie où vous trouverez de quoi vous faire plaisir. Skyliner = 25 euros aller zoo = environ 10 euros, gratuit jusqu'à 12 ans Le Tokyon Dome city = le tokyo dome c'est le stade de baseball et le tokyo dome city c'est un parc d'attraction de fou, surtout Osobono, un parc pour jeunes enfants à 10 euros la journée : à faire si vous avez des tous ptits (c'est Ikea mais avec des jouets) Le taxi ne coûte pas très cher, on peu payer en CB (contrairement à beaucoup d'autres endroits :-( Une dizaine d'euros pour aller de la gare à l'hôtel ou jusqu'au Tokyo Dome Nous avons voyagé avec un enfant de 3 ans et un autre de 6 mois Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
11/26/14 E m Edmonton, Canada
Was disappointed by the bedding. It just didn't seem clean. The comforters were very old and gross. They were dated from the 80s or 90s, and someone had obviously spilled coffee on one of ours and it left a disgusting stain. In Japan they tend to put a fitted sheet/douvet cover over the bedding, so we weren't actually touching it, but just knowing how gross it was under that sheet was a huge turn off to me. My allergies started acting up a couple hours after we checked in. Also the walls were quite thin, so you wont really have any privacy, and if you like to stay up later you will be disturbing others. We really wanted a ryokan experience, and this one seemed to be a decent price, but other than a japanese style room, it didn't really offer any of the other services that usually go along with staying in a ryokan. I'd say this is on par with a hostel/backpacker hotel. Would not stay here again.
"Comfortable, clean and quiet hotel"
11/05/14 Anne V Sydney
This hotel is about a 10 minute walk from Ueno Station and is therefore in a very quiet location. We had a room with a private bathroom which was very comfortable and clean. In addition to having free wifi in your room there is also a computer and printer available in the communal room. There are plenty of places to eat close by including the Okachimachi markets. Across the road from the ryokan there is a convenience store and a great yakatori restaurant - well worth the visit. The family that run the ryokan are very friendly and are more than happy to give you any advice on what to see and do. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice place to stay in Ueno.
"Brilliant location, comfortable accommodation"
10/25/14 Anne-Maree D Brisbane, Australia
We stayed in a family room at Katsutaro. Immaculately clean and the most comfortable futons we slept on for our entire trip to Japan. The location is brilliant. Wonderful for our children to be able to walk down to Ueno Park to visit the zoo. Easy walk to Ueno Station and Okachimachi markets as well as the galleries and museum. The landlady is extremely friendly and was very kind to our kids even though she doesn't speak English. Also a lovely and quiet location. Fresh towels, tea and yukatas (cotton kimonos) each day. There is also a convenience store across the road where you can buy a nice cold beer to finish off your busy day in Tokyo. What more could you ask for??? When I win the lottery I plan to buy this place and make it my Tokyo holiday home.
10/05/14 PoRpAnAkA W
This hotel maybe far from Ueno station but can walk. The neighborhood is very quite and hotel like a home big room and big bathroom. The futon very comfortable. And they have a laundry there don't go out to find a shop. I love this hotel.
"Good place to stay in Ueno"
09/18/14 Go4Snow Singapore, Singapore
We stayed here in 2012 during the winter months. Owner was friendly and rooms were good. Good sleep every night. A short walk away was a good place for coffee. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice affordable stay in Ueno.
"Home away from home"
09/16/14 Cordel Victoria
I agree with all the previous comments and would like to add that the ryokan has a washer/dryer. 300 yen for the washer (supplies soap) and the dryer is free. Also a common fridge is handy. Found the bed to be very comfortable.....daily maid service. I would recommend giving a miss to a restaurant located just down the road towards Ueno Station called Grilled Chicken Tagami. Massively overpriced, poor quality food.
"The quiet neighborhood is like an oasis."
09/15/14 KJ_in_the_sand Pattaya, Thailand
After the hustle and bustle of the majority of Tokyo, the neighborhood of the Ryokan Katsutaro is like an oasis of quiet and calm but it's also very close to 2 metro stations for easy access to that hustle and bustle. It is also located very near to the old district with good museums close by. The ryokan is typical in that you sleep on a very comfortable futon, the walls are thin, the bathroom and shower are shared with most of the rooms - there is at least one room with a private toilet and you wear slippers and a light kimono. It is not typical in that they don't provide breakfast or dinner but that's OK because the price is very reasonable for Tokyo; about $110 per night for the two of us in a corner room. The rooms have flat screen TV's that aren't very relevant unless you understand Japanese,complimentary coffee and tea, laundry facility, wifi and a computer for email, if you opted out of getting a Japanese sim card. There is a bath house about 2 minutes away with VERY hot water. I would recommend this place to friends.
03/26/14 JayJay_TheJetPlane Melbourne, Australia
This ryokan was very cute and quaint! It was very reasonably priced and it had great services. The traditional Japanese room we stayed in was huge and, thus, we had heaps of room for our luggage and buys. It is in a GREAT location! There are two stations that are in a reasonable walking distance, ueno and nezu. It is right next to a public bath (sento) as well as some gorgeous temples! The ueno park is right near by and is beautiful especially if you go during cherry blossom season. From ueno station you are only 5 minutes by train away from akihabara and nippori! And about 10 minutes away from shibuya and tokyo! There is a convenience store right across the road and around the corner is a giant super market as well as streets full of shops! Food wise there is a lot to choose from if you go down the street next to ueno station as well as around the corner from the ryokan on the way to nezu station. There is also a post office and 7/11 around the corner ( near nezu station ) where you can withdraw cash from an international card. The staff were very kind and helpful! They had lots of brochures and maps and when we arrived the staff explained what was close by that may be of interest to us! We stayed here for a week and had no complaints at all! It was a wonderful place to experience tokyo especially considering that it was so cheap for the quality!
"Great balance quality/price, very good location!"
03/09/14 JoyofRome Roma
Tokyo is a very noisy city and we loved to stay in this ryokan in Ueno area, surrounded by a beautiful park but close enough to a very central metro station. The ryokan is exactely as you expect: simple, authentical, and funtional. It's a super efficient location if you're not too pretenciuos and you're not looking for a fancy spot. The owner very kindly accepted to keep our bags for a couple of days when we were in Kyoto. If we can suggest, just pay a little more attention to the dust in the room that was anyway very clean when we arrived.
"All you need"
01/08/14 Matt W Melbourne, Australia
I stayed at Ryokan Katsutaro twice in Jan 2011 and can fully recommend it. It was easy to find and only a 10min walk from Ueno station along a single road. The staff were very pleasant, the rooms were clean and comfortable. The accommodation is pretty standard ryokan and not set at a high level, but was more than you would need. I will be staying there again on future trips to Tokyo.
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