Loved experiencing the traditional Japanese room. Staff was friendly and welcoming. The traditional tea ceremony was great as well. Not prime location but close to train stationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"We love edo Sakura!"
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Tokyo especially because of our stay at Edo Sakura! It was easy to get to from the ueno station which is the end point of the airport train. We transferred to the hibiya line and took the train to iriya station which is only one stop away. After following directions from helpful trip advisor users, we […] got to the hotel which is about 500 meters from train stop. Front desk was friendly and efficient and spoke English well. We were briefed about our traditional style Japanese room. You can order breakfast the night before and you'll have it hot and perfect the morning after. There are two small baths downstairs and each bath is big enough for two people. There is a tea ceremony which happens every morning from 9:30am till 10. We missed this one though.:( Staff is very knowledgable about the area and always willing to help. I've already suggested the Edo Sakura to other friends who will be traveling to Tokyo. What a great find! Good rates too! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"좋은 료깐스타일의 여관.."
료깐스타일의 이 여인숙은요... 친절해요. 가방을 객실까지 올려다주고 방앞까지 같이 따라와서 설명해주시더라구요. 조식은 일본식은 800엔이였지만 매우 훌룡했어요. 전실 금연이고 별도의 로비 흡연장을 이용해야해요. 일본식 다다미방은 혼자묶기엔 충분히 넓었구요 이불은 각자 직접 깔아야 했어요 시설 청결 스태프 모두 만족스러웟지만 위치가 조금 외진곳이라 그게 좀 아쉬웠어요 료깐 바로 앞에 편의점은 있지만 뭐 분위기 좋은 이자까야같은건 기대하시면 안돼요 뭐 그래도 가격대비 매우 추천하고 싶은 곳이에요Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"분위기 진짜 좋음.."
유카타 제공해주고 서비스 좋구요, 프랑스에서 유명한지 불어로 된 여행책이나 프랑스분들이 많았어요. 하지만 방이 좀 건조했던게 아쉬워서 가습기가 있었으면 좋겟어요.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Kodinomainen paikka, ystävällistä ja siistiä"
Puhdasta ja siistiä, uusi ryokan. Meillä oli japanilainen huone, nukuimme hyvin rauhallisessa ympäristössä. (Puoliso kaipasi tuolia, se länsimaisessa huoneessa.) Aamiainen oli mieleinen, vaihtoehtoja löytyy kolme ja omia toivomuksiakin meille toteutettiin. Pienellä maksulla järjestyy kuuma kylpy sekä pyykinpesu- ja -kuivatuskone.. Läheltä löytyy ainutlaatuisia […] paikallisia ruokapaikkoja (kysy henkilökunnalta suositukset) joissa selviää vaikka suomenkielellä - henkilökunta luultavasti. puhuu vain japania. Mutta maukkaat ruoat tulee eteen ja hintakin tosi kohtuullinen. Edo Sakurassa kaikki toimi kuten toivoisi ja saimme vastauksia ja ohjeita kysymyksiimme. Kannattaa tulostaa mukaan karttapiirros Edo Sakuran sivuilta, se helpottaa paikan löytymistä. Läheisiltä metropysäkeiltä helppo liikkua ympäri Tokiota - tai muualle. Helppo siirtyä myös Naritan kentälle. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Hidden gem as a lovely ryokan"
04/16/14 Lynette0708 Shanghai, China
We have stayed in Edo Sakura for 3 nights, it is bit difficult to find it on the very 1st day but soon all fine. This is a stunning Japanese building, they have a lovely lobby with breakfast area, tea demo room and the onsen room on the ground floor. Out room is tidy and, very Japanese! Bathroom with enough space though we never use it, all 3 nights we used the onsen on the 1st floor, worth it! The breakfast ( Japanese style one) I love them a lot, all staff are polite and more than helpful. Thank you, I had a good stay!
"quiet neighborhood, great staff with fluent English"
03/31/14 NickT310 Taiwan
I stayed at Edo Sakura in Sep '13 for 3 nights. After the previous 2 nights in Keio Plaza Hotel in shinjuku, this is a total different experience. I should have reverse the order of my 2 hotels, then I wouldn't have felt cramped in the Rokan room of Edo. To be fair, it is quite an ok size in terms of Japanese hotels. It is in a nice and quiet residential area. Staff are helpful and speak great English The nearest station Iriya Station on Hibiya Line (3-5 mins) , it's much closer than both Ueno Station or Uguisudani Station on Yamanote Line (15-25 mins).
