"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
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"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.
"Wonderful ryokan in Iriya"
12/31/13 EHawaii Honolulu, Hawaii
Edo Sakura deserves all the praise the reviewers rave about, so there’s almost no need to say much else except to agree with all the contented guests. One main thing: If you're using the Hibiya line from the Ueno direction, take Exit #4. (Other train lines may of course lead to a different exit.) We learned that in Tokyo the right exit makes all the difference and can mean a short walk versus a long and sometimes confusing walk that could lead nowhere close to where you want to be. Our walk from Exit #4 to the ryokan was probably about 7-8 minutes. From the exit, take left at the main road called Showa-dori. About one-and-a-half blocks away, turn left at Tokyo Mutual Travel Service (which is never open, but the front is covered with five different vending machines--see photo #1), walk just past Mini Stop (colored yellow, blue, and red--see photo #2), then turn right, and Edo Sakura is just down the street. Hopefully, Yoko will be there to welcome you with her warm smile and super-friendly greeting. We chose the Japanese-style room and needed a simple and quick explanation on how to lay out our futons at night. It’s easy and not any trouble at all. The room and entire hotel are super clean. We would stay here again.
"A great place to stay"
12/27/13 CiaraScholte The Hague, The Netherlands
This place is awesome! Very clean, everything new, great staff. I recommend the Japanese Room, you'll get the Japanese Ryokan Experience. Would love to go back next time when I am Tokyo. And do go to the free tea ceremony and the public hot bath.
12/22/13 gohead88 Phoenix, AZ
Stayed 2 nights at Edo Sakura. It was marvelous. Location is excellent, away from all the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Nice and quiet. Easy to find from the train station, a 11 minute walk. The ryokan is on a quiet street, with plenty of restaurants within a 5 minute stroll. Breakfast was excellent, and the room was nice. Owner spoke good English and was very helpful. HIghly recommended.
"Great hotel - authentic Japanese style"
12/18/13 windycitytraveler55 Chicago, Illinois
My sister and I just returned from Toyko where we stayed at the Edo Sakura hotel. We absolutely loved this hotel and were so glad that we found it. It is very convenient to the subway (take the exit 4 from the Iriya station and you will be 3 - 4 blocks from the hotel). It is in a neighborhood which we found delightful. Since the hotel is very close to the subway, we found it very easy to get around Tokyo (you can buy an all day pass for $10 USD) and to Narita. We stayed in one of the traditional Japanese rooms and it was very clean and comfortable. The staff was extremely nice and helpful and they make you feel like family. We had the salmon for breakfast and it was excellent (worth the 800 yen). We attended the traditional tea ceremony and it was very interesting (I had to buy one of the whisks they use to make the tea). In summary, I cannot say enough good things about this hotel and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Tokyo.
"Great place to stay but its not so convienent"
12/09/13 yuri z Penang Island, Malaysia
For our first Tokyo trip, we really wanted to try for traditional japanese room (ryokan), we searched quite sometime until we come across this newly open edo sakura. They have very good service, very friendly staff ( we were served by friendly yoko-san whom speak very good English !) We opted for Japanese style room and the room is splendid ! (the rooms are beautifully decorated and very clean ) For Japanese style room we have the chance to laid out our own bed (futon) which is something very new and we are glad to get a chance to sleep like the Japanese ! Room are bigger compare to other hotel we stayed ~ They even have a public bath for 500yen per session for 40 mins (max 2 person), worth trying (we couldn't even stand for 30mins, but we feel refreshed after the hot bath). For breakfast we need to pay extra 800yen but for such delicious breakfast, it`s worth it ( i have tried their salmon breakfast set , TWICE ) They even provide tea ceremony for free where u get to learn tea making. We have no problem locating the hotel using google map. You can also take the JR line to uguisudani station, but it`ll be quite far from the hotel and the chances of getting lost is higher so we took hibiya line to iriya station* exit 4* ( which is quite near about 3-5 min walk) There is a convenience mart nearby the hotel, just in case you feel hungry. The only weakness for this hotel is it is too far from the city like shinjuku, shibuya and other tourist spot. It is near to ueno zoo tho. Plus hibiya line is a local line and its very inconvenient to look for when u are in shinjuku or shibuya.
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