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|Distance to city centre||4,5 km|
|Nearest airport||Tokyo Narita|
|Distance to airport||54,1 km|
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The room itself was fine - tatami floors; no toilet or shower but a separate nook for a sink area at least; two thin futons; a desk; a TV and air con. Yukatas and slippers were provided, and the shared bath/shower room is actually nice - you can lock the room so it's private, and share it with family members. The bath/shower room is onsen-style, so you hose yourself down first (toiletries and towels are provided) and then get in the always-hot bath. It's like a sauna and it's very relaxing, if a bit grungy in terms of decor. The property is a 20 minute walk from the nearest JR station (Uguisudani), but that station is on the very convenient Yamanote line and only a few stops from Ueno and Akihabara, and there are lots of cheap places to eat in the surrounding area.
First impressions really do make the difference. We arrived at the property to find a run-down looking building next to a garage. You practically walk through the garage (which always had a shirtless man in it, staring at us) to get to the stairs - no ramp or elevator available - to reach reception, whereupon you may be unlucky enough to be greeted by Grumpy Grandpa (as we took to calling him during our stay). Clearly disgruntled at having been called away from his TV show in the adjacent room, Grumpy Grandpa grunted his way through check in, neglecting to tell us the following useful information: where the showers and bathrooms were (the showers were on a different floor, near the common room area, annoyingly); how to connect to the internet (if you have the Japan WiFi app there is a strong connection for it here); and if there was a curfew (this last omission meant we rushed back from a night out when we perhaps hadn't needed to). We found the shared bathroom on our floor - rather laughably there is a cubicle set aside just for women but it's impossible to get into this cubicle without seeing the urinal (and anyone who might be using it) unless you cover your eyes. The entire place is rather dark and seems run-down, and there were yellow stains on the sheets. Staff also entered our room to lay out the futons, despite the fact that we had already done so and had specifically asked them not to - and they moved our things in the process. It's hard to tell how much English staff actually understand - some are better than others, such as the father and granddaughter (presumably - it seems to be a family-run operation), but Grumpy Grandpa gave little indication of having understood us (or even trying to), which was always frustrating.
Near iriya st. Quiet place
The toilet and bathroom of lady guests are so scary . Coz they are located on the underground and this floor is dark and quiet.
Spacious private room
Old property, Considering the # of gaikokojin who stay there, perhaps an English translation of the air-conditioning remote would be a good idea
I have carry my luggage to Taxi, everyone must be careful for the steps from reception to 1st floor. I got fallen down and twist my wrist.
English was hard to communicate. Couldn’t get luggage sent to next location.
Located in Tokyo (Taito), OYO 486 Sakura Ryokan is within a 15-minute walk of Asakusa Shrine and Ueno Park. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, laundry facilities, and an elevator (lift). Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
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Most popular landmarks
- Senso-ji 0,8 km
- Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan 1,2 km
- Ueno Koen 1,5 km
- Ueno Dobutsuen 1,6 km
- Ueno Toshogu 1,7 km
- Shinobazu no Ike 1,9 km
|Tokyo Haneda||18,8 km|
|Tokyo Narita||54,1 km|