"the good, the bad and the ugly: clean, modern and hospitable."
03/26/14 Kbaria Sydney, Australia
Place/Time: We visited Edo Sakura during the summer season, September 2013. If my memory serves me right, Edo Sakura is 4 minutes walk from Iriya station, closest train station to the Ryokan, which is a couple of stops from Ueno station. This was our first accommodation out of many, for our first trip to Japan. Ambiance: On the day we checked into Edo Sakura, it was raining. We took a taxi from Yanagari station, which seemed like a bit of a walk from Yanagari station had we decided to walk. Our taxi driver spoke little english as we did Japanese, but we showed him our prepared address in Kanji and he knew where to go straight away. We almost passed it, but once I recognised the building he helped us out with the luggages. The location of Edo Sakura is hidden, it seems to be located in the midst of a quiet neighbourhood. The exterior of Edo Sakura is warm and inviting. After checking in, we gallivanted to Ueno. Walking to the subway we passed by a supermarket, bread shop and abundance of vending machines. Returning back to Edo Sakura however was a problem as we got lost, turning left too soon. Service: As we walked into the entrance, the host (a polite tall man) greeted us in Jap-lish (Nihongo mixed with English), sitting us into the receiving area and promptly offering us warm tea and snack. After that, he politely gave us the bill for the night. We made the payment and he showed us to our room, carrying both our luggages with him. We booked a Japanese styled room accommodating 2 people, to maximise our first Ryokan experience. As we settled into the room, we probed into its spaces. We found complimentary Yukatas for her and for him, as well as tea and coffee. Also, there is step by step instructions on how to set up your own futon. This was an experience. We then discovered our very clean bathroom, it felt brand new and I found the shower light a novelty. The towels felt like they've never been used before. Food: We did not dine at the Ryokan, but they offer breakfast meals if desired. Charge is additional. Occasion: Ideal for couples, backpackers or families who don't want to break the budget, but want a modern Ryokan experience. Pricing: For 1 night, for 2 adults we spent JPY13,750, during the summer season. That is approximately AU$75.00 per person, per night. Edo Sakura set the tone for the standard we expected from the rest of our accommodations in Japan. It was clean, modern and hospitable. We would of loved to stay longer, had we gotten the chance. Though I would of loved to give this experience a 5 out of 5, I found the location inaccessible as we left the next day for our Kyoto trip, as we found ourselves following two helpful school girls who told us to follow them to the Uguisudani station to transfer to Tokyo station for Kyoto. However if you're great at navigating your way around foreign cities and neighbourhoods, enjoy quiet establishments and want a feel of a local accommodation. I would definitely recommend this place for your Ryokan experience.
"Touring Tokyo with Family - Awesome"
03/25/14 RossaJUFRY Singapore, Singapore
We stayed 5days 4nite at Edo Sakura Htl.with.my husband son n daughter in law...It was a great memory as our first experienced in Rokan room especially the Futon bed.The hotel staff receptionist Nobu speak fluent English so do Yoko and Mei which we had a great time chatting with them no doubt I do speak simple Japanese.We enjoyed so much during our stayed as we did visit to Osaka n Kyoto ...we spend 10 days in Japan
"Stunningly decorated and lovely staff"
03/15/14 Shunsuke86 Narita
I stayed in the edo sakura for 4 nights in the winter season. The edo sakura is hidden in some back streets but it makes for a nice quiet sleep. The layout is beautiful with a samurai outfit in the hall, tea ceremony room where you can participate in the tea ceremony at 9.30 every morning which I highly recommend you try and the lovely tea garden right next to the tea ceremony room. The rooms are spacious but with no see through windows. The staff are more than happy to help and very polite. The wifi is very fast aswell. About a 15-20 minute walk to uguisudani train line but if you have time it's no problem. Thoroughly enjoyed my time here and would recommend it to anyone wishing to stay a little back from the hustle and bustle of a big city.
"Perfect to try the Ryokan experience"
03/03/14 05Abril Barcelona, Spain
The Edo Sakura is a very nice traditional hotel, really good to try the Ryokan experience. They have Japanese rooms and western ones, but We tried the Japanese room because we wanted to have the whole experience. Rooms are clean, the staff is friendly and they speak English, but the facilities are maybe too basic and the area is not amazing even you have metro stations nearby.
"marvelous ryokan - in Tokyo - in every respect!"
02/28/14 Edith G Haifa, Israel
I can only praise this wonderful place and I'm so happy we decided to spend four nights here. Edo Sakura is located on a small street in a residential area away from the crowds, yet just a few minutes walk from the nearby Iriya station on the Hibiya Metro line. It is relatively new and a gem! It is a small and friendly hotel with a superb staff that in addition to attending to any and every need is also very proficient in English. We chose to stay in a traditional room with futon and private bathroom. It was comfortable, attractive and immaculate and free wifi is available in each room. There are three options for breakfast - we chose the Japanese. It was delicious and ample, and at our request adjusted to a vegetarian diet. There is a half hour tea ceremony every morning if this intersts you (no charge) as well as a 'public bath' for two available by reservation for a small additional fee. There is also a washer and dryer available to use fora low fee. We arrived our first day by train from Haneda airport and at the JR station took a taxi rather than walking the 15 or so minutes with our luggage . I had a printout with the hotel name and address in Japanese, so the taxi driver found it with no difficulty using his GPS, at a cost that didn't exceed the basic rate of 710 Yen. Staying at Edo Sakura afforded us an opportunity to become a bit more familiar with traditional Japan, something not necessarily in larger 'plastic' hotels. Breakfast is served at two large tables which also enabled friendly encounters with other guests. If you're looking for a personalized stay with caring hosts,this is the place! Highly recommended and I would gladly return give the opportunity to return to Japan.
"1st class service"
02/12/14 Buick54 Perth, Australia
Hotel / ryokan is located in a residential area of suburban Tokyo. Easily accessed by subway from the Iriya station on the Hibiya Line ---- 1 stop from Ueno a large interchange station. Although not in an action location like Shinjuku, it is quite serene around the local area and a much cheaper room rate also. There are some small restaurants and convenience stores around the corner. The big plus of the hotel is the staff. Very friendly,speak good English and can assist you with planning your days activities. A most welcome bonus from most of the Japanese hotels where it is very frustrating sometimes to get them to understand you. Cannot speak highly enough of their service and friendliness -- and can have a good laugh also. We had a japanese style room which was spotless and modern. The hotel is not that old. The only dissapointment was the Japanese style floor chairs which for us were very uncomfortable. Apart from that there was a kettle, fridge, and a great A/C. Our room was 509, even had a small outdoor garden to look out onto which was lit up at night. We were very fortunate to stay at a time when they celebrated some sort of Chinese New Year at the hotel. We were treated to a cultural tea ceremony and special food treat all for no cost. They have an onsen bath but unfortunately we ran out of time to use it. If you want a true Japanese experience with excellent hospitality you need to consider this hotel as an alternative to the bigger chain hotels. It does not take much practice to learn how the train system works to access hotel and Tokyo attractions. We would definately consider staying here if in Tokyo again.
"Excellent service, good location and very good value!"
01/20/14 markdoc_geo Copenhagen, Denmark
My wife and I recently stayed at the Edo Sakura for a week and already plan to make it a stop on our next trip. The hotel is a little distance from the main attractions, in a quiet residential area but it's only a 5 minute walk from the nearest metro station. The payoff for this is that you can guarantee a restful night, even in street-facing rooms. As others have noted, the hotel is immaculately clean, breakfast (which is optional) is tasty - especially the Japanese breakfast - and the japanese style baths (also an optional extra) are excellent for soaking tired muscles after a long day of sight-seeing. But what really makes the place is the staff. From arrival to departure, they were all incredibly welcoming and helpful. At roughly 100 USD per night for 2 people, the Edo Sakura is a steal.
"Christmas in Tokyo"
01/01/14 grassh0pper65 Melbourne, Australia
My family and I met here for 6 days over Christmas. What a fantastic area and such a lovely place to stay. We enjoyed the whole traditional experience, and found it added to the holiday. Breakfasts were delicious and in the evening staff gave us plenty of ideas of where to eat within 5 minutes walk. I also celebrated my birthday here, and it was one of the best nights of the holiday. We dined locally and the chef went out and arrived back with a birthday cake! Edo Sakura is a great place to stay away from the touristy places of central Tokyo.
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